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The Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Dubai
The location and reasons to visit:
The Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort is about one hour’s drive from Dubai International
Airport and is located, well, in the desert. That means lots of local wildlife, such
as gazelles, who wander by without too much nervousness of humans. It’s ideally situated
for just getting away from things, but there are lots of activities such are archery,
camel rides, falconry courses, horse riding, plus of course swimming in your private
Review of the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Hotel, Dubai:
Excellent in every way. Really excellent. Everything from the brilliant people who
serviced the room so efficiently every day, through to a wonderful buffet breakfast,
Kamar Bar, Moon Bar and the two restaurants.
There is also a shuttle service to the Banyan Tree beach resort, although I didn’t
use that service.
Surprisingly for Dubai, alcohol was reasonably priced. Food and service were both
excellent. I could not find any faults with the whole resort. Highly recommended.
The villa and pool, just after sunset
The bedroom and study area
The bath and shower-room area
The Bar, where I drank a lot of Budweiser - really, a lot