The country’s best adults-only staycation deal returns. Dhs699 per room per couple for brunch, an overnight stay, late check-out, free treatments and more. Read on…

What’s On is excited to announce that its 8th seasonal What’s On Lock In staycation, will take place at the stunning Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk from November 20 to 21.

Back for its 8th edition, the What’s On Lock In is a weekend-long celebration where we invite residents from all over the country to join us as we take over a hotel to showcase all the best that resort has to offer in 48 hours. It’s also a steal of a deal…

**I’ve read enough. Book me a room now…**

The venue

For just Dhs699 per room (per couple!), you’ll get to be one of the first to visit the brand-new Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk – the elegant new landmark destination in the heart of Dubai where modern French art de vivre meets ancient Egyptian heritage.

This time around it’s an adults-only affair with only 30 rooms available for fun-loving UAE residents. Once you’ve booked your room (and believe us when we say these rooms will sell out like hot cakes), you’ll have access to a beautiful modern guest room with floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous Art Deco vibes as well as the most detailed itinerary filled with free treatments, brunch, drinks and more.

The itinerary

Friday November 20

Guests are welcome to check in from 10am. You’ll walk through the incredible gilt-edged hallway, past the golden Egyptian sculptures and into the enormous lobby. Once you’ve checked in and received your What’s On wristband, up to the Orientation Room you go, on floor 2, where you can enjoy free piercings from Kyra Care, free hair braiding from Chalk and beard trims from Bristles and Mane, and even free express head, neck and shoulder massages from Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane. Please note all treatments are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

From 1pm to 4pm, What’s On Lock In guests have exclusive access to the brand-new all-inclusive Fat Cat Brunch at The Nine Gastropub (above)– a brilliant new venue with the self-proclaimed “best fish ‘n’ chips in Dubai”. You be the judge as we takeover brunch enjoying a selection of British sharing platters (think prawn cocktail, short rib sliders, cauliflower croquettes, and bangers & mash). There’ll be inventive cocktails, music, and plenty of fun challenges courtesy of our pals at TEPfactor.

After brunch, the party train makes its way to the fourth floor to enjoy the brand new Taiko (above) – a sultry Asian-inspired bar and restaurant made famous in Amsterdam and conceptualised by Founder and Executive Chef Schilo van Coevorden. Aside from being some of the first guests to visit this exquisite venue, Lock In guests also receive five free selected drinks at Taiko between 4pm and 8pm. Then after 8pm, guests receive 30 per cent off selected drinks at Taiko, as as well as 30 per cent off food and selected drinks at Soleil Pool & Lounge.

Saturday November 21

Rise and shine for yoga by the pool at 8am or 9.30am led by Sofitel FITNESS. Then it’s straight to the beautiful La Veranda for a gourmet a la carte breakfast.

Post brekkie, make your way to the pool and nurse that head of yours as you soak up the rays at what is one of Dubai’s most beautiful new hotel pools that really has to be seen to be believed. Relax and unwind until check out, which is later for Lock In guests (2pm), naturally…

Not ready to leave? You can simply add on an extra night for Dhs620 (net per couple). Ask concierge at anytime during your stay.

The pricing

As always, the What’s On Lock In is priced at Dhs699 (including all taxes), which includes all of the above for two adults. Read more here and call: (0)4 324 9999 to book now. Adults only.