Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel
Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited on the Cosmopolitan press trip to Dubai with my amazing Feature Writer friend Jenni. Cue last minute ASOS orders and currency exchanges with the usual holiday panic... However credit card maxed and 9 hours in the air later, we had arrived and the first hotel we stayed at was the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Located on the infamous Palm, it was one of the most popular hotels in the city and we could instantly see why. When you first walk in, you're greeted by a beautiful reception with a huge chandelier that is apparently the biggest in the Middle East. Walking left or right takes you down corridors they call the Avenue Of Indulgence where all the shops you could need from fashion to jewellery are at your disposal. All in the hotel. Alongside this is the most beautifully ornate decor that was not only all hand painted, but in such pristine condition that we were surprised the hotel was already seven years old.
However, it was the room that was really the prettiest room I've ever seen. One of 144, and overlooking the sea, it had everything a girl could ever dream of; the softest bed I've ever slept in, complimentary chocolates and macarons, a beautiful balcony and of course the star piece; the amazing marble bathtub-cum-hot tub.
Yet no matter how gorgeous the room was, we spent the rest of our time eating breakfast or sitting by the pool. The former had everything from Indian and Turkish cuisines, to dedicated stations for fry ups, pancakes, patisseries, cold meats and cheeses and even a health bar that I frequented. Granolas, avocado smoothies, fruit parfaits; everything.
Oh, and did I mention the pool leads out onto a private beach?
The hotel really has everything on offer and they were kind enough to give us the tour, telling us of their in-house award winning Talise Ottoman Spa (another thing that is the biggest in the Middle East with 42 treatment rooms) as well as something called Musichall, a popular variety show that sells out most evenings.
And if the hotel wasn't enough, they have private villas that have their own private roadway and personal pool. By fitting up to ten people per villa, you could actually get a really good deal for a hen do or girls holiday.
Either way, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has been one of my favourite places to stay in from the impeccable service to everything it offered and if you ever need to pick somewhere for a treat, I'd say pick this stunning option if you want somewhere you'll never want to leave. I miss you already.
Thanks so much for Jumeirah Zabeel Saray for letting us stay; rooms start from £276 a night