Capturing the spirit of Dubai, there are few places that define luxury as well as Jumeirah. Exploring the wonders of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Al Naseem, and Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, singer Layla Kardan embarks on a mapped-out tour of the iconic architecture, breathtaking views, and signature experiences that make a Jumeirah stay second to none.
Stretching out 100m into the gulf, the Burj Al Arab Terrace offers unparalleled horizon views and the optimal spot for the Dubai-based artist to unwind with an issue of Vogue Arabia and catch the last few rays of sunlight. With one freshwater and one saltwater pool, four Jacuzzis, 32 butler-serviced cabanas, and a new restaurant Sal, no request is a leap too far for the iconic seven-star property’s outdoor destination. Atop its breathtaking terrace, the Burj Al Arab has welcomed chef Marco Garfagnini’s Michelin-starred expertise to Sal. The stunning views of the clear azure waters across the scope of the Arabian Gulf, along with the Burj Al Arab’s infinity pool and uninterrupted sunsets, provide the perfect accompaniment to Sal’s mouthwatering menu. Inspired by flavors from the Iberian Peninsula, Garfagnini has curated a delectable experience of fish and seafood to revel in. The Terrace also provides an artificial reef and shade for marine life while inside Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, you can find a turtle rehabilitation sanctuary where rescued sea turtles are nursed before being released back into the wild.
Accessible by traditional abra, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf features summer-house living atop meandering waterways that harken back to earlier eras of the Middle East. Kardan hops on board the wooden boat to explore the tranquil Madinat Jumeirah escape, which offers the perfect setting for complimentary sundowners. Once you’ve had your fill of the community courtyards and the sounds of its trickling fountain, it’s time to return to your subtly opulent room adorned with elements from the region’s rich cultural heritage.
Next, following the map to the historically vibrant district of Umm Suqeim, Kardan heads to Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Presidential Suite, with its chic 1970s interiors, two open-plan bedrooms, and adjoining terrace that overlooks the ocean for some of the best views in the city. Summersalt, the beach club experience, brings together beachfront relaxation, innovative cuisine, and expert mixology for a vibe that encourages all-day enjoyment by the water that can easily turn into an unmissable evening out.
Jumeirah is offering the perfect escape with up to 15% discount on bookings made before November 30, 2020 on stays of three nights or more, and up to 20% discount on stays of seven nights. The offer includes exclusive privileges and further discounts on dining and wellness services among the tranquil settings of a participating Jumeirah hotel. Jumeirah One Members can also save an additional 5% and are entitled to a complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability, to further elevate their stay.
Direction and editing: Jhenyfy Muller
Synchronized swimmers: Isabelle Lauvernier Tan, Zsofia Peres, and Daria Galkin
Styling: Celia-Jane Ukwenya
Creative direction and production: Camilla Fitz-Patrick
Hair and makeup: Melanie Meyer and Michel Kiwarkis
Music: Criminal Romantics Records