IN PARTNERSHIP: Now we’re in the midst of summer, many are searching for a special getaway to be able to escape from it all.

Luckily for us based in the UAE, we have a plethora of options right on our doorstep and many others just a short flight away, still within the MENA region.

While there are different needs for different individuals, Raddison Hotels has something for everyone with an array of resorts in different locations close to home and slightly further afield.

Looking for an adrenaline-fuelled fun time with family? Head to Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island. Searching for balmy weather and sapphire blue waters? The Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa is calling. Are you an inquisitive individual seeking to meet other like-minded creatives? Radisson Blu Resort, Taghazout Bay Surf Village is the place for you.

Below, Emirates Woman shares six areas in the MENA region you need to add to your must-visit list.

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE


The Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island is the ideal escape for those who love adventure-filled holidays. With an endless list of activities including diving, kayaking, parasailing, abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, golf and access to the world’s longest zip line, the Jais Flight, you’re spoilt for choice at this resort. The hotel also has direct access to the beach with sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf and outdoor pools, as well as a designated kid’s pool and play area for days, when you need a bit of relaxation. There’s also a range of on-site restaurants offering an exceptional dining experience for all ages.



Escape to the coastline of the Red Sea at the Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir in Egypt.  offers total relaxation on your beach getaway in Egypt. The peaceful getaway features clear waters, pristine beaches and architecture from the Ottoman era. It’s the ideal spot for those who want a balance between relaxation and a cultural escape with the Old Town and El Quseir Fort not far from the resort.



Just a six-hour flight from the UAE, Mauritius is known for its picturesque scenery and panoramic coastline. It’s the ideal destination for those seeking a refreshing laidback beach holiday. The Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa offers a superior tropical getaway as guests escape in the company of breathtaking vistas and serene coastlines on the east of the island.

Saudi Arabia


Still yet to tick Saudi Arabia off your list? With no COVID-19 restrictions in place, take a short three-hour flight to the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. Opt to stay at the newly opened and uber-luxe Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort nestled in a mesmerizing landscape of golden sand dunes. Just 98 kilometres from the Saudi Arabian capital, it gives guests the opportunity to escape to the Kingdom’s desert, whilst being in close proximity to the city. The resort overlooks the spectacular Nofa Wildlife Park, home to over 700 animals, where guests can experience a unique African safari. There’s also an equestrian resort and an 18-hole golf course. The resort has two outdoor swimming pools, including a separate swimming pool for female guests and there is a special kids’ club area.



Discover the wonders of Morocco this summer in the comfort of one of the many Raddison resorts across the country. The Radisson Blu Resort, Taghazout Bay Surf Village is a known hotspot for creatives; Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima, located in the northeast of Morocco, is a secluded spot which is largely untouched; Radisson Blu Resort, Sadia Beach is situated amongst the sapphire blue waters of coastal town Saïdia; take your pick. There’s also Radisson Blu Resort, Sadia Garden which is set to open very soon.

Dubai, UAE


Travelling or business or leisure, or if you’re looking for the ideal staycation, the new Radisson Resort Dubai Palm Jumeirah is the place to go. Situated right on Palm West Beach, the resort has its own private beach, luxe pool with panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, exceptional on-site dining, a luxurious spa, a kids’ club and more.

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