EasternMan­groves Ho­tel&Spa

No need to head too far for a sum­mer re­treat. Just drive to the cap­i­tal…

Emirates Woman - - #solotravel - byA­nan­tara,AbuDhabi WO R D S : C E C I L I A D ’ S O U Z A

01 Ur­ban­sanc­tu­ary Se­t­ona1.2km­stretchof pro­tect­ed­man­groves,the 222-room­pro­p­er­ty­boasts ana­ture-filled­wa­ter­way of­fer­ingth­ebestviewto some­mag­nif­i­centsum­mer sun­sets.De­signedto pro­tectanden­hancethe pre­cious­set­ting,theMid­dle Eastern­touch­e­scre­ate alooko­fun­der­stated op­u­lence.Whilethere­visit theAbuDhabiMan­grove Na­tion­alPark­tospota west­ern­reefhero­nandthe oc­ca­sion­alred­fox. 02 Oa­sisof­calm As­soonasy­ouar­rive,the re­sort’swarmhos­pi­tal­ity takesover.Allthe­rooms have­bal­coniesand­of­fer pic­turesque­view­softhe man­grovesorthecityas wellas­soft­com­fyk­ing­size­dortwinbeds,so­fas an­dalux­u­ri­ous­tubto sink­into.Armed­with­y­our sun­screen,swiminthe awe­some­in­finite­lyedged poollined­with­rustling palmtreesand­layinthe ca­bana­sor­sun­lounger­sto workony­our­tan. 03 Ra­madan­ready Catchup­with­y­ourloved ones­duringif­tar­with thetran­quil­man­groves pro­vidin­ga­peace­ful back­dropasy­oufeaston dish­es­fro­macrossAra­bia attheRa­man­danA­nan­tara tent. In­gre­di­ents,theall-day din­ingrestau­rant,isalso goin­gall­out­thissea­son with­a­nau­then­tic­spread ofAra­bicdishes –think ke­babs,lam­bouzi,um­mali and­choco­late­datepud­ding. Theif­tarisprice­datDhs232 per­per­son. 04 Pam­per­ingdeal TheA­nan­taraS­paisall about­mak­ingy­oufeel likeanew­per­son.Their 90-min­utere­lax­ing mas­sage­wash­e­saway anyrem­nantsof­stress. Re­ally. Avail­able­from June­to15Septem­beron week­daysfrom10amto 7pm­forDhs600.Or­why not­keep­with­tra­di­tio­nand soak­ina45-min­uteTurk­ish Ham­mam­ritu­althat­gives youa­glow­likenootherthat ac­tu­al­ly­lasts?That'syours forDhs375. 05 Onewith­wa­ter Thisone­is­forthe­wa­terba­bies amongyou.Justout­side­the hote­laretheSeaHawks WaterS­port­sof­fices.They runtwo-hourkayak­ingtrips throughthe­man­groves be­hindthe­p­rom­e­nade.Scuba afi­ciona­doscan­book­classes to­ex­plore­some­se­ri­ously cool­un­der­wa­ter­life.Sea Hawk­sWaterS­port­sarea ful­lyli­censedPADI­di­ve­cen­tre, with­fullmem­ber­shipsinDAN Euro­pe­andEmi­ratesDiv­ing As­so­ci­a­tion­i­nad­di­tion­to­be­ing anAqualungPart­nerCen­ter.

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