Top things to do

Top Choice Landmark in Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab

The Burj's graceful silhouette – meant to evoke the sail of a dhow (traditional wooden cargo vessel) – is to Dubai what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Completed in 1999, this iconic landmark sits on an artificial isl…
Top Choice Area in Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah

One of Dubai’s most attractive developments, Madinat Jumeirah is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Arab village, complete with a souq, palm-fringed waterways and desert-coloured hotels and villas festoo…
Top Choice Mosque in Jumeirah

Jumeirah Mosque

Snowy white and intricately detailed, Jumeirah is Dubai's most beautiful mosque and one of only a handful in the UAE that are open to non-Muslims – one-hour guided tours are operated by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre fo…
Top Choice Asian in Jumeirah

3 Fils

Singaporean chef Akmal Anuar turns out innovative, yet unpretentious Asian-influenced small plates at this tiny, unlicensed spot – a perfect foil to Dubai's expensive, overblown eateries. There are around 25 seats i…
Top Choice Beach in Jumeirah

Kite Beach

This long, pristine stretch of white sand, off Jumeirah Rd and next to a mosque, is superclean and has lots of activities, including kite surfing, soap football, beach tennis, beach volleyball and kayaking. There ar…
Top Choice Emirati in Jumeirah

Logma

Meaning ‘mouthful’ in Arabic, this funky Emirati cafe is a great introduction to contemporary local cuisine. It's popular for breakfast dishes such as baith tamat (saffron-spiced scrambled eggs with tomato), wholeso…
Top Choice Lounge in Jumeirah

360°

Capping a long curved pier, this fashionable lounge still hasn't lost its cool after many years of music, mingling and magical views of the Burj Al Arab. Hang out on the deck or head inside to nibble on pan-Asian bi…
Top Choice Thai in Jumeirah

Pai Thai

An abra ride, a canalside table and candlelight are the hallmarks of a romantic night out, and this enchanting spot sparks on all cylinders. If your date doesn’t make you swoon, then such expertly seasoned Thai dish…
Top Choice Seafood in Jumeirah

Pierchic

Looking for a place to drop an engagement ring into a glass of champagne? Make reservations (far in advance) at this impossibly romantic seafood house capping a historic wooden pier with front-row views of the Burj …
Top Choice Public Art in Jumeirah

Dubai Walls

More than a dozen hot shots of the international street-art scene, including Aiko, Blek Le Rat, ROA and Nick Walker, have turned new urban-style quarter City Walk into an outdoor gallery. The project was sponsored b…