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The Sandy Beach Hotel and Resort

Located about 30 minutes north of Fujairah, and one and a half hours from Dubai, the Sandy Beach Hotel and Resort mainly caters to divers who enjoy their hobby at the Sandy Beach Diving Centre. (See my "Sports Travel" tip for more information).

The hotel features one- and two-bedroom chalets, one-bedroom bungalows, and double and twin hotel rooms. All rooms contain a private bathroom and satellite television, and the chalets also contain a kitchenette and sitting room.

The Sandy Beach Hotel and Resort is situated on a private beach on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates, where guests can sunbathe, swim, snorkel, or scuba dive. Guests can also use the temperature-controlled swimming pool, participate in various water sports, or take boating, fishing, and sightseeing tours.

The hotel's restaurant features seafood and Arabic and Continental cuisine, and the poolside bar is a good place to enjoy a cold drink after diving (or birdwatching) all day.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 29, 2005
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The Ain Al Fayda Hotel

Nestled at the foot of Jebel Hafit, the second-tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, the Ain Al Fayda Hotel is located outside of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi emirate. The hotel is operated by the Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company.

This was one of three hotels I stayed in during my trip to the United Arab Emirates. And because it is run by the government, it was the most run-down and shabby. However, my room was adequate, the food served in the restaurant was very good, and the green and cool gardens in which it is located were a welcome change from the desert.

The hotel is part of a resort town which also contains chalets, a restaurant, a coffee shop where patrons can try traditional Arabic coffee and smoke a hookah, a recreation center with a pool and bowling alley, and a pizzeria.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written November 29, 2005
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The Bin Majid Beach Hotel

Located just five minutes from downtown Ras al-Khaimah, the Bin Majid Beach Hotel is situated on a hill which overlooks the sandy beaches of the Persian Gulf.

The hotel's 133 rooms are furnished to international standards, and offer controlled air conditioning, private bathrooms, televisions with over 20 satellite channels, direct-dialing international telephone service, and round-the-clock room service.

The Bin Majid Beach Hotel offers a wide range of dining options. Guests can dine under the stars in the hotel's lush landscaped gardens, or can choose from international cuisine in the Al Rahala Restaurant, snacks in the Arcadia Coffee Shop, or drinks and snacks in the Red Lion Pub and Sports Bar.

Nightly entertainment options include the Indian Night Club, or dancing in the Tayo Tayo Disco.

Many guests spend their entire vacation at the hotel, enjoying sports and leisure activities including the hotel's private beach, swimming pool, fitness room, table tennis, and several beach activities.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 29, 2005
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Dar Almasyef: Dar Almasyef

I love this picture, those who know what is this thing in the picture called will get free access to my albums

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  • Written April 18, 2005
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Dar Almasyef's Villas: My Highness

here is one picture of the villa showing the bedroom from the living room...to see the rest please pay $$$$ like what I did

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  • Written April 18, 2005
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Dar Almasyef: Abra in Dar Almasyef

there are no receptions in this hotel, once you pass the Colgate girls they will take you to the abra and directly to your Villa where you have your personal buttler waiting for you. they only thing i dont like about the abra is the long waiting time you sometimes have to spend until one of those boats come to you.

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  • Written April 18, 2005
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Entrance of Dar Almasyef showing those beautiful golden horses, and if that's not your taste dont worry you will find VERY BEAUTIFUL Cars parking at the entrance, and even if that's not your type rest assured,,, MORE BEAUTIFUL Ladies are waiting for you with smiles remind you of Colgate ads.

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  • Written April 18, 2005
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Dar AlMasyef: Living like a Shahraiar***Bring Shahrazad with you

it was a very pleasent stay in this resort which make you think you are a real arabian prince living the good old days, well except when you see that all workers are from far east and most visitors are from far west then you come back to real life....:)

everything..the villas, the service, the food, the place, the decor, the abra, and last but not least..the beautiful girls riding the abra

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Spa and Resort
  • Written April 18, 2005
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Le Meridian Hotel: Beach Resort

I wasn't at the hotel much, but while I was there, it had a nice bar by the beach to sit and relax at. Also the room had a nice view of the beach.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 4, 2005
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Ramada Hotel: Good clean hotel

The hotel was a little expensive, but worth the price. It was a clean room with two beds and a balcony. It also came with a mini bar, which I have a bad habit of trying to empty it before I go out at night.

There is a nice English bar in the hotel. Good for stopping at to shoot some pool, play some darts, or just to have a beer and figure out what your plans are for the night. At 9:00PM the hotel's club "Rumors" opens as well.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written January 1, 2005

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Hilton Dubai Creek: Best Downtown Choice

Located in the heart of Dubai, this stylish boutique hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views over the traditional Arabian dhow trading harbour and the exhilarating skyline of both old and new Dubai.

Designed by Carlos Ott, the architect of the Opera La Bastille in Paris, this the most modern bit of archicture in Dubai. One wall of each room is glass which gives one a fantastic view of Dubai Creek. The rooftop pool and bar are not to be missed, especially at night.

The bathrooms are very, very well done. You will want to take two or three showers a day. Just beware the price of the seemingly free bath soaps and such!!

The location is prime, close to nightlife, shopping and the old downtown.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Architecture, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written November 19, 2004
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Sandy Beach Motel: Accommodation at the East Coast

Despite its name it is a beach hotel, not up-market, but definitely ok. With sandy beach, pool etc.

It is located exactly opposite Snoopy Island, which is good snorkeling. I saw a turtle when snorkeling there ...

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches
  • Written November 6, 2004

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Meridien Dubai (airport)

This is one of my favourite hotels when I am travelling in the middle east. It has everything you need while away from home be it on business or holiday.

The hotel is situated 5 minutes away from the airport and is made up of a complex with several restaurants, two pools, a tennis court and a health spa. A short taxi ride (10 minutes) will get you to the city centre with it’s museums, malls and clubs.

The food in the 16 restaurants (yes 16) is of very good quality and is reasonably priced compared to some of the restaurants in the inner city. The restaurants offer a wide variety of foods ranging from Lebanese cuisine, Thai, Italian, Mexican to greasy pub food in it’s Irish Bar, so unless you are a really fussy eater you will find something you like. There are also a wide variety of snacks available at the pool side for those who get hungry in the afternoon. The restaurants don’t open till later on in the evening (8 o’clockish) with the majority of diners arriving round 9-9:30.

Even though this is a 5 star hotel, the prices aren’t. If you plan your visit you can get some amazing deals. The cheapest stay I have ever had was about 45 GBP per night. Try finding a hotel for that price in any major city.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel, Business Travel, Food and Dining
  • Written September 7, 2004

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SAndy Beach Motel: First Class hotels nearly full all year

A small motel on the Indian Ocean, a little pricy but often booked out at weekend, Amenities limited, but right on its own Private beach. Food pretty awful chips greasy steak etc empty fridge in room so you can bring stuff. Small bar.Small pool small and nice gardens A base for a days photo safari north or south along the coast.

One of the few places you can buy a beer on this coast. snorkilling off beach when the jelyfish are out of season is OK not spectacular, just a good get away from the city. Meridean Down the road much more expensive but worth the excursion for a decent meal aslo can be teeming at weekends.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Photography, Beaches
  • Written August 9, 2004
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Rydges Plaza Hotel: Great location

This hotel in central to most of Dubai. The rooms are very nice, the staff is great and you have internet access in the room.

There are several restaurants located in the hotel including several bars. There were no surprises when checking out.

Great pool areas, nice bars, restaurants from fancy to layed back. You are within walking distance to the Arabian Gulf and the area surrounding the hotel is nice to walk around in.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 4, 2004

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