telal resort hotel

Telal Resort

Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

All about Telal Resort

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. 


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Couples and families alike will love this desert oasis thanks to its stunning location and wide range of activities. 

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Relaxing in the spacious spa, sampling a range of traditional dishes and learning about Emirati culture at the fascinating Zaman Lawal Heritage Village. 


Hotel amenities

Style and comfort

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.



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What’s nearby

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. 



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Desert Safari

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. 

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Jebel Hafeet

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.

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Wadi Adventure

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.

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How to get here from the airport

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.  


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