The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah

Ajman, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Something of a statement, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is both a chic holiday hideaway, and a sculptural landmark worthy of a Turner prize. Reclining along a postcard-perfect sweep of white sand in Al Zorah (a one million square metre patch of protected forest in Ajman), this retreat is as contemporary as they come, with its crisp wooden pool deck, geometric take on Middle Eastern fretwork, and oversized walls of windows taking in sumptuous sea views. It’s not just contemporary in style though, with its luxury villas featuring private pools and space to socialise, its Oberoi Spa rivalling any urban health retreat, the straight lines of its 85 metre pool designed to be seductively sleek, and its dining venues ticking off all those modern favourites, like tapas, bento boxes, sushi, cocktails, responsibly sourced seafood, and gourmet gastronomy.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on a stretch of beach in Ajman, within the Al Zorah nature reserve, 10 minutes from Ajman city. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

89 sea-facing rooms and 15 villas. All rooms and suites have a private terrace, air-conditioning, multi-media hub, tea/coffee-making facilities, personal bar, WiFi access and pillow menu. Premier Rooms boast a private garden or terrace with either ocean, sunset or garden views, and 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Vinesse restaurant and dinner at Vinesse or Aquario, allowing guests to choose 3 courses from the à la carte dinner menu.

Half Board is not applicable on 31 Dec.

Deluxe Suites offer more space and enjoy 270 degree views of the beach and sea from the garden or terrace. These rooms are adjacent to the Premier Rooms, ideal for groups of friends or families travelling together.

Premier Suites are located at the highest point of the resort boasting great ocean views. Suites have a seperate living room and bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Kohinoor Suites offer a private terrace and a sundeck with beach views. Suite features include a spacious living area with fireplace and 1 king-size room and twin bedroom.

A selection of 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom and 3-Bedroom Premium Villas are also available, each with living/dining area, private terrace and swimming pool. 2-Bedroom Villas are located along the beachfront and have direct access to the beach.

Vinesse (International cuisine; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Aquario (seafood grill; open for lunch and dinner), The Poolside Lounge (light meals and snacks). The Library. Large swimming pool. Separate kids' pool. Spa*. 24-hour fitness centre. Non-motorised and motorised water sports. Golf (equipment and caddies*). Children's activity area (currently closed) 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi access.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent beach front resort!

Oct 22, 2021 chrisebbi Zurich, Switzerland

Amazing resort for total relax and real beach feeling at 30 mins from Dubai (which is often not the case im Dubai itself). We loved the beach villa with private pool and direct beach access - I can very much recommend it! The room and the hotel in general is extremely clean and very well taken care of. Spa is amazing and the beach itself is… Read more
Amazing resort for total relax and real beach feeling at 30 mins from Dubai (which is often not the case im Dubai itself). We loved the beach villa with private pool and direct beach access - I can very much recommend it! The room and the hotel in general is extremely clean and very well taken care of. Spa is amazing and the beach itself is perfect. Staff is very friendly everywhere. Food excellent with some small need for improvement in service at the two restaurants (mostly at breakfast), but overall nothing that makes the great experience negative in any way. Certainly a resort we hope to get back to one day! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Previously undiscovered Ajman Gem

Oct 14, 2021 milkyway01 Bath

So we have been regular visitors to Dubai over the last 20 years and stayed at many different hotels during that time. If you are only looking for high end shopping or the buzz of the city or the thrills of Atlantis then maybe the Oberoi Al Zorah isnt for you but if you crave excellent service, huge (very) modern rooms and the opportunity to… Read more
So we have been regular visitors to Dubai over the last 20 years and stayed at many different hotels during that time. If you are only looking for high end shopping or the buzz of the city or the thrills of Atlantis then maybe the Oberoi Al Zorah isnt for you but if you crave excellent service, huge (very) modern rooms and the opportunity to really slow down and relax then the Oberoi is a fantastic option….and if you fancy a bit both, maybe like us, two centre your holiday. 4 nights seemed like the right length of stay. Many TA contributors mention the Oberoi service and they are right to do so, it has a warmth and sincerity to it, whilst being honest enough to acknowledge when their own high standards are not met. We found the Oberoi to be a very refreshing change to our normal Dubai hotel choice and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or return. Thank you. The Youngs Below are just a couple of our highlights and hopefully a few useful observations…. Ajman is only 30 minutes from Dubai airport, about the same as getting to the Palm We arrived around 10am and we’re able to access our villa by 11am (thank you). The beachfront 2 bedroom villa was seriously massive…..loads of technology, enormous deck and excellent size pool, cooled to a perfect temperature. The outside shower attached to the main bathrooms allows sandy feet to be rinsed off without walking through the villa…genius. The clever internal doors make it equally perfect for a family or adult friends travelling together. To be honest, apart from eating and playing golf (the 72 par Al Zorah course is well worth a round, friendly service, lovely wide greens but interspersed with the hidden treachery of a ball lost forever in the mangroves) we didn’t leave our villa so I can’t comment on the beach or pool service. Housekeeping was faultless - a small team arrived to service the villa twice a day and a couple of minor maintenance issues were dealt with immediately. Always spotless….thank you. If you love a buffet breakfast, you might feel frustrated as the entire meal is table service and definitely served at a leisurely pace….a platter of fruit and flaky croissants arrive automatically and then choose as much or little as you like from the cold/hot menu. Actually a refreshing change from the normal buffet scene and a lot less waste. The spa treatment was relaxing and the therapist a perfect mix of friendly professionalism. Gym perfectly adequate for a resort hotel and always spotlessly clean. The half board package included dinner at either restaurant in the evening. We enjoyed Indian and European options. There are quite a few items with a supplement (bit irritating) but for a four night stay plenty of choice supplement free. Alcohol as expected in UAE is expensive, except to pay a minimum of £50 for a bottle of pretty ordinary wine….much, much more if you want more choice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of a kind hotel

Oct 8, 2021 108haneenj

We loved every minute here. Everything was excellent and beyond expectations. It’s perfect for couples . The service is exceptional . You have to try the sea food restaurant for dinner . Landscape and design of hotel is out of this world!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our relaxing vacation in The Oberoi Al Zorah

Sep 10, 2021 Arjan M Staymonth=9

We stayed for 4 nights for the second time in the oberoi. We arrived early in the morning 08.45 hrs and the did there best to prepare our room as soon as possible. The pool was great like 2 years ago. The staff at the pool was great, they recognize us from 2 years ago. When you sit at the pool you get free water with an ice cream and cold towels.… Read more
We stayed for 4 nights for the second time in the oberoi. We arrived early in the morning 08.45 hrs and the did there best to prepare our room as soon as possible. The pool was great like 2 years ago. The staff at the pool was great, they recognize us from 2 years ago. When you sit at the pool you get free water with an ice cream and cold towels. This is very great. The service for food is also good at the pool. In the evening we had diner in the restaurant and they had a la carte. The food was very good. Also the breakfast now they have a la carte but it is also very good. You can order what you want. The service from all the staff is excellent. We needed an pcr test for going back to the Netherlands and we could do this in the hotel. They made an appointment for us and 2 people came to the hotel and we only had to pay euro 25,00. The pcr test came on the mail and at the reception they printed it for us. We did on our holiday for 3 weeks this time 5 hotels but this was the best one. Thank you all for being at the Oberoi. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect 5++ star getaway!

Sep 3, 2021 773lenan

Where to start?! Having been to many hotels across the UAE, I can safely say i had the BEST service! Amazing, knowledgeable and friendly staff; nothing was too much! The personal service was just fabulous. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the food was delicious (breakfast, dinner options and poolside), and ofcourse beautiful grounds. It… Read more
Where to start?! Having been to many hotels across the UAE, I can safely say i had the BEST service! Amazing, knowledgeable and friendly staff; nothing was too much! The personal service was just fabulous. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the food was delicious (breakfast, dinner options and poolside), and ofcourse beautiful grounds. It is the perfect getaway and I’ll definitely be back! Read less