Summer is here and with many of us staying in the UAE, staycations are a great way of cooling off and relaxing.
Excited to book a stay? Here are some of the best deals in town this summer.
Deal 1: A summer staycation package for families in the UAE. The hotel, which holds the Guinness World Record for the Furthest Manmade Leaning Building, has launched the The Kids R On Us offer. The deal includes a half board stay for Dhs550 per night plus 50 percent discount ona second or third room for children. In addition, children under the age of 12 eat free at Andaz Lounge and 50 percent discount on food and beverages at the other hotel venues. A staycation in a Guinness World Record-holding building? Sounds cool.
From Dhs550. Until Sep 30. Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 5996 1234).
Deal 2: Head to Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi and you can take advantage of a great staycation deal. Rates for an overnight stay at the hotel start from just Dhs275 and Dh325 if you want to include breakfast. All you need to do is use the booking code ‘SafeHome’ and you can also take advantage of late check out at 3pm the next day, 20 percent discount on room service and a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room.
From Dhs275. Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 596 1234).
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
This impressive hotel in the capital has a deal that’s perfect for families that need two rooms. The second room will be half price if you book both together. It’s available for all room types until September 30 and you’ll get the discount at check in.
Prices vary. Until Sep 30. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street, Abu Dhabi, dusit.com/dusitthani-abudhabi (02 698 8888).
It doesn’t much more lavish and luxurious than the Emirates Palace and this summer you can book a stay for less with the Summer at the Palace offer. Pack your bags and head along the Corniche and you can check into the fancy hotel for the night and enjoy a breakfast at Le Venedome. Go on, spoil yourself.
From Dhs990. Until Sep 30. Corniche West (02 690 8888).
Pack your bags and head between the bridges to enjoy a relaxing staycation at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. The beautiful hotel is running a UAE residents’ deal until the end of the year that includes a 20 percent discount on all restaurants, gym and beach access as well as two hours free at the kids club for little ones.
From Dhs640++. Until Dec 31. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta, (055 239 7806).
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
The Four Seasons is synonymous with luxury and you can expect no less at the hotel at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. If you’re after an out-of-this-world stay but don’t want to break the bank, you’re in luck, as all UAE residents can get 30 percent off the standard room rate and 30 percent off food and spa for the duration of your stay. All you need to do is book over the phone, and present your Emirates ID at check-in.
From Dhs485. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi (02 333 2222).
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
The hotel has launched a Kids R On Us family staycation package. Book a stay before September 30 and families can enjoy free breakfast, free meals for children under 12 when the parents are dining, unlimited ice cream for kids during meals and 50 percent discount on food for kids between 12 and 16. Plus you can also take advantage of early check in from 10am and late checkout the next day at 6pm. It's available until September 30.There's also a residents deal running, which starts at Dhs499 per night, including breakfast and lunch. You can also get a day pass to the hotel's beach for Dhs150, which is fully redeemable against food and drinks.
Various prices. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche, www.hyatt.com (02 510 1234).
Expect early check-in at 10am and check out late at 3pm, complimentary breakfast either within the hotel restaurant or dine in-room, along with 20 percent off dining and beverages and access to a private stretch of beach. Two options are available, with the first offering breakfast with a 40 percent discount on the best available rates, and the second offering a 30 percent discount as well as complimentary breakfast, in addition to lunch or dinner at selected restaurants. The hotel will be following strict social distancing guidelines at its restaurant, private beach and public areas.
Prices vary (from 40 percent off best available rates. Ongoing. Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Abu Dhabi, jumeirah.com/jumeirahatetihadtowers (02 811 5888).
Head along to Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana and you can take advantage of their summer staycation offer. Book two nights at the hotel and you can get a 50 percent discount off room rates, so, effectively, you’ll get one night free. Plus, guests can also take advantage of 15 percent discount on food and beverages at the resort. With a private beach that’s now open to guests you can even dip your toes in the sand and swim in the sea to keep cool in the heat. The offer is available until October 4, so you’ve got all summer to pack your bags and head there for a stay.
Prices vary. Until Oct 4. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Corniche West (02 657 0000).
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi has launched a summer staycation package that’s perfect for a city break. There are two packages to choose from depending on what you’re after. Book in for a staycation and two adults can enjoy an overnight stay, beach access, late check out and Dhs250 credit to spend on food and beverages for Dhs525++. Fancy getting your fill of brunch? The brunch staycation packages offers an overnight stay, beach access, late check-out and access to brunch for two adults for Dhs599++. Plus, with both packages, kids under the age of 12 go free. To brunch or not to brunch? That is the question.
From Dhs525++. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/auhmd-le-meridien-abu-dhabi (02 644 6666).
Gather the family for a staycation or book a short stay for couples at Rosewood Abu Dhabi and you can enjoy all the perks until the end of December. The UAE resident package includes ten percent discount on standard room rates, 35 percent discount on suites, discount on food and beverages, free in-room or restaurant service breakfast, early check-in and late check-out.
Rates vary. Ongoing. Al Maryah Island AbuDhabi.Reservations@rosewoodhotels.com (02 813 5550).
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort
Head along to the resort and two adults can enjoy a day on the beach with access to a room for the day for Dhs299, with Dhs150 to spend in credit. Want to throw in an overnight stay? You can enjoy pool access, an overnight stay and breakfast for Dhs499++, for two adults, inclusive of a late check out and Dhs250 to spend at the resorts venues. That’s a pretty good summer deal if we say so ourselves.
From Dhs195. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, Corniche East, www.marriot.com (02 677 3333).
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Book in for a stay in the heart of Abu Dhabi and you can enjoy a night away from home at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. The inviting hotel package includes a night’s stay and breakfast for two adults and two children to the age of 12. Also included in the package is access to the hotel’s pool and gym.
From Dhs330 per night. Ongoing. Mina Street, Al Zahiya (02 818 4888).
The Abu Dhabi EDITION
Fancy a getaway? The Abu Dhabi EDITION has launched a summer staycation deal for UAE residents. Head along to the trendy boutique hotel and you can check in to a Deluxe Marina room for a night’s stay with a great package. Rates start from Dhs700 and as well as enjoying views over Al Bateen marina from your room, two guests can enjoy breakfast, dinner at Alba Terrace, a luxury bath set up, yoga and a Hammamii spa gift. They had us at breakfast and dinner to be honest.
From Dhs700+++. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen (02 208 0000).
The Westin Abu Dhabi Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi
Deal 1: The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa has launched a summer staycation package. Guests can enjoy a night’s stay and a range of extras including breakfast in Fairway’s, free meals for children, Dhs150 credit to spend at the resort's restaurants and late check-out for Dhs600. Plus, you’ll also get 35 percent discount on food and beverages at the resort's venues. Plus, those arriving as a family can also enjoy free meals for up to two children during the stay.
Dhs600. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).
Deal 2: Book in for a stay and you can enjoy a round of golf and breakfast for Dhs390 per golfer. Plus you’ll also get 40 percent discount off of food and drinks at the hotel during your stay. That’s not a bad deal if you ask us.
Dhs390 per person. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).
Offering you the chance to enjoy a short stay away, Telal Resort in Al Ain has launched staycation deals for UAE residents. The Adventure Getaway deal offers an overnight stay for two adults and one child, a camel riding experience and quad biking experience, plus access to all the sporting facilities for Dhs525+++. Looking for something less adventurous and more intimate? The Romantic Desert Escape includes an overnight stay for two adults with breakfast as well as a romantic set up in-room feature decorations and chocolate strawberries for Dhs835+++. Plus, for the summer, residents can enjoy 10 percent discount on resort activities and 20 percent off all spa treatments. Better start packing your bags.
From Dhs525. Telal Resort, Al Ain, www.telalresorts.ae.
Yas Island Rotana, Abu Dhabi
You can’t think about Abu Dhabi without thinking about the Grand Prix, and the Yas Island Rotana is just minutes away from the track as well as plenty of other attractions, meaning it’s a great place to stay if you want to explore the UAE’s capital. Rates at the hotel start at Dhs315 per night this summer, and the discounted rate will last until September 30.
From Dhs315. Until Sep 30. Yas Island Rotana, Abu Dhabi (02 656 4000).