The Middle East is home not only to countless historic sites but to numerous beautiful beach resorts too. Thanks to its enviable geographic location and breath-taking sandy stretches, the region has rapidly transformed into one of the world’s most highly-coveted leisure destinations especially for travelers looking for the perfect vacation spot to enjoy and explore.
We’ve handpicked some of the top beach resorts to book in the Middle East that have captivated the hearts of many.
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Set on a hillside and enveloped by lush landscaped gardens, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh first opened in 2002 and is considered as the largest Four Seasons resort in the World. Dubbed as a world-class diving resort on Egypt’s Red Sea, this delightful resort has everything one can expect. It offers a collection of exquisite guestrooms and suites all of which have been designed with either a private balcony or terrace overlooking spectacular views of the Red Sea.
Guests benefit from a choice of four pools, a luxury spa, a selection of superb restaurants as well as a multitude of relaxation and activities suitable for couples and families who want to unwind or have some fun under the sun. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is also on its second phase of expansion where it features an exclusive collection of private residences ranging from 25 majestic villas and 40 stunning chalets, complemented by an additional variety of excellent amenities.
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
This whitewashed resort is set on a long, palm-fringed beach in Salalah, Oman in the southern province of Dhofar. Inspired by Omani fortresses, it is comprised of the main building and a collection of low-rise villas precisely designed with intricate interiors, high-ceilings, rope walls, and high-end marble flooring with subtle Omani accents to match.
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea features premium suites and luxurious villas boasting neutral décor and dark wood furnishings enlivened with rich traditional fabrics and sophisticated decorative elements. The linked pathways lined with coconut palms and banana trees lead straight to the relaxing cabanas and sun loungers amidst glistening sand.
Guests benefit from an array of on-site facilities, thrilling watersports, and exciting day trips to the forts and fishing villages and the nearby World Heritage-listed Al Baleed archaeological site.
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
Making the most of its Red Sea location, Kempinski Hotel Aqaba sits right in the middle of Aqaba, Jordan. This wonderful resort showcases modern minimalism in its overall design, elevated by tan tones with white pillars and a touch of a few primary colors that effortlessly blends with its gorgeous natural surroundings. Its beautifully-appointed luxury suites have large full-height windows and private balconies that look out over spectacular views of the Red Sea.
Cruises, jet skis, and kayaks are some of the water activities the hotel can arrange for guests. There is also a range of gourmet restaurant nearby offering Arabic and European fusion delights. For those who would like to do a bit of exploring outside the resort, the archaeological site of Ayla is just a block away.
Author Bio: I’m Mike Wilson, a Real Estate expert, based in Dubai. I write articles based on Real Estate properties in Dubai. I’m here to keep you updated on the latest Real Estate developments.