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 dinnr), 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. 24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi access.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing oberoi stay, the oberoi way

Jan 22, 2020 ersvpatel London, United Kingdom

This is our fourth stay at different oberoi hotels. We came to UAE for winter sun and when we realised that there was an Oberoi in Ajman we didn’t hesitate to book it based on our previous experiences at other oberoi hotels. Location: Along an amazing stretch of private sandy beach in the middle of a nature reserve, a perfect location for… Read more
This is our fourth stay at different oberoi hotels. We came to UAE for winter sun and when we realised that there was an Oberoi in Ajman we didn’t hesitate to book it based on our previous experiences at other oberoi hotels. Location: Along an amazing stretch of private sandy beach in the middle of a nature reserve, a perfect location for relaxing and doing nothing. It is so quiet here. If you want to hear the birds chirp and listen to waves this is the place. Staff: Oberoi staff and service are above any other hotel brand in this world. They pre-empt what you want before you ask for it. I would have personally thanked everyone if I had the opportunity, however, I will mention a few names: Housekeeping staff: Ismaya (got a creative side to him). My daughter loves animals and he use to make amazing animal shapes from towels. My daughter loved them. Restaurant: Tarik, Asel, Gautam, Ancel, Zhumanali, Chefs Devendra, Dhawal and all chefs from Aquario restaurant. Pool staff: Dhanuk, Isuru, Benjamin In Room service: Monica, Zharnakai Kids Club: Marialle. She was so creative and so good that I could hire her as my Au Pair. We are carrying half a suitcase worth of her creative art that she did with my daughter. Mr. General Manager, let me know when her contract with Oberoi is over. Food: Exquisite. We have never had a bad meal in any of our oberoi stays. The fresh breads that the chefs make every day are special, they can give the French a run for their money in breadmaking. The chefs pride themselves in only serving the best food that you won’t go wrong with ordering anything from the menu. The aquario restaurant deserves a special mention for the seafood selection. Pool: Warm, clean and long. Beach: Soft sand, comfortable sun loungers and lots of shells to go search for. Pool and Beach service: Spot on. I love their lemon and mint lollies (tastes like frozen non-alcoholic mojito) that they bring to your lounger regularly. Housekeeping: Twice a day, with attention to detail. I have already mentioned the creativity of the staff previously. The review will be incomplete without recommendations: Restaurant: Here is the challenge for the amazing chefs. Have an item in your menu which says "tell us what you want and we will make it for you". This will get the creative juices of both the clients and the chefs going. I tried this method at every breakfast meal and the output every time was exceptional. Kids play area: With such a long private sandy beach, there could easily be a thoughtfully designed play area for the kids. Kids club: A splash zone / kids activity pool is missing with indoor or shaded play area with swings and slides. Kids Buffet: The restaurants open at 7pm. The restaurants could open early say 5:30pm with a kids buffet till 7pm. Small kids like options to pick from rather than a menu from a la carte. Aesthetics: Architecturally a lovely hotel. Some of the finishing touches could be better. For example, dubai had torrential rains on the day we arrived and the water leaked into our suite. I appreciate that it was unusual weather for dubai but water leaking isn’t acceptable as it’s a health and safety issue with tiles/marble flooring. Reception: Not sure why black tiles have been chosen for the water feature in the reception. The water features looks like it has got dirty water. I believe lighter coloured tiles can considerably enhance the water feature. Ps: Mr. General Manager, I forgot to mention ZhumanAli’s name in the feedback form to the CEO. Could I please ask you to mention him too? He was excellent and would be unfair on me to not mentioned him. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel well deserved 5 star because the staff make a difference

Jan 22, 2020 stevemW6731ZX Chorley, United Kingdom

We are on our last day of our vacation and sad to leave this wonderful hotel The quality of the accommodation and facilities are first class. It is set on a lovely well cared for beach and the gardens are also beautiful. The food in the Vinesse and Aquarius restaurant offer great choice and high quality we especially enjoyed the BBQ at Aquarius.… Read more
We are on our last day of our vacation and sad to leave this wonderful hotel The quality of the accommodation and facilities are first class. It is set on a lovely well cared for beach and the gardens are also beautiful. The food in the Vinesse and Aquarius restaurant offer great choice and high quality we especially enjoyed the BBQ at Aquarius. We travelled with our 3 year old son Noah and this is where the Oberoi experience really did make our time special. All of the staff went out of their way to make his time here so memorable from arranging special trip for a camel ride (Thank you Kate) The head chef in Vinesse for letting him in the kitchen and have a chefs hat. Piddy for keeping him entertained, Therese in Vinesse and all the staff in there. Sri for helping out with transport to the kayaking. One night Noah fell asleep before dinner and the staff in Vinesse arranged dinner in our room to the same quality as the restaraunt amazing. As you can tell from the review this hotel excels because of the extra mile all the staff go to something Oberoi should be proud of. Wish we could stay longer and we certainly will want to have the Oberoi experience again Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel & staff - we cannot thank enough

Jan 21, 2020 Jojo583 Swinton, United Kingdom

We arrived yesterday at this amazing and wonderful hotel. Check in was very friendly & professional and we were swiftly taken taken to our room. Despite our late arrival, we were made a reservation for the last hour in the sea food restaurant. The food and staff were wonderful and is some of the best seafood we have had. This morning, We… Read more
We arrived yesterday at this amazing and wonderful hotel. Check in was very friendly & professional and we were swiftly taken taken to our room. Despite our late arrival, we were made a reservation for the last hour in the sea food restaurant. The food and staff were wonderful and is some of the best seafood we have had. This morning, We enjoyed the gym and suddenly my eyes and face started to swell almost like an allergic reaction. We requested a doctor who arrived promptly and gave me a prescription. The hotel staff were amazing and so caring, we really cannot thank them enough. Once the doctor left, they collected my prescription and obtained it for me. They have arranged our Half Board dinner in our room so I don’t have to feel self conscious and uncomfortable in a restaurant and delivered a get well card and bouquet of pink roses with the prescription. We can honestly say we are bowled over by the generosity and care that the staff have shown us today. We are in a country far from home but they have treated us like royalty. We want to thank everyone so very much. Our holiday has a few more days to go and hopefully things will settle and I will be well enough to enjoy it properly. We are already planning to come back next year as 24 hours has been enough for us to know that this is a very special hotel with amazing staff going above and beyond for their guests - we don’t need the rest of our stay to confirm that. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel experience

Jan 12, 2020 mariadX8685HT

After having used TripAdvisor for years, this is the first review I am writing as it must be said that this place is paradise. This hotel is excellent, the rooms are very big, classy and stylish with super nice balconies looking the sea, the facilities are flawless and although we were there when it was fully booked, we felt that it was very very… Read more
After having used TripAdvisor for years, this is the first review I am writing as it must be said that this place is paradise. This hotel is excellent, the rooms are very big, classy and stylish with super nice balconies looking the sea, the facilities are flawless and although we were there when it was fully booked, we felt that it was very very calm. The beach is perfect for sunset and the food extremely good. The service really deserves a separate note. Everyone in the hotel was extremely nice and helpful. We travelled with our 10 months old baby and everyone was very attentive of our needs. Our baby got sick in the middle of the night and the manager on duty made sure to find us the best doctor and sort out medicines needed. Oberoi does hospitality in a very warm way and makes guests feel family. There are many 5 stars out there with amazing facilities but no hotel where I stayed before had such a nice well trained staff. Thanks to everyone for making our stay perfect. Noa, Caglar and Maria Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The amazing stay ever closing the year

Jan 9, 2020 Hazzawy Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The resort is amazing this not my first time and the family but we felt the improvement in the service and quality of the food It was the new year the atmosphere was amazing in the resort all the staff were smiling and happy in all the areas They did their best to make everyone happy Decoration around the hotel and the lighting were fabulous… Read more
The resort is amazing this not my first time and the family but we felt the improvement in the service and quality of the food It was the new year the atmosphere was amazing in the resort all the staff were smiling and happy in all the areas They did their best to make everyone happy Decoration around the hotel and the lighting were fabulous For the management of the resort if there is more than 5 stars I would like to give 7 not 5 stars Thank you all for tha amazing stay we will come back for sure we will recommend the resort for our friends and family Read less