Looks like it’s time for a road trip…
Looking to get away this summer without the price tag of an expensive flight abroad? Why not explore the wonders of the other emirates?
Summer is a great time to check in to some of UAE’s top resorts for a fraction of the price, take advantage of complimentary upgrades or bag a discounted dinner. So we’ve rounded up the best of them, so that you can escape Dubai, without having to go via the busy airport.
Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be adding plenty more summer staycation deals over the next few months…
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Spend more than two nights in the luxury Jumeriah at Etihad Towers resort and receive credit back to spend in the hotel. Up to two nights will grant you Dhs100 back, while up to four nights equates to Dhs300 to spend and up to six nights will give you Dhs600. You’re welcome to spend this credit being pampered at Thalise Spa, or in one of the restaurants including Nahaam, BiCE and Ray’s Grill.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, deluxe room rate starts from Dhs600. Tel: (02) 811 5555. jumeirah.com
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Looking for a romantic getaway this summer? Why not take your loved one to Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi. You’ll get to stay in a beautiful room or opt for a beach villa with a private plunge pool complete with chocolate strawberries and sparkling wine, enjoy an upgrade to the next room category, and a romantic dinner at Turtle Bay Bar & Brill. The next morning, enjoy in-room breakfast or buffet breakfast at Sim Sim, then a late check out at 4pm. Rates start from Dhs780.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs780. rotana.com
Abu Dhabi Edition
Looking to double date on your next weekend getaway? The Edition is offering a staycation deal that’s perfect for friends or couples. Book a pair of rooms from Thursday through Saturday and get the second room for 50 percent off. The chic modern property boasts not one but two pools, 198 guest rooms, 57 serviced apartments and three signature restaurants.
The Abu Dhabi Edition, Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi, room rates from Dhs975. Tel: (02) 208 0000. editionhotels.com/abu-dhabi
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
Get one night free when you book three nights at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on stays up until October 10th. With a decadent spa, one of the largest swimming pools in Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat beach on the doorstep, this luxury resort is the place to go and shut yourself away for complete relaxation. Book before August 8 to make the most of the offer.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, king room from Dhs600. Tel: (02) 407 1234. hyatt.com/parkhyatthotelandvillas
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi
Book into the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi for two nights this summer and get 20 per cent off the best room rate, or a third night free. The hotel, based on Al Maryah Island, gives you close access to the Louvre and Galleria Mall so you won’t struggle to find something to do.
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, room rates from Dhs460. Tel: (800) 065 0561. fourseasons.com/abudhabi
Ras Al Khaimah
The luxe Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is stunning – think New York glamour meets traditional Arabesque touches. With their summer package, guests can enjoy 20 per cent off the best available rate with a stay in one of the hotel’s luxury rooms, complete with dinner buffet and breakfast at Qasr Al Bahar from Dhs1,000. One child under 12 can also stay for free with parents.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, half board from Dhs1000. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
Rixos Bab al Bhar
Fancy an all-inclusive hotel for your staycation? Then you need to stay at Rixos Bab al Bhar. The stunning five-star resort offers beautiful views of Marjan Island as well as complimentary access to activities for adults and children such as beach volleyball, sunset yoga, paddling and water gym. Book with their Stay More Pay Less offer to get 15 per cent off the best available rate when booking two nights or more.
Rixos Bab al Bhar, Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, ultra-all-nclusvie from Dhs737. Tel: (07) 202 0000. babalbahr.rixos.com
Hilton Al Hamra
This summer, guests can go all inclusive at Hilton Al Hamra from Dhs535. The package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as selected house beverages at Al Shamal for the duration of your stay. Or, if you fancy dining a la carte, guests will receive a dining credit of either Dhs50 for lunch or Dhs60 for dinner to eat at either Le Chalet or Scirocco. Make a weekend of it and take advantage of a late check-out at 4pm.
Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, all inclusive from Dhs535. www3.hilton.com
Sat on a 600-metre private beach, the Cove Rotana serves up traditional Arabian charm across its 204 guest rooms as well as one, two and three bedroom villas. With their ultra all-inclusive package, guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet at Cinnamon Restaurant, lunch buffet at Cinnamon restaurant or Sunset Pool Bar, an a la carte dinner at Basilico restaurant, snacks, coffee and pastries throughout the day as well as free-flowing drinks across the hotel.
Cove Rotana, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd, Ras Al Khaimah, room rates from Dhs999. rotana.com
Jannah Burj al Sarab
Jannah is running a promotion until June 27 (excluding Eid) where UAE residents can get a great deal on rooms. Residents can enjoy room rates starting from Dhs200 per night for a deluxe room, Dhs300 for a premium and Dhs350 for a suite. Enjoy a traditional bedouin experience, as well as the tranquil oasis of the resort and leave the hustle and bustle of Dubai as a distant memory.
Jannah Resort and Villas, Min Al Arab, Ras Al Khamiah, room rates from Dhs200. Tel: (800) 526 624. jannah-hotels.com
Fairmont Fujairah is offering the ultimate staycation experience, complete with complimentary room upgrade to the next category, 30-minute massage per person per stay at the spa, unlimited service of select beverages from 11am to 11pm and three meals per day included with a choice of either buffet or a three-course set menu at all outlets.
Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, Mina Al Fajer, Dibba, Fujairah, available year-round. Tel: (09) 204 1111. fairmont.com/fujairah
Royal M Hotel
This five-star Fujairah resort is the perfect staycation for those on a budget. The hotel is offering 20 per cent off the standard room rate, making it just Dhs207 per night. The hotel is close to Fujairah Mall and the Hajar Mountains so you have everything you need close by to have the perfect stay.
Royal M Hotel Fujairah, Haleefat area, Fujairah, room rates from Dhs207. Tel: (09) 201 2000. royalmhotels.com/fujairah
Le Meridien Al Aqah
Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy a 25 per cent discount on room bookings at the family-focused Le Meridien Al Aqah from May 1 until the end of September. Not a Marriott Bonvoy member? You can still enjoy a 15 per cent discount on room rates through the summer, as well as a 25 per cent discount when dining at one of the resorts various restaurants. Adventure enthusiasts can explore the resort’s leisure and outdoor activities with “Al Aqah Challenge” rope course, or opt for water sport activities.
Le Meridien Al Aqah, Fujairah, until September 30. marriott.com
Al Diar Siji
Enjoy a full board package with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner for only Dhs475 per night at Al Diar Siji Hotel. Enjoy panoramic views of the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean at this 89 room five-star resort. Guests can also make use of exciting activities such as horse riding lessons, jet skiing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving.
Al Diar Siji, Fujairah, Dhs475 for full board. Tel: (09) 223 2000. aldiarhotels.com
Book into Radisson Blu by May 29 and receive 30 per cent off your room rate this summer. This offer means that room rates start from as little as Dhs300 per night, but you’ll have to be quick as it’s only valid on stays before July 31.
Radisson Blu Resort, Dibba, Fujairah, king room from Dhs300 per night. Tel: (09) 244 9700. radissonblu.com
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is a stunning luxury resort which is located on 247 acres (one million square metres) of protected mangrove with sixty species of birds. For summer the hotel has a promotion on their premier room which comes with a private terrace. The room is priced at Dhs999 which includes breakfast for two guests plus resort credit of Dhs500 per night to spend on spa treatments at the spa, food and beverage in the restaurants or an upgrade to a suite.
Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman, premier room for Dhs999 with Dhs500 back in credit. Tel: (06) 504 4888. oberoihotels.com
Luxury resort, Ajman Saray, is offering Marriott Bonvoy members 25 per cent off on room bookings until the end of September. Even those who aren’t members can benefit, as the hotel is also offering 15 per cent off for non-members.
Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection by Marriott Resort, Ajman, room rates from Dhs335 per night. Tel: (06) 714 2222. marriott.com
UAE and GCC residents can avail a great deal upon presentation of their id. Guest can enjoy a daily buffet breakfast at restaurant, Spectrum, as well as 20 per cent off dining at Spectrum and Gioia. You’ll also be able to enjoy complimentary access to Aqua Bounce Ajman and the kids’ club plus the gym, steam and sauna facilities.
Fairmont Ajman, room rates start from Dhs335 for GCC residents. Tel: (06) 701 5757. fairmont.com/ajman