When it comes to a quick and painless weekend getaway, there’s really nothing quite like taking a staycation.

Whether to simply unwind and reenergize yourself or to celebrate a special occasion with families and friends, choosing where to spend your next staycation in Dubai, a city practically given to leisure, can be quite challenging.

Fortunately, we’ve done the work for you by compiling our top five most recommended staycation spots in Dubai.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

 

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The city of Dubai’s mind-boggling affluence manifests itself in a variety of luxury hotels and beautiful resorts scattered throughout the city. None of which can claim luxury more than the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah; the self-proclaimed world’s most luxurious hotel.

The suites feature individually decorated and furnished living rooms, with premium bed linen, Egyptian cotton and 17 pillows to choose from to ensure a blissful night sleep.

 

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Meanwhile, The Terrace is the place to be if you’re looking to bask in the afternoon desert-beach sun. This 10,000m2 luxury platform features an infinity pool stretching out into the Arabian Gulf as well as a restaurant, cabanas and private beach area. With every cabana serviced by a personal butler, guests are treated to nothing but the finest in Arabian hospitality.

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Atlantis, The Palm

 

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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.

 

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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.

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Address Hotel, Dubai Mall

 

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If you’re looking to spend your weekend relaxing and exploring the Dubai Mall, then the Address Hotel is the perfect staycation hotel for you, as it’s connected to the mega shopping center by a pathway bridge. You and the little ones are sure to have a blast exploring the 1,200 available stores or get a bite to eat in one of its 200 plus dining spots.

 

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At the end of the day, come back to your sumptuous suite or wind down at the hotel’s exclusive spa. The blissful massage is particularly popular among couples!

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Aloft City Centre Deira

 

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Feel like binge-watching your favorite movies on the weekend? Why not stay at a hotel specifically designed to accommodate movie-goers such as yourself? The Aloft City Centre hotel offers four cinema-themed suites where guests can relax and watch or stream their favorite movies.

 

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The hotel also features an outdoor VOX CInemas setting enabling you to mingle with fellow movie-goers as you indulge in your favorite Hollywood flick. Enough time indoor? Hit the pools and enjoy the stunning city view.

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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, a tailor-made excursions will be arranged with the guests’ preferences and taste in mind.

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