Summer in the City: 6 Staycations To Try If You’re in the UAE For The Upcoming Eid Holiday

Lindsay Judge   |   20-06-2023

With the Eid Al-Adha holiday on the horizon, an extended six-day weekend for many UAE residents, we round up some of the staycations to try if you plan to stay in the UAE for the upcoming holiday.


25Hours Hotel Dubai One Central



25Hours Hotel Dubai One Central offers the ultimate urban staycation this summer, inviting guests to enjoy a relaxing city break. This trendy hotel which overlooks Dubai’s Museum of the Future, is perfect for the style-conscious traveller, offering a quirky take on an urban property. The hotel features an array of rooms with unique colourful interiors following the history of the UAE, ranging from the Bedouin rooms to the Artist Village Suites. The Glamping rooms have curated design elements like portable sound systems and analogue telephones, adding a unique touch to the design. The largest Artist Village suites are a kaleidoscope of colours with patterned tiles, quirky artwork, seating areas, dual showers and roll-top tubs. For something extra special, the Hakawati Suite is the hotel’s Penthouse accommodation, with a private bar, with a terrace overlooking the Museum and a sheikh-sized bed.



The hotel has numerous award-winning outlets, from Latin American rooftop bar Monkey Bar and German Biergarten Ernst to Indian Tandoor Tina and Nomad Day Bar – operated by Nightjar Coffee. Hotel facilities include a panoramic pool, state-of-the-art gym and the Extra Hours Spa – playfully encouraging guests to make the most of that elusive 25th hour.


The hotel’s ‘Summer Surprises’ package includes various benefits, including 30 per cent off room rates, breakfast included, credit to spend in F&B outlets and other special discounts.



The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina



The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi is offering a summer staycation experience for all the family. The resort’s summer deal includes breakfast and dinner at Mina’s Kitchen for two adults and two children (up to 14 years). This resort has much to experience, from the adults-only Bussola Mare Beach Club to the kid’s Jungle Bay Waterpark. If the heat is too much, The Westin has a number of food and beverage outlets, from traditional Italian dishes at Bussola to five-star grills as BABA and, for the real foodies, beachside dining at Fish Taverna.



The hotel has also recently undergone a transformation, with the conservatory being the perfect meeting point for guests and friends. The art deco interiors make this one of the most visually aesthetic properties in the UAE.





Caesars Palace, Dubai 



Located on Bluewaters Island, Dubai Caesars Palace combines the best of a beach escape with an urban city break, offering a fresh take on the Dubai experience with celebrity chef-helmed restaurants, five temperature-controlled outdoor pools and two beach clubs, where adults can create lasting memories in a relaxed and refined setting. Encompassing a 500m private beach with unobstructed views across the Arabian Gulf the hotel offers luxury rooms, suites and apartments with sleek, contemporary interiors and private balconies. From relaxing at the well-appointed Qua Spa to enjoying live entertainment and indulging in a variety of alfresco dining experiences, Caesars Palace Dubai expertly caters to the unique desires of each individual guest.



For the upcoming Eid holiday, the resort is offering a special deal for residents and UAE Nationals, including savings on rooms and suites, complimentary breakfast, spa credit and more.



Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Dubai


Waldorf Astoria DIFC is an urban retreat, perfect for those looking for a tranquil escape from city life but who want to travel only a short distance from home. The perfect location for exploring Downtown Dubai, The Dubai Mall and some of the city’s best restaurants in DIFC. The hotel features a relaxing rooftop pool and spa to unwind and treat yourself to some well-deserved “me time”. The chic rooftop lounge St Trop is also perfect for relaxing and enjoying the awe-inspiring skyline views.



For a lively dining experience, head to Bull and Bear, the signature steakhouse inspired by the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York original. Decorated in a sleek and tasteful style, this is the perfect spot to savour the incredible menu that offers an imaginative twist on the legendary meat eatery. And remember to try the iconic Waldorf Astoria Afternoon Tea in the Hotel’s Peacock Alley lounge and bar.



W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island



If you’re considering heading to the capital this summer, W Abu Dhabi is the city’s most stylish hotel. Perfect for a girly weekend or a couple’s retreat, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy! Nestled amidst the UAE’s entertainment hub’s vibrant energy, this hotel is in the perfect location for exploring some of the city’s most exciting landmarks. Step into a realm of indulgence as you relax in stylishly designed rooms boasting breathtaking views of the marina. Take a dip in the infinity pool, where the rooftop deck invites you to unwind and sip refreshing mocktails.



Indulge your palate at the hotel’s exquisite restaurants, tantalizing your taste buds with a fusion of global flavours. With its prime location, world-class amenities, and unparalleled service is a great way to spend your summer.


Rosewood Abu Dhabi 



Embark on an extraordinary 360-degree staycation as Rosewood Abu Dhabi joins forces with the esteemed Saadiyat Beach Club. This exclusive partnership seamlessly merges the coastal allure with urban opulence, enveloping you in a sensory symphony of leisure and luxury. From now until 30th September, bask in the elegance of Rosewood Abu Dhabi while immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Saadiyat Island’s pristine beaches. Begin your day with an exquisite breakfast at Aqua, before heading to the allure of Saadiyat Beach Club. The Club features temperature-controlled pools, steam rooms, saunas, and a refreshing indoor plunge pool. Unwind further in the indoor jacuzzi or find solace on the shaded terrace, basking in the sun’s gentle caress. Retreat to Rosewood Abu Dhabi as the day unfolds, or visit the Galleria Mall for a shopping experience. Finish your day with a choice of seven outstanding restaurants and bars, or visit Sense Spa, an oasis of rejuvenation.



The Summer Beach Escape package includes complimentary entry to the luxurious Saadiyat Beach Club for each guest for every day of their stay at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. Guests will also receive a reduced room rate, including breakfast, plus they can enjoy 20% off the exquisite culinary offerings within the hotel, 20% off at the beach club food & beverage, and 20% off Sense, a Rosewood Spa®.