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Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Al Sufouh Road | Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #1 of 483 Hotels in Dubai
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“Best Resort in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have stayed in many resorts and hotels worldwide, but quite simply this is the best resort I have ever stayed! My wife and I returned to the Jumeirah brand after staying at JBH last year and our visit to DAM exceeded our expectations.

Irene, who was our butler, was fantastic. The half board option is incredible value for money. The staff throughout the resort are extremely hospitable. The buggy service is great, especially in the heat. The Abra's are fun and unique. In terms of location, it's close to the city centre but also far enough away from it to have that feeling of balance. I don't there there is quite another resort such as the Madinat anywhere else in the world. This is the closest thing you will get to a 6 star resort.

We stayed in the Gulf Villa and will certainly be looking to return soon!

Room Tip: Gulf Villa's area great with close access to the beach, but with the buggy and Abra service, and...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at the Summer Houses in DAM 22nd -29th June to celebrate our honeymoon. We couldn't have wished for a better holiday! The other reviews say it all- this is the best place to stay in dubai (having stayed in numerous other places.)

The service is impeccable, the bulters at the summerhouses do such a great job- attentive to your every need, we really did feel like we had nothing to worry about- they helped us book a trip to ski dubai to do the penguin encounter experience, organised taxi's, watertaxi's and buggies to transport us around and even brought up a drink or two for us when we couldn't make the happy hour downstairs.

The beach is beautiful- crystal clear waters and soft sand, chairs are prepared for you, and most even have a button to press for waiter service. Staff come round a few times a day with free ice lolly's and you can rent cabanas for 4 days or more (ideal for families.)

Restaurants are fantastic- we tried quite a few- the thai is a great experience, very romantic. The seafood was closed for a refurb but that didn't bother us as we went to the Burj one night- a few drinks in the skyview bar and then to the seafood restaurant (you can get a buggy directly to the burj.) The italian was nice, buffet had lots of choice and ideal for children. There are so many restaurants to choose from- we stayed close by most of the time, but you can eat at many of the restaurants in the souk or at other jumeriah resorts (we had half board summer flavours offer.) You can get a watertaxi from the summerhouses to most of the restaurants and the souk- lovely in the evening with the breeze on your face.

Wild wadi is next door to the resort (although you won't have known!), and buggy's are provided to take you to the private entrance for free. Nice way to spend the day.

The pool area is huge, and the beach just opposite. Both very clean and tidy- we even saw people cleaning small marks from the pavement! Everything is thought of and you will be given the warmest welcome. We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Yet another amazing week spent at DAM. On this occasion i stayed in villa 5 and it was truly stunning (like always) and our concierge/bulter, Irene was a wonderful host.

All staff are friendly, polite and helpful. It is the ONLY hotel i will stay at when in Dubai.

Room Tip: villa 8 or villa 5
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Wow - what a beautiful hotel. i stayed in the summer houses which were just devine. Service was outstanding, rooms beautiful - its a perfect Dubai location. excellent selection of restaurants on offer. Buffet breakfast was excellent. a great spot for families also with the free entry to wadi wadi waterpark, the hotel has a large pool area also. Beach area lovely with a view of the Burj. The hotel is close to the Mall of the Emirates for shopping along with the Gold and Diamond park. The Summerhouses offer a free drinks and nibble hour. i was lucky enough to see all of the different room types on offer - they are all excellent but very different. the hotel is offering some excellent value for money rates for the rooms located near the new construction area. for those looking for a cheaper hotel room these would be perfect. it truly is a beautiful resort.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

It's impossible to convey how wonderful Dar Al Masyaf, in The Madinat Jumeirah, is. From the moment the foyer Greeters open your cab doors the warmth of all the staff welcome is overwhelming.

The complete site, now 10 years old, remains impeccably maintained, enhancing the experience. In Villa 12 we had several Butlers take care of us but two stood out; Larson & Vikram. Larson is destined for greatness. He was, without doubt, the most thoughtful and genuine Madinat Jumeirah member of staff we have come across and this was our 6th stay. Vikram's warmth and desire to ensure we were happy and comfortable was greatly appreciated by my wife and I. There were a couple of times the room make up service fell a tiny bit short of their normal high standards but not enough to spoil the overall experience.

Breakfast in the Al Muna was the most happy and relaxing start to your day imaginable. Headed by the impressively professional Lois. Agnes & Alpha were such fantastic girls. We got to see a lot if Agnes and rate her attentiveness very, very highly. Agnes is a credit to the Al Muna management but it's actually unfair to just single Agnes out. Truly, the complete staff in the Al Muna are perhaps the best "Team" of staff my wife and I have ever experienced. It's impossible to fake the professionalism and togetherness they display and The Madinat Management MUST praise Lois and his team.

Lastly, towards the end of our stay, we began to regularly be looked after on the beach by Damacen who, under such extreme heat conditions, came over as such a caring, knowledgeable and witty chap. He made a genuine point of checking on us every hour in a non obtrusive way. The rest of the beach crew were good but Damacen stood out in the crowd and is also destined for greater things.

After many visits here, my wife and I still cannot imagine wanting to holiday anywhere else. There is a mysterious magic about this resort, a kind of holidaying magnet ... we just remain drawn here.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have just returned from a family holiday, 10 day stay in villa 11 at the Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah. There are not enough complimentary words to describe how wonderful and luxurious this place is. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the staff cannot do enough for you, they really do make the experience a cut above the rest - never received service like this! I would in particular like to give a big thanks to our butler Zubin in villa 11, who was always so lively, chatty and so so helpful, recommending places to visit, restaurants and sights to see in Dubai. Zubin even remembered our favourite drinks for the happy hour - little touches that make you feel so at home and welcome. Overall he was absolutely fantastic and such a credit to your resort. Also Simon in villa 10, where we had family staying, was a total joy to be around, so happy to do anything for you and really looking like he enjoyed his job. Also Mafoos, a buggy driver on car number 42 was a total pleasure, really funny, making me and my family laugh so much. Aside from the whole resort being so beautiful and tranquil, a big thanks to Zubin, Simon & Mafoos for outstanding service. I definitely hope to return in the future, and I would highly recommend the dar al masyaf to anybody!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our 2nd return back to the DAM.Once again.Amazing,luxury,customer service like no other hotel i have stayed at,The staff are outstanding always greet you first with a smile on their face,the accommodation immaculate & luxurious!The 40 or so restaurants to chose from ,couldn't fault one meal.a fabulous little touch this year was the new 'Call for assistance'buttons next to your sunbed by the pool..so no waving your arms around trying to distract a waiter...fabulous idea.Cant thank
Muzaffar Holimtayev the general manager enough who went above and beyond the call of duty for us.Our aim is to return most year to this simply stunning resort.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Al Sufouh Road | Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dubai
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#1 Family Hotel in Dubai
#1 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah 5*
Number of rooms: 283
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