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All you need to know to plan your next staycation! Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah

Fujairah’s highest-rated beach resort is only a couple of hours away from Dubai!

Staycations are the perfect excuse to get away from the city! Over the weekend, my family and I Fujairah’s sea-facing gem Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort.

Here are some quick details about the resort:

Location: Dibba, Al Aqah, Fujairah
Property managed by: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Route: E611 – Emirates Road
Distance: 160 kms
Travel time from Downtown Dubai: 2 hours
The drive: Mostly scenic with mountainous views
Stops: You’ll spot a number of petrol pumps, tea shops, and fruit vendors on the way to the resort

Property details: Le Meridien Al Aqah is a massive beach resort set against the backdrop of the Hajar Mountains. It’s an all-inclusive resort with the best facilities on offer, including water sports and a spa!
Our rooms: We booked 2 Superior Rooms (AED 1000 each) for a family of 5. The room was located on the 12th floor and boasted a gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean, swimming pool, and the beach. What I really liked about the room was how spacious it was (48 m²). The interiors are also very tastefully done.
Hotel facilities: There won’t be time to get bored while you’re at this hotel. They have multiple swimming pools, water sports, beach access, volleyball, table tennis, fitness center, jacuzzi, spa, and a shisha cafe to name a few!

White marble bathrooms that feature a separate bath and power shower

Dining: There are so many dining outlets at the resort that you’ll never want to leave! We visited:
1. The sea-facing Baywatch Beach Bar for snacks, shisha, and coconut water
2. Their fine-dining Indian restaurant Swaad for a hearty, delicious Indian meal
3. The hotel’s top floor cocktail bar Astros for a round of pool and cocktails
4. Views for fresh aloo parathas and omelettes for breakfast
5. Their modern Italian restaurant Sapore for pizzas and pastas
Service: The quality of service throughout the property is impeccable. We haven’t experienced such good hospitality in so long! Each member of the team, from the lifeguards to the restaurant manager, will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In fact, the high quality of service is the hotel’s strongest selling point.
Ideal for: Families with children, large group of friends

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