Tourism industry leaders and dignitaries gathered at Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna for the official opening of the Abu Dhabi resort, which was held in the presence of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.
The five-star property – the first on the west coast of the UAE, has been welcoming guests since January, 2006, and, according to general manager, Manoj Kanwal, the 109-room hotel is set for an extremely busy winter. Kanwal said: “Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna has enjoyed a steady rise in occupancy since the property’s soft opening in January. We are a full-service resort with added extras such as access to the Sir Bani Yas island nature reserve as well as a number of sports and recreation facilities – and word is getting out across Arabia and Europe.”
At the resort, guests have access to many facilities including a private 800-metre sand beach, two floodlit tennis courts, two squash courts, swimming pool, plus indoor and outdoor massage. Five superb restaurants and lounges offer varied dining experiences – including Pan-Arabic cuisine, a la carte menus and casual poolside fare.
“Abu Dhabi’s west coast is the Emirates’ best-kept secret in the travel industry. We have recently seen an increased interest from European guests, particularly from Germany and Switzerland, who have discovered our rich Arabian hospitality combined with the relaxed five-star resort atmosphere,” added Kanwal. For a short getaway or a week on the beach, Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna provides as much or as little activity as guests require.
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