Private beach, 6 swimming pools, 7 tennis courts, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa*, watersports, Kids' Club, shuttle bus to selected shopping malls, unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™

Restaurants & bars

One of Dubai’s most impressive nightclubs, 360° offers a menu of drink and light bites and finger foods from around the world. Head to Beachcombers – one of the hotel’s main restaurants, serving Pan-Asian cuisine (Breakfast is only available here on Friday and Saturday). At Carnevale, Italian flavours are complemented by an authentic ambiance, whilst at D&A, simple and delicious English food is served daily. Savour German cuisine in Der Keller, translated to The Cellar, where scents of wine barrels and solid oak fuse with delectable aromas of the delicious sausages or spaetzle. Dine at La Parrilla for sounds of samba beats and Latin American cuisine or tuck into Indian cuisine at Naya. In La Veranda, you can enjoy a relaxed meal with friends and family, while Latitude serves fresh flavours from Japanese, Thai and Malaysian cuisine as well as a sample of Europe. For bakery goods on the go, head to Latitude Creations, where handcrafted cakes, desserts and breads are baked fresh daily. Have fun in Mahiki, where a colourful Polynesian theme runs through every detail of this nightclub, serving a selection of tropical grills. At Ocean Blue, you can dine on beach-inspired cuisine on the beach with a choice of delicious cocktails. Healthy snacks and delicious meals can be found at the handy Pool Bar.

For Children

What’s nearby? This hotel is on Jumeirah Beach, 20 minutes' drive from the city centre. The Mall is just over the road and the hotel runs a shuttle bus to some of the local shopping malls if you fancy more in the way of retail therapy. You can walk to the Madinat Jumeirah from here in about 10 minutes.

Tried and tested For a special meal, head to La Parrilla. This Latin American restaurant is up on the 25th floor so it has widescreen views, and the menu of Argentinian, Peruvian and Mexican dishes is served up alongside fiery tango dancing.

The sleeping arrangements All rooms benefit from ocean views. Ocean Deluxe Family Rooms sleep two adults in a king-sized bed and two children on a sofa bed, and these are available as interconnecting. We love the Family Garden Suites – they’re on the ground floor and have direct pool access, and they sleep up to three adults and two children. And the Two Bedroom Beit Al Bahar Royal Villa is extraordinary – it sleeps up to four adults and two children, has a private terrace and plunge pool, and the bonus of 24-hour butler service.

*Denotes local charge