My husband and I love a good weekend trip. Love the long drive (ok, two hours isn’t that long, but it’s still enjoyable), the scenic views of the desert and mountains of the UAE. We tend to go away every two months or so for a weekend somewhere. The best part of living in the UAE has to be the fact that the different Emirates have such beautiful (and reasonably priced!) resorts just an hour and a half away from Dubai. We love heading to Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, and have stayed at a few resorts there.
But this past weekend, we went to Fujairah and stayed at the beautiful Miramar AL Aqah Beach Resort.
We found a groupon for it, which included a one night stay, with suhoor and iftar (since it is Ramadan right now.) We headed out around 12 AM from Dubai, and reached around 230 PM. We really weren’t expecting it to be too busy, but it was a FULL HOUSE. Regardless, check in was a breeze and we headed to our room right away. Since it was fully booked, the rooms with the King bed were completely booked and we got the room with two full beds that were joined together, so it really wasn’t a big deal. The room was clean and neat, spacious, bathroom was modern and had a waterfall shower head (i am a sucker for a waterfall shower!), and the balcony was quite large with a table and chairs.
We stayed in during the day, since we were fasting and it was quite hot that day, around 44*C/111*F. We hung out, watched some TV, and then decided to check out the resort. It has its own private beach, a giant pool, jacuzzi area, lounge chairs everywhere to hang out, and an area to do sign up and do some water sports and activities! It had quite a lot of options for keeping yourself busy during the day. After roaming around, we had about an hour until iftar time, so we headed back to our room to get ready and head to the restaurant.
The dinner menu was crazy, there were so many fantastic options, with an Arabic menu. There was salads and veggies and fruits, plenty of bread and sauce options. There was a grill of Iranian shish tawook and kabab, and a shawarma station, which was exciting because I love shawarma! The other dishes were plentiful and delicious, and the dessert options were even better. Let’s just say I might have eating alllll the cream puffs… Overall, we ate to our hearts content and left feeling very satisfied.
I took pictures of the dessert over the actual dinner and food…..
Afterwards, we headed down to the beach to take a walk and sit at the Bahari Club on the beach and enjoyed some sheesha and relaxed. And enjoyed the views of the pool all still and calm and lit up.
When we returned to our room, we hung out, watched some movies and then ordered our suhoor around 2:00 am. They delivered it right away. It was from a prefixed menu, of omelettes, fresh fruit, labneh, yogurt, dates, fresh orange juice, bread basket, and other little items. It was a lot for two people, use they delivered each option per person, so we were STUFFED. It was such a great suhoor menu.
Honestly, we had such a wonderful stay. We’re thinking of returning in the cooler months, like October, and it’ll be less packed with tourists and not as scorching hot. Definitely would recommend to check this place out for a vacation or a quick weekend trip!