Top UAE Summer Staycations

Lindsay Judge   |   07-07-2022

We round up some of our favourite UAE staycations to try over the coming months.


W Dubai – Mina Seyahi



The recently opened W Dubai – Mina Seyahi invites guests to experience its party lifestyle atmosphere, panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, and five-star accommodation. The 31-story hotel is located in Dubai Marina, with easy access for a quick summer escape. Expect to find the glamour and colourful experience of W Hotels, combined with Dubai’s history which is woven through the décor and design of the property. The Group has worked with local artists to pay homage to the Middle Eastern culture through the colourful interiors and design of the property. The hotel features 318 rooms including 27 suites, all sea-facing with a private balcony. Guests can relax and watch the sunset over the sea as well as experiencing unparalleled views of some of the city’s iconic landmarks including Palm Jumeirah and Ain Dubai. One of the highlights is Ginger Moon, the boho-chic restaurant and pool lounge which invites guests from day to night to enjoy the views and enjoy the surroundings. The newly opened hotel will also soon be home to several world-famous gastronomy experiences as well as unique experiences for the discerning traveller.


St Regis Dubai, The Palm


The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm – Grand Deluxe King Room and Bathroom


One of The Palm Jumeirah’s newest hotels is the perfect location for a city escape this summer. Located in the area’s largest tower St Regis Dubai, The Palm offers panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah and the surrounding area. Guests can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments at Iridium Spa and handcrafted menus, creative mixology, and bespoke experiences at the hotel’s dining outlets: Cordelia, Dip Pool Bar, Her by Caroline Astor and The St. Regis Bar. The hotel’s luxurious rooms are some of the biggest in the city, with each boasting a dedicated seating area, floor-to-ceiling windows, and abundant closet and luggage space. St Regis Dubai, The Palm has a series of summer packages and offers for guests to discover including discounted room rates and special spa experiences.


Manzil Downtown, Dubai



For a true taste of Arabia Manzil Downtown is a hidden gem located in Dubai’s bustling  Downtown district. A stone’s throw from The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountains and hundreds of luxury dining destinations this boutique property is perfect for those looking to have a true tourist experience of the city they call home. Manzil is a modern contemporary boutique destination with Arabesque flair, combining traditional décor with five-star service. When you’ve finished exploring the local area, relax at the hotel’s rooftop pool or dine on Middle Eastern favourites in the traditional courtyard restaurant. Throughout the summer, Manzil Downtown is offering 30 per cent off room rates as well as various other offers for guests.


25 Hours Hotel, One Central Dubai


As one of Dubai’s newest destinations, you’ll want to take the time to discover the 25 Hours Hotel. This quirky boutique-style hotel is situated at a key location in the city and offers stunning views of Dubai’s newest tourist attraction The Museum of the Future. There’s plenty to see and do, from bike rides around the area to five restaurants and bars offering flavours from Northern Indian cuisine to German homecooked dishes. With 434 rooms and suites, 25 hours hotel is a modest property that’s full of life. The exceptional interiors offer a colourful take on the local culture and a chance to discover more about the region. Guests will also have the opportunity to take advantage of an exclusive partnership with MINI, offering a new way to see the city, as well as trying out The Extra Hour Spa and rooftop pool with stunning views of the city.


The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal



This hotel offers the best of both worlds with sunrises over the Al Maqta Creek to sunsets that illuminate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, experience the best of city life and beach vacation within this one luxury property. Located within 10 Venetian-inspired buildings that form a crescent around one of the city’s largest outdoor pools, the resort features eight restaurants, five-star accommodation, and extensive lifestyle and wellness facilities. At this hotel, you really can have it all! Spend your mornings discovering the city’s landmarks such as the Louvre Museum and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, while the afternoons can be enjoyed lounging by the temperature-controlled pool. You’ll feel a million miles away from the stress of daily life.


Jumeirah Al Naseem



Jumeirah Al Naseem has fast become one of the UAE’s most popular staycation venues. With one of the best beaches in the city and stunning views of the Dubai skyline and the Burj Al Arab on your doorstep, what better location for those looking to escape city life? This luxury resort offers the best of the best from fine dining by world-class chefs, to unrivalled interiors; a beach experience you’ll never forget. Choose from a variety of rooms some of which feature private gardens, poolside living or views across the ocean. There’s something for all the family with children welcome across the resort and even a kids club and nearby Wild Wadi waterpark that will offer some well-deserved peace and quiet for mum and dad! In the evenings, you’ll have everything you need on your doorstep from a plethora of restaurants and lounges at Souk Madinat to the nearby Mall of the Emirates to get your shopping fix! So sit back, relax and enjoy! Jumeirah Al Naseem is offering special summer rates for guests including up to 20 per cent of stays.



One&Only, Royal Mirage, Dubai



One&Only Royal Mirage is still one of the city’s most loved hotels and one of our favourites! With 65 acres of lush gardens, inspiring city views and a kilometre of private beach it offers a peaceful, private experience and the opportunity to have some much-needed “me time”. Luxurious rooms and suites provide the perfect combination of Arabian décor and contemporary design. Step out onto the colourful Oasis and soak up the relaxing atmosphere – you’ll immediately feel revived and rejuvenated. And if that isn’t enough, make sure you make time to visit the resort’s spa which includes an Oriental Hamman and private spa rooms. The resort’s staff are also on hand to provide unique experiences for guests, from desert adventures to romantic dinners on the beach, every aspect of the stay will be tailormade to perfection.



Rixos Premium Dubai JBR



Fancy floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views across the Arabian Gulf? Rixos Premium Dubai on JBR beach is the resort for you. This hotel will whisk you straight off to a holiday destination, minutes from home! Experience contemporary luxury interiors and a range of glamourous lifestyle experiences. The 35-storey building offers some of the best sunset views in the UAE with unparallel scenes across the ocean, while downstairs, choose from a large range of dining destinations, luxury boutiques and an exclusive beach club in the mix. The Turkish-inspired spa is focused on rejuvenating and relaxing guests, with packages that are tailormade to every need. Experience a traditional Turkish Hamman in a tranquil setting either alone or with friends and family. Downstairs at the beach, you’ll find offerings for all the family and there’s plenty to keep the kids busy while you relax and unwind with activities and events every night at the hotel’s various destinations.


Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach



The Four Seasons Resort at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach combines a beachfront oasis with skyline views in an easily accessible location. While sitting on the beach look one way to discover pristine views of the Arabian Gulf, and the other to be wowed by the city’s skyline. Choose from a range of accommodations incorporating these two scenes and benefit from experiences of the highest standard of luxury hospitality. On-site you’ll find a range of luxury restaurants from Sea Fu; the beachside seafood restaurant, to Dubai favourites such as Coya, Nusr-Et and Nammos – you’ll find everything you need in one place. And if that’s not enough, check out the resort’s spa which offers tailormade experiences for every guest.


Waldorf Astoria RAK



Just over an hour’s drive from Dubai, you’ll find Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. This instantly recognisable hotel mirrors traditional Arabian Palaces with its unique architecture. Inside you’ll discover indulgent amenities and light airy décor, as well as the splendour of Waldorf Astoria hospitality. The resort is surrounded by blue pristine waters and the Hajer mountains offering picturesque views from all angles. Guests are invited to play a round on the nearby 18-hole championship golf course, relax by the pool, try out a variety of water sports or dine in one of the hotel’s five-star restaurants.