From luxury beach resorts to secret staycays where you’ll only find out the location after you’ve booked…

Eid Al Adha is next week, which means we (should) be getting a long weekend. Although private sector holidays are still to be confirmed, it’s likely that we’ll have a five-day weekend.

Which means it’s time to start planning a getaway. But if you’re staying in Dubai, there’s plenty of Eid staycation deals to take advantage of.

Here are ten of the best for you.

Anantara The Palm

One of the city’s most stunning resorts, at Anantara, Eid staycation deals start from Dhs738 per room per night. While there, be sure to pay a visit to one of the resort restaurants, or head to the Anantara Spa. For an added slice of luxury, book a one-bedroom over water villa, where room service is delivered over water. All bookings made on will be rewarded with a Dhs100 food and drink voucher, or Dhs300 if booking an over water villa.

Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs738. Tel: (04) 567 8999.

Crowne Plaza Festival City

At Crowne Dubai Festival City, a 20 per cent discount is on offer on the best available rates throughout summer. An additional late check out, 20 per cent discount on food and drink at selected restaurants, and 20 per cent discount at the spa are also included in the UAE resident staycation rate. Plus, when you check in, a Dhs100 voucher to spend at Robinsons Department Store will be waiting for you.

Crowne Plaza, Festival City, Dubai Festival City, valid until September 1, rates from Dhs615. Tel: (04) 701 2222.

Kempinski, Mall of the Emirates

For a fun-filled Eid weekend, Kempinski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates has a tailor-made package with plenty to do included. With a one nights stay, guests will receive 15 per cent off the best available rate, complimentary access to Magic Planet and Ski Dubai. The hotel is connected to Mall of the Emirates too, so it would be rude not to get some shopping in while you’re there.

Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, rates from Dhs885. Tel: (04) 341 0000.


Launching a family-friendly package this Eid, Polynesian-themed Lapita hotel at Dubai Parks & Resorts is offering a family of two adults and two children an overnight stay in a Deluxe Twin room with a ‘Limbo Fun’ dance and hula hoop class, two complimentar cocktails or mocktails at Lani rooftop bar for all guests and a complimentary 30 minute massage for two adults, for Dhs1,800. If it’s just two adults, it’s priced at Dhs1,200 with one massage included.

Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi, valid until September 5, Dhs1,200 for two adults, Dhs1,800 for two adults and two children. Tel: (04) 810 9999.

Nikki Beach Resort

While the beach club may be closed until the start of September, Nikki Beach Resort is bringing a slice of St Tropez to you this Eid al Adha. Guests can take advantage of a one night stay with Friday brunch package at Cafe Nikki from Dhs1100 for two.  

Nikki Beach Resort, Pearl Jumeirah, Thursday August 23 and Friday August 24. Tel: (04) 376 6290.


If it’s all-inclusive you’re looking for this long weekend, the Eid staycation deal at the QE2 is for you. Called the ‘All On Board’ package, it includes a daily buffet breakfast, lunch or Eid Brunch and dinner in the Lido restaurant – as well as free-flowing house beverages from The Golden Lion, the Yacht Club or Lido throughout your. Packages start from Dhs1,499 for two.

QE2, Port Rashid, Thursday August 23 to Friday August 24, from Dhs1,499. Tel: (04) 526 8888.

Rixos Premium JBR

Eid Al Adha Escape package at Rixos Premium JBR offers guests a complimentary upgrade to half board plus an upgrade to next room category, a Dhs100 voucher for Natureland Spa and complimentary shuttle transfers to Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates for a hassle-free festive shopping experience. Room rates start from Dhs893. 

Rixos Premium JBR, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, valid from August 20 to 31. Tel: (04) 520 0000

Secret Stay

dnata travel have launched a new ‘Secret Stay’ package, which will allow Dubai residents to visit some top resorts across Dubai and Abu Dhabi for less. The only catch? You won’t know your hotel until after you’ve booked it. For the Eid weekend, there’s a one-night stay at a four star hotel on offer, inclusive of breakfast and a one day access to Dubai Parks & Resorts for Dhs349 per person.

Secret Stays with dnata, unknown location, Tuesday August 21 to Wednesday August 22, Dhs349 per person. Tel: (04) 3898 999.


If it’s a luxury staycay you’re after this Eid staycation deal from the Shangri-La is for you. When you book any of their luxury suites over Eid, you’ll be able to avail a 10 per cent discount. A buffet breakfast is included complimentary, and exclusive access to the hotel’s private Horizon Club Lounge for breakfast, snacks and evening drinks, as well as the exclusive Club leisure facilities on the 42nd floor.

Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road, 10 per cent off luxury suites. Tel: (04) 405 2825.

Tryp by Wyndham

This wallet-friendly hotel in Barsha Heights isn’t hiking its prices for Eid, and Dubai residents will be able to continue to take advantage of a summer bed and breakfast offer for Dhs189. The rate includes a one-night stay and buffet breakfast at all-day dining restaurant, Local.

Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights, valid until September 30, Dhs189. Tel:  (04) 247 6666. 

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