The global recession has been hard on Dubai. The city of skyscrapers has struggled to keep its economy in check in recent years even as once affluent Dubai workers reeled under the burden of spiraling debt. Given the situation, doomsayers had begun predicting the fall of the city of excesses. However, a new Dubai luxury hotel has emerged as the symbol of a Dubai that continues to forge ahead. At a time when big tourism projects have either been shelved or put on the backburner, the recently opened Jumeirah Zabeel Saray offers a ray of hope.
The new 363-room luxury hotel situated at the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai has attracted a lot of hype prior to and post its launch. From the looks of it, the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is fit to host royalty. Rumour has it that bed linen used in this Dubai luxury hotel has been tested by NASA. Few luxury hotels can boast of such a distinction. Moreover, we hear that the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s hammam (Turkish bath) is the largest in the Middle East.
As you enter this Dubai luxury hotel, you cannot help noticing the grand chandeliers that light up the property. The largest of these chandeliers is located in the international breakfast buffet area. The carpets that grace the floors of this luxury property are equally indulgent. The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is indeed a portrait of Middle Eastern excesses. The attentive service staff is a plus.
Walk into the suites and you will notice Arabic-inspired interiors. Traditional calligraphy and paintings of horses bring an Arab touch to the rooms. To say that the Turkish bath that stands in the suite is large would be an understatement; the bath can accommodate a dozen big rugby players. Comfortable washing facilities are provided to guests to help them beat the heat of the desert. The only negative is that while some rooms offer views of the Palm’s beaches, others overlook the hotel’s rooftops.
Look beyond the suites and you will be awestruck by the size of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. This Dubai luxury hotel has ten restaurants and two bars. In the next few months, all of them are scheduled to start operating fully. Currently, the pick of the restaurants is Amala, which specializes in North Indian cuisine. The hotel has been visited by international cigar experts, who will be returning to host cigar rolling classes at the luxury hotel. Who knows, maybe a wine tasting soiree may also be in the offing at this Dubai luxury hotel. Speaking of spirits, the Voda Bar boasts of Sixties-style interiors and offers a varied menu of cocktails using all-white vodka. The dining hall is a huge space, but diners are also seated on the outdoor terrace.
Finally, make a visit to the Talise Ottoman Spa to check out the Middle East’s largest hammam. The large area is almost like a maze. The spa offers a range of authentic Middle Eastern treatments. The luxury spa complex also houses a mini plunge pool at the back.
Head here on your next luxury vacation for a taste of Middle Eastern indulgence in the heart of Dubai.
Via: Daily Mail