Jumeirah Al Qasr: life with a little more class than chaos
- Dubai's Jumeirah Al Qasr has newly-renovated 294 rooms
- The iconic property merges traditional Middle East elegance in the interiors, textures and textiles, holistically integrated with contemporary mod-cons
- As one of five Jumeirah properties that dominate the most idyllic part of Dubai’s coastline, the Jumeirah Al Qasr is its most regal
Thanks mainly to a health serving of nostalgia and CGI, the recent remake of Disney’s Aladdin was a box office success.
However, rather than planning your next imaginary trip to the mythical land of Agrabah, a picturesque ‘live-action’ royal treatment is much closer to home.
As one of five Jumeirah properties that dominate the most idyllic part of Dubai’s coastline, the Jumeirah Al Qasr is its most regal. The iconic property can add 294 newly-renovated rooms with traditional Middle East elegance in the interiors, textures and textiles, holistically integrated with contemporary mod-cons, the old and the new create a modern, yet mystical vibe that give you the experience of staying as a guest in a royal Arabian palace. In fact, ‘Al Qasr’ even translates to ‘palace’.
For a low-key staycation, the Ocean Deluxe is the perfect starting point, but if you are after bragging rights, the Presidential and Royal Suites claim best view.
With freedom to roam across any of Jumeirah's beachside properties (except the Burj Al Arab), we'd suggest starting your day with breakfast at Arboretum for the freshest fruit salad this side of the tropics; practice the art of lying prone by the pool; take shelter from the midday sun in Souk Madinat Jumeriah where carpet buying is an insider favourite; stroll along the seafront for lunch at Rockfish (go hungry – the chilled seafood platter is exquisite); paddle board your way around the Burj; walk to Jumeirah al Naseem to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project; wind down with a starlit abra ride for dinner at Pad Thai, or watch the waterways from the candlelit terrace at The Hide steakhouse.
Relaxed, refined and truly sublime, and if doesn’t require you to take a magic carpet there either.
Jumeirah Al Qasr, Dubai. AED990 per night. jumeriah.com