18 FACT approved staycations for the ultimate Eid al-Fitr getaway

18 FACT approved staycations for the ultimate Eid al-Fitr getaway



18 hotels, four Emirates, one unforgettable Eid staycation.

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a relaxing Eid staycation in the UAE. Dive into refreshing pools, pamper yourself at a world-class spa, and indulge in Eid dining options bursting with traditional flavours. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or family fun, these are the best hotels for an Eid staycation so you can enjoy the long weekend.

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Are you looking to experience serenity and tranquillity this Eid? This luxury desert resort is the ultimate spot for residents and visitors to break free from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy understated luxury in the heart of a desert conservation reserve. Secluded suites with a private temperature-controlled swimming pool, nature-based desert activities and epicurean excursions such as floating breakfasts and dune dining are an absolute must. The resort is also home to Timeless Spa, where guests can treat themselves to therapeutic massages and beauty treatments.

GO: Visit www.marriott.com for reservations and more information.

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Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort

If you’ve been daydreaming about a trip to the Maldives, you can now experience exotic island life a little closer to home. Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort has 174 guest rooms and suites and several swoon-worthy overwater villas. Featuring its own sunken bar, a large outdoor pool is located just steps from the resort’s beach, where motorised water sports such as paddleboarding and kayaking are available. Come dining, Mekong is home to Southeast Asian cuisine, while Beach House serves grilled fish and seafood. Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort is also home to the first overwater villas in the emirate, offering a terrace with sweeping views of the lagoon, sea or surrounding landscapes and a private pool.

GO: Visit www.anantara.com for more information.

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Anantara Santorini

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat offers uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf, away from the towering skylines of the capital. Crafted to reflect the buildings of its namesake island, the low-lying white buildings of Anantara Santorini blend gently with the surrounding landscape and house a collection of 22 ultra-private accommodations, complete with spacious interiors, sun-drenched terraces, and uninterrupted sea views. Guests will find relaxing moments on the resort’s private beach and an expansive outdoor pool overlooking the Gulf. Bespoke spa treatments can be enjoyed in private beachside cabanas, while 24-hour butler service will ensure guests’ needs are fulfilled around the clock.

GO: Visit www.anantara.com for more information.

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi

Armani Hotel Dubai

For an extra special UAE Eid staycation, book a stay that promises both action and relaxation in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Chill poolside at the only hotel inside Burj Khalifa, book a pampering spa session, shop the sales at The Dubai Mall or check out the sights and entertainment on your doorstep, including The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and VR Park.

GO: Call 04 888 3999 for reservations and more information.

Armani Hotel Dubai

Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis The Royal has been created one Tetris-like block at a time and officially opened with a performance from Beyoncé. The resort includes 795 rooms, 102 suites, celebrity chefs, a state-of-the-art spa and a private beach stretching two kilometres. In true UAE style, it is home to the Skyblaze Fountain (a fire-meets-water show) and FACT award-winning dining destinations Dinner by Heston BlumenthalLa Mar by Gaston by Gastón Acurio and the simply stunning Cloud 22 sky pool.

GO: Visit www.atlantistheroyal.com for reservations and more information.

Estiatorio Milos Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai 

Set on a seahorse-shaped island in Jumeira Bay, Bulgari Resort Dubai brings Mediterranean style to the Middle East. Here, a luxurious aesthetic, MICHELIN dining destinations and the Bulgari Yacht Club & Marina await. For an extra touch of class, the beach view, skyline and Bulgari Villas come with a host of plush amenities and facilities including an outdoor terrace replete with a private pool.

GO: Visit www.bulgarihotels.com for reservations and more information.

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Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi

When it comes to a memorable Eid staycation, look no further than the majestic Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi with a buffet breakfast at the newly renovated Vendôme restaurant. Then, unwind on the 1.3-kilometre stretch of private beach or keep the little ones entertained with a choice of swimming pools or access to the Kid’s Club.

GO: Visit mandarinoriental.com for reservations and more information.

Emirates Palace

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai DIFC

Those who want to marvel at the city's skyscrapers and experience a buzzing food scene should book a stay at Four Seasons Hotel DIFC this Eid. The dining is spectacular, from the hotel's own MINA Brasserie to local favourites such as Zuma, LPM Restaurant & Bar and Shanghai Me. Book a suite, enjoy breakfast, and splash about in the glass-sided swimming pool.

GO: Visit www.fourseasons.com/dubaidifc for reservations and more information.

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

When it comes to barefoot luxury, look no further than Pearl Jumeriah’s Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai. This beachfront resort features spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline, with some accommodations benefitting from private pools and decks. Located on a private beach just a few steps away from the Arabian Gulf, the one, two and three-bedroom beach villas each feature separate living areas and a temperature-controlled private pool.

GO: Visit https://dubai.nikkibeach.com for reservations and more information.

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One&Only One Za’abeel

Billed as Dubai’s first vertical resort, One&Only One Za’abeel is all about the wow factor, with two bold skyscrapers connected by The Link, a futuristic boulevard that defies gravity as the world’s longest cantilever. The Link’s floating boulevard boasts nine culinary concepts from Michelin-lauded chefs, including, Anatolian cuisine at Arrazuna by Mehmet Gürs, Thai delights at DuangDy by Bo.Lan, fancy French food at La Dame de Pic, Andalusian favourites at Qabu and Japanese dishes at Sagetsu. The chic city property features 229 rooms and stunning suites and is also home to the UAE’s longest-suspended infinity pool and the Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie.

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more information.

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Palazzo Versace Dubai

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr with an indulgent staycation at Palazzo Versace Dubai. Providing an ideal setting for a family-friendly escape, the property boasts stunning swimming pools, a state-of-the-art spa and exceptional restaurants, including Vanitas and the FACT Award-winning Q's Bar and Lounge.

GO: Visit www.palazzoversace.ae for reservations and more information.

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Park Hyatt Dubai 

Located on the banks of Dubai Creek, Park Hyatt Dubai has everything from destination dining to a relaxing beach, luxurious swimming pools, a deluxe spa, fitness centres, and vibrant golf courses. Enjoy unrivalled benefits across the resort, including daily breakfast at Brasserie du Park, access to 15 restaurants and bars, access to the Lagoon Beach, family-friendly swimming pools, fitness centre, kids club and mini-golf.

GO: Visit www.parkhyattdubai.com for reservations and more information.

Park Hyatt Dubai

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Immerse yourself in the highest levels of luxury and enjoy fabulous facilities, dining options and views over the glittering waters of Al Maryah Island at Rosewood Abu Dhabi this Eid. Those looking to enhance their Eid staycation celebrations can visit The Galleria for luxury shopping and its collection of upscale restaurants from 99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant to Zuma.

GO: Visit www.rosewoodhotels.com for reservations and more information.

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The Lana, Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection’s first hotel in the Middle East has brought together blockbuster chefs and Insta-worthy views in a central city location. The hotel boasts a sleek, stunning structure. Spanning 30 floors, The Lana, Dorchester Collection is connected by a central podium, The Lana Promenade, and is home to 225 rooms and suites. Chefs Angelo Musa, Jean Imbert and Martín Berasategui have brought their MICHELIN magic to Dubai and head up four of the eight on-site dining concepts, including the modern Mediterranean restaurant, Riviera, the Basque restaurant, Jara and rooftop bar, High Society. The hotel will be home to the first Dior Spa in Dubai in April.

GO: Visit www.dorchestercollection.com for more information.

The Lana Dorchester Collection

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

Framed by one million square metres of protected mangroves, with pristine white sand beaches and lagoons, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah has been thoughtfully designed as a retreat where you can switch off and take time out. The resort offers sophisticated contemporary architecture, wide open spaces and a natural palette that harmonises with panoramic ocean vistas. Premium one, two and three-bedroom villas with panelled glass walls come with private pools and private gardens.

GO: Visit www.oberoihotels.com for reservations and more information.

Oberoi Beach Resort

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

Enjoy the ultimate island-inspired Eid staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. Edging the azure water and pristine white-sand beach of the Arabian Gulf, the resort offers seclusion and luxury in equal measure. Expect beachfront hotel villas with private pools, bespoke dining and wellness experiences that draw inspiration from the sea and local traditions.

GO: Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/al-hamra-beach for reservations and more information.

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The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Escape the heat and take refuge at a private pool villa overlooking desert landscapes. With temperatures typically cooler than the city, the 100-villa resort offers everything from signature in-villa dining to transformative spa and wellness experiences, alongside an unparalleled choice of adventure activities and wildlife encounters. Experience a full moon camel ride, gaze at the stars or be pampered. Rates are available upon request.

GO: Visit www.ritzcarlton.com for reservations and more information.

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The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Escape to luxury at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and immerse yourself in island tranquillity with a pristine 9km stretch of protected beach. The resort boasts a collection of luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, all featuring expansive bathrooms and private terraces with ocean panoramas. Unwind at the spa, offering a fusion of traditional treatments and modern techniques. Take a dip in one of the outdoor pools or dine at one of the marvellous onsite restaurants, including Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, MAZI and Sontaya.

GO: Visit www. stregissaadiyatisland.com for more information.

The St. Regis Saadiyat