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The Best Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai Revealed!

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The Jumeirah Hotel chain is one of the best in the world. Operating for more than two decades in 8 different countries, wherever you are, a Jumeirah hotel is a great choice.

Despite the great success the hotel chain has across the world, it has seen unparalleled success in its home city of Dubai. Add this to the fact that Dubai is fast becoming one of the most visited cities on the earth; and you’re sure not to be disappointed with a Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai.

However, when it comes down to choice of hotel, there are a lot of important factors to consider; especially so when there are 10 different Jumeirah Hotels to choose from!

So let’s dive right in and take a look at hotel locations, ratings, prices, facilities and more to reveal the best Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai!

*There are also three aparthotels which belong to the Jumeirah Group which we have excluded in this comparison. For more information visit Jumeirah.com*

List of Jumeirah Hotels in Dubai and Locations

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Jumeirah Hotels

When most people think of Jumeirah Hotels in Dubai they picture the above, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab.

Little do they know is that in the middle of the two, sits Madinat Jumeirah, with Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam all based here.

That’s six of the hotels right there, sat on the gorgeous Jumeirah Beach. So now for the other four and their locations:

The 10 hotels are situated across 4 different area’s; Jumeirah Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Za’abeel and Dubai Creek. So which of the 4 is the best location? You’re about to find out.

Which Jumeirah Hotel has the Best Location?

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Jumeirah Beach

To judge which hotel is in the best location let’s first take a brief look at the 4 areas.

Jumeirah Beach

Probably the easiest location to make a case for. Golden sands and unrivalled views of the Arabian gulf make Jumeirah Beach one of the most sought after holiday hotspots in Dubai.

Other benefits of this area include:

The one downside to Jumeirah Beach would be the lack of access to the Dubai metro. However, taxi’s are cheap and there are a few bus stops dotted close by.


Za’abeel is located in the middle of Dubai which means access to each and every area is within easy reach. The downside to staying in Za’abeel would be the lack of beach access at your fingertips.

Benefits of this area include:

  • Quick and Easy to Reach Both Downtown Dubai and Dubai Creek
  • Generally a Cheaper Area to Eat & Drink Out Compare to Jumeirah Beach
  • Close Proximity to Dubai Metro

Dubai Creek

Named “River Zara” by the ancient Greeks and a huge part of Dubai’s fishing heritage, Dubai Creek is now one of the best places to live and vacation in the UAE.

Best known for museums, water taxi’s and floating restaurants, Dubai Creek has a lot to offer visiting travellers.

Benefits of the area include:

  • Close Proximity to Dubai Airport
  • Incredible Views of the Creek from Most Hotels
  • Restaurants and Bars at the Plenty
  • Close to Deira for a Real Taste of UAE Culture
  • More Affordable than Typical Holiday Destinations of JBR, Jumeirah Beach and Palm Jumeriah

Palm Jumeirah

Probably the most famous island in the world, Palm Jumeirah is a manmade archipelago full of hotels, restaurants, malls, beaches and more! The only downside to this island is the distance from mainland Dubai and the many fantastic attractions, however, The Palm has most of it’s own to offer.

Benefits include:

  • All hotels have their own private beaches
  • The view from The Palm back into Dubai is mind blowing
  • The quality of hotels on The Palm are some of the best in the world
  • Due to the design, the waters are calm and warm for swimming
  • The major attraction of Atlantis Lost World and Aquaventure are close by
  • The Palm Metro gives you an incredible overview in a short space of time

Overall, all 4 areas have their own benefits but when it comes to a vacation you can’t look beyond Jumeirah Beach and Palm Jumeirah. However, Jumeirah Beach edges it for the best location due to it’s easier access to the rest of Dubai.

Verdict: Jumeirah Beach

Trip Advisor Ratings

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What’s the first thing most of us do after we have found a hotel we like? Check the ratings!

Trip Advisor is one of the leading hotel review sites in the world and that’s why we are using their ratings in this comparison.

So which Jumeirah Hotel has the best ratings?

HotelTrip Advisor Rating
Jumeirah Beach Hotel4.5/5
Burj Al Arab4.5/5
Jumeirah Al Naseem4.5/5
Jumeirah Al Qasr4.5/5
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf5/5
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam5/5
Jumeirah Emirates Towers4.5/5
Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre4.5/5
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel4.5/5
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray4.5/5

Quite incredibly, non of the Jumeirah hotels have a TripAdvisor rating of less than 4.5/5! However, when it comes down to the best, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam are the winners with full marks!

Verdict: Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf / Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Jumeirah Hotels Average Prices

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Madinat Jumeirah Hotels

After location and ratings we next need to take a look at the average price per room for 2 adults. For this we used Jumeirah.com and found the cheapest rate from.

HotelPrice Per Night (from)
Burj Al Arab4,002AED
Jumeirah Beach Hotel900AED
Jumeirah Al Naseem2,250AED
Jumeirah Al Qasr1,890AED
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf1,125AED
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam 1,125AED
Jumeirah Emirates Towers 425AED
Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre 600AED
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel 550AED
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray 1,050AED

The city hotels such as World Trade Centre, Emirates Towers and Creekside are far more affordable than the beach hotels which is expected. The most expensive of the lot was Burj Al Arab which is not surprising considering its presence in the hotel world.

Of the beach hotels, Jumeirah Beach Hotel was the cheapest but overall, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is the most affordable of the bunch.

Verdict: Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Which Jumeirah Hotel has the Best Facilities.

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One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing your hotel is things to do & facilities. Unless you are an avid sun bather who likes reading books by the pool every day (and in which case we advice choosing a cheap beach hotel).

So let’s start at the top and work our way through all of the main facilities at each Jumeirah hotel.

Burj Al Arab
Despite it’s 7 star rating and playing host to some of the best rooms and restaurants in Dubai, Burj Al Arab doesn’t stop at chilled out luxury. On top of the 9 different restaurants, 5 swimming pools and spa, the hotel offers a variety of water sports including:

  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Kneeboards
  • Kayaks
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Yacht Rental

The hotel also offers sight seeing tours to places in Dubai such as; Art Galleries, Bird Watching, Gold Souks, Museums and more.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The biggest pull of any Jumeirah Hotel is definitely the free access to Wild Wadi Water Park, and Jumeirah Beach Hotel is the closest to it. For shopaholics, The Mall is just across the street too! On top of the private beach, 6 pools, 7 tennis courts and kids club, there are a variety of other things to do at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Jumeirah Al Naseem
Jumeirah Al Naseem is situated at Madinat Jumeirah, offering many bars, restaurants and souks. This hotel also comes with complementary unlimited access to Wild Wadi Water Park too. The hotel also hosts 5 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, rock climbing and a theatre. Like all Jumeirah Hotels, there is also a kids club too.

Jumeirah Al Qasr / Dar Al Masyaf & Mina A’Salam
The facilities available at these hotels mirror that of the Jumeirah Al Naseem.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Just minutes away from Downtown Dubai, J.E.T is the perfect budget city hotel whilst still providing 5 star accommodation. The facilities here are limited in comparison to the Madinat Jumeirah hotels. However, there is still a pool, fitness centre, garden and 11 dining and nightlife venues with incredible views of Dubai city.

Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre
Jumeirah Living offers the perfect blend of hotel service whilst offering furnished apartments. Great for families who want some space to relax and cater for themselves. The hotel also allows pets! On top of this make sure you take advantage of the rooftop pool and gymnasium.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Local attractions to the Creekside hotel include Gold Souk (15 mins) and Dubai Creek Golf Course (10 mins). Other than this, the hotel has 2 outdoor pools, 5 restaurants, a gym and spa. The property also has 4 tennis courts and 2 squash courts and is puppy friendly!

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
One downside to staying on The Palm is the seclusion from the main city. However, the benefits outweigh the cons with fantastic hotels like Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and incredible facilities.

  • Private Beach
  • Infinity Pool
  • 2 Jacuzzi’s
  • Children’s Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Private Cinema
  • Kids Club
  • Watersports

Verdict: Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Which Jumeirah Hotel Has the Best Rooms?

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Royal Suite at Burj Al Arab

Hands down, the rooms available at the Burj Al Arab are by far the best. The rooms are huge and luxurious with incredible views of the city and Arabian gulf. However, most of you reading this may be put off by the price of staying at this 7 star hotel, so which Jumeirah Hotel has the 2nd best rooms?

Many of the other Jumeirah Hotels have similar styled rooms. The most basic of the bunch is the Ocean Deluxe which varies between 50m2 and 60m2 depending on the hotel. However, the Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf offers visitors something different with their summerhouse styled accommodation. The Ocean Deluxe Summerhouse is the best of the bunch in our opinion!

Verdict: Burj Al Arab / Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

Which Jumeirah Hotel is Better for Families?

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All of the Jumeirah Hotels have great facilities and keeping the kids entertained should never be an issue.

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel seems to do families better than most other hotels in Dubai though. This hotel appears to be designed specifically for families with the large open spaces in the gardens and beach, multiple swimming pools, enthralling kids club and Ocean Family Deluxe rooms.

Verdict: Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Which Jumeirah Hotel is Better for Couples?

This one can be a difficult choice. It would depend on what you are searching for in a couples hotel in Dubai. For those wanting to taste the city, Downtown Dubai is the place to be and therefore Jumeirah Emirates Towers would be the best choice.

On the other-hand, if you’re looking for beach romance in a luxury chilled out setting, then Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf would be the best choice. The Madinat Jumeirah Hotels have the feel of 1,001 Arabian Nights and the rooms here are luxurious and romantic too. The Malikaya Villas are perfect for couples.

Access the Villas via water taxi and enjoy the 24 hour butler service as well as the private beach at this perfect couples retreat. There is a reason why it rates 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor!

Verdict: Jumeirah Emirates Towers for the City / Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf for Romance


Overall the Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf edges it as The Best Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai. Close behind on the aspects we looked at were Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Emirates Towers.

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