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Al Nafoura, an urban lounge experience - Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi

I get very excited when hoteliers think out of the box and create something out of nothing. The something in this case is the Al Nafoura Lounge which has joined Beach Rotana's already-extensive range of F&B outlets. What was previously pretty much wasted space has now become  a lounge with a wonderful aesthetic appeal. Appropriately, it means 'fountain' in English; the lounge is set amidst the fountains with sumptuous views of the water and the lights on Al Maryah Island.

1. Come in and feel at home

That is exactly the concept here. Al Nafoura has a very homely feel to it. Comfortable sofas are easily the most inviting options but if you want a  more traditional table and chair set up, you will find this too. The latter is especially useful in the mornings I reckon, when breakfast is also served. There is really a unique appeal about the lounge here and I am surprised by the excellent choice of furniture. It is as if they really cared about putting out something that was…

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