Written by Vandana Raj, MD, Hozpitality Group
As the workweek draws to a close and school routines halt, the promise of a weekend with family beckons. However, the never-ending demands of work and the stresses of life can leave us feeling drained and in dire need of rest and relaxation.
Last weekend, we decided to escape the daily grind and recharge our batteries. We packed our bags and hit the road, headed towards the Ajman Hotel, a luxurious and tranquil haven tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
After embarking on a 45-minute journey from our home, we finally arrived at our destination, the Ajman Hotel. The drive itself was a refreshing change of pace as we left behind the concrete jungle and ventured into the scenic outskirts. The anticipation of a much-needed break from our daily routine fueled our excitement as we approached the hotel's grand entrance.
As we stepped out of the car, we were warmly greeted by the impeccable staff at the hotel, who made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived.
As we entered the Ajman Hotel's lobby, we were immediately struck by its majestic beauty, bathed in a soft golden light that exuded warmth and elegance. The arched palm trees lining the walkway perfectly complemented the golden poles, creating a truly breathtaking sight.
As we made our way through the lobby, our eyes were drawn to the vibrant showcase of flowers that adorned the area. Azaleas, yellow roses, Japanese roses, Daffodils, yellow iris, forsythia, tulips, and sunflowers of all colors and varieties were on display, their beauty and fragrance filling the air and captivating our hearts.
The attention to detail and the artistic flair evident in every corner of the lobby were truly remarkable, and we couldn't help but feel a sense of awe at the sheer grandeur of the place. It was the perfect start to our much-needed weekend getaway, and we couldn't wait to explore everything else the hotel had to offer.
Our check-in process at the reception was a breeze, thanks to the efficient handling by the front desk executive. The entire process was quick, smooth, and hassle-free, which left us feeling quite pleased.
As we completed our check-in, we were approached by an incredibly helpful bellboy who was eager to show us around the hotel and explain its many facilities. With his assistance, we were quickly transported to our room, and he took the time to point out all the amenities available to us during our stay. His thorough knowledge of the hotel's offerings and his friendly demeanor made us feel right at home,
Our sea-facing room at the Ajman Hotel was simply exquisite. As soon as we stepped inside, we were struck by the tasteful Arabic touches in its decor, which gave it a unique and elegant feel.
The room was incredibly spacious and boasted a large, comfortable bed that looked almost too inviting to resist. A cozy couch and a study table provided additional seating options and made it easy to work or relax as we pleased.
The room was also well-equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, a mini-fridge, a closet with a safe, an ironing board, and an iron. It was clear that every detail had been considered, ensuring that we had everything we needed for a comfortable and convenient stay.
One of the best features of our room was undoubtedly the balcony, which offered breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. It was the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while taking in the stunning scenery. The balcony was furnished with chairs and a table, making it the ideal spot to unwind and soak up the peaceful surroundings.
With the breathtaking view of the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf enticing us, we couldn't wait to explore the rest of the hotel. We quickly changed into our swimming costumes and headed straight for the pool.
The pool area was delightful, with comfortable beach chairs and lounges positioned around the temperature-controlled pool. Nestling into the alluring and spacious round lounge, I instantly felt a sense of relaxation wash over me. The lounge was generously sized, providing ample room to unwind comfortably.
As we basked in the sun's warmth and took in the serene surroundings, we noticed the inviting pool bar nearby. It was the perfect spot to grab a refreshing drink or a light snack.
As we lounged by the pool, we noticed a staff member walking around with a small cool box in his hand, distributing freshly cut watermelon slices on skewers to all the guests.
We were delighted by the unexpected treat and appreciated the thoughtfulness of the staff member, who wore a big grin as he passed out the refreshing snacks. Later on, the same staff member returned with popsicles, adding yet another sweet touch to our already wonderful experience.
As we lounged by the pool, sipping on ice-cold lemonade and enjoying the cool breeze, we felt the weight of the world lift off our shoulders. The weekend offered us a much-needed break from the rigors of life and allowed us to spend quality time together as a family, something we often took for granted in the midst of our busy lives.
Our son, who had been eagerly looking forward to the weekend as much as we were, couldn't contain his excitement as he explored every nook and cranny of our temporary home. The hotel's amenities were second to none, from the state-of-the-art gym to the crystal-clear pool, which offered a refreshing respite from the scorching sun.
As we relaxed by the pool, we couldn't help but notice the breathtaking sunset that was unfolding before our eyes. The sky was ablaze with hues of orange, pink, and purple, making for a truly stunning view. Ajman is known for its picturesque sunsets, and it certainly did not disappoint.
As a nature lover, I felt a strong pull towards the beach, eager to experience the natural beauty that surrounded us. I knew I had to witness this phenomenal display of nature up close, so I quickly made my way to the beach, with my son following closely behind me.
As we reached the beach, we saw guests from different parts of the world enjoying the serene waters of the Arabian Sea. My son eagerly splashed around in the water while I took in the refreshing sea air and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere.
As the sun began to set, we watched in awe as the sky turned into a canvas of warm, golden hues. The majestic view was truly a sight to behold, and we soaked in every moment before reluctantly returning to our room to change.
Our time at the beach was a reminder of the simple joys that nature has to offer and left us feeling rejuvenated and grateful for the opportunity to witness such natural beauty.
At the Ajman Hotel, guests are spoiled for choice with its array of dining options. Cafe Naseem is a fantastic option for those looking for a delicious buffet-style meal with a range of gourmet creations in a relaxed atmosphere. With both indoor and outdoor seating options by the beach, guests can enjoy the beautiful views while indulging in their favorite dishes.
For those craving authentic Indian cuisine, Bukhara is a must-visit. This award-winning restaurant serves up a traditional selection of Indian flavors in an authentic setting, making for a truly immersive dining experience.
If you're in the mood for Italian, then Sabella is a perfect choice. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, guests can relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere while savoring delectable Italian dishes and a glass of wine.
For a tropical dining experience, head over to Zanzi Bar restaurant, which is just a stone's throw away from the beach. The restaurant offers a beautiful seafront dining experience with a range of delicious dishes to choose from, making for an unforgettable dining experience.
At Cafe Naseem, we indulged in an International buffet for both dinner and breakfast, where we were spoilt for choice with an array of delectable dishes. The dinner menu even included a personal favourite of mine, Gajar Halwa, while the breakfast selection boasted Pav-bhaji, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The Ajman Hotel offers a variety of amenities for its guests, including a Kids Club, Laguna health club, Business center, and Al Zorah golf club. But perhaps the most exciting attraction for families is the hotel's very own Bowling alley.
Following our dinner, we were excited to try out the hotel's Bowling Alley. Unfortunately, we learned the hard way that children under 21 years old are not permitted inside after 9 pm. We were disappointed to miss out on a family activity, but we made a mental note to visit earlier in the day on our next stay.
The hotel also offers a beach volleyball court, a kids' park, and a basketball court, which we decided to save for the next day.
The next day, we started off with a relaxing steam and sauna session followed by a dip in the hot jacuzzi. After a refreshing start, we were eagerly looking forward to the activity we had planned after breakfast. With some time to spare, we decided to sit back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the beach.
The next must-do activity at Ajman hotel was jet skiing, and my husband and son eagerly donned their safety jackets and headed to the jet-ski with the instructor, while I took charge of capturing pictures and videos. As I relaxed and took in the stunning view of the crystal-clear blue Arabian sea, I couldn't help but admire how beautiful the hotel looked in the background, with its white sandy beach and palm trees.
We were unaware that there was a library situated near our room, which unfortunately we missed the chance to explore while staying there.
Nonetheless, our overall experience at the Ajman Hotel was nothing short of tranquil and rejuvenating. Every moment spent there was cherished, and we highly recommend it to anyone considering a stay at the hotel.