Luxurious Hideaway one that you need to experience, Oberoi Al Zorah
There is a world, just 25 minutes away from the frenzy of Dubai’s international airport, where ancient olive trees take root, and colorful bougainvillea climb sea-salted walls. Where modern architecture and design meet the soothing sound of the ocean, and green mangroves stretch as far as the eye can see. The land is called Al Zorah, in the Emirate of Ajman, and it is home to the Oberoi Beach Resort, the first of its kind to be developed in this rich and biodiverse terrain. Designed by award-winning Italian architect, Piero Lissoni, and his Lissoni Associati studio in Milan, the Oberoi Beach Resort boasts a modern, simplistic esthetic where the details take command and the outside world melts away as guests are enveloped in luxury, relaxation, and wellness.
The resort is divided into three leading platforms that run parallel to the oceanfront, each increasing with size to ensure an ocean view from all areas of the resort. The buildings are connected by a series of walkways, framed by shallow pools of water, that relate to an inner courtyard where the main restaurant, bar, and other amenities are located. The property houses 113 rooms, varying in size from twin and king rooms, to suites and villas with an array of eco-friendly amenities and private, temperature-controlled pools and sundecks. The design is minimalist and contemporary, with warm earth tones and textures creating an indoor/outdoor feel at every turn. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite the 400-meter private beach and turquoise blue ocean to your doorstep, all the while ensuring your privacy with thoughtfully spaced rooms and state-of-the-art technological features.
But what is a beautiful resort without world-class amenities? The Oberoi Beach Resort has several offerings to transport and indulge its guests, catering to each whim and desire. Hidden within the lush gardens lies the Oberoi Spa, housing a collection of treatment rooms and private hammams within its open-air corridors designed to reflect the walls of an ancient Medina. Holistic treatments and massages incorporate techniques from all around the world to ensure there is an offering suited well for each guest. After the spa why not take in a few rounds of golf at the nearby Al Zorah Golf Club, just minutes from the resort. The stunning course is crafted by Nicklaus Design and incorporates natural elements such as soft sand dunes and inland mangroves, whose tide ebbs and flows with the sea.
There are several dining options available throughout the day and night, designed to fit every mood. Whether you are relaxing on the beach, allowing the fresh fish sommelier at Aquario to craft the perfect Al Fresco late afternoon lunch for you and your guests, or dressing up for a world-class dinner at Vinesse, where the international menu offerings will keep you wanting more, night after night. Or perhaps you just need a break and are looking for a quiet corner to take a moment for yourself, you may find yourself in the Library room, where stacks of books intermingle with artwork and a small cafe is available for indulgent nibbles and coffee.
Whatever your need for getting away may be, The Oberoi Beach Resort at Al Zorah is guaranteed to fit your every need and desire. For the adventurous spirit, the resort offers off-roading desert tours, kayaking, sky-diving, and even falconry. For those traveling with families, there is a separate children’s pool and sandbox to occupy the little ones. And of course, for those seeking indulgent relaxation away from the hectic world, The Oberoi Beach Resort is second to none with privacy, eco-awareness, and subtle extravagance.
By Elizabeth Kramsky