The best budget staycations in Abu Dhabi and the UAE

Where to get your head down for less in the UAE this summer

The best budget staycations in Abu Dhabi and the UAE

Aloft Abu Dhabi
There’s nothing like a backyard barbecue on the weekend, especially when someone else is doing the cooking. Aloft Abu Dhabi “BBQ and Stay” package offers guests a night’s stay and a free meal at the Backyard BBQ. Just use the promo code YX1 when booking a room.
From Dhs285. Ongoing. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi (02 654 5000).

Aloft Me’aisam
Book a room for Wild Wings Wednesday and you’ll get a platter of wings and unlimited beverages along with your stay. The casual hotel in Dubai’s Production City area might not have a beach view, but is does also offer UAE residents ten percent off the best available room rate, and 20 percent discount on F&B. Can’t say fairer than that.
Dhs340. Ongoing. Dubai Production City, Dubai (04 248 7070).

Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah
Fancy a day at the souk? You may as well make a staycation out of it at Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah. Its bed and breakfast offer is the perfect way to spend the weekend immersed in Dubai’s historic Creek-side area.
From Dhs450 (prices vary). Until Dec 31. Al Seef, Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai (04 453 0000)

Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Located in the heart of the UAE capital with plenty of sand to laze on and endless shopping on your doorstep, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi has your weekend getaway sorted. Rooms are great value, too.
From Dhs350. Ongoing. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi (02 674 2020).

Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai
Sometimes, all you need is a little weekend getaway to recharge your batteries. The Mövenpick is offering reduced rates so you can explore the city’s old town. A buffet breakfast is included in the rate, which is 30 percent cheaper than the usual price.
From Dhs420. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai (04 336 6000).

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City
Until Monday September 30 you’ll be able to get a night away from it all for Dhs399 per person (which is based on two people sharing a room, so Dhs798 in total, plus VAT and a couple of extra fees). For your money you’ll be able to relax in style, with a one-night stay including a three-course meal and drinks at Certo Italian Restaurant, plus additional complimentary bits and bobs included at one of the hotel’s other F&B outlets. The next morning you’ll get breakfast in bed followed by a trip to the hotel’s wellness centre. After all of that, you can kick back by the pool and take it easy, because you’ve got a late check-out and won’t have to leave your room until 4pm.
Dhs399 per person plus taxes. Until Mon Sep 30. Dubai Media City, Dubai (04 366 9111).

Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Get complimentary access to Warner Bros World., Yas Water World and Ferrari World, along with a free daily breakfast buffet and access to Yas Beach at this staycation in the UAE capital.
From Dhs495. Ongoing. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. (02 656 2000).

Rove Downtown
Movie buffs, listen up. If you’re looking for a staycation that’s all about watching the latest blockbuster, Rove Downtown is dishing out unlimited movie tickets to its private cinema, Reel Boutique, for as long as guests decide to stay. It’s the perfect chance to catch up on your favourite flicks from just Dhs250 per night. What a bargain.
From Dhs250. Until Dec 21. Happiness Street, Dubai (800 7683).

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai
Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai is offering UAE residents 20 percent off best available room rates, along with a complimentary room upgrade, a daily breakfast, shopping vouchers and even a welcome fruit basket. Even better, the offer runs until September.
From Dhs420. Until Sep 17. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai (04 377 2000).

The H Dubai
You can never skip breakfast and dinner, they’re the most important meals of the day. So it’s a good thing you’ll get them for free in The H Dubai’s half board offer. Get a breakfast and three-course dinner at Eat&Meat during your stay.
From Dhs428 (prices vary). Until Dec 31. Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 501 8888).

Tilal Liwa Hotel
There’s a desert escape in Abu Dhabi filled with adventure activities and discounts, and it’s calling your name. Tilal Liwa Hotel’s “Danat Weekend Escape” offers a buffet breakfast for the whole family, 20 percent off food and massages, and access to desert cycling and sand boarding activities.
From Dhs449. Ongoing. Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi (02 894 6111).

Towers Rotana
Towers Rotana is slashing its room rates by 20 percent between now and Sat Aug 31, as well as ten percent off all food and drinks in the hotel restaurants, when enrolling in the Rotana Rewards. Select free programme and booking via
From Dhs180 (one night stay). Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).

TRYP by Wyndham Dubai
They say three’s a crowd, but when there’s money to be saved we don’t mind bunking up with our pals. TRYP by Wyndham Dubai is offering a night’s stay for three, along with three beverages per room for just Dhs111 per person. You’ll also get early check in from 10am and late check out until 3.33pm (naturally). Grab your two besties and get yourself down to Barsha Heights.
Dhs333 (one room for three). Ongoing. TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights, Dubai (04 247 6666).

Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche
The UAE’s tiniest emirate just proves that the best things come in small packages.Book at stay at the Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche. With access to a private beach club, lush swimming pool and 25 percent off at Seascape restaurant, you really don’t want to miss this one.
From Dhs249. Ongoing. Corniche, Ajman (06 701 4444).

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