We decided to let this summer be about treasured moments and family laughter and travelled to our favorite spot Al Ain. When in city we chose out destination for 2 days at Danat Al Ain resort. While reaching the hotel we were been warmly welcomed by our kind host Mitchell. We stayed there for 2 Nights in Oasis Deluxe Room. The room has king size bed with nice view of garden and oasis scenery from our private room balcony. The basic amenities were all available in bathroom. It also offers a superb range of in-room comforts. Since we required additional space and convenience of extra beds, since travelling with 2 kids hence it’s been really well taken care of.
Meeting with the GM
It was great meeting with the General Manager himself and knowing about the great plans and development upsurges management is been involved at, while the hotel is still keeping pace with its full time high occupancy this season. He also enlightened us about the fact and interest to keep the property a mix of traditional and cultural hub as well as being equipped with modern art and architecture. You will surely find the traces of old and gold era which Al Ain had distinctively held for a long time now. Also been active on its social gathering at Majestic Majlis and Meeting venues, the hotel is a host to some high profile weddings and events in City. It was a lovely chat we had with Mr. Ahmed Margoushy and knowing of the hospitable and consistent journey of the property.
Danat Al Ain Resort is one of the best family friendly venue we have been to. It has plenty of kid’s activities for children. We were extremely delighted to even sit back and relax in their enchanting garden. Along with hotel stay we got complementary access to extensive recreational facilities, swimming pools, health & fitness center, Jacuzzi, sauna, plunge pool, steam room, tennis, squash and basketball courts. Kids pool and the outdoor is another of kids’ favorite attraction where my two munchkins had enjoyed throughout the stay. In addition, they also offer a family escape package where children under 12 years stay for free.
F&B – Arabesque Restaurant
At Arabesque Restaurant we had our Breakfast and lunch buffet at same venue have also enjoyed their Seafood nigh, which is full of variety, sushi and grilled fish live counters were so famous amongst the diners. My favorite was prawn tempura stuffed sushi. To cater the needs of all guests they have 2-3 veg options on buffet as well. Dolma calamari and fish kibbeh were best from hot mezzeh selection. Fried sultan Ibrahim and fried sardines were some great options too. The best seafood dishes were baby octopus’s tagine curry and Samak sayadia.
F&B – Luce Ristorante Italiano & Club
Luce Ristorante Italiano & Club is well-known for its lively atmosphere, but you’ll be just as impressed with the tantalizing Italian cuisine. First arrived to the table as a starter was a platter with assorted breads and detectable sauces. In appetizers we tried Insalata Caprese with buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and rucola leaves, their pesto paste was so fresh and adds to the flavor. In pasta we tried Estiva having tender chicken breast in a light sauce. Touch of semi-dried tomatoes was unique while the ginger complimented with rocket and mint. It was succulent and liked equally by kids too.
In pizza we opted for Margherita as nothing can beat the heat as compare to original Flavours of tomato, cheese, fresh basil and parmesan on top, and ‘Perfect’ is the word to define our taste experience for this item. I tried my favorite Mushroom Risotto i-e Al funghi selvatici Risotto with wild mushrooms, it is not the best I ever had however I appreciate the quantity and freshness of the ingredients. Hubby opted for Veal Scaloppini with pomegranate, fresh sautéed green beans & mushroom. Meat was not tough at all and mushroom sauce with rich pepper flavor adds to its meaty flavor.
In dessert section it’s compact choice as they have set items for each day and will take you down to the display trolley to choose your preferred from 2-3 options been displayed there. We tried berry chocolate dense bar, its good option for Choco lovers and their version of tiramisu which is of average taste. It is popular Italian cuisine spot in Al Ain with live band performance. We enjoyed our dinner at Luce along with yummy and refreshing beverages like Banana Colada & their Home made Iced Tea with Orange, mint, lemon & lime flavors.
F&B – Tanjore
Tanjore is another dining option with historical venue. It specializes in authentic Indian delights. In starters we tried Sliced deep fried baby eggplant tossed with onion, capsicum, tomato, coriander leaves mixture. It is served with homemade tamarind & mint chutney. This is by best veg Indian salad we had and you can find it by the name “Karare Baigan ka Salad”
From the traditional clay over – Tandoori specialties we loved Paneer Malai seekh i-e cottage cheese with cream and charcoaled grilled on skewer with yummy spices and onion and capsicum. It was a great menu item in veg options and had lovely presentation, in desserts we had yummiest gulab jamun. This famous Indian dessert was served warm with attractive aroma. These warm cheese & khoya dumplings were stuffed with crushed nuts and were served in sugar syrup.
Activities & Facilities
We chilled out at poolside and enjoyed at their warm, friendly atmosphere and fantastic outdoor immense area. If you are not done with swimming itself they have a range of sporting pursuits and fitness activities to choose from including Aqua aerobics, body toning session, karate and soccer as well as laps pool (children under 16 not allowed for safety reason in laps pool)
Spa & Recreation
My self and hubby along with kids got indulge in a wide array of leisure activities. From soothing massage treatment in their Body & Soul spa treatments to vigorous work out in their modern fitness centre. Kids simply had the best outdoor fun in their three sparkling swimming pools, including a magnificent family pool with rock formations and a waterfall, beckon for a refreshing swim.
I am so happy that with this family getaway we have spent an idyllic stay in Al Ain Ciy. All in all, it’s a great family spot, Book your stay today and enjoy the relaxing weekend at Danat Al Ain Resort.
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