Many of us have had to cancel our travel plans this summer leading to a much-needed break. Luckily for those of us in the UAE, the options of luxury travel are a little closer to home. We discover the sensible staycations to indulge in this summer, for private, safe and socially distant breaks.
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa
Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury in the heart of the desert. This secluded resort features iconic vistas and sweeping plains that will allow you to feel a million miles away from home. The resort’s 42 individual Bedouin-style suites allow you to experiences the best of a luxury stay combined with an authentic desert experience. Each room features its own temperature-controlled infinity pool, wooden sundeck and direct access to the rolling desert dunes.
Each room is individually designed and accommodations range from a one-bedroom Bedouin Suite to a three-bedroom presidential suite with room for all the family. Order breakfast to your room and indulge on the terrace while enjoying the beauty of nature. You won’t have to see another soul during your stay!
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island has reopened its doors and offers a home-away-from-home escape with its luxurious Superior 4 Bedroom Villas. These Arabian style villas feature a cosy garden and private pool, overlooking the pristine white sands of Saadiyat beach. Each villa has a dedicated Butler who will be on hand throughout your stay to meet any requests or needs.
The resort has implemented enhanced hygiene protocols and stringent safety measures to protect the health and well-being of guests and employees, in accordance with the local government and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
Bvlgari Resort Dubai
Bvlgari’s luxury resort in Dubai combines Italian excellence with UAE life with its 20 stand-alone villas. Each one looks out on to the white sandy beach and comes complete with its own temperature-controlled swimming pool, private sun deck ad personal butler service. Choose from one, two or three-bedroom properties, all of which come complete with state of the art technology and the finest in home furnishings. The largest of all the villas and the ultimate in privacy and luxury is the 540Sqm Bvlgari Villa.
This villa boasts its own private beach, private security access, oval pool, ocean views and a huge 500sqm garden. The Bvlgari Villa features three bedrooms and is perfect for large families. More Arabian inspired than the other villas, the main living area, complete with floor to ceiling windows, has touches of the traditional Arabic majlis, including its warmer colour palette and textures. The Bvlgari Villa is the only villa offering guests a private indoor Jacuzzi, a personal gym fitted with Technogym equipment and private hammam.
Nikki Beach Dubai Resort & Spa
Nikki Beach Dubai’s luxurious villas offer a Mediterranean experience in the heart of Dubai. All of the resort’s villas have access to private terraces and come complete with minimalist modern interiors. The Nikki Beach Pool Villa features its own private pool and access to the beach. The bedroom and living areas feature floor to ceiling windows, offering panoramic views across the ocean.
There is a private dining area on the terrace, as well as plenty of room for relaxing in the sun. The Nikki Beach Ultimate Villa has three bedrooms and a large dining area. The Ultimate Villa is strategically located between Nikki Beach resort & Spa Dubai and Nikki Beach Beach Club and comes complete with its own entrance. The villa comes complete with private chef and 24-hour in-house host to meet your every need.
Ritz Carlton Rak Al Wadi Desert
This picturesque resort offers extraordinary views across the Arabian desert in a luxury Bedouin-style setting. The peaceful villages come complete with private pools and decks, lounge area, luxurious bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows with desert views. While many of the resort’s activities will be limited due to the current situation, you can still experience star-gazing, bird- watching, nature walks and cycles and much more.
Choose from a tented pool villa with direct access to the desert, or an enclosed pool villa for maximum privacy. This resort is perfect for all the family, allow the kids to enjoy themselves in the private pool while you relax and take some well-deserved time out.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah Villas, Ajman
Just a short drive from Dubai The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah in Ajman offers modern luxury in stunning surroundings of natural mangroves. All rooms at the hotel offer privacy with a private garden in many, while others have a sun terrace. But the most private of all are the villas with private pool.
These modern spaces feature a large pool and private garden so you can relax and unwind with your own company. The villas range from a one-bedroom premium villa to a three-bedroom private villa with pool Each comes with green space and a modern living area, so there’s plenty of room to relax in this home away from home.
Zaya Nurai Island
Just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, you’ll find a peaceful haven. Zaya Nurai Island is the ultimate getaway for those looking for island life but not wanting to travel too far. All of the resort’s accommodation options are private ad secluded so you can choose one that best suits your needs.
The beach villas come complete with a private pool and direct access to the white sandy beach. An outdoor shower gives you a taste of authentic island life. The larger beach house is perfect for families and features a spacious living room, two bedrooms and two private infinity pools. The water villas offer views out across the ocean. With four bedrooms these stunning properties are ideal for large families. The villas have a huge infinity pool as well as rooftop dining and BBQ terrace. The perfect escape.