9 unique staycations in the UAE to book ASAP
by Sarah Joseph
2 hours ago
When you plan a staycation, it’s all about an escape from the mundane routine for something fascinating with experiences that offer a respite from the ordinary.
In the UAE, there are a plethora of escapades that include everything from caravans to glamping grounds for a truly memorable experience.
Longbeach Campground, RAK
This is the perfect getaway to get close to nature with various recreational facilities such as beach yoga, sea view aerobics, kite flying and exhilarating water sports. If you’re looking for a fun-filled camp, kids will be far from bored with all the host of onboard activities for them to try out during the stay. There’s also a pleasant site of farm animals for kids to interact with at the petting zoo. Starting at Dhs249 for the authentic deluxe tent with a comfortable setting, this will make the perfect home for your next camping trip in Ras Al Khaimah.
For more information visit bmhotelsresorts.com
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, Sharjah
Offering a unique getaway to a world of conservation, this natural retreat is the perfect haven to slow down and relaxes it’s set on the east coast of Sharjah with a pristine beach with a private boat to take you to an island with amazing views of the Indian Ocean. It will allow you to reconnect with yourself as you embrace the true Arabian heritage with a world-class luxurious experience starting at Dhs1690 for a one-bedroom tent with a sea view.
For more information visit myskhotels.com
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Al Seef Heritage Hotel
You can witness the charm of Dubai’s ancient culture at this hotel which emulates a rustic charm as you witness the breezy winds from the Dubai creek. With a haven of detailed architecture added to each corner, this retreat is the perfect getaway while still being located in the city. There’s also an array of restaurants available closely, you’re sure to swoon over the Middle Eastern dishes served at the hotel. Prices for a room start at Dhs299 without service tax.
For more information or to make a reservation visit hilton.com
Côte d’Azur Monaco Hotel
Inspired by a journey along the French Riviera, this adult-only beach resort is located in the Heart of Europe, World Islands with its picturesque interiors. With the best of French cuisine and entertainment, this is the property to be at. Enjoy your breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at La Brasserie, have a dip at The Grand Azure Pool, and stroll around the unique one-of-a-kind Rainbow beach and the climate controlled Raining Street. Adding to the hotel’s charm is its 1-kilometre-long climate-controlled street where it rains and snows on demand with its climate-control feature signals. The Luxury Rooms start at Dhs999 and all bookings can be made online.
For more information visit thoe-hotels.com
If you’re in need of some refined escapism, Hatta has the perfect solution for you with its newly opened adventurous hotspot known as Hatta Terrace. As travelling to different cities might come with its own set of imposed challenges, heading to Hatta is no tough feat, as this relaxing destination encompasses everything from glamping, lodging in trailers to now also unwinding at this luxe urban venue with your loved ones in order to get a little break from the hustle and bustle of Dubai with it just being a two-hour drive away. With its own dedicated camping site, this majestic staycation amidst the mountain top it’s the ideal blissful getaway to enjoy with your friends and family, as this spacious venue comes fully equipped with all the required materials for an enjoyable trip. From a fully equipped kitchen to a dedicated BBQ area with a fully installed TV entertainment system, luxury lodging has now taken on a new meaning with this contemporary layout. Prices start at Dhs4,000 per night from Saturday to Wednesday and Dhs5,000 per night from Thursday to Friday at Hatta Terrace, which is located in the upcoming developing location which borders Oman.
For more information visit hattaterrace.com
Hatta Sedr Trailers
While now being home to the region’s first trailer hotel, guests can camp alongside the banks of Hatta Dam with these innovative trailers to have a truly memorable experience. With luxurious facilities on board, it’s all set to feel like a thrilling adventure with all the necessary amenities provided as you’ll be nestled in the heart of the mountains starting at Dhs986 with prices varying.
For more information regarding booking and details head to visithatta.com
Bedouin Oasis, RAK
You can live like a bedouin for a day with luxury in the middle of nowhere with thrilling desert experiences, traditional hospitality at its best all set in the dunes of Ras Al Khaimah with a traditional style setting offering a host of exciting activities as you witness a touch of the Arabian culture with beautiful landscapes on the trip starting at Dhs750 for three adults.
For more information visit bedouinoasis.org
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel-Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi
You can lose yourself to nature’s beauty as you embark on this wonderful journey in a wildlife sanctuary as you explore this distinct escape from the world inspired by the sights of Africa. Seclude yourself in the utmost privacy in the resort with one-of-a-kind facilities and you also dine in a secluded villa beneath the stars on your terrace starting at Dhs1,840 depending on availability.
For more information visit anantara.com
JA The Resort, Dubai
Offering activities for those of all ages, this leading luxury family resort is an all-inclusive hotel with lush gardens, an equestrian centre, a golf course, a shooting club and a range of other rejuvenating activities to help you unwind, while being located at this picturesque area in Jebel Ali.
For more information or to make a reservation visit jaresortshotels.com
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