Whether you’re on the lookout for an adrenaline-pumping adventure or simply wish to seclude yourself in utmost tranquility there are plenty of staycation options in the UAE, which are away from the hustling and bustling cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

If you wish to escape from the bustle of city life, these hotels are sure to give you the much-needed break that you deserve without being located in the capital or in Dubai.

Ras Al Khaimah

The Cove Rotana Resort

Offering a distinct Nubian design with modern furnishings, you can experience an Arabian escape with a difference. Enjoy cosy rooms on the resort hillside for an unforgettable stay. The resort offers a host of amenities to suit your needs with a raft of leisure activities to suit those of all ages with impressive beach facilities starting at Dhs340 per night.

For more information visit Rotana.com


The Oberoi, Al Zorah

Protected within the Mangroves of Ajman with pristine white sandy beaches, this thoughtful retreat offers a sophisticated environment with panoramic ocean vistas with contemporary architecture. Starting at Dhs1,450 per night prices vary according to availability and dates.

For more information visit Oberoihotels.com

Ajman Saray


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This beach-side resort is located on the pristine waters of the Ajman coast with plenty of amenities offering unique pampering experiences with stylish facilities for a relaxing getaway with opulent décor above turquoise waters and ivory sands with a Middle Eastern flair starting at Dhs395 per night, with prices varying depending on availability and dates.

For more information visit mariott.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Al Wadi Desert

Located at the Al Wadi Desert, this remote getaway combines a tranquility, offering a luxurious touch to this traditional desert experience. Combining adventure with nature, you can enjoy horse-riding, an outdoor playground for the children and hydrotherapy facilities with a fitness club for guests starting at Dhs2,254 per night, subject to availability.

For more information visit ritzcarlton.com


The Chedi Al Bait

In the midst of the cultural renaissance in the emirate, this luxurious property offers an inspiring contemporary scene where Islamic heritage with modern features provides an escape bringing the best of old comforts to a new age world. The hotel is nestled within the fulcrum of the UAE’s vibrant landscape starting at Dhs900 for one night subject to availability.

For more information visit ghmhotels.com


Radisson Blu

With views of the nearby Hajar Mountains, the resort features a diving centre with restaurants to cater to every taste as it lies on the stunning private beachfront making it the perfect getaways for a full day of relaxation and on-site bars with a stylish ambience starting at Dhs320 per night.

For more information visit radissonhotels.com

Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

This family-friendly resort is nestled between the extraordinary backdrop of the Hajar mountains with outstanding international cuisine with a scenic setting for the perfect escape exploring rich tradition where outdoor adventures fuse with the relaxing atmosphere of the hotel in this idyllic setting which is home to exotic species of water life starting at Dhs352 per night subject to availability.

For more information visit lemeridien-alaqah.com

Amid coronavirus, all hotels and resorts have adopted the necessary social distancing and hygiene rules to ensure all guests have a safe experience during their stay.

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