Where: Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai
The Lowdown: Nestled on a massive private beach just steps from the city’s most famous promenade, the Walk on JBR, The Ritz Carlton is the perfect escape whilst still remaining at the heart of new Dubai. The hotel has perfectly amalgamated the atmosphere of a French Riveria with the authenticity of Arabian hospitality, where you can take in the seaside views of the Arabian Gulf whilst breathing in the scent of traditional qahwa (coffee) and bokhour (incense).
With low-rise Meditteranean style buildings perfectly complementing the graceful interiors, the resort embodies the delicate authenticity of an Arabian chalet in the summer, not veering far from the sophistication the hospitality offers. Don’t be fooled by its relaxed vibes as the space also encourages you to keep active what with its four tennis courts, six swimming pools, and expansive gym.
Stylish Eats: With an award-winning gastronomic reputation, The Ritz Carlton, Dubai’s 9 restaurants feature hand-picked menu items prepared by some of the city’s most respected chefs. Head to Splendido for a delectable and authentic Italian dining experience. Enjoy traditional Thai, Japanese, and Chinese food at the Blue Jade, where you’ll feel like you’re adventuring around Southeast Asia. Even take a journey along London’s underground stations at London Social Brunch, where you can discover the flavors of Little Beirut while also feasting upon British classics such as Fish n’ Chips and Yorkshire Pudding.
Suite Talk: With exactly 294 rooms and suites, the hotel contains an expansive selection of spaces which all overlook the hotel’s luscious gardens and beach from a secluded balcony. Influenced by traditional Middle Eastern décor these luxury rooms will provide the utmost essence of Dubai. From Deluxe Guest Rooms to the Presidential Suite the Ritz has got you covered on whatever level of luxury you may require. As pictured above, the hotel also offers a Royal Suite which has a bathroom with a rain shower and jacuzzi, meaning you won’t have to trek out to the spa for a relaxing break from the city’s toils. In fact, the Presidential Suite contains an in-suite wellness spa experience giving you ultimate leisure all while you’re in the comfort of your own bed.
Vogue Verdict: The perfect dose of seclusion if you still want to bask in cosmopolitan Dubai.