UAE hotels, resorts announce summer staycation offers for residents, tourists

by Tanvir Awan
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Staycations in Dubai and the UAE

As the summer sun bathes the UAE in golden hues, residents and tourists alike are embracing the allure of staycations amidst the opulence and comfort of Dubai’s world-renowned hotels and resorts. From pristine beachfront escapes to urban oases nestled in the heart of the city, a wealth of exclusive summer packages awaits those seeking to unwind and indulge without straying far from home.

In a bid to cater to diverse tastes and preferences, hotels across Dubai and the UAE have curated special offers that promise not only luxurious accommodations but also a plethora of enriching experiences. Whether it’s lounging by infinity pools overlooking the Arabian Gulf, savoring delectable culinary delights, or pampering oneself with rejuvenating spa treatments, each staycation package is designed to create lasting memories against the backdrop of the region’s iconic landscapes.

Staycation Al Habtoor Palace Dubai

Guests are invited to experience pure luxury this summer at the epitome of palatial elegance and hospitality, Al Habtoor Palace. Set upon Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Habtoor Palace beckons travellers in to discover the royal treatment in the heart of Dubai with the Signature Suites package.

From the moment you step inside, you’re swept off your feet with glittering chandeliers, marble staircases and your own private butler who unpacks your suitcase and tends to your every need.

Showcasing some of the biggest suites in the emirate, guests have up to eight suite categories from which to choose including the Diplomat Suite, Ambassador Suite, Empire Suite, Duchess Suite, Grand Suite and Royal Suite as well as the Middle East’s first Bentley Suite and the 913-square-metre ode to former British Prime Minister – the Sir Winston Churchill Suite

Begin your journey in the pursuit of the extraordinary with delicious amenities in your suite. Grand Suite, Bentley Suite, Royal Suite and Sir Winston Churchill Suite travellers will have the magical addition of a bottle of house wine or sparkling to mark the beginning of their stay as well as complimentary use of the mini-bar full of treats and beverages on the first day of your stay.

Once settled it is time to discover your surroundings. Guests have several fantastic venues with which to contend as well as a 20 per cent F&B discount at all venues throughout the Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection. Spend an evening at World Cut Steakhouse, where guests are greeted with dark woods, upholstered leather furnishings and a menu that is all about fine cuts of meat or go alfresco at the flower-strewn Le Patio for Middle Eastern bites and shisha under the Dubai night sky. BQ French Kitchen & Bar serves up exquisite French cuisine and European bistro vibes in arguably the prettiest interiors in town, and when it’s time for a drink, spoil yourself with a signature Red Stallion cocktail and perhaps a cigar at the refined New York-inspired sports establishment The Polo Bar.

Grand Suite, Bentley Suite, Royal Suite and Sir Winston Churchill Suite guests also have the tasty addition of an afternoon tea at the plush Sidra. And when the sun rises, start each day right at BQ French Kitchen & Bar with a complimentary breakfast.

Sun worshippers can get their daily dose of Vitamin D at the chic rooftop pool that offers up Dubai skyline views alongside tasty bites and endless cocktails. If sand and sea is more to your liking, a complimentary shuttle takes Al Habtoor Palace guests to the pristine sands of an affiliated hotel on Palm Jumeirah. Or if you need a little extra assistance in de-stressing, call in at the Silk Spa where in-house guests receive 25 per cent off on selected spa treatments. And when it comes to excitement and drama, head next door to La Perle by Dragone where suite reservations for a minimum of three nights can enjoy an evening of artistic performances, aquatic effects and acrobatics free of charge.

For those who like to explore, Al Habtoor Palace is ideally located for those wishing to explore some of Dubai’s most beloved landmarks including complimentary shuttle access to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain. Or stay closer to home and set a course to Al Habtoor Boulevard where you will find delicious Italian cuisine at Il Pastaio and delightful Turkish fare at Sirali as well as the clandestine members club, Neera Dubai. And for those who want a quick workout, enjoy a game of tennis or padel at the Al Habtoor Sports Hub.

All aspects of your stay are taken care of with guests staying in Bentley Suite, Royal Suite and Sir Winston Churchill Suites enjoying chauffeured Bentley transfers to and from their original destination. Should you call the Empire Suite, Duchess Suite or Grand Suite home for a minimum of three nights, you will be able to avail of a complimentary transfer to and from Dubai International Airport.

With early check-in at 12pm and late check-out at 2pm, guests can linger in the relaxing opulence even longer.

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

This summer, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah announces two exceptional offerings designed to provide the ultimate luxury experience: specially curated day retreats with fully redeemable day passes and an exquisite brunch and stay vacation package. Just a short drive from Dubai, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah offers a serene escape where personalised hospitality and nature’s beauty converge.

Whether some private pool time, space to relax on a private beach, or a secluded abode for the day, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is ready to welcome guests, with family and friends for the ultimate personalised hospitality. Set within one million square metres of protected mangrove forests, just footsteps away from a 400 metre-long natural white sand beach, it is a paradise waiting to be discovered.

The resort itself has been designed to harmonise with the surrounding natural landscape. Natural materials are used throughout, while huge windows flood the interiors with natural light. Refreshed with views of the gardens, ocean and pools, the entire resort is warmed with Oberoi’s signature heartfelt hospitality. Plan to stay for a day but may never want to leave.

Designed for single visitors, couples, or small groups of friends, this day retreat promises sun-soaked bliss. Stroll down to the private beach for a dip in the sea or stretch out on a sun lounger under the shade of lofty palm trees. Relax with cocktails on a private poolside deck or dip into the resort’s 85 metre-long, temperature-controlled swimming pool.

Little Voyagers is tailored for children aged 4 to 10 years old, providing an opportunity for little ones to go wild for a day, safe under the watchful guidance of Oberoi’s dedicated Kids’ Club team. Available daily from 9:00am to sunset, kids can be booked in for a treat of their own.

Explore an Oberoi Spa treatment, try kayaking in the mangroves, or get out onto the nearby golf course designed by Niklaus. Rest assured that the little ones will be happy and entertained in the shallow splash pool, on the beach, in the sandbox, with Xbox, PlayStation, and board games, painting, cooking with an Oberoi chef, Zumba, nature walks and more.

Available for up to six guests, this is the perfect daycation for families and friends to experience together. It includes the use of a spacious Premier One Bedroom Beachfront Villa with Private Pool for the entire day along with a bottle of wine or Prosecco. Unlock the gates to paradise and step into a private abode while Oberoi’s dedicated team is ready to serve gourmet delights in the comfort of the room or poolside terrace, or pre-book a table at Vinesse restaurant.

Brunch staycation (Available until September 30th).

Why not switch up the brunch routine and travel out of the city this summer? Come for a treat to a Saturday off and check in to The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah for a rejuvenating break. Enjoy a sumptuous brunch upon arrival at Vinesse restaurant from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Set in a glass pavilion that appears to float on the surrounding water, the all-day dining restaurant serves fine international cuisines with menu highlights including togarashi crispy tofu, crispy chicken bao, charcoal miso salmon, and Angus tagliata.

Then make the most of the resort’s luxurious facilities. Plunge into the beautiful pool, unwind in the spacious accommodation with ocean, garden, or mangrove forest view and add on a personalised spa treatment to leave feeling refreshed. The experience includes breakfast on Sunday and a 15% savings on select spa therapies, making it the perfect getaway to unwind.

There are three brunch packages available for UAE residents:

  • Dhs295 pp for F&B and half board applicable
  • Dhs395 pp for F&B in an alcoholic package with an additional Dhs150 for house beverages, suitable for a half board stay
  • Dhs550 pp for the champagne package with an additional Dhs200 for a half-board stay
  • Dhs600 pp for Luxury Day retreat package with pool and beach access and redeemable house beverage brunch package
  • Dhs150 pp for the kid’s buffet

Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island

Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island invites you to craft unforgettable memories with our “Summer Bliss Awaits” staycation package. Experience a luxurious stay in our Superior Rooms, ideal for families desiring comfort and convenience. Embrace the joy of summer at our serene island retreat, where relaxation and adventure seamlessly blend.

“Our thoughtfully designed Superior Rooms offer ample space and modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay for families. For larger families, we provide special rates on our One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Suites, which offer additional space and luxury. These suites feature separate living areas and bedrooms, making them the perfect home away from home for your summer celebrations.

Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island

“Embark on a culinary journey at Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island, where our six diverse restaurants and cafes cater to every palate. Enjoy all-day dining and specialty restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, including Arabic, European, and international dishes. Take advantage of our special food and beverage promotions featuring refreshing summer drinks to stay cool during the hot months. Visit Amouage Lounge and Terrace for evening entertainment, and indulge in shisha, drinks, and light nibbles. This vibrant F&B experience is perfect for guests who come solely for our exceptional culinary offerings.

“Discover a variety of leisure amenities designed to delight guests of all ages. From dedicated kids’ activities to swimming, water sports, and beach adventures, there’s something for everyone. Let the little ones splash around in the kids’ pool or enjoy quality time together by the main pool under the sun. Every Friday and Saturday, we also offer kids’ cooking classes, where young chefs can learn to make delicious dishes and have fun in the kitchen.

“Celebrate summer at Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island with our spacious accommodations and abundant family-friendly amenities. Whether you are looking for relaxation, exquisite dining, or exciting activities, our resort provides the ideal setting for a perfect getaway.

All-inclusive stay with breakfast, lunch, and dinner starting from Dhs635 per night.

Inclusions: One night stay for two adults and up to two children below 12 years | Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Al Liwan Restaurant | Selected soft & house beverages | Dhs150 voucher for La’Mar Spa | All taxes included, except Dhs20 Tourism Dirham Fee

JA Ocean View Hotel and JA Hatta Fort Hotel

For 72 hours only, JA Resorts & Hotels is offering up to 50% savings on rooms at JA Ocean View Hotel and JA Hatta Fort Hotel.

Whether you crave a refreshing mountain-side retreat at JA Hatta Fort or the lively stunning beachside vibe at JA Ocean View Hotel, this is your chance to book your next staycation at unbeatable rates with kids under 12 stay free, including a scrumptious breakfast and a delectable meal of your choice.

Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel, Dubai

What’s your idea of a summer break? Whether you live in Dubai or simply visiting this magnificent city, escape the heat and experience a unique stay aboard the legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel. Make these holidays unforgettable with an enriching experience, blending heritage and hospitality in the heart of Dubai.

Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel, Dubai

Steeped in history, the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel offers an unparalleled ambiance, with its storied past, combined with stunning Arabian Gulf vistas, adding a distinct charm to every stay. The exclusive Summer Sea-View Getaway package has been carefully crafted for leisure seekers offering an array of benefits that promise a truly memorable retreat.

Package Highlights:

  • Buffet Breakfast: Delight in a sumptuous buffet breakfast for two at the renowned Lido restaurant, setting the tone for a perfect day ahead.
  • Sea-View Room Upgrade: Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a sea-view room, offering captivating Arabian Gulf vistas.
  • Convenient Shuttle Service: Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle bus service to Dubai Mall and the Metro, ensuring seamless city exploration.
  • Flexible Check-In/Check-Out: Benefit from early check-in at 12:00 noon and late check-out at 2:00 pm, subject to availability, for added convenience.
  • Dining Discounts: Savor a 20% discount on food and beverages, excluding Afternoon Tea, at our exquisite dining venues.

Room Rates Start from Dhs279.

 Terms & Conditions:

  • Rates are inclusive of 7% municipality fees, 10% service charge, 5% VAT and Tourism fee.
  • Rate is subject to availability, a cancellation policy, seasonal variations and change without notice.
  • The above offer is only for 2 persons.
  • The above benefits may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or exchanged for any other service or cash.

Al Bandar Rotana Hotel Dubai

Al Bandar Rotana Hotel and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana have announced an exclusive Summer Stay Campaign. Guests can now enjoy 15% off the lowest public room rate, with a complimentary extra bed in all room categories for family stays. Additionally, kids under 6 dine for free, and kids up to 12 receive a 50% discount on dining.

Experience unparalleled fun and relaxation at Al Bandar Rotana, where you’ll find breathtaking skyline views of Dubai, an infinite pool overlooking the creek, and a stunning 180-degree panorama that includes the iconic Burj Khalifa. This unique location offers the perfect blend of old and new Dubai, creating an unforgettable stay.

Al Bandar Rotana

Nestled on the heritage port of Dubai, Al Bandar Rotana, also known as the Port Hotel, provides a homey atmosphere that captivates our guests.

“Your memories are unforgettable here,” says Al Bandar Rotana Hotel GM Ayman Ashour. “People visit our hotel and are fascinated by how homey it is. They leave with cherished memories, particularly of the stunning views. Guests love to capture and share the breathtaking scenery with their friends and family.”

“Our hotel’s reputation is built on the positive feedback and reviews from our guests, and we are always striving to exceed their expectations.”

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, invites guests to embark on an extraordinary summer journey with an exclusive range of dining and entertainment offers. Nestled on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, against the sparkling Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s shimmering skyline, this luxurious resort promises an idyllic island escape, where every moment is a celebration of exotic elegance and unparalleled hospitality.

Embrace the welcoming spirit of ‘Tajness’ and immerse yourself in an array of exotic experiences. With luxurious accommodations, seven outstanding restaurants and bars, an award-winning spa, and the longest pool on the East side of Palm Jumeirah, any experience at the resort is a constant voyage of discovery, serenity, and celebration.

Immerse in enchanting panoramic ocean views and Dubai’s dazzling skyline at RAIA. Elevated above the city, unwind with well-aged spirits, vintage wines, or innovative cocktails, accompanied by delightful pan-Mediterranean treats. Recognized as an award-winning restaurant, RAIA has had the honor of hosting events with Michelin-starred chefs like Greg Malouf, making it one of the best culinary destinations in Dubai.

Enjoy the “Taste of Arabia” promotion, where guests can savor a sumptuous Hot and Cold Mezzeh Platter complemented by a refreshing mocktail and a variety of flavorful shisha options. This offer is available daily, except Mondays, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at a price of Dhs199.

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