Secret staycations: Here’s how you can stay at a luxury hotel for less

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There are some amazing deals – so long as you don’t mind an element of surprise…

So, you want to book a staycation. You could spend hours consulting travel blogs and hotel review sites, trying to find the best place to stay. Or you could leave it up to chance by booking a secret hotel… and save yourself some dirhams in the process.

Dnata Travel is bringing back its secret stays for the summer, where mini breakers can snap up some great deals on hotels and resorts across the UAE. The only catch? You won’t know the name of the hotel until after the booking is complete.

Sounds rather exciting, doesn’t it? Plus, you’ll be able to see details like price, star-rating, room type, hotel location and what’s included as part of the package, so you’re not going in totally blind.

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Dnata will release a new secret stay every week. There are currently two deals available – one in Abu Dhabi, and one in Dubai.

The Abu Dhabi deal costs Dhs275 per person, which gets you a stay in a five-star luxury resort on one of the islands in Abu Dhabi, as well as a complimentary breakfast (which is worth Dhs280 per person – so the whole stay actually costs you less than breakfast!). One child under 12 can stay and eat for free, too.

The Dubai deal costs Dhs325 per person, for a stay in a four-star family-friendly resort hotel, as well as theme park tickets and a complimentary breakfast.

An overnight stay in a luxury hotel for the same price as brunch? Not bad at all. You can check out the secret stay deals on the Dnata Travel website, and call 04 3898 999 or visit any Dnata Travel outlet to book.

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