Jebel Ali Holidays

Jebel Ali, also known as Mina Jebel Ali, used to be a separate village, but today is an outlying district in the southwest of Dubai. The area is home to several popular resorts and hotels known for their relaxing atmosphere and enormous array of leisure facilities, including lots of watersport options.

Jebel Ali has a thriving expatriate community and is also home to the world's largest man-made harbour and the biggest port in the Middle East. It is also conveniently located close to the Dubai Parks and™ Resorts development, and the Palm Jebel Ali, which is still currently under construction. However, it is of course the palm-lined beach and the excellent resorts around it, which are the main attraction for visitors choosing to stay in this neighbourhood.

For those not content to simply sit and soak up the sun on the glorious sandy beach, our featured resorts in Jebel Ali provide a plethora of sporting and leisure activities for all ages. Sporting facilities include golf, horse riding, tennis, squash, badminton and watersports galore.

Dubai Parks and™ Resorts is the first integrated resort destination in the region, home to three world-class theme parks and one water park, as well as Riverland Dubai, the grand entrance plaza, and a Polynesian themed family resort. Legoland® Dubai and Legoland® Water Park are the ultimate destination in the Middle East for families with children aged from 2-12 with an array of adventures offered through interactive rides, water slides, models and building experiences. At Motiongate™ Dubai, movie lovers can embark on a cinematic journey into the fantasy world of films while Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is the first theme park in the world dedicated to all things Bollywood.

When you feel in need of retail therapy, perhaps want to explore Dubai's iconic landmarks or simply wish to immerse yourself within the city's hustle and bustle, then the metro offers a quick and easy way to get around, or take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle, or alternatively hop in a taxi.

Why visit Jebel Ali?
  • Lovely beach
  • Fascinating marina
  • Fantastic array of sporting facilities
  • Excellent self-contained resorts
  • Easy access to other areas of Dubai
  • Close to Dubai Parks™ and Resorts
Essential facts about Jebel Ali
Local Time

GMT +4 hours


UAE Dirham

Travel information

The transfer time from Dubai airport to Jebel Ali is approximately 45 minutes.

Best time to go

Dubai enjoys virtually guaranteed year-round sunshine. Between December to February temperatures average in the mid-20sºC, rising up into the 30s from March to April and again from October to November. While the scorching temperatures between May-September may be too much for some (usually in excess of 40ºC), it’s one of the few destinations when it’s cheaper to visit during our school summer holidays, whether travelling with children or not.

Tourism Dirham charge

A Tourism charge is payable locally at all hotels and apartments in Dubai. Details will be advised at the time of booking.


During Ramadan, it is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in public places (including hotels and those offering all inclusive) between sunrise and sunset; and no live entertainment is permitted. Hotels usually provide a private area where non-Muslims can eat during the day. Alcoholic drinks are not served in hotels (including those offering all inclusive) on dry days and other days stipulated by the government. Alcohol is available in Dubai hotels after sunset. Please ask for more details at time of booking.