Need a break? Check out these summer staycation deals in Abu Dhabi
The capital’s hotels always reduce their room rates and offer special packages during the UAE’s sweltering summer months. Here’s eight ways you can unwind in the emirate, and save a few dirhams while you’re at it
01. Capital Centre Arjaan By Rotana
The Weekend Escape package offered here includes access to Yas Beach for each member of your party, plus Dhs100 credit towards your meals during your stay, plus a Dhs100 credit that you can use on a one-hour Swedish, Balinese or hot stone massage.
Capital Centre Arjaan By Rotana, Embassies District, Abu Dhabi, Dhs350. Tel: (02) 4954444. Taxi: near Zayed Sports City. rotana.com
Pay Dhs910 for a night’s stay at the Shangri-La and you’ll get a deluxe room for two people, plus breakfast and lunch or dinner in all-day dining outlet Sofra BLD.
Shangri-La, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, Dhs910. Tel: (02) 5098888. Taxi: Shangri-La. shangri-la.com
03. Yas Viceroy
Spend a night at Abu Dhabi’s iconic hotel overlooking the F1 track and you’ll get a Dhs300 credit you can use at its restaurants, such as Indian Angar and Japanese Kazu.
Until September 30
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs624. Tel: (02) 6560000. Taxi: Yas Viceroy. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
04. Marriott Hotel Downtown
A deal for families, stay in a superior room (with an interconnecting deluxe room) at this hotel and you’ll get bronze day passes for two adults and two kids to Yas Waterworld or Ferrari World. Breakfast is included in the price.
Until September 30
Marriott Hotel Downtown, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, Dhs705. Tel: (02) 3047777. Taxi: Marriott Downtown, near Al Wahda Mall. marriottdowntownabudhabi.com
05. Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
Head to the Western Region and for Dhs399 you get breakfast at all-day dining restaurant Tides, plus 30 per cent discounts on food and beverages plus massages and water sports. Kids can also take part in pizza and cake decorating sessions as part of the deal.
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Jebel Dhanna, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs399. Tel: (02) 8012222. Taxi: Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Jebel Dhanna, Western Region. danathotels.com
Book a night in a junior suite at this Al Maryah Island hotel and you’ll get complimentary access for two people to Saadiyat Beach Club included in the price. You’ll also get a Dhs100 credit to be used on food and drinks during your stay.
Until August 31
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, Dhs1,800. Taxi: Maryah Island.
Tel: (02) 8135550. rosewoodhotels.com
07. Beach Rotana
Have a city staycation in the heart of the capital at the Beach Rotana – when you spend Dhs500 on a hotel room, they will give you a Dhs500 voucher you can spend in its restaurants such as Rodeo Grill and Prego’s, or on room service.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs500. Tel: (02) 6979392. Taxi: Next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
08. Tilal Liwa Hotel
A stay in Liwa will only cost you Dhs249 and you’ll get a breakfast included in the price, plus 25 per cent off massages and all other food and beverages.
Tilal Liwa Hotel, Western Region, Abu Dhabi, Dhs249. Tel: (854) 6835. Taxi: Tilal Liwa Hotel, Western Region. danathotels.com