Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HOTEL CHECKS DUBAI, part 3, Madinat Jumeirah


MADINAT JUMEIRAH is a large resort with three separate hotels all interconnected by water canals with boat shuttles. The outdoor area is beautifully landscaped and must be a paradise world for children.

The hotel was completely full but we managed to see a Deluxe Room in Al Qasr (The Palace); it is 55 sqm, with balcony, and can take two extra beds. They have lots of connecting rooms but will not confirm that you get one until check in. Al Qasr and The Palace each have 292 rooms.

We also saw one of the 29 summer houses that create the elite area Dar Al Masyaf. The summer houses hold 9 to 11 rooms. Each has a welcome lobby area with a butler. Every evening they have happy hour with complimentary drinks. Three summer houses (27-33 rooms) share one pool area. The Gulf Summer houses are the closest to the beach and these buildings house 11 rooms. The rooms in the summer houses start at a generous 60-65 sqm.

View over to the famous Burj al Arab.

Who should stay?

Families who are looking for a big resort with lots of facilities including the Wadi water park for children, watersports, and 44 restaurants and bars. Forty-four places to choose from, offering different cuisines and exotic drinks!


The water park is great. For smaller children this water park is probably more suitable then Aquaventure at Atlantis. On site you find a souk with 75 shops and Talise Spa melding traditional ideas with international techniques; health club with trainers; hair salon. Watersports include windsurfing, sailing, diving and banana boat. Free wifi in the lobby. Free cable internet in the rooms.


Not a boutique hotel. A huge 5 star resort with two big hotels and summer houses. The guests have a great experience, with plenty to do on site, including a waterpark that also suits smaller children.

Note: In blog style we have used our own informal snapshots by mobile phone.