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Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a 5-star hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that opened in 1997. The hotel is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier. The distinctive wave-shaped building has 618 rooms on 25 stories. It is the largest employer in all of Dubai. They employ over 30,000 people.

The hotel is renown worldwide and is presented on Dubai postcards.

Dubai has lavish standards and considers the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, or "The JBH" as it is often referred, to be the 2nd best hotel behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The Burj Al Arab is considered to be the only "Seven star" hotel in the entire world and attracts the rich and famous.

Guests have included the Liverpool Football Club team as well as Hollywood stars such as Ben Stiller and Jessica Alba.

The Hotel boasts numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs as well as a gymnasium. It also has several large swimming pools on site and is positioned next to the Wild Wadi Water Park.

The Wild Wadi Water Park is one of Dubai's main public attractions and is also owned and operated by Jumeirah International. The water park is renowned for some of its slides. The park is the only one in the world which utilizes a hydraulic system to transport swimmers to flume entrances over 100 feet in the air. This allows visitors to ascend to the top of water rides without leaving their inner tubes.

Over the past few years, the hotel has undergone numerous renovations.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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