Staying four nights at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, proved to be a real treat for the senses. This sophisticated urban retreat boasts lavish interiors, incredible views and sublime dining venues. We were thrilled to stay within a Skyline View Room and to experience the delights of the rooftop Mercury Lounge, beachfront Sea Fu and traditionally-styled Hendricks Bar. The generously-sized, beautifully appointed guest rooms comprise of 237 luxury rooms and 49 suites - including the spectacular Penthouse Suite. Light and airy, with subtle Arabic design touches, these stylish sanctuaries are packed with amenities and include both indoor, plus outdoor areas - perfect for sitting and admiring the striking cityscape lit-up at night.
Our first evening was spent at Sea Fu, where we were kindly hosted by the Director of Sales, Mohammed and his fellow colleague Laura. Being located on the beachfront, Sea Fu is the perfect place for sundowner's and the chill-out bar and firepit is a stunning location to watch the sun set over Dubai. For dinner, I indulged in an array of Asian cuisine - sushi, followed by five-spiced duck breast and finally, a caramel dessert. This de-constructed banoffee pie, was lavishly topped with white chocolate and presented with a pouring of toffee sauce - melting the chocolate dome - decadently divine! Later, we ventured up to the Mercury Lounge to enjoy sensational views of the Dubai skyline, whilst sipping innovative cocktails - my personal favourite was a 'Mai Tai' served in an elaborate glass bottle. The music here was laid-back and the sight of the Burj Khalifa, in the distance, lighting up the night sky, was truly captivating.
Once guests finally prize themselves away from the comfort of their room or suite, there are a plethora of daytime attractions both within and beyond the resort - the beach, city malls, entertainment complexes and water parks are just a few of the many options available. My time was spent exploring the resort and enjoying the fabulous facilities and surroundings. Should you wish to simply relax by the adult pool, there is a tempting selection of floating chairs - along with a floating Champagne bar too! The service, like all Four Seasons properties, was impeccable and flawless with nothing being too much trouble. The vibrant SUQ dining venue is a lively hub to visit for lunch, with the eclectic cuisine providing a melting pot of flavoursome delights. Afternoons can be spent indulging further, with an extravagant Afternoon Tea at Shai Salon - all whilst admiring the sparkling sea views. Other attractions include The Pearl Spa - boasting ten treatment rooms and signature crushed pearls and camel milk treatments - the impressive gym (bound to inspire even the most reluctant of guests), the Ever En Vogue beauty salon, Friday Brunch, sensational Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Dining Room, plus the traditional Gin Bar. Hendricks Bar is a classic and it styled like a gentleman's Club, complete with mobile Gin trolley! We enjoyed learning about the hotel's selection of rare Gins, plus how gin is poured slowly down a long twisted spoon in order to allow the alcohol to breathe.
Four days was simply not long enough a stay and I'd recommend a minimum of five nights, in order to fully appreciate the property - along with a day to explore the city's vast number of attractions too! In order to plan your own luxury gourmet escape, in the city which boasts year-round sunshine and thrilling entertainment, please call our dedicated Travel Consultants on 01244 897 881.