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

  • Excellent (520)
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  • Poor (4)
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Nov 30, 2020 SwissTraveller1977 Zurich, Switzerland

We stayed 5 nights at the Oberoi Beach Resort. The rooms are big and modern designed. The staff is friendly and helpful. The pool is the longest in UAE. The beach is private and with a lot of space for everybody. We enjoyed must the restaurant at the beach.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular in every way

Nov 30, 2020 Teddy_MsP Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Beautiful resort with extraordinary landscaped gardens and exceptional service. As soon as you drive into the resort, you feel like you enter tranquility. Such a calm and peaceful place, a perfect couples gateway. The service at the pool and restaurant are impeccable. Each and individual staff are welcoming and engaging. And of course the food is… Read more
Beautiful resort with extraordinary landscaped gardens and exceptional service. As soon as you drive into the resort, you feel like you enter tranquility. Such a calm and peaceful place, a perfect couples gateway. The service at the pool and restaurant are impeccable. Each and individual staff are welcoming and engaging. And of course the food is delicious and such a good values half board that beyond your expectation, same goes for breakfast. We feel like this resort has the best service that we have been received in the middle east so far. Also we would like to thank housekeeping who did a fantastic job cleaning and attention to the cleanliness throughout our stay. We felt the high standards and precautions of the cleanliness. We definitely plan to go back. Thank you all for being part of our beautiful memories. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ideal, these days

Nov 28, 2020 gbruni Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I am one of those concerned about COVID, so it took us a while before we actually moved and went for our first break after months. Without repeating everything multiple reviews already say (the hotel is exceptional, service is outstanding, food is really good - especially at the seafood restaurant on the beach, - room service is great, rooms are… Read more
I am one of those concerned about COVID, so it took us a while before we actually moved and went for our first break after months. Without repeating everything multiple reviews already say (the hotel is exceptional, service is outstanding, food is really good - especially at the seafood restaurant on the beach, - room service is great, rooms are perfect, ... ok, i just repeated it), i will add my quick points: 1. if you are worried about COVID like i was, just go to the Oberoi. Not only like many hotels they adopt all the necessary precautions, but being smaller, more spread-out, it never gave us the feeling of 'being too close to anyone else'. Even being paranoid, we never were concerned here. If you need a break, this is the right choice; 2. i had seen plenty of photos of the pool, but they don't do it justice. The thing i loved the most is that there are steps right by your bed. If you have kids, again that's just perfect (even though pretty chilly!) 3. my suggestion: don't miss the mangrove kayak trip. it was amazing, and staff super-friendly. Forget COVID, enjoy the Oberoi :) g Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hard to top an Oberoi!

Nov 28, 2020 Edward-400 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

There are a load of 5 star resorts in the UAE, what separates the distinctly average from the exceptional is a combination of age / date from last renovation & service. In both of these areas the Oberoi excels. We have stayed in the Oberoi in Agra before and it was incredible so we had high hopes for this beach resort. It’s a cliche but those… Read more
There are a load of 5 star resorts in the UAE, what separates the distinctly average from the exceptional is a combination of age / date from last renovation & service. In both of these areas the Oberoi excels. We have stayed in the Oberoi in Agra before and it was incredible so we had high hopes for this beach resort. It’s a cliche but those expectations were exceeded, notably by the service levels. Yes the rooms and facilities are great, you can see that on the website, but what makes this hotel stand out is the friendly staff and impeccable service. A must visit for couples looking to relax in 5 star serenity. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating excellent break

Nov 27, 2020 Sunil_Abi Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Could have been better, exceptional Oberoi courtesy very kind front office executives. just need to get back to a bit of Oberoi cuisine we used to. Magnificent property fantastic villa exceptionally clean.