Groups now have an attractive new option for both business and leisure in the United Arab Emirates as the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, has opened. The property includes 256 rooms and a number of meeting spaces, as well as an expansive spa and a slate of varied F&B offerings.
The hotel bills itself as the beachfront resort closest to the city's financial and business districts (as well as a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport), so work and play can get equal time. Among meeting spaces, the 7,500-square-foot Mandarin Ballroom features views of the famed Jumeirah Beach through its floor-to-ceiling windows. One of two on-site prefunction areas can be connected to the ballroom.
For smaller gatherings, the Citronella, Neroli and Tangerine rooms, each span about 1,000 square feet, and the more than 1,000-square-foot Bergamot room has a private outside area.
"We are delighted to introduce Mandarin Oriental's renowned hospitality to the Middle East and look forward to welcoming guests to the luxurious resort environs of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai," said general manager, Werner Anzinger.
For F&B, the hotel has six restaurants and bars. Tasca comes from Portuguese chef José Avillez, and Netsu is a Japanese steak house from Australian-born chef Ross Shonhan. They are joined by the Noor Lounge, the Mandarin Cake Shop and the Sun Vibe pool bar.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, has nine treatment rooms with individual changing facilities; several offer private ocean-view terraces. Treatments emphasize locally inspired experiences, such as the Nomadic Sensory Journey, incorporating drumming into the process.