Jumeirah Zabeel Saray opens in Dubai

5th Jan 2011
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray opens in Dubai

Zabeel Properties is celebrating the opening of its new Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel in Dubai.

To be managed to Dubai-based luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group, the property will offer unrivalled luxury in this most competitive of markets.

Located on the west crescent of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, the five-star property opened in a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday.

As the first guests arrived, Jumeirah Group pledged to deliver luxury with an imperial touch at the culturally-inspired destination where hand-painted frescoes, Turkish artworks and lavish murals combine to conjure up the magnificence of the Ottoman Empire.

The imperial hospitality experience is further expressed in the design and scale of the property, the thoughtfulness of the service and the subtle interweaving of Ottoman and Arabic themes.


Jumeirah senior vice president for operations in the Middle East and Asia, Marwan Al Ali, signs with chief executive Guy Crawford

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

At the heart of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray lies the Talise Ottoman Spa, covering 8,000m2 and boasting 42 individual spa rooms and suites, an indoor swimming pool and three authentic Turkish Hammams.

In addition, the hotel has the Mehteran Theatre & Event Centre, which will play host to live shows and events.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray will also offer 38 opulent residences situated on the beach and around a lagoon pool; ten authentic restaurants, bars, a night club, boutiques, lush gardens, tennis courts and fitness centre; and an extensive selection of sports and leisure activities.

This is the first hotel developed by Zabeel Properties to open its doors in Dubai.

The hotel is a fitting addition to Jumeirah Group’s existing portfolio of exceptional properties, which includes the iconic Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Jumeirah Essex House in New York.

The former was recognised at the 2010 World Travel Awards as the World’s Leading Hotel, while the latter took the title of North America’s Leading Business Hotel.

City.Mobi

Also in the Middle East today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new city guide to Dubai. 

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, London.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Dubai.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.

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