The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, Ajman is a secluded paradise we absolutely love
When we were younger, Mr. T Raf’s trips to Ajman were usually just to meet friends. Mine, on the other hands, were with my parents, to tuck into fresh seafood while my father smoked shisha. Much has changed in Ajman since then, with the launch of this secluded Santorini-style resort, The Oberoi Al Zorah, sited near the Al Zorah Golf Club. Blank concrete canvases are placed all over the resort, with water bodies and lush greenery in every nook and corner – you really can experience the peace and quiet here. Your mornings can be spent practising yoga before breakfast, followed by a spa treatment, swim in your own private pool, and dinner.
Check-in: Opt for the private villa if you can. Black-out drapes, a bathtub with views of the palms outside, and a backyard swimming pool, with a large terrace accessible from the bedroom and living room are some of the features that took our breath away. A kitchenette with ice machine is on hand for summer drinks, with a walk-in closet to stow away luggage.
Relax and rejuvenate: The spa doors are again a concrete wall, similar to the villas. Once you enter, relax in the lobby with refreshing tea, before you head through a pebbled path outdoors to your treatment room. Jump into the bed for 90 minutes of bliss and you will most likely fall asleep – I did, and rarely do! The techniques, with a combination of the oils and right pressure, put me in a state of lull.
The gourmet offerings at this resort are outstanding, we kid you not. It’s not a statement we throw around commonly at The Fomo List – Mr. T Raf and I are quite the foodies, and won’t hesitate to mention on the occasion it does disappoint. Each dish, whether the crab salad followed by freshly prepared red snapper with miso sauce for lunch at Aquario, or the nocturnal set menu at Vinesse, were all fresh, delectable and impeccable. Dinner included a starter of hazelnut falafel, providing the right amount of nuttiness paired with pickled radish, followed by a medium Wagyu ribeye doused in a moreish sauce, and dessert.
Breakfast is an open-layout buffet offering cold cuts, cheese, fresh juices and pastries. Hot dishes like Indian breakfast specialities such as upma along with Arabic and international offerings such as eggs benedict are served, as per your preference.
Book now: Rooms at The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah are available from Dhs1,990 per night, and Dhs5,000 for villas.Visit oberoihotels.com