Built on history
The Jumeirah Al Naseem is a hotel that holds Dubai’s very history in its foundations.
Back in 1966, the Chicago Bridge and Engineering Company constructed Dubai’s first Offshore Oil Tanks (kazzan in Arabic) on an empty shoreline miles away from the main town of Deira. These 70-meter-high undersea storage tanks - which are still in use today - signaled the beginning of Dubai’s rise from a small fishing village, to one of the world’s top holiday destinations and it’s on this spot that the Jumeirah Group built its iconic hotels. Today, on that stretch of sand stands the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Madinat Jumeirah and now, the latest in the chain, the Jumeirah Al Naseem.
Arriving at Al Naseem’s tree-lined entrance it’s clear that the hotel respects its historic bedrock. A mesmerizing camel sculpture, fashioned in silver greets the hotel’s guests, with the contemporary Arabic art continuing as you enter the lobby. Here, stretching across the full length of the reception desk is a calligraphy-based sculpture by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej, which depicts a poem written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. [Continued...]