Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

A chic seafront retreat in Dubai

Sitting like a pearl on the coast, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai invites you into an elegant contemporary space that is bright and airy by day, and intriguing by night, lit up with romantic, shimmering lights.

As you walk in to the lobby, you can’t help but be awestruck by the subtle drama of crystal and light created by the canopies of 14 bronze metal trees that rise over you. Serene pools leading to a wall of windows echo a secret Asian garden sanctuary.

Here, and elsewhere around the hotel, the attention to detail is outstanding. The grandeur, while unmistakable and impressive, is never overbearing and is well-suited to the property’s seafront vibe.

The hotel’s 178 rooms and 78 suites are spacious, but the beautiful villas are extra sumptuous, with colorful rooftops that lead up to the striking skyline. Six top-notch dining venues, a tranquil spa and palm-fringed pool make this a worthy retreat in the heart of Dubai.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai’s beachfront location is fantastic. A private stretch of sand lets you take full advantage of the waterfront perch, while a city-center address puts you within arm’s reach of Dubai’s Al Fahidi heritage district, Al Seef creekside retail district, beachfront shopping and dining at La Mer and popular sights like Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Marina.
  • The Jeffrey Wilkes-designed space lends a sense of place to the posh property that is right at home in multicultural, modern Dubai. Design elements take inspiration from the Jumeirah hotel’s seaside location and the heritage of the Middle East, while other features evoke the vibrant color palette of the Mediterranean and tasteful Asian influences.
  • The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai is a highlight: a cavern-like escape with private relaxation pods and a range of treatments drawing on influences from Asian and Arabian heritage. A hammam suite adds Middle Eastern flair to your spa session.
  • The spacious Club Lounge (exclusively for those staying in Club Rooms and Suites) is a bright, modern venue with an open-plan kitchen; a cozy drawing room; and private spaces for working, socializing and relaxing. Other than enjoying breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and canapés in this chic space, you also have private check-in and checkout here.
  • The Dubai hotel offers remarkable dining experiences. Trendy Japanese steakhouse Netsu’s live cooking stations create a theatrical ambiance, while sixth-floor Tasca by renowned chef José Avillez serves up Portuguese cuisine with modern pizzazz.

Things to Know

  • The Fitness & Wellness Centre and Movement Studio, with Italian luger Sandra Gasparini at its helm, provides strength and functional training as well as beach classes during the week.
  • Little Nomads kids’ club keeps your little ones occupied with a flurry of activities. A treehouse allows for indoor fun, while a climbing wall and splash zones bring the good times outdoors.
  • Partake in complimentary water sports such as kayaking and paddle-boarding.
  • The room service options might be among the most extensive in Dubai. There are four separate menus, one each for Middle Eastern, Asian, healthy and international cuisine.

The Rooms

  • Guest rooms and suites are designed with muted, earthy tones and vibrant accents of orange, cobalt, turquoise and gold that are especially pleasant against the backdrop of the sea through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • The accommodations carry an understated elegance, with luxe touches like Moroccan rugs, Lebanese mother-of-pearl, Persian travertine, Statuario marble, wood floors and rich textures and patterns from around the world that come together to create bright and relaxing spaces.
  • Rooms and suites afford sea or city views. Plus, all water-facing rooms feature balconies. Bathrooms come with a dual vanity, freestanding tubs and Natura Bissé toiletries.
  • To make the most of the property’s waterfront locale, book the Mandarin Sea Front Suite that comes with a spacious master bedroom, separate living and dining areas, and a wraparound balcony that overlooks the Arabian Gulf. The spacious bathroom comes with a walk-in shower, steam room and a freestanding bath with sweeping ocean vistas.

The Restaurants

  • Japanese steakhouse Netsu by Australian chef Ross Shonhan (former head chef at London’s Zuma and Nobu’s Dallas outpost) serves up warayaki cuisine that is prepared using a traditional technique of straw fire cooking. While sushi and sashimi lovers won’t be disappointed, the highlight — other than the theatrical live cooking in the open kitchen — is the warayaki-grilled wagyu.
  • Bar Netsu is a great place to sip on Japanese-inspired cocktails and artisanal sake with recommendations provided by the sake sommelier.
  • Tasca by José Avillez turns out contemporary Portuguese cuisine in a trendy setting with striking views of the Dubai hotel’s infinity pool and the Arabian Gulf. Recommended dishes include the blue fin tuna tartare, Algarve prawns ceviche and grilled scarlet shrimp.
  • At The Bay, savor international cuisine ranging from Middle Eastern and Indian to Italian and Japanese, either indoors in the brasserie-style dining room or on the terrace overlooking the beach. Try the ceviche and the tandoori tiger prawns.
  • Take afternoon tea and refreshments at the lobby’s Noor Lounge. Or head outdoors to poolside lounge Sun Vibe for light, nutritious meals and cocktails, brought to your lounger or private cabana.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Jumeira 1, Jumeirah Beach Road, PO Box 62092, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DXB (14-22 min)   DWC (40-50 min)   AUH (1 h 5 min-1 h 25 min)  
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