OK, so this post is a bit of a cheat! I actually live in Ruwais, and this 5* hotel is a 5 minute walk from my doorstep.
But it’s the last five star service one can find traveling between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, so it makes for a pretty popular little getaway, surrounded by the great expanse of camel-sprinkled desert.
The hotel Danat is absolutely gorgeous, settled on the shore of the Arabian Gulf with a view of crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. You won’t get bored, even if you are the wife of a rich oil company employee, stationed here for X-number of years – with three bars (one poolside), a recreation center, tennis courts, golf, gym, steam, sauna, massages, and spa treatments, residents and visitors are in very good hands.
Here’s a video of my first walk through the gym facilities where I actually did meet a Thai lady, married to a Swede, staying at the hotel on and off for three years!