Situated on the outskirts of Al Ain city in the vast Remah Desert, Telal Resort is a luxurious retreat set in a beautiful location. The hotel is surrounded by natural conservation of rare plants, desert gazelles and plenty of other local wildlife.
On-site, guests will discover a holistic spa offering a range of world-class treatments, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gym.
The resort also has its own library, a charming pond and a traditional souk selling a range of Emirati products. While those wishing to explore the vast desert can choose from a range of activities provided by the hotel, including dune bashing, camel rides and a private wildlife safari.
There are also two restaurants for guests to choose from, with Desert Gate serving a range of international dishes with a dash of Middle Eastern flair. Meanwhile, Khattar restaurant offers authentic Arabic and Emirati dishes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
When it comes to accommodation, the resort offers a range of rooms, villas and suites – all of which feature traditional Arabic decor and state-of-the-art technology. This includes air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and smart lighting.
Couples and families alike will love this desert oasis thanks to its stunning location and wide range of activities.
Relaxing in the spacious spa, sampling a range of traditional dishes and learning about Emirati culture at the fascinating Zaman Lawal Heritage Village.
Traditionally decorated rooms, villas and suites are all available at the Telal Resort. Both the Heritage Deluxe Rooms and Heritage Suites come with a flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and fantastic views of the surrounding desert paradise.
The Gazelle Private Villas are enormously spacious and feature safari-themed carpets, bespoke furniture, custom-made chandeliers and beautiful hand-carved baths. Alternatively, the Domani Two Bedroom Pool Villa is a luxury tent complete with a central living room, open terrace and a private plunge-pool.
Honeymooners looking for a romantic escape will love the Reem Presidential Pool Villa. Set in a secluded sand dune, it’s one of the world’s largest residential tents and an exclusive paradise.
Finally, the Arabian Oryx Royal Pool Villa is the most luxurious space in the entire resort. As well as four large bedrooms, there is a private pool, sauna, steam room and a jacuzzi. Set on its own dune, it offers an exquisite personalised service for guests.
The Telal Resort ensures that families feel welcome when staying at the hotel by offering a range of activities for children of all ages. The designated kids zone is jam-packed with facilities and activities for keeping children entertained.
Young guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to sports and games with volleyball, table tennis, darts, badminton, and archery activities all available. For more adventurous, older children activities such as zip lining and sand boarding are also on the schedule.
There’s also a range of group activities that are ideal for families. The private wildlife safari is a great way for children to learn about the amazing range of animals that thrive in the heat of the desert. Plus it’s an opportunity to take some stunning photographs on the dunes. A heritage event can be arranged for small groups and provides a taste of Emirati traditions through cultural activities and sampling authentic Arabic dishes.
With the hotel’s commitment to showcasing the region’s renowned hospitality, it’s little wonder that the restaurants at Telal Resort present the very best of Emirati cuisine.
The Desert Gate Lounge serves up an array of smaller dishes, pastries and treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s the perfect place to unwind with a refreshing cup of tea or an invigorating coffee in the afternoon.
For something a little more substantial, the Desert Gate Restaurant offers an array of international dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Guests can dine inside in the air-conditioned restaurant or enjoy their meals on the terrace, surrounded by a stunning desert backdrop.
The Khatter Restaurant serves up sensational Middle Eastern dishes with local recipes that have stood the test of time, ideal for private functions,
Should you want a more private experience, then the hotel can arrange for a candlelit dinner or authentic Arabic barbecue under the starry Abu Dhabi sky. Dine amidst the rolling dunes for an unforgettable evening.
Make the most of your stay at Telal Resort by visiting the impressive Desertology Spa, which offers a range of services for men and women. Located in a secluded part of the hotel, it features a relaxing plunge pool and specialises in indulgent massages – including a 90-minute hot stone massage that relieves pain and alleviates stress.
Another great spot for unwinding is the well-stocked library in the resort’s main building. Here you can discover the region’s vibrant history and how Abu Dhabi transformed itself into a bucket list destination. Afterwards, wander across to the traditional souk to partake in some retail therapy, pick up a souvenir to mark your trip, and explore the wide range of locally made products.
Fitness lovers won’t want to miss out on a trip to the on-site fitness club. Equipped with the latest technology, the health club also provides guests with complimentary refreshments and a range of fresh fruits for a refreshing energy booster.
Telal Resort Al Ain’s amenities offer the perfect way to refresh after soaking up the desert paradise. Enjoy a relaxing dip in the hotel’s temperature-controlled swimming pool. Ideal for those looking to cool down after making the most of Abu Dhabi’s year-round sunshine.
The outdoor pool looks out on to the surrounding conservation area, offering sensational views. There are plenty of loungers for those who want to soak up some sun and the resort’s unique location makes it feel like an exclusive retreat.
Guests looking for more privacy can also visit the sunken pool, which is located below ground level, and is filled with fresh water. Alternatively, all of the villas come with their own swimming pools. These provide the perfect sanctuary and are a great way to chill out after a busy day exploring everything Abu Dhabi has to offer.
If you want to swim in the sea, it’s well worth making the journey to Corniche Beach to experience the buzz of life on the sands in the city. With water sports activities, beautiful gardens and cycle paths, it’s a fun day out for families and a popular destination for visitors to the region.
Thanks to its location in the heart of the Abu Dhabi desert, Telal Resort Al Ain offers an array of action-packed activities that showcase the beauty and adventure of the rolling sand dunes. Sand boarding and dune bashing are always hugely popular among thrill seekers, while those wanting a more serene experience can try a guided camel trek or horse ride.
The retreat also offers a private wildlife safari that takes you on a ride across the dunes to see animals in their natural habitat. As well as learning about the native animals, the trip includes an outdoor barbecue and entertainment under the stars, making for an unforgettable evening.
Telal Resort also offers guests the chance to watch a falconry show, which explains the bird of prey’s importance in Bedouin society. This includes a fascinating segment called ‘Telwah’ where the falcon demonstrates its ability to hunt in the vast desert.
There are still a wide range of attractions within a relatively short distance of Telal Resort. Al Ain Oasis can be reached in less than an hour and is a fascinating site to visit. It explains how the region’s inhabitants began taming the desert some 4,000 years ago.
Not only can you learn about the agricultural complexities of the region at the educational Eco-Centre but you can also explore the beauty of the shaded pathways that wind through some 147,000 date palms. Look out for mango, date, banana and fig plants and trees as you explore the site.
Al Jahili Fort is also worth visiting if you are interested in finding out more about the rich history of the region. One of the oldest buildings in the UAE, it was constructed in 1891 to defend the city and its precious palm groves. Now visitors can explore the beautiful landscaped gardens and learn about the fort’s past.
No visit to Abu Dhabi is complete without going on an exhilarating adventure in the desert. Ride camels, drive across the sand dunes, dine on authentic Arabian barbecue food and sleep under the twinkling stars.
Rising over 1,200 metres, this skyline-dominating peak is the highest in the capital and the second tallest in the UAE. Reach the summit by car and you’ll be greeted with incredible views of Abu Dhabi’s lush garden city of Al Ain.
A fantastic family-friendly destination sitting at the base of Jebel Hafeet mountain, Wadi Adventure is home to the Middle East’s first man-made whitewater rafting channels. It’s a must-visit for active guests.
Telal Resort is just over an hour’s drive away from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Once you arrive at the hotel, you’ll find free parking.
Alternatively, there are plenty of local taxis available at the airport. You can also choose to pre-book a comfortable and convenient transfer with Etihad to ensure a seamless journey.
The resort does provide BBQ facilities for an additional charge. This covers the cost of the equipment, food and a personal chef.
The swimming pool is temperature controlled so no matter what time of year you are visiting you’ll be able to enjoy it.
Even during the summer months Telal Resort offers a range of outdoor activities. These include horse and camel riding, sand boarding, dune bashing, safari drive and much more.
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