Jumeirah Beach Hotels Dubai, Family Review – Food + Activities

20131216 Jumeirah twins poolThat last post got too long, so I’ve decided to do a separate one showing some of the cafes, restaurants and activities we enjoyed at this hotel.

We’ll start with the pools, because that’s where we spend most of our time.  The photo above is from the kids pool which is part of Sinbads, the kids club.

This is Sinbads, it’s shaped like a boat, and in front is the family pool.

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Here’s a shot of the family pool, lots of shallow beach entry in that pool, plus slides.

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Here’s Mr7 whizzing down the slide.

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But we actually spent more time in the larger leisure pool.  The twins are great swimmers now and they liked all the fountains.

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The swim up bar was a bit of a hit too… and gave my wallet a hit.

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The twins spent hours playing with other kids in the jacuzzi too. It got cooller in the late arvo and they always ended up in here.

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And Teen14 did a free introductory dive in the (very) deep end of the leisure pool too. He absolutely loved it.

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Which leads me to:

Watersports

You can do lots of diving with the dive centre, which is just around the corner from the Talisa spa and gym.

There are also many free water activities on offer.

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Which we foolishly didn’t take advantage of but will next time.

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The Talise Spa and Gym… I did go to the gym and the teens did too. Next time, book me a massage at that spa.

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You can enjoy a game of tennis.

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Or swim in the lap pool

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Cafes and Restaurants

There are 16 restaurants and bars at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Since I was there solo mothering with the teens and twins, I didn’t get a chance to fearlessly investigate them all.

For families, the Beachcomber and Latitude were the best. Both served huge breakfasts, complete with camel milk and chocolate fountains!!

We ate dinners at Beachcomber, really enjoying the great variety of options at their buffet, something for everyone in the family.

Breakfast outdoors at Beachcomber.

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Latitude for breakfast, there’s a terrific kids play area in this restaurant and kids breakfast servery too.

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Whew!!  Have a look at the Jumeirah website to find out more about restaurants and activities available.

You can read more about our Dubai stay here:

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Kids and Teens Clubs

Jumeirah Beach Hotel – The Views!

Jumeirah Beach Hotel – Rooms, Suites and Villas

Dubai Family Stopover – What You Need To Know

The Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai

Camel Riding and Sandboarding Tour

 Do you reckon I took too many photos?

Have you ever stopped off in Dubai?

 

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Disclaimer: We were given a reduced media room rate for our four night stay at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel – many thanks.

 

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Posted on: January 31, 2014

4 Comments

  • Reply February 1, 2014

    Hotly Spiced

    16 Places to eat? That’s amazing. The swimming pools look fantastic and yes, my kids would be seated permanently at that swim-up bar too. I looks like a great hotel to stay in as a family as there seems to be something for everyone – I’d like to do some laps in that pool! xx

  • Reply February 1, 2014

    GourmetGetaways

    What an amazing place to holiday!
    I never imagine Dubai to be like this at all, it looks like a kids paradise, your kids are gorgeous too 🙂

  • Reply February 1, 2014

    autismmum

    What an amazing place for a holiday – for kids and parents. I can’t believe what you are describing is one hotel. The sheer number of restaurants, pools, the size of the spa. Oh I have to look away. I want to go there with my family (or without :-))so badly!

    • Reply February 2, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Let’s run away!! Staying there is exactly the opposite of being home washing dishes and folding laundry…. Sigh….

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