In the bid to give visitors to Dubai a luxurious and an unforgettable experience, Jumeirah Group, in collaboration with Emirates Holiday and Dubai Tourism, recently showcased its products and new developments. Part on the exhibition were the world-famous Burj Al Arab North Deck Project and the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, two most opulent resort and award-winning spa. These developments were showcased by Jumeirah Group in collaboration with Emirates Holiday and Dubai Tourism, at an evening of enchantment.
The branch of Jumeirah Group in charge of the North Deck project is Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, which houses the world’s most luxurious hotel.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is located in the prosperous star of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai. Burj Al Arab is 321 meters above sea level and is the tallest all-suite hotel in the world. It stands proud as one of the tallest buildings in the world and the tallest single structure on a man-made island, taller than the Eiffel Tower and about 60 meters shorter than the Empire State Building.
The aesthetics of its surroundings is compelling to behold. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah stands on a man-made island 280 meters offshore, connected to the mainland by a slender, gently curving causeway. The building is supported by 250 columns that go 45 meters under the sea and is held in place by the friction of the sand. It has an incredible 70,000 cubic meters of concrete and more than 9,000 tons of steel were employed in the construction of the tower.
However, in order to give its customers a taste of more luxuries, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah recently embarked on a North Deck project to unveil the world’s first employing state of the art technology and design, manufacturing expertise and marine mastery construction experts on about 10.000m2 platform. The technology used is a mix of marine, offshore and construction industry solutions with half the weight of the Eiffel Tower, Platform built offsite in Finland, Production facility where cruise ships and yachts are usually constructed, and with the highest quality in both construction and in luxury finish. It has fresh water and salt water swimming pools, apiece, as well as a swim-up bar, 32 luxurious cabanas, 400 loungers, one restaurant and one bar.
A careful look at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah North Deck Hotel project, reveals the building is the tallest all suite hotel with 202 duplex suites with sea view, private check in the suite, individual reception on every floor, with exceptional 24 hours butler service, business desk (Apple I Mac, fax, printer, scanner machine), telephone, iPod dock station), Wi-Fi full size set of luxurious Hermes amenities for male and female, largest Rolls Royce fleet, 1500 employees from 65 countries.
According to the Associate Director on Business Development, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Mr Aymen Baccouche, “Dubai is renowned for providing exceptional experiences. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the world’s most luxurious hotel situated in Dubai. It is owned and managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding. For the first time, the world’s most opulent all-suite hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, is expanding its outdoor space creating a luxury leisure concept, called North Deck. This shows how committed we are pushing the boundaries of innovation and demonstrating how determined we are to positioning Dubai as the most exciting destination in the world and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah as the finest provider of luxury experiences.”
Similarly, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, has in a recent development showcased its products. It has ‘the world’s most opulent resort and award winning spa’. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is home to a private cinema with the seats up to 30 people. Throughout the day, movies are played for in-house guests and the venue can be hired for unique events. The luxurious Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has 3 times more gold leaf than the Burj Al Arab & 30,000sqft of natural marble.
According to the Senior Sales Manager, Gulf Region and Africa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Mr Cesar Habib, “Leisure and comfort in hotels are paramount to endearing travellers to a particular city. However, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has provided all it takes to meet the needs of customers of the resort.”
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a six floor beachside hotel with 405 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 26 luxurious suites, and 38 opulent Royal Residences. The resort is home to a wide stretch of pristine private beach, various water sports and tranquil gardens. In addition to tennis courts and a 30-seater movie theatre showcasing popular movies throughout the day, the resort has an indoor and outdoor all new Sinbads kids club complete with Splash Park as well as the hotel’s ‘Avenue of Indulgence’, an exclusive collection of high-end retail boutiques. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray offers an abundance of leisure activities across the resort to entertain the whole family including its very own private beach jetty, with shuttle boat transfers to and from popular destinations in Dubai. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray showcases a unique selection of award winning restaurants and bars, each offering a distinct culinary concept and an exciting nightlife ranges from the uber chic Voda Bar, to the popular Lebanese dinner dance concept, Music Hall.
The resort it also home to the multinational award winning Talise Ottoman Spa, one of the largest and most luxurious of its kind in the Middle East, spanning 8,000m² and boasting 44 individual treatment rooms over two levels across the male, female and couples sections. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is located on the West Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, the celebrated man-made island in the shape of a palm tree, with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Palm Jumeirah is located between Dubai Marina and Madinat Jumeirah, a 35 minute drive from Dubai International Airport. Talise Ottoman Spa is the largest SPA in Dubai and one of the largest in the world. It’s got indoor thalassotherapy swimming pool, saunas, steam bath, adventure shower, Jacuzzi, snow room and relaxation area, including 3 huge traditional Turkish hammams.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, and the likes, are sister companies under the management of Jumeirah Group.
Jumeirah Group is the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding which operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
With Emirates Holiday, travellers can enjoy access to exclusive offers on hotels, tours and services, and also enjoy trips to Dubai through the award winning Emirates airline for a memorable journey. According to the Business Development Manager, Emirates Holiday, Mr Roy John, Emirates Holiday is always looking for new ways to inspire your next holiday with fascinating destinations, one of which is Dubai, Unique hotels, one of which is that owned by the Jumeirah Group, and all the little things that come together to create an unforgettable experience for travellers.
For Mrs Stella Obinwa, the Regional Director for Africa, Dubai Tourism, Burj Al Arab’s North Deck is “another first”, and yet a reason to visit Dubai, while reiterating that Nigerians who travel down will have a wonderful experience at the deck.