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The Top 15 reasons why we loved staying  at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai

Located on the spectacular and exclusive West Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a luxury resort lavishly decorated with hand-painted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, beautiful marble.

Guests are greeted by an opulence upon entering the lobby of this modern luxury hotel.

With ornately decorated walls, high ceilings and marble floors guests immediately feel like royalty when entering the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. The lobby also features the bright airy casually inviting Sultan’s Lounge which features spectacular afternoon tea. This light fare restaurant bar offers guests cocktails and light dining choices for all tastes.

Providing 405 luxuriously Ottoman inspired guest rooms and suites with Arabian Gulf views and intimate interiors, private balconies, sitting areas, marble bathrooms and all the modern amenities that are common throughout the Jumeirah brand. The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is extremely child friendly with accommodations and activities for guests traveling with families.

Honoring its heritage as the epitome of luxury, the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray offers guests, indoor-outdoor pools, the palatial Talise Ottoman Spa, children’s program, exquisitely maintained gardens, lavish dining at the many restaurants such as Imperium, Sultan’s Lounge, Lalezar, Al Nafoorah, The Rib Room, Amala, Plaj and The Crown.

The location of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is just 45-minutes from Dubai International Airport. With easy access to the business district, shopping malls, parks, souks and golf courses this tranquil paradise on the Arabian Gulf is the perfect place to stay.

We were truly impressed with our stay at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. We have been fortunate to stay at many lovely resorts and this one stands out as being one of the best. Of course the setting is beautiful and the location is ideal but what makes a luxury hotel special are the people. The staff at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray made sure our stay was exception. All resorts should strive to achieve the near perfection in service, accommodations, food and activities that the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has achieved.

The resort consists of the main hotel and residences with a total of 405 rooms and suites.

The Room -The fantastic Deluxe Double Room with Arabian Sea View decorated in the Turkish style with a private balcony.

Amenities: Turkish inspired bathroom with separate rain shower and large Turkish marble bath, luxury bathroom amenities, Wi-fi access’ 48-inch widescreen interactive HD LCD TV, iPhone docking station.

The Grounds - Pristine private beach, outdoor infinity pool, two jacuzzis and a children’s pool.

The Shopping - Avenue of Indulgence featuring 14 premium boutiques.

The Spa - 8,000 square metres Talise Ottoman Spa With 42 treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and two thalassotherapy pools. The center of the spa is the Turkish Hammam or place to gather.

Awards: Favourite Spa Retreat at the Conde Nast Traveller Middle East's Readers' Travel Awards 2019, as well as Hotel Spa of the Year 2018, World’s Best Resort Spa, Dubai’s Best Resort Spa 2018 at the World Travel Awards and Best Turkish Hammam Treatment at the Cosmopolitan Middle East Beauty Awards 2017. Talise Ottoman Spa has also been awarded Favourite Spa in an overseass hotel at the Conde Nast Traveller India Readers' Travel Awards 2018, and Hotel Spa of the Year at the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018.

The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has a huge selection of restaurants- Imperium Buffet, The Rib Room Steak House, Lalezar Turkish Restaurant, Amala Indian Restaurant , Al Nafoorah Lebanese Restaurant, Plaj Mediterranean Restaurant, Sultan’s Lounge in the lobby and The Crown British Pub.

The Imperium for a lavish breakfast buffet.

The Imperium for a special dinner.

Sultan’s Lounge for Afternoon Tea fashioned after the grand Ottoman-inspired decor

Lalezar Turkish restaurant - Dubai’s first Anatolian restaurant, with authentic Turkish dishes, fresh salads and succulent meats. Delightful experience sitting outside near the water.

The Crown – a British Pub

Shisha on the Patio

The Music Hall- Gourmet international cuisine accompanied by nightly musical performances, ranging from jazz to rock

The Turkish Ice Cream Show- don't miss this!

The 29 seat Private Cinema showing classics, dramas and the latest family-friendly movies. Screenings at this intimate theatre are complimentary to all guests.

Sinbad’s Kids Club

From their website: Sinbad’s Kids Club | Whether your children love arts and crafts,

engaging in outdoor activities, playing games, splashing around or watching films, they are sure to have the time of their lives at the Sinbad’s Kids Club! The club offers interactive gaming stations, soft play areas, rock climbing, a home cinema, cooking classes and more that cater to all ages. If that was not enough, the outdoor mini waterpark; featuring a pool, slides and water sports activities is sure to capture imagination and keep the little ones fully entertained.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol filmed shortly before the hotel’s grand opening

All the friendly staff at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

A special thank you to Mr Muthu Krishnan for making sure we had everything we needed and taking the time to give us a personal tour of the resort and to Jessica Wheatley for arranging the best afternoon tea at Sultan’s Lounge and the most wonderful Turkish meal at Lalezar.

Thank you also to Mohommed at the Emporium, Erich making omelets, Sarah in charge of seating at Emporium, Omur in Lalezar Turkish restaurant, the guys in the Shisha patio, Carol at Talise Ottoman Spa, the pool/beach staff who set up our chairs by the water and gave us a cooler of cold drinks and the driver of the shuttle that runs between the resort and Mall of Emirates.

Other things we liked about this resort – Tennis courts, Fitness center/ gym, Wellness program, complimentary shuttle bus to Madinat Jumeirah and the Mall of the Emirates.

If you arrive at Dubai International Airport you can stop by this welcome center for transportation to one of the Jumeirah properties.

New YoutTube videos provided by Jumeirah Zabeel Saray:

A Dance for Day & Night

A haven of Ottoman opulence, the magnificent doors of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray encapsulate its guests in a sense of musical charm, invoking a cadence of everlasting memories to be made.

To view, please click on:

To view, please click on the below links:

1. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | The Rib Room - The Art of Steak

2. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Amala - The Spices

3. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Lalezar, Delightfully Turkish - The Art Lover

4. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Imperium - The Sweet Tooth

5. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Plaj - The Pizzaiolo

6. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Romance is in the Air

7. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Royal Residences - A Tranquil Haven on the Palm Jumeirah

8. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Royal Residences - The Ultimate Family Destination on the Palm

9. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Weddings - A Promise for a Lifetime

10.Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | Special Occasions

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