With its polished exterior, a wealth of F&B offerings and a five-star spa, the beachside hotel is an easy solution for Dubai dwellers looking to 'escape' city life
Nestled along the popular Jumeirah Beach, Rixos Premium is a bustling resort with unrivalled views of the Dubai coastline and an over-sized pool built for whiling away the weekend. It’s perfect for those who prefer their staycations with character. Think sun loungers set for socialising, restaurants with lively waiting staff, and suites with the latest in Apple technology.
Start your day with either a healthy or hearty breakfast overlooking the lavish pool area, and enjoy relaxed beats underneath the early morning sun. By mid morning you’ll be ready to retire to one of the many serene alcove areas surrounding the pool and beach. During the week, expect a relaxed family vibe. When it comes to the weekend, be prepared for an amped up atmosphere and ecelerated mood. (Not for the faint-hearted).
Greek restaurant Ammos boasts poolside, tavern style dining. Great for lunch time snacks, even better for sunset drinks. But for those looking for something a little less chilled, the newly opened Italian, Luigia, is an insta-worthy setting with authentic cuisine and one of the most impressive wood fire pizza ovens spotted in Dubai. Order modestly as portions are rich and hearty, true Italian style.
With plenty of F&B offerings – the region’s ‘cool’ burger bar Black Tap to name another – there is no need to leave the resort. For those looking to make the most of the Rixos Premium’s central location however, a walk along the popular JBR beach or an evening visit to Roxy (Dubai’s hippest cinema brand), are options quite literally on the doorstep.
But MOJEH recommends staying put and making the most of the sizeable suites. Floor-t0-ceiling windows provide epic views of the sea, (opt for an ocean facing room and you will be wowed by unhindered views at sunset), while spacious bathrooms and Chopard beauty products encourage plenty of down-time.
For those more inclined towards five-star, luxury pampering, then Natureland Spa is a must. Spacious relaxation areas featuring luscious sofas and blankets both starts and ends the spa journey. Sleek sauna and steam areas are worth heading down to your treatment 30 minutes early for. And couple’s rooms make for lavish hour long indulgent journeys. (Try the Ultimate VIP package for a luxurious exfoliation, massage and skin detox).