Jumeirah Beach Residence, known locally as JBR, is one of Dubai’s most exciting beachfront neighborhoods, and is one of the city’s key leisure hotspots. It adjoins Dubai Marina, another lauded waterfront district, and enjoys stunning panoramic views of the neighboring island development of Palm Jumeirah, and of the Arabian Gulf.
The area comprises thirty-five residential towers, split into six blocks and spread out across the coastline. On the ground level of the towers extending out toward the beach is JBR’s popular boardwalk, The Walk , which is a buzzing hive of activity on holidays and weekends.
A main thoroughfare running through the Walk connects JBR to Dubai Marina, and subsequently to the rest of the city, leading out to Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Metro station in the Marina district.
Leisure is the key word at Jumeirah Beach Residence. Whether it’s on the pale sands of the beach, among the lapping ocean waves, in the five-star hotels that dot the area, or in the shops and restaurants along The Walk, there is never a dull moment to be experienced here.
Swimming and sunbathing aside, The Beach at JBR offers plenty of waterside activities, including wakeboarding, parasailing and jet skiing. An outdoor cinema facing the beach is a lovely place to spend a cool winter afternoon or evening.
This is the main parade of shops and restaurants that stretches across the length of JBR. Across the road from The Walk is a recently redeveloped section of The Beach, which provides even more retail and dining options.
Five-star luxury abounds in JBR at beachfront hotels from Sofitel, which is located along The Walk; Hilton, which has a private beach; and the Sheraton, which offers several watersports facilities.
An upcoming island development off the JBR coastline, Bluewaters Island will mainly consists of residences and hotels, and will also be home to the Dubai Eye, the world’s largest Ferris wheel.