Back to nature

WT Writer
Nov 8, 2018

Revel in the beauty of this unblemished retreat filled with natural wonders


Just 25-minutes’ from Dubai International Airport, The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah embodies unique luxury amid natural serenity. Caressed by the gentle breeze of azure lagoons, stretches of long white sand beaches and lush green mangroves, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Inspired by contemporary Italian artist Piero Lissoni, the hotel’s spacious rooms and suites showcase refined luxury with a dash of natural beauty. Cosy up to the warmth of the fireplace and swoon over the magnificent sunset vistas at The Kohinoor Suite. Perched on the highest point in the resort, you can enjoy uninterrupted ocean views from your private sundeck and get to know the true meaning of tranquil solitude. If you’re coming with family, book The Premium Two Bedroom Villa and fire up the barbecue for a tasty grilled fiesta while your kids splash around in the private pool.


Paying homage to the dharmic spiritual tradition of the ‘third’ eye, the signature Oberoi dhara spa will lure your mind into a state of calm. From full-body exfoliation to soothing body massages, you can wave goodbye to tension and revel in the youthful silky smoothness of glowing skin.

A floating island amid azure views, the Vinesse restaurant puts a dramatic spin on culinary delicacies with its theatrical show kitchens where curated meals are finished to perfection at your table. But what’s an ocean view without a seafood dish to compliment it? True to its name, Aquario serves the ocean on a plate. Choose your fresh catch of the day from an array of live seafood with the help of the in-house ‘fish sommelier’ and enjoy authentic flavours devoured by candlelight.


There’s so much to experience in this natural hub of wonder. Kayak through the tranquil waterways of the lush green mangroves and tune into the sounds of lively birdsong. Brimming with exceptional biodiversity, the lagoon is home to more than 60 species of birds and fish, deeming it the only one of its kind in the UAE. If you fancy a classical take on adventure, tee-off to a scenic golfing experience at Al Zorah 18-hole Championship Golf Course. Framed by verdant mangroves and glassy lakes, the 700,000-square-metre course is a challenge for players of all levels.


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