We love a good staycay here at Time Out Abu Dhabi. After all, what’s better than a cut-price weekend away? One in a brand-new hotel, that’s what.
Swish new hotel Vida Emirates Hills is now open in Dubai, and it has a cracker of a launch deal.
For just Dhs250 you can get a night’s stay, plus breakfast for two, in the cool new hotel in Emirates Hills. You’ll also get full access to the hotel’s infinity pool, with lush views out across Emirates Hills Golf Club. Fancy lying in? You can arrange a late check out too.
The minimalist hotel has a sharp, chic look with crispy white rooms and suites and a modern gym. It has 160 rooms and suites, as well as a restaurant and two bars.
The signature restaurant, Origins, speaks of a farm-to-table ethos and prides itself on fresh ingredients. It sells itself as an “every day, every person” eatery and is a bright and airy space, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Produce is organic and dishes promises to be “guilt-free yet satisfying”.
Items on the new menu have been thought up by chef Carl Maunder, formerly of Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera, and focus on fresh veg, meat and fish.
There’s also a Stage 2 bar – which visitors of Dubai's Vida Downtown will recognise, and we’re hoping for more of the same deals that are served up in the sister venue (hello, cheese and grape nights).
Finally there’s also a super-cool new bar, Junipers, which – as you might have guessed – specialises in juniper-based beverages. It's open daily from 4pm until 3am serving up a range of drinks and snacks, with a daily happy hour from 6pm until 8pm where you’ll get 50 percent off drinks.
The summer deal must be booked before Wednesday July 31, but stays can be taken until the end of September – so you’ve got loads of time to take advantage of the deal and get up the road to Dubai.
From Dhs250. Until Sep 30 (bookings before Jul 31). Vida Emirates Hills, www.vidahotels.com (04 423 8899).