7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

  • Publish date: Sunday، 09 May 2021 Last update: Saturday، 23 October 2021
7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Eid-Al-Fitr holiday is just around the corner, and COVID-19 restrictions haven't really eased around the world. If you're not planning to travel outside the UAE and looking for the ultimate beach escapes to adventure, and luxury getaways across the UAE, MakeMyTrip have created a list for staycations in the UAE.

Best Beach Experience

Switch from the city scene to a spot where the beach is at your doorstep as you enjoy the stunning vistas over the azure Arabian Gulf.

We suggest a night or two at serene Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, Caesars Palace Bluewaters or Fairmont The Palm.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Best City Hangout

Want to spend Eid in Dubai if you are visiting from the neighboring Emirates? try the five star treatment at Taj Dubai, Address Boulevard, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi or Downtown Plaza Hotel Apartments. In close proximity to retail and food destinations such as Dubai Mall and City Walk, you are bound to have a true city holiday.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image: Address Downtown

If you prefer a mix of retail therapy but be near attractions like Skydive or beach activities, then head to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai Marine Beach resort and spa near La Mer Beach or head to Concord Hotel Fujairah if you prefer a road trip to a fresh new city scene.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image: Dubai Marine Beach resort & spa

Best for Adventure

This Eid, enjoy under the stars in the desert or close to adventure parks. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort and Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara will give you a true Bedouin style experience.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island

If your kind of adventure includes roller coasters and thrilling water parks, head to Yas Island and spend the night recovering at Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island or Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image: Park Inn by Radisson Yas Island

Best all-inclusive Experience

The Rixos Bab Al Bahr offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as sunrise yoga at the beach, water aerobics, paddling board, indoor billiards and darts, and many more. Most all-inclusive resorts offer accommodation and meals with numerous entertainment and recreational activities for guests of all ages. Try JA Beach Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, Miraj Bab Al Bahar Fujairah or Rixos The Palm.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image: Rixos Bab El Bahr

Best for family

For Eid Staycation perfect for the whole family, these destinations offer recreational opportunities for fun with kids and adults’, together with entertainment and wellness options. Top picks include Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, Bahi Ajman Beach Resort, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Palace Downtown and Sahara Beach Resort.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image: Palace Downtown

Best Culinary Experience

For multiple dining options at hotels offering delectable cuisine and unlimited beverages head to Taj Dubai, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Atlantis The Palm or Caesars Palace Bluewaters.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

Image Source: Caesars Palace Bluewaters

Best for Luxury

Top picks include Palazzo Versace Dubai, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, Burj Al Arab, Armani Hotel Dubai or Jumeirah Al Naseem - Madinat Jumeirah. You also get a AED 500 worth access to Atlantis Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers Aquarium when you book at the Atlantis, The Palm.

7 Best Staycation Ideas in the UAE

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