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6 staycations to enjoy this National Day weekend

Take your pick from our splendid selection of the best getaways for the 49th UAE National Day

It’s the final long weekend of the year and if you’re anything like us, your plans are already set to make the most of this five-day break. But if you’re still looking for last-minute ideas, here are five staycation deals to inspire your plans.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel

A luxurious choice for a long weekend break, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel invites guests to celebrate the 49th UAE National Day by unwinding in the sanctity of nature. Discover the magnificence of the immaculate mangroves from the peaceful surrounds of this stunning retreat and indulge in the lap of luxury all weekend long. Savour traditional Emirati and international treats as you embark on a culinary journey around the world without leaving the hotel’s lavish quarters.

Rates start from AED749 per night.

The two award-winning hotels from the iconic Taj brand in the Middle East have launched the ultimate winter escape, just in time for the UAE National Day weekend. Guests are invited to experience the best of both hotels with 48 hours of entertainment, brunching and relaxation. Check in to Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers on Thursday and escape to Paros, the hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant.

Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Friday morning starts with a freshly prepared breakfast at Shamiana, before guests make their way to Taj Dubai conveniently located in the Downtown district. Here, a chilled-out retro brunch with the best of 80s and 90s tunes awaits at The Eloquent Elephant. The menu features all-time favourite British classics paired with drinks. Then, on Saturday morning, guests can indulge in a delectable breakfast at Tesoro before unwinding by the pool or at the spa.

Priced at AED1,499 for two people for a two-night stay.

For the full W experience, guests are invited to book a stay at the luxurious W Dubai – The Palm on National Day. Celebrating the nation’s 49 glorious years, the hotel will welcome the first 49 guests on December 2, 2020, with delicious traditional treats waiting for them in their rooms.

W Dubai - The Palm

W Dubai – The Palm

During their stay, guests can enjoy the hotel’s pristine beach with a refreshing dip or stroll, enjoy a pool day at the popular Wet Deck or unwind at Away Spa. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with spectacular dining experiences at Torno Subito and Akira Back.

The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah

Celebrating the spirit of the union in UAE, The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah offers a special National Day holiday experience, with a three-night stay for the price of two. Available upon booking the Chedi Grand room or a room belonging to a higher category, guests can enjoy more while paying less. The hotel will also offer an array of themed activities on December 2 for in-house guests from 5 pm until 7 pm, including luqaimat making, a showcase of Emirati spices and a live show.

Prices start from AED 1,150 per night including daily breakfast, complimentary in-room beverages and Wi-Fi access.

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates

The ideal holiday destination for those who love to shop, eat and ski, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel offers a National Day celebration unlike any other. Book a Classic room for AED449++ or a family suite for AED749++ both with a complimentary breakfast. Each option includes discounted tickets to Ski Dubai, two Magic Planet tickets and a 20 percent discount on dining for all Marriott members.

JA Beach Hotel

For a holiday that feels worlds away from the city, check in to two of the hotels at JA The Resort, located within a 20-minute drive from Dubai Marina. Explore an 800-metre private beach, swim and cool off in several sprawling and spacious pools, and enjoy access to one million square metres of space and nature. A number of experiences are available at the hotel, including water sports, horse riding lessons, clay pigeon shooting and golf.

Book until December 2 and enjoy discounts of up to 40 percent on stays. The offer is valid for stays until December 31st, 2021.


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