The summer has flown by, and there have been loads of money-saving deals to take advantage of. But it’s not over yet, so we’ve round up the best offers to take advantage of this month across the UAE. All deals are valid until the end of September, so it’s time to get planning – fast.
Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort
Book into this five-star hotel and not only will you get top discounts on your stay, you’ll get free access to Yas Parks too. The deal goes on until Monday September 30, and packages start at Dhs640, including breakfast, free access to Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World or Warner Bros Studio for two adults and one child. Not a thrill-seeking kind of traveller? Check in from Dhs370 and you’ll get 25 percent off the hotel’s restaurants and bars for a more chilled weekend instead.
From Dhs340. Until Sep 30. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 508 0555)
If you’re looking for a luxurious short break in the UAE over the summer, look no further.Emirates Palace, the most opulent hotel in Abu Dhabi, is offering loads of great deals until the end of September, so we think it’s time to treat yourself. Book two nights or more and you’ll not only save 15 percent on room rates, you’ll also get a free breakfast thrown in, plus a voucher towards either lunch or dinner for two at Mezzaluna Italian Restaurant, Mezlai Emirati Restaurant, Sayad Seafood Restaurant, BBQ Al Qasr, Hakkasan, Mawal, Las Brisas, Cascades or Le Vendome Brasserie. If you’re booking a suite you’ll get 25 percent off, plus free access to the Palace Lounge, for a rather special treat.
Until Sep 30. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 9000).
Fairmont The Palm
Fairmont The Palm has gone all-in on its summer staycation offer for UAE residents. On bookings made until Monday September 30, you can get a room at the family-friendly five-star hotel from as little as Dhs650. For your cash, you’ll get a tonne of extras. So not only will you get your standard Fairmont room you’ll also get a breakfast buffet for two and dinner for two people at your choice of restaurant. In between meals, you can unwind at one of the hotel’s four pools, which are surrounded by lush palm trees, plus a 30-minute spa treatment to choose from for two people, when booking a 60-minute treatment.
From Dhs650 (excluding taxes and fees). Until Mon Sep 30. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. www.fairmont.com.
Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City
Fancy breakfast, a full dinner with a bottle of grape along with two drinks in a rooftop lounge as part of your stay? Well head to this new hotel in Media City, Dubai, and for Dhs799 a couple you’ll get all the above and drinks at Twenty Three Rooftop Lounge.
Dhs799 for two. Until Sep 30. Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City, Dubai Media City (04 525 7666).
Grosvenor House Dubai
Until the end of September, this Dubai Marina five-star hotel is offering UAE residents special room rates starting from Dhs700 per night, and that includes a breakfast spread, lunch along with access to a pool and beach. Guests will get free access to Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa’s temperature-controlled pools and private stretch of beach, too, with free shuttle bus rides to and from both resorts to make the most of the stay.
From Dhs700 per night. Until Mon Sept 30. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
JA The Resort
Looking for a deal that has no hidden nasties? This ‘Ultimate All-Inclusive’ staycation deal, includes unlimited food, beverages and a choice of plenty of activities all for Dhs995 for two adults and two kids. There’s even a chance to get two tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts if you want some more fun.
From Dhs995. Until Sep 30. JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai (04 814 5555).
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
The longstanding Garhoud hotel is now offering a special summer weekend staycation package for all families to enjoy, and it includes a free breakfast, pool access and plenty of discounts – all for Dhs480. Hungry? Expect 25 percent off all food and beverage outlets in the hotel (including pubs, Japanese and seafood restaurants) along with a 20 percent discount off all spa treatments at the hotel’s Natural Elements Spa. How relaxing.
Dhs480. Until Sep 30. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Dubai (04 217 0000).
Ready for some Los Angeles vibes? Palazzo Versace Dubai has a ‘Hollywood Glam Q’scation’ experience featuring breakfast for two at Giardino, a pre-show dinner at Enigma and a night of jazz and bites at Q’s Bar & Lounge. Guests can choose a night to stayover from Tuesdays to Saturdays and experience all those 16th century Italian Palace vibes. That, and access to three out-door swimming pools with views of the Dubai Creek views. The deal will set you back Dhs1,550.
From Dhs1,550. Until Sep 30, available Tue-Sat. Palazzo Versace, Al Jaddaf, Dubai (04 556 8888).
Park Hyatt Dubai
Fancy lazing around in a lagoon? Head to the popular five-star property down by Dubai Creek and get a whopping 40 percent off the best available room rates which also includes breakfast at Brasserie du Park and access to the infinity lagoon. And relax...
From Dhs452. Ongoing until Sep 30. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Looking to get away from the bustling city life and start living the lush life in the desert? Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is offering a list of exclusive rates for all to enjoy the serene surroundings on the Empty Quarter in Abu Dhabi – for less. Until Monday September 30, enjoy the five-star desert resort’s summer villa special at rates starting from Dhs1,999, which includes a buffet breakfast for two. Each of these villas, including the one-, two- and three-bedroom spots, comes with its own private pool, a garden courtyard and far-reaching views over rolling dunes.
From Dhs1,999 (summer villa). Until Sep 30. Qasr Al Sarab Road (02 895 8700).
Radisson Blu Dubai Media City
On a budget but want a proper staycation? For just Dhs399 per person you’ll get a one-night stay including a three-course meal and drinks at Certo Italian Restaurant. 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 have a late check-out until 4pm.
Dhs399 per person (Dhs798 per room plus taxes). Until Sep 30. Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai
If you want to explore Downtown Dubai this month, a staycation at this hotel will set you back just Dhs375. The summer promotion also includes a free upgrade to the next room category, plus 30 percent off food and drink – including room service. Meanwhile kids under 12 dine free and there’s a free shuttle to The Dubai Mall and Kite Beach, too (if you can brave the heat, that is).
From Dhs375. Until Sep 30. Ramada by Wyndham Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 303 9512).
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
If you’re up for a splash-tastic day at Yas Waterworld or speedy fun at Ferrari World after a hearty buffet breakfast, then just punch in the promo code 2MP when booking a stay at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. A fun package the whole family can enjoy, so make the most of it.
From Dhs575. Until Sep 30. Corniche Road East, Al Markaziyah (02 677 3333).
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 free room upgrade, a daily breakfast, shopping vouchers and even a welcome fruit basket.
From Dhs420. Until Sep 17. Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 377 2000).
Vida Emirates Hills
The recently opened Emirates Hills hotel is offering patrons of the city to ‘Staycay All Day’, and it includes an overnight stay, breakfast, sundowners at Junipers and three-course meal at Origins for Dhs549. Until Monday September 30, guests can book a room and enjoy a hefty breakfast spread that includes shakshuka baked eggs, smoked beef sausage and organic quinoa porridge. The best way to kick start the day. Spend the rest of the day lazing by the pool, which has top views of Emirates Golf Club.
Dhs549 per room. Until Sep 30. Emirates Hills, Dubai (04 423 8899).
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Whenever you book a stay in one of the exclusive one-bedroom Club Rotana suites (starting rate Dhs,1850), you get Dhs800 in credit to spend at any of the resort’s excellent restaurants and facilities.Or, if treat yourself to a break in a swish and stylish villa (starting rate Dhs4,000), you will be gifted with Dhs1,000 in credit. Plus, with a large outdoor pool, private beach, spa, tennis courts and more to enjoy.
Until Sep 30. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).
POOL AND SPA DAYS
Heavenly Spa by Westin Dubai
Get slathered in body butter to nourish and hydrate your skin with this special summer package. Your therapist will select one of the butters that contain the vitamin-E packed jojoba and soybean oils that will nourish and hydrate your skin before a 60-minute Swedish spa treatment. The team will even throw in lunch and pool and beach access.
Dhs520 (Sun-Thu), Dhs585 (Fri-Sat). Daily 8am-10pm. Until Sep 15. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina (04 511 7901).
Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort
Take a trip to another emirate for a super daycation deal this month. A day out Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort only costs Dhs149 a person, while kids under 12 get a 50 percent discount. The deal runs until the end of September, and includes access to all the beach and pool facilities at the hotel – including Lava Beach Club. You’ll also get to have a go on the Aqua Bounce waterpark – so get ready to have some fun splashing around. Lunch at Canvas is included too, while kids aged four to 11 get free access to Little Sailors Kids’ Club.
Dhs149. Until Sep 30. Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, Fujairah (09 204 1111).
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
For Dhs150 you can head down to the five-star property for a day of relaxation. And with three lengthy swimming pools to take a plunge in, a splash pool, a kids pool, direct beach access, 19 acres of landscaped gardens and views across the Arabian Gulf, what more could you want? Actually, we know what could make it even better. The fact that the full amount is redeemable back on refreshment until 6pm.Families on the hunt for a pocket-friendly day out will be happy to hear that for kids aged four to 12 it’s Dhs75 (with the Dhs75 redeemable on food), and under four go for free.
Dhs150 (adults), Dhs75 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily 8am-8pm (F&B redeemable until 6pm). Until Sep 30. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
One&Only The Palm
Okay, so this isn’t cheap, but it’s a bargain for the location. Book in for the Guerlain Spa Journey at Guerlain Spa for a 60-minute Imperial Relaxing Massage and get ready to chill out. You’ll also get to unwind by the adults-only pool for prime relaxation. Not enough for you? Enjoy a light three-course lunch at Zest or opt for afternoon tea instead. Go on, push the boat as an end of summer treat.
Dhs995. Daily 10am-9pm. Until Sep 30. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai (04 440 1040).
A meal and a spa treatment on an iconic British ocean liner, anyone? If you’re yet to visit the world-famous cruise ship, which is now permanently docked in Port Rashid and open for business as a floating hotel, then you must pay a visit, if not at least for the bucket list box-ticking factor. Plus if you time your visit this month, you’ll get a 60-minute treatment and an international buffet lunch in Lido for just Dhs260. It’s time to hop, skip and jump up that (gang)plank.
Dhs260, Sun-Thu. Until Sep 30. Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Deira, Dubai (04 526 8821).
The Green Planet
Keep your cool – or break a sweat when you see the piranhas – at this indoor rainforest in City Walk, Dubai. The Green Planet has a summer deal with unlimited entry for Dhs265 for kids and Dhs295 for adults. It’s been running all summer but you still have time to make the most of it until the end of the month. The Green Planet summer pass holders will also get 20 percent off at The Green Planet Café and The Green Planet gift shop and will be able to bring up to four friends along at a 20 percent discounted rate. We can’t wait to embrace our wild side.
Dhs265 (kids), Dhs295 (adults). Until Sep 30. City Walk, Dubai, www.thegreenplanetdubai.com.
XLine Dubai Marina
Fancy a trip on the world’s longest urban zipwire? Coming in at 1km thrill seekers from across the country can experience speeds of up to 80kmh, whooshing above the waters of Dubai Marina at an incline of 16 degrees. And until Sunday September 15, it’s Dhs399 rather than Dhs650 per rider. Are you ready for it?
Dhs399. Until Sep 15. Dubai Marina (04 457 3212).
Adrenaline-seeker? Theme park fanatic? Head to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld or Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and you can get a free ticket with every three tickets purchased. So if you want to ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster, make a splash or see if you can find Batman. then gather a group of four and enjoy some savings.
Prices vary. Until Sep 30. Yas Island, www.yasisland.ae/en/yas-island-theme-parks.
Feeling the summer slump? It’s time for a pampering spa day. And ShuiQi Spa at Atlantis The Palm has just the package.The luxury resort spa in Palm Jumeirah has launched a special summer Pamper Me package, and it’s offering UAE residents a relaxing day that includes a 75-minute aromatherapy massage, all-day beach pool access along with a three-course lunch at The Edge or The Shore restaurants.
From Dhs550 per person. Until Sep 8. Daily 10am-10pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 42 61698).
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
The Weekday Summer Bliss daycation offer lets you unwind on the white sands of Saadiyat Beach, cool off with a dip in the huge pool and enjoy a three-course meal of delicious pan-Asian cuisine whilst admiring the beautiful blue Gulf at Buddha-Bar Beach. You can also pay a bit more and get a 45-minute spa treatment at Iridium spa or at the spa cabana by the beach as well.
Dhs290 (lunch, pool and beach), Dhs550 (lunch, pool, beach and spa). Daily 9am-10pm. Until Sep 15. Saadiyat Island (02 498 8888).
Take a swing
Al Hamra Golf Club, in Ras Al Khaimah not only has a stunning view of the Jebel Jais mountain range there’s a brilliant golf deal to try. The par-72 championship golf course is offering a discounted rate of Dhs99 for nine holes until the end of September. The deal is valid before 9am, which is pretty much the latest you’d want to start playing anyway.
Dhs99. Daily, before 9am. Until Sep 30. Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah (07 244 7474).