Zabeel Palace

Historical

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Distance (From Dubai): 14 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: In The Zabeel Area

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 6 km from Dubai Frame and 14 km from Dubai Airport, Zabeel Palace is a majestic palace situated in the Zabeel area of Dubai. It is one of the popular Dubai Landmarks and among the must-visit places in Dubai.

Zabeel Palace is the home of Sheikh Rashid, UAE's former prime minister. It is constructed in the Zabeel area, which was formerly just bare land covered with sand. Today, it is surrounded by all the glitzy buildings that make up the skyline of Dubai. Another Zabeel Palace has also cropped up in the vicinity, but it is the old palace that is full of charms. This palace was constructed sometime in the 1960s and was used as a residence till the 90s. The Arabic word 'Zabeel' stands for 'Thanks'.

The design of this palace is the idea of Otto Bulart who also designed the Clock Tower in Dubai. It is one of the most secured palaces in the world, which is protected by sophisticated electronic devices. The palace is surrounded by well-maintained lush gardens. From the garden, we had a nice view of the Dubai Frame tower.

The garden has tight security. One can only move up to a point and can't get close to the palace beyond a point. One can opt for a 30 minutes guided tour that can be very informative.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM