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Danat Al Ain: The Perfect Family Staycation Destination

Danat Al Ain: The Perfect Family Staycation Destination


Searching for a great UAE staycation destination that’s within driving distance? I can highly recommend a trip to the 5* Danat Al Ain Resort. 

It’s a great place for a weekend getaway with your family. Or the perfect place to celebrate a special day or anniversary. Plus, the Danat Al Ain Resort is just a short journey away from Dubai.

Particularly great if you want a weekend getaway with your family to celebrate a special day or anniversary, the Danat Al Ain Resort is just a short journey away from Dubai.

Anniversaries for us have never really meant expensive gifts, or romantic dinners – but rather quality time with family. Looking at all the fantastic staycation deals currently on Cobone, we jumped at the opportunity to get away for one night.

As much as I love Dubai’s city life, the thing I miss most is the abundance of natural, lush flora… So Danat Al Ain immediately caught my eye with the image of rolling green palm trees in the distance.

It only took a few easy clicks online to book our Cobone voucher, and we were set to go!

Travelling from Dubai to Danat Al Ain

The 90 minute drive from Dubai was the perfect amount of time for our family.

Upon arrival at the Danat Al Ain Resort, we were warmly greeted by the valet service. They swiftly assisted with our luggage. Then, we were ushered towards the reception where check-in was a breeze. We were also given wristbands. To complete check-in, the staff kindly requested us to go directly to our lunch buffet. After all, our all-inclusive package comprised of all three meals during our one night stay.

After eating, we made our way to our room to check it out. We stayed on the 6th floor with pool facing views. To be honest, we didn’t actually stay inside the room that much… We were mostly on the balcony, gazing out towards the tops of the date palm trees as far as the eye could see. As a very special touch, we received a hearth-shaped cake with two handcrafted roses that read ‘Happy Anniversary’ on the top. Of course, it lasted long enough to capture a picture of it before it was quickly devoured by our two greedy children. Around sun set, we headed downstairs to explore the grounds before dinner.

Danat Al Ain - Room Service

Family activities and facilities at Danat Al Ain

The children’s playground was one of the best that I had seen in a hotel. We couldn’t stop the boys from swinging, climbing, sliding and running for HOURS.

There’s even a trampoline, volleyball net, and loads of grassy space for ballgames to keep children of all ages occupied. After all, it’s what every parent wants while on a staycation or holiday.

There’s also three stunning swimming pools in the Danat Al Ain Resort, all comfortably heated to enjoy all year round. The Oasis Bar also extends into the main adult pool for simultaneous sips and dips! For the sprogs, the shallow paddling pool has an in-built slide. There’s also a 33 metre lap pool, which would please any fitness lover.

The gym that looks out onto the recreation area is very well kitted-out, with state of the art equipment… According to my gym-loving husband!

Danat Al Ain - Aerial View

Food and beverage at Danat Al Ain

There is a recently opened McGettigan’s bar onsite for those who enjoy a more adult scene. There’s also a Shooter’s, where you can enjoy a game of pool and casual drinks with friends.

For dinner, a great spread of international cuisine was on offer; with dishes ranging from Asian curries to Arabic grills. We were so full by the time our day ended, that we passed on the evening entertainment of song and dance. Instead, we headed straight up to our room and called it a night.

Danat Al Ain - Gardens

The next morning, we spent breakfast chatting to the chefs, and running through the breathtaking gardens. I must say that if I had to choose only one reason to go back to Danat Al Ain, it would be for the employees. Having been in the hospitality industry myself, a little insider secret to know how ‘good’ the hotel is, is to notice the attitude of the staff.

The staff greeted us with welcoming smiles at all times. They looked genuinely happy to serve us. Plus, they helped make us feel all the comforts of home.

Before having to face reality once again, we made a pit-stop to Al Ain Zoo. It was the perfect way to round-up our nature-filled staycation.

Visit Danat Al Ain Resort yourself

There are 2 great deals on Cobone at the moment for Danat Al Ain:

If you’re wanting to visit Danat Al Ain yourself with your family or partner, there are currently 2 great deals on Cobone available to buy:

A romantic package for 2 in an executive suite – view deal >>

or an all-inclusive stay with soft/house beverages – view deal >>

Our Cobone Tester

Hello! My name is Katherine, a South African expat mum living in Dubai with my husband and two sons, Adam and Alexander. I’m a blogger and busy on social media on top of all this!

Along with my husband and sons… we’re The Cobone Family- getting to try out all those great deals and experience some of the best things Dubai has to offer!
Blog: Three To Try
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About Danat Al Ain Resort

Nestled amid lush greenery in the UAE’s picturesque garden city, Danat Al Ain Resort features luxurious accommodation, 3 pools, a 24 hour fitness centre, spa and a wide range of engaging activities for children.

Genuine hospitality combined with modern amenities and superior service bring you the very best for a memorable vacation in the heart of the Arabian Desert.

Distance from the airport:

25.4 km from Al Ain International Airport (approximately 32 minutes) and 143.3 km from Dubai International Airport (approximately 1 hour 38 minutes)

Hotel services: 

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Currency exchange
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car Rental service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Room service
  • Shuttle services
  • VIP room facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopy/Printing service
  • Laundry/Dry cleaning and Ironing service
  • Gift/Souvenir shop
  • Salon for men/women
  • Babysitting/Child services

Recreational facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre and Gym
  • Spa and Wellness Center
  • Sauna
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Indoor Games

Dining options: 

Buffet Breakfast and Dinner

Languages spoken: 

English & Arabic

Wi-Fi/Internet service: 

Free internet to maximum two devices per room

To find out more about Danat Al Ain, visit the official website here >>