The Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort reaches out into the Gulf, and from the fresh-water swimming pool you can see the wildlife island of Sir Bani Yas Island just 9km off the sandy beach of Jebel Dhanna.
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It’s a busy and happening place – surprising, since it seems quite out in the middle of nowhere on the map – but it’s actually only just over 200km from Abu Dhabi, and located in a rapidly-developing area, so I guess being the only star-rated Danat managed beach resort in the entire western region, the Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort is an attraction in itself!
The resort offers 109 sea-view rooms including 88 Deluxe Rooms, 8 Executive Rooms, 4 Junior Suites, 2 Executive Suites, 1 Presidential Suite and 6 Waterfront Villas. All guest rooms and suites are facing the Arabian Gulf and each room offers the highest standards of comfort and leisure.
This was the view from our Danat Jebel Dhanna Beach Resort room window.
Besides the ferry trip to the Sir Bani Yas Island wildlife reserve, where you can enjoy a nature and wildlife drive, the Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort offers a multitude of other activities including an outdoor fitness and exercise area, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, wind surfing, banana boat and tube rides, beach biking and desert trips. You name it, the resort has it!
Sir Bani Yas Island seen from the shore – developed as natural habitat for wildlife, a booking is required to visit the island by ferry. The Danat Jebel Dhanna Beach Resort can arrange this for you.
The Arabian Gulf as seen from the Al Ruwais shoreline.
Would you believe the fresh-water swimming pool is temperature-controlled? never too hot, never too cold!
The Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort sports 800 metres of private beach, but draws its guests closer in with a fitness centre, squash court, 2 floodlit tennis courts, treatment rooms, therapeutic massages, steam and sauna rooms, beachside massage huts. Plus a dedicated children’s pool, and both indoor as well as outdoor play areas.
L’Attitude is the resort’s bar and entertainment lounge.
Tides, the Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort’s international all-day dining restaurant tempts the palate with theme nights and sumptuous seafood buffets, while breakfasts are a lively affair.
The mysteriously named Italian restaurant – Zaitoun, meaning “olive” in Arabic – presents a divine selection of both cuisines in an attractive setting.
WeekendUAE visited the Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort at the wheel of a Mercedes CLS500.
The Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort is managed by Danat Hotels & Resorts, a division of the National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels: Hotel booking information