With the cooler ‘winter’ temperatures, it’s the perfect time to plan a staycation in the UAE. There are many staycation options a short distance from Dubai that can meet all budgets and any other considerations.

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Hatta

JA Hatta Fort Hotel | Staycation |QiDZ | Kids activities in Dubai

Head to Hatta and stay at the JA Hatta Fort Hotel for a few days away that will allow you to reconnect with nature. Hatta has it all from spectacular mountains, to a beautiful dam and the Hatta Heritage village. On top of that, Hatta is an activity hub! With mountain biking, trampolining, wall climbing, hiking and a whole host of other outdoor activities available.  You can also just take it easy and enjoy relaxing by the pool and taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Jebel Hafeet

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain hotel | Staycatoin | QiDZ | Kids activities in Dubai

Only a one-and-a-half-hour road trip from Dubai – Jebel Hafeet is the perfect staycation. Stay at the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain hotel which not only is a wonderful family friendly hotel but also boasts some of the most amazing vistas in the UAE. The hotel itself has more than enough to keep you entertained with an outdoor pool, with 3 slides to thrill the kids (and adults alike), a kids outdoor and indoor play area and a lovely terrace overlooking Al Ain. On the way back, don’t forget to stop off at the Al Ain zoo to get up close to giraffes and lions.

Ras al Khaimah

Ras al Khaimah has it all: the sea, the mountains and the desert. Depending on what type of getaway you are looking for, you can take your pick:

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa | Staycation | QiDZ | Kids activities in Dubai

For a seaside family friendly resort, check out the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa. The hotel has many restaurants, a kids and teens club and access to 1.5 km of private beach.

Ritz Carlton Al Wadi resort | Staycation | QiDZ | Kids activities in Dubai

For an exclusive desert getaway book into the Ritz Carlton Al Wadi resort! Enjoy the beauty of the sand dunes and watch the shy Oryx’s explore the resort. Watching the sunset from the comfort of your room at the resort is one of the most beautiful things to do in the UAE.  And did we mention – the resort has a great kids club too.

Also check out: 4 Dubai Pool Days For Families.