It’s the time for bargain staycations and taking a bit of time to relax and unwind. During the Eid al-Adha holidays, take the chance to get away and kick back with these magnificent deals across the UAE.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel Head over to Abu Dhabi and, on the fringes of the mangroves, you’ll find this gorgeous five-star resort. Offering up an all-inclusive package, you’ll be able to get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus house drinks from 3pm through until 11pm after checking in. The all-inclusive one-night stay will set you back just Dhs1,100. Dhs1,100. Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, abu-dhabi.anantara.ae (02 656 1000).
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa This luxury resort is offering a night’s stay, breakfast, dinner and live entertainment as part of its special Eid al-Adha offer. You’ll also get spa and beach and pool access included in your rate, and for just Dhs1,000 per room per night it’s well worth hopping in the car and hitting the road. From Dhs1,000. Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, Ras Al Khaimah, www3.hilton.com (07 229 8844).
Jumeirah’s UAE Resident sale If you want to stay at one of the exclusive Jumeirah properties for less, you’re in luck. The company has a UAE residents’ deal, which runs all the way through until December. Hotels on the list include Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Dal Al Masyaf. And the offer gives you between 15 and 25 percent off the best available rates. That’s not all, as you’ll also get breakfast thrown in, lunch or dinner and even access to Wild Wadi Waterpark if you’re after some splashing fun. Other hotel discounts include 20 percent off the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach hotel, plus loads more. Prices vary. Until Dec 20. Various hotels including Burj Al Arab Jumeirah www.jumeirah.com/en/offers/uae-residents-offer/
Palazzo Versace Dubai Palazzo Versace Dubai has revealed a bargain luxury deal for Eid al-Adha, and it comes with plenty of perks so you can enjoy the holidays to their fullest. Available only during Eid (Monday August 12 until Thursday August 15), the exclusive offer comes with a breakfast buffet at Giordano, offering an array of international stations to pick from. Once you’ve had your fill, there are a number of activities to choose from to spend your day right. Choose between a fancy ‘Mosaico High Tea’, free access to Laguna Waterpark or get two tickets to Dubai Parks & Resorts. From Dhs1,000 per night. Mon Aug 12-Thu Aug 15 (dates may vary). Jaddaf Waterfront, Al Jaddaf, www.palazzoversace.ae (04 556 8888).
Raffles Dubai Spend Dhs765 on a signature room for a night at this luxurious Oud Metha hotel (famed for its top staycations), and you’ll get breakfast included and Dhs100 to spend on spa treatments or restaurants. Spend Dhs1,595 on a suite and get breakfast and Dhs250 credit back. Big rooms, top views, and a relaxing time guaranteed. From Dhs765. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai The Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai has launched a special Morimoto Brunch Staycation. which means guests can enjoy a Japanese-style brunch at Morimoto Dubai and a night's stay.The offer is going on until Friday December 27, and it’s valid for Thursdays and Fridays only. Whether you want to wake up to a brunch or go back to the room after it, the choice is yours. Priced from Dhs1,095 for two, guests can take on a lively Friday brunch from 12.30pm until 4pm, featuring an extensive sushi display, along with tempura, tacos, soups and salads. Oh, and Japanese mixed drinks with a twist. From Dhs1,095. Until Dec 27. Available Thu and Fri. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Down-town Dubai (04 512 5555).
Rixos Premium Dubai and Rixos The Palm Dubai In Dubai there are two magnificent deals at luxury hotel brand Rixo. The first is at Rixos Premium Dubai in JBR, where starting from Dhs935 per room per night, you’ll get a complimentary upgrade to half board, with a meal included in your rate. This deal also includes two adult tickets to Dubai’s amazing La Perle, and transfers to the show as well.
Or, you can just unwind at Azure Beach Club, and take in some stunning views out at Ain Dubai. The second offer is at the Rixos The Palm Dubai, and again offers a free upgrade to half board, when booking a room from as little as Dhs1,000 per night. You’ll also get 20 percent off all spa and hair treatments in the hotel, and as much time to chill out as you want in one of the region’s most luxurious hotel. From Dhs935. Aug 8-16. Various locations, including Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, premiumdubai.rixos.com and Rixos the Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, thepalmdubai.rixos.com.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi If you’ve ever fancied staying at the very swish Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, there’s an offer running right now that you really can’t afford to miss. Whenever you book a stay in one of the exclusive one-bedroom Club Rotana suites (starting rate Dhs1,850), you get Dhs800 in credit to spend at any of the resort’s excellent restaurants and facilities. Or, if treat yourself to a break in a swish and stylish villa (starting rate Dhs4,000), you will be gifted with Dhs1,000 in credit. Plus, with a large outdoor pool, private beach, spa, tennis courts and more to enjoy, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing staycation. Until Sep 30. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Sofitel The Palm’s brand-new summer deal is offering all of its hotel guests unlimited beverages, including house drinks and mocktails, at its dining outlets. Guests will only need to add Dhs225 during their stay to have drinks at all the outlets at the resort, including The World Eatery, seafood restaurant Moana and steakhouse Porterhouse Steaks & Grills.Best part? They can all be had by the resort’s sizeable pool. Soak up that sun and sip on that drink. Dhs225 (hotel guests). Ongoing. Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com (04 455 6677).
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi For rates starting from Dhs700 you can spend a night in one of the signature suites and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Terrace on the Corniche. There’s also 24-hour butler service, passes to Nation Riviera Beach Club and access to the facilities at Remede Spa thrown in too. The offer is valid throughout August and including the Eid al-Adha holidays, so if you’re looking for a way to make the most of your time off, this could be an excellent option. All you need to do is use promotional code ES2 when booking, and show your GCC residents card at check in. From Dhs700. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4444).
Wyndham Dubai Marina Book two nights and stay for three at this Dubai Marina hotel between Friday August 9 and Tuesday 20. Rooms start from Dhs307 per night, and over the holiday you’ll get 30 percent off room service if you book a family suite or grand room. Kids can eat for free at Alloro when dining with an adult, and you’ll get late check-out when booking your stay. From Dhs307 per night. Wyndham Dubai Marina (04 407 8888).
Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens This new, trendy hotel in The Greens has got a few different deals going on over the holiday. UAE residents can save ten percent on the best available rate with breakfast, and get 20 percent off F&B, and 30 percent off spa treatments. Alternatively, a separate offer for Eid al-Adha has got a stay, with breakfast at Social Company plus access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. Finally the “Apartment Getaway” deal offers 25 percent off a staycation suite, plus 25 percent off food and drink at in-house restaurant and bar Lah Lah. For more information, visit www.zabeelhouse.com/thegreens (04 519 1111).