1. COASTAL ELEGANCE
This beautiful clifftop retreat drinks in views of the Gulf of Oman, where nothing but leisure and pleasure are on the menu. A five-star luxury on another level, Shangri-La Al Husn is refined, elegant, laid-back and bucolic, with a 100-metre beach cove and infinity pool that both ooze prettiness and privacy. To max out on your Oman adventure, book a five-night stay before April 2022 and you’ll only pay for four. A Panoramic Sea View Room with its own private balcony, will bring the beauty of Muscat directly to you.
2. JEWEL OF ARABIA
A true gem in Arabia’s crown, JA Beach Hotel has everything you could possibly need in a one-resort, multi-generational staycation; beach and sea, sailing and horse-riding, a shooting range and golf course, tennis, watersports and, perhaps the best thing, peacocks that roam free! Take the whole family and book the Resort View Junior Suite with its two private balconies and modern, sleek interiors. Make the most of your stay with the JA Suite Getaway offer, which gives guests 40 per cent off your favourite suite, plus club lounge access, breakfast and late check-out if you stay three nights or more.
3. RETREAT, RECLINE, UNWIND
Known for its wilder natural side, Fujairah is the stomping ground for those seeking an adventure out of the city, with its Hajar Mountain backdrop, beautiful beaches and incredible snorkelling opportunities. Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa is the perfect urban bolt-hole, with its sleek, contemporary interiors, expansive pool and private beach, six restaurants, tennis courts and a Kids Club. It’s an easy-breezy resort that allows you to completely unwind and immerse yourself in escapism. Stay in a Deluxe Room Balcony Garden View or a Premium Suite Ocean Front Terrace for the best of chic comfort. Book your stay (or at any one Rotana’s hotels and resorts in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey) and receive 10 per cent off all public rates, with flexible cancellation, 10 per cent off dining, late check-out and access to VIP amenities. Enjoy...
4. CITY LIMITS
Escape the city without ever leaving it at TAJ Jumeirah Lakes Towers, with its 36-Hour Hideaway staycation package. Filled with rest and relaxation, guests can book a Superior Suite for double occupancy from Dhs600, with early check-in at 6am and late check-out at 6pm the following day. Here you can enjoy the highest rooftop pool in JLT on the hotel’s 46th floor, as well as incredible dining options and 20 per cent off at Paros, Shamiana and TJs, and, for the relaxation part, a steam room and sauna. When you’re ready to play, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle bus to Mall of the Emirates or to explore the beachy fun of JBR.
5. HALCYON DAYS
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s Ottoman-inspired elegance is a beacon of palatial opulence on the Palm, where its gilded service guarantees you a truly regal experience. The hotel lauds many accolades: one of the world’s most luxurious facials with the Margy’s Monte Carlo at Talise Ottoman Spa, which also happens to be the largest spa in the Middle East; the lobby has over 30,000sqm of natural marble stone; and a corridor that is 200 metres long and houses nine restaurants that will see you feast like royalty. Book the Ultimate Staycation offer with 40 per cent off bed and breakfast rate, with 15 per cent off drinks.
6. GOURMAND GETAWAYS
One of the newest hotels on the emirate’s map, Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island goes beyond a beach resort, letting its new dining experiences take the reins. The new From the Fire brunch, from 1-4pm every Saturday at Seafood Shack, serves an inventive menu of raw bar, small plates, mains and desserts with tropical DJ beats on its al fresco rooftop terrace.
Seafood fans will love also Mondays, where, from 4-11pm, it’s all about mussels, cooked in either a garlic and herb, Thai green curry or Provençal sauce. Stay put for the Sunset Session each day, with special drinks and selected house beverages from 4-7pm. Fuel your day with coffee at Bake House, breakfast at RBG Restaurant and then pool-side sips at The Shelf Pool Bar.
7. A TROPICAL SANCTUARY
A secret garden in the city, Sofitel Dubai The Palm channels French-Polynesian charm amidst palm trees, pools and perfectly-designed villas. Touches of French elegance are everywhere, with soaring architecture, grandeur and opulence in the two-floor Lodge Villa (from Dhs25,000 a night). The high ceiling living room features a lounge, bar and views over its private pool, Jacuzzi and sundeck, alongside three bedrooms, two entertainment rooms, private gym, and the attention of a 24/7 dedicated butler.
To make the most of the Palm Jumeirah vistas, a Beach Villa (from Dhs25,000 a night) opens out onto soft white sands and the shimmering Arabian Gulf. The private pool, Jacuzzi and rooftop terrace will help you soak in the views, with three light-filled bedrooms offering ample space for families seeking freedom and privacy in the city. For a more affordable stay, sign up as a member of ALL - Accor Live Limitless and book two or more nights in a room or suite to save 25 per cent on your booking.