Review of Jumeirah Living Marina Gate Hotel in Dubai Marina (With Photos!)

January 1, 2021

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I’ve stopped in Dubai Marina many times – and the Jumeirah Living Marina Gate Hotel in Dubai Marina has to be one of the best hotels in the area that I’ve tried.

The hotel is an apartment-hotel. The rooms are mini-apartments, with kitchen and living room facilities (and balconies too). Overall, the Jumeirah Living Marina Gate Hotel is a pretty amazing option if you’re looking for accommodation near the Dubai Marina, that is both spacious and luxurious.

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate review and photos

This review was paid for completely by ourselves, and not gifted by the hotel. I think this is important to mention, as so many reviews online are often part of gifted trips.


What’s the location like?

Honestly – you’re right in the heart of everything when you stop at the Jumeirah Living Marina Gate. You step outside the hotel, and the beautiful marina and water is literally a 20 second walk from the front door.

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Dubai Marina is gorgeous as it’s a spacious esplanade with lots of shops, cafes and restaurants lining the water. If you enjoy spending your evenings strolling around and soaking in the atmosphere – this is an ideal location for you.

There are 3 supermarkets within a 5 minute walk; Spinneys (my favourite), Carre Four, and M&S. If you’re stopping at Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, stocking up on some juice, water and goodies for the fridge is a great idea, and easily done with all these places to close by too.


What about the room?

The room is (as you’d expect from the Jumeirah brand) beautifully done and feel pretty luxurious too. The finish on everything is slick and modern, and the finishing touches are really lovely. I’m quite picky when it comes to hotels – and this one ticked most of my boxes.

  • Huge king-size bed
  • Climate control in all rooms
  • Bath and over-head waterfall shower
  • Additional toilet (alongside ensuite)
  • Balcony with comfortable seating
  • Plenty of wardrobe space (plus safe)
  • Coffee facilities in-room

If you can afford it – opt for a marina view room. The marina view is pretty amazing from the hotel, and it’s worth spending that extra bit of budget to have such a lovely view to look out onto each morning.

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Jumeirah Living Marina Gate hotel
Jumeirah Living Marina Gate dubai
Jumeirah Living Marina Gates hotel
Jumeirah Living Marina Gate marina
Jumeirah Living Marina GatesJumeirah Living Marina Gates

I’m a big fan of big bathrooms (I love having the choice between a shower and a bath) so the bathroom at Marina Gates was perfect for me. I love the overhead waterfall shower (I could’ve spent hours in there!) and the bathtub was big and comfortable too.

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate photo
Jumeirah Living Marina Gate

The pool area…

The pool area is pretty nice! Small but lovely!

As with most hotels in the heart of Dubai Marina, the pool area isn’t as large as the beach-side resorts in Dubai. But the pool at Jumeirah Living Marina Gate is small, but perfectly formed (it also get sunshine most of the day – which is another huge bonus).

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate dubai photos

There are 2 pools, one large swimming pool, and another small jacuzzi pool. The large pool is an infinity style pool, overlooking the mesmerising views of Dubai Marina. Leaning over the edge of the pool, and you’ll be transfixed by the view!

Another bonus of the pool, was that it is temperature controlled. In the cooler month (December, January, February) this makes swimming much more enjoyable, as the water is slightly warm. Trust me – this is welcome, as the raised pools in the marina can get breezy!

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Jumeirah Living Marina Gate pool
Jumeirah Living Marina Gates pool

What’s the service like at Jumeirah Living Marina Gate?

I was really impressed with the service offered. The staff were so friendly and lovely, and anytime we asked for something (extra pillows, water, loo roll) they were always delivered quickly within 5-10 minutes.

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate pool area

What about the pandemic safety measures?

Our room was beautifully cleaned each morning and the room was left looking spotless each time we returned after spending the day out.

The hotel is full of covid precautions – such as sanitisers throughout and temperature checks (when arriving) and around the pool each morning. You have to (by law) wear a mask when moving around the hotel, but you can remove it once you’re inside your room, or when you’re seated at your sun-lounger / swimming in the pool.

Overall, I felt really safe stopping here (we visited January 2021) and I’d definitely stop here again. I loved the extra space an apartment gives you when visiting Dubai, and I loved the layout and design of the hotel too.


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