We are just back from the newly opened 5-star Marriott Al Forsan
If you feel like having a sporty staycation in the UAE, there is a hotel to bookmark and visit located in Khalifa City A by the Al Forsan International Sports Resort.
It opened its doors in March 2017 and we were lucky to be invited for an overnight stay and discover what this new hotel has to offer. Upon arrival, the building looks huge-there are 400-bedrooms spread over 5 floors! The room we were booked in was very spacious and well designed with a private terrace. The window separating the bathroom and the bedroom was an added (charming) bonus with both a bath tub and shower to enjoy.
If you are into swimming, the pool will definitely delight you as it has an olympic size one (very few hotels in the country actually have a 50 meter long pool), that joins with a more leisure oriented pool with palm trees all around and a pool bar.
The location is quite convenient if you plan an active and sporty weekend as the Al Forsan International Sports Resort adjacent to the hotel includes horse back riding, shooting and archery, karting, paintball and even wake boarding on a lake.
Visiting the hotel the night of the official opening party, we got an overview of the food and beverage options the hotel has to offer as there were different restaurant booths to try. The outlets offer varied cuisine including a Grill restaurant, an International restaurant call Couture Lounge, an all-day dining outlet and different bars and lounges.
Visiting Khayal for their buffet breakfast, we were impressed with the huge room, comfy booths and food stations, including Indian and Arabic stations, dim sum, salad stations, a juice bar, a large bakery corner filled with at least 20 different desserts.
Each station is decorated with colorful spices, vegetables and other visually appealing items.
Lastly, the location is also ideal if you have visitors heading over a few days as it is 30 minutes away from the Corniche, less than an hour from Dubai and 20 minutes only from Yas mall or Yas theme parks.
MARRIOTT HOTEL AL FORSAN, ABU DHABI | Website