What’s your definition of a relaxing weekend here in UAE? For ladies it can be a shopping day at the mall, a beauty session at the salon or a good story to read. While for men, it can be a workout day at the gym, a family fun-filled day at the park or more hours of sleep in the afternoon (my husband will always choose the last :p). For us, it is simple go to Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa!
Here are the things that we did (plus more other suggestion from the staff!) last weekend for a 2 night staycation. I would suggest you to book at least 2 nights to fully enjoy the resort and try everything!
The resort is situated 2 hour drive from the busy city of Dubai. Escape from…
- the maddening crowd and be in a piece of a perfect hideaway.
- your workplace! It surely feels great to be far :p
- your worries and expect to have unforgettable moments at this resort!
Living up to the brand name Rotana, the 5-star property is popular for its hospitality and quality services. The resort provides everything that helps us unwind – spacious room with unobstructed balcony views, good extensive food selections, temperature controlled swimming pools with stunning views, a pristine beach, lush green gardens, water sports, PADI diving services, signature spas, play areas and more facilities! It felt like everything we wished for are already here! We unwind at the comfort of our room with a view, trying some of their recreational facilities and of course indulging ourselves in their signature restaurants.
Unwind at the Room with Ocean View
With so much generosity, they upgraded our room to a Classic Suite Balcony Ocean View and we couldn’t be more than thankful for as it brings us beautiful morning sunrises with unobstructed view of the beach and green landscapes from our private balcony. This room is also a stunner as it was very spacious, complete with a separate living room and huge closets. The resort was generous in all ways even in the bathroom as they provide another set of toiletries in the shower area and dental kits are already arranged before even asking. What made me smile even more was the fresh rose in the sink 🙂 We’re so impressed with their attention to details. And before i forgot, it is worth to mention that these guys started our unforgettable staycation with a warm welcome – a fruit and chocolate platter with my full name! 🙂
Unwind through Recreational Facilities
As much as we wanted to swim at the beach we chose to stay in their temperature-controlled swimming pools as the weather was cold. But it didn’t stop us from staying in one of their comfortable sun bed and enjoy the peaceful scenery of the beach overlooking the Hajjar mountains. It was so beautiful!
I told my husband that we need to return in this resort to try some of their water sports and activities like snorkeling, kayaking or do a boat cruise. Maybe next time, when we have enough time and the weather is better. You can also do parasailing or scuba diving and more with their licensed water sports provider.
The families with children enjoyed the slide and the dedicated pool for them. Flipper’s Kids Club was also available and a lot of play areas are scattered in the resort so parents keep them occupied while enjoying their leisure time!
Best thing about their two pool areas was the vast size of it, lifeguards on standby, many sunbeds scattered, cozy and stylish sofa beds perfect for reading under the sun, chill time with friends or while sipping your favorite piña colada. All accompanied by a fun music entertainment and activities!
Now if you’re the sporty type – you can opt to play at their two tennis courts, beat your partner in table tennis, beach volleyball, football and more sports activities. You just need to walk around or ask them, they’re really helpful.
For those who preferred to workout at a gym, you can go to their Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club, which offers the latest high-tech fitness training equipment. They also have qualified and experienced personal trainers on assistance here. Shower and changing rooms, sauna and steam baths are also available.
Unwind at Rotana’s Six Bars and Restaurants
Perhaps our favorite way to unwind was having a good meal! 🙂 It’s a plus that we got to enjoy delicious food with live music and entertainment, romantic setting , chill night in a laid back beachside setting, all accompanied by the resort’s friendly and dedicated staff. During our stay, we got to experience 4 out of their 6 bars and restaurants. One of it was our breakfast at Mozaique, the resort’s all day dining international restaurant. The buffet has a decent range of breakfast food for guests and is more on the functional side with items from the Western countries. Pastries and bread were fresh and pretty delectable. Salads, cheeses & cold cuts, turkey bacon, sausages, baked beans, pancakes, cereals and more.
We had dinner at Waves Seafood restaurant and Sharkey’s bar and restaurant. We also enjoyed bites and mocktails at Tropicana pool bar. I’ll be sharing all dining experiences in my
next post (updated here)! 🙂
A walk in the beach, under the palm trees or along the green landscapes of the resort was indeed relaxing. To see the morning beauty of the sunrise or witness the sunset over the mountains, hear the birds chirping, fresh air touching our faces – undeniably, all of these provides certain relaxation to us. But we cannot deny the fact that our body still ache physically from the work week and mentally from the stress and all. Good thing, the Fujairah Rotana is not only a resort but also a spa! We had a very relaxing aromatherapy massage body treatment at the famous Zen the Spa. It was a blissful experience that we’re very grateful for as it rejuvenates not only our tired bodies but also it takes all our worries away. More of our spa experience on my
next post here! 🙂
Like other Rotana properties we stayed, the staff at Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa is highly commendable for their attentiveness and warm treatment to all guest. Our stay won’t be relaxing and comfortable if these guys are not around. From the front desk, housekeeping, restaurant staff and to whoever we bumped to while in the resort – everyone are friendly and accommodating. All requests made are answered with promptness and kindness.
Special thanks to Ms. Sylva, Mr. Khalil, Ms. Ritu, Diogo, Aaron, Ning and Carol.
We fully adored our time at Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa. Now we know why the resort is bustling last weekend. Not only because of the comfortable rooms with stunning views, good food or the selection of recreational facilities that people choose to go here but most of all – for the great service and accommodating staff. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the staff as you made our staycation an unforgettable one and a moment to surely keep.
*We were invited by Fujairah Rotana. However, all opinions are our own.