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5 hotels for an Eid staycation this long weekend!

Eid is just around the corner and each one of us must be having plans for it; but then mostly, in some or the other way, the same plans that we make every year. What could be better than a ‘Staycation’ with your family or friends to make this Eid worth remembering.

Here’s a quick list of best staycation options in and around Dubai to enrich your joy, this festive season:


  1. Cove Rotana

A resort with a true Arabian atmosphere, located on Ras Al Khaimah Beach, the Cove Rotana is the perfect combination of luxury and tradition. A stay at this resort feels like living on the edge as it is literally on the brink of Arabian Gulf. The villas’ architecture and the interiors have a neat hint of Nubian, chiseled to perfection. At night, the resort is livened up beautifully with lights and almost feels like a fort city.And as the resort faces the Arabian Gulf, the ‘Infinity pool’ here, literally feels infinite. Apart from being an apt family destination, the resort is also a fun visit with friends or colleagues. This Ramadan, the resort has special ‘Iftar buffets’with Arabic Delicacies and Ramadan specials, starting at only $25 (USD) per person.

Address:  Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salim Road, Al Dhaith South – Ras al Khaimah – United Arab Emirates


  1. Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Arid places are not always dreary, and the Al Maha Desert Resort greatly validates the quote.Located 65KM further into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Ajman, the‘Al Maha’visit is one of the best ways to escape the city lights and indulge in the nature. The Spa is a must-try here which is very much relieving due to the serene setup and of course the expert treatment.The theme of this resort is dedicated to Bedouins lifestyle and has suites dedicated to it. Other types of suites are Royal Suite, Emirates Suite and Presidential Suite, to choose from. And the way this place also as a sense of adventure, it is a perfect place to be with your family to celebrate the most awaited Eid-ul-Fitar.

Address: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


  1. Kempinski Hotel

Right in the middle of one of the most happening cities in the world, Kempinski Hotel is the city escape for you whilst not even moving out of Dubai. Kempinski Hotel, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, is all about pure luxury. With all kinds of luxury services and facilities like in-room iPads, tastefully designed marbled bathrooms withrainforest showerhead, an unparalleled setting for each type of room and much more; this hotel is the perfect weekend getaway or great staycation spot.It features a modern theme and thesuites have a state-of-the-art modern technology to max out your comfort. The Hotel has three types of rooms: Deluxe, Superior and Grand Deluxe to suit your preferences. The restaurant Kempinski Hotel owns is Olea, which serves the most palatable of cuisines, and for signature drinks, their cocktails and lounge bar ‘Noir’ has an elaborate menu on spirits and liquors.

Address:  Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


  1. Anantara Al Yamm Villa

A little further from Dubai, this group of villas in Abu Dhabi could be considered a replica of heaven. A total of 30 villas facing the beach and the mangroves is the perfect Eid staycation option with family. The seemingly endless coastline with blue waters reaching the horizon fortifies the view. The interiors have been tastefully done with largeglass panes to give you a clear view of the paradise you are staying at. Take a stroll on the beach or relax in the private pool with a glass of wine; your call. The resort specializes in Arabic as well as International snacks and cuisines, and has a wide array of cocktails and beverages to spice up your Eid staycation in every way.

Address: Al Ruwais – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates


  1. JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel

JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel is another extremely lavish resort for the ultimate Eid staycation. And if you like beaches and nature, this is where you should be planning your visit to. The place is adorned with palm trees and is painted with greenery. What makes this place a different experience is the recreational facilities here like Water sports, Horse riding, Camel riding, mini-gold and more. The outdoor pool here is usually the most preferred way to relax. The resort also has Green Globe Certification which means it supports eco-friendly ways andhas a stance for sustainability.

Address: Sheik Zayed, Jebel Ali Free Zone – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


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