WellnessThe life-healing magic of the ‘staycation’

Why it's the perfect way to give mind and body a break, without having to fly to a faraway destination

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Making travel plans can be time-consuming, so make life easy for yourself by holidaying close to home with a ‘staycation’. Not only is it easy-to-reach but the right place should offer everything you would expect from an exotic holiday – such as stylishly designed surrounds, a pristine white-sand beach and delicious food.

 

Less logistics, more luxury 

Ever wish you could swap your home for a luxury hotel? With a staycation, you can do just that. Take up residence in a room or suite in one of our Dubai properties and suddenly day-to-day chores like making the beds and washing up the dishes become a distant memory. With everything taken care of, you’ll have plenty of free time to spend with your family – from playing with little ones on a private beach to enjoying a delicious candlelit dinner with your loved one. From catching up on your reading to luxuriating with a lazy lie-in, a staycation means that the time you save on reaching a destination can be used to really slow down your normal pace of life. 

 

Escape the kitchen…

… and let someone else do the cooking. Many of our restaurants have reopened and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our guests. So, now’s the time to embark on an international culinary adventure without having to pack a bag and board a plane. At Jumeirah Al Naseem, guests are transported to Japan thanks to Kayto’s ambitious dinner menu, where dishes feature delicious ingredients such as Wagyu beef, king crab and sea bass sashimi alongside a selection of expertly hand-prepared sushi rolls and nigiri. 

Chefs cooking at Kayto

America’s Deep South is the dining destination of choice at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse, where barbecued meats are cooked low and slow in a custom-made smokehouse. Meanwhile, at Jumeirah Al Qasr, the team at French Riviera are busy welcoming the very first people to experience the exceptional French cooking being served waterside at Dubai’s newest dining address. 

 

Take time out from a busy schedule

A staycation isn’t just about giving yourself time to enjoy relaxing lunches and dinners, it also means taking your time over every meal that you might skip when you’re at home – like a brunch that’s guaranteed to get your day off to a good start or the chance to socialise over a sumptuous afternoon tea. For example, a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies served on tiered stands keep guests lingering amid the smart surrounds of Al Mandhar in Jumeirah Al Naseem.

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf afternoon tea being served

 

Shake up your surrounds

A change of scene can do wonders for your wellbeing. From the opulent interiors of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, which are inspired by the palaces of the Ottoman era, to the stunning ocean vistas offered by the rooms and suites at Jumeirah Al Qasr, a new view can make you feel like you are million miles away from home. The chance to enjoy being outdoors is another wellness-boosting benefit of taking a staycation, and we encourage guests to wander the gardens and waterways that surround the Arabian-inspired summerhouses of Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf.

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf's waterways

 

Enjoy a staycation with Jumeirah 

To find out how a staycation is the perfect way to give mind and body a break, we are offering reduced rates at a number of our Dubai properties. True to the ‘more time to rest and relax’ philosophy that defines a holiday enjoyed close to home, Jumeirah's Ultimate Staycation offer includes an early check in and late check out, and can include a complimentary breakfast or even lunch or dinner at selected restaurants, in addition to discounted food and drinks across the property you pick. And, because we think everyone should have the chance to rest and recharge, we are welcoming dogs, so even four-legged family members can join you.