Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

Dubai Beach, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Part of the magnificent resort of Madinat Jumeirah, Dar Al Masyaf translates as ‘summerhouses’ with accommodation arranged in the style of exquisite Arabian courtyard houses. At the centre of each villa is a shared traditional Arabic courtyard and guests enjoy privileged access to a private pool when staying in Arabian Summer Houses, situated away from the main pool. Other highlights include over 2 km of private sandy beach and complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark™. Guests can travel by water taxi (Abra) to Al Qasr, Mina A’Salam, Al Naseem, the award-winning Talise Spa, the bustling Souk Madinat Jumeirah and one of the many restaurants.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

Situated in the Jumeirah area conveniently located for access to Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Madinat Jumeirah is adjacent to the Burj Al Arab Jumeriah, Wild Wadi Waterpark™ and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and is 10 minutes by car to the nearest shopping mall with complimentary shuttle bus service. At the heart of the resort is the Souk Madinat Jumeirah – a traditional Arabic retail and dining experience. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

29 summerhouses and 283 rooms. All with air-conditioning, private furnished balcony or terrace, satellite TV with video and music channels, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. There are 2 types of house to choose from – Gulf and Arabian, Gulf houses offer superb access to the beach. Each house offers between 8-11 luxurious self-contained guest rooms, each with a personalised butler service and complimentary sunset happy hour (6:00pm-8:00pm) including soft and alcoholic drinks. All suites have access to the Club Lounge at Al Qasr. All rooms have 1 king-size bed or twin beds (subject to availability) plus an existing sofa bed (120cm x 180cm), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years). Arabian Summerhouse Deluxe rooms are situated within the resorts gardens.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner is available on a dine-around basis with a choice of over 60 restaurants within the Jumeirah resorts: Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Transport is not included. 

Gulf Summerhouse Arabian Deluxe and Gulf Summerhouse Ocean Deluxe rooms are accessible through a secluded garden courtyard and offer access to the private beach.

Arabian Summerhouse Arabian Suite has a separate lounge, dining area and lush garden and waterways views.

Gulf Summerhouse Arabian Suites and Gulf Summerhouse Ocean Suites are also available. All suites have access to the Jumeirah Club Lounge at Al Qasr with additional club benefits:

  • Breakfast in the lounge or or Arboretum 7:00am-10:30am
  • Afternoon tea in the lounge 3:00pm-4:30pm 
  • Sundowner cocktails and canapes: 5:00–7:00pm 
  • All day tea, coffee, soft drinks served at the Club Lounge 
  • 15% discount on limousine services booked at the hotel

Over 50 world-class restaurants, bars and lounges. Award-winning Talise Spa* with 26 treatment rooms, gym, sauna, steam rooms and outdoor private swimming pool. Talise Fitness centre* with 2 indoor swimming pools, fully equipped techno gym, high altitude suite as well as rock climbing facilities and group exercise offers. Water sports* include windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, kneeboard, wakeboard and kayaks. 5 tennis courts*, 2 squash courts*. Kids’ Club* (children up to 12 years of age, children under 4 years to be accompanied by parent/guardian). Babysitting* (on request). Golf* can be arranged nearby. Madinat Theatre*. Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™. Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to all guests to the nearest shopping mall. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge desk. 24-hour room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

7 nights between 27 Dec-1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A hotel with mixed feelings

Apr 13, 2021 MarcusVienna Vienna

I could have given an "average" review for many reasons but I stick to "very good" because of the few staff, like butler Stan, who still try to make the hotel what it used to be and to make the customers feel special. Last time I visited the resort was four years ago over the same period (Easter) and the level has gone down sharply in the… Read more
I could have given an "average" review for many reasons but I stick to "very good" because of the few staff, like butler Stan, who still try to make the hotel what it used to be and to make the customers feel special. Last time I visited the resort was four years ago over the same period (Easter) and the level has gone down sharply in the meantime. Dar Al Masyaf are the villa extensions of the Al Qasr hotel. We had a gigantic suite but the amenities were worn out and several appliances like curtains or kitchen doors were broken. The butler service is useful but they cannot work miracles. In a week we went to only one signature restaurant, Kayto, which was amazing. The breakfast at French Riviera is excellent. But our positive culinary experience (we were in half board) was limited to that. The rest was just ok, not outstanding at all. On paper, Dar Al Masyaf looks great but our experience is not totally positive. Other reviews say that they are understaffed. This could be an explanation. For example, the villas have their own pool. On the first day we came back from the beach at 4pm because the kids wanted to enjoy the villa's pool. It was closed. I mean physically closed by a net. I asked the butler to open it, it was only the middle of the afternoon after all. But he didn't manage to find a lifeguard to open and watch the pool that day. So the pool remained closed. From what I have seen from the Jumeirah hotels of this gigantic resort, Al Naseem seems to be the best on the beach area. If we come back to those resorts, we'll go there, but we will avoid those areas in need of renovation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very bad service

Apr 9, 2021 zhamilyar2016 Maret, Thailand

Me and my family travel 3-5 times a year. My husband prefers luxurious hotels with worldwide known name. We spent 15 days at vacation in Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf and we were dissatisfied to say the least. The hotel has amazing location and pleasant rooms. And this is where the good stops. The hotel is extremely understaffed for the amount of… Read more
Me and my family travel 3-5 times a year. My husband prefers luxurious hotels with worldwide known name. We spent 15 days at vacation in Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf and we were dissatisfied to say the least. The hotel has amazing location and pleasant rooms. And this is where the good stops. The hotel is extremely understaffed for the amount of guests. Every villa is supposed to have villa butler. We saw our butler twice in 15 days. It was impossible to reach any of the hotel staff to make a restaurant reservation. And the restaurants were fully booked a week in advance. If you try to order in room, the food arrived cold and 1-2 hours late. I tried contacting the hotel manager regarding poor performance of the hotel staff and the only answer was “yes, hotel is full and we are short on staff”. No apology, no making up for the inconvenience. Once I my kids received absolutely burnt pizza and I was fully charger for it even after my dissatisfaction speech. And again, no apologies from the hotel. Very disappointing, that the beach is the best at jumeirah hotels but we will not want to come back, as the service is non existent Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Never go to this hotel

Apr 9, 2021 A4202TWdianar

The worst experience ever. I’ll never come to this hotel again. It’s not a 5 star hotel that it used to be. Rooms are not cleaned properly. And worst thing is that someone has stolen money from our two rooms. Couldn’t find general manager, if we compare with other madinat hotels, this is the one where you never have to come. Had to run after them,… Read more
The worst experience ever. I’ll never come to this hotel again. It’s not a 5 star hotel that it used to be. Rooms are not cleaned properly. And worst thing is that someone has stolen money from our two rooms. Couldn’t find general manager, if we compare with other madinat hotels, this is the one where you never have to come. Had to run after them, and even didn’t get any response. Nothing was done to compensate our wasted time and this situation. Have to work with staff, bad hospitality. They definitely lost their level of service in everything. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great property but tired, poor hygiene and understaffed

Apr 4, 2021 JBassermann London, United Kingdom

This was our fourth time in Al Quasr / Dar Al Masyaf over a period of 14 years. While it was a true 5 star experience when we went first the hotel has some serious issues by now because of a lack of investment, understaffing and poor service level. We love the place but they have to do something about it! On the positives: great property, great… Read more
This was our fourth time in Al Quasr / Dar Al Masyaf over a period of 14 years. While it was a true 5 star experience when we went first the hotel has some serious issues by now because of a lack of investment, understaffing and poor service level. We love the place but they have to do something about it! On the positives: great property, great location, beautiful beach. On the issues: Hygiene in Dal Al Masyaf totally insufficient, our rooms were not properly cleaned once during our one week stay! On the last evening two cockroaches appeared which really destroyed our night! This must simply not happen in a 5 star hotel! Dishes were left standing in the lounge area for the whole night despite us calling butler service to remove it, no wonder animals are crawling around there. No sanitised pens anywhere, not even at reception, shocking at times of Covid. The facilities are getting tired, you can tell the place is coming of age, they should invest to make it more contemporary. In our bedroom there was a big stain in the ceiling, nothing I would expect if I have to spend EUR 1.500 for a room per night! Overall the place is pretty much unchanged since 15 years, only notable exceptions are Shimmers restaurant on the beach (really good), parts of the dining area and the meat restaurant. Overpricing is a general issues, eg an ice cream cone on the beach cost eur 25 / AED 99, a rip-off! The should also provide healthier food and more vegan options. Butler service at Dar Al Masyaf is a joke, they are not capable of organising anything that goes beyond calling a buggy, can’t even serve proper drinks (bringing unopened bottles without an opener or glasses ...). Concierge service is understaffed, sloppy and slow, you need to wait in the line for 10 minutes plus, no wonder if there’s is only 1 or 2 people for the whole hotel. 90% of guests from Russia, nothing against Russians but felt a bit out of balance. They should try to attract a more mixed group of international guests. Overall they urgently need to address these issues, otherwise we certainly won’t come back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extremely understaffed this year

Mar 30, 2021 anastasia5002021

We have been coming to this hotel for 5 years and we could really feel the effect of COVID this year. The hotel is extremely understaffed. Be prepared to spend up to 2 hours on your breakfast. First waiting in line for a table and then waiting for your food. Overall the hotel is still amazing and we had a great holiday. It is very clean and all… Read more
We have been coming to this hotel for 5 years and we could really feel the effect of COVID this year. The hotel is extremely understaffed. Be prepared to spend up to 2 hours on your breakfast. First waiting in line for a table and then waiting for your food. Overall the hotel is still amazing and we had a great holiday. It is very clean and all precautions are taken against COVID. There are face masks available at every entrance. Read less