Jumeirah Zabeel Saray celebrates first anniversary
The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel opened its doors on the west crescent of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah just over a year ago and has been causing a stir in Dubai ever since. Most recently picking up an award for the World’s Leading Spa Resort, this spectacular property has already made its mark in the competitive Middle East landscape.
On opening the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in January last year, the Jumeirah Group pledged to deliver luxury with an imperial touch with delightful details such as hand-painted frescoes, Turkish artworks and lavish murals conjuring up the magnificence of the Ottoman Empire.
Their promise has been delivered.
Located on the west crescent of the man-made wonder of Palm Jumeirah Island and overlooking the Persian Gulf, the enthralling property offers 405 spacious and luxurious accommodations with mesmerising views featuring private balconies, parquet flooring, hand-painted ceilings and murals, crafted marble, crystal chandeliers and Orientalist art worthy of the finest galleries.
The hotel, which is the first developed by Zabeel Properties to open in Dubai, also features 38 private villas located around a lagoon pool on the beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. The residences are built with high-standard materials and designed with imperialistic interiors. In-room facilities include state of the art equipment ranging from high speed internet connection to iPod docking stations.
A key focus of the glittering hotel is an award winning 8000 square meter double floor Talise Ottoman Spa, which includes 42 private treatment rooms and suites with separate male and female areas, steam rooms, saunas, floating baths and adventure showers. At the heart of the spa are 3 Turkish Hammams crafted in fine marble and an indoor swimming pool.
The Talise Ottoman Spa at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
On being named World’s Leading Spa Resort, Stephan Schupbach, General Manager, Zabeel Saray, Jumeirah Hotel, The Palm, Dubai commented: “We truly have probably the biggest and most exciting spa which we have opened with over 50 different individual treatment rooms, three authentic Turkish Hammams, Thalasso pools. Anything you can imagine we have in our spas.” He added: “Award schemes such as the World Travel Awards are very important. It is recognition and healthy competition between colleagues in our industry and it is important to be a part of it.”
In addition to the hotel’s Mehteran theatre and event centre which holds live shows and social events, the Zabeel Saray hotel features ten world-class restaurants with Al fresco seating, bars and lounges. Restaurants include Al Nafoorah for Lebanese, Amala for North Indian and Laleza for Turkish cuisine. The Voda Bar, Sultan’s Lounge and Plaj are ideal venues for relaxing or meeting friends.
A state-of-the-art fitness centre and a wide range of sports and leisure activities are on offer including two tennis courts, fishing, sailing and scuba diving. The property is also ideal for business travellers with superb conference facilities.
Located on west crescent of Palm Jumeirah Island, a five minute drive from the Mall of the Emirates and a short drive to Ibn Battuta Mall and Jebel Ali free zone, Dubai International Airport is a 25 minute drive from the hotel.