Where: Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai
The Lowdown: Located in trendy locale The Greens, Zabeel House by Jumeirah set out to stand different in a city full of luxury hotels. Really, it’s a hotel that isn’t a hotel. Consider it more of an extension of your own home, but with the latest tech, and a cool aesthetic to match. Shunning pretension in favor of creating a true neighborhood hub, Zabeel House achieves that elusive relaxed hangout vibe that we often struggle to find in Dubai.
Stylish Eats: Zabeel House offers up two contrasting dining venues under a single yet effective concept; bringing the neighborhood together through food. Lah Lah is the Brooklyn-esque rooftop hangout you’ve been missing. Offering up Pan-Asian cuisine, the menu serves vegans as well as it does meat-lovers. Social Company, on the other hand, is all about casual dining with a variety of sharing plates and a mix of international flavors. The venue comes into its own on Thursday and Friday evenings with live acoustic music.
Suite Talk: The New York vibe doesn’t stop at Lah Lah, however. The loft-style rooms are equally inspired, with their open-plan layouts, wood, and metal detailing, and the tech-led amenities you shouldn’t have to live without. Wake up and make yourself a Nespresso whilst you operate your room from the comfort of your bed via your suite tablet.
Insider’s Tip: Native Club is a full-service conceptual wellness center, providing everything from spa to gym. Not your typical hotel wellness center, however, Native Club stands at the heart of the community with a range of membership options that provide spa treatments, gym and pool access, preferential rates across rooms and F&B, and even limited beach access to Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Native Club also houses the first organic spa in Dubai, using organic plant and sea-based products from Voya. We recommend the exclusive Rose Renewal Ritual that takes you through a 90-minute body scrub, mud wrap, and organic oil application process.
Vogue Verdict: A trendy neighborhood hub.
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