With its heritage architecture, exquisite desert landscaping and beach location, this is one superb hotel. The intimate, super-luxurious rooms with four-poster beds and diaphanous silken drapes are arranged around sand-coloured courtyards and cactus gardens. Lanterns, shadows dancing across the marble and Ali Baba pots bubbling with water all play their part in creating an Arabian Nights atmosphere.
The agarwood-perfumed spa, with mysterious alleys leading to the treatment rooms, rounds off the decadent experience. The spa menu is extensive, with massage, hammam steam bath and exfoliation, beauty therapies and physical therapies on offer (treatments start from QR300). One thing's for sure, you won't want to leave the relaxation areas.