One of Dubai’s first hotels is getting a major refurbishment

Five-star JA Beach Hotel will reopen in September

One of Dubai’s first hotels is getting a major refurbishment

One of Dubai's oldest hotels will be shutting its doors this May, but don’t fret, it will reopen again having had a swanky makeover.

Five-star hotel JA Beach Hotel will undergo a major revamp this summer, all in preparation for the opening of mega resort, JA The Resort at Jebel Ali in September.

Once known as Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, the luxury resort was one of Dubai’s first hotels built in the city, opening up in 1981.

The renovation will see a lot of aspects of the hotel changed, including a new façade with all-glass balconies for the rooms and suites.

The interior design of rooms will also get a revamo, with modern wood flooring, different types of beds and furniture in a new colour scheme.

That’s not all, as all food and beverage venues at the hotel will also get an overhaul, with new restaurants coming soon.

The little ones can look forward to a new splash pad, along with a kids' club that will be double the size of its original.

"JA Beach Hotel has been a landmark property for over 38 years and many people who have grown up in the UAE fondly remember day trips to the hotel”, said cluster general manager of JA Resorts & Hotels William Harley-Fleming.

“Though the property is still in a great condition, we have made a conscious decision to modernise it and maximise its appeal, in tandem with the opening of our third hotel JA Lake View Hotel.”

The revamp will be a four-month process, with the hotel closing in May and due to reopen on Sunday September 1.

It’s all part JA’s mega project known as JA The Resort, which will also see the opening of JA Lake View Hotel – which will have a private marina and offers guests one million square metres of activities and leisure facilities.

Speaking of other openings, Rove Hotels is opening a gorgeous beachfront hotel in La Mer, boasting high-end interior design at great-value prices.
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