A fabulous beach getaway at Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa

As the summer holidays were drawing to a close, we found ourselves heading to Fujairah for a last getaway at Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa. Located at the beautiful Al Aqah Beach, this resort provides a lovely view of the Hajjar mountains, overlooking the Gulf of Oman.

Our review of a stay at Fujairah Rotana in the UAE, a short drive from Dubai.

The drive to Fujairah

The recommended route to get to Al Aqah Beach is E84, the Dubai-Fujairah highway. However, we decided to take the old route through Truck Road, which bypasses Fujairah city and connects with Aqah.

It was a scenic ride - we crossed over from red sands of the desert of Al Dhaid, to the start of the Hajjar mountain range, and onwards to the sea side. This route is best taken during the day, and the road is much narrower than E84.

 We arrived at Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa on a Thursday afternoon. It was sunny, but not as hot as Dubai. Our check-in was quick, and we were driven to our room in a golf cart through a gated entrance beside the main lobby.

Ocean view 

Our room was in a compound overlooking the ocean. It was spacious, with a queen size bed and an extra bed we had requested. We were welcomed with sweet treats and a personal note, something that always makes you feel special. Little Dude missed having a bath tub, but was glad to see the sea. Watch my video below for a tour of the room.

The view from the balcony was amazing! The sea was just a few steps away, and it was soothing to hear the constant breaking of the waves.

An escape from the city

A good thing about the layout of Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa is that the rooms are spread out in small one and two storey compounds overlooking the sea, or the pool. It gives the resort a 'city within a city' like feel.

There are pathways to walk on, and waterfalls to take in. If you're looking to get away from the stress and bustle of the city, this is the perfect place to escape it all.

Exploring the beach

We were soon at the beach, and as evening approached, the weather was rather pleasant. The landmark Snoopy Island was visible from the beach, which is spread out over 200 metres. They also have water sports facilities like jet skiing, kayaking, and snorkeling.

Flippers Kids Club

For families, it's always an advantage when a hotel or resort offers entertainment for kids. We checked out the Flippers Kids Club as we wanted to drop off Little Dude for a while because we had a booking at the Zen The Spa (more on that later!).

The play space is quite large, and has two rooms, complete with books, toys, a television, trampolines, and even birds!

When Little Dude stayed at the club for an hour and a half, he was well taken care of by the staff. It seems he enjoyed playing, and didn't miss us too much.

In fact, the club has activities planned throughout the day, including outdoors - especially on weekends. That evening, they had organized a Kids Disco party, with Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse making a special appearance. It was a fun event, and even the adults joined in!

A big shout goes to Sheryl, Cherry, and Dina from the Flippers Kids Club for doing such a great job with the kids. Little Dude certainly got along well with them!

Making a splash

The next day we decided to spend some time at the pool. The sea was being a little rough anyway, and we were lucky that the sky was overcast and not too sunny. The kids pool is quite big, and includes a water slide which is very popular.

The adults pool is also spread over a large area, and has it's own in-pool bar, Tropicana. The pool area is also surrounded by lovely cabanas.

Breakfast at Mozaique

Our breakfast that next day was at Mozaique, an all-day dining restaurant large enough to seat 300 people. Notable items on the buffet included spice-infused fresh fruits, and waffles. There was also a live cooking station for omelettes.

We also tried their other dining options by the beach, which I will be sharing soon.

In terms of other facilities, Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa has outdoor tennis courts, a gym with steam and sauna, and Zen The Spa.WiFi is not free, except in some public spaces.For in-room WiFi, you have to purchase a package. If you have a mobile internet connection, you can get a seamless experience as you move around the resort.

Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa caters to every kind of visitor - from families to couples, and even solo travelers will feel at ease. The staff is accommodating towards most needs, and do what they can to make your stay comfortable.

The resort is a great place to spend a weekend, but let me tell you, you'll want to stay for more than a day!

Visit the Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa website for details and making an online booking. 

We were guests at the resort, but all views and opinions are sincerely my own.

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