As the 1 million sqm JA The Resort in Jebel Ali prepares to add a third hotel to the area, JA Beach Hotel will also undergo an extensive makeover and refurbishment, ensuring all three properties in JA The Resort compete with a unique style and proposition.
An intrinsic landmark in the history of Dubai’s rapid development, the JA Beach Hotel, once known as the Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, was one of the first hotels built in the city. In the late 1970’s, HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum had an ambitious vision for Dubai and wished to develop the Jebel Ali Area and Free Zone, which the Dutco Group of Companies immediately supported by building Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, which opened soon after in 1981.
The hotel experiences high volumes of repeat guests from the Europe, while also providing UAE residents with an ideal staycation destination, a short drive from the city centre.
The renovation plans for JA Beach Hotel include an enhanced facade with new, all-glass balconies for the rooms and suites which will further improve the panoramic sea views and effectively showcase the stunning 800 metre vista of private beach. The bedrooms will also be given a new look for 2019, with modern wood tile flooring, new beds and furniture in a fresh colour scheme of soft greys, neutrals and relaxing royal blue. All food and beverage outlets will be refurbished with new concepts to be announced in due course.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect for families visiting the JA Beach Hotel is the fact that the CoolZone Kid’s Club will be relocated and doubled in size, offering a huge 450 msq area, divided into different zones for children aged 4-12 years. Adjacent to the new kids’ club facility, there will also be a new wet recreation area with an interactive Splash Pad. The four-month renovation process will take place from May to August 2019 and the hotel will re-open on 1 September 2019.
William Harley-Fleming, cluster general manager of JA The Resort, commented: “JA Beach Hotel has been a landmark property for over 38-years and many people who have grown up in the UAE fondly remember days trips to the hotel. We also have many loyal guests who have been coming to the hotel for 15 years or more. 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 and the many other leisure facilities we have at JA The Resort.”