7 Stunning Beach Resorts Across The 7 Emirates
Some ideas for a Eid staycation in the UAE!
The UAE is the ultimate destination for luxury resorts against stunning desert backdrops and cityscapes. Home to many people from all over the world, and with travel restrictions being in place, residents don’t have to look much further than the emirate they live in to catch a break.
Each emirate has a number of stunning resorts and hotels to indulge in, from Sharjah to Um Al Quwain, there's something for everyone…
Abu Dhabi – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
The epitome of Arabian luxury, this island resort merges city living and waterside relaxation. The stunning Arabian Gulf sits on the doorstep of the resort, offering up an escape from city life and to immerse yourself in the beautiful outdoors, be it with a round of golf, or the local wildlife refuge. For full relaxation, there are three beautiful pools for a day of sun lounging, and eclectic restaurants to indulge in all day.
Dubai – Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah
Dubai is the ultimate city for nightlife, socializing, dining, culture, shopping, and much more as well as being home to a plethora of stunning hotels. The city’s Mandarin Oriental Jumeira in the heart of the much coveted Jumeirah area, hosts a contemporary beach front space that makes for a calming and relaxing vibe.
The rooms, suites and villas are fresh and spacious, the palm fringed pool takes you away to a tropical paradise, and the six dining venues will have you booked for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The venues include Nusr-Et, Coya, Scalini and more.
Ajman – The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah
Just a short drive from Dubai, Ajman’s Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah is framed by one million square metres of protected mangroves, with pristine white sand beaches and lagoons that nurture exceptional biodiversity with almost sixty species of bird, a fish nursery and off shore coral. With golf being the sport of choice for many people within the UAE, the expansive resort also offers a Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah has been thoughtfully designed as a retreat where you can switch off and take time out, offering up sophisticated contemporary architecture, wide open spaces and a natural palette that harmonises with panoramic ocean vistas and long white sand beaches. Moreover, the resort is home to the longest pool in the UAE at 80m long!
Ras Al Khaimah – The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach resort is a stone’s throw away from a golf course, within a 15-minute drive of Iceland Water Park and Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club.
Make yourself at home in one of just 32 luxurious rooms featuring private pools, furnished patios, complimentary wifi and spa-like bathrooms. The perfect relaxation spot, you can sunbathe at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub.
Dining is delightful across the hotel as you can gorge on a variety of dishes at the Shore House seafood and grill, the casual Barefoot Brunch and more.
Fujairah – InterContinental Fujairah Resort
Situated on Al Aqah Beach on the edges of the Hajar Mountains, the InterContinental Fujairah Resort is the ultimate in contemporary luxury. Featuring a minimalist whitewashed façade, with hints of Arabesque culture, and scenic views for miles, the resort makes for the perfect getaway feeling like miles from home. Each of the 190 guest rooms and suites boasts a balcony and Gulf views, in modern and elegant surroundings, with luxury Amouage toiletries. For dining, all-day NAMA has floor-to-ceiling windows for a view while laid-back beach bar and grill Drift is great for dining by the sea. Four swimming pools offer options for family fun.
Sharjah – The Chedi Al Bait
Just a minimal walk from the Sharjah Art Foundation, and not too far from the Sharjah Aquarium, The Chedi Al Bait offers up a city break that will have you lost in the culture of the UAE. Situated alongside Souk Al Shanasiyah within the historical restoration project known as Heart of Sharjah, the Chedi is a transformation of century-old traditional family houses that are now an idyllic boutique hotel that immerses visitors in heritage and sophistication. Each restored home features the names of those who used to live in and own them, and feature beautiful Arabic design elements, such as areesh (palm) ceilings, hand-carved four-poster beds and more.
The relaxing experiences allow guests to enjoy an outdoor pool and a discreet spa, along with two restaurants, an ice-creamery and a café. Taking a trip back in time, the hotel also hosts an on-site museum and a library.
Umm Al Quwain - Vida Beach Resort
The Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain the perfect resort with a number of leisurely activities to enjoy. The resort’s facilities are contemporarily designed to provide a serene space to connect or disconnect, play, and simply chill. From the stunning swimming pool that offers spectacular views of Umm Al Quwain Beach as well as access to it, water sports, tennis courts, a fitness center and rentable bikes, to relaxing spa treatments, rooms are pet friendly so the whole family can come along!