Want to recreate the feeling of a far-flung vacation this Eid, even if you’re staying at home? Then I have one word for you: staycation. Summer plans might be complicated this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get away this Eid.
The good news is, the region is perfect for anyone looking to take a break from the relentless stresses of 2020. Home to some of the world’s most luxurious resorts—with the highest standards—the Middle East’s best hotels have come prepared with social distancing measures in place to boot.
Craving pool days, delicious food and rejuvenating spa treatments? Look no further. These are the best hotels to staycation in the Middle East for Eid Al Adha.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Looking for the perfect blend of luxury and serenity? The Thai-style Anantara at The Palm Dubai Resort is what you need. As Dubai’s only over-water villa resort, the hotel provides an epic setting with a laidback vibe.
The Chedi, Muscat
In search of a romantic private-island resort? Head to The Chedi. Its relaxed atmosphere is a sanctuary for any wellness devotee. Make sure you have a lazy lunch at a day bed by the pool – it’s the largest in the region.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
A two-hour drive from Petra, the Dead Sea is one of the most incredible sights to behold. Known for its healing and therapeutic powers, now is the best time to visit the Dead Sea if you want to relax and rejuvenate. Offering an abundance of spa treatments, the Kempinski Hotel is perfect for those looking to make their social-distancing Eid break healthy and detoxing.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Six Senses Zighy Bay literally redefines off-the-beaten-path, barefoot luxury tourism in the region. Located on a pristine beach, this hotel (which is designed like a traditional Omani village) is a little slice of paradise that is perfect for stressed-out millennials looking for a secluded spot untouched by time. And if you’re into yoga, snorkelling or trekking, look no further. From wellness to high-adrenaline activities, the Six Senses Zighy Bay has something for every taste.
Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi
A 10-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, this secluded private island ticks all the boxes: private villas, pristine turquoise waters, relaxed design and mindblowing service. A literal haven where your mind and soul can wander.