Our UAE visit began in a unique and beautiful Desert location , a prelude to the incomparable Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, a retreat which was to be the most incredibly wonderful vacation experience of a lifetime.
In the comfort and luxury of the hotel limosine, we passed by the remarkable world of Dubai and onto the Palm. The look of luxury and elegance was abundant but was only a hint of what awaited us at the very tip of the Palm.
Our kind, gracious and knowledgeable driver stopped beside a line up of smiling faces at the grand entrance to the Zabeel Saray. The limosine doors opened to a chorus of "Welcome to the Zabeel Saray Dr and Mrs S.”
Rahul, the executive assistant manager, the concierge and the house keeping mgr warmly greeted us like we were members of the family and escorted us though an entry fitting for a palace and into a most stunning lobby where additional staff introduced themselves and assured us that they looked forward to making this, my 70th birthday celebration, the most memorable of my lifetime...which they proceeded to do over the next three day.
Every luxury and amenity that we had experienced in some of the best hotels in the world was unbeliveably exceeded. The service was absolutely impeccable, reflective of their senior managements style and expectations. A birthday cake, chocolates, wine, a giant fruit selection, and balloons awaited as the mgmt group escorted us to our suite and sang a happy birthday greeting.
Aside from every imaginable amenity, the bedroom and living room windows looked out across a most relaxing pool scene, a beautifully inviting sandy beach, and over the waters of the bay to the villas and hotels of the Palm beyond. We had found Nirvana at this secluded and private tip of the Palm.
The Zabeel Saray has several outstanding restaurants and we sampled as many as we could, every one of them trying a nearly impossible task of outdoing the other. We generally breakfasted in the executive lounge under the watchful and attentive eye of concierge Manju, or at the massive breakfast buffet where you will meet the typical Zabeel extraordinary multi-lingual employee like Sydney the manager.
Accompanied by friends, The Turkish Restaurant provided an elegant special setting for a sumptuous birthday feast. The evening was capped with a series of singers and dancers at the beautiful Music Club in the hotel.
A stay at the Zabeel would not be complete without a visit to their superlative Turkish Spa. This luxurious experience was a great way to say goodbye to this most amazing "palace" before heading back home to San Diego.
A stay at the Jumeriah Zabeel Saray on the Palm in Dubai is a singularly wonderful experience that everyone should enjoy in their travel l
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