Dishing out adventure in spades, JA The Resort in Jebel Ali challenges you to ditch the day-to-day and embark on a full-filled, family staycation
Ditch the screens, get up off that sofa and put your best pair of sneakers on, as adventure calls at JA The Resort, Jebel Ali Beach, Dubai. This magnificent resort, where proud peacocks and other wildlife roam fee, draws families near and far to experience its brilliant blend of plush rooms, perennially sunny beachside setting, and more active pursuits than you can wave a Fitbit at.
Spread across 128-acres, there are two hotels to choose from (the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and the all-suiteJA Palm Tree Court) with a third, JA Lake View Hotel, opening in September, which’ll transform the destination into Dubai’s largest experience resort.
Interconnected rooms offer plenty of space to spread out in, and you’ll never hear the words “I’m bored”, due to the awesome array of thrilling activities and leisure facilities on offer. Water babies will want to dip and dive into the four landscaped swimming pools, with swim-up bars handy for a refreshing drink along the way. Later, you can take to the sea thanks to the on-site Watercooled Watersports Centre, which offers everything from waterskiing to stand up paddle boarding, as well as sailing and fishing trips from the private 85-berth marina. You can even catch a seaplane flight from the dock.
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, there are four floodlit tennis courts, squash courts, badminton courts, beach volleyball facilities, horse riding stables, and a 9-hole mini-golf course to explore. For something a bit different, you can test your aim at the shooting range.
Keen golfers will appreciate the 9-hole, par 35 championship standard golf course with floodlit driving range, putting and pitching greens. At the Leadbetter Golf Academy Dubai, experts are on hand to help you improve your swing.
While you’re busy working on your game, your children will have the time of their lives at the three kids’ clubs and the two dedicated pools.
A holiday is not complete without good food, and you’re sure to be impressed by the variety that the resort’s 16 restaurants and bars bring to the table. Embrace the theatrics at the teppanyaki table at White Orchid or, for a more casual beachside dining experience, you can gaze at the sparkling Arabian Gulf at Captain’s Restaurant and Bar.
After all of that, you’ll likely be in need of a massage at Calm Spa. However many activities you want to tick off your list while you’re there, for busy bees, this stand out resort may just be the new sweet spot.
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