A classic resort hotel, the Hilton Jumeirah is more package than out-and-out luxury: the decent-sized rooms are comfortable and functional rather than decadent, with cute little balconies and views over the endless blue of the Gulf. The hotel’s large pool has a swim-up bar with underwater stools perched around the side so you can sit and slurp your cocktail while keeping cool.
Pleasant terraced gardens lead down to the white sandy beach where a number of water sports are available, and a decent health club and gym add to the list of facilities on offer. While being family friendly, the hotel is also a great spot for couples, with sophisticated restaurants and one of the best bars in Dubai in Bice. If you can get a room for the advertised rate or below then bite their arm off to do so: this is a bargain for the beachfront.