JA The Resort Review

Published on: Feb 19, 2021
Alyce Gibson
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Discover JA The Resort, Dubai’s largest experience resort on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. If you’re after a stress-free holiday with all expenses covered in the Middle East, then this is the 5-star All Inclusive resort for you! Sprawled over an impressive one million square metres, you’ll find landscaped gardens, golden sands, excellent dining and an abundance of activities – what more could you want for a couples escape or a fun-filled family holiday?

Why we recommend JA The Resort  – the best of luxury and family fun

Hugged by a gorgeous golden beach, JA The Resort consists of three stunning hotels set within beautifully manicured grounds. This All Inclusive resort is full of eateries, activities and facilities, so much so that you’d be forgiven for not exploring beyond its doors. Panoramic pools, championship standard golf course, tranquil spa, kid’s club - you name it, this resort has it. Whether you want luxury, pure relaxation or family fun, you’re spoilt for choice. 

Best for… families

While travellers without children are guaranteed to adore JA The Resort too, there are a wide variety of amenities for those holidaying as a family. Little ones will love days spent at the Kid’s Club, with world-class childcare for those as young as four months and up to 12 years. Enjoy a day as a family at the equestrian centre, where children can ride a pony at this fully-equipped schooling area. Spend another afternoon putting through the twists and turns at the mini-golf course, which is equally as popular with adults as it is with kids.

Where is JA The Resort located? 

Set alongside a 800 metre private beach, JA The Resort has a prime location in 

Jebel Ali and is approximately 21.1 miles from the centre of Dubai. With shuttle services available, it’s a 45-minute drive from Dubai Airport. 

Attractions near JA The Resort 

We highly recommend spending a couple of days exploring the incredible attractions on offer at the Dubai Parks and Resorts™ amusement parks. From waterparks to rollercoaster rides, there's something for every family member. 

  • Bollywood Parks™ Dubai - Built to celebrate the best of Bollywood, the rides and entertainment located inside five different zones pay homage to popular blockbusters. 
  • LEGOLAND® Dubai - For a day full of adventure for all of the family, there’s nowhere quite like LEGOLAND® Dubai. With over 40 rides and attractions, the kids can enjoy everything from roller coasters to driving schools. There’s something for every member of the family to enjoy and is only fifteen minutes away from the resort. 
  • MOTIONGATE™ Dubai - Featuring rides themed around your favourite films, live entertainment and interactive shows, spend a day exploring the many attractions at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai. A theme park inspired by Hollywood, there are rides suitable for all ages and a number of themed restaurants. 

Rooms and accommodation at JA The Resort

Consisting of three unique hotels in one location, this resort is the largest in Dubai. Regardless of which hotel you choose you’ll be getting incredible views, modern amenities and stylish décor. Here we've featured the lowdown on each to help you make your mind up. 

JA Beach Hotel

One of Dubai’s landmark properties, families love to return to JA Beach Hotel year after year. Given a refresh in 2019 you can expect rooms with a colour scheme of royal blue, neutrals and soft grey – plus all-glass balconies. The Italian restaurant on the 7th floor with 360-degree views is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.

JA Lake View Hotel

Set at the back of the resort overlooking the golf course, JA Lake View Hotel opened in September 2019 and is the newest hotel of the three. There are five vibrant culinary concepts including a vibrant gastropub and a rooftop lounge serving light bites. And of course, you’ll have full access to the leisure facilities of the wider JA The Resort complex.

JA Palm Tree Court

An oasis-like retreat, the all-suite JA Palm Tree Court is set across low-rise buildings, with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living: every single suite comes with a private balcony or terrace furnished with sun loungers to make the most of the sea views. Experience the A-List lifestyle and stay in one of the Residence Suites for butler service and access to the Premium Lounge with food and drink throughout the day.

What to do & where to eat at JA The Resort

With a myriad of luxurious amenities conveniently located inside the resort’s grounds, there’s an unlimited amount of fun at JA the Resort. Spend the morning lounging beside one of the temperature-controlled pools with a cocktail in hand while the little one’s play the day away at the kids club. Enjoy a family dinner at one of the many delightful All Inclusive restaurants available within the resort. Like the sound of this? We've featured just some of the best amenities and restaurants at JA The Resort below.

Stay active

Like to be active? No problem! There’s a 9-hole championship standard golf course and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy as well as an Equestrian Centre with expert instructors. At the ‘Watercooled’ watersports centre you can try out water-skiing, wakeboarding, Hobie catamarans and much more or head to the private marina for a fishing trip, boat trip or even a seaplane flight. Back on land, there’s a tennis academy with ATP certified coaches and floodlit courts and a shooting club to test your aim.

Dining at JA The Resort

Start your day with a buffet breakfast at La Fontana overlooking one of the swimming pools, or make the most of the views as you enjoy beachfront dining at The Anchor. When the sun goes down, you’ll really be able to make the most of Ultra All Inclusive as you take a culinary journey through 25 restaurants and bars from family-friendly options to romantic beach dinners. 

Dine on world cuisine as varied as Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian – we highly recommend Kinara, an Indian restaurant by Michelin-acclaimed chef Vikas Khanna.

Indulge in a spa treatment

Send the little ones to the kids club and enjoy a well deserved day of pure relaxation. Head to Calm Spa & Salon where there are over 40 rejuvenating treatments and beauty services on offer. Alternatively, find your Zen while simultaneously trying something new with yoga on a stand-up paddleboard!

JA The Resort FAQs 

What are some of the room amenities? 

While these do vary across each hotel and room, typical amenities include a flat screen television, air conditioning, a private balcony, room service and a stocked mini bar.  

What kind of breakfast is served at JA The Resort?

Guests will enjoy a varied menu at all three of the hotels at this resort, including continental, full English, gluten-free, vegetarian, buffet and halal options. If you have any allergies, don’t hesitate to speak to the staff and find out what they have available for your needs.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

The check-in time for all of the hotels at JA The Resort is 3:00pm, while check-out is 12:00pm. However, you can request early check-in (10:00am) and late check-out (3:00pm) in advance, but this is subject to availability.

What are some of the property amenities?

There are over 40 activities to enjoy at JA The Resort. Some of the most popular choices include swim-up bars, a golf course, watersports facilities, a sports centre, gym, spa, four temperature-controlled swimming pools, an equestrian centre and mini-golf. 

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