Looking to stay close to home this Eid? You don’t need to travel far to have a fun and relaxing break…

Eid Al Adha is going to be a long one this year, with five days off for those who have Friday and Saturday as their weekend. You don’t need to spend a fortune on flights and waste precious time travelling, there’s plenty of places in the UAE where you can find a great staycation deal.

Here’s our top picks for Eid staycations in the UAE. 

Sofitel The Palm

Sofitel The Palm, the five-star resort proudly placed at the top of Palm Jumeirah, is offering 20 per cent off room this Eid. Simply book your room online to avail the discount, and enjoy a spacious room with a choice of 12 tempting restaurants. If you’re a Le Club AccorHotels Member, you can get an additional 10 per cent off too.

Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, valid until September 30. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens

Experience a stay at this trendy hotel for less over Eid Al Adha. The contemporary property is offering 25 per cent off the best available rate of their ‘The Apartment’ rooms with breakfast included. Guests can also enjoy 25 per cent off the Native Spa, and 25 per cent off food and drinks at restaurants Social Company and LAH LAH.

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, book and stay before September 30. zabeelhouse.com

Emirates Palace

For a truly luxurious getaway, Emirates Palace is offering 25 per cent off until September 30. Book two nights between August 8 and 16 and receive a complimentary upgrade if you choose the Coral room, Pearl room or Khaleej suite. You’ll also get a buffet breakfast at Le Vendôme Brasserie and 15 per cent off selected restaurants.

Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, rooms starting from Dhs990. Tel: (02) 690 9000. kempinski.com

Queen Elizabeth 2

This Eid, iconic floating hotel QE2, is offering guests a staycation deal which includes a two-night stay for two guests, daily breakfast, Thursday or Friday QE2 Brunch and 40 per cent off spa treatments. A standard room will cost Dhs790 for two nights & two guests on the soft brunch package or Dhs1,140 on the house package.

QE2, Port Mina Rashid, valid on stays from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 August or Friday 9 to Sunday 11th August. qe2.com

Fairmont The Palm

Book your Eid break at Fairmont the Palm and receive 25 per cent off between August 9 and 16. Families who opt for a Fairmont Gold room can enjoy access to the Gold lounge, as well as complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and two hours access to the Falcon kids club.

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, valid August 9 to 16. Tel: (04) 311 5566. fairmont.com

Rixos Saadiyat Island

Looking for an all-inclusive weekend away? Rixos Saadiyat Island offers guests who book for three nights extra perks including four free tickets to Louvre Abu Dhabi, two tickets to Qasr Al Watan and two Yas Island tickets included for a park of your choice and two free tickets for children aged 11 and below.

Rixos Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, valid on stays between Thursday August 8 and 16. Tel: (02) 492 2222. saadiyatisland.rixos.com

One&Only The Palm

Stay in the gorgeous Palm Jumeirah resort, One&Only The Palm, between August 8 and 16 and not only will you get 25 per cent off your stay but a selection of extra perks as well. You’ll be treated to breakfast for two each morning, each person will receive a complimentary day pass to Aquaventure Waterpark, and guests will also be able to redeem 25 per cent off at the luxurious Guerlain Spa.

One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, August 8 to 16 (book before August 14). Tel: (04) 440 1010. oneandonlythepalm.com

Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Guests who stay at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel can enjoy an all-inclusive package this Eid. For Dhs799, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, or for Dhs1,100 with additional unlimited house beverages throughout their stay (excluding after 11pm and before 10am).

Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, valid on stays until September 30. anantara.com

Al Bait Sharjah

Discover the beauty of Sharjah at stunning resort, Al Bait. Guests who book for two or more nights can enjoy a heritage tour of the 100-year-old property, daily breakfast, healthy beverages, local delicacies and ice cream tasting, daily lunch or dinner and 20 per cent off The Spa. Prices start from Dhs2,664 for two guests for two nights.

Al Bait Sharjah, offer valid on stays before September 30. ghmhotels.com

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa

If you’re looking to visit Ras Al Khaimah this Eid, make sure to check out Hilton’s staycation offer. For Dhs1,000 per night, guests can enjoy a night’s stay inclusive of breakfast and a dinner feast at Lebanese restaurant, Al Maeda as well as entertainment including a traditional Quanun player and belly-dancing show.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, Ras Al Khaimah. hilton.com

Jumeirah Al Wathba

UAE residents who book at this beautiful new hotel can get 15 per cent off the best available rate, as well as a complimentary buffet breakfast and dinner at Bait Al Hanine and free access to Talise Spa and fitness facilities. There’s also a daily falcon show to see and complimentary access to the kids’ club.

Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, book using promo code UAERESIDENT. Tel: (02) 204 4444. jumeirah.com

Le Meridien Al Aqah

Book a family staycation for less at Le Meridien Al Aqah. With plenty of activities for all ages, including one of the biggest pools in the UAE, watersports and zip line, everyone will enjoy a getaway in Fujairah. Guests who book this summer can enjoy a sea-facing room as well as complimentary buffet breakfast, starting from Dhs199 per person.

Le Meridien Al Aqah, Fujairah, valid on stays until October 15. marriott.com

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Rixos Bab Al Bahr

Spend the Eid holidays at this stunning resort in Ras Al Khaimah and get 20 per cent off the best available rate. Guests who book a minimum of two nights can save on rooms as well as an additional 25 per cent off at the spa. Guests can also enjoy unlimited food and drinks across the seven restaurants and bars, as well as activities including pilates, water gym, beach volley ball and zumba.

Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, valid between August 8 and 16. Tel: (07) 202 0000. babalbahr.rixos.com

Wyndham Dubai Marina

For a budget-friendly staycation, try Wyndham Dubai Marina. Rooms start from Dhs307 per night and you can get three nights for the price of two. Guests in a Family Suite or Grand Room can enjoy 30 per cent off room service and kids can eat free at Alloro.

Wyndham Dubai Marina, Dubai, valid August 9 to 20. wyndhamdubaimarina.com

Palazzo Versace

Guests who book into this luxury resort over Eid can enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well as 20 per cent off the hotel’s food and beverage outlets and spa. You’ll also get either a complimentary afternoon tea at Mosaico or access two tickets to Laguna Waterpark or Dubai Parks & Resorts.

Palazzo Versace, Dubai, valid during Eid Al Adha. palazzoversace.ae

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