Many rates are ending this September…

Looking for a change of scenery? Staycations are a treasured past time of UAE residents, and many hotels across the emirates offer top perks for those that live locally. From complimentary upgrades to discounts on spa treatments and free night stays, these are the best staycation deals in the UAE right now.

Dubai

Lapita, Dubai Parks & Resorts

Squeeze one final family staycation out of the summer at Lapita this September. Until the end of the month, you can enjoy a full-board getaway complete with an overnight stay in a deluxe room breakfast at all-day dining restaurant, Kalea, plus a set lunch and dinner from a choice of restaurants across the hotel and Dubai Parks and Resort. Included in the rate, which starts from Dhs790, you’ll also get access to a park of your choice from a selection that includes Legoland, Bollywood, Motiongate and Legoland Water Park. You’ll need to use code D60 when booking, and stay before September 30.

Lapita, Dubai Parks Resorts, doubles from Dhs790. Tel: (0)4 449 0868, marriott.com

Legoland

Legoland hotel dubai

It’s your last chance to take advantage of the summer rate at Legoland Hotel. Valid until the end of September, when checking-in between Sunday and Thursday you’ll enjoy an early check-in and late check-out, an in-room treasure hunt and a hearty buffet breakfast. Of course, no stay would be complete without a thrilling theme park visit, and you can pick between complimentary access to either Legoland Dubai or Legoland Water Park. 

Legoland, Dubai Parks and Resorts, doubles from Dhs650. Tel: (0)4 825 1650, legoland.com

Caesars Palace Dubai

Enjoy a long weekend escape at Caesars Palace where there’s a trio of staycation deals for families, foodies and sun-worshippers. With the dine and unwind package, check-in for a two-night stay or more at Caesars Palace Dubai and as well as two nights of sleeping soundly in one of the luxurious rooms, access to the pools and beach, and complimentary breakfast, you’ll get a credit back to spend on food and drink. For stays in Julius Rooms it’s Dhs250, for stays in Palace Rooms it’s Dhs350 and for suites you’ll get Dhs500 back.

Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters, off Dubai Marina, doubles from Dhs964. Tel: (04) 556 6666caesars.com/dubai

Raffles The Palm

Families looking to make the most of the summer holidays can escape to the lavish Raffles The Palm Dubai for a summer staycation that packs a punch. You’ll get instantly upgrade to the next room category, a Dhs150 credit to redeem at the pampering spa, complimentary half-board upgrade with a choice of lunch or dinner alongside a lavish breakfast spread, plus around-the-clock butler service. Just for the little ones, edutainment programmes where little guests can explore art, nature and culture are free to take advantage of, as well as complimentary access to non-motorized watersports and mini golf. It’s valid until September 30.

Raffles The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, doubles from Dhs1,350. Tel: (04) 248 8888, raffles.com/palm-dubai

JA The Resort

All summer long, JA Resorts & Hotels are offering staycation discounts and plenty of perks once you check-in. Until September 30, you’ll get up to 25 per cent off the best available room rates, a gourmet breakfast buffet included for free, and 25 per cent of your rate back in credit to spend on food, drink or experiences. For action-packed getaways and endless activities, few Dubai staycations can compare to the supersized JA The Resort. Home to a trio of hotels, more than a dozen restaurants and activities that range from shooting to watersports, you can drop-and-flop by the beach or fill every hour with a new experience. You’ll just need to use code ‘SUMMER’ and book directly.

JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai, doubles from Dhs505. Tel: (0)4 814 5500, jaresortshotels.com/ja-summer-splash

Waldorf Astoria Dubai The Palm

Check-in for a fun-filled family getaway at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, and enjoy all the best bits of a sun-soaked family escape. Book one of the elegant rooms or suites and enjoy access to all of the hotel’s facilities, including temperature-controlled pools, a private beach, selection of top restaurants, and leisure activities like painting, arts and crafts at Coco’s kids’ club. A daily buffet breakfast is included with every staycation, as well as late check-out at 2pm to squeeze the most out of your weekend. Rates start from Dhs1,300 for two adults and two children, which is valid until September 30.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, The Palm, from Dhs1,300. Tel: (0)4 818 2222, waldorfastoria.com/dubai@waldorfdubai

Hyde Hotel Dubai

Spoil your significant other with a weekend escape at Business Bay’s five-star Hyde Hotel. You’ll check-in to one of the spacious suites, complete with private balcony and beautiful skyline views, then choose between either a 30-minute treatment for two at the Cinq Mondes Spa or enjoy a set-menu at stylish Japanese restaurant, Katsuya. The package is priced at Dhs650 per room per night. 

Hyde Hotel Dubai, Marasi Drive, Business Bay, doubles from Dhs650. Tel: (0)4 871 1111. sbe.com

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark

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Enjoy a family-friendly getaway to Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, and you can pick from one of two top deals: get 25 per cent off room rates, and all your spends on food and drink, with rates starting from Dhs450 per night for a room only; or go bed and breakfast from Dhs650, and you’ll get an overnight stay and breakfast for two adults and up to two children who stay and dine for free. You’ll also get 25 per cent off additional food and drink, and both deals come with complimentary use of the kids’ club, plus access to Jungle Bay Waterpark. Book direct to avail the offer, valid until September 2022.

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Al Sufouh, doubles from Dhs450. Tel: 04 399 3333, marriott.com

W Dubai – Mina Seyahi

W Dubai mina seyahi

Be among the first to check-in, and check-out W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, which opened its doors earlier this year. With its opening offer, you can enjoy an early check-in at 10am, overnight stay, late check-out at 6pm the following day, plus daily buffet breakfast at Ginger Moon and surprise welcome amenities. Use code NEW when booking.

W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, doubles from Dhs900. Tel: (04) 350 9999, wdubaiminaseyahi.com

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

There’s two staycation deals at The Westin this summer, whether you’re looking to get away with the family or have a wallet-friendly weekend with your mates. Family stays start from Dhs800 per room per night, which includes breakfast and dinner at Mina’s Kitchen for two adults and two children up to 14, plus unlimited access to thrilling Jungle Bay Waterpark. Those without kids can enjoy a summer staycation and get 50 per cent of their rate back to spend on food and drink. With a private beach, five swimming pools and 16 restaurants and bars to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh, doubles from Dhs800. Tel: (04) 3994141, marriott.com

Palazzo Versace Dubai

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Beat the city heat this summer with a luxury escape to Palazzo Versace Dubai, where wallet-friendly rates start from Dhs900 this summer and include a whole array of benefits for UAE residents. As part of the exclusive offer, guests can indulge in a buffet breakfast at Giardino, be treated to high tea at the opulent Mosaico lounge and get a 20 per cent discount on food and beverage across the resort, excluding Q’s Bar and Lounge and brunch packages. There’s also a Dhs150 voucher to spend at the spa. Rates are valid until September 30.

Palazzo Versace Dubai, Al Jaddaf, doubles from Dhs900. Tel:(04) 556 8888, palazzoversace.ae

25Hotel Dubai One Central

Check-in for a summer staycation at Downtown’s coolest address, 25hours Hotel One Central, and you’ll get 40 per cent off their collection of sleek suites when you book a minimum of two nights. Valid until September 30 on 25hours Hotel’s range of beautifully-designed themed suites, including the Farmstay Suites, Artist Village Suites to the Hakawati Suite, the special staycation deal also includes early check-in at 10am and late check-out at 2pm and a daily buffet breakfast for two.

25hours Hotel Dubai One Central, Dubai, rates from Dhs1,517. Tel: (0)4 210 2525. 25hours-hotels.com

W Dubai – The Palm

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W Dubai – The Palm’s ‘Stellar Staycation’ offer sets the scene for an Insta-perfect getaway. With room rates starting from Dhs1,000, guests can kick off the day with a buffet breakfast for two at LIV restaurant, the hotel’s go to eatery for the freshest and brightest of meals, fill their days with pampering treatments at AWAY Spa with a 25 per cent discount, or soak up the sun at WET Deck, and enjoy buy one get one free beverages from 3pm to 5pm. As the sun goes down, retreat to Cali-cool SoBe for selected drinks at Dhs35, then dine alfresco at either Massimo Bottura’s Torno Subito or Akira Back, and enjoy 25 per cent off dining. It’s valid until September 30.

Palm Jumeirah, doubles from Dhs1,000. Tel: (0)4 245 5558, marriott.com

ME Dubai

Perfect for couples looking to renew and relax, ME Dubai has designed a spa staycation with pampering in mind. Guests are welcomed with an in-room check-in experience to their Passion Suite, setting the tone for a stay that’s all about relaxation. Within the deal, couples will also enjoy a 90-minute couple’s massage at wellness by ME, a one-hour private session with a certified fitness instructor and a wholesome breakfast to round-out a nourishing two days.

ME by Melia, The Opus, Business bay, Dhs2,800 per couple. Tel: (0)4 525 2500, mebymelia.com

The St Regis Dubai, The Palm

The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

This summer, The St Regis Dubai, The Palm invites residents to enjoy the luxuries of a five-star resort on their doorstep. The staycation package is valid all summer long, with rates starting from Dhs850, and includes complimentary breakfast for two at Cordelia and 25 per cent off restaurants and spa. Those looking to shop for some DSS bargains also benefit from direct connectivity to Nakheel Mall, while others still braving beach days are within close proximity to Palm West Beach.

The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Palm Tower, doubles from Dhs850. (0)4 218 0000, stregisdubaithepalm.com.  

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Book a snowy escape this summer with a stay in Dubai’s chalet style resort, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. Book between three and five nights and enjoy 15 per cent off the best available rate when booking one of their luxurious rooms, or book six nights or more and enjoy 20 per cent off the best available rate, with breakfast included. You’ll also get 15 per cent off in THAT Concept Store, a special ticket price for Ski Dubai, 15 per cent off on afternoon tea and 20 per cent off on any body treatments at SENSASIA Stories Spa.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, doubles from Dhs799. Tel: (04) 341 0000. kempinski.com

Centara Mirage Beach Resort

For a family-friendly stay that won’t break the bank, check-in this summer at Centara Mirage Beach Resort where children stay and dine for free. Inspired by mythical Thai and Arabian adventures, the themed destination resort offers facilities for guests of all ages, including three Kids’ Clubs for younger guests and club lounge benefits. Spend your days exploring the water park, complete with a lazy river, kids’ fun water play area, waterslides and cliff jumping points, then wine and dine at restaurants around the fully integrated destination. Bed and breakfast doubles start from Dhs499, with up to two children eligible to stay and dine for free.

Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, Deira Islands, doubles from Dhs499. Tel: (0)4 522 9999. centarahotelsresorts.com

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

ritz carlton difc

Those looking to explore Downtown or make the most of a weekend in the city can experience a luxurious stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, and save 30% off the best available rate as a UAE resident. Alongside a discounted room rate, it includes a complimentary buffet breakfast for two adults and two children, plus lunch or dinner included too.

Dubai International Financial Centre, doubles from Dhs1,180. Tel: (0)4 372 2222, ritzcarlton.com

FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Dubai’s ultimate address for a guaranteed good time, FIVE Palm Jumeirah is an internationally-known party palace. Guests looking to check-in for an action-packed stay can take advantage of the hotel’s ‘pay 3, stay 4’ staycation deal, offering four nights for the price of three. When you’re not relaxing in your contemporary guest room or suite, you can expect to be soaking up the sun in your best swimwear at Beach by FIVE, or dining at one of the eight-restaurants on property, including modern Chinese Maiden Shanghai or stylish rooftop, The Penthouse.

Palm Jumeirah, doubles from Dhs1,283, minimum four-night stay. Tel: (0)4 455 9999, fivehotelsandresorts.com

FIVE Jumeirah Village

With its collection of more than 250 swimming pools, and array of suites and apartments that serve as the ultimate party pad for a group getaway, FIVE Jumeirah Village is a wallet-friendly staycation for getting together with family and friends. Those looking to extend their weekend can take advantage of a free nights’ stay when they book for a four-night getaway, only paying for three. One bedroom apartments come with a full kitchenette and jacuzzi on the terrace, while two- and four-bedroom pads have their own swimming pools. Elsewhere, dine al fresco on Trattoria’s outdoor terrace, be among the first to try the array of pub grub at Goose Island, or relax and unwind at REFIVE Spa and treat yourself to a Natura Bisse facial or massage.

Jumeirah Village Circle, doubles from Dhs513 minimum four-night stay. Tel: (0) 4 248 9999, fivehotelsandresorts.com

The St Regis Downtown, Dubai

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UAE residents can experience the luxuries of a St Regis staycation now in Downtown Dubai, with rates starting from Dhs1,500 per room per night. As well as a plentiful buffet breakfast, and the ability to take advantage of around-the-clock St Regis butler service, UAE residents will also be gifted hotel credit of Dhs200 for superior rooms, Dhs300 for deluxe rooms and Dhs400 for suites to redeem on dining and spa services. It’s valid on stays until November 2022.

Marasi Drive, Business Bay, doubles from Dhs1,225. Tel: (0)4 512 5555, marriott.com

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Keen for a sleek city staycation this summer? With Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ ‘Exceptional City Staycation’ you can get 20 per cent off the best available rate, regardless of how long you stay. You’ll also get a complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability, late check out of 4pm and a 15 per cent discount on selected food and drink. Alongside making the most of Jumeirah’s outstanding service and opulent facilities – you can access Wild Wadi Waterpark for Dhs100, or get 15 per cent off the Talise Spa – you’re also perfectly positioned to explore attractions like The Dubai Mall and Museum of the Future. Rates are valid until September 30.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai, doubles from Dhs550. Tel: (0)4 330 0000, jumeirah.com 

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Enjoy a getaway to Taj’s newest Dubai resort, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa on the Palm Jumeirah. The perfect staycation for a romantic couples weekend or a family vacation, rates start from Dhs775 and include complimentary breakfast, either 20 per cent off at Jiva Spa or a free 30 minute upgrade to any 60-minute treatment, 20 per cent off food and beverage across the resort and a round of sunset cocktails at The Coast Beachside Bistro. There’s swimming pools to make a splash at, plus a stunning stretch of private beach, games room, kids play area and a dedicated children’s swimming pool, so everyone is catered to this summer. It’s valid until September 30.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, doubles from Dhs775. Tel: (0)4 275 4444, tajhotels.com

Abu Dhabi

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Perched on Abu Dhabi’s beloved Corniche, stay and play at one of Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort’s well-appointed rooms this summer with rates from Dhs449. As well as a brilliant rate, a 3pm late check-out, room upgrade to the next category, and full access to the pool and beach, you’ll also be treated to a Dhs300 dining credit to redeem at restaurants including The Tavern, Le Bistro and the Pool Bar.

Sheraton Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, from Dhs449. Tel: (0)2 677 3333, marriott.com

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

McGettigan's Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is making staycation dreams come true with its summer specials this year. With the rest, feast and explore package, rates start from Dhs888 and within that, you’ll get a one-night stay in a deluxe room, a big table brunch feast for two at the guaranteed-good-craic McGettigan’s, a hotel credit of Dhs500 and general admission passes to one of Abu Dhabi’s top attractions. Pick between the underwater world of The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi or the historic realms of Qasr Al Watan. It’s valid on weekends only.

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street, from Dhs888. Tel: (0)2 698 8888, dusit.com

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Drop and flop at this lovely Abu Dhabi beachfront resort this summer, where staycations come with a whole host of benefits. Room rates start from Dhs479, and for that you’ll get a redeemable dining credit of Dhs300, upgrade to the next room category and a late check-out of 3pm. No visit to this hotel is complete without experiencing West Bay, the first beach club in the city to have a wave pool, lazy river and adventure park.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road, Al Bateen, from Dhs479. Tel: (0)2 681 1900, radissonhotels.com

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

There’s a duo of top staycations to enjoy at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers this summer, whether you’re all about action and adventure, or your idea of fun is feasting your way around a hotel restaurant by restaurant. With the Summer Adventure package rates start from Dhs1,000, and you’ll get an overnight stay, breakfast for two at Rosewater restaurant, 20 per cent off food and drink plus spa treatments and two complimentary tickets to a Yas Island theme park of your choice. Book a brunch staycation, with rates from Dhs1,200 per room per night, and you’ll get an overnight stay in a superior guestroom, breakfast for two plus brunch at the award-winning Nahaam. There’s a 12pm early check-in and 3pm late check-out (subject to availability), plus 20 per cent off spa treatments and any further food and drink.

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, Corniche Road, rates from Dhs1,000. Tel: 02 811 5555, hilton.com

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

anantara qasr al sarab desert resort UAE

Consistently recognised as one of the world’s most Instagrammable resorts, the winter season is a perfect time to retreat to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara for an authentic Arabian getaway. Nestled in the golden dunes of the Empty Quarter, the resort has unveiled its ‘Night Journey’ staycation deal, inviting guests to uncover the mysteries of the desert and all its thrilling facets with a selection of adrenaline-packed activities. Alongside a daily complimentary breakfast, the rate includes a night walk through the endless desert with the experts, plus an exclusive night archery experience like no other.

Empty Quarter, Abu Dhabi, doubles from Dhs1,733. Tel: (0)2 895 8700, anantara.com

Marriott Al Forsan

Discover the ultimate adventure staycation at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, in collaboration with the neighboring Al Forsan International Sports Resort ranging from archery, go-karting and horse-riding. With rates starting from a wallet-friendly Dhs450, the staycation includes daily breakfast, plus two adventure activities per person from a choice of go-karting and archery, wake-boarding and archery, or horse-riding and archery. Complimentary transportation to and from Al Forsan Sports Resort is also included, plus early check-in or late check-out subject to availability, and a 20% discount on all Marriott Hotel Al Forsan restaurants and bars.

Khalifa City A, doubles from Dhs450. Tel: (0)2 201 4000, marriottalforsan.com

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

For a stay that combines rustic nature, crystal clear water and abundant wildlife, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island is an ideal getaway for retreating from the city. There’s a trio of Anantara resorts to choose from: stay at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort in a beautiful beach setting reminiscent of an ancient pearl fishing village, embellished with contemporary style; opt for Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort amidst Arabian Wildlife Park for an African lodge-like ambience; or check-in at Anantara Desert Islands Hotel Resort & Spa, where families can enjoy sea vistas and fortress luxury abound. All three resorts offer the ‘all-inclusive discovery package’, which includes an overnight stay, all-inclusive dining with buffet breakfast and set lunch and dinner menus, plus one activity for two adults and up to two children under 12 years per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture & history tour.

Sir Bani Yas Island, doubles from Dhs1,485. Tel: (0)2 897 8700, anantara.com

Ras Al Khaimah

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island

Wallet-friendly rates start from Dhs789 this summer at Ras Al Khaimah’s newest address. This family focused property on Marjan Island is a fun-filled escape for travellers of all ages, and serves as the perfect spot to switch off and enjoy a well-deserved beach break. A floating water park, large swimming pool and colourful kids’ club are all on-hand to keep little ones busy, while a wellness hub, adults-only Ula beach club and collection of six restaurants and bars ensure adults are entertained. The room rates are valid for two adults and up to two children aged up to 12.

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, doubles from Dhs789. Tel: (0)7 246 0000, movenpick.com/marjanisland

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

One of the UAE’s most beautiful resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach encourages you to check-in and switch-off, with discounts depending on the length of your stay. Stay a minimum of three nights in one of the luxurious villas complete with private pool and you’ll get 20 per cent off, stay four to six nights and there’s a 25 per cent discount, while a week stay or longer snags you 30 per cent off. All stays come with breakfast included, and it’s valid on stays until December 30.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, doubles from Dhs2,500. Tel: (07) 204 8888, ritzcarlton.com/alhamrabeach

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

There’s something blissfully relaxing about packing a bag and heading out of Dubai, even if it’s just for one night. This beachside Ras Al Khaimah resort is inviting UAE residents to be among the first to check-in and check-out this sprawling property, with a villa staycation deal that allows you to check in to one of the swanky private pool or seafront villas, enjoy a buffet breakfast for two, and a resort credit of Dhs250 to spend on treatments at the recently opened Spa InterContinental.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa, Hayat Island, Ras Al Khaimah, doubles from Dhs873. icrasalkhaimah.com

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

Live music staycation Hilton Ras Al Khaimah

For a family-friendly getaway with plenty of space and seclusion, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort invites guests to check into their own private paradise with its collection of beachfront villas that are perfect for group getaways. Set on a stretch of beach away from the main building complex, guests can choose from a range of villa options including the deluxe suite seafront or beach access villas, or upgrade to a two-bedroom family villa, some of which come with private pools. Guests staying at the resort can indulge in a delicious daily breakfast, and enjoy complimentary access to first-class facilities including multiple plunge pools, a 2km white sand beach and a recently refurnished gym.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, Villas from Dhs1,200. Tel: (0)7 228 8844, hilton.com

Fujairah

Address Beach Resort Fujairah

This summer head 90 minutes out of the city for a nature-filled escape at Address Beach Resort Fujairah. Nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean, book one of the contemporary guest rooms or suites at 30 per cent off the best available rate until October 7. Address Beach Resort Fujairah is packed with amenities to ensure you have a memorable stay. Make the most of your time off with Address’ great restaurants, private beach, treatments at The Spa and fitness centre.

Address Beach Resort Fujairah, Al Aqah, Fujairah, until October 7, doubles from Dhs571. Tel: (0)92 047 777. addresshotels.com

Le Meridien Al Aqah

For escaping the city, Fujairah is a top option for its beautiful natural scenery, gorgeous golden beaches, and laid back atmosphere. Nestled between the extraordinary backdrop Hajar Mountains and the glistening Indian Ocean, Le Meridien Al Aqah is a family friendly resort that’s perfect for a fun-filled holiday. Their all-inclusive staycation rates start from Dhs1,320 per room per night, and include a guaranteed sea-facing deluxe room, breakfast, lunch and dinner and unlimited house beverages. It’s valid until December 14.

Dibba Road, doubles from Dhs1,320. Tel: (0)9 244 9000, marriott.com