Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach DubaiAll that Glitters is Dubai
Why we love it: Dubai defines luxury, though with the arrival of the Four Seasons, it makes it official. In a landscape of skyscrapers including the tallest building in the world, the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach is like your Hamptons retreat from the city. Think white sand beaches, some serious poolside chill out time and spa treatments befitting of the Four Seasons name. But with all that said, this is not your typical Four Seasons Resort. The vibe is cranked up; the rooftop Mercury Lounge is where straight off a 16-hour flight we dance off our jet lag while the DJ spins till late night. In Dubai fashion, the hotel is grand; this may be one of the glitziest Four Seasons resorts in the world. As they say, when in Dubai.
What to know: This is a great hotel for families visiting Dubai. The Kids Club is fit for young royalty and it’s open until 11pm, which means Mom and Dad can get in a civilized date night. On the other end of the spectrum, get the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach on your approved corporate hotel list. While the setting is resort-like, there are some major deals going down in the lobby lounge from morning until night, so it is also a good option for the business traveler. With its sceney restaurants and bars on site, it makes it all the more interesting when you’re on your work trip and eating at the bar solo.
Book your spa treatments early, as while this is a large-scale resort, the spa is an intimate 10 rooms. This is also a spot to splurge on a suite with a terrace. The outdoor views are one of the most unique aspects of the hotel; while you’re on the beach you have some of the best skyline views of Dubai from the rooftop lounge, which is especially stunning at night.