Jumeirah opens quirky hotel Zabeel House in Dubai’s Al Seef

You can get a hammock in your room, and have dinner on the creek

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A brand-new hotel has arrived at the brilliant Creekside destination of Al Seef, and it looks like it’s going to be a slick new addition to the city’s hotel scene.

Zabeel House by Jumeirah is the second hotel to launch at Al Seef, which is operated by Meraas and brings together elements of Dubai’s past and present in one of the city’s most historically significant districts.

The new hotel is something a bit removed of the usual five-star luxury usually associate with Jumeirah Group, and at Zabeel House you’ll find a quirky, contemporary and design-led hotel, where every part of the hotel is designed with its own little bit of personality. For starters, you can get rooms with hammocks in – and free-standing baths…

Opening to the public today, you can now stay at the brand-new hotel, which has 200 rooms, for as little as Dhs350 per night.

There are a number of places to eat and drink, including lobby bar Chapters, which encourages you to take a seat, grab a book from the surrounding book cases and while away a bit of time getting a bit lost. Across the lobby is Nyon, a Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern restaurant serving a range of dishes throughout the day. There’s also a sprawling restaurant that stretches out over the waters of Dubai Creek, and that’s one we can’t wait to check out – the views are bound to be pretty special.

After the summer ends, Skafos will be opening, bringing an al fresco gastropub-meets-restaurant to the hotel, which will also sprawl out over the creek.

Up on the seventh floor, the Sol Sky Bar sits on the edge of the hotel’s rooftop pool, and promises near panoramic views of the city and its magnificent skyscrapers.

From a design perspective, one of the striking centrepieces of the hotel is the Cityscape feature, which portrays Dubai’s ongoing transformation – a feature befitting its location in Al Seef on Dubai Creek, formerly one of the city’s most important trading hubs.

Also in the hotel you’ll be able to kick back in a fully-equipped spa, sauna, steam room and gym (complete with treatment rooms for the post-workout), and, don’t forget that you’re also right on the edge of Al Seef.

To check out more of what’s going on in Al Seef, check out our essential guide to the district below:

From Dhs350 per room per night. Open daily. Al Seef, Dubai Creek, www.zabeelhouse.com.

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