Al Seef is the new cultural heart of Dubai. An area just recently opened to the public in the iconic Dubai Creek, where traditional architectural elements harmoniously merge with contemporary spaces. A modern vision of the city that marries the past to a brilliant future, giving life to a mix of hospitality and tradition. And this is where the hotel Zabeel House by Jumeirah, Al Seef, has just put its roots, near the related Zabeel House MINI by Jumeirah, differentiating itself by being the flagbearer of an ‘upscale casual’ branding, sought by the luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group. Literally, ‘high end informal’: a positioning that unites a friendly approach, intelligent service and a reasonable price, with the goal of creating a domestic atmosphere around the clients.
“Loft-style vibe”, that is how Alessandro Aldo Cabella, Area General Manager di Jumeirah Group, likes to define the vibration perceived by the guests during their stay. Because “the culture of excellence must be created” with attention to diversified needs. The 200 rooms, differentiated by target – single visitors, couples or families, a large lobby that houses art collections, objects of design and bookcase elements perfect for browsing on the web, a restaurant that overlooks the Persian Gulf and a roof complete with bar and swimming pool tell a great deal about the ‘solutions-oriented’ mission. As do the spaces created for working: no less than 5 meeting rooms for companies and areas that are perfect up to the smallest detail to be complete in design and accessories, destined to be the setting of seamlessly-run business meetings.
However, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, Al Seef aims at also being the meeting point for curious visitors with an intrepid spirit, desirous of ‘disconnecting’ from the world before they start again on their journey. The three types of rooms – Plush, Popular e Suite – offer a contemporary refuge, characterised by an elegant and audacious style, that is the background of pure relaxation with beds designed by B&B Italia and Simmons, oversize tables in oak for working or dining; extras like the SMEG, mini bar, the N’espresso coffee machine, the SuitPad for ordering or planning a day’s activities directly from the room.
If one really wants to leave the comforts of the alcove, the hotel has a fully-equipped gym, even a 2 km long seaside jogging trail, or one can decide to unwind at Skafos, the restaurant inaugurated last summer, or at the Sol Sky Bar, on the panoramic terrace, both of them key destinations of the city by night.