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Home away from Home – a holidaying concept

Ever felt like carrying a bit of your home away during your holidays, the need of carrying your comfort zone with you as you travel? A growing concept around the world, holiday home or vacation properties are accommodations used for holiday vacations. Such properties are typically small villas, cottages or apartments that vacationers can rent and run as if it were their own home, for the duration of their stay.

When travelling with family or friends, the need for privacy, less hassles and value addition for money are often looked out for options. As a holiday maker, you have the freedom to eat in, cook your own food, dine out, come and go as you please, bring guests on board who would be visiting you. If you are travelling with children, the small ones have the freedom to be themselves, without the hassles from other guests at a hotel, right in the heart of your holiday home.  

Holiday homes are also great accommodation options if you are a travelling businessman or corporate group into the city during a busy conference or expo period and you are faced with the hassles of the busy season and overbooked hotels.

Holiday Homes in Dubai

Holiday homes are a relatively new holidaying option in the city of Dubai. These are soon picking up momentum with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) , which authorizes licensed operators to manage residential properties. With a huge selection of holiday homes to pick from, based on the area you would like to stay in, the city has a lot to offer from staying close to the beach front, Downtown areas next the iconic Burj Khalifa or to stay at scenic quiet areas in the Greens Community.

The concept of holiday homes in Dubai has been around for the past 15 years, coinciding with the rise of the tourism and real estate sectors, especially in the new areas of Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. Holiday homes have grown throughout the emirate in recent years and have become especially popular with large families as an alternative to what can be prohibitively expensive hotel accommodation.

Licensed Holiday Home Operators

Key One Holiday Homes

Offering exclusive privacy and comforts of the home, a leading licensed operator of holiday homes, Key One Holiday Homes offers a wide range of vacation rentals from studio apartments to 3 bedroom options in key areas of the city. Offering property options in JBR, JLT, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Greens and exclusive accommodation at Al Marjan Island, one is pampered with not only the choices, but also the world class services offered in terms of arranging airport transport, maintenance services for your holiday home during your stay, car rentals, arranging your tours and travel within the city. At Key One Holiday Homes, one has exclusive access to holiday apartments at Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, being the first man-made island in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. One can browse through the various apartment options by browsing through their website on keyonehomes.com, where you can book online or pen them an email to book your holiday home. You can also contact them on +971 4 360 4475 or email on booking@keyonehomes.com

My Dubai Stay

Four-bedroom villas for a five-day stay currently rent for more than AED 25,000 on the Palm Jumeirah, according to MyDubaiStay.com, which also lists holiday homes for rent in Downtown, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Jumeirah Beach Residence.  My Dubai Stay also provides a comprehensive Welcome Pack with basic essential items to save your time from running straight to the supermarkets whenever you arrive in the city. You can browse through the list on their website – mydubaistay.com and do note that if you are staying more than two nights at their managed properties, the Welcome Pack is a compulsory charge and is automatically added to your booking. You can book your holiday home through their website and call them on +971 4 371 3030 or any of the representative numbers in UK, USA, Australia, Denmark, Honk Kong, Finland and Sweden.

Medlock Villas

Medlock offers private luxury holiday villas in Dubai to cater for small families, groups and corporate guests.  Artistically and tastefully decorated, each villa provides a warm luxurious home away from home with a high standard of living experience. All the villas include private swimming pools, private gardens, maid services and will support you during you stay with various tours, excursions and activities.  The villas are divided into three categories: deluxe, executive and premium, suiting various requirements and budgets.

Each 3 or 4 bedroom villa has an elegantly furnished master bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Each private swimming pool is accompanied by an outdoor seating and dining area, perfect for an outdoor experience. You can view the villas on their website medlockvillas.com or contact their offices in UAE on +971 55 792 1535, or in UK on +44 779 321 9535 or email them on enquiries@medlockvillas.com

Whether you are travelling with your family, friends on a private holiday or on a business or corporate trip into the city, holiday homes are a recommended holiday stay option, giving you the liberty of being yourself at a home away from home.