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Travel to Dubai


Endless Summer

1 April 2018

A secret escape in the heart of Dubai’s thriving metropolis, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf offers privacy and prestige in equal measure

Imagine a place with the silver service of a luxury resort, the secluded charm of a private summerhouse and the ambience of the gentle waterways of Venice?

No stranger to superlatives, Dubai’s boldest, biggest and most beautiful attractions are usually more synonymous with the spotlight.

Sky-high private helipads and underwater restaurants accessed via submarine being no exception, the city lays down the gauntlet when it comes to off-the-chart, Instagram-worthy hotel experiences.

Which is why it is all the more delicious to discover a luxury bolthole nestled within the winding waterways of behemoth brand Jumeirah’s beachside resort complex.

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf is located within Madinat Jumeirah, an architectural and lifestyle precinct inspired by the city’s old Bastakiya neighbourhood with hotels, world-class restaurants and a vibrant bazaar-like souk. The property comprises a collection of rooms and suites in clusters reminiscent of the traditional Arabian summerhouses of the region.

Its understated elegance is virtually unrivalled with the seven Malakiya Villas offering palace-like proportions to cater to multi-generational families.

Any wonder that even the city’s astute locals choose to check in when they simply want to check out without having to do much more than call a cab.

And for those who like their summerhouse sojourn to offer a little slice of action, guests have complimentary access to the region’s renowned aquatic adventure attraction, Wild Wadi Waterpark.


Words: Gina Johnson
Images: Jumeirah