Swap fast-paced city living for beach action and plenty of relaxation at JA The Resort in Dubai
Watch the crowded Dubai skyline disappear in the rear-view mirror as you swap the metropolitan lifestyle for an infinitely more relaxed experience at JA The Resort, Jebel Ali Beach, Dubai.
A landmark for five-star hospitality for almost four decades, there’s a delightful duo of hotels to choose from with the award-winning JA Beach Hotel offering family-centric fun from dusk ‘til dawn, while the sophisticated all-suite JA Palm Tree Court is made for romantic getaways.
The name says it all at JA Beach Hotel where the action is centered around the 800-metre stretch of golden sandy beach. Splash, stay and play with banana boat rides, and windsurfing just a taster of what’s on the watersports menu or chill out by one of the four temperature-controlled pools.
Rooms are family friendly all the way and overlook the blue Arabian Gulf waters or garden views (keep an eye out for the resident family of peacocks). A great option for those travelling with infants is the bright and modern ground floor Deluxe Sea View Rooms, and for larger broods, interconnecting rooms are a popular option.
For a flavour of exclusive escapism, plump for one of The Residence villas at JA Palm Tree Court. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping outside and waves lapping the shore at your own private Beachfront Residence suite oasis before breakfast on the terrace and a reviving treatment in the sanctuary of Calm Spa & Salon (try the hammam experience for top to toe renewal).
If you’re in search of a little more action, the 128-acre resort also boats seaplane tours, equestrian centre, shooting club, four tennis courts and its own tennis academy.
Golf is a major attraction with a 9-hole par 35 Peter Harradine designed championship standard golf course spread across 50 acres. One of the city’s top golf destinations, it has played host to the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Greg Norman. The resort also boasts the David Leadbetter Golf Academy Dubaistaffed by PGA professionals plus mini golf for family fun.
And, with 16 restaurants and bars to savour, you might want to check in for longer than a weekend staycation. Poolside dining venues are plenty for daytime dining but evenings kick the culinary vibe up a notch. Reservations are a must at the White Orchid Restaurant where Asian cuisine is on show from China and Thailand to live tablefront teppanyaki. La Traviata is the go-to for all things Italian, and is sure to fill hungry young tummies, while DiVAZ offers a floating seafood experience aboard the resort’s’ own private boat.
Mummies and daddies in need of a little downtime can even book a romantic dinner for two under the stars at a tranquil beachside setting while the hotel’s baby whisperers keep watch over the little ones.
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