Well located on the crescent of the Palm and 40mins away from Dubai International airport, the Ottoman inspired Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai sits proudly amongst an ever growing portfolio of luxury hotels in the region facing the outstanding view of the typical Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf.
The Hotel’s lobby exuberates luxury with bold columns plated in gold surrounding a classic fountain beneath a large, byzantine chandelier. The refined décor, palm trees and subdued lighting add to a revival of the senses, taking guests back in time to the grandeur of the Ottoman era.
The Hotel offers 443 rooms, 26 luxury suites and villas, 38 Royal residences, 16 premium boutiques, 10 restaurants, fully equipped gym with fitness studio, private beach, outdoor infinity pool, Jacuzzis, Spa and a children’s club. Glass elevators service the lobby and transports guests to their suites. All the floors are adorned with gold panels with all main suites located on the 6th Floor.
The Imperial One Bedroom suite is spacious (approx.. 94sqm) and located on the Imperial level which is the highest floor on the resort. A corridor leads to the bathroom, followed by the bedroom and a living area leading on to the outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy the beautiful and shimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf and the famous Dubai skyline. The bedroom is well decorated and as one would expect by now, more gold and warm earthly colours, with the king size bed truly fit for a king. Lined with gold panels and decorative cast iron, 2 side tables with oversized lamps and comforts cushions designed in warm ambient colours, guests are assured of a good nights’ sleep.
The bathroom is unique. Almost the size of a double bed, the Turkish bath is made of marble and has a view of the suite. The facilities include separate toilets and a large walk in shower, a beautiful copper sink, all comfortably set in marble and lit by small hanging lamps. The living room is separated from the bedroom by traditional Ottoman style screens and has a large sofa and chairs for guest comfort. The view from the terrace is outstanding with the blue ocean in front and leading to the busy Dubai skyline.
One can expect the Bars and Restaurants to be equally spectacular in design and cuisine. Lalezar, Dubai’s first Anatolian restaurant designed in contemporary Ottoman style with a very high quality in cuisine – The Rib Room is for meat lovers offering delicious culinary favourites – Amala is beautifully decorated and offers guests traditional North Indian cuisine – Plaj offers guests a casual dinning experience with the beautiful ocean as the backdrop – Imperium is magnificent and offers a wide range of international cuisine through the day including breakfast.
Al Nafoorah is one of the finest Lebanese restaurants in Dubai – Club Lounge offers guests a spacious lounge area to enjoy a wide range of culinary delights and drinks and, is located on the ground floor on The Avenue of Indulgence where guests will find a wide selection of premium boutiques – Sultan’s Lounge is the perfect place to meet friends as you relax among grand Ottoman inspired décor and is located in the impressive lobby of the Hotel – Voda Bar is the ultimate venue to mingle with friends and enjoy a touch of class whilst enjoying a wide selection of tantalising cocktails prepared by professional mixologists. With such a wide variety on offer, guests can enjoy local and international culinary delights in the the comforts of the Hotel.
The Talise Ottoman Spa is the proud winner of multiple awards as one of the regions’ leading Spa resort, assuring guests of the ultimate Spa experience. An uplifting journey begins from the moment guests arrive – 42 treatments rooms providing a wide range of treatment options, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and 2 thalassotherapy pools are available for the guests’ wellbeing experience. A Turkish Hammam sits at the heart of the spa, all built in marble and elegantly decorated in mosaics and murals. The Gym and Fitness studio is located within the Spa and fitted with all the latest equipment which tracks performance. Fitness instructors are available and can provide a range of personal training services such as one to one sessions and fitness assessments. The outstanding facilities have earned the Talise Ottoman Spa the Conde Nest Johansens 2016 Best Spa Facilities.
The Avenue of Indulgence is unique with the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray bringing the best of high end luxury shopping experience to the guests. The 16 premium boutiques offer guests some of the finest quality merchandise and brands that are available. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, a walk down the avenue will transport guests back in time as each boutique is adorned with high ceilings bearing magnificent chandeliers, beautifully crafted archways and gold trimmings. A wonderful and unexpected addition to the grandeur of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
The beautiful Ottoman character of this hotel is a mesmerising experience and guests will be in awe of its grandeur and opulence. The enhanced experience comes from the attention to detail from the staff who’s primary roles are to ensure guests are happy. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray have exceeded these expectations.
(Photos courtesy of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai)