One big family hotel
Posted Apr 12, 2016
We expected a stately hotel, but found a hustling, bustling family resort.
The VERY BEST of the hotel is the football field along the beach "kind of" in a central location. ALL boys & girls of 8+ to 18 would gather there to play endless football matches, with the fathers participating and the mothers coming by with bottles of water and sunscreen lotion. Good sportsmanship galore, never seen so many shots hitting the posts or the cross-bar (the goals are half-size).
The "below 8"-crowd was mightily entertained in the various shallow pools with fountains, and .... other kids!
With soooo many families the breakfast operation was doing EVERY MORNING "the impossible", seating and feeding many hungry, eager family members. Not a bad word, not a single negative experience. Operational efficiency with a smile! Varied choice of food and drinks.
The internet connection was good and fast. The TV programs were abhorrent. It gave us a week's respite of TV!
The gym is state-of-the-art with many work-out stations. Cooling could be a tad better, but then again "the inspiration to work out harder creates a circle of sweat and heat and ... inspiration."
Transport by metered taxi from Dubai airport and back is 50 minutes over very well maintained highways.