The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Spanish-Moorish elegance done with restraint

You may not think “serene” when you envision a family-friendly beach resort, but with 294 extra spacious rooms and a private stretch of sand, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is poised to please. Situated along The Walk at JBR (the UAE’s largest shopping and dining promenade), this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star stay offers the best of a beach vacation without keeping you too far removed from the city sights.

Six sparkling swimming pools, nine restaurants and bars, four tennis courts and an array of water sports in the Arabian Gulf allow you to enjoy fun in the sun any way you like.

Our Inspector's Highlights
  • If you're craving an authentic Dubai adventure, then look no further than the Four-Star hotel's concierge. Sand skiing, desert driving, paragliding, sailing and falconry tours are just a few of the excursions the hotel's helpful staff can help you arrange. 
  • Blending European traditions with Eastern techniques, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a serene respite from the beach or Dubai's famous nightlife. Opt for a locally inspired indulgence, such as the Arabia Felix that combines rose water, Dead Sea salt and camel milk to create a full body relaxation experience. 
  • The family-friendly resort boasts a fun and educational Ritz Kids program, the perfect option for weary parents looking for a night out.  
  • Every one of the hotel's 294 rooms and suites faces the ocean (though not all offer gulf views), ensuring a restful night's sleep even with The Walk at JBR just outside. 
Things to Know
  • The club level rooms are worth the splurge at this Dubai hotel. In addition to a stellar location on the third-floor and ocean views, you'll enjoy access to the club lounge and its complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day — the 8 p.m. chocolates are an extra special treat. 
  • If you need a break from the desert sun, the resort boasts a well-equipped fitness center that also offers personal training and group classes.
  • While the hotel offers 24-hour complimentary valet parking, you can forgo your own set of wheels and just hop on the hotel's shuttle to visit the Mall of the Emirates and its indoor ski slope. 
The Rooms
  • Starting at a spacious 538 square feet, even the most basic accommodations (Deluxe Rooms) offer furnished private patios or terraces, walk-in closets and a comfortable indoor seating area. 
  • Luxurious marble bathrooms offer double vanities, spacious rain showers and plenty of extra outlets.
  • Most accommodations at this luxury hotel are able to be interconnected, creating larger family-friendly suites. 
  • Three especially sumptuous suites (Emirate, Royal and Presidential) provide exceptionally luxurious stays with 2,368 square feet of space and ocean views. Best for entertaining, the Emirate Suite offers an oversized terrace with extra seating and an entirely touch-panel controlled space, while the Royal Suite, with a full kitchen, large bathrooms and a surround sound system, is best for families. 
The Restaurants
  • Nine distinct dining venues provide nearly unlimited options for you to enjoy during your Dubai stay. Whether you're looking for fresh grilled fish with your toes in the sand or elegant Italian cuisine, you'll find it all at The Ritz-Carlton. 
  • One of the property's most popular restaurants, Splendido offers authentic Italian dishes and stellar service in a chic and stylish dining room. 
  • Taste your way across Asia at Blue Jade, where chef Ta Van composes elegant dishes that feature the flavors of his native Vietnam as well as those of Thailand, Singapore, Japan and China. On Wednesdays, you can enjoy an elegant dim sum happy hour, while Sundays feature a special sushi presentation. 
  • Dine under the stars at Amaseena, an alfresco buffet eatery that captures the flavors of Arabia, from the cuisine to the Bedouin-inspired tents. After dinner, choose from a selection of more than 20 flavors of shisha while you enjoy live music and belly dancing. 
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Jumeirah Beach Residence, PO Box 26525, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DXB (24-35 min)  
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