32 summer deals in Dubai that are too good to miss

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From spa deals to staycations, there are so many brilliant discounts to take advantage of this summer…

Just because Dubai is heating up, doesn’t mean you’ve got to stay indoors. In fact, there are so many great deals to take advantage of across the city, we’ll be surprised if you get time to fit them all in.

From spa days and beauty bargains to discounted pool and beach access and passes to some brilliant attractions, here are the best summer deals across the city.

Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be adding to it all summer!

Attractions and things to do

Half-price tickets for the world’s longest zipline

Been thinking about taking on the world’s longest zipline for a while? Well, now’s your chance to do it as tickets for the Jebel Jais Flight are half price throughout summer. Until the end of September, tickets for the world’s longest zipline in Ras Al Khaimah will be priced at Dhs341.25, rather than the usual Dhs682.50. Each day, there are slots available on the hour from 9am until 4pm. Tickets can be booked online through platinumlist.net.

Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline, Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, Dhs341.25. Tel: (07) 204 6250. jebeljais.ae

La Perle tickets for Dhs199

Still not seen the Al Habtoor water show, La Perle? Well now’s your chance as they’ve just launched a Ramadan early bird sale, and tickets start from Dhs199. You’ll need to book your tickets during Ramadan, for a show in June, July or August. The 90-minute show has been conceptualised by Franco Dragone, and during the performance, acrobats and athletes dive from 25 metres into the changeable aqua-stage filled with 2.7 million litres of water, and fly around the theatre at 15 kilometres per hour. It’s valid on tickets from mid-June until the end of September.

La Perle by Dragone, Al Habtoor City, Tuesday to Friday 7pm and 9.30pm and Saturday 4pm and 7pm, from Dhs199. Tel: (04) 437 0123. laperle.com

Staycations

Studio One Hotel

It’s lights, camera, action for Studio One, the sleek new hotel in Dubai Studio City. Fancy checking in to check it out? The hotel is launching with a brilliant introductory offer. Guests who book and stay in the hotel between May 1 and June 30, can avail room rates for Dhs300 per night, with Dhs300 back to spend in Studio One’s all-star line-up of restaurants and bars.

Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Dubai, from Dhs300. studioonehotel.com

FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Check into popular party hotel FIVE Palm Jumeirah through summer, and you’ll be able to take advantage of their luxury all-inclusive package. From Dhs1,500 for two per night (plus taxes), guests can enjoy three meals per day, free-flowing drinks at an array of restaurants, access to five swimming pools, a private stretch of beach and 24-hour gym. A minimum stay of three nights is required, as well as advanced purchase is essential.

FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs1,500 plus taxes. fivehotelsandresorts.com

Fairmont The Palm

With the summer staycation at Fairmont The Palm, guests can check in between May 5 and September 30 and enjoy a half board rate from as little as Dhs650 excluding taxes and fees. The package includes a one night stay, lunch or dinner in the evening, breakfast the next morning, plus a 30 minute complimentary spa treatment when you purchase a treatment for 60 minutes.

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dhs650. fairmont.com/palm-dubai

One&Only Royal Mirage

The uber-luxurious One&Only Royal Mirage has designed a discounted staycation package for GCC residents this summer. Rates start from Dhs895, and include a guaranteed late check out of 6pm, discounts on spa and hammam treatments, afternoon tea, dinner, complimentary passes to Aquaventure Waterpark and a free candlelit yoga session.

One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, until September 30, from Dhs895. oneandonlyresorts.com

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai

A stay at the luxe Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai comes with a 25 per cent discount off the best available rate, early check in and late check out, breakfast for two, dinner at a choice of one of their restaurants including Le Jardin, Matagi, Villamore, All’Onda or Brunello as well as 25 per cent off spa treatments. Rates start from Dhs1,100.

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dhs1,500. kempinski.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

Palazzo Versace

With the Summer Escapes offer at Palazzo Versace Dubai, guests can check in from as little as Dhs850 (plus taxes) per night when booking before September 30. The package includes a one night stay, breakfast at Giordino, a choice between high tea for two or complimentary access to one of the theme or water parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts, complimentary shuttle service to The Dubai Mall and Festival City Mall and a 20 per cent discount on food and drink (excluding at Q’s Bar & Lounge.)

Palazzo Versace, Al Jadaff, Dubai, from Dhs850. palazzoversace.ae

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

This summer, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is offering a Five Year Celebratory Package as the hotel is celebrating their five year anniversary. Book in a one night stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious guestrooms or suites and for just an additional Dhs5 per person per night you can get breakfast, lunch or dinner at Mezzerie, a high tea at Peacock Alley, a beverage package from Serafina or Peacock Alley (from 6pm to 8pm only) or a selected 30-minute pampering session at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. You will also get free access to the spa facilities including Himalayan Salt Stone Sauna, Aromatic Steam room, Herbal Sauna, Experience Showers and waterbeds and access to the swimming pools and the private beach.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs700, waldorfastoria3.hilton.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

Pool and beach passes

Dhs50 entry to Caesars Bluewaters Dubai

Access to the luxe new Caesars Bluewaters Dubai sprawling pools is a reduced rate of Dhs50 through the week and Dhs75 on weekends for UAE residents this summer. Included in the rate is complimentary sun loungers, towels and water, and you’ll also get 25 per cent off food and drink at Neptune pool bar throughout the day.

Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, off JBR, Dubai, daily sunrise to sunset, Dhs50 weekdays, Dhs75 weekends. caesars.com/dubai

Dhs150 pool day at Le Royal Meridien

Enjoy a pool day at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa this summer and you’ll get access to their multiple temperature-controlled swimming pools for Dhs150 every day of the week. Best of all, you’ll get Dhs150 back to spend on food and drink. The pool is open from 8am until 8pm, while food and drink is available until 6pm.

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Dubai Marina, daily 8am to 8pm, until September 30, Dhs150 adults, Dhs75 children. Tel: (04) 399 5555. marriott.com

Discounted passes for Summersalt

The ultra-luxe Jumeirah Al Naseem opens for guests to enjoy a pool day at its beautiful Summersalt beach club for less this summer. Whether you choose to lounge by the pool or bag a bed on the beach under the sail of the Burj Al Arab, all rates include water, pool and beach access, sun loungers and a 25 per cent discount on food and drink. It’s Dhs200 for singles through the week and Dhs375 on weekends, while couples pay Dhs350 through the week and Dhs550 on weekends.

Summersalt, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah, 9am to 9pm, from Dhs200 weekdays and Dhs300 weekdays. Tel: (04) 366 7680. jumeirah.com

Ladies’ day deal at Villamore

Available from 10am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday, this day-long pass includes access to the lagoon-sized swimming pool and beach, unlimited access to the Antipasti Room at Villamore, where guests can tuck into an array of cold cuts of meat, cheese salads and seafood and free flowing Rose wine. The package also includes a 60-minute massage at the Kempinski spa, and you can book a time slot to suit you.

Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs599. Tel: (04) 248 8890. More info on website

Dhs55 entry to Riva Beach

This Palm Jumeriah beach club isn’t the easiest to find, but it’s worth it when you get there. There’s a large pool that opens out with views onto the Palm, and a large patch of white sandy beach for those who prefer the ocean to the pool. It’s family-friendly, with a poolside beach bar and lounge, and children’s pool for the little ones. Throughout summer they’ve reduced their weekday rates to Dhs55, and weekend rates to Dhs80 for singles, or it’s a flat rate of Dhs100 per couple. On Wednesday and Thursday it’s Dhs55 for ladies including three free drinks.

Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, pool open 7am to 7pm, from Dhs55. Tel: (04) 430 9466. riva-beach.com.

Lunch, pool and beach at Anantara The Palm

Enjoy a luxe daycation for less this summer at the beautiful Anantara The Palm, Dubai. For Dhs299, guests can enjoy pool and beach access including access to Anantara’s lagoon-sized swimming pool alongside a special set menu at The Beach House. Pool access is from 10am each day, with the offer valid daily except Fridays until September 30.

Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 10am to sunset, Saturday to Thursday until September 30, Dhs299. anantara.com

Beauty, spa and fitness

Two for one massage at Away Spa

Grab your bestie and make your way to Away Spa at W Dubai – The Palm, who are offering residents a brilliant two-for-one deal on all of their 30, 60 and 90 minute massages. Massages start from Dhs520, and when they’re two for one, that works out at a value Dhs260 per person. Prior reservations are essential, so be sure to book ahead.

Away Spa, W Dubai – The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, daily 10am to 10pm, until August 31. marriott.com

Free treatment at That Hair Tho (THT)

Throughout the months of May, June and July buy any two services and get one absolutely free at new JLT salon, That Hair Tho (THT). The salon offers a full range of hair, nail, lash and brow services.

That Hair Tho (THT), BO4, The Dome Building, Cluster N, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Tel: (04) 45896670. thtworld.me

Dhs650 spa day at Address Downtown

Book a spa day at Address Downtown, and you’ll be able to enjoy a full-day of access to the five-tier infinity pool and spa facilities, a one-hour massage and a Dhs150 voucher to spend on food and drink poolside. Bliss.

Spa at Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai, daily 9am to 9pm, Dhs650. Tel: (04) 4368888. addresshotels.com

Free treatments at Tips & Toes

Throughout June, spend over Dhs350 on your favourite services at any Tips & Toes Nail Haven and enjoy a free Expression Correction Facial worth Dhs180). Alternatively, spend Dhs500 or more in any Signature Salon or Luxury Day Spa and you’ll receive a free Anesi Full Facial of your choice worth up to Dhs525. Treatments cover everything from anti-ageing to illumination and detoxification, so you’ll leave fresh-faced and relaxation ready.

Tips and Toes, various locations, 9am to 10pm, throughout June. tipsandtoes.com

50 per cent off summer memberships at Fairmont The Palm

To ensure you don’t fall into a fitness slump this summer, Fairmont The Palm’s Health & Beach Club is offering half-price three-month memberships, including unlimited access to beach volleyball and soccer sessions, plus Aquaspin, yoga, table tennis and pool volleyball. You’ll also get a 20 per cent discount on personal training sessions, 20 per cent off at selected restaurants and bars throughout the resort, and a 10 per cent discount on Willow Stream Spa treatments.

Fairmont The Palm Health & Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah. Dhs3,750 for a single membership; Dhs6,000 per couple; or Dhs7,500 for a family pass. Tel: (04) 4573330 or email palm.healthclub@fairmont.com

Restaurants and bars

Get your money back at JA The Resort

JA The Resort, located in Jebel Ali, is offering a deal too good to miss this summer, where residents can claim back their full food and drink spend in vouchers to use on their next visit. Simply dine at any of the resort’s seven participating restaurants and you’ll receive the equivalent of your full bill back to use again before September 30. So, whether you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, seafood, casual dining, or grilled bites, you’re bound to find something you’ll love.

JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, offer valid now until September 30. jaresortshotels.com/dubai/ja-the-resort

Set menu at Leonardo

On Thursdays, enjoy an authentic four-course signature set menu of hearty Italian dishes at Leonardo, Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina. Priced at Dhs249 per person, it’s available from 7pm to 11pm every Thursday. 

Leonardo, Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs249. Tel: (04) 563 5555. stelladimare.com

Dhs299 for two at BiCE Mare

Planning a date night that won’t break the bank? Head to BiCE Mare for their la Cena menu – a four-course sharing dinner priced at Dhs299 for two with house wine included. Highlights include choices from signature dishes such as Bucatini al ragu d’Anatra or Filetto di Branzino. Bag a table on the terrace for the best Burj Khalifa views.

BiCE Mare, Level 2, Souk Al Bahar Downtown Burj Khalifa, daily 12pm to 11pm, Dhs299. Tel: (04) 423 0982. bicemare.com

All you can eat at Mango Tree

Popular Thai street food restaurant, Mango Tree, have launched an awesome new deal called ‘Woah Wednesdays’. Feast to your hearts content with unlimited dishes served from 7pm to 9pm for Dhs99 per person.

Mango Tree Thai Bistro, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 9pm, Wednesdays, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 374 7555. facebook.com/MangoTreeJBR

Set menu at Certo

Certo Italian restaurant in Dubai Media City are offering a special 3-course set menu during the month of Ramadan. Priced at Dhs189 per person, guests can enjoy dishes such as aubergine layered with mozzarella and tomato sauce, grilled beef tenderloin with potato fondant and grilled seabass with aubergine and courgette.

Certo, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, daily throughout Ramadan, Dhs189. Tel: 04 366 9111. Radissonblu.com

Unlimited sushi and gyozas at Matagi

Enjoy unlimited Saketinis, Gyozas and Sushi at recently launched Pan Asian restaurant Matagi. Matagi is life-style driven restaurant on The Palm Jumeirah, playing homage to traditional Asian cuisine while embracing modern culinary concepts.  Enjoy delicious sharing style treats including Foie Gras Wagyu Gyozas and Akami Tuna Nigiri from this trendy new venue boasting dark, inviting interiors and a dramatic show-kitchen for a fun weekday get together.

Matagi, Emerald Palace Kempinski, The Palm Jumeirah, 8pm to 12am, Wednesdays, Dhs225. Tel: (04) 248 8850. kempinski.com/

Friday lunch deal at The Scene by Simon Rimmer

Looking for a lazy afternoon lunch this summer? Check out Dubai Marina’s The Scene by Simon Rimmer, who’ve launched a new deal to make you fall in love with Friday’s again. Enjoy a two-course menu for Dhs99 or three-course menu for Dhs149 and tuck into British dishes such as smoked salmon carpaccio, beetroot risotto and beef cheek ragout.

The Scene by Simon Rimmer, 4th Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 6pm, Fridays, from Dhs99. Tel: (04) 422 2328. thescenedubai.com

Ribs deal at Mama Zonia

‘Games of Bones’ is the new deal on offer at jungle-themed Mama Zonia every Saturday and Sunday. Available from 12pm to 11pm, diners can tuck into 1/2 kg of beef back ribs and fries for Dhs95.

Mama Zonia, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 11pm, Saturday and Sunday, Dhs95. Tel: (04) 2404747. Facebook.com/Mamazoniadxb

A summer afternoon tea

Ah, don’t we all love an afternoon tea? The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is celebrating their five year anniversary by inviting guests to celebrate with a summer afternoon tea at the iconic Peacock Alley. For just Dhs80 per person, you can enjoy a three-tier special afternoon tea featuring sweet and savoury pastries including the signature Waldorf Astoria red velvet cheesecake accompanied by the exclusive TWG tea.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs80, waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

 Summer combo for Dhs42 at Brambles

Whether for lunch or a light bite dinner, order a summer special combo at Barsha Heights cafe, Brambles, and you’ll get a choice of soup or salad and a sandwich for Dhs42.

Bramble, Citadines Metro Central Hotel, Barsha Heights, daily 6.30am to 7.30pm Dhs42. Tel: (04) 4529529. Facebook.com/BramblesDubai

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