With the last iftar lingering and Eid just around the corner, Abu Dhabi residents are trying to find some of the best Eid staycations around the UAE.
This year Eid falls on May 2nd and ends on May 6th. This gives everyone a week to explore or relax somewhere nearby. There are plenty of staycations to choose from and one to suit all budgets.
Below are 12 Eid staycations around the UAE to help plan a perfect break.
1. Escape to Al Ain Rotana
This Eid, why not escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the Garden City – Al Ain. With its verdant parks and gardens, peaceful pace of life, and countless decorated roundabouts, Al Ain is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.
And what could be more convenient than booking the Leisure package at Al Ain Rotana? As well as enjoying a complimentary buffet breakfast at Zest restaurant. Free tickets to Al Ain Zoo – which is guaranteed to be a hit with the kids are also included in the package.
Want to venture out of the hotel? Al Ain Rotana is perfectly placed for visiting the city’s other attractions.
The hotel has two swimming pools, and guests can enjoy food at the Lebanese and French restaurants along with belly dancing and live music.
Location: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi – 1.5hrs drive from Abu Dhabi City.
2. W Abu Dhabi
The W Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to stay for an action-packed Eid. With its unique location above an F1 racetrack, the hotel offers unparalleled views.
The spacious rooms are equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, and the suites offer even more luxurious options.
The floor-to-ceiling windows provide uninterrupted views of the action. The rooftop pool and luxury spa combine to offer the perfect place to relax.
The wide choice of restaurants and bars ensures there is something to suit every taste.
Garage has a fun and funky food hall vibe, perfect for grabbing a quick bite or enjoying a leisurely meal. Amici offers delicious Italian cuisine, while Angar serves up mouth-watering Indian dishes.
And if guests are looking for something a little different, head to the W Lounge for curated drinks and bites. No matter what you’re in the mood for, the W Hotel has you covered.
Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
3. The Westin
Are you looking for a fun and relaxing staycation in Abu Dhabi? Look no further than the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa!
With their fantastic Stay and Play package, couples can enjoy a round of golf, an overnight stay in the hotel, and a buffet breakfast.
The Westin is a 5-star hotel just 15 minutes’ drive from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. It offers modern rooms with a private balcony overlooking the golf course.
The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools with a sun terrace and a shaded children’s pool for the families. In addition, the hotel provides different types of massages in the spa, has a sauna and a hot tub.
Location: Abu Dhabi
4. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Abu Dhabi is home to some of the world’s most luxury hotels however none are more appealing than Anantara’s Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. This magnificent resort is offering incredible deals to make your Eid stay one to remember. Here’s where you can find them.
Check out Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.
Villas with one, two, or three bedrooms are available to guests. Breakfast is suited to the number of persons staying in the villa; children under the age of six eat for free.
A Turkish steam bath, outdoor tennis courts, and complimentary Wi-Fi are all included. It’s only a short drive from Mahdar Bin Usayyan.
A concierge, babysitting/child services, and a 24-hour reception are available at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort.
International food is served at the hotel’s restaurant, and guests can relax with a drink in the bar.
Location: Abu Dhabi
5. A City Break at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Looking for a luxurious escape to the city? Look no further than the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. This Eid, take advantage of the Fairmont Saturday Brunch.
Take plenty of time to relax by the outdoor pool with views of the Abu Dhabi Creek and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is an incredible opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful mosques in the world up close.
This stylish hotel offers beautifully designed rooms with plenty of space for international cuisine at one of the hotel’s many dining venues. There’s also a shisha terrace by the beach.
Location: Abu Dhabi
6. Staycation at The St. Regis
This Eid, treat your family to a luxurious staycation at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi.
With views of the Arabian Gulf, spacious rooms and outstanding St. Regis service, including your own private butler, guests are sure to be pampered and relaxed in no time.
Some packages include breakfast and buffet dinner at The Terrace on The Corniche.
Located next to the Nation Galleria Mall, it has direct access to the private Nation Riviera Beach Club, fitness centre, swimming pool, and 200-metre-long private beach.
St. Regis Abu Dhabi has everything needed for an unforgettable Eid celebration with loved ones.
Location: Abu Dhabi
7. A Getaway to the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah
This Eid, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach offers the Ultimate Beach Experience package.
Located on a private strip of white sand, backed by the Arabian Gulf, this island-inspired, all-villa resort is an excellent pick for a tropical getaway.
The full-board package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — the fresh seafood served at dinner is one of the highlights.
Guests can take advantage of 60 minutes of complimentary kayaking and archery, as well as a 15-minute foot massage at the beachfront spa to help them unwind.
With its stunning location and ample activities on offer, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is the perfect place for couples and families this Eid.
Location: Ras Al Khaimah
8. Relax at the Park Hyatt
The Park Hyatt Dubai is located on the banks of the Creek. The resort offers stunning views of the city skyline and easy access to some of Dubai’s best shopping and dining.
The resort is home to 15 restaurants and bars, and it is easy to indulge in delicious cuisine without blowing your budget. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two or a fun family meal, Park Hyatt Dubai has something to suit everyone.
It is the perfect place to see the city and eat at some of the best restaurants in town.
Location: Dubai Creek
9. Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Another great option in Dubai is Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The sleek skyscraper hotel is ready to welcome staycationers from 6 am, with a super-early check-in time.
Settle into one of the hotel’s superior suites where guests can have views over Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Marina and onto the Arabian Gulf. JLT’s highest rooftop pool can be found here and is the perfect place to cool off.
When it comes to dining, take your pick from Paros, Shamian, or the laid-back TJ’s sports bar.
10. Book a Thai Holiday at Anantara The Palm
For a luxurious, Thailand-inspired escape without the lengthy flight? Anantara The Palm, Dubai is the place to visit this Eid.
This beautiful resort offers all the best of Thai culture and hospitality, right in the heart of the UAE. The hotel offers the choice of a cozy room or a spacious villa. In fact, Anantara The Palm has something to suit all needs.
And with its stunning tropical setting, world-class amenities, and impeccable service, guests can quickly feel like they are a million miles away from home.
11. Staycation at Telal Resort Al Ain
Telal Resort is a one of a kind desert resort based just a short distance from Al Ain amongst the Dunes. It is one of our favourite desert resorts in the UAE. Telal Resort has an incredible swimming pool overlooking the dunes and an internal cold plunge pool surrounded by beautiful arabic architecture.
There are a variety of activities to keep guests active. From desert safari to spa and gym, there is plenty to choose from. If that isn’t enough, there is also Green Mubazzarah hot springs just 35 minutes away by car!
The villas at Telal offer modern state-of-the-art technology with air conditioning & lights controlled via Apple iPad.
Telal Resort is a haven for staycationers with dietary restrictions. The resort has an Emirati restaurant and caters to special diets upon request, as well as a fitness centre and minimarket on-site to buy food or supplies if needed!
12. A Luxury Stay at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Saadiyat Rotana Resort on Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking Saadiyat Island is one of the most luxurious hotels in the whole Emirate.
With striking modern Arabic architecture and uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views just waiting to be seen from many viewpoints of the property, it is simply majestic.
The leisure facilities are outstanding, in particular the modern gym at Bodylines Fitness.
Find solace with relaxing treatments from Zen spa club’s Turkish hammam before taking advantage of their outdoor pool & beach club amenities.
13. A budget Eid at Studio One Hotel
If guests are looking for an Eid getaway that won’t break the bank, Studio One hotel is a great choice. There are a wealth of activities and attractions to suit all tastes nearby. Studio One hotel is the perfect place to base yourself.
The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and access to the on-site Screening Room cinema.
The family rooms are great for anyone travelling with young children, comfortably sleeping two adults and two children.
There is a lot to do onsite, including a fitness centre and swimming pool. Dining options include The Irish Village, The Maine, and Mr Miyagi’s
Whether you want to enjoy the sun and sand on the beach or explore some of the natural wonders the UAE has to offer, there is something for everyone this EID.
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