Nestled along the white sand shores of the Arabian Gulf, two grand boutique hotels of exquisite style, a cluster of twenty-nine courtyard summerhouses and an enclave of seven exclusive private pool villas create a sanctuary of Arabian essence. Linked to Madinat Jumeirah by boardwalk, this massive resort provides garden pathways, water taxis, and complimentary buggies for guests to move around. At the heart of Madinat Jumeirah is a huge swimming pool complex set amidst palm trees, an Arabian Souk, Madinat Theatre – a state-of-the-art venue showcasing live musicals, plays, classical ballet, and stand-up comedy, plus dining on world cuisines from no less than fifty restaurants and bars including Pierchic – a fine seafood restaurant with views of the Burj Al Arab. Jumeirah Al Qasr is the centrepiece of Madinat Jumeirah. The hotel is styled as an ornate, regal residence that extends an especially warm welcome to families in its dedicated Premium Leisure Club. Traditional Arabic touches in the spacious rooms reflect the resort’s sheer grandeur and opulence. Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, a sanctuary of Arabian warmth and generosity, is the grand boutique hotel that forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It’s the entry point from which the scenic waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah. Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf accommodations evoke the space and light of the Arabian courtyard summerhouses – a luxurious interpretation of authentic Arabia. Tucked away between the gardens and waterways, these two-storey houses offer an exquisitely designed retreat. The Malakiya Villas’ high levels of exclusivity are perfect for those seeking a more intimate hideaway; breakfast and all-day drinks served by butler, complimentary beach tents, and in villa Champagne and bottled spirits. Jumeirah Al Naseemwill be the latest addition to the Madinat Jumeirah. Due to open end2016, it will feature an additional nine restaurants, further adult and children’s pools, and a unique turtle sanctuary that will fascinate younger guests.