From city breaks and family adventures to luxurious retreats and cultural explorations Marriott Bonvoy shines the spotlight on destinations in the Middle East and Europe perfect for families and couples to celebrate Eid Al Adha.
Best for a Luxurious Retreat
Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
With one of the world’s most unique and celebrated addresses, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa, lends itself to a memorable stay to celebrate Eid. The private oasis is nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. This Eid, guest can take an unforgettable horse ride, camel trek or nature walk and join a signature desert safari or learn the art of archery and falconry. The luxurious retreat boasts private, outdoor pools with majestic dune and mountain views from its 42 expansive suites. Authentic regional antiques and local artifacts, thoughtful nuances highlighting the city’s heritage and anticipated, personalised service make for a truly memorable experience.
Best for some Family Fun
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai
Situated along Dubai’s pristine Jumeirah beach, the resort is a place for families and couples to create special memories together this Eid. The resort’s vast recreational activities include an outdoor kid’s pool with water slides and a kids club offering a range of interactive activities. For couples seeking ultimate relaxation the adults-only pool and spa are places of serenity and rejuvenation. A place to socialise and enjoy tastes from around the world, the resort is home to 12 dining outlets including Luciano’s, Sauce, and The Grand Grill Restaurant and Lounge. From the resort, guests can discover some of the city’s main attractions just minutes away including Dubai Harbour and JBR Walk.
Best for Historical Discovery
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa, Jordan
Located at the heart of Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth with picturesque views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa is a soothing escape with an abundance of local culture and historical sites to discover including Mount Nebo, The Baptism Site of Jordan, Mujib Reserve, Dead Sea Salt Formations, Ma’in Hot Springs, and Dead Sea Panorama. Newly enhanced spacious guest rooms feature private balconies overlooking the incredible scenic views. Guest can savour a meal at one of the hotel’s restaurants, break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center or spend time in the signature hotel spa which features a Dead Sea salt pool and natural products. The hotel also features indoor and outdoor pools, including a family-friendly pool.
Best for Golf Enthusiasts
The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes
The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes is a jewel in the centre of a prestigious private enclave in New Cairo, Egypt, featuring a 27-hole golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo and Brian Curley and an expansive spa. Configured into two golf championships, the golf course promises an enjoyable and unique challenge for both beginners and more skilled players. The hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and suites with breath-taking views over the tranquil fairways. Each guestroom is a haven for wellness and relaxation, complete with the world-renowned Heavenly® Bed and the reinvigorating Heavenly® Bath experience in addition to innovative wellness treatments designed to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body, and enrich the mind.
Best for a Couple’s Desert Escape
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi
Deep within the desert landscape lies Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi – an intimate retreat suffused with natural beauty and serene tranquillity. Its distinct Spa is a hallmark of the hotel experience where guests can rebalance their equilibrium and embark on an individual wellness journey with total rejuvenation of body, mind, and soul at Saray Spa, offering authentic treatments that combine nature with traditional healing techniques. Inspired by classical dwellings, the resort’s 99 guest rooms and villas feature timeless local details, traditional artwork and Arabesque accessories, alongside a range of dining destinations showcasing the dunes to panoramic perfection. Step away from it all into an exclusive natural environment, with the space to reconnect and the freedom to lose yourself this Eid.
Best for a Peaceful Oasis Experience
Iaïla, a Tribute Portfolio Resort, Seychelles
Iaïla, Seychelles, a Tribute Portfolio Resort marks the debut of Tribute Portfolio in the Seychelles, offering a peaceful oasis perfect for travellers who seek out incredible Eid experiences and crave a connection with the community. Located close to Anse Royal, the picturesque white sandy beach on the South-eastern coast of Mahé island, the resort’s spaces feature a harmoniously calming colour palette complemented by pops of green that pay homage to the tropical surroundings. 76 bespoke guestrooms are decorated with nature-inspired aesthetics, featuring a mural of the Seychelles’ plant silhouette and hand-woven macramé bed board. Guests can upgrade their stay at one of the eight suites, including the Senior Suite with a private plunge pool and terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort is home to five restaurants and bars, a water sports centre, swimming pool, 24/7 fitness centre, spa, barbershop and kids’ recreation area. Anchored by the brand’s passion to drive connections with the locale, the resort curates a series of village experiences including Creole cooking classes, weaving demonstrations, and Moutya music experiences. Guests looking to live like a local can join insiders on day trips to explore the village market, embark on a fishing trip, hike through the jungle, or take expeditions to neighbouring islands arranged by native experts.