aerial view of Marriott Mena House, Cairo with the Pyramids of Giza in the background

Redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points at these resorts across the Middle East and Africa, including the Marriott Mena House, Cairo. (Photo: Marriott International)

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6 Marvelous Middle East and Africa Resorts Perfect for Redeeming Marriott Bonvoy Points

A resort stay can offer you a world of rest, relaxation and fun — one you won’t wish to leave. And during a stay at these resorts peppered across the Middle East and Africa, you don’t have to. They have everything you need to enjoy your vacation to the fullest, from pools to spas to delectable restaurants and more. Want to see the local sights on a fun excursion? Not to worry, you can do that from these resorts, too. 

If you’ve accumulated Marriott Bonvoy points, these marvelous resorts are the perfect places to redeem them. They go all out to ensure you make the most of your stay and the destination you’re visiting. In short, they’re totally worth saving your points for. 

As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your trip. 

Marriott Mena House, Cairo in Egypt 

The Pyramids of Giza never cease to amaze, and at Marriott Mena House, Cairo, it’s possible to soak up unrestricted views of the wondrous structures from across the property. As a Marriott Bonvoy member, use your points to book a room that boasts spellbinding views of the pyramids.   

Enjoy relaxing pool swims, pampering spa sessions and intimate meals across the resort’s many fantastic restaurants. Defined by an understated elegance, the resort has played host to several notable people and events over the years. Look closer and catch glimpses of Egypt’s — and the hotel’s — storied past captured in black-and-white photographs peppered across the property. 

When curiosity piques, head out to explore Cairo’s plentiful riches, from crowded souks to ancient churches to treasure-filled museums. 

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

aerial view of Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for the whole family. (Photo: Marriott International)

A dreamy beach resort in a desert city might not be easy to imagine, but then again, this is Dubai. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, a sprawling resort on the coast of the Persian Gulf, leaves no stone unturned to make every stay a vacation to remember.  

There’s literally no reason to step out of the resort’s 19 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the Dubai Marina. Hop between three swimming pools or enjoy a beach day with direct access to the ever-buzzy Jumeirah Beach. You’ll be spoiled for choice with 13 fantastic restaurants across the property. 

Leave the kids in the hands of experts at the exclusive Family Kids Club, designed to pamper, engage and entertain with a roster of activities and experiences. 

You won’t regret using your Marriott Bonvoy points for a stay at this magical property.  

Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha in Qatar 

a serene swimming pool area at Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Doha
Pamper yourself at Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott International)

Escape into a modern-day palace set amid a verdant oasis at Al Messila Resort & Spa, Doha. Combining impeccable attention to detail with the finest of Qatari hospitality, the resort pampers and indulges guests of all ages.  

Choose a spacious rooms, a fully serviced pool villa that offers unparalleled privacy, or a luxurious family suite with a large balcony. Varied on-site restaurants that shine a spotlight on Persian flavors, classic Indian dishes, delectable Turkish meats and more are another highlight of a stay here.  

Whatever you do, set aside ample time to experience the pièce de résistance of the resort: the 150,000-square-foot Al Messila Spa. “Al Messila” means “where water flows,” and the treatments offered at the spa are centered around the healing and relaxing power of water. The spa also has a dedicated women-only wellness retreat that features a spa, gym, fitness room, three therapy pools and 26 treatment rooms.  

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius 

walkway to Seasonal Tastes at Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Savor the serenity at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. (Photo: Marriott International)

Always wondered what paradise is like? Redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points to experience a slice of it with a stay at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Fringing the Turtle Bay Marine Park, it embodies the quintessential slow island life. Wake up to birdsong and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean at this all-suite resort in a lush tropical setting.  

Spend hours at the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, relax on the beach, go for long walks or bond with your family and loved ones in an atmosphere that fosters deep connections and overall well-being. A beach holiday is as much about fun as it is about relaxation, and the resort offers plenty of complimentary activities, such as kayaking, snorkeling and glass-bottom boating.  

The inspired setting also provides the perfect backdrop to encourage kids to learn about the environment and a new culture. Let them lead the way planning the family’s adventures armed with a Westin Travel Journal and Local Activity Guide.  

W Muscat in Oman 

view of the Gulf of Oman from Siddhartha Lounge by Buddha-Bar at W Muscat
Grab a drink at Siddhartha Lounge by Buddha-Bar at W Muscat. (Photo: Marriott International)

Fusing Omani heritage with contemporary design, W Muscat is a definite head-turner. Big prints, bold colors and a touch of whimsy dominate the interiors of the rooms and suites. Right on the Shatti Al Qurum beachfront in the city, the resort offers fantastic views of and access to the waters of the Gulf of Oman.  

Members can look forward to every meal at the property: Go on a culinary voyage to China at the moody Ba Ban; bite into dishes made with seasonal, organic and local produce at the stylish Harvest restaurant; or enjoy meals by the pool at the WET Deck, inspired by the emerald-green Bimmah Sinkhole, a natural wonder. 

Unwind with a cocktail at one of the many exciting lounges and bars at the resort. The sophisticated Living Room is the perfect place for deep conversations over drinks and nibbles. If you’re in the mood for something more upbeat, head to the Siddhartha Lounge by Buddha-Bar, where partying well into the night is a given.  

Set out to explore Muscat’s cultural gems and return to a cocoon of relaxation, fun and tantalizing dining.  

Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa in Jordan 

a charming seating area at Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa in Jordan
Enjoy the views at Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott International)

At Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa, treat yourself to some world-class pampering at the award-winning on-site spa with a range of customized treatments that harness the healing powers of the Dead Sea. If taking a dip in a lake isn’t your vibe, soak in the goodness at an indoor pool filled with water from the Dead Sea. Or choose from one of the resort’s several other indoor and outdoor pools. 

Dine at one of the resort’s inventive restaurants offering Jordanian, Arabic, Italian and international cuisine. Don’t miss kicking back with a refreshing drink or classic cocktail at the Fishing Club Beach Bar with expansive views of the Dead Sea. 

This resort is also the perfect base from which to explore Jordan’s spiritual and natural wonders. Set off on a day trip to serene Mount Nebo, go hiking deep into the kaleidoscopic Wadi Al Mujib or kick back in the Ma’in Hot Springs. Come back to spacious rooms with captivating views of the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley.