Our 7 Favorite Staycations in UAE

Feb 7, 2022

Our 7 Favorite Staycations in UAE
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We love staycations! A short trip away from home with family and friends is always good for a much-needed break. It’s always a good idea to consider staycation deals that not only include relaxing accommodations but also offer great facilities, activities and restaurants.  The benefits of taking a staycation are endless, but the best part is staying at a luxury hotel and soaking up all the comfort it offers.  Let's have a look at a few of our favorite spots!


1.      Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai

If you are looking for a staycation in Dubai, away from the city, Al Maha’s luxury hotel is the perfect choice.  Styled in old Bedouin luxury, the hotel has 42 standalone suites with private pools as well as access to a heated infinity pool and retreating spas. At this resort, you can enjoy palm groves and desert canopies, while also taking advantage of a host of in-house activities like falconry displays and night-time wildlife drives.


Additionally, the Welcome Back promotion of this resort includes all meals, two activities and AED 400 in resort credit.


2.      Barracuda Beach Resort, Umm Al Quwain

The resort lies approximately 60 kilometers from Dubai, on the edge of the Umm Al Quwain lagoon. It is ideal for a weekend getaway to unwind and have fun at the same time. The resort has everything you need for an enjoyable vacation, including modern villas and suites, multi cuisine restaurants, and family-friendly amenities for all ages.


You can stay in Superior Waterfront Villas with private balconies or Studio Suites with views of the infinity pool. You can dine with Continental, Mediterranean, or Indian cuisine at their various restaurants. There's something on the menu for everyone in the family.


3.      Telal Resort, Al Ain

Are you intrigued by the Bedouin way of life? You may try it out in Al Ain's Telal Resort. The resort is surrounded by a natural oasis and is located in Al Ain's Remah desert. You can choose from rooms, suites, or tented villas, each with its private pool, garden, or terrace.


The room interiors showcase magnificent arabesque decor and the food served is traditional Emirati cuisine. You can also enjoy a range of fun activities like zip line, table tennis, archery, and sandboarding. We love that the resort is also home to houbara, gazelles, swans, oryx, and more animals.


4.      The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman

This luxurious resort blends magnificent ocean vistas with lush foliage in its preserved mangrove forest as well as the 18-hole golf course. Beautiful sea-facing villas with private terraces and outdoor bathtubs are the epitome of luxury. These villas are complemented by outstanding spa treatments, including natural Ayurvedic therapies and Turkish hammam procedures.


You could also choose to relax by the 85m-long private pools lined with geometric wood boardwalks. For thrill-seekers, this resort offers a host of water-sport activities such as paragliding and jet-skiing.


5.      The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

This resort is the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With a gorgeous private beach overlooking the Arabian Gulf and beautiful views, you can reward yourself with a serene staycation just a few minutes from the Saadiyat Cultural District and downtown Abu Dhabi.


Unwind at their Iridium Spa or can also take a dip in one of their four pools before actually dining on the beach at one of their six restaurants and bars. Furthermore, St. Regis has a variety of activities scheduled, so celebrate life in style this year.


6.      Mysk Al Badayer Retreat, Sharjah

The Mysk Al Badayer Retreat draws inspiration from an Arabian castle and is located about an hour from Sharjah. Head here to experience true Emirati hospitality, and enjoy your stay in rooms that take you to another world with traditional artifacts and Arabian design touches. As for food options, you can dine at one of the two restaurants or can also choose to dine in-suite, next to your private indoor pool.


Additionally, the resort has other activities like a dune-filled playground, which includes sandboarding, dune bashing, desert safaris, and also stargazing opportunities at night that are truly special.


7.      Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara, Abu Dhabi

This is one of the most beautiful hotels in the UAE and is a must-see for all people! The opulent hotel is nestled in a desert oasis where you can rejuvenate in a lavish villa. With views of stunning, unending dunes, you can take a dip in the private pool, stroll in the courtyard, and soak in the breathtaking views of the Liwa desert. While here, you can indulge in some exciting desert activities, and can also check out the library, brimming with books on wildlife and desert explorers.


From luxury hotels to beachside resorts, BanqMart has listed the best places for a staycation in the UAE. We have a bunch of offers on our credit cards which can be used during your vacation times. So hurry up and book your break now!

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