Haute Spots: The Ultimate UAE Staycations

Staying home has never been quite so chic.

Not feeling like adding hours (or even days) of travel to your summer vacation plans? No worries. Check out the following UAE hotels and resorts for the ultimate staycation!

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Making it the ultimate in staycations, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi treats guests with tantalizing culinary and indulgence packages across the resort’s diverse venues.

The city’s true beachfront address will celebrate a Songkran Thai festival at Sontaya, along with hosting a Skin Radiance Facial treatment at Iridium Spa, Asian Market Brunch at Sontaya and a Gourmet BBQ at 55&5 th.

St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The luxe life surrounds guests at St. Regis in Abu Dhabi.

Guests are sure to create memorable moments with friends and family as the resort offers pool and beach access complemented with culinary delights from Turquoiz and an evening to indulge Oyster platters with signature cocktails or a lobster feast at Turquoiz.

Guests can also continue to indulge in the classic pairing evening during weekends at 55&5 the TheGrill, theme nights during weekdays at Oléa and an epicurean expedition at The St. Regis Saadiyat Brunch every Friday.

Desert Palm Introduces Dubai’s Newest Luxury Villa Experience: LAYALI

The world ’s most elite travelers have a new secret hideaway in Dubai, with the launch of PER AQUUM Desert
Palm’s LAYALI. The just-unveiled villa takes Arabian luxury into strikingly imaginative territory. LAYALI welcomes guests to a world where light shifts across courtyard walls and panes of water.
The three-bedroom 845-sqm villa hides amongst tall palm trees in the tranquillity of Desert Palm’s lush estate. The property’s original award-winning designer Isabelle Miaja brings her artistry to LAYALI, evoking the Arabian avant-garde aesthetic that has set Desert Palm apart since opening their doors in 2008.
Desert Palm’s LAYALI is the ultimate luxury oasis.
Desert Palm’s LAYALI is the ultimate luxury oasis.
LAYALI takes the hotel’s intimate experience to an even more refined level. Guests arrive via a private entrance, through high gates to the villa gardens and beyond to the inner luxuries, guests are greeted by fountains, waterfalls and a swimming pool adorned in cool blue mosaic tiles.
LAYALI booking enquiries may be made with the Desert Palm reservations team at +971 (0) 4 323 8888 or reservations.pdes@peraquum.com.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara has launched its Summer Villa Offer for those who wish to retreat to one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Escape to this exotic oasis and experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm ofAbu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Guests can have the chance to ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of them.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara offers the perfect UAE staycation.

The package includes an overnight stay in a One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa with an exquisite breakfast for two adults. In addition to enjoying the palatialcomfort of the luxury accommodation, which includes a private pool, a sunbathing deck, cabana and an outdoor shower, guestscan take part in fun filled sunrise and sunset desert activities, or simply refresh and rejuvenate body and mind at the Anantara Spa.

For bookings, visit www.qasralsarab.anantara.com