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The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

Located just 25 minutes from Dubai, the new Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, opening April 2, is the perfect excuse to extend a layover. The azure lagoons and lush mangroves of Ajman, U.A.E. feel worlds away from the big city. The resort’s 113 rooms are nestled within 247 acres of forest on a natural beachfront. Rooms all feature private balconies, while the villas and suites offer terraces and temperature-controlled private pools. A hammam, Ayurveda room, and 165-foot pool are highlights of the spa. Golfers can tee off at an 18 hole, 72-par championship golf course by Niklaus Design. Active travelers can choose from adventures including kayaking, dune driving, and sky-diving. From $886; Al Zorah, Al Ittihad Rd., Ajman, U.A.E.; 97-16/504-4888;