Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
The UAE's rich history of pearl diving is celebrated at this Ras Al Khaimah resort.
Take a trip here and not only can you lounge around the wonderful pool or check out the restaurants, you can also try a new experience. One of which is a trip to the Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm, where you’ll learn all about the history and culture associated with pearls before going diving for oysters yourself. And any pearls you find you’ll get to keep.
Other tours include kayaking and exploring the mangroves. That’s not all though, as you can even take your staycay experience up a gear or two with the supercar experience.
Prices vary (rooms). Pearl diving: from Dhs300. Supercar tour: Dhs8,200 (two days). Times and dates vary. Ongoing. Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah (07 203 5555).
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah
Fancy getting 40 percent off at this family-friendly Sharjah hotel? Just call the beach resort on the below number, mention the deal and you’ll get the nifty discount. Honest!
Prices vary. Ongoing. Sharjah Corniche, Sharjah (050 571 4010).
Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts
A family staycation where the whole gang gets a morning breakfast? That’s something we can get onboard with, especially when Habtoor Palace’s (pictured) “family fun package” also offers late check outs on the weekend.
Prices vary. Ongoing. Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 435 5555).
If you’re looking for a staycation in the centre of town, it’s time to check out Fairmont Dubai. The hotel is offering a 15 percent discount off best available rates, and all you need to do is book three days in advance.
Prices Vary. Ongoing. Opposite Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 332 5555).