Swim With The Horses At JA The Resort In Jebel Ali, Dubai

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Swim With The Horses At JA The Resort In Jebel Ali, Dubai

There is something magical about lakes and beaches- agree? Well, if you are a beach baby, just like us, then JA The Resort in Jebel Ali, Dubai is definitely for you. The luxurious five-star beachfront destination is docked along the pristine shorelines of Dubai and is spread across 128-acre​s.

Situated on a stunning 1 million square meter plot of landscaped gardens, JA The Resort features 40 exhilarating experiences, including a huge 800 meter private beach, 104 berth private marina, a 9 hole, par 35 championship standard
golf course, as well as 25 dining experiences– establishing itself as the only true resort in Dubai and competing on the global stage.

JA The Resort boasts three unique properties- JA Beach Hotel, JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lake View Hotel.

Team Curly Tales Dubai recently visited the JA Lake View Hotel. Here’s how our stay panned out.

The JA Lake View Hotel

The hotel overlooks a stunning golf course and also boasts three outdoor temperature-controlled refreshing swimming pools and five dining experiences for foodies to explore. Guests can pick from 348 rooms and suites with eight different room categories suitable for families.

We stayed at the Deluxe room and the experience was simply breathtaking. The view outside our room, the amenities and the private patio allowed us to camp amidst complete luxury. And the best part- once you check in, you’ll not only enjoy a comfortable stay, but will also have access to one of their many fantastic activities.

Here’s what our 24-hour itinerary looked like:

Day 1

Check in at 12:00 pm, take a stroll around the property

12:50 pm : Take the shuttle bus to the shooting centre

Hone Your Shooting Skills

Get a first-hand shooting experience at JA The Resort’s indoor and outdoor shooting club. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the club has a little something for shooters of all levels to raise their game and try something new. The shooting academy caters to international safety standards and offers five floodlit clay shooting ranges. And when you’re done taking aim, head to the Shooter’s restaurant and binge on their delectable steaks, with views over the ranges.

After the exhilarating experience the shuttle bus drops you back to Lake View Hotel. The shuttle bus from JA The Resort runs from 4 pm every hour and from 7 pm every 30 minutes with last run at 11:00 pm.

Enjoy A Delectable Brunch At Republik

Located on the Lobby level of the JA Lake View Hotel, the gastro pub offers modern European bistro food with a casual approach. The all-day dining restaurant has a lot to offer- from salads to grilled chicken, creamy polenta – a delicious blend of mushrooms, parmesan wafers and pesto, and England’s favourite fish & chips. The menu also has a delectable range of desserts. Some of our favourites include the Pavlova- a sorbet made of seasonal fruits, Profiteroles- a Crème Pâtissier drenched in coffee chocolate sauce and the Chocolate Delice- a chocolate honeycomb topped with yoghurt cherry ice cream.

Get That Adrenaline Rush

You definitely can’t leave this place without trying the crazy water sports at the Water-cooled center. Whether it’s water skiing, wakeboarding, or Hobie catamaran sailing, the Lake View Hotel has a little something for every kind of adventure junky. And if thrill is not your cup of tea, simply strike a few yoga poses on a stand-up paddleboard, as you soak in the stunning views.

Swim With The Horses On The Beach

Ever knew you could swim with horses on the beach in the UAE? Well, the JA Lake View Hotel makes this reality! Pick your horse from the stable and head to the beach. Hop onto to the horse’s back and swim with your new companion in the pristine waters. What a way to chill and unwind! Whether you’re an animal lover or just want to lay back and enjoy the beach, this one works perfectly well.

Once you’re done with the water play, head back to the hotel, freshen up and get ready for a lovely evening!

Enjoy The Mesmerizing Sunset At The Rooftop Bar

Catch the stunning sunset at the hotel’s rooftop bar- Bibe. The rooftop lounge has a relaxed and casual vibe and offers a diverse range of beverages. In addition, it also has a wide range of different flavored shisha and Gin Bar- perfect to get those Instagram moments.

Seal The Day With A Lavish Dinner At Kinara

End your day with a sumptuous dinner at Kinara- a delectable South Asian and Indian restaurant by Vikas Khanna. Kinara (meaning shore of the bank) pays homage to home-cooked Indian cuisine, but with a quirky twist. Highlights on the menu include:

  1. Green mango reduction
  2. Kumquat-ginger marmalade (AED 60)
  3. Sesame-crusted scallops with a coconut-mango sauce and brown butter
  4. Tandoori lamp chop with sweet potato mash and green papaya chutney
  5. Braised chicken biriyani with mixed berries and yoghurt cucumber dip and much more

Day 2

Wake Up To A Lavish Breakfast In Bed

Pamper yourself with JA Resort’s breakfast in bed service. The spread is simply delicious and has it all for a perfect start to the day. The breakfast platter includes fresh fruits, pan cakes, breads, freshly squeezed juice, hash browns, baked beans and much more.

Once you’ve enjoyed the sumptuous breakfast, spend your morning walking around the gorgeous property, hit the gym or play a game of golf. Children can get busy at the Kid’s play area or learn a new skill at the mini golf course, popular with kids and adults alike.

Calm Your Senses

And lastly, before you check out and head back to your routine, pamper yourself at the spa. The ‘Calm Spa & Salon’ overlooks the beach and sea, so relaxation comes naturally. The spa features ten treatment rooms, a traditional Hammam and spacious changing facilities. Indulge in your favourite therapy and calm your senses before you head back home.

In case you’re not up for a spa service, the resort boasts four temperature-controlled swimming pools, so don’t hesitate to take a dip!

Check out at 11:30 am

If you wish to unwind within the city, yet away from the hustle and bustle then JA Resorts is the perfect place!