Weekend Galore at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana; A Must Visit

It’s necessary that we all take out time from our regular routine and indulge in a luxurious staycation over the weekend.

Specially in United Arab Emirates as it has some of the best places to enjoy a short break and return to work rejuvenated!! I am a big fan of staycations and it’s all the more wonderful with kids.what could be better than a mini holiday with family right here.

Today I would like to share with you my experience at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana located at Abu Dhabi Corniche area. The 5 star property offers splendid rooms and suites, the beautiful beach and pool, massage treatments, a salon and dining options. Their design is modern and it complements the values of the contemporary Arabian culture, in an alcohol free environment. Does it ring a bell? a weekend of total Detox with sun, beach and family.


I loved the property especially the Beach Club it offers a private beach sweeping around the lagoon which is clean, nice and also have water sports. The beach club has two outdoor pools catering to all ages and are temperature controlled. The kid’s pool is shaded so your young ones can have lots of fun and could enjoy a sun free environment, located right beside the adult pool. Right adjacent the kid’s pool there is also the kid’s play area. While you relax by the pool you can watch your kids enjoying equally. My son Nirvaan had a gala time at the Beach Club. We ordered for some exotic mocktails from the Sunset pool bar.. It also serves snacks, Tapas and tempting desserts…lazy day and relaxation.

4088964_PhotoGrid_1428665182448The Beach club is equipped with a massage center and I did notice a lot of guests opted for a shoulder and head massage right beside the pool for just AED 50 for 30 minutes. A quick massage and back to the pool . I opted for an hour Aromatherapy massage and must say I had the best massage ever as Lady “TA” is unbelievably good. If you visit the hotel you must try the massage for sure. Highly Recommended. Rooms are beautiful, clean and comfortable .One can sit by the balcony and enjoy the amazing view of the beach and pool for hours.

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For dinner we opted to dine at Kamoon that serves authentic Arabic cuisine located at the beach front. Lovely breeze, Sheesha and good Arabic food sums up Kamoon. Totally Recommended. By the way you can arrange for a romantic dinner as well for your partner as they do amazing settings by the beach and provide exclusive space for the two for a candle light dinner.

Horizon is another restaurant which is the main dining venue that serves international cuisine. We had our lunch buffet at the restaurant and it was again very good. They also have the option for indoor and outdoor dining by the pool side. The buffet was widespread with good options of  Chinese, Italian and Indian food with a decent variety of desserts. After the lunch it was time to check out and I quickly ran for a manicure and pedicure at the salon Hairwaves by Charbel. They specialize in hair services including other beauty needs.








 Beach, Pool, Massage, Amazing food, Pampering and a great time with the family is what sums up my weekend experience. I would rate the hotel 5/5 for adding some good memories to my lifeline.


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