27 brilliant summer staycation deals in the UAE

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Half board for Dhs650 for two? Dhs300 a night with Dhs300 to spend on food and drink? You can’t afford to miss these…

Looking to get away this summer without the price tag of an expensive flight abroad? Summer is a great time to check in to some of Dubai’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 feel like you’re on holiday without even leaving Dubai.

Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be adding plenty more summer staycation deals over the next few months…

Dubai

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 July 31, 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. You’ll also be able to use any one of the four temperature-controlled swimming pools and private beach free of charge.

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

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.) and a 20 per cent discount off spa treatments.

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

Nikki Beach Resort

Book a private pool villa at the best available rate for two nights this summer, and you’ll get breakfast at Cafe Nikki on both days, Friday brunch for two at Cafe Nikki and a late check out at 4pm.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai. dubai.nikkibeach.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 20per cent off spa treatments. Rates start from Dhs1,100.

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dhs1,100. kempinski.com

JA Hatta Fort

Until October 31, JA Hatta Fort is offering a 30 per cent discount on their room rates in their ‘Summer Lovin’ promo. Surrounded by the stunning Al Hajar Mountains, JA Hatta Fort Hotel is a mere hour’s escape from Dubai. There’s a range of accommodation options, and plenty to do whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat or action-packed adventure. On-site, there’s tennis, archery and shooting, plus the Al Hajar mountains and Hatta Dam on your doorstep for some adrenaline, or pamper yourself at the spa and take a dip in the resorts super-sized swimming pools if you’d rather just chill. Head to their website to avail.

JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta, Dubai, from Dhs625 (excluding discount). jaresortshotels.com

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

UAE residents can enjoy a brilliant offer across Jumeirah’s array of properties in the city this summer. When you book a room at Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Dar Al Maysaf, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers or Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, UAE residents can enjoy a 20 per cent discount off the best available rate, complimentary buffet breakfast, access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and complimentary use of the kids’ club. There’s also a daily complimentary lunch or dinner available at over 40 restaurants when checking in to any Madinat Jumeirah Hotels and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Jumeirah hotels, various locations across Dubai, until December 20. jumeirah.com

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City

Looking to ‘Retox and Recharge’ this summer? Then head to Radisson Blu Dubai Media City where their summer package includes a one night stay with dinner, drinks, breakfast and a massage all for Dhs399 per person. Check-in, take a pre-dinner dip in the pool, then head to Certo Italian restaurant for a three-course dinner with wine pairing. Finish your evening with two complimentary drinks at ICON bar and lounge before retiring to your room. The next day, you’ll enjoy continental room service breakfast, a one-hour massage and late check out at 4pm.

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, Media City, Dubai, Dhs399 per person plus tourism fee and VAT, until September 30. radissonblu.com

Address Downtown, Address Dubai Mall, Address Dubai Marina, Address Montgomerie, Address Boulevard, Palace Downtown

In need of a staycation that last longer than a day? The Address has several offers for you to pick from that will save you some dirhams. Stay at any Address Hotel for two nights and you will enjoy 10 per cent off, stay three nights to enjoy 15 per cent off, and five nights to enjoy 25 per cent off. (The offer is valid until September 30 only for the Palace Downtown).  Plan your staycation at Address in advance to also avail of discounts. Book 14 days in advance and save five per cent, 21 days to save 10 per cent, 30 days to save 15 per cent and 60 days to save 20 per cent.

Any bookings made until December 31, of this year will also receive free tickets to two amazing attractions – Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and VR Park (This offer is not applicable to Address Montgomerie and Address Dubai Marina).

Address Downtown, Address Dubai Mall, Address Dubai Marina, Address Montgomerie, Address Boulevard, Palace Downtown, addresshotels.com

Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City, Rove Trade Centre, Rove Dubai Marina

Designed with the modern traveler in mind, the budget-friendly Rove hotel chain are offering a brilliant budget deal throughout summer. Between May 4 and September 28, 2019 guests can check in from as little as Dhs99 per night (plus taxes) across all their central city properties.

Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City, Rove Trade Centre, Rove Dubai Marina. rovehotels.com

Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

Planning a girls’ weekend away without leaving the city? Then you’ll want to check into Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, who’ve launched the ‘Girls Night In’ package. From Dhs1,500, girl groups of up to three can check in for a minimum of two nights in an Executive Suite and enjoy 15 per cent off the best available rate, complimentary afternoon tea at Aspen Lounge and a VIP shopping tour at a leading luxury department store.

Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, from Dhs1,500. kempinski.com/dubai

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

At Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, a 20 per cent discount is on offer on the best available rates throughout summer. An additional late checkout, 20 per cent discount on food and drink at selected restaurants, and 20 per cent discount at the spa are also included in the UAE resident staycation rate. Plus, when you check in, a Dhs100 voucher to spend at Robinsons Department Store will be waiting for you.

Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai Festival City, valid until September 30. ihg.com

Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Looking for a romantic getaway this summer? Why not take your loved one to Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi. Book a beach villa that comes with a private plunge pool complete with chocolate strawberries and sparkling wine, and you can also enjoy an upgrade to the next room category, with 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

Ras Al Khaimah

Waldorf Astoria

The luxe Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is stunning – think New York glamour meets traditional Arabesque touches. With their summer half board package, guests can enjoy 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 with a 50 per cent charge on the second child.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, half board from Dhs1000. 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 avail at Le Chalet (lunch only) or Lobby Lounge. 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

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

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