Festive Getaways in the UAE

Lindsay Judge   |   10-12-2021

If you’re staying in the UAE over the coming festive period with got you covered with a vast range of destinations and experiences to discover.


Al Seef Heritage Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton



This magical destination offers an authentic UAE experience with all the luxuries your need. Located in Dubai’s Al Seef project the hotel combines the warmth of Arabian hospitality with a backdrop of local heritage and architecture. The hotel pages homage to old Dubai but for quality-conscious travellers who are looking for luxury, cleanliness and quality.



Al Seef Heritage Hotel is surrounded by a traditional-style souk with local merchants offering handmade gifts and authentic Arabic clothing furniture and accessories The hotel’s design is inspired by traditional Arabic buildings and the décor features classic furnishings that will make you feel truly at home.


JA Hatta Fort Hotel



This year’s official UAE National celebration is taking place in Hatta so what better destination to spend the long weekend. JA Hatta Fort is surrounded by the beautiful Hajar mountains of the area, nestled in a valley amongst the hills. The hotel features 55 contemporary deluxe mountain rooms and villas, five restaurants and bars to choose from, two outdoor pools and a spa.



There are dozens of activities to keep you busy in the area from pedalboat rides at Hatta Dam, a visit to Hatta Honey Bee Farm, horse riding and spa treatments, while adventurers can jump into activities like zip-lining, wall climbing, mountain biking and kayaking and more at the newly re-opened Wadi Hub.


Park Hyatt Dubai



While just a few minutes away from the centre of Dubai, Park Hyatt feels a million miles away. This green paradise is the perfect destination for a short escape from a busy lifestyle. Situated on Dubai Creek this resort features panoramic views of the city and one of the best poolside locations in the city.



Park Hyatt Dubai features a host of restaurants and lounges including the well-known NOÉPE and Traiteur which is one of Dubai’s most iconic dining destinations. The 223 rooms feature modern design and many rooms have a private terrace or balcony. If you are looking for a relaxing experience head to the spa or for those after a beach-club mood TWIGGY by La Cantine is the perfect spot for an Instagram photo.


The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah



The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, is a protected Nature Reserve spanning 500 hectares and is home to a range of diverse wildlife living naturally around the desert oasis. Located in the Al Wadi desert surrounding Ras Al Khaimah this picturesque Oasis offers pure tranquillity. The resort features 100 private villas with a private terrace and pool overlooking nothing but golden sands.



Whether you want to spend the weekend relaxing in your room or try some of the traditional desert-based activities, there’s always something to see or do. For the ultimate relaxation, The Rainforest, the resort’s spa combines European hydrothermal culture with Middle Eastern bathing rituals, creating a rejuvenating sanctuary in the Arabian Desert.


Raffles The Palm, Dubai



The newly opened Raffles The Palm hotel has everything you need for a truly luxurious escape. With an unrivalled beach, huge pool and a sunset to die for, this new hotel is set to become one of the most popular in the city. Inspired by a European Palace this opulent property is one-of-a-kind. The hotel offers some of the largest rooms in the city, decorated with opulent European décor fit for a princess.



Chandeliers, gold leaf furniture and hand-embroidered fabrics would make Queen Elizabeth feel at home! Outside is where you can truly embrace the beauty of this resort with its panoramic views of the city and one of the biggest private beaches in the UAE. There are several restaurants including the recently opened Piatti by the Beach, a super-cool beachside lounge.


St Regis The Palm, Dubai



The newly opened St Regis. The Palm, Dubai is a city hotel with a difference. Located in the centre of The Palm Jumeirah this brand new property has some of the most impressive views in the country. Featuring the brand’s sophisticated design with a touch of Dubai glamour the hotel features elegant interiors including a grand staircase and an impressive chandelier inspired by an Arabian palm tree. 264 guestrooms and 26 luxury suites offer unique views of The Palm Jumeirah with floor-to-ceiling windows.




For guests wanting full relaxation, a personalized 24-hour St. Regis Butler service is available, or venture to some of the hotel’s dining destinations which includes The St. Regis Bar. Outside there is an impressive infinity pool overlooking the Dubai skyline, so you can rest in the sun and sack up the beautiful surroundings of the city as you relax with your loved ones.