Beachside Bliss: Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach – Review

By Lauren Ho

7 days ago

This is a place you'll never want to leave


The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach retains its reputation as one of Dubai’s best beach resorts that won’t disappoint, says Lauren Ho.

Read the C&TH Guide to Responsible Tourism

Hotel Review: Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach at dusk

STAY

Perched on the white sands of Jumeirah Beach, amid lushly landscaped gardens and pools, the Four Seasons sprawls over 14-acres within a low-slung building inspired by Spanish Andalusian architecture, flecked with Arabian influences. Inside, against opulent details like the soaring 10-metre lobby with its octagonal silver-leafed dome, high arched windows and a grand staircase, the interiors are low-key but sumptuous, especially within the 237 rooms and suites.

Spread throughout the property, each with balconies that either have city or sea views, the rooms are dressed in mostly neutral palettes, with hints of turquoise and greens that mirror its seaside location. This being a Four Seasons property, you’ll want for nothing, but the Penthouse Suite has panoramic views over the entire resort and the Imperial Suite has a fully fitted kitchen that will ensure you’ll never want to leave.

A lounger on a balcony overlooking Dubai

DO

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach offers a plethora of experiences, from desert safaris that includes a six course dinner with a fireshow to Dubai heritage tours. Being right on the beach, watersports like jet skiing and wake surfing are on offer and you can also hire a yacht for the day, where caviar and champagne are included.

Jumeirah Beach is lined with restaurants and resorts as well as Dubai’s iconic Wild Wadi Water Park, but with an adults-only pool with private cabanas – that are stocked with drinks, food and a button that beckons service on demand – as well as the Pearl Spa, which offers a signature two-and-a-half hour treatment that starts with a foot massage and continues to a full body exfoliation, hair mask and massage, you will easily find yourself relaxing on repeat.

Lounging by the pool

EAT

Alongside six independent restaurants – which cover cuisines from Greek to Peruvian – located within a uniquely curved freestanding building just opposite the resort’s main entrance, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has seven bars and restaurants. This includes Sea Fu, an Asian seafood restaurant that serves everything from sushi to dim sum and Mercury Rooftop, an elevated dining destination with Burj Kalifha views and an international menu of comforting crowd pleasers like the Black Angus Beef Sliders and Spaghetti Alle Vongole.

Start or end your meal with a cocktail at Hendricks Bar, where drinks like the signature Liquid Gold – made with tequila, orange liqueur, and bourbon vanilla tea syrup – are inspired by recipes of world traveller, Sir James Hendricks.

A restaurant by the beach

THE FINAL WORD

As a destination for sun seekers looking to relax poolside or on the beach, it doesn’t get better than the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, which is not only in a great location, but has perfectly crafted its offering as a place you’ll never want to leave.

BOOK IT

Rates at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach start from £1,063 per night for a Dubai Premium Skyline Room including taxes and service charges. fourseasons.com

Lauren was working in Dubai when this review was conducted.