The towering skyscrapers of JBR are as iconic as Dubai itself. Staying at one of these dazzling beachfront hotels and resorts is the perfect way to immerse yourself in a modern Dubai experience. Enjoy easy access to beaches, restaurants and entertainment while soaking in the rays.
In this Dubai hotel guide, we’ll take you on a journey through what to expect in JBR and which hotels have direct access to the beach, along with our top family-friendly picks and those offering a little extra you’ll love from the party scene to perfect spas.
Summary of the Best JBR & Jumeirah Beach Hotels in 2023
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|Hotel Name||Key Features & Perks||Pricing|
|Habtoor Grand Resort||Contemporary, palace-like hotel|
Landscaped gardens and luxury accommodations
12 excellent bars and restaurants
|Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa||504 tastefully decorated rooms|
Stunning ocean views or looking out over the Dubai Marina
Beachfront boardwalk and the resort's private beachfront
|The Ritz Carlton Dubai||Low-rise Mediterranean architecture|
Beautiful private beach
Interconnecting family rooms and suites available
Traditional Arabian luxury at the Club Lounge
|Rixos Premium Dubai||Prime location on The Walk|
Exclusive beachfront area and superb 360-degree city & sea views
Eleven restaurants and bars to explore
Semi-Olympic-sized pool for adults
|Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach||Partial sea views onto the Arabian Gulf|
Buffet-style dining, a sports bar and New York cuisine
|Sonder - JBR Suites||Waterfront property enjoys beautiful views of the Gulf|
Immediate access to the beach
Serviced apartments come with a full kitchen
|JA Oasis Beach Tower Apartments||One, two, three or four-bedroom apartments|
Two swimming pools, waterslide and Jacuzzi
|Hilton Dubai Jumeirah||Indulgent spa treatments|
Kid's Club, interactive playground and games room
|Hilton Dubai The Walk||JBR The Walk - connected to the beach via footbridge|
Offers studio, two, three and four-bedroom apartments - with kitchens
Home to popular rooftop bar Pure Sky Lounge
|Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach||All luxury accommodations have partial or full sea views|
International cuisines at a range of restaurants and lounges
Outdoor pool looking out to the Arabian Gulf
|Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach||Spacious rooms each have their own balcony with sea views|
Flipper's Kids’ Club
|JA Ocean View Hotel||All accommodations provide gorgeous sea views|
State-of-the-art health club with Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna
|Doubletree By Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach||Each accommodation featuring private balconies, Marina or sea views and a separate living room. |
Some suites include a full kitchen and laundry facilities
Private beach access with cabanas
Ocean-front infinity pool and fitness centre
|Address Beach Resort||4 swimming pools including a rooftop infinity full|
Luxury beachfront accommodation
Stunning marina and sea view rooms
- Best JBR & Jumeirah Beach Hotels in 2023
- Where is JBR
- Top 13 hotels on JBR & Jumeirah Beach
- Habtoor Grand Resort
- Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
- The Ritz Carlton Dubai
- Rixos Premium Dubai
- Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
- Sonder – JBR Suites
- JA Oasis Beach Tower Apartments
- Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
- Hilton Dubai The Walk
- Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
- Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach
- JA Ocean View Hotel
- Doubletree By Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Map View of the Best JBR Hotels in Dubai
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Where is JBR?
Although technically JBR – Jumeirah Beach Residences – refers only to a collection of buildings sitting adjacent to Dubai Marina and The Beach, the whole area that stretches from Bluewaters Island on one side to the newly constructed Dubai Harbour to the east is colloquially known as JBR.
Visitors to JBR can enjoy the Arabian Gulf’s soft white sands and easily access the beautiful and cosmopolitan Dubai Marina area. The Walk, the main beachfront road, dominates, and The Beach is the most popular feature.
However, there are many dining and retail attractions to enjoy, making it a trendy and popular area of the city for holidaymakers – you can find our complete guide to things to do in JBR here.
Many resorts at the eastern end of JBR (beyond The Walk) enjoy private beach frontage, while hotels in the heart of JBR access the public beachfront from across The Walk. The beach is free to access, but you pay to use the deck chair and umbrella services.
JBR is approximately 25 minutes to DXB (Dubai International Airport) and 30 minutes to DWC (Al Maktoum International Airport). You can see a complete Dubai Transport guide here.
Top 14 Hotels on JBR & Jumeirah Beach
Our review of hotels here includes those both within JBR and adjacent to the beachfront. We have taken them in order from east to west along the beachfront.
You may also want to explore hotels and hotel apartments in Dubai Marina, as well as our selection of Dubai’s best beach resorts, which includes further luxurious beach resorts sitting to the east of JBR, dominated by the Jumeirah group.
We have looked only at hotels – if you are after the space and convenience of your own apartment see our guide to the best apartment AirBnB’s in the JBR/Dubai Marina. This is one of the most popular areas of the city for holiday rentals at reasonable prices.
Habtoor Grand Resort
The Habtoor Grand invites guests to a contemporary, palace-like hotel on Jumeirah Beach. The 5-star waterfront property has marble floors, landscaped gardens and luxury accommodations set across from the sparkling Dubai Marina and the Walk at JBR.
Four swimming pools can be found within the resort, including an adult’s only infinity pool, whirlpool and kids will be delighted with the giant waterslides! The exclusive private beach presents more opportunities for sunning and swimming.
Couples will be happy here testing the 12 excellent bars and restaurants or pampering themselves with a treatment at the Elixir Spa.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa enjoys an unrivaled beachfront position to the east of JBR. Sitting amongst 19 acres of lush, landscaped gardens Le Royal Meridien is the perfect 5-star resort for your Dubai vacation.
It boasts 504 tastefully decorated rooms, with either stunning ocean views or looking out over the Dubai Marina. You’ll find three swimming pools, a modern fitness centre and spa – even a crazy golf course! Families are well catered for with the Family Kids Club.
A special feature is the beachfront boardwalk, and the resort’s private beachfront is among Dubai’s best.
The Ritz Carlton Dubai
The Ritz Carlton is a luxury resort that seamlessly fuses history with modern luxury. The design takes inspiration from low-rise Mediterranean architecture. This 5-star property has a beautiful private beach and is just moments away from the Walk at JBR.
Couples and families can enjoy sea-view accommodations, with interconnecting family rooms and suites available. Six swimming pools, including an adults-only pool, two shaded kids pools and a waterslide provide ample facilities for all types of travellers. There’s also a kid’s club and play area for little ones.
Guests are treated to traditional Arabian luxury to be enjoyed at the Club Lounge, spa and nine award-winning bars and restaurants. Top gastronomy is a pillar of the Ritz experience; the Amaseena restaurant is a highlight, welcoming diners with Middle Eastern flavours served amongst Bedouin-inspired tents.
This hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai for easy day trips.
Rixos Premium Dubai
Rixos Premium is a brilliant choice of hotel on Jumeirah Beach for lovers of modern and stylish experiences. Thanks to its prime location on The Walk, the hotel boasts an exclusive beachfront area and superb 360-degree city & sea views.
The property presents eleven restaurants and bars to explore, and there’s the option to go all-inclusive, which is great news for foodies who want to try a bit of everything. Partygoers can also get their buzz at the hotel’s Azure Beach, one of the trendiest beach clubs in Dubai, known for its glamorous pool parties.
Swimming options off the beach include two pools for families and a semi-Olympic-sized pool for adults. The hotel also draws in fashionistas with concept retail stores found on the ground floor of Rixos Premium Dubai.
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Movenpick is a modern 5-star hotel just a few steps from the amazing Jumeirah Beach and a good choice for both business travellers and holidaymakers.
All rooms have a balcony, some with partial sea views of the Arabian Gulf. Guests can enjoy a large outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre while children have fun at the kid’s playground. The wellness centre and spa invite you to a little pampering, and there is also the unique feature of a Turkish bath.
Corporate clients and event planners will find modern meeting and conference rooms and banqueting facilities. Buffet-style dining, a sports bar and New York cuisine provide exciting evening venues.
Sonder – JBR Suites
Sonder provides an excellent option for upscale, well-equipped suites at The Walk with the comfort of hotel facilities. The waterfront property enjoys beautiful views of the Gulf and guests have immediate access to the beach.
Each serviced apartment comes with a full kitchen to cook your own meals, a seating area and all the modern appliances you’ll need at this home away from home. The suites also come with pool access (shared with Rixos), a gym and spa.
JA Oasis Beach Tower Apartments
Located at the heart of The Walk, JBR and a 5-minute stroll from the beach, JA Oasis Beach Tower Apartments is the perfect base for a family holiday in Dubai.
Each well-equipped one, two, three or four-bedroom apartment has a view, a full kitchen for self-catering, and a washer and dryer. Guests can also enjoy all the modern hotel facilities, including two swimming pools, complete with a waterslide and Jacuzzi!
Six restaurants provide an interesting choice of dining experiences, from the convenient snacks of the Citrus Express to luxury dining on a Bateaux Dubai cruise along the city’s creek – learn more about this unique dining experience here.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is a wonderful family choice if you’re seeking a hotel in JBR, keeping it luxurious with touches like chandeliers, lobster dinners and indulgent spa treatments. An adult and separate shaded kids pool overlooks the private beach, which can be reached strolling through the palm-lined gardens.
More family-friendly features include the Kid’s Club, interactive playground and games room. Babysitting services come in useful when parents wish to slip out and sample the eight wining and dining options, including a panoramic sky bar.
The Walk at JBR can be reached easily and children will be excited to visit the nearby splash park and plentiful entertainment options along The Beach.
Hilton Dubai The Walk
The sister property of Hilton Jumeirah is located just behind on the JBR Walk, connected by a footbridge. Hilton Dubai The Walk is another great family hotel with access to all the facilities and dining options of Jumeirah, as well as its own swimming pool.
Accommodations at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah come in guest rooms and suites. In contrast, Hilton Dubai The Walk offers studio, two, three and four-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchens that can be handy for longer-term stays in Dubai. There’s even the choice of loft apartments or penthouses.
Stay slap bang in the middle of The Walk at JBR, steps away from its unique boutiques, cafés and restaurants – a top family pick at an affordable price. It’s also home to popular rooftop bar Pure Sky Lounge – enjoy sundowners and sunset happy hour in one of Dubai’s premier waterfront locations.
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
All luxury accommodations have partial or full sea views, with the restaurants and shops of the JBR Walk on your doorstep and The Beach just a minute’s walk away. This hotel has hi-tech touches like LCD TV’s and Bose® sound systems in every room. Other top facilities include the SoFIT fitness centre and stylish meeting rooms for business events.
Try international cuisines at a range of restaurants and lounges or chill by the outdoor pool looking out to the Arabian Gulf.
Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach
Amwaj Rotana offers business and leisure travellers an elegant stay in Dubai, with a backdrop of the Jumeirah coastline and brilliantly located between The Walk and Dubai Marina.
The spacious rooms each have their own balcony overlooking the Gulf and Palm Jumeirah. Dining and drinking options are varied, from gastropub to Italian, as well as lounge and pool bars or coffee and juice spots.
The outdoor swimming pool is a calming place to spend the afternoon with a fabulous and popular rooftop deck. Gym-goers are also kept happy with an excellent Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club, while children can be kept entertained and supervised at Flipper’s Kids’ Club.
JA Ocean View Hotel
The JA Ocean View is a great hotel for families or couples looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in Dubai. Guests are steps away from the entrance to popular The Walk & The Beach.
All accommodations provide gorgeous sea views, balconies and contemporary furnishings. Seven restaurants serve up a wealth of global cuisines and there are several bars for sunset drinks.
The infinity pool is perfect for cooling off before returning to an oversized lounger and there’ a shaded pool just for little ones. Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art health club is a highlight, featuring a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for post-workout relaxation. A complimentary daily shuttle to Dubai’s major malls will also delight shoppers.
Doubletree By Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Doubletree by Hilton can be found at the westernmost end of The Walk, just minutes away from The Beach Mall and seafront dining options and a short walk from Bluewaters Island. This hotel can accommodate families, couples and business travellers.
The upscale hotel is a suites-only property, with each accommodation featuring private balconies, Marina or sea views and a separate living room. Some suites include a full kitchen and laundry facilities., making this one of our top hotel picks in Dubai for families looking for a longer stay in the city.
Guests can enjoy a range of dining options, coffee and poolside happy hours, as well as private beach access with cabanas. The ocean-front infinity pool and fitness centre are assets to the hotel, and there’s also a Wellness Spa with a steam room and sauna.
Address Beach Resort
Last but not least, one of the most spectacular and unique new-joiners to the JBR beachfront, Address Beach Resort, with its iconic hole between two 77-story towers, and home to the highest infinity pool in the world.
If you are looking for a luxury highrise stay in Dubai that puts you in the heart of the action in trendy JBR, this is going to be the beachfront hotel for you.
(Note there are Address Beach Residences as well, offering 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for a holiday letting through QStay – you get the space and location, but note use of the Resort facilities is extra if you’re staying in the Residences).
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JBR is a popular hotel area of the city, but there are plenty of other accommodation choices across the city of Dubai, from the shimmering skyscrapers of Downtown and Sheikh Zayed Road to unique desert resort retreats. You’re sure to discover something new and exciting each time you stay in Dubai.
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