Brunch, nap, party, sleep, breakfast = the perfect weekend…
If there’s two things we love doing in Dubai at the weekend, it’s brunches and staycations. It was only a matter of time before the two started to combine. But rather than shell out a fortune for separate bookings, these tempting offers get you a hotel stay for much cheaper than usual. Whether you’re planning a big birthday celebration with your friends, or you’re looking for a fun date-weekend idea, these are the deals you should be looking for.
Here’s seven brunches that all include a night’s stay.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai
If you’ve been meaning to check out the brunch at Morimoto, now is your perfect chance. The house package would normally cost you Dhs499 per person but if you opt for the staycation package, you’ll pay Dhs1,095 for two. Not only will you enjoy the brunch but also a night’s stay in one of Renaissance Downtown Hotel’s deluxe rooms, plus breakfast at the modern Middle Eastern restaurant BHAR in the morning.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Thursdays and Fridays until December 27 2019, Dhs1,095 for two. Tel: (04) 512 5555. marriott.com
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Until September 10 2019, you can get a free brunch at Mexican restaurant Maya when you book a night in one of Le Royal Meridien’s sea view rooms. The Mexican brunch promises lots of fun and flavour every Friday. Afterwards, you can relax in the comfort of your spectacular room, gazing out to the sea from a deluxe double bed. You’ll also enjoy late check-out, giving you until 4pm to enjoy your escape plus access to the hotel’s facilities. Use code WKD when booking online.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, valid until September 10 2019, prices from Dhs999. marriott.com
Quirky Studio City hotel, Studio One, is launching a new staycation offer which comes with brunch at Larte. For Dhs599, two people can enjoy the Spritz Society brunch at the Italian Eatery, as well as a one-night’s stay in one of the hotel’s boutique rooms. If you still have energy after the five-hour brunch, you’ll also get six drinks vouchers to use in BOHO.
Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, valid Fridays throughout September, Dhs599 for two. Tel: (800) 788 346. studioonehotel.com
Millennium Place Marina
Masterchef, The TV Experience, a restaurant based on the famous amateur cooking show, is launching its brunch on Friday September 13 and with it comes a very tempting offer. At Dhs799 for two people, you’re already saving compared to two alcoholic packages (Dhs429 per person). In addition to the brunch, you’ll also receive a one night’s stay for two at Millennium Place Marina hotel, where the restaurant is located. Plus you’ll both enjoy an indulgent breakfast the next morning.
Showtime! Brunch, Masterchef, the TV Experience, Fridays from September 13, offer ongoing, Dhs799 staycation for two. Tel: (04) 550 8111. masterchefdxb.com
Emerald Palace Kempinski
You’d struggle to find someone who wouldn’t want to stay at Emerald Palace Kempinski. With its grand structure, luxurious decor and super-size pool, it’s a great staycation destination to help you feel as though you’ve escaped the city. From now until the end of September, visitors of either All’onda or miX by Alain Ducasse can book a staycation in the five-star hotel for the reduced price of Dhs800 per night. So you can try the CostaNostra brunch at All’onda, or party at the Secret Brunch in miX and then experience a life of luxury in one of their Deluxe Room Ocean View rooms. The next morning, you’ll also enjoy a lavish buffet breakfast and have access to the hotel’s superior facilities.
Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, valid until September 30 2019, hotel stay Dhs800++ for guests of All’onda or miX. Tel: (04) 248 8888. kempinski.com
Media One, the contemporary hotel conveniently located in Media City, has an all-inclusive package that costs just Dhs450 for a single room or Dhs750 for a double (that works out at Dhs375 per person). Not only do you get a one-night stay, checking in at 2pm and checking out at 12pm the following day, it also includes access to garden on 8’s fun Feastival Friday’s brunches – yes, you can attend both the 12.30pm and 7.30pm if you’re feeling hardcore. It ALSO includes unlimited house drinks in garden on 8, Cafe M, Qwerty, and Coco as well as breakfast at Qwerty the next morning.
Media One, Dubai Media City, offer valid until September 15 2019, Dhs450 single, Dhs750 double. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
And one in Ras Al Khaimah
Hilton Garden Inn
If you’re staying overnight then why not travel further afield and check out this new offer at Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah? The Sizzling BBQ Staycation offers guests the chance to feast on a host of barbecued bites, along with unlimited refreshing beverages. After the brunch there’s also a pool party where things get lively with a resident DJ, and you’ll also get a one night’s stay and breakfast the next morning. The whole package comes at a respectable Dhs500 for two people.
Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, valid every Thursday throughout September, Dhs500 for two. Tel: (07) 228 8888. hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com