One of the best value-for-money options along The Walk, what Amwaj lacks by way of a private beach it makes up for in its fully equipped gym and fitness centre, and great places to eat. Try Italian at Rosso or enjoy international eats in Horizon (ladies get two free drinks here every single night). The Walk, JBR, www.rotana.com (04 428 2000).
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
Constructed back in 2000, this JBR stalwart has stood through the changes along the Jumeirah coastline. Despite its slightly aged exterior, it still remains a favourite, with the hotel’s nine restaurants and cafés catering well to visitors while offering a licensed alternative to The Walk. The beach club, VIP facilities and watersports allow you to relax or be active. The Walk, JBR, www3.hilton.com (04 399 1111).
JA Ocean View Hotel
Located on The Walk, this minimalist, sea-themed hotel is home to a number of outlets including 25th floor grape bar The Whistler, popular pub Girders and hot new exercise facility Speedflex. The Walk, JBR, www.jaresortshotels.com (04 814 5599).
One&Only Royal Mirage
This secluded hotel is set on 65 acres of manicured lawns and beach frontage and is the perfect choice for those wanting to seriously relax in luxury. Al Sufouh Road, royalmirage.oneandonlyresorts.com (04 399 9999).
Radisson Blu Dubai Marina
These hotel apartments place you at the centre of Dubai Marina, just a short stroll from some of the best nightlife spots in the city. The Radisson Blu comes complete with a sauna, fitness centre, pools, spa and health club, and a choice of Italian and Asian restaurants, too. Dubai Marina, www.radissonblu.com (04 435 5000).
Sheraton Jumeirah Resort
A stylish resort property with a good stretch of sand, decent beach club, spacious gardens and a fine swimming pool, the Sheraton is located on The Walk close to Dubai Marina. The hotel is home to multiple bars and restaurants including Bliss Lounge and Palm Garden, which hosts a top-notch Friday brunch. The Walk, JBR, www.sheratonjumeirahbeach.com (04 399 5533).
The Address Dubai Marina
This hotel offers chilled out vibes alongside the chic Marina area. With easy access to a range of trendsetting restaurants, Dubai Marina Yacht Club and the dynamic nightlife locations of the Marina, The Address is at the centre of one of Dubai’s most cosmopolitan districts. Dubai Marina, www.theaddress.com (04 436 7777).
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Even those with the most discerning palates will like the fine dining options available, from Italian fare at Splendido and regional cuisine at Amaseena, to the poolside snacks by the Gulf Pavilion. Check out Splendido’s international brunch on every Friday, which includes unlimited bubbly as well as Italian house grape and hops. The Walk, JBR, www.ritzcarlton.com (04 399 4000).
The Westin Dubai
From watersports, yachting and spas to bar-hopping and brunch, the Westin boasts an impressive roster of activities for you to enjoy. We take our hats off to this lavish establishment that manages to combine a lively Friday brunch (spanning three restaurants and including unlimited bubbly and food) with the highest standards of service and luxury. Al Sufouh Road, www.westinminaseyahi.com (04 399 4141).