Five affordable staycations to embark on your EID vacation
Here are 5 staycations around the UAE I tried and loved that aren’t pocket-heavy/offer very good value for money!
Sofitel, the Palm If you’re in the mood for some Polynesian island feels, you’ll enjoy a weekend at Sofitel the palm. The hotel is filled with all sorts of plants, and rocks are prominent features of the design. Your room will either overlook the sea, the resort or the palm making any room a great space to unwind. The great thing about this hotel is that you can enjoy the beach as well as the pool, but do note that this is a drastically family friendly hotel. This hotel also hosts a great seafood restaurant called Moana where you’ll enjoy a tropical dinner after a long day at the beach! The Sofitel actually offers great value for money, pricing its premium rooms at 750 AED while located in Dubai.
Fairmont, Bab Al Bahr Priced at 400 AED/night if you book for your EID vacation from now, this one offers great value too! My room actually overlooked the Abu Dhabi grand mosque and was quite spacious. The hotel pool includes an adult area where it houses a great little pool-bar and there’s a beach too. However, I do recommend opting for the order-in breakfast as opposed to the buffet for breakfast as it will get crowded.
Intercontinental, Fujairah If you’re looking to go on your next staycation in Fujeirah, the Intercon is definitely a great and affordable choice at 850 AED. It’s got a great and spacious pool as well as beach access, and of course a delectable room service menu.
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri Shockingly priced at 750 AED, this ones a real charm! The rooms are luxuriously decorated in Arabic style and overlook the view of the garden. A great and affordable space to dine in at the Shangri-La is their Vietnamese restaurant offering all you can eat for as low as 125 AED.
Anantara, Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi One of my favorite staycations to date was at the Anantara! Offering a pool overlooking the Mangroves, this one will literally take you to a different planet! For dinner, I tried out a very authentic Thai restaurant called Pachaylen.