The long Eid weekend is a great time to get away from it all. But with Abu Dhabi a buzzing hive of activity during the festivities, you won’t want to stray too far. Hotels all over the emirate are laying out the welcome mat to visitors with a host of brilliant dirham-saving deals. So pack away the passport and lap up the luxury in the capital. Whether you want to stay over at the zoo or have the use of your very own butler, you can do it all in Abu Dhabi.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
You’ve got an extended weekend to look forward to, so why not linger a little longer at this prime downtown destination. Enjoy a city break with the family during Eid and you can pay for two nights and get a third night thrown in for free.
The offer is valid for two adults and two children (up to the age of nine) and includes buffet breakfast in The Garden Restaurant.
Prices vary. Until July 1. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street, firstname.lastname@example.org (02 616 6166).
Emirates Zoo and Resort
How would you like to enjoy some extra creature comforts during your Eid escape?
For those who don’t mind taking a walk on the wild side, Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Park Zoo and Resort is offering lavish stays during the upcoming celebrations. Bring along the family or head down with some pals for a unique getaway that allows you to get up close with nature before retiring to a night of luxury.
Room rates start at Dhs419 per night for a holiday experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. The impressive resort’s 27 family chalets feature spacious living areas, state-of-the-art facilities and amenities and magnificent views overlooking the Giraffe Park. The resort’s 56 rooms boast striking décor, marbled bathrooms and a plush pool area, including a kids’ swimming pool and slides, waterfalls and a pool bar right outside your doorstep. Guests will be close to the huge array of animals and will have the chance to participate in feeding sessions from the lanai area.
When you are not relaxing in your stylish accommodation, you can get to know more than 1,800 species of wildlife during a fun-packed zoo tour led by an expert educator, plus lots of animal encounters such as giraffe, zebra and elephant feeding, plus petting farms.
From Dhs419. Al Bahia, email@example.com (02 506 9000).
Jannah Burj Al Sarab
The plush hotel is encouraging all of the family to join them for a special Eid celebration. For the perfect getaway, book the opulent family suite, with exclusive rates starting at Dhs1,700 per night. Take advantage of the excellent facilities on site, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre and rooftop pool. If you want to venture out, the hotel is in easy reach of the Corniche, Al Maryah Island and Saadiyat Island. For those times you fancy a couple of hours enjoying your spacious room, the five star hotel prides itself on having the world’s fastest hotel internet. This is a great place to connect with your loved ones over the holiday.
Prices vary, family suite from Dhs1,700. Mina Street, firstname.lastname@example.org (02 307 6307).
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
There’s no such thing as an ordinary experience at this glittering jewel on the capital skyline. If you fancy checking out the ultra-modern hotel during Eid, your stay will be extra special. Stay two nights or more under the Out-of-the-Ordinary package and you will get Dhs100 credit per room to spend at the property.
Prices vary. Etihad Towers, West Corniche, JADreservations@jumeirah.com (02 811 5888).
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat al Beri
For a staycation that’s big on style and sophistication, plot a course for Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri for the start of Eid.
Guests booking a stay on the first night of Eid can get a deluxe room starting from Dhs850 per night.
The beautiful 45-to-55 square metre rooms provide modern comfort in a classic Arabian setting.
The deluxe rooms also boast a private balcony offering impressive canal views and a spacious marble and mosaic bathroom with a walk-in shower and bath tub. What you are waiting for, kick off Eid the right way.
From Dhs850 (deluxe room). Qaryat al Beri (02 509 8888).
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
We know it is wise to stay out of the sun during the heat of summer, but we can make an exception in this case. Family fun is the theme when you visit during Eid. Book a two rooms for two nights (for two adults and two children) and you will get complimentary tickets for the whole gang to both Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. When you’re back from your outing, you can make us of free access to the hotel’s top class gym and pool.
Dhs2,399 (two nights in connecting deluxe king and deluxe twin rooms). From June 24-27. Al Mina Street Tourist Club Area (02 818 4888).
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
One of the UAE’s grandest hotels is offering a suitably swanky stay during Eid that will take it easy on your wallet, too. The impressive five star beachfront hotel is providing a series of offers to coincide with the holiday season. Guests can make 20 percent savings on room rates (30 percent for members) when staying over for three nights, plus a daily breakfast in Giornotte and 30 percent savings when dining on selected in-house restaurants. All the glitz of the Ritz will make make for a memorable getaway.
Prices vary. Al Maqta (02 818 8888).
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Treat yourself this Eid by taking advantage of a fantastic deal at The St.Regis Abu Dhabi.
The Suite Temptation Package, starting from Dhs1,950 per night, includes a stay in the unrivalled luxury of one of the hotel’s suites along with a soothing signature spa experience. The incredible pampering package also features the St. Regis butler service, full access to the exclusive Nation Riviera Beach Club and a 60 minute massage.
If you want to share the joyous experience with all of the family, book one of the elegant superior rooms and bag 50 percent off a second room, so the kids can get a taste of the high life, too.
Prices vary. Nation Tower, Corniche, email@example.com (02 694 4444).
Tilal Liwa Hotel
Enjoy the ultimate Eid escape at this lavish hotel nestled away among the majestic dunes of Rub Khali Desert. Whether you want to relax in tranquil splendour or are up for adventure, this is the spot for you. Each room is built for relaxation, with floor-to-ceiling windows affording glorious views of the striking desert landscape, a host of wellness amenities, a luxurious infinity pool and state-of-the-art steam and sauna facilities.
Once you’re done unwinding, head outside to tackle sand boarding, horseback riding and go on a quad bike safari before ambling over to the traditional camel farms to see the beloved Arabian creatures up close.
From Dhs599 per night (with buffet breakfast), Dhs749 per night (buffet breakfast and dinner). Madinat Zayed, firstname.lastname@example.org (02 894 6111).
Traders Hotel Qaryat al Beri
The sleek, contemporary hotel is offering special rates from the first night of Eid. You can get in the holiday mood at the four star property, located near The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri and a private beach, is providing its superior room deal for a very pocket-friendly Dhs350 per night.
From Dhs350 per night. Qaryat al Beri (02 510 8888).