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 (a traditional wooden cargo vessel) – is to Dubai what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Completed in 1999, this iconic landmark sits on an artificial i…
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 (market), palm-fringed waterways and desert-coloured hotels and vill…
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 in…
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 kitesurfing, soap football, beach tennis, beach volleyball and kayaking. There are…
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 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 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

Bu Qtair

Always packed to the gills, this simple eatery is a Dubai institution famous for its dock-fresh fish and shrimp, marinated in a 'secret' masala curry sauce and fried to order. Belly up to the window, point to what y…
Top Choice Bar in Jumeirah

Bahri Bar

This chic bar drips with sultry Arabian decor and has a veranda laid with Persian rugs and comfy sofas perfect for taking in magical views of the Madinat waterways and the Burj Al Arab. Daily drink deals, elevated b…