Search img
0203 816 0985img
We're open today until 6pm
Top Holidays

Things to do at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai


Cementing itself as one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, Dubai is a veritable playground for the rich and famous and there is nothing here that isn’t five-star quality, from its incredible shopping and notoriously luxurious hotels to its fantastic weather and Instagram-worthy oceanside location. Plus, it’s like a long-haul destination that’s only a seven-hour flight from London – double win!

We've rounded up the best things to do during your stay at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai, with everything from sumptuous days by the pool to spectacular afternoon's exploring the local area.

Things to Do at Mandarin Oriental Dubai

Water sports

As well as a stunning swimming pool on-site, the hotel enjoys a prominent location right on the pristine Jumeirah Beach, offering beautiful white sands and pearlescent turquoise waters in which guests can take full advantage of with the wide range of water sports activities on offer.

Gentle water sports such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fishing make for a relaxing time in the water, but if you’re after something to really get that adrenaline going then try wakeboarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, donut rides and banana boat rides, or rent some high-tech kit such as jetpacks or flyboards. Private yacht rental is also available for an extra special adventure out into the gorgeous Arabian Gulf.

Luxury yacht, Dubai

Luxury yacht, Dubai
Planning your next journey ?

Our expertise, worldwide connections, and the way we do things with a relentless drive means whatever your travels needs are, we can make it happen for you whenever, however, wherever and every time.

Land-based activities

If dry land appeals more then you should definitely have a go on the newly built Padel Court, an increasingly popular sport now played in over 60 countries that is similar to tennis and very easy to learn for all ages.

The hotel’s Fitness Centre is kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment catering to both strength and cardio regimens, with a team of wellness experts on hand for personal training sessions. The Movement Studio offers classes for yoga, dance and a fitness training bootcamp, plus the Little Nomads Martial Arts Academy for the kids.

Fitness Centre, Mandarin Oriental Dubai

Fitness Centre, Mandarin Oriental Dubai

Extraordinary dining

Eating anywhere in Dubai is a gastronomic delight and the Mandarin Oriental does not disappoint on this front with four fine dining options, each as distinctive and exciting as the next. Sublimotion is an eclectic offering that will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Based on a unique, multi-sensory concept where just 12 diners dive into a world of ‘molecular gastronomy and haute cuisine’, with 360-degree screens projecting a high-tech show while guests dine.

Tasca by José Avillez is a contemporary restaurant located on the sixth floor of the hotel, serving characterful, authentic Portuguese fare and home of the largest selection of Portuguese wines in the country. Don’t miss the delicious Mandarin Oriental Dubai brunch at Tasca, a tasting menu combining the freshest flavours and most succulent seafood you can think of.

Japanese steakhouse Netsu is headed up by Mandarin Oriental Dubai executive chef Ross Shonhan, and exhibits the wonderful, traditional cooking technique Warayaki – straw fire cooking – and includes sushi and sashimi plates along with many other complex and delectable Japanese dishes.

Beluga is the wonderfully named, lavishly decorated caviar eatery that upholds its position as the only dedicated caviar restaurant in Dubai, offering impeccable service and dazzling food.

Alongside these amazing fine dining establishments are The Bay, a beachside brasserie for casual all-day Mediterranean-style fare, the casual Sun Vibes pool bar, and Noor Lounge, located in the lobby, which offers up lovely afternoon teas and refreshing drinks and coffees throughout the day and into the balmy evenings. The Mandarin Cake Shop serves a selection of eat-in or takeaway cakes that quite honestly look too good to eat, possibly belonging in an art gallery for us to marvel at when we have a sweet craving. For ultimate relaxation if you’re not a guest of the hotel there is the Mandarin Oriental Dubai day pass, where you can benefit from a luxury day of lounging by the Sun Vibes pool bar and enjoy dining credit to spend however you wish.

The Mandarin Cake Shop

The Mandarin Cake Shop

The spa

Holiday bookings at Mandarin Oriental Dubai are not complete without a trip to the indulgent and super-luxurious Spa where guests can choose from a wide range of gorgeous treatments, influenced by the MO Group’s Oriental heritage, as well as the local, rich diversity of the Middle East. Beautiful therapies and services include massages, facials, scrubs, wraps and many other traditional treatments using advanced technologies.

VIP Spa Suite, Mandarin Oriental Dubai

VIP Spa Suite, Mandarin Oriental Dubai

Things to do nearby the Mandarin Oriental Dubai

Ultimate luxury holidays in the Middle East aren’t complete without immersing yourself into the high-glamour world of unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and the Mandarin Oriental Dubai is perfectly situated to take advantage of what is on offer here. In true MO style, the hotel provides an excellent programme of varied and personalised experiences away from the sanctuary of the pool to get guests out and about to enjoy the beauty of the region.

What better way to see the Arabian Desert that surrounds Dubai than in a hot air balloon ride? Take to the skies at sunrise for a three-hour trip and see the magic of the golden sand dunes 4,000 feet above the ground, before finishing with a gourmet breakfast and even a camel ride (if you wish). On a slightly more exhilarating note, take to the air in a different way and skydive down over the iconic Palm Jumeirah or Arabian Desert and if you can stomach it afterwards enjoy a specially prepared dinner on a table suspended 50 metres up. Not only that, but you can also book a one-hour private helicopter sightseeing tour to get a bird’s eye view of the city including a luxury car transfer and a 30-minute tour at the end of the attractive mini-city, Madinat Jumeirah.

If you prefer your experiences literally more down to earth, then perhaps a guided tour of Old Dubai is more your scene. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and culture of the souks, spice markets and beautiful historic buildings before heading to a traditional restaurant serving local dishes and Emirati flavours. Speak with your personal travel manager for more information on the full range of excellent experiences on offer at the Mandarin Oriental Dubai!

Dune bashing in the desert

Dune bashing in the desert

The Mandarin Oriental Dubai FAQs

Is the Mandarin Oriental Dubai family friendly?

Yes there is plenty on offer for children here. The Little Nomads Kids’ Club is open for youngsters aged 3-10 and offers a variety of entertainment including their very own kids’ swimming pool, toys, games and art supplies. Under fours eat for free in and each restaurant offers a dedicated children’s menu. As well as the previously mentioned Little Nomads Martial Arts Academy there is also the Little Nomads Lifeguard Training programme, both for ages 5-16.

Which is the best suite in the hotel?

The Royal Penthouse is 850sqm and split over two levels, offering an outstanding space with bedroom overlooking the sea, rooftop terrace with pool and fire pit, private gym, steam rooms, multiple balconies, a huge living room and dining room, bar and study, all accessed via a private lift. Not bad, is it?

How do we get to the hotel from the airport?

After your flight, which is approximately seven hours from London, guests will have a 20-minute car transfer from Dubai International Airport.

Whether you wish to immerse yourself in an indulgent spa treatment, try a new and exciting water activity or go wild in the high-end shopping mall - there's plenty to see and do at and nearby Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai. But don't take our word for it, discover luxury like never before when you call our expert travel team on 0203 816 0985, or submit an email enquiry to organise your stay and even to look into alternative Dubai hotel & holiday offers.

Tagged: Dubai
Enjoyed This Article?
Now choose what happens next...
1 Looking to Book a Holiday?

This button will take you to a short form where we'll ask about your destination and preferences. If you don't like filling in forms simply give us a call on 0203 816 0985 and we'll be happy to help you.

Let's Plan Your Trip
2Receive Our Exclusive Offers

Join our email to receive exclusive offers and airline sales direct to your inbox. Unsubscribe anytime (but why would you want to?)

Get in touch with our team of personal travel managers to start planning your trip
  • The human touch
  • Complete concierge service
  • 24/7 out of hours contact