Where to stay in the UAE?

The UAE’s evolution is like non-other. It’s so impressive, that it has transformed, more-or-less empty deserts; into towering skyscrapers, white sand beach coasts and incredible skylines. With luxury experiences at every turn. So where should you stay?


Jumeirah Mina A’SalamDubai.

A family friendly beach hotel that overlooks the Burg Al Arab. The interior is beautifully Arabian, with ostentatious décor; grand pillars, patterned walls and scintillating chandeliers. In a morning, you can even catch a private boat to breakfast. And the kids get exclusive access to Wild Wadi (Dubai’s version of a waterpark Disneyland).


    Ritz-Carlton company have beach and desert hotels; ‘Raz al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach’ and ‘Raz al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert’.

    These hotels too have wonderful Emirati interior, bursting with colour and luxury architecture. Explore tradition by taking a camel ride along the beach or through the sand dunes. Where would you rather wake up? In the vast desert or by the calming ocean?


      Give glamping a go.

      Platinum heritage safari have secluded cabanas situated by a small lake, where you can hire Land Rovers and explore the desert’s wildlife. Or try Nara Escape, for a more romantic camping night and see the night sky, like you’ve never seen it before.


        Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi.

        You heard it right- a private island that’s just a 15 minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi’s shore. The destination, for ultimate relaxation. The island features the most tranquil spa; imagine getting your neck massaged while you soak in the Abu Dhabi sun and listening to the sound of the sea’s waves. There are also activities to for the kids release their energy; such as wakeboarding, windsurfing and jet skiing. Or even let out your inner child.


          The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman, UAE.

          Ajman isn’t too far from Dubai, but far enough from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Al Zorah is perfect for escaping the busyness of normal life. The golf course is particularly special, made by Nicklaus Design and managed by Troon golf. The only place to be if you want to be Tiger Woods for a day.


          W Hotel.

          This hotel is perfect for groups of friends- it’s so vibrant and so fun. They host fabulous 'Ladies days' with top DJs, so you can dance until the sun goes down. This is absolutely the hotel for you if you’re looking for a good party.



            March 28, 2021 — Lydia Dalby

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