Staying put in the capital has never sounded so good thanks to a whole host of family-friendly events, live shows and bumper savings deals lined up for the annual Abu Dhabi Summer Season.
As part of the eagerly-anticipated bonanza, no less than 11 hotels across the emirate are serving up pocket-friendly staycation deals to encourage you to pack away your passport for a while longer yet. From fantastic five-star luxury stays starting at just Dhs200 to huge savings on spa treatments, the capital’s hotel industry is laying down the welcome mat.
Here is the lowdown on the special offers available during the Abu Dhabi Summer Season (July 20 to August 20).
Al Ain Rotana
All is rosy in the Garden City of Al Ain this summer. Make a reservation at this classy five star establishment and you will reap the rewards of a 25 percent discount on the best available room rate. The offer is valid until September 3.
Prices vary. Zayed Bin Sultan Street, Al Ain (03 754 5111).
Al Bada Resort
A break here is great fun for all the family. As part of the excellent summer package, you will get breakfast for two adults and two children, a foot massage for a couple, free entrance to the kids playing area and two horseback riding sessions. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
From Dhs499 per night. Al Ain (03 784 3330).
Al Raha Beach Hotel
Get away from it all without even leaving the big city by booking a stay at this luxurious five star hotel. The summer package includes 50 percent off spa treatments, plus complimentary breakfast on single and double room stays, starting at Dhs395.
From Dhs395 per night. Channel Street, Al Raha (02 508 0555).
It’s easy to relax and unwind with hotel offers this good. Until August 31 (apart from Eid) rooms are available from a very reasonable Dhs299, which includes breakfast for one person and free Wi-Fi thrown in, too.
From Dhs299 per night. Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Awwal Street, Al Ain (03 761 0111).
Executive Suites by Mourouj Gloria
Make yourself right at home by booking a break here, with room rates for executive suites starting at just Dhs199 per night. It would be rude not to take advantage.
From Dhs199. Al Muroor Road (02 641 3555).
Grand Millennium Al Wahda
You will definitely have a grand old time at this lavish spot thanks to a sizzling summer deal. The Exclusive Superior Room offer starts at a bargain Dhs200 per night, with 25 percent discounts on spa treatments and food and beverage to enjoy, too.
From Dhs200 per night. Hazza Bin Zayed Street, Al Wahda (02 443 9999).
Hili Rayhaan by Rotana
You can get a lot done in just one day. Make reservations for a one night stay at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana and you not only get a plush place to rest your head, but you can see plenty of the area, too. The package includes two tickets Al Ain Zoo, a pair of tickets to Hili Fun City and a Dhs50 shopping voucher at Hili Mall.
From Dhs499 per night. Bani Yas Street (03 705 3333).
Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
While Abu Dhabi Summer Season is in full swing, this is a great base to take in all of the activities. From July 20 to August 20, guests can take advantage of the Superior Room offer, from Dhs290 for a single room and Dhs315 for a double room, both with buffet breakfast as part of the sweet summer deal.
From Dhs290 per night. Sheikh Rasheed Bin Saeed Street (02 501 6444).
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Undoubtedly one of the very finest hotels in the city, all the glitz of The Ritz can be experienced for a whole lot less. Exclusive summer savings can be made of 20 percent on accommodation and 30 percent off food and refreshments at a number of the hotel’s outlets.
Prices vary. Al Maqta (02 818 8888).
Western Hotel – Ghayathi
The hotel has a raft of activities for kids and their parents and great dining options in house, with rates starting at Dhs249 per night.
From Dhs249 per night. Ghayathi (02 809 3000).
Western Hotel – Madinat Zayed
A summer staycation here is well worth your while. Room rates than at a wallet-pleasing Dhs222 per night, which include breakfast and a variety of kids’ activities.
From Dhs222 per night. Madinat Zayed (02 801 7777).