TTME NOV 2017_PG 22

Al Ain’s ultra-modern Aloft

Chic, modern, casual and relaxing, Aloft Al Ain gains an edge over others by providing entertainment as well as options for sports tourism. Strategically located adjacent to the Hazza Bin Zayed multi-purpose stadium, Al Jimi shopping mall and a few street cafes, restaurants, residential and business units in the Al Towwaya area, at Aloft there is something for everyone.

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The drive up to Al Ain is quite picturesque as you move away from the skyscrapers to a greener, cooler environment with many mountains and valleys along the way. It is also famous as the city with the most roundabouts. Once you enter into the precinct of Al Ain, you will notice a similarity in the type of housing which is akin to that of Oman. Al Ain shares its borders with Oman, making this city open for passengers as well as cargo movements.

An ultimate getaway
The 172-room Aloft Al Ain serves as the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life to a modern, stylish yet relaxing environment. You walk into a large open space with the reception in the middle of a wide open space, a coffee shop in the far corner of the lobby. Among the many unique Marriott features is the keyless system, employed by the property, which gives absolute ease for the guests to spend less time at the reception and more time to explore the many interesting activities that can be done during their stay. ‘Bellgirls’ ensure that your luggage gets into your room fast.

Stylish Chic rooms and suites
There are different room and suite types to suit the needs of family groups or business travellers. The room categories consist of Kingor Twin-bed depending on the requirement of the guest ranging from 40 square metre to 51 square metre of space and the suites in an area of 60 square metre for savvy suites, 108 square metre for breezy suites and 120 square metre for ultra-savvy suites, ensuring the perfect space depending on the number of members in the family.

Dining at leisure
There are several dining options such as Olive Tree (International restaurant), The Rooftop (Pool and lounge), W XYZ Lounge (Bar) and Re:fuel by Aloft (Grab n’go). Olive Tree is more an all-day dining restaurant with an a la carte menu. You can tailor-make your menu for the day or your whole stay. The Roof top adjacent to the pool is a relaxing area with both indoor and outdoor seating. W XYZ Lounge is a signature brand in the chain which offers a relaxed, chilledout experience, whereas Re:fuel by Aloft is the coffee shop where you can grab a quick bite on the move.

Recreation at its best
The pool and gym located on the roof top is an ideal combination to your weekend or short getaway. Even the long summer can be transformed to a pleasant one with a high octane energy work out at the gym followed by a dip in the plunge pool overlooking the picturesque vicinity. The pool is located on the roof top with dedicated covered spaces for families to relax and watch over the youngsters in the pool.

Activities around the property
The 26 km-long Jebel Hafeet is just 20 minutes’ drive from the property and borders Oman. It is about 4000 feet high and if you climb to the top it gives you a spectacular view of the city. At the foot of the mountain there are several hot springs which flow into small stream and form a lake, while pools and hot tubs are spread around the area. This is quite a famous tourist attraction. It has been named as a UNESCO heritage site especially because they found many ancient tombs that dated back to 3000BC. The caves are natural habitat for a wide range of animals, 200 birds and over 23 species of butterflies according to research. Apart from this, the Al Ain Zoo, museums, Al Ain mall, several other smaller shopping malls and many other attractions will personify the importance of this destination.

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