This morning saw us heading for the Hajar mountains to Le Meridien al Aqah resort in Fujairah.
It takes about two hours along the E88 to get to Dibba where there are loads of hotels. The reason Le Meridien is our number one choice comes purely down to the Kids Club. Charlotte, 5, and Emily, 3, love it. It’s so safe (the kids just cannot escape!) and the activities keep them so busy when they were not being entertained by the staff or simply left to play with all the toys.
It was thanks to the Kids Club that dad and I were really able to relax. The only thing I would say is that the main pool got deep very quickly. Emily is still not completely water safe so we had to keep a very close eye on her. There is a baby pool in the Kids Club but in the main pool she found herself out of her depth very quickly.
The hotel was doing some work down by the beach which obscured the views a little – but it doesn’t look like anything major and I am sure work will be completed fairly soon – but check beforehand. To the right of the hotel a huge plot is undergoing preparation for some sort of construction – no doubt another hotel. It looks a bit of a waste land in my opinion – but you could only really see this when we looked down from our balcony on the 17th floor. On ground level you would be completely oblivious – but this may change when work really gets underway.
Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel for families - the service was impeccable, the food OKish, the rooms really comfty, the beach is not the most picturesque as the sand is a bit dark and the water was fairly rough (there’s a bit of a dip which means the waves come crashing in when the tide is high. I wouldn’t have been keen for the girls to battle with the current although older kids were having a ball and there was a life guard on hand) and the kids club, as I said, was a godsend.
We got home on Saturday about six o’clock with two exhausted children (and four equally tired adults).
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I set up this blog to reveal what real life is like here in the UAE - the good and the bad. I'll chat about what I've been up to, Dubai news and developments, my thoughts about expat life here (and in general) and reports about my holidays and adventures in the region (travel is my bag after all).