Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Try on the latest threads, bounce around an inflatable playground then relax with a sumptuous meal by the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf. All of this is possible at La Mer, Jumeirah 1’s brand-new beachfront neighborhood. Burn off some energy at Hawa Hawa, a Japanese concept comprising a series of white trampoline dunes for a lively, exhausting and safe spot of fun. Young people will love it – and grown-ups may find it hard to resist too. Shops and restaurants include Via Rodeo, iSea, Bareburger, and Apron & Hammers, with new outlets plus beach leisure facilities popping up shortly. There are also baby-changing facilities for parents with small children, plus mobile phone charging boxes. A captivating urban getaway, La Mer is sure to unveil a different side of Dubai to visitors, leaving them refreshed and reinvigorated after the perfect family day out.