The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, Al Zorah, Ajman, Dubai
Check into Ajman’s latest beachfront retreat and you get a modernist, five-star destination fused with Oberoi’s legendary hospitality and sense of masterfully crafted luxury.
A hidden escape within the one-million-square-metre oasis of Ajman's Al Zorah project (also home to an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a marina and almost 60 species of birds), it's a far cry from all the bustle of Dubai without really travelling too far (just 25 minutes away in fact). And it's not just easily accessible, it's in stark contrast to the rest of the region with its protected mangroves, long, white-sand beaches and azure lagoons.
Spacious, elegant, modern and drenched in natural light, all accommodation comes with butler service and uninterrupted ocean, mangrove or garden views. There are only two restaurants (plus a poolside menu for lighter bites), but thanks to all-day dining venue Vinesse with its gourmet theatre show kitchens, Chef's Table experience and sushi bar, and the beachside seafood restaurant Aquario (complete with Fish Sommelier to help you choose from the live seafood bar) that's really all you need.
And with such an incredible biodiversity, this luxury eco-resort has all sorts of incredible activities which make the most of the exceptional surroundings, from the lovely long stretch of beach, Olympic-sized pool, yoga and meditation room, to the Oberoi Spa, adventurous watersports, and bird-watching; while for younger guests there's a kids' activity centre; two pools for babies, toddlers and children; and 24-hour babysitting services available on request, plus a selection of interconnecting room options or multi-room villas which work brilliantly for families.