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COVID Safe Staycations in UAE – 2020 Roundup

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There's no better time to indulge in a staycation than now. We've been looking at the same four walls of our homes for the past few months and a change of scene can do us all some good. Traveling outside of the country may not be a good idea (as yet), but how abour exploring your own backyard? Here are out top picks for the best COVID safe staycation properties in UAE. Pick your favourite, pack a duffel and enjoy a weekend staycation!

1Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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Dubai

Location
Beach View PoolSpa

The ‘Ultimate Staycation’ deal introduced by Jumeirah Beach Hotel is designed for those looking to take a break from the monotony, in the lap of luxury. For as low as Dhs 540 per night, the offer includes early check-in at noon and late check-out at 4pm, a daily complimentary breakfast, 15% discount on beverages and if you book for 3 nights, you have the third night free! Staycationers also have the choice to avail up to 40% discount on regular pricing or opt for a 30% discount on a stay including lunch or dinner at signature restaurants within Jumeirah Hotels, including Rockfish, KAYTO and the new French Riviera Pop-up.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours

2Anantara The Palm

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Dubai

Location

The UAE Residents Staycation Special launched by Antara gives staycationers access to the resort’s private 400 metre beach and on-site restaurants including Mekong, The Lotus Lounge and Revo Café. Retreat to a sanctuary of meandering lagoons and take a break from the glitter and glitz of Dubai for the ultimate island life. The package starts at AED 2,075 and includes a (compulsory) 3 night stay for two in a Premier Lagoon View Room, daily breakfast for two, one dinner for two at Mekong, one dinner for two at The Beach House and one half-day city tour for two. It doesn't get better than this!

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours

3Anantara Eastern Mangroves

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Abu Dhabi

Location

Image Courtesy: Anatara Eastern Mangroves

Turkish hammam Customised Vegan foodPool

The Anantara Eastern Mangroves is an epitomy of luxury and during your staycation here, one can indulge in an array of culinary experiences, stress-free spas and wellness centers and bask in luxury- end to end. The staycation package here includes luxury accommodation in a room or suite, complimentary daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited house beverages for two adults and up to two children below 12 years of age can stay free of charge. Per night price starts at AED 695 and a two night stay is compulsory.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
     

4W Yas Island

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Abu Dhabi

Location

Image Courtesy: W Yas Island

Private pool Late check-outPrivate Mixologist

This one's a little expensive (very expensive, in fact) but for extavagance this style, it's worth every dime. The E-Wow duplex suite comes with your very own in-suite private pool, a bottle of bubbles on arrival, a private mixologist, and in-suite Chef’s table. With beats by W Music Curator Darko, a 5pm check-out and a luxurious breakfast in the room, this staycation is what dreams are made of. Maybe not everyone's wallet though, with a per night pricing of Dhs8,650 for dual occupancy. The good part is, W Yas Island also has economical staycation packages starting at Dhs840 for two including breakfast and theme park tickets ( Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi). If you're staying with kids, the family package starts at Dhs570 and 50% off the second room for your kids.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
     

5Hilton Resort & Spa

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Ras Al Khaimah

Location
Turkish Hammam White Sand BeachWatersports

A few steps away from a pristine stretch of beach stands the Hilton property in Ras Al Khaimah. With stylish rooms and villas with stunning views to private saunas and Turkish Hammams, you'll come back relaxed and rejuvenated from this staycation. Rates start at Dhs 400 per night for dual occupancy. For adventure lovers, there's plenty to do around.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
     

6Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi

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Ras Al Khaimah

Location

Image Courtesy: Ritz Carlton Al Wadi

Adventure activities Close to NatureOwl and Falcon show
   

Tucked inside a 1,235-acre protected wildlife reserve, the Ritz Ras Al Khaimah gives you a chance to get closer to nature. While you're here, indulge in outdoor activities and animal-spotting, desert treks on camels, private archery lessons, mountain biking, encounters with Arabian onyx and end your evening stargazing under a starlit night. Their farm-to-table means are delicious and the experience goes beyond just the food. The villas are inspired by traditional Bedouin tents and each villa has its own pool, deck overlooking the desert, a spacious lounge area and a bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Home Away From Home staycation package starts at AED 900 per night which is inclusive of meals, select adventure activities and resort credits that can be availed at any activity of your choice.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
     

7 Chedi Al Bait

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Sharjah

Location

Image Courtesy: Chedi Al Bait

Traditional Ladies only group bookingsEmirati delicacies
   

If you're looking for luxury with a touch of traditional Middle Eastern hospitality, look no further. With 53 rooms and suites, Chedi Al Bait flaunts historic manor houses with Arabic influences, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and spa, a hammam, steam and sauna for both men and women. Don't forget to indulge in some homemade ice cream - made with either camel or cows milk. Located near the art galleries and prime hustle of Sharjah, its location is another feather in its cap. GCC residents’ can enjoy up to 25% off the best available rates.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
  • Sharjah Aquarium
  • Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
  • Heart of Sharjah
  • Sharjah Art Museum
  • Al Hisn Fort Museum
  • Sharjah Heritage Museum
  • Sharjah Theater for the Performing Arts
  • Al Noor Island
  • Blue Souq
     

8 JA The Resort

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Dubai

Location

Image Courtesy: JA Hotels & Resorts

Affordable 100% Credit Back
   

With the option of 3 properties - JA Beach Hotel, JA Palm Tree Court, JA Lake View Hotel, you can staycation in one of Dubai’s largest experience resorts - so close to the city, yet so far from the routine! Packages start at AED 352* with 100% credit back on dining and experiences, making this the most afforable option until now. Whether you choose the beach property, Mediterranean style summer houses or Design-driven sustainable property, a staycation here is one to remember. Note, the staycation offer is valid only for UAE residents.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
     

9Lapita, Autograph Collection

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Dubai

Location

Image Courtesy: Lapita Dubai Parks & Resorts

Inside Theme Park Family-Friendly
   

Transport yourself to the lush lands of Polynesia and enjoy a fun filled staycation with your family at Lapita Dubai Parks & Resorts. For as low as AED 400 per night, you can enjoy a luxurious stay and complimentary tickets to all four theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Your kids are going to love this! This resort also promises an exciting culinary journey, lagoon styled pools and a world class spa - everything you need for the perfect pocket-friendly staycation in Dubai.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
     

10Rosewood

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Abu Dhabi

Location

Image Courtesy: Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Resident Specials Offer Waterfront Property
   

A swanky resort with state of the art facilities, Rosewood Abu Dhabi has a host of lucrative staycation offers you can't resist. The Resident Pack which gives you 10% on room rates, a free breakfast, Dhs100 credit for F&B as well as early check-in and late check-out is a steal deal. Inspired by the glistening Arabian Gulf, Rosewood is a five-star hotel that delivers peerless extravagance. Enjoy spotless views of the turquoise waterfront, a full spectrum of dining destinations and world-class amenities during your stay here.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
  • The Galleria Al Maryah Island
  • Dhow Harbour
  • Heritage Park
  • Louvre Museum
     

11Five Jumeirah Village

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Dubai

Location

Image Courtesy: Five Palm Jumeirah

Affordable 5 Star Waterfront Property
   

The chic penthouse Five Jumeirah Village is running a "Pay 3 Stay 4" offer that gives you luxury rooms overlooking the Dubai skyline, your own private jacuzzi terrace, a social pool with live DJ and stunning spa facilities, starting at just AED 140 per night (4 night stay compulsory however)! The property has 269 pools and Jacuzzi, lush green terraces, stylish decadent rooms and a culinary and scene like no other.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
  • Bassata Village
  • National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Saqr Park
     

11Waldorf Astoria

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Ras Al Khaimah

Location

Image Courtesy: Waldorf Astoria

UAE Residents Offer Sea Facing Suites
   

The Suite Staycation at Waldorf Astoria gives UAE residents the opportunity to book a King Junior Suite with a balcony and sea view for the price of a King Classic Room, until 30 September 2020. Only 20 Junior Suites per day will be available for reservation. These suites are exquisite in design and generous in size, boasting a lavish lounge with views across the Arabian sea and a luxurious bedroom with an oversized dressing room and onsuite black marble bathroom. The suites start at AED1195 per night and also offer added benefits that include premium amenitites.

Best Time to Visit
November to February
Travel Time
2 Hours
  • The Lost Chambers
  • Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Ski Dubai
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark
  • Madinat Jumeirah
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