Self-described as the Riviera of the Middle East, Aqaba is putting the hard yards in to establish itself as a fully-fledged resort city. The new Red Sea marina development is a glitzy start, with Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba the first of a band of five-star properties to launch. It offers impeccable service and all the luxury creature comforts, from the beach and pool facilities, to the glittering grand entrance. The 207 suites and rooms place an emphasis on plush textures with a regional connection, including mother-of-pearl detailing and locally weaved furnishings.
Rooms start at Dhs595 per night.