You don’t have to travel for hours and spend loads of money to have a nice break this weekend.
It’s a great time right now to bag yourself a bargain on a luxurious stay at one of Abu Dhabi’s many awesome hotels.
Lots of them have great offers on at the minute, meaning you can get away from it all with an affordable and unforgettable staycation.
Here are five great deals to try out this Friday night, as found via www.booking.com.
All prices, based on two adults staying, were correct at time of publishing.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
One of the pricier options, undoubtedly, but there are few places in the capital that can match this stunning venue’s style.
Bag yourself a memorable weekend with a stay in a deluxe king room for Dhs505.
The plush room gives you amazing views across the Corniche, the Arabian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi skyline.
If you’ve got a head for heights, take the lift up to the 74th floor and soak in the views from the observation deck.
And the hotel is home to a number of simply amazing restaurants too, including Ray’s Grill, Li Beirut and Rosewater.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Road West, Abu Dhabi (02 811 5555). www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/abu-dhabi/jumeirah-etihad-towers
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Enjoy a stay in the heart of the capital with a king deluxe room for just Dhs169.
The elegant hotel in the Tourist Club Area is home to popular sports bar Blu Sky Lounge & Grill, so it’s a good option for some food and drinks.
While The Foundry is always a great spot for some delicious grub.
And with the Corniche just a ten-minute walk away, you can burn off those calories with an early morning run.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, Al Zahiya (02 818 4888). www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-abu-dhabi
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
The most expensive option on our short list, but this place oozes class at every turn.
If you’re in the mood to treat yourself and your partner to a luxurious staycation, a superior king room costs Dhs735.
Always a popular choice for locals and tourists, this plush hotel gives you the perfect base to explore Saadiyat Island and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
And when it’s time to eat, you’ve got a host of great options to choose from, including Asian eatery Sontoya and the uber cool Caramel.
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8443). www.stregissaadiyatisland.com
Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, by Shangri-La
If soaking up the sun on the beach sounds like your perfect weekend, this might just be the choice for you.
This gorgeous venue boasts access to a private beach, an in-house spa, awesome views and stylish rooms.
Dinner at Afyä Restaurant is a real treat, with a delicious array of cuisines to choose from.
While it’s just 15 minutes away from the centre of Abu Dhabi, you’ll feel so relaxed you could be a world away from the hustle and bustle.
Bain Al Jessrain, Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 510 8888) www.shangri-la.com/abudhabi/traders
Yas Island Rotana
Yas Island is certainly the capital’s hotspot right now with the launch of the awesome new Warner Bros. World adding another string to its bow.
It joins Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Yas Marina Circuit on the list of unmissable things to do for visitors to our beautiful city.
And with a classic king room for two adults costing Dhs295 at this great hotel, there’s even more reason to visit.
Enjoy a range of foodie options such as steak house Blue Grill, Indian favourite Rangoli, pool bar Aquarius and all-day dining hotspot Choices.
It’s the perfect way to set you up for a day on Abu Dhabi’s most fun-filled island.
Yas Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 4000) www.rotana.com