In Arabic, the word “Diwan” means the room of the house which is always open to guests. 

Dar Diwani is a new exclusive bed and breakfast accommodation in Ilha.  Everything there looks smooth, natural and luxurious. 

With only three bedrooms en-suite with king-sized canopi beds (ac, fan and free wifi), as well as large internal palm garden with swimming-pool and sunset roof-top, Dar Diwani fells more like a stylish home than a hotel.  It is in an magnificent 400-year old building, set on a quiet street corner, right to the beach.  There is also a separate studio that can be rented upon request.

The house (which has a fully equipped top chef kitchen with expert wine cooler) can also be rented in exclusivity.  

This is the kind of place you find in interior decorating magazines.  The feeling is however very easy-going and peaceful.