Two new hotels are opening at Al Seef, and they both look pretty cool…

Al Seef, the new cultural district on the shores of Dubai Creek, just keeps getting better. New shops and restaurants are popping up all the time, and now we’ve been given a sneak peek inside the first two hotels set to open there in the spring.

Both hotels are from Jumeirah – you know, the folk who created the Burj Al Arab. But these new properties will represent something quite different for the luxury hotel giant, with a far more casual vibe, and lower prices to match (which is what we like to hear).

Dubai has a brand new cultural district, and you can check it out now

Zabeel House is described as the first hotel in Jumeirah’s new “upscale-casual” collection, featuring design-led spaces with “just enough added extras”. Rates will start from Dhs495 a night.

The four-star property will have 200 rooms, four restaurants and bars, and a rooftop infinity pool with views over Al Seef and Dubai Creek.

Take a look inside:

Where can we get one of those Dubai wall decals?

A smaller version – Zabeel House MINI – will open next door. This hotel is described as a place for the traveller who “wants to get out and about but have somewhere welcoming and lively to escape to”.

The mini version will have 150 “pocket” rooms, a courtyard space designed for pop-up events and outdoor films and two street food-inspired restaurants. Rates will start from Dhs350.

Here’s what it looks like:

Check out that small-but-perfectly-formed bathroom…

Both of these hotels will be located in the contemporary area of Al Seef. A third hotel, offering a more traditional Arabian experience, is planned for the heritage area.

And we can expect to see even more of the Zabeel House brand, with another hotel set to open in The Greens at the end of this year.

There are also two more Zabeel House hotels planned for Saudi Arabia and London. More are expected to be announced soon.

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