Reviewed : The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah
Destination Dubai takes you to the Emirate of Ajman to discover a property where ultimate luxury and refinement blend together. Located in one of the most unique settings of the region, we explore the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah ...


Getting there
 
Located just 30 mins North of Dubai, Ajman is an Emirate that has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Yet, it still remains little known to the general public and can reveal hidden gems to those who know where to find them...

Located within the Al Zorah development, the hotel can be reached by driving along the beautiful corniche that connects Dubai to Ajman through Sharjah, letting you enjoy scenic driving during your journey.

If you come from from further away, such as the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah or the new Dubai, it is then recommended to use the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed highway until the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club exit towards Ajman. You will then directly reach the city after couple of kms and will be only a few minutes away from the hotel.





If you are traveling from abroad, the hotel can also organize your transfer from the multiple international airports of the country. Dubai Airport is located only 20 minutes away from the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah.

Al Zorah is located on a natural peninsula bordered by one of the region's most precious natural mangroves, featuring a rich biodiversity area, on the eastern side, and 12 kilometers of waterfront with a 1.6 kilometers long white sand beach on the other side.
 

 
 
The set-up
 

Upon your arrival in Al Zorah, you will simply find yourself entering into another world...
 
True oasis of greenery in the middle of the desert, nestled between the beautiful seafront of Ajman and a protected natural mangrove colony, the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah enjoys an exceptional setting.
 
The undisturbed ecosystem of the site is home to a wide range of marine life, migratory birds, pink flamingos and protected flora from the region.
 
One of the main attractions of Al Zorah is the tidal lagoon that stretches over 2 square kilometers of biologically and ecologically rich wetlands. The lagoon is surrounded by a lush mangrove forest covering an area of 2 million square meters and hosts over 58 species of birds all year round. These mangroves and lagoons make Al Zorah one of the most attractive developments on the Gulf Peninsula.



 
After a 4km drive from the main entrance of Al Zorah, you will reach the gates of the Oberoi.
 
As soon as you enter the main building, where the reception is located, you will be struck by the serenity that reigns. There, no oversized lobby and stand-up check-in at the counter.
 
The lobby of the Oberoi is cozy and intimate and makes you feel at home right from the start. It reflects the overall image of refined yet non-ostentatious luxury of the brand and property.
 
Comfortably seated, you will take possession of the keys of your room after the usual procedures.




 
The property is organized into 3 buildings facing the pool and the sea, where the reception and suites are located, and a set of luxurious beach villas. The buildings where the rooms are located are not more than 4 storeys high and are perfectly integrated into the surrounding environment.


 
 
The rooms
 
With only 113 rooms divided into suites and villas, guests privacy and intimacy is guaranteed at the Oberoi.

Inside the residences, bright colors, plenty of natural light, natural materials and open views of the beach and the sea set the tone.

First observation: the size of the rooms. The smallest room at the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, the premium suite, occupies no less than 80m2 of living area: well beyond the usual hotel standards. Inside, you will find all the necessary space and comfort that make a stay most pleasant and enjoyable.




The rooms are decorated in a modern touch with a dominant monochrome shade of the most beautiful effect. Works of art, paintings, and contemporary furniture complete a perfectly executed general atmosphere.
 
The multimedia connectivity of the rooms is complete and technology enthusiasts will be delighted to be able to easily interconnect all their devices thanks to the smart TVs and the multimedia station made available to residents.





Bathrooms are all fitted with shower and bathtub. Top floor rooms and villas also get an extra outdoor shower, reminiscent of the atmosphere of South Asia resorts.

Each room is equipped with an espresso machine, a minibar and tea making facility.

 


 
With a living space ranging from 210 to 340m², the 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms villas are extremly luxurious too, and have nothing to envy to Dubai's most exclusive residences.
 
7 to 12m long controlled temperature private swimming pools are attached to each villa. Residents of the villas also enjoy direct access to the beach.




 
The villas of the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah have the particularity of being able to be subdivided into several individual accommodations, with each one its private bathroom. Ideal option if you are staying with family but want to keep a certain level of privacy for each couple.

A buttler room is also part of the villas layout at the Oberoi.
 
 
The restaurants
 
The restaurants and bars of the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah combine the best of international cuisine in a sleek modern set-up, designed to blend in with the surrounding natural landscape.
 
# Vinesse

The main restaurant, Vinesse, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers guests à la carte international cuisine  in a relaxing setting, with elevated views of the resort's infinite pool and beach.

The menu for lunch and dinner is complete without being extravagant. You can enjoy there a selection of Indian, Asian, Mediterranean or local specialties.

The sushi and sashimi section of the menu is freshly prepared by the chefs right in front of your eyes at the sushi bar of the restaurant.





The kitchen area features large windows letting you see the chefs at work.

For breakfast, Vinesse offers a hybrid concept with an association of buffets and a la carte dishes freshly prepared by the restaurant chefs in the kitchen.

At Vinesse you will find typical Indian and local dishes for breakfast such as grilled halloumi cheese, dim sums or dosa, a very thin Indian pancake served with sides and gravy. If you prefer to hold on to your continental breakfast, nothing to worry about since the menu also includes a wide selection of eggs prepared any style, waffles, pancakes, etc ...





Part of the kitchen is also open for the guests to walk-in for the breakfast buffet at Vinesse.
 
# Aquario

Aquario, the seafood restaurant on the beach of The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah is a labyrinth of natural wooden bridges, shaded by a pergola during the day and lit by candlelight in the evening. A romantic setting to watch the sunsets from its terrace.





Inside, the seafood selection of the day is presented on a fish market style display. Choose your lobsters, shrimps, crabs and other catches of the day before asking the chefs in the kitchen to prepare them as per your liking.





The menu of the restaurant is well balanced with a decent representation of meat dishes as well as some vegetarian dishes.
 
 
Wellness

The spa of the hotel includes 8 treatment rooms and 2 hammams offering world-renowned Ayurvedic treatments. All treatment rooms offer indoor and outdoor spa facilities.

We tried the 60 minute signature massage during our stay. A real sensory pleasure dispensed by the magical hands of our highly trained therapist.

Yoga and meditation sessions are also available very early in the morning at the fitness center.





The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and is located in the hotel gardens. Those who would like to run can also use the 5kms jogging track located near the hotel.

The highlight of the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah  is undoubtedly its beautifully extravagantly long swimming pool. The 85-meter infinity pool is integrated into the gardens of the hotel. Chairs, umbrellas and beach towels are available for guests, at the pool or on the beach.





The pool staff will make sure to keep you cool all day long by regularly serving you flavored iced lollies and cold water bottles.

For younger guests, the kids club offers 2 small pools, one outdoor and one indoor, a playground area and x-box consoles to keep them busy while parents enjoy their time at the pool or at the beach.
 
Final Verdict

We left the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah soothed, refreshed and relaxed ! A true haven of peace and tranquility, the hotel is the ideal place to enjoy an intimate stay in an exceptional setting.

We were pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of the hotel staff, a large majority of whom came straight from the Oberoi hospitality training academy, guaranteeing impeccable customer service, as explained to us by Christophe Mousset, General Manager of the hotel.

He himself, an expert in the luxury hotel industry with an impressive international career, is constantly monitoring the well-being of his clients and it is not rare to see him at the reception or in the restaurants of the hotel during his daily inspection tours.

Needless to say, you will be in excellent hands while staying at the Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah...
 
Things to see / things to do around the hotel :

- Al Zorah Golf Course, 18 holes world class standards golf course, 5mins drive from the hotel
- A walk or a run inside Al Zorah natural reserve
- Ajman fish market, 15 mins drive
- Ajman museum, 15 mins drive
- Ajman City Center Shopping Mall, 10 mins drive
- Dubai at 30 mins drive
- Ras Al Khaimah at 30 mins drive
 
Contact Details :
 
Oberoi Beach Resert Al Zorah 
Al Ittihad Road,
P.O. Box 8010, Ajman, UAE

Phone:  00971 6 701 4746

 
 
 

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