Arabian Gulf

Top five resorts in the Arabian Gulf

The Arabian Gulf has so much to offer and should be high up on the bucket list of holiday destinations.

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Middle East is Dubai. Dubai is steeped in ancient history and Arabic culture, with modern and sci-fi-like architecture that is something to behold.

Mandarin Oriental, Dubai

With five stunning pools, a private beach, and a Michelin-starred Portuguese chef, Mandarin Oriental has outdone itself with its first ‘California Style’ foray into the UAE.

Mixing the glitz and glam of Dubai with the sandy beach of Jumeirah Beach, the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah offers the best of both worlds. The sumptuous and spacious rooms and suites feature modern guest-centric technology and everyone is catered for from couples and families to those visiting the nearby business district.

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Oberoi Al Zorah, Dubai

Oberoi’s first ultra-modern, beach hideaway resort brings exceptional standards to authentic Ajman.

Just 30 minutes from Dubai Airport, tucked away on a soft white sand beach studded with seashells, this ultra-modern resort is a destination in itself. Opened in 2017, it’s a newer addition to little-known Ajman’s collection of hotels but the renowned, sublime service of the Oberoi brand is a welcome coup. With its sleek, contemporary architecture, it’s quite a departure for Oberoi, known mostly for its Indian heritage hotels. Each room and villa comes with 24-hour butler service and complimentary activities to enhance a beach escape.

View full hotel and offers for the Oberoi Al Zorah, Dubai here.

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

The Crown at the Apex of Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis the Palm is a playground, themed on its mythical namesake, designed to stimulate all your senses.

Atlantis the Palm is a true fantasy hotel, designed with imaginative flair and exaggerated extravagance. Its tower-topped, red-brick façade recalls Disney fairy tales and its iconic central arch hinting at gateways to mythical kingdoms. Set in 113 acres, its grounds extend to embrace gardens filled with butterflies; elaborate playgrounds filled with 65,000 marine animals including sharks and manta rays; and a thundering waterfall.

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Kempinski Muscat, Oman

Located in Muscat, the capital of Oman, this luxury beach resort boasts over six kilometers of stunning coastline.

Embedded in the modern community of Al Mouj, Muscat, the Kempinski Hotel Muscat is an unparalleled five-star resort with everything that you could ask for.

Choose from a selection of healthy detox drinks and juices to enjoy by the pool with stunning views overlooking the ocean. Or step into tranquility at Kempinski The Spa Muscat, a heavenly retreat where the fusion of modern therapies and traditional treatments have been honed to perfection.

View full hotel and offers for the Kempinski Muscat, Oman here.

Ritz Carlton Al Wadi, Dubai

This decadent all-pool-villa Bedouin resort creates the ultimate in desert grandeur.

The Arabian desert has held people captive and spellbound by its beauty and mystique from the dawn of civilisation and the inherent Bedouin culture way of life is legendary. Now, visitors can experience its tranquility, picturesque scenery and rich culture at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. The luxury resort combines pampering with opportunities to discover the land and the people; creating an unforgettable experience for all intrepid travellers.

View full hotel and offers for the Ritz Carlton Al Wadi, Dubai here.

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