Le Meridien Al Aqah Resort Fujairah

Le Meridien Al Aqah.  From Deira, Dubai (or from the airport) was a scenic 2 hour drive.  We left the house at 11:35 and followed the signs to Fujairah via Sharjah.  It was my first time to go to Fujairah so i was really amazed seeing the magnificent hajar mountains, for me it was like seeing yet another side of the world. 

It's barely a month after our wedding day so this trip still feels like a honeymoon :)
We reached the hotel before 2pm.  Check in time was 3pm and according t the receptionist we have to wait until the room is ready as there were other guests who came before us, but they did the check-in process and was served fresh orange juice and cold towel, then gave us access pass and were told that we can now start using the hotel facilities like the beach and the swimming pool. We were also offered to keep our things in the luggage room but we opted to just bring our things as we take around the resort.

THE STAFF: The reception staff didn't fail to give a welcoming smile, the valet attendant, astros bar crew and everyone were all nice.  Over all I give them all an above the passing mark.

queen bed
The room we were given was not the same as what we reserved. We reserved for a queen sized bed but was surprised to see a twin bed instead. So we had to ring the reception and the housekeeping staff came shortly and put the single beds together.

Room amenities: Tea-coffee-choco making facility/bedroom slippers, bathrobe, complimentary bottles of water a day and a welcome fruit and brownies, iron, hair dryer.

Le Meridien Al Aqah has 218 rooms & suites as well as functions and meeting hall. 

Souvenir shop in the lobby side area
Lounge, a view from the 12th Flr
12th Floor, Hallway

Superior Room with Balcony with view of Sea and Pool

Located on 230 stretch of unspoilt golden beach and nestled between the Hajar mountains and the Indian Ocean.
way to the beach
Beach front sunbeds
 At 7am, the sea was calm and beach area was still empty but lifeguard was already on duty.  Guests started to flock at about 10 am.  So if you want it to be all yours, better wake up a bit early.  But it never really gets too crowded as the pool is huge too and sunbeds are plentiful. There is also a snack bar called Gonu Bar and Grill if you feel hungry. Watersport and diving for the active ones will keep you busy.  Karaoke for those who love to sing
A beautifully landscaped garden

Huge Swimming Pool
The swimming pool was clean and well maintained.  The temperature was just perfect. We were the first to swim in the morning while other guests were still having their breakfast.

The Astros Sports Bar located on the 20th Floor offers the perfect view of the sea. 

eg price: Peachberry Mocktail 30dhs, Beer 32 dhs
complimentary welcome fruits and brownies :)

bedroom slippers
Opt for a package with breakfast buffet

The resort at night as seen from our balcony

Off the road to Fujairah

We were off the road to Fujairah from Deira, Dubai at 11:30 am. From the busy city with skycrappers and buildings of different shapes and sizes to the vast desert of sharjah and a few lined palm trees lead us to the  the hajar mountains of Fujairah after two hours of driving.  The scenery was indeed different experience, it was breathtaking!

FUJAIRAH is the youngest of the 7 Emirates that comprise the UAE and is located at the easternmost part.

As the city is still not much developed, going on an excursion on the nearby beaches would be the best thing to do in Fujairah.  30 km far from the city is Dibba, a good choice to have a swim or play water sports. As we approach the le Meridien Al Aqah hotel and resort, we saw fruit stands and carpet market.

Me and My Itchy Feet :)

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