8 Hotels And Resorts Within An Hour’s Drive From Dubai That Combine Convenience With Luxury

Escape the bustling streets of Dubai and discover a realm of convenience and luxury just a short drive away

by Priyanka Fernandes
8 Hotels And Resorts Within An Hour’s Drive From Dubai That Combine Convenience With Luxury

Amidst the city’s beauty, we can feel overwhelmed by the demands of our daily lives. But it’s important to remember that we all deserve a break now and then. Fortunately, a staycation can provide just the respite we need. By finding a nearby hotel or resort that’s easily accessible from Dubai, we can recharge our batteries and return to our lives feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Within an hour’s drive from Dubai, an array of hotels and resorts await, promising the perfect blend of accessibility and amenities. Here are eight havens of relaxation where convenience meets indulgence, inviting you to unwind and rejuvenate within easy reach of Dubai’s vibrant energy.

1. The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah

Nestled in Wadi Khadeja, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers a blend of romance, relaxation, and adventure in a 1,235-acre Nature Reserve. With 100 private villas featuring pools and terraces, guests can explore equestrian and adventure activities or unwind at the Spa. Cultural experiences like desert treks and private archery lessons await, providing a luxurious escape just a short drive from Dubai.

Where: Al Mazraa Wadi Khadija – Al Ashish – Ras al Khaimah
Cost: Around AED1800 to AED2000 per day for 2 people
Distance: Approx 1 hour 5 mins from Dubai

2. The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah

Just 25 kilometres from Dubai, Sharjah’s cultural renaissance centres around The Chedi Al Bait, a luxury five-star hotel and resort at the heart of the city’s historical preservation project. The resort is converted from historic manor houses, seamlessly blending Islamic heritage with contemporary elegance. GHM’s design harmoniously combines Asian-inspired elements with Arabic influences, preserving Sharjah’s rich culture and history. With seven heritage houses and modern accommodations, The Chedi Al Bait offers travellers a unique opportunity to experience traditional Emirati hospitality in luxurious surroundings.

Where: Heart of Sharjah – 79 Corniche St – Al Shiokh – Sharjah
Cost: Around AED800 to AED1500 per day for 2 people
Distance: Approx 30 mins from Dubai

Also Read: 5 Most Romantic Hotels In Dubai For Couples

3. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman
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The Hotel is within an hour’s drive from Dubai and offers a serene escape amidst protected mangroves and pristine beaches. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, epitomizes relaxation with contemporary architecture, panoramic ocean views, and luxurious amenities. Enjoy excellent accommodation, international cuisine, personalized spa treatments, water sports, and private beachside dining. With sincere attention to detail, the five-star hotel promises a rejuvenating retreat in Al Zorah.

Where: 18065 – Al Ittihad Rd – Ajman
Cost: Around AED1500 to AED2000 per day for 2 people
Distance: Approx 47 mins from Dubai

4. W Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Positioned atop the racetrack, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island offers 499 guest rooms and suites with direct track access, allowing guests to enjoy the racecar sounds or marina vistas. The hotel features inspirational architecture, including Whatever/Whenever canoe desks, paying homage to Abu Dhabi’s waterways. It’s the ultimate dining and nightlife destination with seven unique restaurants and bars, a spa, and a modern kids’ zone. Its event space spans 3,520 square meters, catering to meetings and social gatherings. Pet-friendly amenities welcome trained pets for a fee, ensuring a memorable stay.

Where: Yas Island- Abu Dhabi
Cost: Around AED1200 to AED1700 per day for 2 people
Distance: Approx 1 hour 6 mins from Dubai

5. Al Maha Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa in Dubai, offers a private oasis in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. With stunning views and 42 private suites featuring swimming pools, guests can enjoy tranquillity amidst lush palm groves and iconic dunes. Activities include 4×4 drives, horseback riding, camel treks, nature walks, signature desert safaris, archery, and falconry. The resort blends understated classiness with authentic regional antiques and local artefacts for a memorable experience.

Where: N 55° – 24°47’21.3 – 36’27.8″E Al Ain – Dubai Rd
Cost: Around AED5000 to AED12000 per day for 2 people
Distance: Approx 45 mins from Dubai

6. Fairmont Ajman


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Fairmont Ajman, a beachfront 5-star hotel, is a haven just 30 minutes from Dubai. With 252 guest rooms and suites offering stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, it promises exceptional hospitality and leisure experiences. Enjoy mornings by the infinity pool, beach afternoons, and access to the Al Zorah Golf Club. Indulge in upscale dining and rejuvenating spa treatments for an unforgettable stay in Ajman.

Where: Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Street – Al Nakhil 2 – Ajman
Cost: Around AED800 to AED1000 per day for 2 people
Distance: Approx 30 mins from Dubai

7. Ja Lake View Jebel Ali


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Overlooking Dubai’s largest experience resort, the lifestyle hub of JA Lake View Hotel seamlessly integrates with a serene 9-hole championship golf course and a private 800-meter beach. The hotel offers a luxurious stay with 348 guestrooms and suites with balconies, three swimming pools, and four dining experiences and is within an hour’s drive from Dubai. Guests enjoy full access to all JA The Resort facilities, including the JA Equestrian Centre, Calm Spa & Salon, and JA Marina, ensuring a truly immersive experience.

Where: JA The Resort, Exit – 13 Sheikh Zayed Road – Mina Jebel Ali – Dubai
Cost: Around AED2000 to AED2500 per day for 2 people|
Distance: Approx 30 mins from Dubai

Also Read: 10 Beach Resorts In Dubai For The Ultimate Staycation With Family Or Friends

8. Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection

Lapita Resorts, Within an hour's drive from Dubai
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Experience the distinctive allure of Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts Autograph Collection, where Polynesian-inspired design meets an unbeatable location within Dubai Parks and Resorts. Guests are welcomed to accommodations featuring thoughtful amenities like complimentary WiFi, plush pillowtop beds, and private balconies or terraces. Choose from three villas offering extra space and scenic views. Indulge in relaxation at the Spa, which offers diverse dining options and refreshing pools. Children can enjoy the club and the lazy river. With 26,296 square feet of event space, Lapita is an ideal venue for any gathering.

Where: W283+CQW Dubai Parks & Resorts – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai
Cost: Around AED800 to AED2000 per day for 2 people
Distance: Approx 36 mins from Dubai

Nestled along pristine beaches or amidst tranquil desert landscapes, these hotels and resorts within an hour’s drive from Dubai offer a retreat from the urban hustle without compromising extravagance. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, these havens of indulgence await, ready to make your staycation dreams a reality.

Cover Image Courtesy: Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection and Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah

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