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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Jul 27, 2021 SophyMitch New York City, New York

My family and I stayed 3 night during our two weeks in the 🇦🇪 UAE. Our stay included breakfast, which was magnificent, not a traditional buffet, you order from a set menu and are not limited in anyway. The selections were really good. I enjoyed breakfast, such a treat. The pool was heavenly. This was one of my most favorite pools. In the… Read more
My family and I stayed 3 night during our two weeks in the 🇦🇪 UAE. Our stay included breakfast, which was magnificent, not a traditional buffet, you order from a set menu and are not limited in anyway. The selections were really good. I enjoyed breakfast, such a treat. The pool was heavenly. This was one of my most favorite pools. In the morning the pool was pretty empty, it felt like it was my own private oasis. The team running the pool area were super friendly and attentive. They brought us ice cold water in a bucket and even provided icicle pops, which I may have enjoyed more than my children. The little buzzer to call for assistance worked perfectly and I ordered goggles and food on the spot. The happy hour worked out as well, I gladly took advantage of the Aperol spritz special. The grounds were so well kept and honestly the most green I experienced during my stay. Seeing all that green was an added bonus, because it just gave the resort such a great feeling of life in the desert. The beach was also amazing, although in the summer it is best to go one hr before closing because the heat can be unbearable 😫, especially for young children. As for dinner, I only made it to one restaurant but I had the most amazing pasta dish and there was a crab appetizer to die for, really outstanding flavors and presentation. Unfortunately the kids club was closed, but not a big deal. For dinner I opted for room service and the good was just as good as dining in the restaurant. As for the room, I booked a garden room and my kids loved running around in the little yard. The catch is the kids can sneak into other yards as there is an open border at the top, I had to chase my baby down as he was interested in visiting the neighbors, so it was not completely private, but still a nice change from the typical room. They also offer villas on the beach, I would definitely return and book one of those. I think the pool was quiet because the villas have pools also, but that worked for me and perhaps the Covid situation affected capacity. I loved it and so did my husband and kids. A great place to unwind. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Supremely compassionate service, we were touched beyond words.

Jul 22, 2021 kohkarma Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This was our 6th stay at the Oberoi Al Zohra since last June and was the most special trip yet as we had extended family joining from abroad to celebrate two special occasions. Priya was absolutely fabulous in managing our reservation making everything so easy with her prompt responsiveness, professional customer service and understanding of the… Read more
This was our 6th stay at the Oberoi Al Zohra since last June and was the most special trip yet as we had extended family joining from abroad to celebrate two special occasions. Priya was absolutely fabulous in managing our reservation making everything so easy with her prompt responsiveness, professional customer service and understanding of the special birthdays we were celebrating. It was all reflected with a wonderful surprise by the Management Team at check-in when we were told that we had been upgraded, and if that was not enough, we walked into our villa that was beautifully and so tastefully decorated with balloons everywhere and a delicious birthday cake. Needless to say, all of us ladies were in tears and totally touched by the really kind gesture. The next day, we were welcomed by a surprise birthday waffle for breakfast at Vinesse to mark the second birthday we were celebrating and then overwhelmed when we saw the second room decorated with the lovely balloons and another bday dessert! And it did not stop there! As we walked into the spa, we were greeted by the cheery and excited therapists that had also decorated the treatment room to mark the celebration. We honestly felt that every single member of the team at Al Zorah sincerely wanted to celebrate with us and share our happiness. Of course, there is no way to forget the amazing service and food we were spoiled with throughout our stay whether at Vinesse, by the pool or for room service. We love the hotel and feel like we are returning to a warm and familiar home that is made even more special by the incredible team that have become like our extended family waiting to pamper is with their wonderful service including Ricardo, Vishnu, Jad, Tarek, Rohan, Shweta, Ranawant and Chef Royston. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Staycation in the UAE!

Jul 19, 2021 Colin R Paris, France

A wonderful green oasis full of birds and flowers that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai yet is just 45mins away! Mix this in with the amazing, friendly and caring staff, superb food, beautifully furnished rooms and excellent facilities then you really do have the perfect staycation. It was a delight to wake up to the sound of the… Read more
A wonderful green oasis full of birds and flowers that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai yet is just 45mins away! Mix this in with the amazing, friendly and caring staff, superb food, beautifully furnished rooms and excellent facilities then you really do have the perfect staycation. It was a delight to wake up to the sound of the birds, walk on the beach and then have the very best dosa in Dubai! We booked to return for another staycation and escape the day we got back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay with amazing staff

Jul 9, 2021 Vineeth P

It was wonderful and pleasant experience at Oberoi’s Ajman resort especially the private beach and pool was great..There is mangroves like area outside the resort and chirping of birds which is rare thing you can see in UAE..wide area of serene and greenery that is exclusive here. The staff was also great especially Shruthi n Vishnu accompanied us… Read more
It was wonderful and pleasant experience at Oberoi’s Ajman resort especially the private beach and pool was great..There is mangroves like area outside the resort and chirping of birds which is rare thing you can see in UAE..wide area of serene and greenery that is exclusive here. The staff was also great especially Shruthi n Vishnu accompanied us well in Vinesse restaurant. Food was amazing too Read less
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Jun 23, 2021 louaym813

Excellent service , amazing hotel , super friendly and professional staff . it was beyond all expectation and super super super nice staycation. I would highly recommend it and surely will go back again soon