5 Staycay Spots In KSA To Enjoy Saudi National Day Weekend
Saudi Arabia’s 92nd National Day is upon us and the country is abuzz with planning celebrations and events to commemorate the annual event which takes place on 23rd September every year. The day is celebrated to remember the unification of the two nations of Najd and Hijaz by His Majesty King Abdul Aziz Al Saud in 1932 to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The kingdom is fast becoming a place for tourists to immerse themselves in the country’s vast culture, heritage and rich history, and its luxurious spots to unwind. Whether you’re looking to celebrate Saudi National Day with close friends, or family – or simply take a moment to unwind and relax, AboutHer.com has rounded up the 5 most luxe staycay spots to enjoy the long weekend at in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia…
Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road
Saudi citizens can enjoy the special Saudi National Offers at Courtyard by Mariott Riyadh Northern Ring Road at which the hotel will offer a complimentary third night for guests who will reside at the hotel on the 23rd and 24th of September. You can even indulge in a dinner buffet at the outdoor terrace of the Seven Restaurant that encompasses stunning views of the country’s capital of Riyadh.
Known to be one of the most romantic hotels in Saudi Arabia, the Rosewood Jeddah offers luxe and relaxing services including a personal butler, romantic dining experiences, and stunning rooms with breathtaking views. Situated on the Red Sea, the hotel knows looks to add romance in every detail, be it add fresh flowers, a cake with your loved one’s name or a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly. The hotel’s Al Malaki Lounge Terrace is the place to dine at as it serves spectacular seafood, such as beluga caviar on lobster slices and king crab meat salad with gold leaf. Fit for royalty.
The Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah Hotel
If money is no object, the Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah is the ultimately in luxury and relaxation as suites are designed in a modern style with Arabian touches – with some including a 24-hour butler service and others with a private spa. The hotel’s communal spa includes a hammam and a 16-meter indoor swimming pool. The hotel also hosts the The Globe – a high-end restaurant with sky-high views – where hotel guests can get 10 per cent off the menu.
Four Seasons Riyadh
Offering luxurious rooms and first-class facilities, the Four Seasons hotel in Riyadh is the ultimate in relaxation and respite as the hotel spa includes a hammam, pool and calming treatments. For those committed to their fitness regime even while on holiday, the hotel includes squash courts and a basketball court. For special occasions and upon request, the Four Seasons Riyadh can host a private candlelit dinner, created by its executive chef and served in the middle of the iconic Sky Bridge – picture it: you’ll be on the 300-meter-high bridge in the the center of the city with breathtaking views.
Situated on the Jeddah Waterfront, the Shangri-La in Jeddah is within arms reach of restaurants, malls and the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. The luxurious hotel houses 220 guest rooms, 55 suites and 17 serviced apartments, which have beautiful city views or sea views. Mostly, guests come to dine at Keith Yeap’s Shang Palace and order the fabulous brightly-coloured dim sum and the world famous Peking duck. The hotel’s spa includes a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, a hammam for men and separate treatments for women. Plus, if you’re travelling with children, there’s a kids’ club to keep them entertained and out of your hair.