Pros

  • Inside Madinat Jumeirah, a destination unto itself
  • Super luxurious rooms and suites with top-notch amenities
  • Direct access to a long private beach
  • Over 40 restaurants and bars; some have beach views
  • Half-board rates for breakfast and dinner available
  • On-site shopping, nightlife and live shows at huge Souk Madinat
  • High-end Talise Spa offers 26 treatments rooms and beachside massage cabanas
  • Tennis, water sports, squash, rock climbing wall, beachside yoga, and jogging trails
  • Three pools, one with Burj Al Arab and beach views
  • Free access to neighboring Wild Wadi Waterpark
  • Kids’ club complete with a water feature
  • Great fitness center with yoga studio and classes
  • Wide array of water sports available
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • On-site conference center
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Cons

  • Central, but not within walking distance of major attractions
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Bottom Line

Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf is a destination unto itself. This exclusive hotel is part of Madinat Jumeirah, a massive, one-of-a-kind beachside resort home to over 50 restaurants and bars, three outdoor pools, several miles of waterways and jogging trails, a traditional shopping center, a turtle sanctuary, and a theater. The 283 rooms and suites are large and luxurious, with top-notch amenities and large balconies offering serene views. With an impressive array of on-site activities (rock climbing, fitness classes, a swimming academy, water sports, live shows...you name it) and a beautiful private beach, only those looking to explore Dubai’s attractions will feel the need to venture out. Travelers wanting a luxe stay near Downtown Dubai should consider Taj Dubai.

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Things You Should Know About Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah

Also Known As

  • Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah

Address

Jumeirah Beach Road, Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates

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Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah

What are the Design and Scene Like at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah?

This exclusive, serene hotel is set inside a massive resort, providing a dizzying array of activities, gorgeous waterways, and butler service. 

It is hard to imagine how Dar al Masyaf could be any more luxurious. The hotel is part of Madinat Jumeirah, a resort that offers so much it feels more like a beachside community than a hotel complex (in fact, "madinat" means cities in Arabic). There are two other high-end hotels here -- Al Qasr and Mina A’Salam -- plus a separate cluster of seven even more exclusive villas, all sharing a staggering array of on-site amenities. Dar al Masyaf is located in the southernmost end of the property, close to the beach and the tennis courts. Designed to resemble traditional summer homes, the two-story buildings housing the 283 rooms and suites overlook serene waterways and lush gardens. Decor is sophisticated and features a strong local flair throughout: beautiful wooden antiques, delicate traditional artifacts, and colorful rugs dot both common spaces and rooms. Even though Dar al Masyaf has its own lobby and pool, the rest of the amenities are spread out and shared, which means guests move around in abras (traditional small boats) or buggies. For many, far from being an inconvenience, this adds charm and sophistication to the stay.

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Where is Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah Located?

It’s in a self-contained beachside resort just south of Burj Al Arab, a 20-minute drive from Downtown Dubai sights.

Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah is located in central Dubai, directly south of Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai’s most recognizable landmarks. There are several famous malls within a short drive of the hotel, including the Mall of the Emirates, which is located down the road (yet not within walking distance). There is along, sandy private beach on-site, as well as other beaches nearby, but guests will have to venture a little bit farther afield to find restaurants and bars outside of the hotel. Downtown Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), along with the financial and business areas in Dubai are a 15-to 20-minute drive away. Dubai International Airport can be reached in about half an hour by car. There are no Metro stations within walking distance.

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What are Rooms Like at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah?

Luxurious rooms have balconies and large, opulent bathrooms, plus butler service. 

Rooms at Dar al Masyaf are spacious, bright, and luxurious, with elegant Arabian decor and upscale amenities, such as swiveling flat-screen TVs, high-end coffeemakers, Amouage toiletries, and free Wi-Fi. Stylish contemporary pieces of furniture blend easily with local antiques and artifacts, including delicate patterned vases, carved wood doors, and latticework. Even standard rooms are large enough to fit a sitting area with at least two sofas, a coffee table and an ottoman, and a wooden work desk with a comfy chair. Suites have a separate living and dining area with a small sink. Butler service is also provided. All units feature large furnished balconies, some offering views of the sea, others overlooking the serene waterways and lush gardens. Bathrooms are spotless and luxurious, with traditional floor mosaic tiling, double sinks, deep soaking tubs (large standalone tubs in suites), and separate showers with rain showerheads.

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What Features are Available at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah?

A whopping 50 restaurants and bars, several indoor and outdoor pools, a private beach, and a shopping mall are highlights here.  

Madinat Jumeirah resort offers everything guests may ever need, including 50 dining options -- Italian, Spanish, Chinese, seafood, and Thai, among others. Many guests opt for the half-board package, which includes breakfast and dinner at most of the available restaurants. All-inclusive packages are not available. Also on-site are a theater showing live performances and musicals; several indoor and outdoor pools; and even a private beach with over a mile of fine sand. The hotel offers a seeming endless list of on-site activities, such as squash, tennis, rock climbing, water sports, a swimming academy, a turtle sanctuary, a yoga studio, and several miles of jogging trails through lush gardens.

Talise Spa is a luxurious space with 26 treatment rooms, and a hydrotherapy and relaxation area. There are also massage cabanas on the beach. Families traveling with young kids will probably find the kids’ club (complete with a water feature and activities), and the free tickets to famous Wild Wadi Waterpark convenient. Souk Madinat is a large traditional market featuring over 75 shops, restaurants, and nightlife spots. The conference center offers tons of stylish meeting rooms and events spaces.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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