5 Best Eid Al Adha Staycation Options in UAE

Written by Arpan Ghosh

This coming week marks the occasion of Eid Al Adha and Dubai’s residents will get to enjoy a very long weekend. Some people will use this time to take a short trip somewhere nearby, but you can still enjoy a very relaxing holiday even without any travel plans. Have a look through some of the best staycation options for spending your Eid Al Adha holiday in Dubai. No stressing about missed flights or how much to pack.

1. Anantara the Palm Resort

Anantara The Palm

How would you like to take a boat tour of the beautiful Palm Jumeirah while enjoying all the comforts of a five-star hotel? Anantara The Palm is offering a special two night package in a room or one of their gorgeous beachfront villas. The package includes breakfast, 20% off on all F&B, access to the resort’s special children’s clubs and a ride around the Palm on a Thai long-tail boat. You can also get credit of up to AED 400 that can be redeemed at the hotel. Similar offers are available at other Anantara resorts across the UAE, including Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island off the Abu Dhabi coast.

Rooms start from Dh950 per night and this offer is only available online. Call 04 567 888 for more details.

Nearby Communities :

Bluewaters Islands

2. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Kempinski MOE

This is the perfect combination of luxury living and high-end shopping. Choose from one of the three, five or seven night packages, all of which include Majid Al Futtaim’s Hands Free Shopping Service. Just drop off your bags at one of the mall’s Hands Free collection desks and have everything delivered directly to your hotel room. You can shop until you figuratively drop without being weighed down.The two longer stay packages also include two tickets to each Magic Planet and Snow Park Ski Dubai, so you can send the children off to enjoy themselves while you browse through boutiques and then the whole family can get together to take on the world’s longest indoor ski slope. If you really want to enjoy a winter getaway during the peak of summer, then book one of the Alpine Chalets at the hotel, which are designed in the style of ski lodges, overlook the slopes of Ski Dubai and include a free ski lesson as well.

Rooms start at Dh1,099. Call 04 341 0000 for more details.


3. Melia Desert Palm

Melia Desert Palm

Located adjacent to the Desert Palm Polo Club, Melia Desert Palm has several options for a relaxing staycation. There is the special IMG package, which includes a two-bedroom Pool Residence, in-villa barbecue, complimentary minibar, 15% off on F&B and spa treatments, and four tickets to IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park that let you skip the lines and enjoy access to all of the park’s major zones. Spend a day of fun with the family, then head back to your cozy suite overlooking the verdant polo field and indulge in some fantastic cuisines created by Melia's in-house chefs.

Packages start from AED 2,800. Call 04 323 888 for more details.


4. Rixos Premium Dubai

Rixos Premium

At Rixos Premium, located in Jumeirah Beach Residence, you can book any room between August 20th and August 31st to get instantly upgraded to the next category at half-price. The package also includes AED 100 off at the spa and free shuttle buses to the city’s two biggest retail destinations - The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. You will also get to enjoy spectacular oceanfront views from your room, with the beach sitting only a short walk away.

Cal 04 520 0000 for more details and room rates.


5. Intercontinental Dubai Marina

IHG Dubai Marina

If you want to while away all your stress next week, then book a deluxe room or a one-bedroom suite at Intercontinental Dubai Marina. Book for three nights or more and you get buffet breakfast (for more than 3 nights), AED 150 credit at Accents restaurant, plus 20% off  all F&B and spa treatments, so you can spend the next few days in pure bliss. The offer is available from the 22nd to the 31st of August.

Suites start at AED 750 and Deluxe Rooms at AED 500. Call 04 446 6777 for more details.


All images courtesy of the official Facebook pages of the establishments mentioned. Cover image courtesy of Intercontinental Dubai Marina Facebook page.

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