INVITED REVIEW: Family time in Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa

Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa is located in Ministries Complex area just right after Al Seef Village Mall in Abu Dhabi. Andalus just recently opened and celebrated their 1 year this March. Its concept is entirely different from a usual resort, when you will normally think of a pool and beach only and it’s not. You’ll find out why.


They have a spacious lounge area on the reception and mostly in white interior and while checking-in you’ll be offered an arabic coffee called qahwah (Emirates ID for UAE residents and passports for tourists needed to check-in).

The types of room they have here ranges from a Studio, 1 bedroom suite, 2 bedroom suite to 3 bedroom suite. They are categorized by blocked alphabetically.

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This place is like a small community. Why? Because once you stepped right in after the reception area, you’ll see the restaurants, cafes, spa, salon, gym (separate for men & women wherein there’s water, face towels, changing room and toilet inside), lawned area and the pool within these low rise buildings. There is a direct access to the mall/parking as well. You’ll see children freely and safely playing around and passing by these restaurants and cafe where people enjoying each others company with a cup of coffee, people coming from the mall to ran some errands and so on and so forth. So everything is within your reach while you’re getting the “feel at home” type of stay with them.


We got the 1 bedroom suite on which the kitchen is fully furnished and fully equipped so you can do your home cooked meals. Yes! You don’t have to mind going to the restaurants but you can cook your favourite meal. A complimentary tea/coffee facility is also provided. I enjoyed having our cup of tea (chai) on our usual way of making it for breakfast and made some Mac and Cheese and Korean noodles too. So comfortable and convenient that’s why it’s a “feel at home” place for us.


The living room is having a very relaxing sofa set with big soft throw pillows. Watching our favourite hindi movies while munching some snacks was one of my favourite scenes! You’ll find several brochures also of the restaurants from the mall that offers food delivery on the table below the TV. Several electric outlets are almost everywhere in the entire unit.


A separate washroom is available in this area which is  next to the kitchen. The balcony is very spacious! The dining table is shaded with a tent cover and two beach chairs just in case you wanna do some sunbathing from there. The pool is so viewable from the balcony. And from the bedroom you can directly go to the balcony also. It’s a King size bed with very soft pillows with the elephant and rabbit (made by folded towels) placed on top of the bed. In the cupboard you’ll find safe deposit box, bathrobes and hangers. It has an attached bathroom with necessary toiletries (toothbrush, shaving kit and slippers are upon request dial 0). I only find the light in the bathroom very dim (yellow light) I can’t see myself properly.

We had a 2 night stay in this amazing place and I can say it’s a must on your list! On the 2nd day, we went to Happiness Island for a brunch. All guests have complimentary access to this island. Our full story can be read here: INVITED REVIEW: Fun sunny day in Happiness Island


Around 4pm of the same day, we went for a swim. Hamza found he’s perfect swimming area wherein we don’t need to hold of him much. So he enjoyed plunging and attempted to float by himself. The pool is guarded with some lifeguards and towels are available to use from there.



On our 3rd day, it was a home alone for me and Hamza. Hubby went for work so I made myself busy by cooking some Mac and Cheese! After that we went down for a little stroll for the last time before going home. I sat outside the San Francisco Cafe and ordered a cappuccino. You’ll get to see their staffs walking or by the club car around the area. Keeping and maintaining the place for their valuable guests.

The time has come that we have to leave. Srikanth (one of the Alonso –  well connected and up to date with everything in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and are available to assist you at any time of the day. You may read in details here on what services they can provide you) was there again to help us with our stuffs. It’s truly remarkable and wonderful new experience for us. A stay that’s definitely worth to share to everyone.

Have you seen their social media accounts? Take a look of their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more images to inspire you and of course some time to time competitions for you to win! You may click here to see their website for more information.

**parking can be done outside the area or in the basement parking of the mall
**free wifi
**club car for transfers within the resort

G I V E A W A Y!!

Win yourself a 1 night stay for your family in 1 bedroom suite just like what we have by strictly following the steps below:

1. Follow my Instagram & Twitter. (Just click the underlined word to do it.)

2. Like Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. (Just click the underlined word to do it.)

3. Describe your family to us on the comment below.

4. Share this post using the widgets below with the hashtag #greatthingsinuae so I’ll see your shares.

5. Winner will be announced on Apr. 26 so get going now. You may tag your friends on your shares too!

Terms and conditions:

– for UAE residents only 18 years old and above

– voucher is valid upto 6 months

– must abide all the steps to eligible

– all entries will be carefully checked

– no unfollow after the competition or you’ll be blocked

– prize must be claimed within 24 hrs else new winner will be announced

– prize will be collected in the resort.



  1. Hi GreatthingsinUAE, my family loves to travel if we have time. We like to make memories on different places we’ve been visited. My kids love to swim. Everytime we stayed in a hotel we do swimming. I hope to experience this hotel stay at Andalus Al Seef Resort Spa. It would be a nice gift for my husband’s birthday who is working so hard for the family. Your review makes me feel excited too.


  2. My family consist of 4 in Dubai my precious daughter my hubby n younger brother. .
    Wish to win this stay for them to spend quality time together


  3. My family consist of 4 in Dubai My hubby daughter and son
    Wish to win this stay for them to spend quality time together


  4. We are a family of , with me, my hubby n 3 kids staying in Sharjah. Looks very relaxing. Hope to experience the same like u if I win.


  5. I just want to describe my super fun,sweet, loving and god-fearing family to you. I, as a mother would like to experience this luxurious get away for my daughter and husband. It would be a great opportunity to experience this and spread the good news to my friends. Hope to win this.


  6. Looks so awesome… really wish to win and enjoy with my hubby and 2 brothers, my fantastic 4… my sweet happy family in Dubai ❤


  7. Wow this place is amazing dear and Hamza looks so happy Masha Allah
    Insha Allah I will win this for my family to give my husband as birthday surprise
    I want to celebrate his birthday there insha Allah 😊😊


  8. My family is my world to me… if I win this staycation me and my family ll be very happy because now kids are having break from their school and the get bore at home every .. atleast they can spend their one day in a different place away from home and their daily routine and they love to swim as well and this ll be an awesome opportunity to win and spend some memorable time with my family.. wish to win and make me and my family relax and enjoy 💖💖💖💖💖


  9. The family is where the father is root
    And a mother is solid wood .. sand Fruits flowers are kids z..
    My family is same like my kids are flower and frisky for me…
    Hope my kids get the chance to enjoy like Hamza…


  10. The family is where the father is root
    And a mother is solid wood .. Fruits flowers are kids z..
    My family is same like my kids are flower and friuts for me…
    Hope my kids get the chance to enjoy like Hamza…


  11. Mine is a beautiful family of 6 with 4 little precious gifts from almighty, whom we try to nurture with all love, care and fun.. some family time in some new and serene atmosphere is the need of the moment , as its been ages since we had a staycation… we all love visiting n enjoying places and esp nature which will rejuvenate us and strengthen our bonds besides creating some healthy n lovely memories.. with the cost of living increasing day by day, this remains a dream always.. winning this would make our dream come true… with all positivity n trust in almighty we live as the happiest family in this magical land..
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    Twitter: uaemy1rst❤️


  12. We are a happy family of 3 , expecting new bundle of joy too. . Would love to enjoy a relaxing staycation . . Hope to win after long long time..


  13. My family is small happy family, very hospitable and loving. We love going on holidays together and spending quality time away from our busy schedules in Dubai. We love relaxing by the pool and trying out new cuisines and if there is the possibility of going sightseeing we love to experience it as it gives us a good feel of the place. We always value our time together and make the best of a holiday or a staycation because we create memories together. That is why I would love to win with you. Keeping my fingers crossed. #beactivewinfast #greatthingsinuae #competition #competitioninuae #competitionsinuae #uaecompetitions #contest #contestalert #giveaway #giveawayalert #familystaycation


  14. Woww..This place looks beautiful n Awesome and ur kid hamza ما شاء الله so cute😍😍… Perfect place to Spend Some Quality time with family..
    My family is short n sweet, me ,myself and my Princess ❤..lately we have been went through very hard time, so wish to win and Enjoy this moment fulliest by forgetting that hard time of our life😘😘
    Thank you so much for giving us this Wonderful opportunity.💐


  15. My own small world in this big world around is made up of three men 😊, my hubby and my two boys aged 10 and 1 . We love being close to nature. We are simple people with dreams in our eyes, trust in our abilities and faith in God Almighty.


  16. We are a family of four fun-loving people who love to travel, explore, eat, drink and live life to the fullest! Would love to rejuvenate and relax in this amazing and unique hotel!


  17. Our Family is Loves to explore and travel 😘😘❤Specially my son loves to swim and have fun with us.. we will surely enjoy the cool breeze of the wind, the sun kiss in our skin, the splash of water and ofcourse our memories together that to be treasured forever 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  18. My family loves staycation. Normally we do not explore the place where we reside. Staycation is a perfect opportunity to do just that. Would
    Love to win.


  19. Myself, my betterhalf and 3 kids ( 2 gals , 1 boy ) makes our wonderful family living in Dubai.
    These 3 kids and not to forget the big kid 😬😜 keeps me on toes 24/7 , so I would be really glad if I get to unwind and relax with my family.
    Family is where life begins and love never ends.
    Family is not an important thing but it’s everything for me.
    I love to spend time with my family to make a room for no regrets as tomorrow is not promised and today is short.
    Time spent with family is worth every second , so with amazing getaway will make wonderful memories.
    Fingers crossed.


  20. My family is complete with my wife & 2 daughters. My wife plays an important role in balancing home & work so well. My daughters are my most entertaining companions who never fail to me humour & amuse me.


  21. Being a foodie, i would describe my family as a bucket of popcorn with different flavors. Some “Salty” (My bros, who always troubles me” , Few “Cheesy” (My husband, too cheesy nd yummiest 👅) , My mom whose, “Extra Sweet- Caramel”, “Buttery” (My dad-who always slips of my emotional tantrums, and never backs out to do anything for me).

    But altogether, each one is flavorful on their own and a life movie would be incomplete without these popcorns 😍

    (Insta account: hungrysoulsdxb)
    (Fb account: Jumana Saifuddin)
    (Twitter account: Jumana)


  22. I really enjoyed the virtual journey at andulas resort through your lovely discriptions, video and pics dear …I could see a drastic improvement in your website and the way you showcase new places dear..keep up the good word dear . Noted all the steps !

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  23. My family believes in living life to the fullest, taking pleasures in every small little thing we have been blessed with and this amazing staycation is a dream come true as we have always wanted to be there after reading your amazing reviews….keeping my fingers crossed wish to win specially for my two beautiful angels


  24. My family is my life and vertebrae that helps me stand still and confident to any storm that I face….may happiness starts here and it contninious endlessly till my last breath


  25. My Family consist of 3people: myself, my hubby and my litte princess
    Family to us is sharing each moment of happiness or sadness together so we never feel lonely.
    We are a pillar for each other- if one weakens then the other standa like a pillar and does not let fall


  26. Consider my family “SMART” simple, meaningful, adorable, realistic and time giving.Look forward to this beautiful giveaway and appreciate your kind thought. Look forward to be lucky with you.


  27. Wish to win this amazing Giveaway and hope to be there with my small family.Definitely my baby love this place.wish to see her enjoying face.wish to see this Beautiful land .Look really fantastic.


  28. We are simple n Small family, me, my hubby n my daughter, we love spending time together but because of tight work schadule hardly we are getting time to go out , even our home town we are visiting once in a 3 year, normally we are going out for Brunch or Dinner in friday, yearly once only for hotel stay in uae area, my Daughter loves hotel stay Specially for swimming pool, and cozy Room, i Really wish to win this awesome giveaway for my family, wants to Relax and Enjoy with family, without any home chores tension, i have followed all steps,Liked shared,following both pages on twitter , instagram and facebook- fingers crossed


  29. I have been seeing Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa all over social media and i am really curious about this “Happiness Island”. I am sure my Family will love the place. In Dubai, i am only living with my mom and my youngest sister. My sister is still studying.

    This place is just perfect for the three of us, while my mom will cook a nice meal. I can walk around the small community with my little sister and swim with her. Ofcourse my mom will also enjoy the pool.

    Hope to get a chance and experience the same.



  30. The term family holds so much importance in my life as i feel complete with them.My family and I love to make memorable moments whether it be travelling to a new place or trying out the latest raved about restaurant or clicking snaps together which goes up on our wall of memorablia. My family is like a tree, they act as branches that support me , shelter me, pamper me- i only thank God that i have been blessed over and over again.I would like to create fresh memories by winning this stay as it would be the perfect getaway #greatthingsinuae


  31. My family loves quality time with adventure, we are 2+2 We usually make weekends a fun time by pooling our nearest friends to enjoy with us for trips to make it memorable and socialise.


  32. Our family (me,my husband and my daughter) loves to be in any place where we can bond together and create happy memories. We seldomly go out to avoid too much expenses so most of the time we spend our time together at home. But we do love going to hotels or dine out when we Get a little bored at home and try a sweet escapade outside our cabin. So this opportunity to win a stay in Andalus Hotels and Resorts will let us out for the meantime from our resting place and experience a more relaxing place where we can extend our bonding experiences and create more treasurable memories. Wish to win with you #GreatThingsInUAE


  33. For me, family is always first. There’s nothing like it in this world. I could say, my family is not perfect but we love and support each other. We are facing our problems/trials together. Our everyday lives is a learning process and we always do some adjustments to our weaknesses & shortcomings.
    We love, understand & respect each other unconditionally. We also love to try new things. Our bonding moments are priceless. I love my beautiful family.


  34. i love my sweet little family , me my hubby and my three kids , i am nothing without them , i love them lots , always want spending more happiest moments.. like every kids they also love me a lots and we enjoy always whenever we spend time together


  35. We are family of 5, Me, Hubby, our two boys ages 9 and 6, and a little angel our doll 18 months. Its been a long time we did’t spend time together like this. Hope to win this staycation and surprise my family.


  36. I have small family a loving husband & one child & on May will be celebrating my birthday &a my child’s birthday too. So I will be really excited if this giveaway will be my gift to celebrate it with you.
    My family is the Oxygen of my life. I find the peace & love next to them. I consider my family is a happy family. We are just enjoying our life. Living day by day as if it is the last day for us. Thanks God to have such beautiful life with such amazing loving husband &cute child.


  37. my family loves to go out and enjoy whenever its possible, especially the kids they love to swim so if we have the chance we always choose venues with pools so the kids will make out all of the fun! i love watching them happy, running around! true happiness is when you see your love ones happy!


  38. I have been to Al Seef Mall in Abu Dhabi, but not to this resort. Finding the Al Seef Mall was difficult for us last time. But since we know the location now, going to the resort and using their facilities has become easy with your review


  39. My are a happy family of 4 . Me, my hubby and my 2 sons. We love to travel and go out if we have time specially my elder one. Wish to win for my family.


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