By Zareen Muzaffar
If you have limited amount of time before office or school starts and you want to get away from the hectic pace of life, consider some of the beautiful resorts that are not too far away.
Make use of the proximity and indulge in the beauty, luxury and decadence these popular resorts have to offer.
1. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Whether it’s for business or for leisure, Emirates Palace is such a beautiful sight. Many international events, conferences and exhibitions take place in this breathtaking resort. With the opulent decor, a range of suites and relaxing spas, Emirates Palace is the perfect place to be for a well deserved getaway.
2. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Who isn’t familiar with the famous Burj tower. You can enjoy the view up close and personal by staying at the Burj Al Arab. A symbol of power, modernity and beauty, this palatial resort is repeatedly voted as the world’s most luxurious hotel.
3.Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat
Muscat, Oman’s capital is just 15 minutes away from this resort. Beautiful deep blue water of the sea of Oman will not let you wander anywhere. Three hotels await you within this resort, all offering their own exceptional services. You can relax at any one of the hotels overlooking the marvelous view.
4. Qasr Al Sharq, Waldorf Astoria, Jeddah
Situated in Jeddah, this beautiful destination offers nothing but the best. With the ladies only spa by Clarins, visitors can relax and enjoy the great services. Treat your taste buds to the exquisite menu offered at Aromi and Mataam Al Sharq. Indulge in the opulent style at Qasr Al Sharq and retreat into private bliss.
5. Al Areen Palace And Spa, Bahrain
The resort is only 35 minutes from Bahrain International Airport and five minutes away from the world-famous Bahrain International Circuit. Al Areen Palace and Spa is the only all-villa private pool resort in the Arabian Gulf and one of the Middle East’s most luxurious hideaways.
6. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Nestled in the dunes of Dubai, this private resort will take you away from the commotion of city life. Children can enjoy the unique activities lined up for them such as Aladdin’s kids club and Fun for Children.
7. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Do you want the best of both worlds? Look no further because Zighy Bay is the “rugged beauty” of Oman that allows you to experience the culture of Oman and the buzz of UAE. These include a range of traditional and modern attractions from both countries.
8. The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Chedi is the perfect place to be if you want to experience Oman’s uniqueness and beauty. Surrounded by souqs, the desert, dunes and forts, Chedi allows visitors to enjoy leisurely activities, arts and culture, sightseeing and with the newly opened Royal Opera House in Muscat, your trip is guaranteed to be memorable.
9. Kempinksi Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan
This hotel is located perfectly for the adventurers who want to experience the history and learn more about Jordan. Less than three hours away from the hotel is Petra, considered to be Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. There’s a lot more: the Ancient City of Jerash, The Wadi Mujib Gorge, Mount Nebo and Wadi Rum. A wealth of information and knowledge awaits visitors!
10. Movenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a, Kuwait
Movenpick Resort is located close to Kuwait Airport and Kuwait’s largest shopping malls. Surrounded by 200 meters of white sandy beachfront, this resort features some of the best things to do like visiting the Aqua Park, National Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Scientific Centre and Liberation Tower. Go ahead and experience the range of activities in the heart of Kuwait.