Proof of a holiday well-spent is in those social media updates validated by thousands of likes. So get ready to strike a pose, as the MENA region offers a gold-mine of some truly sensational hotels that deserve to be visited and then photographed for eternity. Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the MENA region, makes it easier to pick your next snap-happy holiday by hand-picking the top six most instagrammed hotels, across the region:
Marrakech, Morocco: Royal Mansour – Well-situated within the walled city of Marrakech is the Royal Mansour, commissioned by King Mohammed VI. It features private romantic riads – houses built around a gorgeous Andalusian courtyard – surrounded by manicured gardens that are dotted with lily ponds and fountains. One-night stay at the property starts at AED 5952, per couple, at Wego.co.ae.
Beirut, Lebanon: Hotel Albergo – Oozing character and traditional Lebanese old world charm, coupled with modern decor, is the Hotel Albergo – a mansion built in the 1930s. A majestic ochre façade and boudoirs with carefully curated décor items adds to its luxury quotient, making this one of Beirut’s most classy properties. One-night stay at the property starts at AED 1131, per couple, at Wego.co.ae.
Dubai, UAE: Atlantis The Palm – Swimming with the dolphins? Check. Underwater signature suites with an awe-inspiring view of the Ambassador Lagoon’s marine life. Check. Also immerse yourself into the lost world of Atlantis, with its sun-kissed private beaches and iconic architecture, for a real feast for the senses. One-night stay at the property starts at AED 4550, per couple, at Wego.co.ae.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Emirates Palace – If you live and breathe Instagram, the opulent Emirates Palace is the place to stay at. Paved in marble and covered with gold, capture memories for a lifetime at this uniquely seven-star hotel that is luxury personified. One-night stay at the property starts at AED 1863, per couple, at Wego.co.ae.
Salalah, Oman: Salalah Rotana Resort – So stunningly arabesque are the Salalah Rotana Resort villas that you will be forced to share it on your social media handle. Built amidst striking water features such as lagoons and manmade canals, the property promises an unforgettable experience. One-night stay at the property starts at AED 687, per couple, at Wego.co.ae.
Aswan, Egypt: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan – Set on the banks of the river Nile, on a shelf of pink granite, is this striking 19th-century Victorian palace. Housing several Pharaonic treasures, plush Persian carpets and crimson chandeliers; the interiors of this property exude elegance by marrying authentic French and Arabic styles. One-night stay at the property starts at AED 1074, per couple, at Wego.co.ae.