Inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ottoman era Jumeirah Zabeel Saray - is a five-star hotel, where everything is executed on a grand level, whether it's exclusive location in the western part of the legendary Palm Island or truly picturesque entrance to the lobby, which was captured in the Hollywood blockbuster "Mission Impossible 4". Recently, Aviamost spoke to the hotel’s new General Manager Fernando Gibaja who described his vision of the hotel, the hospitality sector of Dubai and his impressions of the city
Inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ottoman era, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a five-star luxury hotel that does absolutely everything in superb style. From its exclusive location on the west crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah to the truly spectacular lobby entrance, every detail inspires awe and delight.
What appeals to you the most in the new hotel?
Every detail is a delight and gives one cause for admiration. A couple of years ago I visited Dubai on a business trip and visited Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on an introductory tour. I was so impressed with its sophisticated luxury that I decided that someday I would be part of this hotel. That's how dreams become reality. Every second spent here, gives me pleasure. This is a real treasure on the legendary Dubai Palm Island.
There are times when we all want to experience something amazing, wonderful and inspiring - this is what our guests receive. The hotel has 379 exquisite guest rooms, 26 luxury suites and 38 royal residences, with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Guests can swim in the outdoor infinity pool or take an amazing journey into the spa Talise Ottoman Spa. This spa, which looks like a palace, includes 42 treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas, ice room and three Turkish hammam.
Yet surely there is one aspect that can be said to be the most appealing side of the resort.
In my opinion, one of the distinguishing features of the hotel, are its restaurants which can take you on a gastronomic journey from East to West or vice versa. They are famous for their luxury, style and amazing and stunning settings and for their unbeatable variety of dishes. Here you can have a tasty lunch or dinner, as well as celebrate a special occasion. Explore our range of restaurants on Palm Jumeirah and discover the beachside charm of Plaj, the ultra-chic Voda Bar or the bustling nightlife scene at MusicHall.
You have come to Dubai just recently. What has impressed you the most over here?
The desert! Vast, dull and monotonous at first sight, it is nevertheless silent witness to the region’s history and to its spectacular growth in such a short period. The image of the desert gives an idea of eternity. Dubai’s desert has many faces: its endless dunes, the small paradise-like green oases, its wadi or canyons. Once harsh and inhospitable, today it gives a lot of opportunities for adventurous activities from jeep safaris to swimming in mountain lakes. The most interesting is of course dune-bashing where one’s 4-wheel vehicle goes at high speed then rises, then slides down or makes a turn on the inner side of the dune! I would say that such a ride is far superior to any "roller coaster"!