The second hotel in Jumeirah’s new ‘Upscale Casual’ collection offers a loft-style vibe on the south banks of Dubai Creek and a rooftop pool, here’s all you need to know…
The vast, welcoming lobby is filled with a collection of contrasting art, design pieces and bookcases. The open-plan space provides the perfect location for catch-ups with colleagues, clients or friends. Guests are greeted with a refreshing ginger shot on arrival, it’s mixed with fresh saffron from the Spice Souk and pure honey from Yemen.
Choose from 200 rooms and a roof top pool
The Plush, the Popular and Suites are contemporary retreats perfect for solo travellers, couples or families. Enjoy views across both old and new Dubai for a completely new experience in this part of the city.
You’ll find creative spaces
Ideal if you need to work – there are also five meeting rooms for corporates and a design style that is perfectly groomed and stylishly accessorized with enough sophisticated quirks to keep snap-happy guests busy. It’s the perfect hangout for curious travellers with an intrepid spirit, whether they want to stay always on, or go off the grid.
Zabeel House by Jumeirah, Al Seef promises to be the stylish older sibling of its next door neighbour, while still delivering on the collection’s ‘Upscale Casual’ promise of sharp design and smart service, with an informal approach and a moderate price point.
From the group of human sculptures raising their hats to you as you enter the hotel, to the abstract art display called the ‘cityscape’ which portrays Dubai’s transformation and the stereos that adorn the reception desk and the spa, there’s design details to inspire at every turn.
Not your normal lobby bar….
Discover CHAPTERS where guests will be encouraged to settle in for a while with one of the books pulled down from the surrounding bookcases. Through the lobby you’ll find NYON, serving Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern bites throughout the day.
And after the summer…
Two other bars and restaurants will compete to be known as the hottest new destination on this side of town. SKAFOS will be an alfresco gastro restaurant reaching out over the waters of Dubai Creek, the ideal spot to watch the dhows and abras cruise past. Seven floors above, the SOL SKY BAR sits on the brim of the rooftop pool with a cocktail menu to match the variety of panoramic views of the city, from the oldest wind towers of the Creek to the newest skyscrapers of Downtown Dubai.
Find your inner zen
In the well-equipped indoor gym, complete with sauna, steam room and two treatment rooms – or head out for a run on the 2 kilometre promenade that stretches from the hotel alongside the Creek.
Discover the new neighbourhood
Zabeel House by Jumeirah, Al Seef stands at the entrance to Al Seef, a new district of 90 restaurants and 350 retail outlets, on the south banks of Dubai Creek. Created by Meraas, the company behind tourist friendly neighborhoods across the city such as Kite Beach, City Walk and The Walk at JBR, Al Seef has revitalized a two kilometre stretch of the Creek. It’s the perfect jumping-off point to explore the older parts of the city including the wind towers, galleries and cafes of Al Fahidi; the spice, textile and gold souks; and the old homes of Al Shindigha.
The hotel is also conveniently located for exploring other parts of the city, with
Downtown Dubai, Dubai Mall and the beaches of Jumeirah just 15 minutes away.
Visit www.zabeelhouse.com to be one of the first to stay, rates start from AED 350 per night.