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Emirates Palace - Summer saver
When you splash out on a stay at one of the Middle East’s most iconic hotels you will get more than you’d bargained for. Book for at least two nights and, along with fantastic service and amenities, you will receive Bronze admission tickets for one visit to Yas Waterworld for up to two adults and two kids, plus a buffet breakfast. The sizzling Swim & Stay package also includes complimentary access to the Palace Lounge and airport transfers to and from Abu Dhabi Airport. Don’t we all just love being treated like royalty?
From Dhs1,505. Until September 24. West Corniche Road, (02 690 9000).
Rosewood Abu Dhabi - Beach fun

As if staying at the lavish Rosewood wasn’t enough, you can book the ultimate rejuvenating retreat. The hotel, overlooking the turquoise waters of Al Maryah Island, is serving up a great escape for hotel guests throughout the summer. The superb Suite Summer Experience boasts complimentary access to the Manor Club executive lounge and Saadiyat Beach Club, an exclusive sanctuary that will do wonders for your wellbeing. What a “suite” deal.
From Dhs1,130 per room, per night. Until August 31. Al Maryah Island, (02 813 5550).
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri - Free night

They say the best things in life are free, and we happen to agree. Stay for three nights at this tranquil Arabian sanctuary and you only have to pay for the first two. The lush garden landscapes, pristine beaches and relaxing pools will have you in a good mood anyway, but saving a few dirhams can broaden any smile. When the deal is this good, staying a little while longer just seems like the right thing to do.
Prices vary. Until September 30. Khor Al Maqta, (02 509 8888).
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai - Extended stay

Can you have too much of a good thing? When it comes to a stylish stay right in the heart of Dubai, we happen to think not. The good folks at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai agree, too. When you book a stay of between two and four days, the hotel team will throw in a free night. Pay for two or three nights and you will get an extra night free, stump up for a four-night stay and you get two free nights. You can make the most of your extra time by making use of the hotel’s spa, restaurants and rooftop pool. That sounds like a grand deal to us.
Prices vary. Ongoing. Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, (04 503 4444).
The Ritz-Carlton DIFC - Culture trip

Enjoy all the glitz of The Ritz at this opulent hotel in Dubai’s busy financial district while soaking up plenty of culture during your unforgettable staycation. The For the Love of Art deal, which can be enjoyed when you stay in a Deluxe Room or Executive Suite, includes a tour of the hotel’s exclusive collection and an introduction to the art of building up your own collection, courtesy of Opera Gallery. The enriching experience doesn’t stop there, as you will also get daily breakfast for two, 20 percent savings on selected spa treatments and at restaurants. Go on a creative journey at one of the top hotels in the city.
From Dhs1,350 per room, per night. Gate Village, DIFC, off Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 372 2222).

Further afield

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Jet off for an idyllic island retreat in the magnificent Maldives this summer. Nestled away in a suitably picturesque part of the tropical nation, you’ll arrive at Conrad Maldives Rangali by seaplane before beginning a beautiful adventure. You can relax in luxurious surroundings, navigate aquatic gardens, try out a spot of undersea dining or get the adrenaline pumping by swimming with whale sharks. It’s a holiday experience that can be whatever you want it to be. Plus, if you book 30 days in advance, you’ll save up to 30 percent on your stay. So, what are you waiting for?
From Dhs5,000 (four-day stay for two people, including breakfast). Until December 31. Rangali Island, Maldives, (+960 668 0629).

Fairmont Quasar Istanbul
Enjoy a slice of Turkish delight with the family at this plush Istanbul venue. You won’t be far away from the thick of the action at this luxury five-star hotel, situated in the heart of the bustling city. When you are not exploring the charms of Istanbul, you can live a life of luxury with exclusive rooms and family suites overlooking the minarets of the old city, wander the pristine landscaped gardens and escape to the soothing sanctuary of the spa. Book before the end of September and you will get 50 percent off the kids’ menu for children under 12 and free feeds for under fives. Plus, breakfast will be thrown in for both rooms when you reserve a king-size bedroom for the parents and a twin bedroom for the children.
Dhs1,600 per night. Until September 30. Istanbul, Turkey, (+90 212 403 85 00).

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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