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What to know about this upscale beachfront development in Jumeirah, Dubai
Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides · Jan 14th, 2019
The world-class beachfront development of La Mer is located in the prestigious community of Jumeirah 1 in Dubai. Offering uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Skyline, it is located between Pearl Jumeira and Jumeira Bay. The 13.4 million square foot space is divided into three areas, La Mer South, La Mer North and The Wharf.
La Mer features minimalist and contemporary design and an inspiring environment hosting shops, restaurants and cafés, leisure and entertainment along the 2.5 kilometres of relaxing white sand. The development also enjoys close proximity to the Etihad Museum and the Dubai Water Canal.
Watersports offers fun, safe and supervised water-based activities that are ideal for the whole family. The activities on offer include stand-up paddle boarding, jet skiing, kayaking, water biking, paddle boating, surfing, flyboarding, donut riding, boat cruising, among many more.
Featuring activities for people of all ages, Watersports offers personal trainers and also can be used for corporate gatherings, birthdays and other events.
The Sea Breeze at La Mer is the perfect place for a family where they can spend a fun-filled day. They can choose to rent a sunbed and spend a laid back day by the Arabian Gulf or can rent a Day Room (subject to availability) for a more relaxing experience by the beach.
The Laguna Waterpark is divided into four distinctive zones - Surf, Relax, Slide and Splash. It features five main rides, out of which, two are offered for the first time in the Middle East. Laguna also comes with a pool lounge, children’s zone, lazy river, food kiosks and a store.
Attractions that are unique in GCC, that the waterpark has on offer include the WaveOz 180 FloRider also known as ‘The Ultimate Surf Machine’, an exciting slide tower including the region’s first Manta family raft ride and Aqualoop and a comprehensive children’s zone with Splash Pad and AquaPlay Rainfortress.
La Mer hosts as many as 55 indoor and alfresco cafes, restaurants and bars.
Babel is a fine-dining Lebanese restaurant that features modern twists on classic dishes. Their signature twists on traditional Mediterranean dishes are one of the most popular. They also serve fresh-from-the-sea seafood, among which lobster is the one that is highly recommended.
Timings: 12pm to 12am
This out-of-the-box Indian restaurant offers cocktails and dishes with a contemporary twist. The bar, lounge and restaurant of Masti features comfortable-chic surrounds and offers their guests with breathtaking views. Their menu comes with a stunning array of small New Indian inspired plates.
Timings: 12pm to 12 am
Stars n Bars is an American sports-bar that has on a wide range of dishes that include ice creams offered in a vintage VW van, salads, steak, tacos, among others. Guests can choose to play video games or watch sports while dining in.
Timings: 10am to 3am
Featuring stunning Turkish-themed interiors, Kaftan Turkish Gourmet offers Turkish and Ottoman cuisine with a contemporary twist. The restaurant is renowned for winning a Zomato User's Choice Award in 2018 for their authentic Middle Eastern fare. Their Pasa Kadayif dessert is the one that is most recommended.
Timings: 9am to 12.30am
Miyabi is a reasonably priced family-friendly restaurant that features Korean and Japanese cuisine. The elaborate menu that have on offer ranges from salads and light bites to a wide selection of Ramen, noodles, bowl meals and hotpots with a dash of Korean elements. Their hand roll and California roll fresh from the sea are among the most recommended ones.
Timings: 10am to 10pm
La Mer features some of the best hidden treasures in Dubai in the form of one-of-a-kind boutiques and unique concept stores.
It hosts familiar ready-to-wear brands and also some of the unusual one-off pieces, that one would not find everywhere in the city.
Some of the brands on offer include 98 Coast Av., Glassing, Mahac Beach Boutique, LA Rags, Make Up Lab, Sephora, Sevenfriday, Via Rodeo, Vicens, amongst others.