Lunar New Year family programmes at Jumeirah hotels and resorts
By: Hill Choi Lee
January 5, 2024
With the time of new beginnings and auspicious feasting fast approaching, Jumeirah hotels and resorts are launching a range of programmes for this Lunar New Year. Whether it’s a plush suite in Dubai or a sprawling over-water villa in the Maldives, exclusive family experiences is abound at Jumeirah
Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island
At the all-villa Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, airy Mediterranean-chic designer villas offer pockets of privacy complete with infinity pools and oversized rooftop terraces for lounging and socialising. Guests staying at the luxury resort between February 9 to 13 can share the holiday spirit with dragon mask-making classes, sommelier-led Chinese wine and cheese tasting workshops, pranic healing and traditional Chinese acupuncture at Talise Spa, and exquisite Cantonese flavours perfect for creating a sense of belonging and multigenerational sharing at the signature restaurants.
Meanwhile, dragon boat racing in kayaks, tote bag painting, Chinese lantern ceremony and a riotous dragon dance scheduled for February 10 will ensure good fortune in the Year of the Dragon. When not engaged in traditional celebrations, families can explore the vibrant underwater world with snorkelling expeditions, turtle quests and magical dolphin encounters. Guests looking to explore the festivities in more detail will find the programme here.
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Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Dubai
Over in urban Dubai, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah’s most intimate hotel, is inviting families to stage memorable reunions at one of its seven recently refurbished Malakiya Villas. Nestled along Madinat Jumeirah’s leafy waterways, the butler-attended villas come in two- and three-bedroom configurations and boast a plunge pool, expansive private terrace, kitchen and access to Madinat Jumeirah’s two-kilometre private beach and exclusive pools.
Although the villas are designed to be intimate, guests are never far from Madinat Jumeirah’s facilities, which includes the award-winning Talise Spa, Kids Club, J Club fitness centre and several pools that are a stroll or abra ride away. Alongside complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off, guests can also take advantage of private beachside cabanas with stunning views of the iconic Burj Al Arab and complimentary daily aperitifs served in the privacy of their villa.
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Dubai
For a taste of Arabesque luxury infused with modern Emirati hospitality, families can book one of the exquisite Royal Suitesat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah’s beachfront family retreat in Dubai. Spanning a generous 268sqm, these spacious suites can accommodate a combination of four adults and two children (aged 11 and below) or six adults, and come complete with an expansive private terrace and living space, plus in-suite kitchen and dining area.
The Royal Suites’ marble-clad bathrooms are in a league of their own, offering a steam room, walk-in rainfall shower, oversized bath and top-range amenities. Guests of the Royal Suites will also enjoy complimentary access to Amal Club Lounge serving complimentary daily breakfast, signature afternoon tea and sundowners with a selection of fine canapés.
Perched atop a limestone cliff in the surf mecca of Uluwatu, the all-villa Jumeirah Bali was designed as a poetic tribute to the lost Majapahit Empire and draws inspiration from its Hindu-Javanese culture to offer experiences that help guests reconnect, bond and find inner balance. All villas feature a private pool and outdoor living area overlooking the sunset horizon or landscaped tropical garden, allowing guests to soak up the resort’s stunning natural surroundings.
Guests can also unwind at Talise Spa, which features spa experiences with authentic healing traditions inspired by Negara Kertagama and the only hammam on the island, and let the youngsters run wild at Peafowl Kids’ Club offering sensory classes, Balinese dress-up, bonfire nights, and more.