Romantic Eid Staycations in the UAE and Oman | BCME’S 2016 Picks
With the start of the month of September, the temperatures begin to fall and summer gradually comes to an end. This year, September also sees the occasion of Eid Al Adha, which is forecast to begin on the twelfth of the month. With Arafat Day falling on the eleventh, many of our readers will find themselves in the position of having a week off work. With this in mind, we have curated a list of our top picks of the best staycation packages offered by hotels in the local region.
A romantic Eid break is the perfect way to reconnect with one another and make plans for the year ahead. After all, there’s something exciting about the dawning of cooler weather and all the opportunities it brings. For those of you who are busily planning your weddings this season, or who got engaged over the summer, it’s the ideal opportunity to begin or finalise preparations in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Have a look at our suggestions below, and make the most of your time away from the stress of day to day life…
Sofitel the Palm
Our vendors Sofitel the Palm have a special room upgrade offer for the month of September; but you’ll need to book promptly! Book a Junior Suite before 8th September and quote ‘SUITELIFE’ to receive a free room upgrade for stays during the month of September.
This offer provides an opportunity for you and your partner to enjoy one of Dubai’s most iconic features in absolute luxury. With a wide range of restaurants on site, as well as a spa and fitness facility. We would particularly recommend this offer to couples who are considering holding their wedding at this stunning Polynesian themed venue.
For bookings, visit the Sofitel’s website here or call 04 455 66 00. Terms and conditions apply, and rooms are subject to availability.
The Address Dubai Mall
If you’re the type of person who absolutely loves being in the midst of a vibrant, bustling city, with all the major attractions close to hand, then this staycation at The Address Dubai Mall is just for you. Our very own BCME vendors have a special offer that is valid until 14th September – perfect for spending a couple of days away from the monotony of every day life.
Offering a 10 per cent discount on rooms and a complimentary breakfast, this option is ideal for those who don’t want to stray too far from home, or who due to other commitments do not get as much time to travel afield.
For bookings, visit The Address Dubai Mall’s website here or email [email protected]
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
If you live in Dubai, a trip to Abu Dhabi can feel like a million miles away, without the hassle of airports and the general stress of international travel. We particularly love our wedding venue vendors the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi because its city location somehow still manages to transport you to another place, thanks mainly to its Thai-inspired décor and general feel. Within easy reach of the sea and the Eastern Mangroves, the Dusit Thani is the perfect place whether you want to hibernate in the hotel’s luxurious grounds or get out and do some exploring.
The Eid al Adha Half-Board getaway deal is based on a minimum of two nights and includes breakfast and dinner in the preferred room rates. In addition, you will receive complimentary soft drinks and fruit platters at the hotel’s pool, and a 30 per cent discount on spa treatments at the sumptuous Namm Spa. With complimentary wifi and free movies on demand, what’s not to like? There’s also a couple’s getaway offer if you can’t make the Eid dates.
To book, please visit The Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi’s website here.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Venturing slightly further afield, just two hours from Dubai, the Six Senses Zighy Bay is located in the breathtaking northern Musandam peninsula, and features a stunning backdrop of jagged mountains alongside the calming waters of Zighy Bay itself. We love the sound of the ‘Sense of the Edge’ restaurant, which at 293 metres above sea level offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The Arabian Romance Package is the ultimate combination for those seeking rest, relaxation and a little excitement. Spend two nights in a luxury villa with a private pool, and you will receive a daily buffet breakfast for two guests, one paragliding session for both of you (subject to wind and weather conditions), a shared sunset cruise with sparkling date juice and canapés, a 50-minute signature spa couple’s treatment and a destination dining option.
To book, please visit the Six Senses Zighy Bay website here. Terms and conditions apply.