Fairmont Ajman Hotel Review, United Arab Emirates | Travel – The Telegraph

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Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, this family-friendly resort is Ajman’s most luxurious hotel, with beautifully designed rooms, a small sandy beach, inviting infinity pool and a trio of great restaurants. There’s an 18-hole golf course nearby and Dubai’s airport and malls are all within easy reach.
The 252-room hotel is located on a 200-metre stretch of sand along the Corniche in Ajman, the smallest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. The small but interesting Ajman Museum is 10 minutes away on foot, although holidaymakers tend to come here for sun, sea and sand, rather than sightseeing. Dubai International Airport is just 15.5 miles (25km) away.
Elegant and contemporary, with a touch of glamour. The soaring circular lobby pays homage to the emirate’s seafaring heritage, with shades of blue, teal and turquoise and a glittering Lasvit chandelier resembling a fishing net cast over a shoal of fish. Kiyi Turkish restaurant is particularly gorgeous, with jewel-coloured fabrics, handmade tiles and lots of lanterns.
Staff were chatty and attentive, while our waitress at Kiyi had good knowledge of the menu.
Alongside the beach and pool, there’s a good-sized kids’ pool with sunshade and swim-up bar, watersports centre, beach volleyball, tennis and basketball. The spa is well worth a visit; it has a sleek grey marble hammam room, as well as steam and sauna facilities. If you’re after some retail therapy, there’s a free shuttle bus to the enormous Dubai Mall (around 45 minutes if you’re lucky with the traffic). Golfers, meanwhile, can tee off at the 18-hole Championship course at the nearby Al Zorah Golf Club, with special stay-and-play packages available.
Rooms are tranquil and luxurious, with cappuccino-coloured walls, copper side tables and dark wood furniture embellished with geometric parquetry. Dreamy beds have soft leather headboards adorned with metal studs and top-quality linen, while large marble bathrooms come with a rain shower, separate tub and Fairmont’s signature rose-scented Le Labo toiletries. With the exception of 12 standard Fairmont rooms, all rooms have balconies and beautiful sea views that are definitely worth paying extra for.
There are three main restaurants – Turkish, Italian and international buffet – which were all excellent. Kiyi was the highlight – let the chef guide you through the must-have mezze and mains (of which there are many) but be sure to order the kuzu incik (braised lamb shank). For breakfast, Spectrum has a comprehensive buffet offering with freshly baked bread, eggs cooked to order and good coffee. Set right on the beach, Driftwood was the pick of the four bars for sundowners and simple but very tasty bar snacks such as burgers and calamari.
Double rooms from AED999 (£217) in low season; and from AED1,499 (£325) in high season. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
The whole hotel is accessible in a wheelchair and there are adapted rooms with a low bed, grab rails, shower seat and emergency alarm in the bathroom.
Yes. There are interconnecting rooms, complimentary cots and extra beds, plus children’s menus, beach toys, a kids’ club and pool. Babysitting is also available.
9 Telegraph expert rating
9 Telegraph expert rating
9 Telegraph expert rating
Fairmont Ajman, Ajman, United Arab Emirates


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