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Uxbridge Gazette - - Getaway -

JUMEIRAH BEACH RE­OPENS

DUBAI’S land­mark five-star, wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Ho­tel has re­opened af­ter a five-month makeover.

Guests will ar­rive at a more airy lobby atrium with views of the fa­bled Burj Al Arab ho­tel and ki­netic art in­stal­la­tions.

Rooms and suites will also have Burj views, a new beach and wa­ter colour scheme and Hyp­nos beds.

Food and drink op­tions in­clude D&A, La Par­illa and Up­town Bar, the sea-in­spired Villa Beach, Beach­combers and Ocean Blue. Then there’s fam­ily din­ing hub Kitchen Con­nec­tion with nine in­ter­ac­tive cook­ing sta­tions for break­fast, lunch, din­ner and the leg­endary Fri­day Brunch. Pearl Lounge will serve a pearlin­spired af­ter­noon tea.

Be­sides the Kitchen, fam­i­lies also get their own leisure pool with an ex­panded swim-up bar and a new Kids’ Club in­spired by the un­der­wa­ter world. Guests con­tinue to have un­lim­ited ac­cess to the ad­ja­cent Wild Wadi Water­park.

Rates start at £373 a night, room-only, jumeirah.com

THE LAST STRAWS

PORTAVEN­TURA (por­taven­tu­ra­world.com) theme park, near Tar­rag­ona in north­east Spain, has pledged to elim­i­nate all on-site plas­tics such as straws and bub­ble wrap by 2020. This year, it has al­ready moved to 100% of its elec­tric­ity sup­ply com­ing from re­new­able en­ergy sources.

RHONE AND ON

RIVER cruise firm CroisiEurope (croisieurope.co.uk) will in­crease ca­pac­ity on the Rhone next year due to de­mand.

From April it will go from three to four ships with the ad­di­tional ves­sel of­fer­ing seven and eight-day round trips from French cui­sine cap­i­tal Lyon.

Stun­ning view from the Jumeirah Beach Ho­tel

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