HERE COMES THE SUN
SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY UPON US AND WITH HOLIDAYS AT THE FOREFRONT OF EVERYONE’S MINDS, WE’VE ROUNDED UP THE VERY BEST LOCAL STAYS THAT ARE SHORT IN DISTANCE BUT LONG ON LUXURY
84 Here Comes The Sun: Top Hotels.
RODA BEACH RESORT, JUMEIRAH
If you’re a seasoned summer staycay-er and have been to just about all the best hotels the region has to offer, opt to stay in one of the city’s newest hotels – the Roda Beach Resort – and you won’t be disappointed. Located in Jumeirah right next to Sunset Mall, the hotel, which welcomed its first guests in April, fronts onto Kite Beach, offering spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. It has 58 villas and chalets to choose from, ranging from one to five bedroom options, as well as an on-site restaurant, state-of-the-art gym and outdoor pool. Take advantage of the city’s slower pace in the coming month and avail yourself of the hotel’s great rates, starting at just Dhs499 for accommodation and breakfast. This is a city break, redefined. Rodahotels.com or +971 4 304 7000
FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR, ABU DHABI
As far as views of landmarks in the UAE go, facing the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is most certainly one of the best and a stay in the Fairmont Bab al Bahr means you’ll have just that. You’ll also have beautiful views of the ocean and a swim-up bar in the pool. Plus, the hotel is home to two out of three Michelin starred chef Marco Pierre White’s restaurants - we suggest booking in Frankie’s for the bufalina pizza – so your tastebuds are in for a treat too. This month, take advantage of the 36-hour weekend package, where you can enjoy a one night stay, buffet breakfast, brunch, lunch and a late checkout of 6pm for two people, starting from just Dhs1,399. You’re guaranteed to wish there were more hours in the stay. Fairmont.com/abu-dhabi or +971 2 654 3333
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