Looking to take a break from the relentless stress of the year? You don’t have to look further than the GCC. The region is home to some of world’s most luxurious resorts—with the highest standards, of course.
With temperatures cooling down, it’s the perfect time for days spent at pool, chowing down delicious food and enjoying rejuvenating spa treatments. Wondering where to go? Look no further.
These are the best hotels to staycation in the GCC.
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.
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.