Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

Giant hotel with its own Venetian waterways, beach access and an indoor souk Reviews

Friday Brunch

Dhs450 (soft drinks). Dhs525 (bubbly). Dhs250 (children aged four to 12). Free for children under four Timings: 12.30pm-4pm (Friday)

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This hotel is like a page out of the history books. It's lobby is furnished with fountains, polished stone and scented flowers, and reception staff are decked out in elegant robes. It’s located in the Madinat Jumeirah resort, a faux ‘traditional souk’, complete with chilled-out bars, perfect for some shisha while lounging on a beanbag. It’s home to some good (if pricey) souvenir stores and plenty of award-winning restaurants and bars. Not that you’ll be in a hurry to get away from the hotel because it has some wonderful dining options too, such as Zheng He, which made Time Out’s Highly Commended list for the best Chinese food recently. Rooms are large, comfortable and Arabic-style with Persian carpets and ornate designs. Mina A’Salam translates to 'harbour of peace', so what you can expect is a good night’s sleep.

The essentials

• Facilities at Mina A’ Salam include the popular Talise Spa that has expert therapists on hand to take care of your every wish, whether it’s a massage, nutritional guidance or meditation and yoga by the beach.

• The Quay Healthclub on site also offers fitness classes, but you can just as easily swim laps in the 25-metre indoor pool.

• Enjoy modern comfort food at The Wharf and both international and local specialties at Al Muna. Make sure you drop in for sundowners at Bahri Bar, where you can enjoy Arabic mezze and cocktails while overlooking the Burj Al Arab.

• It’s close to Wild Wadi waterpark and Jumeirah beach.

• Take an abra (a small traditional wooden boat) along the canals of the Madinat; it’s the only way to arrive at one of Time Out's many award-winning restaurants.

By Time Out Dubai Staff
Time Out Dubai,


  • Location: Umm Suqeim, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 366 8888
  • Travel: Al Sufouh Road
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  • No. of Rooms: 292
  • No. of Floors: 7
  • Hotel Rating: 5 star

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  • Activities: 
  • Tennis court, 
  • Sauna, 
  • Fitness centre/gym, 
  • Outdoor pool, 
  • Spa & Health club, 
  • Indoor pool, 
  • Windsurfing
  • Room amenities: 
  • In-room safe, 
  • Balcony & Terrace, 
  • Mini bar, 
  • Television

User reviews

  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Beachside

User reviews:

Posted by: foodpoisoned on 05 Aug ' 12 at 15:34
  • Would you go back to this hotel? No

Edited by TimeOutDubai.com

I would like to bring to the public's attention with the substandard quality of food at this hotel. I'm suffering from food poisoning since Thursday night, August 2, 2012 when I attended a company Iftar in one the banquet halls and food was provided by Mina A'Salam. You would very least expect to be food poisoned by such a "prestigious" hotel. I wish the management takes this seriously as I'm going to be going to the enforcement for the lenient standards. This has been a very painful few days for me and I dare not to step in this low quality food service hotel. I hope the government is aware of the many hotels which are overlooked due to their prestigious name and 'quality'.

Posted by: Asad on 17 Mar ' 10 at 20:20
  • Best for: Beachside
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

This is the best hotel in the world, the beaches are fantastic, as are the swimming pools. The Souq is good for shopping, Excellant Restaurants (must try Meat Co, the best steaks in dubai.) has every thing you will ever need without leaving the complex. This hotel is the next best thing to the Burj.

Posted by: chetan mistry on 16 Dec ' 08 at 11:49
  • Best for: Beachside
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

my dream is a free stay once in my life at you hotel , don't know when it will come true.

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