Weekend escape to Barracuda

‘Staycations’ is the buzzword in the UAE. Come every weekend, and city dwellers rush out to rejuvenate themselves. A 45-minute drive from Dubai, Barracuda Beach Resort serves as the perfect weekend getaway for those who seek that much-needed break.

TT Bureau

Barracuda Beach Resort at Umm Al Quwain is only a 45 minutes’ drive from Dubai and is popular for its beaches catering to tourists and residents. Established in 1994, Barracuda has grown to cover an area of 4,500 square metres, stocking over 4,000 products and serving more than 20,000 customers of 192 nationalities every month.

Many corporate companies book the resort for their special ‘family day’ outings as it offers a wide range of accommodation ideal for small and even large families. Some of the expats who live in Dubai celebrate their special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries as the place is also next to the famous Dreamland Aqua Park.

Hari Krishnan, General Manager, Barracuda Beach Resort, said, “We are delighted to have over 190 nationalities coming over right around the year. Many expats take leave during the holy month and have their extended families staying in the resort which becomes a very family-oriented stay We also get many corporates booking their family outings or team-building weekends when they conduct various activities. The place boasts of lush greenery, lagoon breeze and a calm sense of relaxation. We are looking forward to a good season this year as well. Having said that, I must mention that we are an all-year round staycation destination as we have many travellers coming from various parts of the world.”

The property houses a total of 51 keys which include three to four different categories to select from a superior studio which is almost about 450 plus square feet with a king size bed and a comfortable couch. A great setting for a family with small children will be on the lagoon front with a balcony that can be enjoyed.

For those who require a bigger space the one-bedroom suite will be ideal as it’s almost 600 plus square feet with a living room, bedroom complete with a balcony and other essential amenities in the room. The two bedroom-suite with a living room and two separate bedrooms is perfect for the larger families as it’s over 700-plus in square feet area.

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