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 surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and waterways. 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™, Kids' Club and complimentary WiFi throughout the resort and at the beach. Guests can travel by water taxi (Abra) to Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Naseem, the award-winning Talise Spa, the bustling Souk Madinat Jumeirah and one of the many restaurants serving gourmet cuisine from around the world. Guests will also benefit from personalised Butler Service.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

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 Arabian Deluxe rooms are situated within the resorts gardens.

Half Board includes: breakfast and lunch or dinner is available on a dine-around basis with a choice of participating restaurants across the following resorts in Dubai: Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

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.

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*. 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*. Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A unique service

Apr 17, 2019 Flyer17219915276 Wasserburg, Germany

Unforgettable experience that we have been repeating for the past five years. A wonderful location and especially a very helping staff that listens to all your needs We have been staying in this hotel already 5 times and will continue to do so
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Apr 14, 2019 R11DCB

This was the sixth time we have holidayed at Dar Al Masyaf and once again we had a near perfect experience .Facilities,cleanliness & service all at the top of their game. We stay in an Arabian Summer House and there the ‘butlers’ were terrific - special mention to Nabina whose smile and speed of service was exceptional . Similarly on the beach… Read more
This was the sixth time we have holidayed at Dar Al Masyaf and once again we had a near perfect experience .Facilities,cleanliness & service all at the top of their game. We stay in an Arabian Summer House and there the ‘butlers’ were terrific - special mention to Nabina whose smile and speed of service was exceptional . Similarly on the beach ,Nasool looked after us and he was brilliant all week - it was lovely to see familiar faces like Rasool,Moses & Lucky . Makes the ‘welcome back ‘ message feel more real. Would (and have ) recommend Dar Al Masyaf to anyone with a family -just the perfect destination . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing place

Apr 13, 2019 jules3837 preston

Visited with adult son. Room extremely large and beautiful. We had an amazing stay. All the staff were very friendly and extremely good at their role. We went on the flavours package and this was great too. Not a cheap place to visit but the attention to detail, cleanliness and luxury is worth it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort but not the best in Dubai

Apr 12, 2019 Lee B

While I agree this has 5* facilities and the front of house staff from porters, concierge, beach and restaurants go above and beyond. I feel very let down on this last trip to DAM and will most likely be my last. I travel frequently to Dubai and try to stay loyal to the Jumeirah chain but I feel they are now lagging behind other hotels in the… Read more
While I agree this has 5* facilities and the front of house staff from porters, concierge, beach and restaurants go above and beyond. I feel very let down on this last trip to DAM and will most likely be my last. I travel frequently to Dubai and try to stay loyal to the Jumeirah chain but I feel they are now lagging behind other hotels in the region. Let's face it this is not a cheap hotel even by Dubai standards and as such the service should be the best in the area but it's not. A few examples. I booked directly with DAM and asked for a few things to make sure our holiday was a success with baby twins at 10 months of age. I advised the hotel at the time of booking that we require two baby cots, it was our anniversary during our stay and also requested that we have a villa closer to the beach due to not being able to use the Arba or buggies with our double stroller. To double check they received this (I never received my requests confirmation) I emailed the hotel directly and was advised that all had been noted. What did we receive. 1 baby cot in the room, a villa at the back of the resort a(we could not get any further to the back) and no acknowledgement of our anniversary. This is shocking for a Dubai 5* hotel. Now I understand that villas are subject to availability but when speaking with other couples in the resort they advised that their summer houses were half empty and this was also very evident from the private pools, we had to walk to ours because it was not close by. If anyone is planning on staying in DAM with a stroller, especially a double. You have to be very tactical to how you get around the resort. We was very close to the Souk but to get there meant we had to climb up and down various flights of steep steps so had to walk around about 15 mins to nip to the shop. It was actually amusing asking staff how we can get to various places in the hotel without steps and they generally did not know. The biggest disappointment for me was the baby high chairs. When we arrived we requested 2 for our room to feed the twins. I'll just let you look at the photo and no explanation needed really. That is not the service you expect at the DAM. Secondly the cleaner high chair was broken. The middle section to stop the baby from falling through the gap was broken. It was an accident waiting to happen. When we showed the concierge they replaced it within 12 hours again not great. The hotel has staff sweeping sand off the beach, polishing bridges and cleaning your sunglasses but the things that matter (to me anyway) was seriously lacking. I have been a member of the Sirrius loyalty program now for a few years now but think this may have been my last stay with the Jumeirah group. Read less
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Apr 9, 2019 980denisee Epsom, United Kingdom

We had the most fantastic evening at Tortuga at the madinat from the moment we arrived to getting the gondola to the restaurant! The whole Experience as amazing the meal was good but expensive but because of the whole evening and dining I would say well worth a visit x