The newest addition to the Jumeirah portfolio, Jumeirah Al Naseem, is tucked away on the city’s longest stretch of private beach and brings a fresh feel of excitement to Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai. Inspiring and restful, contemporary and culturally connected, it brings a wave of vibrancy and energy that reflects the Dubai of Today. Step inside, admire the light, airy lobby, its modern Arabian design and Emirati artwork on display. Jumeirah Al Naseem offers 430 spacious guestrooms and marks the completion of Madinat Jumeirah resort. It joins the grand Jumeirah Al Qasr, the peaceful and recently renovated Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and the exquisite summerhouses of Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf.
Guest Rooms and Suites
The name Al Naseem translates to ‘a gentle sea breeze’ and reflects the hotel’s theme where the ‘outside is invited in.’ The contemporary interior design of the spacious guest rooms is inspired by sand dunes, blue skies, sea breeze and Dubai’s heritage of pearl diving and Bedouin traditions. Warm and inviting, energetic and inspiring, the hotel is ideal for the adventurous traveller looking for an authentic yet luxurious escape. Authentic Arabian culture and design elements are re-imagined, delivering a strong sense of place and the Jumeirah STAY DIFFERENT™ brand promise. The stunning choice of rooms and suites include 12 specifically designed Family Suites. Ocean Suites, two Presidential Suites and a Royal Suite can be found on the highest floor of the hotel with magnificent views. All rooms feature generous bathrooms, touches of contemporary Arabic décor and fabulous walk-in showers. The balconies and extended terraces offer views of the sea, landscaped gardens, swimming pools and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The hotel is located so close to the water that the sound of the sea reaches the guest rooms, open terraces and outdoor restaurants.
The Dubai of today theme extends throughout the hotel – from the art pieces on the walls, to the sculptures in the hotel entrance to the abayas the female Emirati colleagues wear, every aspect tells a story. The abaya designs were exclusively designed in Al Naseem inspired tones by local luxury fashion brand Slouchy’Z and reflect today’s contemporary Arab style.
The large stainless steel sculptures in the hotel’s entrance and lobby are designed by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej and tell the story of Dubai. The commission reflects both the contemporary nature of the hotel’s design and celebrates modern Emirati culture. Born in 1968, Mattar Bin Lahej used to play football with his friends on the same stretch of pristine beach where Jumeirah Al Naseem now lies.
Emirati contemporary art also features in the design of the resort’s luxurious fleet of golf buggies, used to transport guests around Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Decorated by patterns created by Emirati artists, in collaboration with Dubai Culture and Brand Dubai, the buggies help to further tell the Dubai story – inspired by Arabic calligraphy, Emirati women, local sea life and traditions.
As for the exterior, the hotel’s lush gardens and landscaping were designed by Bill Bensley – a world-famous architect and landscape designer who graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has dedicated his career to designing luxury hotels around the world which often incorporates elements of the local environment. At Jumeirah Al Naseem, the pools and gardens border the sandy beach and there are over 1,000 palm trees of 14 different species in the gardens and courtyards which provides shade, pockets of privacy and peacefulness.
From the 7th century, many Arabs travelled and settled across the Mediterranean and left behind a strong legacy in architecture, art, fashion and cuisine. In a tribute to this, the eight restaurants and bars in Jumeirah Al Naseem follow the Arabian Explorer theme and provide guests and visitors an opportunity to discover the region’s past.
Al Mandhar Lounge which translates to ‘amazing views,’ is a tribute to the venue’s spectacular vista of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf. Sit back in this bright, light lounge and explore a fusion of French and Moroccan snacks including Bocadillos, Bisteeya and a selection of creative mint teas.
The Palmery, inspired by the gardens designed by the Arabs during their times in Morocco, southern Spain and Tunisia, offers a wide selection of international favourites, in a combination of buffet and sharing styles.
For tempting and healthy pool side options head to Kalsa Pool Bar – named after the area of Palermo where the Khalifa lived when Sicily was an Emirate. From deliciously tempting flatbreads to easy-to-eat by the pool ‘bowl foods’ comprising salad greens, grains and super foods.
A unique beach front location and eclectic interior design compete for attention in Rockfish, a seafood restaurant offering Mediterranean classics with a twist of Arabia. Sample oysters, enjoy crudo, (the Italian version of sushi) and seafood specialties such as grouper, octopus, turbot, mackerel, squid and prawns.
Ambar is a rooftop bar with incredible views over the resort offering contemporary Arabic mezze and a large selection of cocktails.
The Summersalt Beach Club is the place to go for lazy beach days. The culinary concept is themed around the Spice Route followed by the Arab explorers, serving dishes from around the world themed across four types of spices.
Located next to the hotel’s adult-only swimming pool, Sugarmash is inspired by the future Arab explorer, bringing pool side cocktails and snacks. External restaurants are also set to open – From New York, artisan burgers at Black Tap; Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai, the first outpost of Il Borro in Tuscany, which is an estate owned by the Ferragamo family, a Philippe Starck-designed Japanese Katsuya and the popular Dubai-grown brand Flamingos by Tasha’s.
For a fun and vibrant atmosphere head to Sugarmash, tucked away by the resort’s adult only pool. Try poke and huli huli chicken which are sure to complete this venue’s tropical vibe.
Ambar is the place to go for Modern Arabic Mezze and it also offers cocktails, shisha and typical Middle Eastern favourites all with a modern twist.
The floral displays were masterminded by Kally Ellis’ “McQueens Florists of London.” The former banker turned florist now runs the $6 million business. The colour palette comprises mainly white flowers, muted pinks, blues and crèmes in keeping with the hotel’s décor. Guests will be welcomed by a beautiful display in the lobby set on three large feature tables. Each display takes around two hours to make and installation takes a further three hours. To ensure the arrangements are ready for guests in the morning, this all happens in the middle of the night by seven team members who also refresh the flowers daily.
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Children and teens can become ‘Young Explorers’ at Jumeirah Al Naseem and learn basic words of Arabic in the Kids Club. They will also have fun making the most of complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ and exploring the local varieties of trees and shrubs native to the area in the hotel’s gardens.
A one-of-a-kind custom designed, seawater-fed turtle lagoon has been created within the hotel to accommodate the turtles cared for by the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project. The discovery trail that surrounds it provides hotel guests and visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the species it cares for and the project itself.
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