In our Common Supervisor collection, we meet up with heads of resorts for private tales and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Mark Eletr of Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi.
Greatest lodge room on the property:
My private favourite is the 2 bed room Household Villa at Al Sahel. It has a unprecedented appeal impressed by the posh lodges of African savannah and provides a very distinctive expertise within the UAE. You are feeling such as you’ve escaped to the wilds of one other world.
The lodge’s most fascinating element, service or historic tidbit:
The resort was as soon as the personal visitor home of His Highness the late Sheik Zayed, founding ruler of the UAE. It has been restored to mirror the private and inventive tastes of His Highness and preserves the Arabic hospitality from a previous period.
Favourite drink on the nearest bar:
I simply love a real Mojito, served on the terrace of our beachfront Arabic restaurant, Amwaj.
Favourite dish on the nearest restaurant:
We now have a brand new winter season dish in our Mediterranean restaurant, Olio, it is a quite simple rustic dish of sluggish braised New Zealand beef cheek, with a really delicate saffron risotto. It is a divine consolation dish, which we advocate, with a glass of Rioja. I really like how the only flavors could be so satisfying and memorable.
The neighborhood store or boutique you’re keen on:
Sir Bani Yas Island is extra about journey and experiences, being within the outdoor and exploring this superb panorama.
Greatest touristy exercise or outing in your metropolis:
Earlier than visiting Sir Bani Yas, I extremely advocate guests expertise the thrill of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Ferrari World and the Yas Marina Racetrack are incredible choices.
Greatest non-touristy exercise or outing to do in your metropolis:
On Sir Bani Yas, it’s essential to take the character and wildlife drive, have been you will notice cheetahs, giraffes, oryx and gazelle dwelling freely on a desert island.
Outdoors the foyer, what’s your interest?
Images is a ardour that’s with me all the time. I am very visible and I wish to seize the great thing about each location.
Your final vacation destination:
Vietnam is a spot that I’ve liked very a lot. Ho Chi Minh Metropolis or Saigon is such a wealthy cultural expertise the place you possibly can see, really feel and odor the very complicated historical past of the nation. The Caravelle Lodge is the place to expertise the colonial previous combined with genuine Vietnamese hospitality.
Your subsequent vacation destination, deliberate or wished:
I might like to spend 4 weeks hopping the Greek Islands, no plans, nothing booked, simply absorbing the life-style all of us dream of.