Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet is located in Al Ain, UAE , is a unique mountain oasis resort at the top of historical Jebel Hafeet at the lofty height of 3,000 feet. The hotel features 124 rooms and suites offering ultimate comfort and tranquilty in a verdant and spectacular setting with good view, free of noise & air pollution, family-oriented. The hotel is well-known for local and international market in both Business and Leisure Segments. Romantic stay for Honeymooners, team-building activities & cool climate during summer. Fringed with palm trees, this upmarket hotel in a striking, contemporary building is 3 km from Jebel Hafeet mountain and 16 km from Wadi Adventure water park.
Al Ain is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and also known as “The Garden city” as more than 30 gardens and parks are located there. Jebel Hafeet – The imposing mountain is said to be the highest peak in the country, is an important tourist attraction. The summit rises more than 4000 feet, and the air on the peak is cooler and fresher than the plain below.
We planned a trip to the hotel during summers, we booked this hotel from booking.com, but i personally prefer winter would have been much better as you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the border of Oman from the top open area of the hotel.
It was Ramadan time so there was very less activities going around the hotel we only booked it for the mountain stay up in the hills. Once we got our rooms overlooking the hills, freshened up a bit and went for some tour around it. The pool are was huge and a small adventure water park was there for kids to play. Place for namaj was kept after the maghrib prayers, sporting activities which was close due to ramadan, an open area for live music after dinner with shisha and snacks, a mini golf area and a ice cream stall near to it.
Beautifully paced Namaj are after the maghrib prayers in the holy month of Ramadan.
The Mini Golf as the sports activity in the hotel.
Live music after dinner with shisha and snacks.
We went to the top pf the hotel where placed binoculars were there to get the best view, but due to the dusty weather it was a bit vague. Pictures and description of species available or vanished were beautifully landscaped around the place to get a better picture of the area with its old tradition and culture slowly and steadily growing.
We could enjoy the beautiful sunset across the mountains with a magnificent and breathtaking view, so pure yet so peaceful!!
After the maghrib prayers we ordered a little snack from the Orient Cafe at our room as we thought of taking dinner a bit late. We ordered from the hotel room itself but found the service charges a bit too high, anyways the sandwich we ordered come with lots of my favorite dressing and french fries. So it was a full and complete meal overall.
We went out of the hotel to explore Al Ain but as the hotel is located very far away from the city up in the hills we again drove back as it was getting late for dinner. Took some beautiful snapshot of the hotel surroundings and the interiors.
The dinner was served in LE BELVEDERE, a type of French / Meditterranean concept serving superior quality of authentic French, Morroccan and Italian food. The dinner was good and the buffet had a lot of variety to it, due to Ramadan lots of juices and refreshing drinks were served. Overall the food was good and the dishes prepared were delicious.
After dinner we had a walk around the area and with the live music just made our night more romantic and yet divine. We also had ice cream from the stall over there with some syrups available at the moment.
The Sehri was also served in the same restaurant and after having it we just went of to sleep. The morning was fresh up in the hills, but due to the scorching heat we were not able to enjoy the magnificent view of Oman, the weather was very dusty and dry. I would definitely go back in the winters for some stays over.
A fun activity, small cars will go by the tracks and we can enjoy the view of the hills from so top of it.
Overall it was a good stay but only because of the weather and time we could not do much of the activities around, but during winters it will be an amazing experience up in the hills, the weather could be enjoyed along with the beautiful view of the mountains and the hills.
The modern rooms with tropical vibes have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars and tea and coffee making facilities, suites add living areas and upgraded suites offer whirlpool baths and kitchens.
Overlooking the city and the Border of Oman, where one can enjoy a lovely meal in the open air. An array of facilities includes Indoor & Outdoor kids play ground, 3 swimming pools with water slides, Mini Golf, spa, fully equipped Gym & many more.
Please refer for more details in the hotel website