Jumeirah Al Naseem, Sea Breeze, welcomes first guests
The final chapter of the multi-award winning Madinat Jumeirah - ‘the Arabian Resort of Dubai’ - also marks the completion of Jumeirah Group’s transformation of two kilometres of coastline into a major tourist destination.
This process began in 1997 with the opening of Jumeirah Beach Hotel and continued with the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Madinat Jumeirah.
Arabic for "sea breeze," the name Al Naseem reflects both the unrivalled beach location of the hotel and the unique design of the guest rooms and hotel features, which evokes a sense of calm and relaxation.
The interior décor of the 430 rooms is inspired by sea breeze, sand dunes, Dubai’s pearl diving heritage and Bedouin traditions. The large open plan bathrooms have large sliding doors for privacy and spacious walk in showers inspired by Arabic hammams.
The balconies and extended terraces offer spectacular views of the sea, the resort's landscaped gardens and swimming pools, and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Rooms with extended terraces enable guests to relax outside and in the summer months the doors can be closed to create an extended living space. The hotel is located so close to the water that the sounds of the sea reach guest rooms, open terraces and outdoor restaurants.
As soon as guests enter the hotel lobby they will discover Al Mandhar Lounge which translates to "amazing views," in a tribute to the venue’s spectacular vista of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf. This outlet is themed around the land explorer who travelled from the Middle East to North Africa.
Come and discover local Emiratis’ favorite drinks: Chai and Karak teas, and watch the world go by while feeling the Al Bait Baitak spirit. Sit back in this bright, light lounge and explore a fusion of French / Moroccan snacks including Bocadillos, Bisteeya and a selection of creative mint teas.
The hotel is the first to feature a 150 metre outdoor lagoon for rehabilitating critically endangered sea turtles.
The custom-designed turtle lagoon houses the turtles prior to their return to the wild. From early 2017, guests will be able to participate in turtle feeding sessions and learn about the native fish from the lagoon’s discovery trail.
This is the result of continued work between Jumeirah and the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project – which has been running since 2004 in collaboration with the Dubai Wildlife Protection Office. ■
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