Whether you’re venturing near or far, here is our pick of the luxury Eid getaways to enjoy the 4-day weekend in style.
Four Seasons Jumeirah Resort, Dubai
To feel like your staycation is a vacation, Four Seasons hotel in Jumeirah provides an escape right in the centre of Dubai. With plenty of facilities including three swimming pools, beach, spacious gym, the Pearl Spa along with several restaurants and bars you will find it hard to stay in your room. But if you do, all rooms provide ample space, decadent bathrooms and beds so comfortable you will need to request several wake up calls to get you up.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
Alila Resort, Oman
If you want to escape the heat but not venture too far, Alila resort in Oman might be the perfect spot. For Eid Al Adha, the hotel has customised and immersive experiences that include spa treatments, culinary classes and exploring the surrounding area. All of the 86 rooms are spacious and designed with Omani traditions and surroundings in mind. The two restaurants serve international and Middle Eastern food and you can also enjoy the spa and the cliffside pool—or better, the pool in one of the private villas.
Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum
Located in it’s own private bay, Mandarin Oriental overlooks the Northern shores of Turkey’s Aegean coast. Popular with families, the hotel offers anything you could wish from an exclusive getaway. Everything is meticulously planned out with a friendly service and given the secluded location it benefits from 10 different eating and drinking spots on site and three level spa that includes a traditional Turkish bath.
Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Amilla Fushi, Maldives
Amilla Fushi, which literally means ‘My Island Home’, is a little spot of unspoilt island paradise. Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International airport, Amilla Fushi offers a younger, fashionable approach to barefoot living. It feels more like Riviera than the Maldives and that’s not a bad thing. Enjoy watersports and snorkeling around their house reef as well as culinary creations and delicious drink across 7 places. Despite the trendier vibe, this resort is very kids-friendly.
Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
Great location with glorious views of sea and the six-mile Saadiyat beach. This Abu Dhabi hotel offers seven dining outlets as well as an excellent buffet breakfast. It has a feel of a grand villa but despite the size, it is far from overwhelming. The rooms are as spectacular as the rest of the facilities, especially the giant rain shower and freestanding bath.
Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Raffles Hotel, Seychelles
If you’re looking to dive into the world of greenery and nature, than a 4-hour flight to the Seychelles should be on your list. Raffles hotel is located a short boat or seaplane ride away from Male on the island of Praslin. The property has the largest pool in the Seychelles along with spa, beach and three options for dining.
Baie Sainte Anne, Praslin
The Giraffe Manor, Nairobi
Ever wanted to wake before sunrise and have breakfast with a giraffe? It is one of the most unusual experiences but it is the one that The Giraffe Manor is famous for. Every morning the herd of giraffes poke their heads through the window as guest await holding metal bowls of their food. Built in 1932 the manor retains the old feel with fireplaces, mahogany desks and candle-lit dinners in a wood-panelled drawing room. There are no further facilities but you’ll be too busy interacting with long-neck friends to care.