It’s easy to get wrapped up in the festive cheer when December starts, yet after Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, we’re often left in a state of limbo.

The January blues start to kick in and of course, January 17 marks ‘Blue Monday’ so it’s important to plan ahead to keep your spirits high long after the party season ends.

One way to do that is to have something to look forward to and what could be better than a weekend escape to enjoy the winter sun? Emirates Woman has curated a round-up of the top places to book for a staycation in the UAE this January.

Address Beach Resort

The Address Beach Resort opened earlier this year and in doing so broke the world record of having the world’s tallest infinity pool.  The iconic beachfront resort in JBR has an array of options from relaxing beachside to poolside or indulging in the Spa situated on level 75. The renowned Zeta Seventy Seven is situated on the 77th floor alongside the infinity pool which boasts panoramic views of Ain Dubai and the Dubai skyline.

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Park Hyatt

Another Dubai location that provides a luxury escape is Park Hyatt Dubai. Located in Dubai Creek, views of the Burj Khalifa leave you in no doubt you’re still in the city but the rest of the resort feels more like Greece. From the decor to the cuisine, Park Hyatt is amidst lush tropical gardens, has a swimming pool along with its own lagoon with a white sand beach.

For more information and bookings visit Park Hyatt.

St Regis Abu Dhabi

For authentic Arabian hospitality and an elegant setting, head to Abu Dhabi to stay at the St. Regis; if it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us. In close proximity to Emirates Palace and the Nation Galleria Mall, it’s perfectly located. With a swimming pool, heath centre, spa, children’s club and private beach club, the hotel has everything you need for a dose of escapism.

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Waldorf Ras Al-Khaimah

A Waldorf Astoria, no matter where you are in the world is always a good idea and the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al-Khaimah is no exception. Surrounded by the desert and Al Hajar Mountains, the Waldorf in RAK is situated on a private white-sand beach.  Sophisticated and stylish with an array of amenities; swimming pools, kids club, babysitting service, water sports, and of course the spa; a stay here can be as relaxing or as fun as you wish.

For more information and bookings visit Waldorf Astoria

Fairmont Fujairah

A luxury resort in the coastal region of Dibba lies the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort. Contemporary yet bohemian with a dose of art-deco, the resort is sophisticated and idyllic. The highlight of a stay here is lounging by the picturesque pool along with an indulgent session at the Willow Stream Spa. Fujairah is known as a snorkeling hotspot so it’s no surprise the resort offers snorkeling sessions to discover another side of the Emirate.

For more information and bookings visit Fairmont

Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection resort

With turquoise waters and a white-sand beach, the Ajman Saray is a luxury resort in Ajman that’s a must-visit. A poolside bar, private beach, spa and private balconies on rooms along with a ballroom are just some of the amenities the resort offers. With restaurants offering a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, opulent decor and attentive service a few days here will feel like a week, in the best way!

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