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Zahra Anwer

Zahra Anwer

Associate Editor at Destination KSA

Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort

It’s time to plan the ultimate stay cation.


A few things have changed as we vacation in the new normal– expect contactless services, strict attention to social distancing and hygiene, flexible booking options. However, overall you’ll still be able to have a luxurious getaway within city limits. Seas, greenery, and wildlife; these listed staycation venues have it all.

Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort – Riyadh

Majestic dunes, sprawling green lawns, a soft breeze, a cozy villa with an adjoining African safari park in the midst of it all; doesn’t it sound exotic? Well, that’s exactly what Radisson Collection Resort is! Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort, is located 45 minutes from downtown Riyadh and feels like you are in a different place altogether – a nature lover’s paradise! The resort features secluded luxury bungalows and villas complete with private pools, a jacuzzi, and gardens for business or leisure travelers. Other leisure facilities include restaurants, a large beach pool, two freshwater lakes, horseback riding, and a challenging 18-hole golf course.

Location: Riyadh Makkah Highway, Exit 857, Riyadh
Instagramradissoncollectionriyadh

photo by Mokhtar Chahine / www.mchahine.com

photo by Mokhtar Chahine / www.mchahine.com

Aseel Resort – Riyadh

With both the Wadi Hanifa and the Salwa Palace in view, Aseel Resort is the perfect hideout in the heart of Diriyah. Enjoy a variety of farm-like private villas that simulates heritage with modern amenities.

www.mchahine.comOffering its guests a truly rejuvenating experience, the idea behind the resort is to blend in as seamlessly as possible with nature. You can choose to lounge with your family around the pool or enjoy your time dining at the Aseel Garden Lounge.

Location: Wadi Hanifa Rd., Riyadh
Instagramaseel_resort

sharqiya_dksa_staycations_dana-beach1_sourced_march2021Dana Beach Resort – Sharqiyah

With magnificent views of Half Moon Bay, the Dana Beach Resort serves up a slice of serenity and is a perfect choice for a staycation in Sharqiyah to soak up some vitamin sea. Whether you are planning for a villa vacation, a long weekend, or a romantic retreat, Dana features a stunning resort comprising more than 100 contemporary and elegant family villas surrounded by lush landscaped gardens and exceptional beachfront views.

A stay at Dana Beach Resort comes loaded with a variety of water sport activities, dining by the beach, children’s play areas, and the cherry on the icing, Dana Beach Resort also plays host to the Loopagoon Water Park featuring an exciting mix of thrilling water slides and attractions for the whole family.

Location: Half Moon Beach, Al Khobar, Dhahran
Instagram: danabeachresort

jeddah_dksa_staycations_narcissus-resort-and-spa1_sourced_march2021Narcissus Resort and Spa – Jeddah

Narcissus Resort attracts two kinds of travelers – those who love the sea and those who desire solitude during their staycation. Narcissus Resort is the ideal location to soak in some luxury without leaving the city overlooking the pristine beach. This beach resort has something for everyone, including a health club, massage room, and separate swimming pools for men, women and children. Don’t forget to pamper yourself at the Narci Spa, a place where you can relax and bask in ultimate relaxation. jeddah_dksa_staycations_narcissus-resort-and-spa3_sourced_march2021

Location: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St., Jeddah
Instagramnarcissushotel

jeddah_dksa_staycations_intercontinental_sourced_march2021InterContinental Hotel  – Jeddah

Featuring breathtaking views of the Red Seafront and the iconic King Fahad’s Fountain, the Intercontinental Jeddah is resplendent with gorgeous accommodation set in exquisite surroundings.The hotel offers standard and executive rooms and plush suites to its guests; some rooms have an enviable balcony with views of the sea and King Fahad Fountain. While you’re staying here, you can enjoy the optimal experience through the essential amenities, including spa services, a fitness center, and dining outlets, where you can savor breakfast and dinner served in your room or the restaurant. As a bonus, kids eat free.

Location: Al Kurnaysh Rd., Al-Hamra, Jeddah
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unnamed-copyShaden Desert Resort – AlUla

Nestled against the rugged terrain of AlUla, the Shaden Resort with great views of magnificent rock formations is one of AlUla’s most luxurious desert retreats. The grounds feature well-designed luxury villas, suites and rooms that offer private patios to an enormous pool, diverse dining options and numerous services aimed at a multigenerational clientele.

Location: Hail St., Al Ula
Instagram: shadenresort

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