I think it’s fair to say that Dubai is probably the world’s most competitive luxury hotel market. Every major brand is here (Mandarin Oriental coming in 2017) and for the most part, no money has been spared to create hotels of exceptional quality with an array of facilities and services to match. So the Four Seasons had its work cut out for it to find its niche in this crowded marketplace when it opened in November 2014.
To make things easy, let’s start with what this hotel is and what it is not. What it is not is a beach resort. A hotel that just happens to have a beach (and a small one at that) in its back garden does not a resort make. So if you’re planning a long and languid beach vacation, I would suggest you look elsewhere. However, if it’s a luxury break you’re after, this baby’s for you. I classify this Four Seasons as a world-class, leisure hotel. Yet there’s a big difference between that and a beach resort.
The location is a little different from the rest, although it’s a very good spot if you want to be a short ride away from all the action of downtown Dubai with its shopping, restaurants and, of course, the Dubai Mall and DIFC. And further down the road from the hotel, you have the boutiques and cafes of Jumeriah. Personally, I like this address.
One of the other unique attributes of this hotel is something very special indeed: the Restaurant Pavilion, linked to the hotel by a covered walkway. This features exceptional food from two of the city’s best restaurants: Latin American food at Coya and some of the best Turkish food to be found in the Gulf, at NUSR-ET. And we really are talking exceptional food. Not to mention the hotel’s several other restaurants which are also top-notch.
You’ll also find the Middle East outpost of the iconic American nightclub, Provocateur, right on your doorstep. So for those dreaming of a Dubai mini-break in a hotel with exceptional service and an array of gourmet dining options along with chic, sophisticated entertainment, then the Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach is most definitely the hotel of choice.
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