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In need of a break but too tight on time for a full-blown vacation? How about taking one in your backyard! All you need is a weekend to recoup, either alone or with your family. What better way than to head off for a ‘staycation.’
With the hand of the trusty Wego App, here are five of the most beautiful resorts in UAE that will have you rushing to make your reservation tonight.
Note: in accordance with the guidelines issued by the UAE authorities, some hotel services may not be available or may be limited during your visit. Please check with the individual hotels to learn more.
Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah
Welcome to the opulent Waldorf Astoria Hotel with breathtaking architecture reminiscent of Arabian palaces. Luxury begins the moment you step foot into Dubai’s International Airport and can opt to arrive at the exclusive hotel in style; 45 minutes away by helicopter or limousine.
Feast your eyes on the host of sophisticated amenities guaranteed to make your stay a memorable one. 346 deluxe rooms offer unparalleled views of the sea and garden, equipped with state of the art plasma TVs and rain shower facilities.
Guests who are looking forward to rejuvenating by the beach are in for a treat as the resort is located in the center of the Al Hamra Village, renowned for its pristine private beaches. Round off your lavish experience at the 18-hole championship golf course or the luxurious spa.
Finally, what would a resort without its food and beverage options? Guests are spoilt for choice with the 9 upscale fusion restaurants and bars. Perhaps the best way to top off your stay is to savour steak cooked to perfection at the famed Lexington Grill.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman
Sleek Scandinavian architecture greets you at this luxurious resort away from prying eyes. The ultra-modern resort blends expansive ocean views with lush greenery in its preserved mangrove forest and 18-hole golf course. Guests could also choose to kick back by the 85m-long glistening infinity pools lined with geometric wood boardwalks.
Stunning sea-facing villas are the epitome of luxury, each equipped with a private terrace and outdoor bathtub. These villas are complimented by exquisite spa treatments, where guests will be pampered using natural Ayurveda treatments and Turkish hammam rituals.
The resort has something for everyone, and thrill-seekers can indulge in a host of water-sport activities such as paragliding and jet-skiing.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Built on a man-made island, the iconic sail structure stuns as if billowing in the wind. Diving in headfirst into the resort means indulging in a level of opulence few and far between in the world.
Lavish rooms flanked by gold columns and over 30 different types of marble feature full-sized Hermes amenities and a whirlpool bath big enough for 4 people.
The resort has midnight blue infinity pools that go on for miles with each sunbed serviced by a personal butler. There is even a special “Sinbad’s KiDS Club”, where children can indulge in the mini water-park, climbing wall and playground designed for them.
End your stay with a visit to one of the ritzy restaurants “Junsui”, to enjoy a scrumptious Pan Asian feast under a blanket of Swarovski crystals or to Gold on 27, the mesmerising cocktail bar with unparalleled views of the Dubai skyline.
72 Hotel, Sharjah Waterfront
A breath of fresh air in the Sharjah Waterfront, 72 Hotel packs a punch with its purposefully minimalist style.
The modern boutique hotel is framed by the inviting corniche where guests can unwind. It is located in the prime district, a stone’s throw away from the Central Souk making accessibility one of its best features.
Lush rooms offer expansive views of the azure sea and are equipped with contemporary facilities such as outdoor bathtubs and flat-screen televisions designed to elevate comfort to the next level. For a little extra, guests can pay a visit to the spa to allow themselves to be pampered by Arabian hospitality.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
The decadent resort overlooks the cerulean sea boasts over 300 deluxe villas, featuring private pools and terraces. As if that weren’t enough, take a dip in one of the three infinity pools with some of the most breathtaking views of the resort’s secluded beach.
Deciding where to wine and dine? Fret not as the hotel flaunts 8 top-notch eateries, ranging from Italian fare at Mare Mare to Lebanese delicacies at TEAN, leaving a little something for everyone.
The resort is perfect for families and animal lovers, overlooking protected sand dunes home to the Hawksbill Turtle, allowing for memorable wildlife experiences during nesting season. Your wellness is a priority at the hotel which offers a myriad of activities from yoga to cycling and even a luxurious spa decked out with hydrotherapy rooms and temperature-controlled pools.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Atlantis, the Palm Jumeirah extends its warm welcome to guests looking to spend their weekend strolling along the private shores of its impeccably maintained Royal Beach. The lagoon-facing beach, however, would not be the sole star of the show as the famed Aquaventure Park, the Lost Chambers Aquarium and other marine activities are currently open.
Atlantis at the Palm also promises an otherworldly staycation experience in the form of its world-renowned underwater suite. Recenter yourself as you gaze upon manta rays and sharks gliding effortlessly by, along with 65,000 other marine residents of the Ambassador Lagoon.
If fine dining is your thing, the Atlantis certainly does not disappoint. From Gordon Ramsay’s laid-back Bread Street Kitchen serving the finest British classics to the sleek and elegant Nobu restaurant offering Dubai’s finest Japanese cuisine in a dramatic Japanese garden setting, the Atlantis has definitely got you covered.
Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah
A remarkable seaside establishment, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai stands as an immaculate white pearl, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf. Boasting 200 meters of private sandy beach, the hotel serves as a sanctuary within the city of Dubai, offering weary guests the promise of a rejuvenating staycation within its ivory walls.
From the Kids Club to deep-sea fishing, the activities offered by the hotel extend to children and adults alike. With the help of your personal concierge, tailor-made excursions will be arranged with the guests’ preferences and taste in mind. Experience the finest in Arabian hospitality at one of UAE’s premier seaside resorts.