Last Updated on October 16, 2023
The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is a true desert oasis amongst the busy streets of Dubai, with expansive pools, lush gardens, and impeccable service. If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay for exploring Dubai but also relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather and beaches, this is the place for you!
We spent 3 days here and put together this Four Seasons Resort Dubai review, to help you decide where to stay on your next visit to Dubai!
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Four Seasons Resort Dubai Location
The Four Seasons Resort Dubai is located on Jumeirah Beach, but still just a short drive away from many of Dubai’s top attractions. The resort is located a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. From the resort, you are just a short 10-15 minute drive to the popular Dubai Mall area, along with the Burj Khalifa. In the opposite direction, the Palm Dubai and Dubai Marina area are about a 20 minute drive.
The Four Seasons Resort Dubai does not provide shuttle service from the airport. You can book a transfer to your hotel from as a private airport transfer.
Taxis are readily available at Dubai airport, and cost up to around 200 AED ($55 USD) for the 20 minute drive. Uber and Careem are the popular ride-sharing apps in Dubai, and both offer good services for similar prices. Depending on your destination, it might be better to open the apps and compare costs.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai Arrival
When you arrive at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai, at first you won’t see the building, but will drive up a short winding driveway, adorned with beautiful palm trees on either side. When you soon reach the grand entrance of the main building, you will be welcomed and greeted by the bellman, before being ushered inside as your luggage is being taken care of.
As you enter the building you will already get a glimpse of the resort grounds straight ahead. The lobby has a beautiful long hallway with Middle Eastern architecture, with the concierge and check-in desk located on the right. Four Seasons staff always provide impeccable service, and our welcome and check-in process here was as wonderful as always at a Four Seasons.
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Four Seasons Resort Dubai Rooms
The Four Seasons Resort Dubai is a 237-room resort, with all rooms located on the sides of the building as it angles around the resort grounds. The rooms and suites in the hotel vary quite a bit in size, with plenty of large rooms and suites available.
During our time at Four Seasons Resort Dubai, we stayed in a Jumeirah Sea-view Suites on the third floor. The suite was very impressive. As you enter the room you will find the in-room mini-bar which is well appointed and nicely designed. You will then immediately notice the huge size of the living room area with an extra-large couch, desk area, and small terrace outside.
Further into the suite, the bedroom features a large signature Four Seasons bed, beautiful design touches, another balcony, and a sizeable walk-in closet. Lastly, the bathroom is also spacious, full of useful amenities, a large free-standing tub, and typical of what you can expect at Four Seasons properties.
Some of the unique touches in the room include a beautifully scented Four Seasons Dubai candle, the luxurious robes, and overall attention to detail everywhere you look.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai Amenities
The overall feel of the resort is that it is located on a far off tropical island, and not just 10 minutes drive to downtown Dubai. The building is angled on the city side of the property, with the resort grounds inside and towards the ocean. That means that you don’t really see, hear, or feel, the sounds of the city and instead can get on with relaxing.
In the expansive resort grounds there are two very large curving pools. Facing the ocean, the pool on the left is for adults, and the one on the right allows kids. Spread out all around the pools are plenty of lounge chairs with lush Four Seasons towels. As soon as you sit down, you are provided with bottled water and can order drinks or poolside snacks throughout the day. Also outside in the main resort grounds you will find the expansive beach, including even more lounge chairs and umbrellas. For those looking for even more privacy, cabanas are available, or you can swim out to the floating dock where there are also a few lounge chairs and umbrellas available.
Inside the building, the fitness center is large and extremely well equipped. They also offer plenty of classes such as yoga or spinning, which are sometimes offered outside. Just next to the fitness center is the The Pearl Spa. Here you can of course schedule yourself a relaxing spa treatment, or just go to utilize the spa pool and steam room facilities. The spa pool is large and in a beautiful room with plenty of natural light. Outdoors on the other side of the resort, there are tennis courts and padel courts available for use.
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Four Seasons Resort Dubai Dining
There’s no shortage of amazing places to eat at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai.
At the Four Seasons Resort Dubai, you will want to get up in time for breakfast, as this is one of the best breakfast buffets we have ever tasted. Located at Suq on the ground floor, with indoor and outdoor seating, the breakfast buffet offers endless options to suite any taste. There are different sections of the buffet that each have incredible options. Sections include fresh pastries, hot Western breakfast options including an omelet station, fresh fruits, cheese and charcuterie, hot Indian breakfast options, as well as hot and cold Middle Eastern options.
We also loved the health supplements section which included some fresh booster shots, bee pollen, colloidal silver, and more. The resort also does exceptionally well with their selection of plant-based milk and yogurt options, and other vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. At your table you can order any customized coffee, fresh juices, as well as order some additional hot breakfast items off the menu.
For lunch, Sea Fu is a popular option, with a focus on Asian-inspired seafood dishes, located beachfront at the resort. The Sea Fu bar shares the amazing beachfront views of the restaurant, with beautiful sunken lounges ready to relax in while enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail.
If you’re looking for food anytime of day, don’t forget about the Shai Salon & Terrace, located off the main hotel lobby, with a terrace overlooking the full resort grounds. Shai Salon is the perfect place for a quiet breakfast, the Shai Salon Signature Afternoon Tea, or a refreshing drink or snack anytime of day.
The flagship evening gathering spot at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai is the Mercury Rooftop, with a stunning view of the Dubai skyline in the warm Arabian nights. The lounge serves Sicilian-inspired dishes late into the evening, alongside specialty cocktails. We really enjoyed our late-night evening meal dining on the
One unique aspect of the Four Seasons Resort Dubai is that just opposite the main entrance, you will find a beautiful building home to six additional restaurants. Here you can find:
- Mimi Kakushi, a modern Japanese restaurant with a jazz twist
- Nammos Dubai, for a new type of dining experience
- Coya, incorporating a modern spin on traditional Peruvian cuisine
- Nusr-Et, a unique Turkish steakhouse, with a definite focus on meat dishes
- Scalini, for an authentic and charismatic Italian experience
- Verde, for a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from Paris
In addition, 24 hour room service is also available so you can dine within the comforts of your room.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai Conclusion
Staying at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will have you planning your return trip before you even leave! The resort manages to feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Dubai, despite being just a short drive away. If you a place to relax while staying in Dubai, while enjoying exquisite food, and the excellent service all-around, this is one of the best options in Dubai.
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