Travel from Dubai to Oman

4 Quick Weekend Getaways from Dubai

Planning your next weekend getaway? With soooo many awesome cities and hotels on our doorstep, it’s hard to resist a quick adventure abroad. From the vibrant history that runs through Bahrain to the scenic hotspots that make up Kuwait, the Middle East is filled with Insta-worthy places to visit.

If you’re looking for accommodation that’s affordable and easily accessible, Ibis has two unique hotel types in the Middle East that have been tailor-made to suit you. There’s Ibis Styles for those that appreciate inspiring and creative design, and Ibis for the ultimate hotel experience (you’ll love the Ibis brand’s signature bedding concept, ‘Sweet Bed™ by Ibis’!)

1. Bahrain

Travel from Dubai to Bahrain

Bustling with history and culture, Bahrain is one Middle Eastern country worth visiting. Perfect for a quick weekend getaway, explore everything from the Formula 1 racetrack to plenty of culinary and artistic hotspots.

Where to stay:

Ibis Seef Manama is perfect for both business and leisure, complete with a main restaurant, gym and external swimming pool. The hotel is just 10 minutes away from the Bahrain Exhibition Centre, financial harbour and the main shopping malls.

Located right around the corner from Bahrain’s main business district and embassies, Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area is ideal for business travellers looking for comfort and style. It’s also a quick drive from Moda Mall and Bahrain National Museum.

2. Oman

Travel from Dubai to Oman

Within driving distance from the UAE, Oman should definitely be top of your road trip list. From adventures in the desert to four-wheel drives through jaw-dropping wadis (river valleys), there really is so much to do here!

Where to stay:

Surround yourself with mountains and sea, while enjoying a comfortable and affordable stay at Ibis MuscatFrom chilled-out beaches to souks, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from all of Muscat’s must-visit attractions.

3. Kuwait

Kuwait City is one of the Middle East’s lesser-known travel gems, home to beautiful architecture, foodie hotspots, and a host of cultural attractions. History buffs, a must-visit is the National Museum where you’ll find over 2,000 Islamic artworks.

Where to stay:

Located in Kuwait’s historic district, Ibis Sharq is conveniently close to Al Hamra Mall and the famous Souk Sharq. Make the most of all-day dining at the Oopen Pasta & Grill restaurant and the daily breakfast buffet.

Modern and comfortable, Ibis Kuwait Salmiya caters to both families (you can book a spacious suite with a kitchenette) and business travellers (the hotel has three meeting rooms). Al Fanar Mall is also located nearby, as well as plenty of in-house dining options to choose from.

4. Jordan (Amman)

From mesmerising history to water adventures in the Dead Sea, it’s no wonder Jordan is one of the most-visited destinations in the Middle East! As well as ancient historical sites, the country is also home to plenty of luxury hotels, trendy restaurants and buzzing bars.

Where to stay:

Whether you’re a business or leisure traveller, enjoy comfort and convenience at Ibis Amman. The hotel is right across the street from Amman Mall and boasts all-day dining options, too.

Which one are you going to visit first?!

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