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Barracuda Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Umm Al Quwain
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Looking forward for a short break?
All you need is 500 dirhams (+ 10 dirhams for you and your partner) to relax in a huge studio room at Barracuda Beach Resort for 1 night
Its just next to the liquor store so you can purchase a booze while watching the sea on your veranda .. .
the stay comes along with free breakfast.. not bad.. but if your planning a good escape.., plan and bring your own snacks/food.

just a reminder.., you can only swim on the pool and not on the beach.., loud music and dancing are strictly not allowed

Room Tip: studio room is huge enough for the entire family or group of 3 to 4 friends
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Me and my husband stayed here 3 times already. Our first time was great experience, succeeding visits were just ok.

Advantage : It is next to liquor shop.
Disadvantage : Not for group, security is very strict

Good: Food
Bad : Beach ( its not a good beach) swim on the pool!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

The best thing is the cheap alchohol available in the adjacent liquor shop.. It matters because this is one of the few places in UAE you can buy it freely. Take a boot load home.

It's an ideal place to come witha bunch of friends and enjoy. I mean Drink like theres NO tomorrow and Party like hell. They have anything and everything you would want to have.

Beach is literally 10-15 meters only and once the tide goes down all you have is a Swamp... But Good thing is you will be too drunk to notice it.

I expected the pool to be better to compensate the lack of proper beach. But it's rather small and average. Having said that it's OK.. I've seen ones in far worse conditions.

There is a little play area for the kids as well. But would not write much about it. The equipment is bit old. But least hotel should pay more attention towards keeping them clean.

For place like this Staff is ok and they even helped us to do an early check in. And if you plan to hang out there couple of days just in case there is a water park right next door. Though not the most sophististicated and brand spanking new it'll do.

Charges for the chalets and rooms are bit too high for the facilities offered. But what the hell we go there for Booze...

Room Tip: The beach Chalets are the best option. You can BBQ and have a little Bon Fire in the beach as well.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

Wow, i mean the price is just right specially if your a shift worker, and its just the ideal place to be this weather makes it even better. Food was good and the prices ranged from 40 to 200 depending on what you need. Booz, the pool with a jacuzzi(works only in one side though) and the sea. I am sure to go again.

Room Tip: The Flats are better deal than the cabanas i think as you have privacy if your with your family and...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

If a group of people want to escape Dubai for a couple of nights, this resort is ideal. It is on the same complex as the duty-free alcohol warehouse so you can stock up and party. We had our own villa so there was no issue with us making some noise inside. The Villa was smartly presented and functional, the bed was comfy and the sofa beds in the lounge were also surprisingly comfortable! The kitchen facilities were of a good standard and there was a large "oil drum" style bbq outside for our use. We drove into Umm Al Quwain and got all of the essentials for a BBQ feast and then had a night of immense drinking and eating. The Villa had a fantastic shaded patio area with a private lawn which was screened from the adjacent villas.
The resort has a communal pool. This is nothing spectacular but is there if required.
The only disappointment was that the beach (which is situated at the end of the private garden outside the villa) is not clean and the water is dirty. Do not expect to be swimming in the sea at this resort!
I would not recommend this resort to families, but for younger groups looking for a weekend blow-out, it is perfect!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

The hotel quality has come down since we last visited the place more than a year back.
The rooms are big and spacious. For the price its a very good deal compared to the other resorts in the same area. The toilets in the room desperately need to be upgraded or repaired. When you turn on the Hot Water, its light brown in color. Cold water was fine.

The breakfast was really bad and hardly had any choices. The variety needs to be improved.

The upside is Alcohol is very cheap as you can buy them at the store in the resort. The rooms are good if you are looking for a place for a large group to crash.

Room Tip: Book the ground level rooms incase you would like to have a Barbeque or Grill, as they have a nice p...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

I always have heard that and been to infact to the huge liquor store of Barracuda. But a friend of mine recommended me to the resort division of theirs. Believe me it was more than I expected in a place like UAQ. The standards and the service which the resort had was worth the money and I was lucky to get one room in the last minute, the food especially the breakfast spread was awesome for a resort of this stature. But the only negative factor which the resort had was that the tide in the lagoon was not constant throughout the day. However, I have booked for the coming month as well with my family.

Room Tip: Ask for special packages and select the ones next to the swimming pool
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Khor Al Baida, Umm Al Quwain 1311, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Umm Al Quwain > Umm Al Quwain
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Umm Al Quwain
Price Range: £49 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barracuda Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome To Barracuda Beach Resort When the heart, body and mind longs for some real fun-filled moments in a cozy confine, close to nature's bounds, 'Barracuda' is the best bet to treat yourself and your family to a whole new experience at leisure. 'Barracuda', is where one can have a rendezvous with nature by the Arabian Sea. Go ahead to party, or enjoy a game of pool or volleyball, not to mention a cool splash while seeing the sun disappear and also enjoy the kids have loads of fun at the toddler's pool. The 'Dreamland Aqua Park', the 'Al Hamra Mall' and the 'Emirates Motorplex' tracks are all at very close proximity too. So, get, set, started to a large serving of wholesome family fun at the 'Barracuda Beach Resort'. Barracuda Resort is situated on the edge of the lagoon that borders Umm Al Quwain, is about 30 Kms from Ras Al Khaimah, towards the North and about 28 Kms from Ajman, towards the South. ... more   less 
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