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1980s hotel in Dubai to undergo major renovation

A luxury Dubai hotel, which was one of the first built in the city, has announced plans for a major refurbishment project.

As the JA The Resort in Jebel Ali prepares to add a third hotel to the area, the original JA Beach Hotel will undergo the makeover.

The JA Beach Hotel, once known as the Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, was one of the first hotels built in the city and opened in 1981.

Boasting a base of 30 percent repeat guests every year, the renovation plans for the JA Beach Hotel include an enhanced facade with new, all-glass balconies for the rooms and suites.

According to Arabian Business, the bedrooms will also be given a new look for 2019, with modern wood tile flooring, new beds and furniture in a fresh colour scheme.

All food and beverage outlets will be refurbished with new concepts to be announced in due course.

The CoolZone Kid’s Club will be relocated and doubled in size. There will also be a new wet recreation area with an interactive Splash Pad.

The four-month renovation process will take place from May to August and the hotel will re-open on September 1.

The 5-star property accompanies the new JA Lake View Hotel - opening in September - and the all-suite JA Palm Tree Court to make up JA The Resort which offers a range of amenities including seven swimming pools with four swim up bars, a choice of 23 restaurants and bars, a 9-hole, par 35 championship standard golf course, horse riding stables, a watercooled watersports centre and a private 85-berth marina.

William Harley-Fleming, cluster general manager of JA The Resort, said: "JA Beach Hotel has been a landmark property for over 38 years and many people who have grown up in the UAE fondly remember days trips to the hotel.

"We also have many loyal guests who have been coming to the hotel for 15 years or more. Though the property is still in a great condition, we have made a conscious decision to modernize it and maximize its appeal, in tandem with the opening of our third hotel JA Lake View Hotel.”