Best Staycation in Dubai - Hotels and Resorts to Stay in

Written by Muhammad Qadeer

Dubai has always been one of the world's biggest holiday destinations. Its sunny beaches, luxurious resorts and beachfront residences attract millions of tourists every year. With Covid restricitons continuing to ease and new attractions opening up this year, Dubai is definitely the place to book your next adventure. And if you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy a short stay in the city, then here are some of the best options for you to consider.

Top 7 Hotels for Family Staycation in UAE

1. Rove Hotels - Staycation in Dubai Rove​

Rove Hotels - Staycation in Dubai Rove​

Especially suited to those who are on a budget, the 130 AED per night hotel offers all contemporary appointments of a 3 star hotel, and with numerous locations all around the city; all Rove hotels are in proximity to major landmarks; such as Dubai Marina, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa. Eating options at this hotel are delicious and quite reasonable – add 50 AED more to your daily rent, and get a perfectly made sunny side up egg or your choice of breakfast for two. The hotel will appeal particularly to those who can’t stay away from gaming, as Rove’s Gamer Cove offers exclusive rooms that are designed with gamers in mind; and feature neon lights, latest gaming rigs and a nearby pool and gym to take a breather between sessions.

2. Anantara - The Palm Staycation

Anantara - The Palm Staycation

Anantara at the Palm captures the essence of locations such as, Thailand and Maldives by offering stunning vistas of Dubai’s panorama with the setting sun in the backdrop. Besides the mesmeric views, the hotel offers a continental menu to guests in classic Thai style that will leave you craving for more. Anantara also features premium spa treatments, fitness centers and The Beach House – a fusion restaurant that provides cocktails and seafood to guests on the beach.

3. Al Jaddaf Rotana

Al Jaddaf Rotana

Al Jaddaf in Rotana is the picture perfect place to stay at during your vacations in Dubai. Located in the vibrant district of Al Jaddaf, the 5 star hotel offers luxury, convenience and amenities that can rival any other hotel in the city. The 318 premium rooms and suites are adorned with elegant finishes and exceptional attention to detail right down to the designer toiletries. Most of the rooms and suites come with terraces that overlook the beautiful views of Dubai. Other notable features include a comfortable relaxation space, private meeting rooms, business corners, a pool bar as well as facilities for sauna, steam, and massage.

4. Studio One

Studio One

Studio One is the ideal hotel for big families to stay because of their unique packages. For instance, one of their packages lets kids pay for the accommodation, while parents stay for free. Located in the vicinity of Dubai Studio City, the hotel features a graceful white and gold duotone in the rooms that creates a pleasant aura all around. For leisure options, the hotel features the trendiest social hubs and eateries that appeal to everyone’s taste. Furthermore, you can work out in one of the gyms or let loose and relax by the pool with a drink.

5. Millennium Hotel Al Barsha

Millennium Hotel Al Barsha

Nestled in the middle of the City, the Millennium Hotel is a popular option for those wanting to explore Dubai on a budget. The hotel apartments in Dubai come with all modern appointments; including contemporary design, and in-room entertainment combined with a sophisticated interior décor that includes wood paneling and chic furniture with plush mattresses. In terms of dining, the hotel offers eclectic options; such as the Moroccan Kitchen that serves authentic Arab-African delicacies; and the Pool Deck, where you can relax by the pool with a refreshing smoothie or a fresh juice. If you are traveling as a couple, and have budget constraints, Millennium Hotel will be a wise choice.

6. Dukes The Palm Staycation

Dukes The Palm Staycation

While not exclusively a girls only hotel, but if you and your female pal are on an adventure to explore Dubai, then Dukes The Palm has exclusive offers for the perfect vacation packages (check their website). Situated in the ultra-luxurious Palm Jumeirah district, the hotel has a palatial feel to it. Right from the hallways to the rooms, everything feels royal and grand. One of the few hotels to offer a private beach to unwind, Dukes the Palm ensures guests are given a royal treatment. From the delicious dining options to the splendid rooms, the hotel is the embodiment of luxury and opulence.

7. Radisson Blu at Media City

Radisson Blu at Media City

One of the few pet friendly hotels in Dubai, the Radisson Blu lets pets to tag along with their owners. The Blu is part of the larger Radisson chain of hotels worldwide. Having 5 locations in Dubai, The Blu distinguishes itself from the Red in that it is rooted in nature; and features an abundance of flowers, aroma therapies, pool areas and breathtaking vistas of Dubai’s horizon from its floor to ceiling windows. The 5 star hotel offers unparalleled levels of hospitality, with all amenities and luxuries just the tap of a button away. In the evening, you can head with your loved ones to the terrace to enjoy the gorgeous views of the sun setting behind the blue waters.