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Top UAE Playcations the Whole Family Will Enjoy

You can't afford to miss these summer staycation offers

Posted on

27 June 2019

Last updated on 5 August 2019
Top Playcations the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Stay and escape at these mini holidays in the UAE that feel every bit as worthy as traveling abroad

Everyone loves a vacation, those couple of days of well-deserved rest where you can explore a fresh environment. But someones they don't become the rejuvenating experience we look forward to.

All the hassle of preparing and planning for a trip overseas... planning/arranging the trip (accommodation, sights to see, things to do, foreign phrases to memorize), traveling by boat, bus, car, train, or air, tackling jet lag, adjusting your body's time zones, etc. could have you feeling more exhausted when you come back to work than when you left for your trip.

SEE ALSO: 12 UAE Summer Staycation Deals Below AED 300

Save your mental and physical energy for the trip itself as we've done the work for you. Skip the travel stress with staycations!

We've handpicked the top summer playcations the whole family will enjoy.

1. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort

Stylish and sophisticated, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort seems to have it all. Situated near the first gold vending machine in the world, this must-go destination invites guests to rooms with a stunning, picture perfect view of Abu Dhabi's skyline and sea. Treat the family to a vacation close to home with three swimming pools, a waterslide, jacuzzi, Sandy lagoon, kids play area, fitness and wellness center, tennis court, and beach access.

2. 5* Bab Al Qasr

If it’s splendor you seek, look no further. The journey speaks for itself: Arrive into the grand, palatial reception designed with Arabian and Moroccan spirit, check into your suite and sink into one of the super comfy premium beds. From the swimming pool, spa, and private beach to the fitness centre and outdoor patio, there's no lack of lux facilities in the hotel. Kids will have a blast with the Yas Island Theme Park access while you pamper yourself at this uber-treat destination.

5* Bab Al Qasr

Pictured: 5* Bab Al Qasr

3. Barracuda Beach Resort with Dreamland Aqua Park Access

With a multi-cuisine restaurant, 1750 sq.ft dolphin pool, children's pool, beach access, jacuzzi, games center, swimming pool, children's play area, volleyball and cricket court, and optional access to Dreamland Aqua Park - no one in the family will feel bored for a moment!

4. Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Guests can take a trip to South East Asia with the selection of delicious Thai cuisine, or take their tastebuds on an all-day trip around the world with their international buffet options. You'll truly feel like you've gone on an exotic getaway with the swimming pool and sun terrace access, guided kayaking or boat tour, and spa facilities.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Pictured: Anantara Eastern Mangroves

5. Green Mubazzarah

This adrenaline-packed staycation is ideal for the thrill-seekers. Let loose with your family at Green Mubazzarah where you can take enjoy a variety of water spots at Wadi Adventure like kayaking and challenging courses. Go on an exciting tour at the Al Ain Zoo, then wind down in your spacious, air-conditioned chalet complete with a kitchen.

6. 5* Danat Al Ain Resort

With its wide selection of dining options and facilities, it's no wonder the 5* Danat Al Ain Resort received its star rating. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, spa and wellness center, outdoor and indoor sports plus games, and gym. Children can enjoy a family fun day out to the 400-hectares Al Ain Zoo, home to over 20 amazing animal species. Kids can also view and experience live penguin, giraffe, and bird feeding, as well as an up-close encounter with lemurs.

7. 5* The Cove Rotana Resort

Guests can select from 1, 2, or 3-bedroom villas where you'll have beach access and a flavorful international breakfast buffet in the morning. Plus, villas with 2 or 3 bedrooms will have their own private pools. The best part? All the recreational facilities have UNLIMITED use. You and the family can take full advantage of the 600 meters beach, two swimming pools, fitness and wellness clubs with professional instructors, jacuzzi, sauna, beach sports activities, and seven exquisitely designed massage treatment rooms to pamper yourself with.

5* The Cove Rotana Resort

Pictured: The Cove Rotana Resort

8. 5* Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa

Over the last 12 years, this grand dame of opulence continues to deliver. The Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa a stylish beachside resort steeped in colonial elegance, where the rooms have a balcony or terrace that offers panoramic views. You can go for a refreshing swim at the swimming pool, indulge at the spa, then take a leisurely night stroll by the beach.

Children can make use of the hotel's kids club where they'll have a day of fun and activity at the outdoor play area, children's swimming pool, and other kids' entertainment like the children's movie nights and disco.

Dining options include a wide selection of international cuisines, as well as drinks and snacks at the Tropicana Sunken Pool Bar, Sharkeys Beach Bar, Mozaique All Day Dining and Al Falaj Lobby Café.

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