Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

The Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road (West), Dubai

Action Bar

19.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
7
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Beautiful property, loved the Arabic style.

Great beach/pool facilities.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Dahlia

Stayed November 2014

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Hotel Description

It’s beyond our brief here at Tablet to speculate as to the sustainability (or otherwise) of Dubai’s stratospheric luxury scene. But it’s certainly a relevant thought, in so far as it contributes to the air of fantasy that shrouds the city. It’s as though you’re breathing something more rarefied, more luxurious than simple old oxygen while you’re there, and something like the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, with its soaring lobby supported by massive golden columns — golden columns — suddenly seems like a perfectly reasonable approach for a luxury hotel.

The Zabeel Saray’s setting is extraordinary enough, on one of the perfectly geometric man-made islands of the Palm Jumeirah archipelago. This means not just front-row views of the impressive Dubai skyline, but a meticulously well-maintained beach as well. But as our mothers always said, it’s what’s inside that really counts. The look is Turkish, inspired by the Ottoman Empire, though it’s an open question whether the historical Ottomans ever managed to construct anything quite so ornate as this.

With over four hundred rooms it’s not small, but it’s impossible to feel neglected — even the humblest room isn’t all that humble, its forty rather lavish square meters serviced by an on-call butler around the clock. Still, if you need exponentially more space, why not plump for one of the Royal Residences, with their own private pools and direct access to the lagoon or the beach.

Add to that ten restaurants, ten tennis courts, a gym, spa, pool and hammam, and it’s clear there’s no physical need that could possibly go unmet here. And while a little voice inside our heads keeps asking where on Earth all this luxury is coming from, there’s a much louder voice urging us to let go and learn to love Dubai.

IMPORTANT CHILD POLICY: Children up to 11 years of age stay free of charge in rooms when using existing beds. Please note that guests 12 years of age and older are considered adults; extra person charges will apply.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 405 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking. IMPORTANT CHILD POLICY: Children up to 11 years of age stay free of charge in rooms when using existing beds. Please note that guests 12 years of age and older are considered adults; extra person charges will apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking. IMPORTANT CHILD POLICY: Children up to 11 years of age stay free of charge in rooms when using existing beds. Please note that guests 12 years of age and older are considered adults; extra person charges will apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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