The Oberoi Al Zorah Resort is located in the Emirate of Ajman, just a 25-minute drive from Dubai international airport. Al Zorah is a master planned, mixed-use destination that offers a luxury property with waterfront living that includes a hotel, private villas, restaurants, a spa, swimming pools and a private beach.
The resort is divided into three platforms that run parallel to the ocean and each building is carefully positioned in relation to its function. The platforms rise up from the oceanfront and the height of the buildings increases with each so as to guarantee superb ocean views from all areas of the resort.
The main hotel is composed of separate buildings connected by light walkways, with shallow water pools that extend over the inner courtyard where the main restaurant and amenities are situated. An outer cladding of wood panels creates a play of light and shadow as day changes to night, while simple and pure concrete volumes project out from the façade in one continuous movement.
The villas, a key element of the resort, merge harmoniously into the overall design. The 3-bedroom villas are composed of pure, interconnected volumes covered in smooth white stucco and contain a combination of protected terraces and large openings facing the ocean. The 2-bedroom villas are formed by deep cantilevering slabs that float over the ground floor to create a series of shaded internal and external living areas. Sliding wood panels form a gentle barrier between the interior and the gardens outside.
The spa is a private and secluded world waiting to be discovered by the guests. Inspired by the layout of an ancient Medina, the spa is composed of several small buildings placed closely together. Slender, open-air walkways provide guests with an intense experience that is further enhanced by the surrounding double-height volumes.
Positioned on the oceanfront, the Beach Restaurant is the place where the resort comes alive. The overall mood is inspired by a contemporary approach to traditional oriental architecture, producing a restaurant that is divided into different pavilions arranged around a shallow pond and connected together by walkways.