When the cooler months approach, the GCC region is the place to be! It certainly is the season of the year for us to enjoy our outdoor activities and is the time to explore more of what our neigh-bouring regions have to offer? I went for a beach-mountain combo and chose the majestic coastal region of Fujairah. Are you ready to discover the highlights of my wonderful stay at the Fairmont Fujairah Beach resort? An unforgettable staycation that I wish had never ended.

The surroundings

It amazes me how the Fujairah Mountains merge with the beach in a realm of peace and tranquility. There is nothing quite like it if you want to switch off from your busy life in the city. And let’s not forget about the sunsets, they are just phenomenal, don’t you think?

The Room
You can breathe sophistication across every inch of this one of a kind establishment including in each their rooms and suites. I particularly admired their Arabesque contemporary design. The space feels luxurious, comfortable and functional, without forgetting the killer views of the ocean and the majestic Al Hajar Mountains. It is a room you never want to leave!

Pools, Beach & Panoramic Views
What do you prefer beach or pool? Tough choice right? I was so glad to discover that the Fairmont Fujairah had it all. The gorgeous Lava Beach Club offers fun pool vibes and a beach with panoramic views of the Al Hajar Mountains. On the other hand, the IAMMAI pool lounge is the best spot for that ultimate sunset moment. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Dining experience
For someone who loves her food as much as I do, a weekend escape wouldn’t be complete without a good dining experience. The culinary choices and quality of food at the Fairmont Fujairah are just out of this world. There is so much to discover, from the vibrant European style bistro ‘Arena Sports Bar & Kitchen’ to the ‘Lava Dining’ offering delicious sushi and mouth-watering peri-peri chicken. As a seafood lover, I particularly enjoyed the diversity and quality of the premium sea-food dishes at the fine dining restaurant ‘The Copper Lobster’, with my top picks being the Maine Lobster, their yummy Mac & Cheese and the sweet Chocolate Fondant. Give it a try and thank me later!

Spa time!
I don’t know about you but there is no better way to end the day than spending a couple of hours at the spa and that is exactly where I headed straight from the beach! The treatments and facilities at the Willow Stream Spa really wowed me. They have everything you can wish for in a spa, from sauna and traditional Hammam to a relaxation lounge with hot stone beds where you can chill after your treatment while sipping a delicious tea rich in antioxidants. An experience not to be missed while staying at the Fairmont Fujairah.

Fun activities
If you are the active kind and want to explore Fujairah’s unique landscape, you won’t be disap-pointed. They offer an array of fun guided outdoor activities, like mountain bike tours or mountain hiking. If you prefer water activities, you will find endless choices there too and if you are lucky you can even spot some turtles! Not to be missed is their newly launched ‘aqua bounce’. The in-flatable slides and trampolines set in the ocean seem as popular amongst adults as they are for the little ones. I gave it a try and loved it!





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