What: Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Perfect For: Locals looking for the ultimate urban getaway or design aficionados who want to experience life in a chic and polished environment.
What Not to Miss: Sunset drinks at Ambar; a scrumptious seafood dinner at Rockfish; and afternoon tea at Al Mandhar Lounge, already a favorite of Dubai’s elite.
Insider’s Tip: Enjoy the beach for a photo op in front of the Burj Al Arab but to truly relax, escape to the lovely – and very quiet – adults-only pool.
The Vogue Verdict: Madinat Jumeirah’s has long been one of Dubai’s top tourist destinations, especially for families and those looking for some R&R. The latest addition to its portfolio of five-star properties, Jumeirah Al Nasseem, which opened late last year, is a design-driven resort with a boutique and cozy feel, where you can unwind in a contemporary setting that also nods to its Arab heritage. From the lovely floral arrangements, courtesy of McQueens-trained Executive Housekeeper Saskia Polhout, to the chic uniforms of the female staff, designed by Dubai-based label Slouchy’Z, every single element of the hotel oozes an understated sense of whispered luxury thank makes it stand out among its siblings next door. The sense of lightness in the design of the common areas extends to the rooms and suites, most of them equipped with balconies and verandahs overlooking the beach or one of the pools.
Jumeirah Al Naseem is on Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai. For bookings visit the site.