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A rare treat in Dubai is the Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, offering one of the few opportunities guests have to stroll at their own pace through a promenade or shops, restaurants and entertainment options.
The breeze coming from the ocean makes it a perfect place for a walk.
The buzzing beachside boulevard offers the opportunity to satisfy your retail cravings with an array of fashion, home and handicraft shops and boutiques.
The area features shopping attractions such as sauce-on-sea, a boutique featuring local and regional designers, plus a host of international retailers.
Another highlight is the range of outdoor pop-up markets where you can check out stalls offering jewellery, food treats and homewares, as well as take in performances by street entertainers.
Also not to be missed is the adjacent shopping area called the Beach and the open-air cinema.
After a day of shopping, grab an iced latte at French café Paul, or sit down for a meal at one of the numerous restaurants dotted along the strip – Ramusake is a top pick for an indulgent dinner.
At the heart of it all is Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, one of the most venerable properties in the whole emirate.
Located right on an awe-inspiring private, sandy-white beach surrounded by enchanting, landscaped gardens, the property offers an ultimate paradise of tropical beauty and luxurious amenities.
Just a 20-minute drive from the city centre, this opulent, five-star resort sits adjacent to the Walk, and is the perfect place to relax after a day pounding the pavements.
Accommodations at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort feature the choice of standard rooms, club rooms, or lavish suites.
All 256-rooms include striking views of either the sea or the Walk, lovely furnishings, and modern amenities such as air conditioning, climate control, satellite television, wireless Internet, minibars, coffee/tea makers, bathrobes, fruit baskets, complimentary newspapers and a convenient 24-hour room service.
Soothing in-room massages are also available.
Guests of the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort have access to a number of outstanding facilities such as a private beach, outdoor pool, swim-up bar, health club, sauna, fitness centre, business centre and rooms for meetings and banquets.
In addition, this first-class resort offers a wide variety of pampering services such as a hair salon, beauty services and revitalizing massage and treatment rooms.
Other services of excellence include laundry facilities, child care, secretarial and banking.
Dining options at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort are comprised of a number of different restaurants.
The main restaurant, the Palm Garden, offers an excellent selection of mouth-watering international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner while the other three venues feature welcoming cafes and bars of which provide the ideal ambiance for unwinding.
Nearby and serving the most authentic Chinese and Szechuan dishes, Peacock is a specialty Chinese Restaurant that offers a variety of different dishes and vegetarian options.
A relaxing dining experience with inviting Zen style décor, it offers an airy, spacious and contemporary atmosphere.
On the ground floor, Black Goose Buns & Brews is the perfect place to unwind after a long day with great beverages, tasty food and alfresco seating to enjoy the beach views.
Whether you are hanging out with friends or looking for a relaxed dinner spot, this is the right place.
At Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort’s exclusive private beach, guests and their children can enjoy access to a fun-filled playground, beach towels, comforting sun loungers and beach umbrellas.
While swimming is on hand at the beach, other recreational activities are available nearby such as snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and racquetball.
Along with free, secure parking, the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort offers tour assistance, airport transportation, limo and town car service and complimentary shuttle in the area.
Breaking Travel News chats with Mohamed El Aghoury, cluster general manager at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Aloft Palm Jumeirah, about the properties, the recovery of Dubai from the Covid-19 pandemic and the possibilities offered by Expo 2020:
The five-star Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort has long considered the best recreational haven in town.
A modern paradise with superb relaxation and leisure facilities, set in the middle of 10,000 square meters of landscaped gardens shaded by palm trees, the hotel is within walking distance to Dubai Marina and several transportation options for getting around the city.
After a busy day, guests can return to the comfort of their private room or suite, complete with the amenities you need for a convenient stay.
Find out more about Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort website.
Palm Jumeirah residents have taken part in an environmental awareness event.
They joined Nakheel in its latest community clean-up in partnership with Dubai Municipality, neighbourhood social network Hayi and environmental management company Bee’ah.
The initiative, part of an ongoing programme of interactive, educational events across all its communities in Dubai, took place in Palm Jumeirah’s Al Ittihad Park.
The event came hot on the heels of Nakheel’s first community clean-ups at Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Village Circle last month.
Francis Giani, chief community management officer at Nakheel, said: “We are committed to bringing residents together – in safety – for interactive events that encourage social interaction and raise awareness of important issues such as recycling.”
The clean ups, which complement the company’s regular cleaning waste management programme, are being rolled out across the rest of Nakheel’s communities over the coming weeks.
All Nakheel community events are held with strict health and safety measures in place.
Azizi Developments is celebrating the handover of Mina, its luxurious development on the eastern crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah.
Mirwais Azizi, founder and chairman of Azizi Developments, and Farhad Azizi, chief executive of Azizi Developments, officially inaugurated Mina in the presence of senior
members of the management team, government authorities, media representatives and key partners.
Mina will now be home to hundreds of privileged owners and tenants who will enjoy high-class living in one of the most distinguished addresses of the entire UAE.
Named after – and inspired by – the daughter of the developer’s chief executive, the residences’ lobby features a 21-metre exclusively-commissioned mural of seven-year-old Mina Azizi, whose name captures the building’s essence with it also being the Arabic word for port, an inspiration for the premium waterfront building.
With predominant shades of blue, matching the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea surrounding the building, and portraying Mina contemplating the beauty of pearls, the painting conveys a unique, modern sense of love, hope and affinity, perfectly reflecting the ambience of the project and complementing its premium, well-thought-out design.
Mirwais Azizi said: “While we are handing over 46 world-class projects across Dubai this year, all of which are exceptional and distinguished in their own way, Mina is undoubtedly one of the most touching inaugurations for us.
“A building of this calibre and built to such perfection and prestige deserves a vibrant celebration.
“With it carrying my precious granddaughter’s name, it fills me with great pride and excitement to see it having reached completion, and for our legacy to be solidified even further.”
The handover of Mina comes in light of Azizi’s commitment to completing over 10,000 units this year alone, with many more deliveries to take place in Al Furjan, Riviera in MBR City, and Dubai Healthcare City.
Next up, in Al Furjan, the developer will inaugurate Plaza and Star in April and Berton in May. The handovers of the first buildings in Riviera’s phase one will then commence in June.
More than 10,000 staff members from 20 hotels located on Palm Jumeirah received their first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccine at their respective workplaces last month.
That is according to a new release from the Dubai Media Office (DMO).
The vaccination drive was initiated by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and hospitality stakeholders.
It is designed to combat Covid-19 and enhance the position of the emirate as tourism reopens around the world.
Since the city reopened its doors to domestic tourists in May and to international tourists in July, hotels have been following stringent health and safety guidelines, while also offering a hospitality experience to guests.
The iconic Palm Jumeirah is home to a range of globally renowned, luxury resort brands and now more than 10,000 staff from these leading hotels have been inoculated.
The vaccination campaign for hotel employees at Palm Jumeirah is a pilot programme initiated by Dubai Tourism for the hospitality sector to highlight the high level of safety preparedness in Dubai and the city’s commitment to ensuring that the health and safety of its residents and visitors remains its utmost priority.