Rotana Hotel in Al Ain

Of the 3 hotels in Al Ain – the Hilton, the Intercontinental and the Rotana, this is the one I know the least about.

I took this photo while there was some contruction work outside the hotel, so it’s not brilliant…

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What’s different about this grand hotel is that the main pool is surrounded by buildings. Right next to it is the underground Grand Cinemas, the first cinema setup to arrive in Al Ain (see separate article).

I’ll add more over the coming weeks.

Danat Hotel, Al Ain

The Danat Hotel in Al Ain was, until 2010, called the Intercontinental Hotel (and still affectionally known as the ‘Intercon’). The Danat is very busy with tourists and new arrivals to Al Ain who are sometimes lodged there temporarily until their apartments or villas are ready to move into.

Here are some photos of it…

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The children’s pool (I popped round one quiet morning as we’re not members here)…

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The grown-ups pool (a full-length Olympic pool no less)…

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Looking back towards the hotel…

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Children’s play area…

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The gym…

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Intercontinental-Hotel-Al-Ain-gym

There’s lots of other great stuff at this hotel: various restaurants, shops, various massage treatments (including with hot stones), martial arts lessons, and more.