souk madinat jumeirah the most scenic souk of dubai
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Madinat Jumeirah can also be termed as the luxurious district of Dubai. It is a 5-star Arabian themed resort spread over an area of 40 hectares with lush landscaped gardens and pathways that resemble a traditional Arabian town. The property runs adjacent to the 2km long private beach. The luxurious district comprises of three boutique hotels (namely Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A Salam, and Jumeirah Al Naseem), 29 summer houses called Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, and over 50 restaurants, bars, waterpark, theatre, and souk. The whole district is connected by the 5.4km water link and is easily accessible by the water taxis known as Abra.
Due to the Covid19 Pandemic, extra care regarding sanitization and hygiene is taken across the whole district to ensure a smooth and joyful stay. Let’s take a look at the amenities and facilities provided in the district.
Jumeirah Mina A ’Salam
Jumeirah Mina A Salam is an exquisite retreat along the private Dubai beach. This hotel said to be inspired by the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. This was the first boutique hotel to be completed in the Jumeirah district. Architectural details like wind towers, wood balconies, and fort style walls are enhanced with the lush Venetian style landscape along the waterways. A sand-colored theme is followed throughout the hotel with the exterior paint as brown color and interiors decorated with dark wood furniture.
Price: Rooms are available starting with the rate of $286 per night plus taxes.
Room Options: The several room options available are Arabian Deluxe, Ocean Deluxe, and Two Bedroom Deluxe Family Room.
Jumeirah Al Qasr
Jumeirah Al Qasr is said to be inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights, a Middle Eastern folk tale. The hotel is designed as the Prince’s Palace with Arabesque detail, conker-colored latticework, and horseshow archways that promise to offer an experience of the Arabian Royalty. We are welcomed to the premises by a majestic fountain with rearing golden horses, while the entrance lobby is adorned with a beautiful Swarovski crystal chandelier. Also, Explore 10 Hotel Accommodation in Dubai.
The rooms are equally majestic that follow a palette of cobalt and gold. The lavish room is decorated with detailed wood furnishings, grand carpet, ornate plastered arches, and private balconies.
Price: Rooms are available starting with the rate of $393 per night plus taxes.
Room Options: The several room options available are Arabian Deluxe, Arabian Club Room, Ocean Deluxe Ocean Club Room, Junior Arabian Suite, Junior Ocean Suite, and Two Bedroom Arabian Family Room.
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf is a luxurious private area having 29 Arabian inspired summerhouses. The summer houses are a contemporary portrayal of a traditional Arab village. These houses showcase the traditional architectural details like majlis (or private sitting rooms), barrels (or wind towers), courtyards, arches, columns, and beautiful water features. These summerhouses are accessible by the water boats called Abra.
Every summerhouse has about nine or eleven rooms or suites to offer the utmost privacy and intimidate stay. They are two options available, the Gulf Summerhouses offering beach views and the secluded Arabian Summerhouses offering beautifully landscaped canals.
Price: Rooms are available starting with the rate of $368 per night plus taxes.
Room Options: The several room options available are Arabian Summerhouse Deluxe, Arabian Summerhouse Lagoon Deluxe, Gulf Summerhouse Arabian Deluxe, Gulf Summerhouse Ocean Deluxe, Arabian Summerhouse Arabian Suite, Gulf Summerhouse Arabian Suite, Gulf Summerhouse Ocean Suite, Two-Bedroom Gulf Family Room, Malakiya Two Bedroom Villa, Malakiya Three Bedroom Villa, Royal Malakiya Villa, Arabian Summerhouse and Ocean Summerhouse.
Jumeirah Al Naseem
Jumeirah Al Naseem is a classic example of a cool and contemporary retreat along the private beach. This is a resort within the Jumeirah resort district, that uses the palette of cream and gold. The structure has been designed as a combination of Arabian style and colonial style. Glass wall opposite to the entrance lobby offers the picturesque view of the bold and sleek Burj Al Arab. Jumeirah Al Naseem had a lush landscape connecting the five pools and offering unique turquoise parasols. Five different pools are a central family pool, an adults-only pool, a terrace pool on the first floor, and an Ibiza party pool on the third floor.
Rooms are designed as a definitive combination of caramel tones and wooden shades. The rooms offer the majestic views of the Burj Al Arab.
Price: Rooms are available starting with the rate of $393 per night plus taxes.
Room Options: The several room options available are Resort Deluxe, Family Superior Room, Ocean Deluxe, Pool Terrace Room, Ocean Club Superior, Ocean Club Terrace Room, Two-Bedroom Deluxe Family Room, Family Suite, Ocean Suite, Gulf Ocean Suite, Ocean Terrace Suite, and Royal Penthouse.
The amenities offered by all the hotels are:
- Rooms for specially-abled
- Steam room/ hammam
- Room Service
- Tennis Court
- Fitness Centre
- Kids club
There are several options of world-class restaurants available in the Jumeirah District to choose from, offering international cuisines and great ambiance. A few must-try restaurants are Skyview Bar and Restaurant, Sahn Eddar, Al Naseem Rockfish, Sugarmash, and Summersalt. Also, Explore popular Indian Restaurants in Dubai.
Wild Wadi Water Park
Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the famous and most talked-about water parks in the Jumeirah district of Dubai. The water park offers the best view of the famous Burj Al Arab. Themes of the waterpark are derived from the Arabian folklore character Juha.
Wild Wadi offers various amazing rides for all age groups and every mood. Racing slides and water guns will keep your children glued to them for hours amongst the many kid's activities. Experience a meter-high wave in the lazy river of Juha. Tantrum Alley and Burj Surji are for the adventure seekers to experience an adrenaline rush. For an ultimate surfing experience, Wipeout and Riptide Flow riders are the best choice.
Wild Wadi also provides many delicious food options to chose from Burgers to hotdogs to pizzas. There are several options available for healthy eating, children, and allergies. Getting food inside the premises is not allowed. We bring a 1l water bottle along with us.
There are a few shops inside to get a souvenir or essential products that you forgot to carry. You could also get a framed copy of the pictures clicked during the visit.
Certain necessary restrictions and rules have been placed to ensure safety during the pandemic.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm, Closed on Mondays
Entry Fee: Entry fee is decided according to the height of the visitor. Free entry for children below the age of 2 years upon producing required proof.
Lockers and Towels are available at additional rates.
Souk Madinat is a one-stop shopping area for spices to slippers to jewelry in the Jumeirah district. The shopping area is well designed to resemble a traditional Arabian bazaar with ornate lanterns and carved wood. Souk is easily accessible by car or abra (water boat). There are over 25 restaurants to take a break from the shopping spree and indulge in delicious cuisines. Souk is a wheelchair friendly zone
Shops: 10 am to 11 pm
Restaurants:8 am to 2 am
Parking: Both self and valet parking options are available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the best time to visit?
The best time to visit is from November to April. Dubai gets crowded in the month of January and February due to the Dubai Festival.
Q2. Are the hotel & other amenities operational during the pandemic?
Yes, the hotels and all amenities are operational with certain restrictions. All the safety precautions are being taken very minutely.
Q3.What extra care is being taken to ensure safety and hygiene?
The precautions are taken and the restrictions applied are
- Guests are required to wear a mask in public areas along with maintaining the 2m safe distance.
- Masks are available at several points for the guests.
- Regular temperature checks are done.
- Public areas are sanitized as per the footfall ranging from one to thrice a day.
- All necessary precautions of sanitation are taken at restaurants also sanitizer dispenser and sanitizing wipes are placed on each table.
- The rooms are well aerated and sanitized every day. Masks, sanitizing gel and sanitizing wipes are provided with each room. Rooms are kept empty for three days between two visitors stay to ensure hygiene, full sanitization is done in case of high occupancy.
- All amenities except the spa is opened with utmost care and hygiene.
Q4. Are cancellation options available?
A full refund is assured for all prepaid and non-refundable reservations done for stay till 15th September 2020. A cancellation has to be made 24 hours before arrival.