40 brilliant summer staycation deals in the UAE
Half board for Dhs650 for two? Dhs300 a night with Dhs300 to spend on food and drink? You can’t afford to miss these…
Looking to get away this summer without the price tag of an expensive flight abroad? Summer is a great time to check in to some of Dubai’s top resorts for a fraction of the price, take advantage of complimentary upgrades or bag a discounted dinner. So we’ve rounded up the best of them so that you can feel like you’re on holiday without even leaving Dubai.
Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be adding plenty more summer staycation deals over the next few months…
The five-star Park Hyatt resort on Dubai Creek is offering an impressive 40 per cent off staycations for UAE residents this summer. The offer is applicable to the best available room rate, and also includes breakfast at Brasserie Du Park and access to their beautiful lagoon pool.
Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek, Deira, until September 30, from Dhs452. Tel: (04)602 1234. hyatt.com
W Dubai – The Palm
If you’re looking for a staycay that involves minimal movement from your lounger, this might not be for you. But for those who like to keep active on their weekends, the new ‘Detox.Rextox.Repeat’ deal at W Dubai – The Palm is a must-book. Prices start from Dhs1,500 and include an dinner at all-day dining restaurant, LIV, two complimentary drinks at rooftop bar SoBe, overnight stay, breakfast for two at Wet Deck, and two fitness classes of your choice.
W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs1,500. Tel: (04) 245 5555. marriott.com
Caesars Palace & Caesars Bluewaters Resort
Check in at either Caesars Palace or Ceasars Resort on Bluewaters island this summer and enjoy 20 per cent off the best available rate if you stay by September 30. Also included in the rate is access to the infinity pools and private beach, daily breakfast and access to the kids club.
Caesars Palace and Caesars Resort, Bluewaters Island, Dubai, until September 30, rates from Dhs795. caesars.com/dubai
Le Royal Meridien
UAE residents can check into the lush Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai Marina from Dhs700 per night this summer. Included in the rate is an overnight stay, access to the sprawling gardens and beach, temperature controlled pools, as well as breakfast and lunch at Brasserie 2.0.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, until September 30, from Dhs700. Tel: (04) 399 5555. leroyalmeridien-dubai.com
Check into the sleek Grosvenor House this summer and you can enjoy an overnight stay from as little as Dhs700. Exclusive to UAE residents, the nightly rates also includes access to Grosvenor House’s luxury facilities, complimentary access to Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa and breakfast and lunch at Sloane’s.
Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai, until September 30, from Dhs700. Tel: (04) 399 8888. marriott.com
Al Seef Heritage Hotel
Step back in time to the UAE’s bygone era with a weekend away at Al Seef Heritage Hotel. Historical artefacts adorn the walls, rotary dial phones are found on wooden tables and framed photographs of the souk and creek through the years offer a glimpse into the rich history across the region. This summer, UAE residents save 10 percent on the best available rate inclusive of complimentary breakfast.
Al Seef Heritage Hotel, Al Seef, Dubai, until September 30. Tel: (04) 707 7077. zabeelhouse.com
Studio One Hotel
It’s lights, camera, action for Studio One, the sleek new hotel in Dubai Studio City. Fancy checking in to check it out? The hotel is launching with a brilliant introductory offer. Guests who book and stay in the hotel between May 1 and July 31, can avail room rates for Dhs300 per night, with Dhs300 back to spend in Studio One’s all-star line-up of restaurants and bars.
Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Dubai, from Dhs300. studioonehotel.com
FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Check into popular party hotel FIVE Palm Jumeirah through summer, and you’ll be able to take advantage of their luxury all-inclusive package. From Dhs1,500 for two per night (plus taxes), guests can enjoy three meals per day, free-flowing drinks at an array of restaurants, access to five swimming pools, a private stretch of beach and 24-hour gym. A minimum stay of three nights is required, as well as advanced purchase is essential.
FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs1,500 plus taxes. fivehotelsandresorts.com
Sofitel Dubai Downtown are celebrating their fifth birthday this summer – but the gifts are all for you with their amazing summer staycation deal. Room rates start from Dhs500, and if you book and stay before September 30, you’ll be able to get the entire amount back to spend on food and beverages in their array of restaurants and bars.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 503 6666. sofitel-dubai-downtown.com
Vida Emirates Hills
Vida Emirates Hills has just opened in Dubai, and to celebrate, they’re offering an awesome 50 percent off all stays until Monday September 30, if you book before Wednesday July 31. The 160-room hotel has a number of hang out spots, including Juniper, a speakeasy gin bar with indoor and outdoor seating, Origin, its ultra-relaxed social eatery – for those who wish to eat cleaner, better and more mindfully, plus a number of co-working spaces for meetings and events.
Vida Emirates Hills, The Hills, Emirates Hills, Dubai, 50 per cent off summer deal is on best available rates, which range from Dhs400 to Dhs800. Tel: (04) 872 8888. vida.com
Fairmont The Palm
With the summer staycation at Fairmont The Palm, guests can check in between May 5 and September 30 and enjoy a half board rate from as little as Dhs650 excluding taxes and fees. The package includes a one night stay, lunch or dinner in the evening, breakfast the next morning, plus a 30-minute complimentary spa treatment when you purchase a treatment for 60 minutes. You’ll also be able to use any one of the four temperature-controlled swimming pools and private beach free of charge.
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dhs650. fairmont.com/palm-dubai
One&Only Royal Mirage
The uber-luxurious One&Only Royal Mirage has designed a discounted staycation package for GCC residents this summer. Rates start from Dhs895, and include a guaranteed late check out of 6pm, discounts on spa and hammam treatments, afternoon tea, dinner, complimentary passes to Aquaventure Waterpark and a free candlelit yoga session.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, until September 30, from Dhs895. oneandonlyresorts.com
With the Summer Escapes offer at Palazzo Versace Dubai, guests can check in from as little as Dhs850 (plus taxes) per night when booking before September 30. The package includes a one night stay, breakfast at Giordino, a choice between high tea for two or complimentary access to one of the theme or water parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts, complimentary shuttle service to The Dubai Mall and Festival City Mall and a 20 per cent discount on food and drink (excluding at Q’s Bar & Lounge.) and a 20 per cent discount off spa treatments.
Palazzo Versace, Al Jadaff, Dubai, from Dhs850. palazzoversace.ae
Enjoy a family vacation at Lapita Hotel, and when you check in for three nights you’ll only pay for two through the week. The Polynesian hotel is found inside Dubai Parks and Resorts, and includes tickets to the theme parks in the rate. All packages include complimentary access to the OLA spa facilities and 30 per cent off treatments, and a 40 per cent discount on a bottle of wine when you book dinner at Hikina restaurant. Mid-week rates start from Dhs415.
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, valid Sunday to. Wednesday until August 31, from Dhs415. Tel: (04) 810 9999. lapitadubai.com
Melia Desert Palm
Lush polo resort Melia Desert Palm is the perfect place to escape the city, without leaving the city – and there’s even more incentive when they’re offering a 30 per cent discount when you book a Pool Villa or Pool Residence. Villas come with sunken bedrooms, spacious living and dining spaces and indoor and outdoor rainfall showers. Bookings need to be made by July 10 for stays until August 30.
Melia Desert Palm, Dubai, 30 per cent discount on stays until August 30. Tel: (04) 602 9328. melia.com
Nikki Beach Resort
Book a private pool villa at the best available rate for two nights this summer, and you’ll get breakfast at Cafe Nikki on both days, Friday brunch for two at Cafe Nikki and a late check out at 4pm.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai. dubai.nikkibeach.com
Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai
A stay at the luxe Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai comes with a 25 per cent discount off the best available rate, early check in and late check out, breakfast for two, dinner at a choice of one of their restaurants including Le Jardin, Matagi, Villamore, All’Onda or Brunello as well as 20per cent off spa treatments. Rates start from Dhs1,100.
Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dhs1,100. kempinski.com
JA Hatta Fort
Until October 31, JA Hatta Fort is offering a 30 per cent discount on their room rates in their ‘Summer Lovin’ promo. Surrounded by the stunning Al Hajar Mountains, JA Hatta Fort Hotel is a mere hour’s escape from Dubai. There’s a range of accommodation options, and plenty to do whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat or action-packed adventure. On-site, there’s tennis, archery and shooting, plus the Al Hajar mountains and Hatta Dam on your doorstep for some adrenaline, or pamper yourself at the spa and take a dip in the resorts super-sized swimming pools if you’d rather just chill. Head to their website to avail.
JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta, Dubai, from Dhs625 (excluding discount). jaresortshotels.com
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
UAE residents can enjoy a brilliant offer across Jumeirah’s array of properties in the city this summer. When you book a room at Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Dar Al Maysaf, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers or Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, UAE residents can enjoy a 20 per cent discount off the best available rate, complimentary buffet breakfast, access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and complimentary use of the kids’ club. There’s also a daily complimentary lunch or dinner available at over 40 restaurants when checking in to any Madinat Jumeirah Hotels and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Jumeirah hotels, various locations across Dubai, until December 20. jumeirah.com
Radisson Blu Dubai Media City
Looking to ‘Retox and Recharge’ this summer? Then head to Radisson Blu Dubai Media City where their summer package includes a one night stay with dinner, drinks, breakfast and a massage all for Dhs399 per person. Check-in, take a pre-dinner dip in the pool, then head to Certo Italian restaurant for a three-course dinner with wine pairing. Finish your evening with two complimentary drinks at ICON bar and lounge before retiring to your room. The next day, you’ll enjoy continental room service breakfast, a one-hour massage and late check out at 4pm.
Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, Media City, Dubai, Dhs399 per person plus tourism fee and VAT, until September 30. radissonblu.com
Address Downtown, Address Dubai Mall, Address Dubai Marina, Address Montgomerie, Address Boulevard, Palace Downtown
In need of a staycation that last longer than a day? The Address has several offers for you to pick from that will save you some dirhams. Stay at any Address Hotel for two nights and you will enjoy 10 per cent off, stay three nights to enjoy 15 per cent off, and five nights to enjoy 25 per cent off. (The offer is valid until September 30 only for the Palace Downtown). Plan your staycation at Address in advance to also avail of discounts. Book 14 days in advance and save five per cent, 21 days to save 10 per cent, 30 days to save 15 per cent and 60 days to save 20 per cent.
Address Downtown, Address Dubai Mall, Address Dubai Marina, Address Montgomerie, Address Boulevard, Palace Downtown, addresshotels.com
Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City, Rove Trade Centre, Rove Dubai Marina
Designed with the modern traveler in mind, the budget-friendly Rove hotel chain are offering a brilliant budget deal throughout summer. Between May 4 and September 28, 2019 guests can check in from as little as Dhs99 per night (plus taxes) across all their central city properties.
Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City, Rove Trade Centre, Rove Dubai Marina. rovehotels.com
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
With a staycation at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, you’ll get so much more than an overnight stay. Packages start from Dhs595 excluding taxes, and include a complimentary breakfast buffet in the Levantine restaurant Olea, access to the outdoor swimming pool and two Ski Dubai passes. Residents can also enjoy 15 per cent off the best available rate, and 20 per cent across all restaurants and bars in the hotel.
Starting price: AED 595 ( excluding taxes)
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, until September 30, from Dhs595. kempinski.com/dubai
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City
At Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, when you book a stay, you’ll receive a dining credit of Dhs499 to use across the hotels restaurants, late check out, and a 20 percent discount at the spa. Plus, when you check in, a Dhs100 voucher to spend at Robinsons Department Store.
Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai Festival City, valid until September 30. ihg.com
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Looking for a romantic getaway this summer? Why not take your loved one to Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi. Book a beach villa that comes with a private plunge pool complete with chocolate strawberries and sparkling wine, and you can also enjoy an upgrade to the next room category, with a romantic dinner at Turtle Bay Bar & Brill. The next morning, enjoy in-room breakfast or buffet breakfast at Sim Sim, then a late check out at 4pm. Rates start from Dhs780.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs780. rotana.com
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Spend more than two nights in the luxury Jumeriah at Etihad Towers resort and receive credit back to spend in the hotel. Up to two nights will grant you Dhs100 back, while up to four nights equates to Dhs300 to spend and up to six nights will give you Dhs600. You’re welcome to spend this credit being pampered at Thalise Spa, or in one of the restaurants including Nahaam, BiCE and Ray’s Grill.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, deluxe room rate starts from Dhs600. Tel: (02) 811 5555. jumeirah.com
Abu Dhabi Edition
Looking to double date on your next weekend getaway? The Edition is offering a staycation deal that’s perfect for friends or couples. Book a pair of rooms from Thursday through Saturday and get the second room for 50 percent off. The chic modern property boasts not one but two pools, 198 guest rooms, 57 serviced apartments and three signature restaurants.
The Abu Dhabi Edition, Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi, room rates from Dhs975. Tel: (02) 208 0000. editionhotels.com/abu-dhabi
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
Get one night free when you book three nights at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on stays up until October 10th. With a decadent spa, one of the largest swimming pools in Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat beach on the doorstep, this luxury resort is the place to go and shut yourself away for complete relaxation. Book before August 8 to make the most of the offer.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, king room from Dhs600. Tel: (02) 407 1234. hyatt.com/parkhyatthotelandvillas
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi
Book into the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi for two nights this summer and get 20 per cent off the best room rate, or a third night free. The hotel, based on Al Maryah Island, gives you close access to the Louvre and Galleria Mall so you won’t struggle to find something to do.
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, room rates from Dhs460. Tel: (800) 065 0561. fourseasons.com/abudhabi
Ras Al Khaimah
The luxe Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is stunning – think New York glamour meets traditional Arabesque touches. With their summer half board package, guests can enjoy a stay in one of the hotel’s luxury rooms, complete with dinner buffet and breakfast at Qasr Al Bahar from Dhs1,000. One child under 12 can also stay for free with parents with a 50 per cent charge on the second child.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, half board from Dhs1000. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
Hilton Al Hamra
This summer, guests can go all inclusive at Hilton Al Hamra from Dhs535. The package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as selected house beverages at Al Shamal for the duration of your stay. Or, if you fancy dining a la carte, guests will receive a dining credit of either Dhs50 for lunch or Dhs60 for dinner to avail at Le Chalet (lunch only) or Lobby Lounge. Make a weekend of it and take advantage of a late check-out at 4pm.
Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, all inclusive from Dhs535. www3.hilton.com
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
Take a trip to the neighbouring Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and enjoy an overnight stay including breakfast from as little as Dhs405 per room per night at Hilton Resort & Spa. Make a weekend of it and relax in one of the chilled swimming pools, lunch at one of the restaurants or unwind at the luxury spa.
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, until August 19, from Dhs405. Tel: (07) 229 8844. hilton.com
Fairmont Fujairah is offering the ultimate staycation experience, complete with complimentary room upgrade to the next category, 30-minute massage per person per stay at the spa, unlimited service of select beverages from 11am to 11pm and three meals per day included with a choice of either buffet or a three-course set menu at all outlets.
Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, Mina Al Fajer, Dibba, Fujairah, available year-round. Tel: (09) 204 1111. fairmont.com/fujairah
Royal M Hotel
This five-star Fujairah resort is the perfect staycation for those on a budget. The hotel is offering 20 per cent off the standard room rate, making it just Dhs207 per night. The hotel is close to Fujairah Mall and the Hajar Mountains so you have everything you need close by to have the perfect stay.
Royal M Hotel Fujairah, Haleefat area, Fujairah, room rates from Dhs207. Tel: (09) 201 2000. royalmhotels.com/fujairah
Le Meridien Al Aqah
Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy a 25 per cent discount on room bookings at the family-focused Le Meridien Al Aqah from May 1 until the end of September. Not a Marriott Bonvoy member? You can still enjoy a 15 per cent discount on room rates through the summer, as well as a 25 per cent discount when dining at one of the resorts various restaurants. Adventure enthusiasts can explore the resort’s leisure and outdoor activities with “Al Aqah Challenge” rope course, or opt for water sport activities.
Le Meridien Al Aqah, Fujairah, until September 30. marriott.com
Al Diar Siji
Enjoy a full board package with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner for only Dhs475 per night at Al Diar Siji Hotel. Enjoy panoramic views of the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean at this 89 room five-star resort. Guests can also make use of exciting activities such as horse riding lessons, jet skiing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving.
Al Diar Siji, Fujairah, Dhs475 for full board. Tel: (09) 223 2000. aldiarhotels.com
Book into Radisson Blu by May 29 and receive 30 per cent off your room rate this summer. This offer means that room rates start from as little as Dhs300 per night, but you’ll have to be quick as it’s only valid on stays before July 31.
Radisson Blu Resort, Dibba, Fujairah, king room from Dhs300 per night. Tel: (09) 244 9700. radissonblu.com
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is a stunning luxury resort which is located on 247 acres (one million square metres) of protected mangrove with sixty species of birds. For summer the hotel has a promotion on their premier room which comes with a private terrace. The room is priced at Dhs999 which includes breakfast for two guests plus resort credit of Dhs500 per night to spend on spa treatments at the spa, food and beverage in the restaurants or an upgrade to a suite.
Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman, premier room for Dhs999 with Dhs500 back in credit. Tel: (06) 504 4888. oberoihotels.com
Luxury resort, Ajman Saray, is offering Marriott Bonvoy members 25 per cent off on room bookings until the end of September. Even those who aren’t members can benefit, as the hotel is also offering 15 per cent off for non-members.
Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection by Marriott Resort, Ajman, room rates from Dhs335 per night. Tel: (06) 714 2222. marriott.com
UAE and GCC residents can avail a great deal upon presentation of their ID. Guest can enjoy a daily buffet breakfast at restaurant, Spectrum, as well as 20 per cent off dining at Spectrum and Gioia. You’ll also be able to enjoy complimentary access to Aqua Bounce Ajman and the kids’ club plus the gym, steam and sauna facilities.
Fairmont Ajman, room rates start from Dhs335 for GCC residents. Tel: (06) 701 5757. fairmont.com/ajman