The Jumeirah Beach Hotel opened in 1997.


Dubai’s iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel to close


DUBAI – One of Dubai’s iconic hotels will close soon. But don’t panic. It’s just temporary.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel will close to guests from May to early October as part of a two-year renovation work.

A significant overhaul is expected inside the famous wave-shaped hotel, with work covering 425 rooms, lobby, retail areas, restaurants, beach and outdoor facilities.

The 618-room hotel is expected to reopen in December, in time for its 21st anniversary.

“We are very excited that Jumeirah Beach Hotel is to undergo such a significant transformation,” said Sven Wiedenhaupt, the hotel’s general manager.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel opened in 1997, on the site of the Chicago Beach Hotel that was popular during the 1980s and 1990s. DAJ/Expat Media


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