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Staycation Review – Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort – 5*

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort is located on the pristine beaches of the Arabian Gulf in a tranquil setting and in a world of uncharted attractions close to Sir Bani Yas Island, a wildlife reserve to which excursions can be arranged.

The hotel has a superb host of amenities, from exceptional restaurant and bars to state of the art equipment, massage rooms, sauna, squash court, tennis court and other fitness facilities. And if you are a vegetarian like me, fear not! You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to the food here! Some of the best dishes I have ever tasted are found here!

The resort’s luxuriously designed guest rooms and private waterfront villas are combined with award winning cuisines and a full range of sports and conference facilities, all of which will ensure both leisure and business travelers have a memorable stay.

From the moment we pulled into the driveway of the hotel, we looked forward to our stay at this 5 star resort. From the outside it may look like a building but walk in and the reception area itself will take your breath away! Beautiful decor with sea themed paintings, flowers and a beautiful chandelier hanging from the ceiling will give you a sense of peace and warmth.



Our check in process was very easy and each and every staff was warm and extremely helpful. If there is one reason of the many you should stay at this hotel, it is because of how the staff make you feel right at home. From the servers to the receptionists to the managers at the bar or restaurants to the room service staff, everyone has a big smile on their face and welcome you with an open heart.



Our room had a beautiful view of the Arabian Gulf and the stunning swimming pool of the hotel. It was spacious and had a balcony which overlooked almost the full property. The bathroom had a tub and some of the most luxurious amenities I have come across. Their shampoo was so good that i had to request them to start selling the same. It made my hair soft and luscious.


Best Available Rate on Rooms is AED 1250*
Weekend Rate Thursday & Friday is AED 699* including buffet and AED 599* including breakfast on Saturdays
 *Above prices are subject to 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee, 4% municipality fee and AED 15 daily municipality room fee.


Tides [All Day Dining Restaurant]

Experience modern lifestyle at its finest in Tides, the all day dining restaurant. Start off your early morning in an oasis of simple but mouth watering indulgences of breakfast or course through an enlivening journey of gastronomy for lunch and dinner. Tides is also home to special themed nights featured through the week for all discerning palates. I loved the wide range of desserts here and especially the flavourful pasta. They had a lot of variety in vegetarian dishes which keep rotating on a daily basis. You will be amazed and spoilt by the choices. The breakfast too had a wide variety and worth every penny.

  • 6.00 to 10.30 – Breakfast [AED 110*]


  • 12.30 to 15.30 – Lunch [AED 150*]


  • 18.30 to 22.30 – Dinner [Normal rate AED 165*]
  • 12.30 to 16.30 – Friday Brunch [AED 175*]*Rates are subject to 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee and 4% municipality fee. Buffet rate is inclusive of soft beverages.

Zaitoun [Italian Restautant]

Open Daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm


Zaitoun, a unique dining venue perfect not only for intimate or business evenings but also for private gatherings. Its diverse menu of contemporary Italian dishes is complemented by a vast selection of beverages to satisfy the most discerning of palates. Upon entering here you will be stunned by how classy this restaurant is. The service was so warm and the chefs prepared the dishes as per our requests even though it was a set menu. The food tasted great and it was an evening well spent with my husband as we enjoyed our romantic candlelight dinner.

C-View [Coffee Lounge]

Open Daily from 9.00am to 12 midnight


C-View, a warm welcoming café to meet up with friends, unwind with your favourite book or catch up with current affairs. Enjoy a wonderfully rich cup of coffee or herbal infusions and compliment it with delicious fresh pastries or cakes. Later in the evening unwind over a few refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and live entertainment. Watch the sunset go down while sipping on your favorite drink.

L’attitude [Bar & Restaurant]

  • Saturdays – Wednesdays 4.00pm – 1.00am
  • Thursdays 4.00pm – 3.00am
  • Fridays 12.00pm – 1.00am


Lounge with friends or family, watch sports or just unwind in L’attitude’s vibrant ambience. Listen to their resident band play your favourite number while you choose from their wide selection of tropical cocktails, house beverages and Champagne to sip on. The bar also offers an array of freshly prepared light bites, mains and delightful desserts to satisfy all. After our dinner at the Italian restaurant, we chilled at the bar and chatted with the friendly manager for almost 2 hours. I have never felt more relaxed without my make up on in a bar 🙂 He made our stay at the bar one to remember! They also have pool tables and foosball tables and karaoke nights too! The manager hosts a lot of fun nights so this place is surely not to miss.

Waves [Pool Bar]

Daily 9.00am – sunset

Surrounded by lush landscapes, the sun-kissed pool deck offers comfortable chaise lounges and cabanas for an afternoon of utmost relaxation. Indulge in a selection of refreshing cocktails or bite into delectable appetizers and sandwiches. Waves offers the perfect haven for a retreat into bliss and indulgence.


Fitness centre, squash courts, 2 floodlit tennis courts, treatment rooms, therapeutic massages, steam and sauna rooms, beachside massage huts, 800 metres of private beach, temperature controlled swimming pool, beach and water sports. With so much to offer, you will not know what to do! So make sure you take time out for everything. I took a dip in the pool, had a beautiful massage from the experienced therapist, worked out in the gym, even played with some kids in a dedicated children’s area they have.



Besides a huge variety of activities the hotel can arrange for you and which can be found here the kind team at the hotel arranged for us to go on a boat trip which was exhilarating! We took a trip around the Arabian Gulf and loved the excitement it caused. It was very well arranged and we couldn’t be happier of a better ending!


This hotel may be a bit of a drive from Dubai, but after you will reach here, you will forget everything and want to live here! This is one of the most perfect places for a getaway especially if you wish to have some peaceful time with your family or friends or even by yourself. The staff will not only make you feel at home, they will make you wish you were not going back home!

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort is located on the western coast of Abu Dhabi, 220 km from Abu Dhabi city and 2 hours drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

For reservations – +971 2 801 2222 /

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