Madinat Jumeirah has to be one of the most beautiful hotel resorts in Dubai. It’s designed to look like an old Arab village; the buildings are all made in the same sand coloured stone and in a similar style.
The resort is made up of three hotels and a souk. All the different buildings are linked by water and you can get around via an abra, a water taxi! The taxi costs approximately £20 for a ride around the resort and is so worth it. (The breeze from being on the water is a necessity if you’re crazy enough to be here at midday!)
The combination of the pale stone buildings and the perfect turquoise water makes this such a beautiful and serene place to visit.
There’s so many cute little bridges scattered around and you can see the Burj Al Arab from here.
When I hear the word souk I think old street markets with wooden stalls (like something out of Aladdin?), but that isn’t quite what you get in Dubai. The souk at Madinat Jumeirah is gorgeous and is a welcome air conditioned break from the heat outside. Souvenirs are more expensive here as opposed to other souks but there’s still plenty to window shop and you can have a quick bite at some restaurants.
I can’t get over how picturesque the place is. As an excursion Madinat Jumeirah is only a few hours out of your day and definitely worth a visit! For a different type of excursion check out my review of afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab by clicking here. x