The hotel was filled with Russian package tourists with different bus loads arriving around checkin. The restaurant caters to large crowds with buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. The themed dinners change every night and cost 90 dhs + 20% tax. The rooms were clean and had good views. The gym and spa on the top floor also provided great views of the area. There are many boats for the tourist crowd offering fishing, skiing, parasailing and other watersports. A new diveshop, Deep Blue Sea, was just built next to the hotel and we saw a group getting ready for a night dive. The boat and facility looks really nice. The beach was alright and definitely a lot cleaner than the public beach or area near the port. Dubai still has the best beaches in the UAE in my opinion, with the remote areas around Ruwais offering good beaches as well.
Since this resort is in Sharjah, they do not sell alcohol. I'm not sure how the Russians felt about this, but I wasn't too concerned. Sharjah has the most restrictive rules on alcohol in the UAE and is the only Emirate that does not sell or serve alcohol (there is only one exception of a British Club in the city of Sharjah that was around before the ban on alcohol). So it will be "Mocktails" and non-alcoholic beers at the 'bar' for visitors of Sharjah everywhere else.