The Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, nestled between the majestic Hajjar Mountains and the azure Sea of Oman, is Fujairah’s only art inspired resort showcasing over 50 art pieces from around the globe placed strategically throughout the resort.
The architecture is modern with subtle hints of the traditional mud houses of the region. The interior, however, is truly par excellence and befitting an art-inspired resort. A creation of Stickman Tribe, the decor makes ample use of white and natural light and is a delightful mix of modern bohemian and art-deco with arabesque touches.
The signature design of the resort is its pool. Its distinctive floor design is inspired by a Berber carpet. Its elongated bar serves the pool deck and swim-up counter. Above it, the cantilevered deck offers private Majlis style seating with unrestricted views of the blue horizon.
The resort has just 180 guest rooms and suites which fall into three categories. All of them feature terraces with either marina or ocean views, and floor to ceiling windows. The Guest Rooms and Deluxe Guest Rooms are 40 square metres and are ideal for families. Guests needing extended areas can request connecting rooms. The rooms have an enlarged workspace, and balconies have lounge chairs. The Suites are 80 square metres and have separate sleeping, living and play areas, while the deluxe suite is fitted with an additional outdoor terrace.
Rooms designed for those with special needs or limited mobility are available upon request.
The Royal Suite occupies the entire penthouse level of the resort. It is a three-bedroom suite spread lavishly across 360 square metres. It has a separate bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room; all enveloped by panoramic vistas of the water.
The resort features five distinct restaurants under the stewardship of executive chef Giovanni Pugliano and his team who bring a uniquely inspired portfolio to each venue.
Canvas is an all-day-dining restaurant with live cooking stations blending flavours from different regions in the Middle East. A wrought-iron gate opens into an interior dining space that is open, light and airy.
The resort has partnered with local fishermen to bring the best catches daily to a market-style display room where the guests can select their preference.
The Copper Lobster, named after the local rock lobster, is a nautical-themed seafood restaurant with a raw, rustic and relaxed personality. The restaurant also features a London-style gastro bar where mixologist Alexander Khvastunov has created new concoctions using locally-sourced herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables.
Arteasan is a hybrid between an art gallery and a sophisticated tea room. The hotel’s tea “sommeliers,” trained by JING Tea under a partnership agreement, have created a selection of signature tea blends using the finest of ingredients which include locally-sourced dried fruits, rosebuds, rooibos, ginger and a distinctive spice blend among others.
Café Pronto is a European-style bistro which provides tasteful bites and all-day snacks along with the finest brews. Thanks to an exclusive partnership with Nespresso of Switzerland, Pronto’s “mixologists” use “pure origin” beans to brew exceptional classics such as Lungos, Cappuccinos and Americanos, as well as newly crafted signature iced and hot coffee drinks using home-made syrups and the finest ingredients.
Iammai, pronounced ya-mai, which literally means “I Am Water” in Arabic, is a pool lounge with a bar serving light snacks and beverages throughout the day as well as shisha from sunset. It encourages you to relax and indulge in the environment around.
The Resort is one of only two Fairmont properties in the UAE to offer the Willow Stream Spa. It consists of four single treatment rooms and two VIP suites with separate male and female facilities, plenty of relaxation areas, sauna and steam rooms, as well as traditional hammam treatments.
A rustic theme pervades the spa with design elements that are simple, elegant and in keeping with the natural and organic treatments on offer. It creates a space that’s natural, tranquil and energising. Pure white dominates, flickering arabesque lanterns placed in discreet alcoves produce soft ambient lighting, while materials like aged timber, jute and driftwood beams, create a stylish yet un-invasive environment in which to relax and enjoy a signature spa treatment.
For those wishing to recreate their own spa experience at home, a retail space offers a range of products that can help. There is also a ladies and gents’ beauty salon to provide nail and hair care, among other services. The gym, fully fitted by Life Fitness, offers options for all fitness levels; from cardio equipment to weight machines.
Lava Beach Club is the first lifestyle beach club of its kind in the UAE.
With a capacity to accommodate up to 600 guests, Lava Beach Club offers the perfect mix of social-entertainment and sophistication for families and party-goers alike throughout the day and into the night.
The centrepiece of the club is the 840 square meters free-form swimming pool tiled in hues of red, orange and yellow. It also features six in-pool Jacuzzis, a sunken pool bar with 12 seats, an outdoor shisha terrace and a raised DJ booth for poolside evening entertainment. The pool is surrounded by its amphitheatre-style sun-loungers. Guests of the club can also avail the private and dedicated stretch of beach. For children, there is a separate pool with splash-pad water play and the “Little Sailors” kids’ club.
For food connoisseurs, the club houses a ‘MediterrAsian’ restaurant where guests can indulge in a sumptuous selection of meats, local seafood and a varied assortment of salads and sushi. Guests can savour the delicacies indoors, or while basking in the sun poolside or on the beach.
Adjacent to the pool are five exclusive day chalets fully-equipped with sofa, TV, minibar, bathroom and outdoor lounge seating. The guests can also avail the Penthouse suite with four bedrooms.
Given the idyllic backdrop of the Fujairah coastline, the resort is an ideal place to host MICE events, weddings or other private banquets. Fairmont has a team of professional event planners to assist the clients in organising the events. The resort has three main indoor venues of varying capacities. All three feature floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art audio-visual, and presentation systems.
The largest of the three, with a capacity of 150, is Massilya. It is bright and airy with panoramic sea-views. Its multi-function space can be divided into four separate rooms. It is ideal for conferences or indoor banquets.
Thiyya is ideal for executive meetings and presentations for up to 15 persons. The seating is laid out in a U-shape, is fully catered and serviced by dedicated personnel, and has on-site audio-visual specialists.
Ittou is the cosiest meeting room at the resort with seating for eight guests. It is an elegantly fitted space filled with natural light. It features a plasma TV screen, audio systems, and recording systems.
The Pre-function Area is truly unique. Designed in the style of a minimalistic library setting, it has high ceilings, modern-day bookshelves, trinkets adorning the walls, Italian-style settees, and cushioned-backed chairs. Ideal for cocktail receptions, it provides cosy corners for networking opportunities.
In addition to the above three, the resort also offers the Lava Beach club’s multi-function event lawn area as an outdoor alternative.
Creating a new chapter in the Fairmont legacy, the hotel’s sophisticated and luxurious design DNA has defined a unique resort style hotel in Fujairah.