KDHamptons Travel Diary: A Tropical Oasis at Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Dubai is unequivocally one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world – laced with luxury, perfect weather, incredible service, exotic experiences, gourmet international cuisine, fabulous fashion, and exciting nightlife. To get the most out of an unforgettable trip to Dubai, travelers should plan a “Sea & Sand” experience. I like to spend the “Sea” portion on at the Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeriah Beach, followed by an exciting desert adventure. Whether you prefer lazy days enjoying the sunshine, or if you like to tour the city, souks, and couture shopping scene, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach offers your own personalized tropical oasis at the edge of the Arabian Gulf.
With fresh, sophisticated style, the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach invites you to a beachfront sanctuary – which also happens to house the hottest local restaurants including: Sea Fu, Coya, Nusr-et and Jean-Georges. Dubai’s world-class dining scene boasts many flavours, including Italian, Japanese, Peruvian and Mediterranean. Sea Fu’s renowned Mediterranean- and Asian-inspired offerings are accentuated by dramatic Jumeirah Beach views, while Mercury Lounge, the Resort’s chic rooftop bar, is the best place to take in Dubai’s unique skyline while sipping handcrafted cocktails.
No trip to Dubai is complete without a visit to the historic souks, found on both sides of Dubai Creek, where light-hearted haggling is encouraged and local souvenirs abound. Search for jewels and gems at the popular Gold Souk, or follow the aroma of regional herbs and spices down the narrow alleyways of the Spice Souk. Smell the scents at the Perfume Souk before crossing the Creek from Deira to Bur Dubai’s Textile Souk, home to stunning fabrics from silk to cashmere.
More souvenirs can be found at the city’s many boutiques, such as Boom & Mellow. Just a 20-minute walk from the Resort, this spot is brimming with fashionable accessories. For an haute couture shopping experience, venture to The Dubai Mall. The world’s largest retail destination also boasts international restaurants, an indoor ice rink and theme park, and an aquarium. Dior, Chanel, Fendi, Louis Vuitton…..name any major design house, and they are there.
The hotel concierge can plan a day trip for guests to experience traditional Bedouin culture during a desert safari. A thrilling early morning camel ride through the sand dunes offers a chance to spot exotic wildlife and experience natural Dubai as the guides relate first-hand stories of the area’s fascinating history.
When you return to glistening civilization, head to The Pearl Spa to indulge in pampering treatments inspired by traditional healing techniques including: the Table Thai Massage, the Chocolate Indulgence Body Treatment, or take an evening plunge under the stars in the stunning indoor swimming pool with glass ceiling.
For a first-time traveler or the experienced Dubai returning visitor, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach provides a sparkling experience in this jewel of a city. For more information, please go HERE