From discount dining to budget-friendly hotels, now’s the time of year to make those dirhams go further…

We’ve already brought you the best staycation deals in the UAE, the best pool day deals and the best fitness offers in Dubai. And now, here are some great food and wellbeing deals to see you through the rest of the hot months…

Discount dining

Special menus, free dinners, and bargain deals…

01. Azure at Raffles Hotel

Book in for Friday brunch at Azure (Dhs235 with soft drinks, Dhs385 with house drinks) and you’ll get  access to the stunning rooftop pool thrown in. If you’re not in the brunching mood, you could always just opt for pool access on its own, at a discount rate of Dhs150.

Until September 30

Raffles Hotel, Oud Metha, Dubai, daily 9am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 3248888. Taxi: Raffles Dubai.

02. Shangri-La Dubai

The Shangri-La Dubai has just the deal to keep your thirst quenched this summer, offering 50 per cent off all drinks, in all of their restaurants and lounges.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3438888. Metro: Financial Centre.

03. Armani Hotel

Book a family table for dinner at one of the Armani Hotels restaurants this summer and under-tens get to eat for free. Choose from Italian food at Armani/Ristorante, Indian at Armani/Amal, European classics at Armani/Deli and Mediterranean favourites at Armani/Mediterraneo. The deal applies to a maximum of two children per full paying adult.

Until September 30

Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily 7pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 8883888. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.

04. Towers Rotana

Enjoy a brilliantly budget-friendly staycation with Towers Rotana this summer – dine and spend Dhs699 and you’ll get a free night’s stay in any one of the Rotana’s UAE resorts. We recommend Teatro, Flavours on Two or Long’s Bar, which has some pretty fab food and drinks deals including ladies night on Tuesdays and even a gentleman’s evenings on Sundays.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3438000. Metro: Financial Centre.

05. Level Seven at W Hotel

Book two nights at this fashionable Al Habtoor City hotel and you’ll get a complimentary dinner for two at Level Seven restaurant, plus free breakfast, 20 per cent off in the hotel’s other restaurants and bars, and 20 per cent off in the spa.

Until September 15

Al Habtoor City, Business Bay, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4366666. Taxi: Business Bay.

06. Anantara The Palm Resort

Enjoy a full day of beach and pool access at the stunning Anantara the Palm Resort, as well as a set menu lunch in the beachside restaurant The Beach House (the sea bass is a must-try), for just Dhs299 per
person (from Saturday to Thursday only).

Until August 31

East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 5678888. Taxi: Anantara The Palm.

07. Rib Room at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Visit Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s brilliant steakhouse the Rib Room this summer on Saturdays or Sundays, and enjoy a two-course meal for just Dhs200 or a three-course meal for just Dhs350. 

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Sat and Sun 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4376074.
Taxi: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah.

08. Dubai Parks & Resorts

During the summer months, tickets to a single park (including Legoland Dubai, Legoland Waterpark, Motiongate and Bollywood Park) will cost just Dhs195, including unlimited food and drinks. Get the same deal at two parks of your choice for just Dhs295.

a Dubai Parks & Resorts, E11 Dubai-Abu Dhabi Road, Dubai, daily 2pm to 10pm (Motiongate), 4pm to midnight (Bollywood Parks), noon to 8pm (Legoland Dubai), 10am to 7pm (Legoland Waterpark). Tel: (800) 2629464. Taxi: Dubai Parks & Resorts.

Wallet-friendly wellbeing

Experience the best of Dubai’s spas at a fraction of the usual cost…

9. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

The summer daycation deal at the Palm hotel is always a popular one, so you’ll want to book ahead. Just Dhs590 per person gets you a 45-minute treatment (Turkish hammam or sultan’s massage), a set lunch at the Sultan’s Lounge, and access to the hotel’s private beach and infinity pool. The deal also includes complimentary access to the Sinbad’s Kids Club for your little ones (one pass per person).

Until August 31

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 9am to 9.30pm, Dhs590. Tel: (04) 4530456. Taxi: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

10. Tips & Toes

Every Sunday until the end of August, Tips & Toes is offering 50 per cent off a new service, from full body massages to eyelash extensions. Plus, for every Dhs500 you spend in a single visit, you’ll enter a draw to win a three-night stay in Bali.

Until August 26

Al Barsha, Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai, daily 8am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3412020. Taxi: Tips & Toes Al Barsha.

Also: Arabian Ranches, The Greens, Palm Jumeirah, Business Bay, Dubai Media City

11. Iridium Spa

The Retreat From The Heat pampering session at St Regis’ spa is the perfect escape from sweltering city days. You’ll have a cooling mist rain shower, followed by a 60-minute full body aromatherapy massage, with cooling stones applied to pressure points.

Until August 31

St Regis, Al Habtoor City, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 9am to 9pm, Dhs390. Tel: (04) 4355500. Taxi: St Regis, Al Habtoor City.

12. Saray Spa

Book a staycation at the JW Marriott Marquis and you can enjoy 50 per cent off all 60-minute massages in Saray Spa from Sunday to Thursday, plus 20 per cent off the room rate and 20 per cent off food and drink in all nine restaurants.

Until August 21

Business Bay, Dubai, daily 9am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4146754. Taxi: JW Marriott Marquis.

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