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Community Guide: Pearl Jumeirah

21 March 2023 Written by Staff Writer

Dubai is a city known for luxury, with several prestigious neighbourhoods and districts where you can find some of the world’s finest homes. But there are a few high-end areas that are still largely unknown to most people, which helps them maintain a greater aura of prestige and exclusivity. Pearl Jumierah, a wedge-shaped island that branches off the entryway to the Jumeirah district, is one of Dubai’s luxury secrets.

Pearl Jumeirah Dubai - Overview

1. The Island 2. Nikki Beach 3. Pearl Jumeirah Villas
4. Connectivity
The Island

1. The Island

Pearl Jumeirah is a relatively small island, only a fraction of the size of its more well-known cousin, Palm Jumeirah. It is spread over a total area of approximately 8.3 million square feet, with a large section of it taken up by residential plots and Nikki Beach spread along the apex facing the sea. A large number of the plots have already been bought by homeowners, who have constructed expansive bespoke villas on the land. As far as neighbourhoods go, Pearl Jumeirah is easily comparable to Emirates Hills or Al Barari in terms of the exclusive custom-designed homes that it offers. And that fact that it is on a private island only accessible by one main road gives it an extra air of exclusivity.

Nikki Beach

2. Nikki Beach

In 1998, the world was introduced to Nikki Beach by entrepreneur Jack Penrod, who had been involved in Florida’s hospitality and entertainment industry since the early 80’s. He wanted to create a concept that would combine all of the vibrant elements of Florida’ culture - the beach, the nightlife, the visual arts, fashion and music. This led to the creation of a concept called Cafe Nikki, which was later refined and expanded into the resort we know today. Entertainment is at the heart of the offering at Nikki Beach, guided by the motto 'Celebration of Life’. The motto pays tribute to Penrod’s late daughter Nicole, for whom the resort is named.

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In total, there are 117 rooms at the Nikki Beach Resort, plus 63 apartments and an exclusive collection of 15 villas with private pools. There are four signature dining outlets within the hotel, the famous Nikki Spa and the highlight of the project - the Beach Club. Music is one of the driving factors of Nikki Beach, and you will always find a lively celebration along the coastline of the resort.

Pearl Jumeirah Villas

3. Pearl Jumeirah Villas

One of the other highlights of Pearl Jumeirah is the vast residential neighbourhood that forms its heart, comprising 300 residential plots. Several of the plots have already been purchased and are now occupied by stunning villas. The villas at Pearl Jumeirah are all fully bespoke, designed according to the vision of their respective owners. Presented below are four of the villas available at Pearl Jumeirah, to provide a clearer picture of the type of lifestyle you can expect here.

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You have options such as an incredible contemporary home that features one-of-a-kind interiors that include onyx wall tiling, a Boffi-designed eat-in kitchen, and a stunning steel and walnut wood staircase that connects the upper and lower levels and serves as an intriguing art piece on its own. The home also has a lovely backyard with a pool, a sea view from all of its principal bedrooms, and enjoys easy access to Nikki Beach.

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Above are two more examples of fantastic homes. One is a contemporary villa that sits carefully tucked away on one side of the neighbourhood. Stone and book-matched marble is used throughout the villa, giving it a look that is refined yet very understated. It is very little in terms of ornamentation, but every element of the design has been executed to perfection, and renowned European and American brands have provided the fittings. The other, which is being marketed exclusively by us, is another gorgeous example of Regency design. Once again, you have a truly lavish exterior with elements of gold used in the finer details, including the grilles of the gates. You also get some fantastic detail work in the molding that lines the walls, as well as in the elaborate tray ceilings in each room.

Burj al arab view

4. Connectivity

This is a key factor for Pearl Jumeirah. Although it is an island meant to provide complete privacy and seclusion from the city, it also enjoys excellent road connectivity to key areas. The island sits at the entrance to the famous Jumeirah district of Dubai, where you can find the best shopping, dining and entertainment options in the city, not to mention some of its finest beaches. Though when it comes to beaches, the island has you covered all on its own.