Get set for a summer full of adventure at Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, a family-friendly resort in Fujairah
Tucked away between the Indian Ocean and the Al Hajar mountains, natural beauty is a given at Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, but there’s more to this Fujairah favourite than meets the eye. On top of sun, sea and sand, this popular holiday spot is a hub for thrill-seekers, with everything from scuba diving to fly fishing, abseiling and zip lining on offer.
Drive here from Dubai and you’ll only need to endure a 90-minute chorus of “are we nearly there yet?” until you’re at the centre of all the action. Upon arrival, check into a spacious Superior Ocean View Room for a tranquil view of the swimming pool and beach. Or, for larger broods, The Penthouse Bedroom Suite has more than enough space for six people to bed down in style.
Head to the breakfast buffet where the aroma of freshly roasted coffee will get you into active mode, pronto. Towel in hand, hot step it to Baywatch village, which hosts the largest free-form swimming pool on the emirate’s East Coast. After a morning splashing about, kids aged four to 16 can join the Le Meridien Family Club, which has a non-stop line-up of activities and entertainment. Meanwhile, mum and dad can check into Al Aqah Spa for a relaxing couples’ massage followed by a dip in the plunge pool.
Next, for some adrenaline-pumping family fun, get warmed up for the resort’s own obstacle course, the Al Aqah Challenge. Featuring the first-of-its-kind rope course tower on the East Coast, you can take part in five activities under the watchful eye of the expert instructors. From zooming through the air on the zip lines to scaling the climbing wall, it’s sure to bring out your competitive side.
After a jam-packed day, your appetite will surely be reaching a peak. As luck would have it, the resort is home to eight dining venues. Sink your teeth into delicious grills at the beachfront Gonu, or head to Views Restaurant for an east-meets-west fusion buffet and live music. Alternatively, check out hot new foodie spot Taste, which serves flavourful Indian and Thai food.
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