This is some text inside of a div block.


December 27, 2021

What is a staycation?

The definition of staycation. By StayK.

This is our definition

By now, we think that most of you know the definition of a staycation.

We will share instead our definition of a staycation.

A staycation is about taking time.

In the United Arab Emirates, we live very fast paced lives and it feels like time is flying - seeming to be intrinsically linked to the Nation’s vision; always moving forward, always a step ahead into the future.

And time is of the essence. We are always running after it. But it is essential to have time to unwind. Time to log out. Time to create memories. Pausing in time.

And as the author Charles Buxton said: “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”

A staycation allows you to take time to getaway, minus the potential stress around planning a vacation.

At StayK, we want you to focus on the experience you are seeking, book it and enjoy it only.

The brand name, “StayK”, aimed at capturing the essence of a staycation.

“StayK” brand name idea came from the phonetic of the shortened name of staycation which is “staycay”. And the capital “K” reflects us, giving you the key to your next getaway, just a click away. Because a staycation should be more about enjoying it, than searching for it.

A staycation is much more than a 5-star getaway.

When booking a staycation, the hotel becomes the destination. The hotels who will make you travel, unwind, disconnect, the moment you step in. And the hotel team that will make you feel truly getting away, anticipating your every wishes. Regardless of the hotel star-rating.

A staycation allows you to take care of your mental health.

According to an article in, ‘having multiple planned brief getaways over the course of a year can actually be more psychologically or emotionally therapeutic than just scheduling a single 3-week vacation. Having several reasons a year to get psyched for time away from routine keeps us at a higher level of anticipation with those pre-vacation good vibes running through us than waiting for a single holiday away’.

A staycation is much more than enjoying your weekend "to the fullest", booking the closest hotel to you or the cheapest deal you have seen online.

A staycation should be taken for the above benefits and so much more.

To sum it up, for us, a staycation is a moment suspended in time.

Recent posts

Some more posts you might like


Why do a solo staycation?

Check-in with yourself.
Read more

Why do a staycation as a couple?

Hint - It is much more than just booking a nearby hotel.
Read more

What is StayK?

Unlock the behind the scene of StayK.
Read more

On Our Way

As we are getting StayK's website ready
for you to book your next getaway
in the UAE and unlock the dreamed
of staycation benefits,
register with your email below
to get notified once we launch.
Thanks, we'll notify you when we launch!
Something went wrong when submitting your email. Try again?