The UAE National Day is fast approaching and we all know what that means; long weekend! Since that will be the last long weekend of the year, you better take it upon yourself and send it off with a bang. And by bang, I mean having a UAE-style staycation. To help you out, I have put together a few National Day staycation deals that are just perfect for the occasion.
National Day Staycation Deals
Beach Getaway in Oman
You can make the most of the upcoming long weekend with an idyllic white sand beach getaway at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. To celebrate the three-day weekend, the resort is offering up to 35% off accommodation in a one bedroom garden view pool villa. You can enjoy peace and serenity in your own private garden, feast on lavish breakfasts or healthy options at Sakalan, plunge into a private pool after a day of exploration, or simply enjoy a relaxing spa treatment. Discover the rich heritage of Oman from a luxury beachside haven.
Prices per night start from AED 1,536++
Luxe with a Difference in Maldives
Spend National Day on one of the Maldives’ most picture-perfect islands at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Delivering a different kind of luxury, this resort invites epicureans to effortlessly walk the line between beach relaxation and active adventure, offering everything from cutting-edge spa treatments to the hottest trends in water sports in the ultimate beach chic setting. Dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder-fine beach and perched on stilts above a crystal-clear lagoon teeming with colorful fish reside LUX* South Ari Atoll’s 193 pavilions and villas. The resort also offers 12 remarkable restaurants and bars, wellness at LUX* Me spa and endless other ‘Reasons to Go LUX*’ including guided whale shark catamaran tours and outdoor cinema under the stars. This is one of those National Day staycation deals that are just difficult to pass up.
Prices per night start from AED 918
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Mountain Retreat in Oman
Take an adventure to new heights at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, which has added an advanced phase to its mountain climbing experience. This includes nearly 200 meters of via ferrata snaking across the cliff edge as well as Oman’s first mountain zip lines. The Ultimate Jabal Activity Wall is not for the fainthearted as the new climbing route is one of the highest in the Middle East, providing intrepid travelers with a brand new way to experience Oman’s Green Mountain and its expanse of craggy cliffs and limestone rock formations.
Spa Break in the Seychelles
Experience a kaleidoscope of colors above and underwater at the stunning Intendance Bay at Banyan Tree Seychelles this long weekend. Surrounded by nature and nestled on a pristine private beach in South Mahé, you’ll be able to enjoy three days of balmy breezes from the Indian Ocean right at your doorstep. Banyan Tree has recently released an offer for 25% off best available rate inclusive of daily breakfast plus an invigorating 60-minute massage with 30-minute refreshment and relaxation for two. Stay for 4 nights or more to enjoy an additional complimentary roundtrip airport transfer.
Offer is valid until 31 March 2018
Prices per night start from AED 3,427
Abu Dhabi Family Staycation
Looking for a way to amuse the little ones through the long weekend? Bring the family for a one-of-a-kind experience at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. From a tailor-made check-in to the fantastic kid’s zone, Generation V, there are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained. For a perfect afternoon, families can enjoy the unique space, Generation V, which allows parents to watch their kids both learn and enjoy for an exciting couple of hours. Offering an entertaining and educational experience for children aged 4 to 12, Generation V has been carefully designed to allow children to boost their creativity by exploring, playing, learning, making friends and most importantly, having fun! Furthermore, for a very special five-star ‘glamping’ experience, you can book ‘Camp Viceroy’ which offers small travelers their very own in-room tent. Other treats include a milk and cookie turndown service, dedicated kids menu and special packages with theme parks. This is one of the few National Day staycation deals that are taking their time to accommodate your mini-yous.
Prices per night start from AED 425++
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