The magnificent Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

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Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

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If beach-side living is a dream of yours, then you probably fantasized about living in this location. Today we talk about one of Dubai’s most popular beach-side spots in the world, Jumeirah Beach Residence. We walk you through everything from the location and residential area to amenities and to the fun touristic and entertainment activities to do there.


The developer responsible for Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence is Dubai Properties. You may recognize the name from our previous article about Shorooq and Ghoroob Mirdif. Dubai Properties was responsible for these two as well. You can go back to the previous article to know more.


Jumeirah Beach Residence or JBR, as some people like to call it, is Dubai’s most exquisite waterfront community.  This one of a kind community was launched back in 2002 and it took 8 years to be entirely ready. Jumeirah Beach Residence is 1.7 Kilometers long with two square Kilometers gross floor area. Can you tell how big it is? This huge project is worth 6 Billion Dirham.


Jumeirah Beach Residence is strategically located against the Persian Gulf in Dubai Marina. It is only 30 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and is very close to the City Center.

Jumeirah Beach Residence the residential community

Jumeirah Beach Residence is not just your regular residential community; it is the largest single-phase project in the entire world. It was estimated that the development can take up to 15,000 people; we are talking towers and hotels. JBR has 35 residential tower and 5 big hotels. JBR has six different residential blocks or clusters which are Shams, Amwaj, Rimal, Bahar, Sadaf, and Murjan. With a total of 6,917 apartments, one can choose among many sizes and design options in JBR.  The residents of JBR are all either Elite local families or western expats. The apartments at JBR are well-suited for couples and younger families.  Honestly, JBR is the place to be; with all apartments overlooking a sea view, how could it not be?

The amenities at Jumeirah Beach Residence

Amenities at JBR are like no other. Transportation is something that concerns the most. Luckily, transportation to and from Jumeirah Beach Residence is pretty easy; you can choose among the metro, the bus, or the coach services to get there. As for the restaurants, you will find the world’s best restaurants and international cuisines lined across the beach to serve whatever food fantasies that you might have. Being the glittery city that it is doesn’t contradict with it being also a kid-friendly area. You can find parks, playgrounds, and play areas. Two of the most popular play areas in JBR is Wild Wadi Water Park and Umm Suqueim Park.

Things to do at Jumeirah Beach Residence

Aside from being a residential area, Jumeirah Beach Residence is also a touristic area. It is one of the most popular of them all. There are a lot that you can see and do there. Here are the top recommendations.

The Walk

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is one of Dubai’s best outdoor destinations to shop or dine. At the walk, you get to enjoy a wide variety of retail shops, stylish boutiques, dining options, and street entertainers. A major plus is that you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery that is the waterfront view.  This beautiful 1.7 kilometers strip is the perfect area to take a stroll with your family or loved ones. The walk, by Dubai Properties as well, was completed in 2007 and opened its doors in 2008.

The Beach

The Beach lies on the opposite side of JBR. It is a contribution by Meraas Holding. It is a retail complex built on the beach and lies between the Hilton and Sheraton hotels. At the beach, you can find many food outlets, cafes, and entertainment options.


We can’t forget the largest inflatable water park in the world. The park was specially designed to look like the shape of Dubai’s logo. Your family and little ones will enjoy the water park. it can hold up to 500 people at a time.

Grand Jumeirah Mosque

Grand Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most architecturally beautiful mosques ever created. The design of the mosque is undeniably very unique and special.

Dinner in the sky

In JBR you can literally have dinner in the sky. The table of the restaurant takes you 50-meters high into the sky. It is an experience not to miss. That is of course in addition to the many more exceptional restaurants there.

Water Activities

In addition to all these touristic attractions, JBR is the place to enjoy all your favorite water sports activities. Think about it, seven kilometers along the Arabian Gulf, you won’t find a perfect area to do so. Besides, the water is very warm and the sand is white, creating together a very charming and picturesque scene. You can go sailing, skiing, diving, windsurfing, jet skiing, or just swimming; the sky is your limit. Safety is a priority at JBR; well-trained lifeguards secure the beach around the clock.


Previously mentioned are some of the best attractions at JBR and not all of them. Jumeirah Beach Residence is a very enjoyable and memorable experience. We can tell you from experience; this stunning beachfront community will steal your heart and just keep you coming back.

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