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Best Weekend Getaways In UAE?

Best Weekend Getaways In UAE?

You most likely want to leave all the stress behind, forget about your nagging boss, and want some quiet relaxation time. 

And if you're married with kids, it makes sense that you just want to unwind and have fun with your family on weekends. Everyone looks forward to the weekends, so you're not the only one. 

Now, what would you call the best weekend getaway right here in the UAE? Well, for me, it's an exquisite staycation to make the most of your free time. 

With world-class hotels, beaches, theme parks, and more right on your doorstep, planning a weekend staycation is one of the best ways to enjoy the weekend with your partner or family. 

 Luxury Hotel Retreat Dubai at Wonderdays

Pamper Yourself with a Luxury Hotel Retreat

If you're craving some serious relaxation, you can't go wrong booking a night or two at one of Dubai's many luxury hotels. 

The iconic Burj Al Arab is always a popular choice, but there are plenty of other five-star options like Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the classically elegant Hotel Sofitel Downtown Dubai. 

For the ultimate beachfront luxury, you could book a day or two for you and your partner at the new Sofitel Dubai Palm overlooking the iconic Palm Jumeirah island for the weekend.  

You both get to soak in with infinity pools, world-class spas, and lavish rooms with all the latest amenities. 

I love hotels with epic views, and you may be like me. A romantic stay in Palm Jumeirah would be the perfect choice. I'm talking about one of Dubai's most iconic areas, with gorgeous sea vistas and luxury amenities included.

 Weekend Like a Tourist in Dubai at Wonderdays

Enjoy Your Weekend Like a Tourist

Just because you live here doesn't mean you can't enjoy Dubai's top tourist attractions on a staycation weekend. 

From the dizzying views at the top of Burj Khalifa to the fascinating exhibits of the Dubai Aquarium, dozens of experiences never seem to get old. 

And one of those experiences is a night stay at Burj Khalifa and aquarium tickets for you and your partner. 

For family fun, join the thousands of LEGO lovers who flock to LEGOLAND Dubai every month. Let your kids' imaginations run wild, exploring the intricate buildings, scenes, and statues made from millions of tiny bricks. 

Then head next door to LEGOLAND Water Park to splash down massive slides and wade through themed water areas on a staycation day they won't soon forget. 

The whole family will enjoy magical mini-breaks covered with park tickets, overnight hotel, and breakfast bundled into one handy gift.

 Soak Up the Sun, Sea, and Sand in UAE at Wonderdays

Soak Up the Sun, Sea, and Sand

We can't talk about weekend getaways in the UAE without mentioning the region's world-famous beaches. 

Whether you're looking for prime sunbathing, water sports, or seaside dining, the UAE has shoreline options in spades for your weekend. 

Just an hour's drive from Dubai, the golden crescent of Kite Beach offers shallow waters perfect for paddleboarding or kayaking, with a bustling promenade jam-packed with trendy cafés and restaurants. 

Or, for white sand as far as the eye can see, pack up your beach gear and head to the remote bliss of Ras Al Khaimah, which has plenty of public beaches easily accessible from most hotels. Treat yourself to one day frolicking by the waves at this beautiful beachfront hotel. 

And guess what? This weekend staycation idea at Ras Khaimah lets you choose between a four or 5-star property boasting gorgeous Gulf views right outside your window.

 Abu Dhabi at Wonderdays

Don't Forget Abu Dhabi

You see, the glitzy lights of Dubai often steal the staycation spotlight, but just an hour south lies the fascinating capital of the UAE. 

Abu Dhabi boasts a coastline with beaches and fabulous attractions like the jaw-dropping Ferrari World indoor theme park on Yas Island. 

If you love culture, you'll have a great time at the iconic architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque before grabbing dinner and a stunning sunset vista from one of the many cafés and restaurants.

A staycation at a luxurious Abu Dhabi hotel with tickets to the capital's largest water park, "Yas Waterworld," is also a perfect weekend getaway for the family.

 Yas Waterworld

Conclusion 

However you choose to escape on a UAE weekend getaway, staycations make recharging easy without the hassle of passports and packing. 

At Wonderdays, we believe this spectacular corner of the Middle East overflows with diverse destinations, luxury hotels, iconic beaches, and thrilling attractions to enjoy your free days however you crave.

You can reconnect deeply with your partner while soaking up desert sunrises, city skylines, and elegant dinners. And, you're not also lost for choice as a family either. 

Create lifelong family memories by racing roller coasters, building castles by the sea, and sharing simple moments. 

With a handful of options across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah's golden shores, you could enjoy fresh staycation fun every weekend.

Just grab your bags and book your next revitalizing local retreat. Go ahead - you deserve it!

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