Because you deserve a break…

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.



Legoland hotel dubai

UAE Residents can enjoy special rates as well as an early check-in and late check-out at Legoland Hotel. Perfect for little travellers, there’s an in-room treasure hunt included, and the whole family can enjoy 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, from Dhs850 based on two adults and one child. Tel: (0)4 825 1650,

Palazzo Versace Dubai

palazzo versace

Enjoy a luxury escape to haute fashion hotel Palazzo Versace Dubai, where wallet-friendly rates start from Dhs1,250 until April 30 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, 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 on pampering treatments at the spa. Guests can also choose from a selection of non-motorised water sports such as paddling or kayaking.

Palazzo Versace Dubai, Al Jaddaf, from Dhs1,250. Tel:(04) 556 8888, 

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

ritz carlton difc

Experience a luxurious stay in the heart of DIFC at The Ritz-Carlton with exclusive UAE resident offers that are designed to experience with you and your family. UEA residents can take 30 per cent off on the best available rate, with half-board dining also included, with breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner available.

Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, 30 per cent off on best rate available. Tel: (0)4 372 2222

SLS Dubai

Spend a night above the clouds with SLS Dubai’s Cloud 9 staycation deal. Book a room for two and enjoy a night in a luxurious room, wake up refreshed and delight in a sumptuous breakfast while you overlook the expansive skyline before heading to Ciel Spa for a 60-minute massage for two. Room rates start from Dhs2,000, and the offer is valid until March 31.

SLS Hotel Dubai, Business Bay, from Feb 1 to March 31, Dhs2,000 for room for two, breakfast and 60 min massage for two.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates


Enjoy a staycation with 20 per cent off on the best flexible rate as well as 20 per cent off on the total bill while dining at one of the hotel restaurants. Guests will also be given access to the Executive Lounge.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha, offer valid until December 25 2023.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Keen for a sleek city staycation? With Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ ‘Ultimate City Staycation’ you can get 20 per cent off the best available rate, regardless of how long you stay. Late check-out of 4pm and daily buffet breakfast at Mundo are also included. Alongside making the most of Jumeirah’s outstanding service and opulent facilities – you can access Wild Wadi Waterpark for free as enjoying access to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and get 20 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 March 31 and start from Dhs900 per room.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai, from Dhs900 per room/night. Tel: (0)4 330 0000, 

Five Palm Jumeirah

Extend the fun when you book in at the Five Palm Jumeirah. Pay three and stay four, Pay six and stay eight with the newest deal at this premier hotel. If you’re looking for a staycation that will keep you on your toes and buzzing all night long, then this is the one for you.

Five Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, pay 3 stay 4, pay 6 stay 8 deal. Tel: (0)4 455 9988

One&Only Royal Mirage

One&Only daycations

Nestled in luscious gardens and resting on one kilometre of private beach overlooking The Palm, this hotel is one of the dreamiest retreats for couples. The UAE resident rate includes 20 per cent off One&Only Spa treatments, as well as complimentary use of the fitness, tennis and padel court facilities, perfect for an active stay. Make a long weekend of it and with a two-night stay, you’ll also receive complimentary access on one of the day’s to Aquaventure Waterpark.

One & Only Royal Mirage, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 399 9999

Abu Dhabi

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi Corniche

This gorgeous hotel is located right in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s bustling Corniche area and comes with entry to the brilliant West Bay leisure complex. Here guests will be able to choose between chill and thrill with complimentary wild rides on the zip line, gratis access to Adventure Park, free passes for the wave pool, and an open invitation to do laps of the lazy river. Dining adventures include West Bay Lounge, Hemingway’s, Escape, Vertigo Lounge and Bar, La Terrazza and Vienna Plaza.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche all-inclusive from Dhs599. Tel: (0)2 681 1900, RadissonBluCornicheAllInclusive

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

One of Abu Dhabi’s longest-serving staycation destinations, the five-star Le Méridien Abu Dhabi has recently undergone extensive cosmetic renovations, restoring it to regal glory and adding some stunning new bars and restaurants (including Mykonos, and a rejigged, revamped and refreshed look Captain’s Arms, Latest Recipe, Al Finjan, Oasis Poolside Bar). You’ll find Le Méridien in the “Tourist Club” area, with its own picturesque stretch of beach, and in convenient shopping distance of the Abu Dhabi Mall. With its all-inclusive staycation deal, you’ll enjoy rates from Dhs559 per night.

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, all-inclusive from Dhs559 per night. LeMeridienAllInclusive

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Another much loved grand dame of the Abu Dhabi leisure scene, the Sheraton has emerged from a glamourous glow-up, phoenix-like with brand new luxurious interiors and a commitment to dazzling its guests. You’ll still be able to find all the five-star resort’s hugely popular clutch of entertainment and dining hot spots including B-Lounge, The Tavern, the (swim-up) Pool Bar, Le Bistrot, Cloud Nine and Flavours Restaurant. Here, all-inclusive stays start from Dhs579.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road. Tel: (0)2 677 3333, AllInclusiveSheratonAbuDabiCorniche

Ras Al Khaimah

DoubleTree by Hilton Al Marjan Island

Starting at AED 699, guests are in for a treat with a scrumptious breakfast, a free room upgrade and complimentary stays with F&B for children under the age of 12. With 13 restaurants to choose from and countless activities for the kids, it’s the perfect getaway for families.

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, valid until 30 April, starting from Dhs699. Tel: (0)7 203 0000 

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. Couples are invited to enjoy a relaxing couples massage, and a romantic candlelit three-course dinner at a secluded spot on the private beach. Packages start from Dhs1,050 and are valid until February 28.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, from Dhs1,050. Tel: (0)7 228 8844,

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