20 of the best Abu Dhabi Eid staycations
Nothing but deals, steals and festive vacay feels…
All the capital’s best summer staycation options with rates available over the long Eid weekend. Stay classy, stay happy, stay pampered, stay in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Edition
This outrageously classy hotel is offering a cheeky little half board rate exclusively to residents and citizens for the long Eid weekend. In ‘Edition’ to your stay, you get daily breakfast at Alba Terrace, and an evening meal. The rest of your time can be spent doing whatever you fancy, although we can highly recommend lounging poolside in a breezy cabana.
The Abu Dhabi Edition, Al Bateen Marina, from Dhs775. Tel: (02) 208 0000, editionhotels.com
Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
The Eid Retreat at this super luxe, secluded desert oasis offers an experience that feels a thousand miles away from the bustle of inner city life. With prices starting at Dhs1,750 enjoy a night’s stay in one of the resort’s magical rooms, access to the sauna, steam room and other facilities at Saray Spa, use of the infinity pool and fitness centre and a nightly BBQ dinner, held beneath the starry desert sky. You can also bolt-on dune buggy trips, camel rides, horse riding, fat bike tours, archery, desert walks and for a completely unique experience, there’s now a surfing simulator amongst the dunes.
Al Wathba, Eid package valid May 12 to 15, from Dhs1,750 for two. Tel: (02) 204 4444, marriott.com
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel
This handsome hotel gives you the opportunity to wake up each morning with magnificent views of the mangroves. Their Eid package includes daily breakfast and a festive buffet lunch or dinner at Ingredients.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs718. Tel: (02) 656 1000, anantara.com
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences
There’s a special Eid brunch and stay package available at this stunning Corniche hotel. From just Dhs785 for two people you get a free upgrade to a one bedroom apartment, breakfast and two seats at the resort’s grand festive brunch.
W Corniche Road. Tel: (02) 205 3000, babalqasr.com
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
There are some great family-friendly staycation offers available for Eid at this towering swag pad. Bed and breakfast rates start at just Dhs850 for two. But if you’re a family you can stay in the outstanding Premier Family room, get your breakfast and dinner, as well as Friday Brunch at Nahaam for two adults and two children, for Dhs2,549.
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, W Corniche Road. Tel: (02) 811 5555, hilton.com
Crowne Plaza, Centro, Yas Island Rotana, and Radisson Blu Hotel
A selection of Yas Island hotels above are offering stay and play packages from Dhs294 per person. The deal includes a stay at either Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, the Centro Yas Island, the Yas Island Rotana, or the Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island and tickets to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Water World or Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
This Eid al-Fitr you can stay in one of the region’s most prestigious hotels from as little as Dhs990. That rate also includes breakfast, a room upgrade and afternoon tea for two.
Abu Dhabi Corniche, rate valid for stays between May 18 and 29. Tel: (02) 690 8888, mandarinoriental.com
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
The sparkling new five-star Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is offering some epic family staycation packages and the prices start at just Dhs750 per person. The deal includes a stay in a standard room, breakfast for each guest and daily access to either Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld or Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. There are three new restaurants and bars to explore at the hotel, the first eforea spa in the UAE, a hyper-modern fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a kids’ club with splash pool and playground.
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Yas Island, booking window ends March 31, 2021, rates from Ds429, book at yasisland.ae
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Right on the edge of where Abu Dhabi’s jigsaw islandscape gives way to open Gulf waters, sits the Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island resort — an audaciously cool hotel, with good times on its mind, and chill in its constitution. Jumeirah at Saadiyat offers a lot of holiday recreational range without having to scream about it. There are tennis courts, a kids and teen club, three outdoor swimming pools (including infinity bathing and swim-up bar options), watersports (minimal environmental impact options only), a spa with its own hammam and one of the most Insta-inspiring stretches of private beach available in the region. Their current ‘Ultimate Staycation’ package nets you 40 per cent off the room rate and extra resort credit. Expect room nights, with breakfast from around Dhs865 per couple.
Saadiyat Island, Al Tilal Street. Tel: (02) 811 4444, jumeirah.com
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
This one is a massive hack — the resort’s incredible Eat for Your Sleep promotion is still running which nets you a night in a standard room for Dhs550, or a suite from just Dhs750 — with the FULL amount back as resort credit to spend on dining.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Street Al Markaziyah Area, Abu Dhabi, daily. Tel: (02) 695 0490, @leroyalmeridienabudhabi
Marriott Al Forsan
Hit the target with the exceptionally good value Marriott Al Forsan ‘Adventurer Staycation’ package this Eid. Room rates start at just Dhs450 per night, include breakfast and the opportunity to go full Indiana Jones with two adventure activities such as Karting, wakeboarding, horse riding and archery. Other activities include paintballing, laser sim, and clay shooting. And of course there’s the standard access to the resort’s Olympic-sized swimming pool, six restaurants and bars, and fitness centre too. All for just Dhs450 per room. Read that back.
Al Forsan International Sports Resort Khalifa City A – 12th St. Tel: (04) 201 4000, marriott.com
Enjoy stay, breakfast and play rates from Dhs403 per room at Pearl Rotana. Included in the minuscule cost of this staycation is entrance to either Warner Bros. World, Yas Waterworld or Ferrari World; 15 per cent off resort dining (including Dino’s and The Warehouse); and 10 per cent off dining inside the theme parks.
Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, from Dhs403 plus taxes. Tel: (02) 3075551, @pearlrotana
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
This polished gem of a hotel currently offers 10 per cent off published room rates for UAE residents and nationals. The benefits of staying here include the great range of restaurants and facilities on site, as well as one of the city’s most exciting shopping experiences sitting just next door.
Al Maryah Island, until March 31, Dhs7,700 per night. Tel: (02) 813 5550, rosewoodhotels.com
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas’ summer offer includes a healthy 20 per cent discount on the lowest available room rate. That’s one fifth off the cost of frolicking in the Saadiyat surf, grazing around the exciting dining outlets and soaking up rays in the dreamy resort pool.
Saadiyat Rotana Resorts & Villas Tel: (02) 697 0000, rotanatimes.com
Shangri-La Abu Dhabi
This beautiful five-star stunner is offering a guaranteed room upgrade, complimentary breakfast, 20 per cent of all food and beverages, early check-in (10am) and late check-out (3pm) for its summer staycation guests. Prices start at around Dhs530 per room per night. In-house restaurant, Shang Palace also has some fantastic weekday deals on unlimited dim sum (from Dhs123).
W Abu Dhabi — Yas Island
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This luxury resort is flexing big family vacay energy for Eid. Their ‘Living la Vida Local’ package includes half board for two adults and two kids under 12, with early check in and late check out, and a free room upgrade where available, all for Dhs650 per night.
Westin Abu Dhabi
Luxurious five-star hotel Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa has an answer to that most oft-uttered weekend dilemma — ‘where are we going after brunch?’ And it’s enchantingly simple… Nowhere. Their new weekender package includes access to Bubbalicious, breakfast the next day, 30 per cent off treatments and massage at Heavenly Spa, an early check in (if available) and guaranteed late check out of 6pm. And it’s currently valid for bookings all the way up to February 2022.
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl, Bubbalicious takes place on Fridays from 1pm to 4pm, from Dhs432 per person. Tel: (02) 616 9999, book now at marriott.com