Book your blissful beach escape, your vibrant city break, or your deluxe desert stay this summer. Here’s our suggestions for a splendid staycation in the UAE
Five Palm Jumeirah
Looking for an ultimate summer staycation? FIVE Palm Jumeirah, nestled against a backdrop of the beach and Dubai Marina skyline, captures the glamour and lifestyle of Dubai. Boasting 470 luxury rooms and suites, an Instaworthy pool, 150m of private beach, a blissful spa and an unbeatable vibe, FIVE Palm Jumeirah has got you covered with a spectacular beachside getaway. You can now avail a fabulous all-inclusive staycation offer that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner every day at one of seven restaurants, along with unlimited beverages across the hotel. For award-winning restaurants and dining experiences, head to Maiden Shanghai and Cinque, or visit Beach By FIVE for Mediterranean tapas. Alternatively, tuck into international classics at The Pool Bar or take a trip to the Levant at BLVD On One. Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet dining experience or want to party the night away, the resort offers a bespoke experience from breakfast to dinner, allowing you to design your stay your way.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Sited on the East Crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort welcomes you to a magnificent stay, elevated by exceptional epicurean experiences, premium spa and gym facilities and impressive views all around. The seaside destination presents 293 sophisticated rooms and villas spanning Garden- and Lagoon-Encased Rooms, One- and Two-Bedroom Beach Pool Villas and the only Over Water Villas in the United Arab Emirates. When the hunger pangs strike, guests are encouraged to dine at any of the property’s seven restaurants, ranging from international flavours at Crescendo restaurant and al fresco dining delights at Beach House, to authentic eastern Asian delicacies at Mekong and fine surf and turf at Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar. To conclude, if an island-like getaway with turquoise waters so clear, you can see fish swimming underwater, a gorgeous 400m white sand beach upon which you can lounge, luxurious living spaces and impeccable dining options is what you wish for, this little slice of paradise is a must experience.
Rates from AED941 onwards (exclusive of taxes and fees and all rooms are subject to a Tourism Dirham of AED 20 per bedroom per night). Book online. Call +9714 567 8999 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Park Hyatt Dubai
Perched on the idyllic banks of Dubai Creek, Park Hyatt Dubai welcomes you to a sublime Summer Surprise Staycation where you can enjoy up to 30 per cent off your stay. Expect delightful dishes from award-winning F&B venues, laidback lounge sessions at a relaxing beach, cool dips in multiple luxurious pools, a tranquil spa for that much-needed rejuvenating treatment, top-notch fitness centres and striking golf course where you can play a round or more. Your wonderful escape will include daily breakfast at Brasserie du Park for two adults and two children aged 6 to 12, a cool 20 per cent off on dining at 15 restaurants and bars across the property, access to the Lagoon Beach, admission to The Cave Kids Club for 3 to 10 year olds, complimentary access to Mini Golf, preferred rates for tennis, golf and padel lessons at Dubai Creek Academies, complimentary access for golfers to the driving range and other golf practice facilities and finally, an early check in or a late check out.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm
Pack your backs and treat yourself to a spectacular staycation experience at the newly opened Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm in Dubai. Nestled between the Arabian Sea and the city skyline, the lavish beachfront resort boasts 325 elegant rooms and exceptional suites that exude luxury, a blissful private beach and the longest pool in Palm Jumeirah. On the culinary front, the array of exquisite experiences will leave you wanting more. From sublime Indian fine dining at Varq and cracking fare at the Roaring Rabbit, to glittering views and an Arabesque atmosphere at the rooftop bar & lounge Raia, international flavours at Palm Kitchen and scrumptious dishes at The Coast, a beachside bistro; there is something to satisfy all tastebuds. Don’t leave without visiting Jiva, the all-natural spa inspired by traditional Indian healing techniques, offering treatments such as Ayurveda, Indian therapies, yoga, meditation and more.
Five Jumeirah Village
Pack your bags and get ready to experience the penthouse lifestyle at FIVE Jumeirah Village. This award-winning city chic hotel, with exclusive beach access at Beach by FIVE, has revealed a staycation offer where you extend your stay for free by paying for three nights and staying for four, or paying for six nights and staying for eight. During the course of your stay, you can look forward to experiencing complimentary access to live DJ events, a lively social pool, a contemporary spa and a fully-equipped gym. On the culinary front, take your pick from delectable global cuisines available across a range of modern restaurants and cafés. Soul St offers gourmet street food in a street art inspired ambience and Goose Island Tap House features live sports, a gaming area, pub grub and the city’s largest selection of craft hops; or you can choose to indulge in Italian classics at Trattoria by Cinque.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
The ultra-modern Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island has launched a spectacular staycation package, where you can receive a cracking 20 per cent off your stay. After a swift check-in, head to your spacious room or suite dressed in understated luxury starring glorious city and Arabian Gulf views. The property boasts six epicurean experiences, perfect for every desire. Butcher & Still is a Chicago-style Steakhouse where you can tuck into prime cuts of American beef, elevated with Prohibition-era concoctions; and Italian food enthusiasts can indulge in sophisticated flavours at the award-winning Cafe Milano. Crust is a casual space that serves breakfast, lunch and a family-friendly brunch; Al Meylas is an elegant setting where you can enjoy small plates and warm brews; Zsa Zsa is the signature bar off the lobby, teeming with fine beverages and snacks; and you can reach for impressive bites and sips at the al fresco Eclipse Terrace Lounge. And because no getaway is complete without a blissful spa session, pamper yourself at The Pearl Spa and Wellness Abu Dhabi; or bask in the sun by the glistening pool on the property’s third-floor terrace.
Ras Al Khaimah
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
Nestled on an expansive private beach, boasting white sands, lush greenery and blue waters, this family-friendly beachfront property is apt for your next seaside escape. Take your pick from rooms and suites of different sizes and budgets; and when the hunger pangs strike, opt to dine at any of the distinctive restaurants on site. From Italian classics at the elegant Piaceri Da Gustare and al fresco flavours at SOL Beach Lounge & Bar to international delights at The Kitchen and succulent grills at Vida Churascaria & Arriba Bar, you’re in for a treat. Guests can frolic about on the property’s 1.5km of private beach, or relax and catch some rays at any one of the property’s seven pools. Teens who wish to partake in games can visit The Hide – Teens Club; and parents can leave the kids to have fun at the Treehouse – Kids Club. If you’re looking for a revitalising treatment, don’t leave without a visit to The Spa, offering a wide range of packages, including body scrubs, customised facials and therapeutic massages using Esse products; while fitness enthusiasts can pay a visit the gym, starring state of the art equipment.
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