Summer deals 2021: Great staycations to check out in Dubai

It’s summertime and that can only mean one thing… staycations.

Summer is officially here. Usually that means people packing up bags and heading for a well deserved holiday out of the country but for whatever reason you may not be able to travel this time, you needn’t pout as there are plenty of staycation deals in Dubai that you can enjoy. (Be sure to bookmark this page as we will keep adding on to it.)

So, pack up those bags and head to one of these staycation in Dubai over the summer. 

Address Fountain Views

Address fountain view

This new hotel in Downtown Dubai is offering up tickets to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, VR Park in The Dubai Mall and tickets to At the Top, Burj Khalifa with its staycation. Prices start from Dhs1,300.

Address Fountain Views, Downtown Dubai. Tel: (04) 423 8888. addresshotels.com

Address Dubai Marina

Adrenaline junkies, take note. A staycation here at the Address Dubai Marina will get you tickets to Dubai Marina Zipline where you can soar through the skies and get some spectacular views. You’ll also get breakfast. Prices start from Dhs1,400 for two.

Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 423 8888. addresshotels.com

Aloft Al Mina, Dubai and Element Al Mina

Elements al mina infinity pool

For a stay in Old Dubai, pick from one of these brand new hotels located in Al Mina. Pick vibrant Aloft Al-Mina if you want art and colourful vibes or Elements Al Mina if you want a space inspired by nature. Book a stay any time until December 31 and you can enjoy free access to Green Planet or Laguna Waterpark at La Mer Beach. Additionally, you will receive a complimentary breakfast and a 20 per cent discount on food and beverages. Book on reservations.lmd@lemeridien.com or call 04 511 7778.

Aloft Al Mina, Dubai and Element Al Mina, Al Raffa, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 511 7778. marriott.com/hotels/travel/dxbra-aloft-al-mina-dubai and marriott.com/hotels/travel/dxbre-element-al-mina-dubai

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort

bab al shams

This dreamy resort is located amidst the rolling dunes and sun-drenched courtyards where you will stay in modern Bedouin-inspired lodgings. The Dhs2,500 per night staycation for two includes breakfast at Al Forsan Restaurant, lunch by the pool with two hours of free-flowing premium beverages, sunset beverages at Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge and a dinner buffet at Al Hadheerah that includes another two hours of free-flow beverages. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuits as the infinity pool is not to be missed. Book on BAS.Reservations@meydanhotels.com or call 04 809 6150.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 809 6150. babalshams.com

Caesars Palace Dubai

caesars bluewaters

For a family getaway, head to Caesars Palace Dubai and enjoy a stay in a luxuriously spacious and stylishly designed Family Suite. The package includes breakfast for the entire family at the award-winning Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen and a number of activities for the young ones including access to the Empire Club and passes to Laguna Waterpark and indoor tropical rainforest, The Green Planet. Parents will be able to treat themselves to complimentary sundowners at Havana Social Club, a vibrant bar inspired by 1920s Cuba. Prices start from Dhs5,800. Book on stay@caesarsdubai.ae or call 04 556 6466.

Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters Island, Dubai. Tel: (04) 556 6666. caesars.com

Lapita Hotel

Lapita Dubai

Couples, enjoy a Polynesian paradise at Lapita at Dubai Parks and Resorts that includes bed and breakfast for Dhs450. Going with children? It will cost you Dhs650. You will get a 20 per cent discount on food and beverages. For the half board offer that includes dinner pay just Dhs650 for a couple and Dhs750 for a family of four. Book on lapita.olaspa@autographhotels.com or call 04 810 9660

Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, Tel: (04) 810 9660. marriott.com

Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel

Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel

The hotel’s Stay and Play offer is back meaning your stay will include special discounts to use across the hotel’s spectacular dining venues, two free passes to Dubai Parks and Resorts and more. Room rates start from Dhs339 and you can avail of a 25 per cent discount on food and beverages. While you’re there use the pool, get a spa treatment or work out at the gym. The deal is available until December.

Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel Dubai, Tel: (0)4 875 0000. millenniumhotels.com 

Palazzo Versace

Maldives Dubai Staycation Vacation

For a stylish staycation, stay in a luxuriously appointed room or suite designed exclusively by Versace. You will get breakfast at Giardino for two, a high tea at Mosaico during your stay, four tickets to Laguna Waterpark and a Dhs150 spa voucher. You will also receive 20 per cent discount on food and beverages (except Q’s Bar and Lounge and brunches). Use the pool and beach at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai provided you spend a minimum of Dhs200 per adult. Prices start from Dhs799 per room. Book on reservations@palazzoversace.ae  or call 04 556 8805. 

Palazzo Versace Hotel, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, Tel: (04) 556 8888. palazzoversace.ae

Swissôtel Al Ghurair

Swissôtel al ghurair

For an adrenaline-filled holiday with friends, Swissôtel Al Ghurair is offering up complimentary access to Laguna Waterpark and the Green Planet as well as a shuttle to La Mer Beach. Prices start from just Dhs250. Book on reservations.alghurair@swissotel.com or call 04 293 3183.

Swissotel Al Ghurair, Deira, Dubai. Tel: (04) 293 3183. @swissotelalghurair

Taj Dubai

Taj Dubai

Families can enjoy a staycation with tickets to one of the city’s best attraction – Laguna Water Park or The Green Planet. Prices start from Dhs600 for a luxury city view room and you’ll even get breakfast.

Taj Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai. Tel: (04) 438 3100. tajhotels.com

Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers


Staycations go by too quickly – anyone will agree. This is why this hotel is offering up a 36-hour staycation with prices starting from Dhs400. Check-in as early as 6am and you can check out the following day at 6pm. Additionally, you can get 20 per cent off food and access to JLT’s highest rooftop pool and Mediterranean restaurant, Paros, signature Indian restaurant Shamiana and the neighbourhood sports café, TJ’s. Want breakfast? Pay just Dhs50 per night per person.

Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT, Dubai. Tel: (04) 5741 111. tajhotels.com

The Meydan Hotel

The meydan hotel

Several staycation packages are available over the summer at this 5-star trackside hotel. For couples, the love-cation package for Dhs840 includes a cosy, candle-lit dinner, drinks at Farriers or Millennium Lounge and breakfast. For golf fans, pay Dh690 for a stay inclusive of a 9-hole round per person, breakfast and a 25 per cent discount on food and beverages. For foodies, at Dhs670 per night, you can enjoy a complimentary lunch or dinner at Farriers, Millennium Lounge or Qube Sports Bar plus decadent treats and breakfast. Finally, for families, for Dhs590 per night, you will get two complimentary tickets to IMG Worlds of Adventure and breakfast at Farriers. 

The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse Al Meydan Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 381 3333. themeydanhotel.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

Cafe belge

Summer rates at this stunning hotel in DIFC start from Dhs830 exclusively for UAE residents. It includes a stay in a luxury room, breakfast and lunch or dinner at popular Cafe Belge.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 372 2222. ritzcarlton.com

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