Palm Island, Dubai
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
An ornate empire
What it is
An over-the-top Ottoman-style palace.
What it isn't
Subtle; no detail is left unadorned.
What we think
It’s difficult to do anything that truly wows when you’re on a man-made, palm-tree shaped island. Even with the bar set ozone layer-high, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray consistently receives compliments that would make any hotelier blush; “absolutely perfect” and “spectacular” are bandied about deservedly. It’s a movie-set sprung to life, you’ll find hand-painted frescoes and intricate carvings in all 443 rooms—including in the private marble baths—and a plot-thickening, near-bottomless activities list (windsurfing! Indian cooking classes! A 59-meter infinity pool! a private movie theater! Pétanque!). To top it off, the ten restaurants ensure you’ll never have to leave the property; because, well, why would you?
You're here because
In a more-is-better destination, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is the most.
Fountains gurgle in the Arabian Nights-esque Turkish Hammam, a relaxing soundtrack as you dash from the spa’s snow room to it’s Thallasotherapy swimming pool.
Restaurants & Bars
Al Nafoora - Lebanese
Imperium - International French Brasserie
Amala - Northern Indian cuisine
Rib room - Steak house
Lalezar - Turkish
Plaj - Pool restaurant
Voda Bar, in house bar and lounge
Music Hall, dinner dance concept bar and lounge
The resort has an abundant array of family facilities and activities, including Sinbads indoor and outdoor kids club with mini splash park, a 30 seated indoor cinema which shows family movies regularly, family dining options and childrens menus, kids activities ranging from cupcake making and arts and crafts aswell as watersports activites suitable for the whole family.
A 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.