Summer savings: The best staycations in Dubai and beyond
What’s On has details of the best deals on staycations in the UAE, including The Address, Vida, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Your taps are running hot, your car feels like an oven on wheels, and those breezy days on the beach are all but a distant memory – summer has definitely arrived in Dubai. On the bright side, the blazing heat brings with it a plethora of deals to lure you away from your A/C, from cheap hotel stays to wallet-friendly waterpark rates. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch.
The Address, Dubai Mall
Rejuvenate this summer at The Address, Dubai Mall. Book for a minimum of 3 nights and receive up to Dhs500 worth credit to treat yourself at the spa. Valid until August 31.
Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4388888. Metro: The Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa. theaddress.com
The Address, Dubai Marina
Stay a minimum of 3 nights this summer at The Address, Dubai Marina from Dhs799 and tour Dubai with complimentary passes to Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, SEGA Republic, KidZania, Reel Cinemas, and At the Top, Burj Khalifa. Valid until August 31.
Al Marsa Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4367777. Metro: Dubai Marina. theaddress.com
Al Ghurair, Rotana
Book a weekend stay and enjoy buffet breakfast and lunch/dinner at Liwan Restaurant, unlimited complimentary WiFi access, one free pass to KidZania and a fruit basket starting from Dhs650 per night. Valid until December 31.
Omar Bin Al-Khattab Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 293 3000. Metro: Salah Al Din. rotana.com
Grosvenor House Dubai
When it comes to the ultimate summer deal, this has to be one of the best. Grosvenor House’s special weekend package includes an overnight stay, brunch for two in Toro Toro or Sloane’s and access to the stunning pool facilities at Grosvenor House Dubai, as well as the beach and pool facilities across the road at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, all for just Dhs600 per person. Offer available from July 23 to September 12.
Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3998888. Metro: Dubai Marina. grosvenorhouse-dubai.com
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
Book your stay and receive a 45 per cent discount off luxurious suites. You can also relax by the pool and enjoy all-day beverages at the Regency Club Lounge for a perfect staycation experience. Valid until September 30.
Dubai HealthcCare City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 5531234. Metro: Dubai Healthcare City. dubaicreek.regency.hyatt.com
InterContinental Dubai Festival City
The Family Time Package offers accommodation for a family of 2 adults and 2 children starting from Dhs925 per night where you’ll receive Dhs300 as credit to dine at the hotel’s restaurants. Kids, under 12, eat free at all the restaurants during their stay. Plus, enjoy discounts at the hotel’s spa and Al Badia Golf Club.
Dubai Festival City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 7011111. Taxi: Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. intercontinental.com/dubai
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa
Begin your day with a complimentary breakfast and head straight to the JA Wibit Water Park with your free entry passes. Valid until September 30.
Exit 13, Sheik Zayed Road, Mina Jebel Ali, Dubai. Tel: (04) 8145555: Taxi: JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort. jaresortshotels.com
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Rejuvenate at the Talise Ottoman Spa, spend a day by the private beach, access the Sinbad’s Kids Club and indulge in dinner at the famous Amala Restaurant for just Dhs500 per person. Valid until August 31.
Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4530000. Taxi: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. jumeirahzabeelsaray.com
JW Marriot Marquis Dubai
Get a third night stay free at the world’s tallest hotel in Business Bay. Kids enjoy complimentary meals while adults can get up to 50 per cent off across all restaurants. The package, starting from Dhs1,650 per night also includes good deals on treatments at the Saray Spa & Health Club.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4140000. Taxi: JW Marriot Marquis. marriott.com
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre
Enjoy complimentary breakfast and happy hour refreshments starting from just Dhs599 per night. Valid until August 31.
Airport Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 2170000. Metro: Salah Al Din. lemeridien-dubai.com
Stay for a minimum of 2 nights at Madinat Jumeirah and get complimentary breakfast, plus lunch or dinner at over 50 restaurants. You also get access to Wild Wadi Water Park, Talise Fitness, Sinbad’s Kids Club and the private beach. Avail 20 per cent discount on the best available rate with rooms starting from Dhs700 per night. To add to your elaborate collection of shoes, book a minimum of 5 nights in a suite at Madinat Jumeirah and receive a complimentary pair of designer shoes from Harvey Nichols as well as a pedicure at its Profile Salon. Valid until September 30.
Al Sufouh Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3668888. Taxi: Madinat Jumeirah. jumeirah.com
Manzil Downtown Dubai
Book in for a minimum of 3 nights starting from, Dhs799 per night, and receive complimentary passes to Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Reel Cinemas. Kids enjoy free entry to KidZania and SEGA Republic. Valid until August 31.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4285888. Metro: The Dubai Mall/ Burj Khalifa. vida-hotels.com
Stay overnight at the Meydan hotel for AED 490 per night, and enjoy a galore of discounts this Ramadan with 25 per cent off all restaurants, spa treatments, and desert safari and 50 per cent off at The Track, Meydan Golf. Plus, receive access to the gym, swimming pool and lawn activities at Bab Al Shams Desert Resorts and Spa. Valid until September 30.
Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3813333. Taxi: Meydan Hotel. meydanhotels.com
One&Only The Palm
Romance in style this summer at One&Only The Palm. Stay in a premium room for 2 nights or more, starting from Dhs1,998 per night, and enjoy a free dining experience for 2 at ZEST, complimentary breakfast, unlimited access to Aquaventure Water Park and 2-for-1 deals at the One&Only Spa. Valid until September 30.
West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4401010. Taxi: One&Only Palm Jumeirah. thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com
Rixos, The Palm Dubai
Stay in a premium room, starting from Dhs2,2800 per night, and enjoy a four-course meal in a beach cabana. You also get unlimited access to the private beach and a complimentary couples’ massage at the Rixos Royal Spa.
Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4575555. Taxi: Rixos The Palm. rixos.com
Sofitel, The Palm
Snap up great deals this Ramadan with rooms available from AED 600. Receive up to 20% discount off your stay and food menus throughout the restaurants only at Sofitel, The Palm. Plus, treat yourself to two treatments for the price of one at the So Spa. Valid until September 30.
Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4556600. Taxi: Sofitel, The Palm. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com
Vida Downtown Dubai
Stay for a minimum of three nights and receive a dining voucher of Dhs800 to spend on the hotel’s F&B outlets. Valid until August 31.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4286888. Metro: The Dubai Mall/ Burj Khalifa. vida-hotels.com
Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah
Book a room at this hotel and receive 30 per cent discount off your stay. Valid until August 23.
Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 8182222. Taxi: Waldorf Palm Jumeirah. placeshilton.com
The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Dine at the China Grill on their set menu (Dhs799 for two people) and you’ll receive a complimentary night’s stay The Westin. Booking must be made in advance. Valid until July 15.
Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (04) 5117771. . Taxi: Westin Mina Seyahi. westinminaseyahi.com
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
For just Dhs800, dip in the pool while your kids enjoy at the Kids’ Club. Also, receive a Cash Back Voucher to spend exclusively on the hotel’s F&B outlets, spa treatments or a room upgrade. Valid until August 31.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (04) 5036666. Metro: Burj Khalifa. sofitel-dubai-downtown.com
OUT OF TOWN
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Book a stay at this hotel and receive 20 per cent discount on the best available rate. Rooms available from Dhs480. Bookings must be made before July 15. Valid until August 31.
Sheikh Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 656 1000. abu-dhabi.anantara.com
Rixos Bab Al Bahr
Stay in a deluxe room, dine all day at restaurants and treat yourself to a massage, Hammam treatment, mini facial and a relaxation ritual. Perfect way to unwind this summer. Valid until September 21.
Street 11, Al Marjan Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (07) 2020000. babalbahr.rixos.com
Shangi-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Head to Abu Dhabi this summer and dine lavishly at Sofra bld while you enjoy free WiFi access. You’ll also get a complimentary fruit basket, Chinese tea, and local delicacies on your arrival. Valid until December 31.
Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 5098888. shangri-la.com
Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi
The Suite, Stay & Play package treats you to Dhs300 worth dining at its dining and lounge venues or treatments at the ESPA Spa. Room rates start from just Dhs999 per night. Valid until December 29.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6560700. Taxi: Yas Viceroy. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Ras Al Khaimah
Get 30 per cent discount on the best available rates with prices starting from Dhs900. Valid until August 23.
Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah. Tel: (07) 2035555. Taxi, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. placeshilton.com/wa-ras-al-khaimah