Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Recommended for:
- Families with teenagers, Foodies, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Romance
Expert review of Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
The Jumeirah Beach Residences and The Walk promenade may be among the city’s newer, fancier places to enjoy an alfresco latte or take the dog for a beachside stroll, but before they arrived, the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah was the Dubai Marina area’s prime location. Despite having been overtaken by the high-rises that have sprung up over the past few years, it’s still got all the trimmings for a perfect beach break (but now with a few more restaurants closer to hand).
The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is not, as the name could well suggest, in the area known as Jumeirah, which is about 15 minutes drive up the coast. Its actual location is in the Dubai Marina, an area of mainly residential high-rises that have spread inland. The hotel is just off The Walk, a sand-coloured promenade littered with cafés and restaurants and something of a catwalk at times. The Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah are about 10 minutes taxi drive away, while the Burj Khalifa will take about 20 minutes. The airport is about 30 minutes drive away.
The rooms are slightly old-fashioned, with beige walls and light-wood furnishing offset by a somewhat dated blue carpet. Each comes with a balcony offering views over The Walk promenade and nearby towers, although you can upgrade to a Deluxe Room Plus with full or partial sea views.
Much like the rooms, the main public areas, including the lobby, are slightly dated.
For a slice of Italian sophistication, BiCE – the local outpost of the international brand – is considered Dubai’s best. Aside from a preposterous array of olive oils, there’s a menu that goes way beyond pasta and pizza, and all served in a rather grand interior. Dubai’s tango fans head to Pachanga, the hotel’s Latin America eatery, where a variety of meat and seafood is followed by vibrant floor show (including free dance lessons on Wednesdays). The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah also has several decent bars.
Naturally, the hotel has its own private stretch of well-kept sand, laid out with sunbeds and parasols and with attendants at hand to distribute towels and water. Should the waters of the Gulf be a little too warm, there’s a moderately-sized outdoor pool closer to the hotel. There’s also a well-stocked fitness centre and health club, plus spa.
Generally excellent, although it's worth getting up early to secure a sunbed so as to avoid any arguments later in the day when they've all gone.
The hotel is mainly popular with Western tourists, although at weekends many local residents pay to use the hotel's private beach.
A Deluxe Room with sea-views can sleep two adults and one child. If breakfast isn't included in the room rate, it costs184 dirhams extra for two.
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- Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool
- Dubai Marina