Al Ain’s ul­tra-mod­ern Aloft

Chic, mod­ern, ca­sual and re­lax­ing, Aloft Al Ain gains an edge over oth­ers by pro­vid­ing en­ter­tain­ment as well as op­tions for sports tourism. Strate­gi­cally lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the Hazza Bin Zayed multi-pur­pose sta­dium, Al Jimi shop­ping mall and a few street

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The drive up to Al Ain is quite pic­turesque as you move away from the sky­scrapers to a greener, cooler en­vi­ron­ment with many moun­tains and val­leys along the way. It is also fa­mous as the city with the most round­abouts. Once you en­ter into the precinct of Al Ain, you will no­tice a sim­i­lar­ity in the type of hous­ing which is akin to that of Oman. Al Ain shares its bor­ders with Oman, mak­ing this city open for pas­sen­gers as well as cargo move­ments.

An ul­ti­mate get­away

The 172-room Aloft Al Ain serves as the per­fect get­away from the hus­tle and bus­tle of city life to a mod­ern, stylish yet re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment. You walk into a large open space with the re­cep­tion in the mid­dle of a wide open space, a cof­fee shop in the far corner of the lobby. Among the many unique Mar­riott fea­tures is the key­less sys­tem, em­ployed by the prop­erty, which gives ab­so­lute ease for the guests to spend less time at the re­cep­tion and more time to ex­plore the many in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that can be done dur­ing their stay. ‘Bell­girls’ en­sure that your lug­gage gets into your room fast.

Stylish Chic rooms and suites

There are dif­fer­ent room and suite types to suit the needs of fam­ily groups or busi­ness trav­ellers. The room cat­e­gories con­sist of Kin­gor Twin-bed de­pend­ing on the re­quire­ment of the guest rang­ing from 40 square me­tre to 51 square me­tre of space and the suites in an area of 60 square me­tre for savvy suites, 108 square me­tre for breezy suites and 120 square me­tre for ul­tra-savvy suites, en­sur­ing the per­fect space de­pend­ing on the num­ber of mem­bers in the fam­ily.

Din­ing at leisure

There are sev­eral din­ing op­tions such as Olive Tree (In­ter­na­tional res­tau­rant), The Rooftop (Pool and lounge), W XYZ Lounge (Bar) and Re:fuel by Aloft (Grab n’go). Olive Tree is more an all-day din­ing res­tau­rant with an a la carte menu. You can tai­lor-make your menu for the day or your whole stay. The Roof top ad­ja­cent to the pool is a re­lax­ing area with both in­door and out­door seat­ing. W XYZ Lounge is a sig­na­ture brand in the chain which of­fers a re­laxed, chilled­out ex­pe­ri­ence, whereas Re:fuel by Aloft is the cof­fee shop where you can grab a quick bite on the move.

Re­cre­ation at its best

The pool and gym lo­cated on the roof top is an ideal com­bi­na­tion to your week­end or short get­away. Even the long sum­mer can be trans­formed to a pleas­ant one with a high oc­tane en­ergy work out at the gym fol­lowed by a dip in the plunge pool over­look­ing the pic­turesque vicin­ity. The pool is lo­cated on the roof top with ded­i­cated cov­ered spa­ces for fam­i­lies to re­lax and watch over the young­sters in the pool.

Ac­tiv­i­ties around the prop­erty

The 26 km-long Jebel Hafeet is just 20 min­utes’ drive from the prop­erty and bor­ders Oman. It is about 4000 feet high and if you climb to the top it gives you a spec­tac­u­lar view of the city. At the foot of the moun­tain there are sev­eral hot springs which flow into small stream and form a lake, while pools and hot tubs are spread around the area. This is quite a fa­mous tourist at­trac­tion. It has been named as a UNESCO her­itage site es­pe­cially be­cause they found many an­cient tombs that dated back to 3000BC. The caves are nat­u­ral habi­tat for a wide range of an­i­mals, 200 birds and over 23 species of but­ter­flies ac­cord­ing to re­search. Apart from this, the Al Ain Zoo, mu­se­ums, Al Ain mall, sev­eral other smaller shop­ping malls and many other at­trac­tions will per­son­ify the im­por­tance of this des­ti­na­tion.

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