Summer in the UAE is upon us and if you don’t go abroad, you might feel like these long, hot months have no end in sight.
But with fewer tourists and lower demand, the warmer months can be the perfect time to take advantage of summer campaigns at hotels across the country.
This weekend, the UAE will also celebrate a public holiday as the Islamic New Year falls on July 30. Although many people will be away for the weekend anyway, the hundreds of thousands of people working in the UAE’s retail and hospitality sectors, among others, are getting an extra day off. .
And what better way to celebrate than by sipping a cold drink by the side of a perfectly air-conditioned swimming pool?
Whether you want to escape to the mountains of Fujairah, experience the highest peak in the UAE or take the kids to Legoland, here are 10 of the best deals to stay in the UAE this summer.
1. Bricks, blocks and buffet breakfasts at Legoland Hotel, Dubai
Kids will love a stay at the Middle East’s first Legoland hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts. There is a choice of five different themed rooms – with everything from ninjago at Friendsand up to five people can stay in each room, with children enjoying a special area with bunk beds.
There are also in-room scavenger hunts, model-making workshops, and hundreds of on-site Lego models to spot during your stay. Spend time at the Legoland Dubai theme park, which has over 40 rides and attractions, or cool off at the Legoland Water Park before relaxing in the hotel’s chilled pool.
Rates from 650 Dh per room and per night based on a family of two adults and one child — supplement for additional person of 150 Dh per night; reservations via [email protected]; www.legolandhotel.com
Lily Nationals Legoland hotel review here.
2. Splurge All-Inclusive at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah
If you want to know exactly what your stay is going to cost before you go, book a summer stay at Rixos Bab Al Bahr. The sprawling resort offers all-inclusive holidays in the northern emirate, with something to keep everyone entertained.
From a cabana-lined private beach to eight pools, including a water park and daily entertainment at the Rixy Kids Club, plus seven restaurants and free fitness classes at the resort’s Exclusive Sports Club, you’ll be ready for full action. of action stay. Book two consecutive nights before the end of summer and you’ll get 15% off the best available rates.
Rooms from 679 Dh per night, minimum stay of 2 nights and excluding taxes; www.rixos.com
3. A truly stylish summer at the Palazzo Versace Dubai
If you love style, the Palazzo Versace in Dubai might be a good place to consider spending your summer stay. The beautifully designed hotel has several deals going on this season, with stays starting at Dh900.
Book a room by Friday, September 30 and in addition to your Versace-designed accommodation, you’ll receive free daily breakfast for two at Giardino Dubai, afternoon tea for two at Mosaico and 20% off about food and drink in the other hotel of the hotel. electrical outlets. Pampering is also on the cards with a Dh150 voucher included for any spa treatment at the Spa.
Rooms from 900 Dh, excluding taxes; www.palazzoversace.ae
4. Explore the East Coast at Address Beach Resort Fujairah
Escape the city and head to Fujairah for a stay surrounded by the Hajar Mountains. The newly opened Address Beach Resort Fujairah has ocean air, cooler climes, and its own private beach. This summer there is also a 30% bonus on room rates.
While you are on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates, there are many unique experiences planned for guests who wish to discover the blue oceans of Fujairah. Go fishing at sunrise with the hotel’s executive chef on a 3-hour boat tour, during which you’ll have the opportunity to deep-sea fish, snorkel and swim . Or explore Dibba, with a visit to Dibba Bay Oyster Farm, including a snorkeling trip to Dibba Rock, where you can spot turtles and colorful marine life.
Stays from 474 Dh, excluding taxes; sunrise fishing fares start at Dh2,860 for two people while Dibba trips start from Dh2,540 per couple; www.addresshotels.com
5. An unforgettable stay in Dubai at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers
One of Dubai’s leading hotels is rolling out all stops this summer with a city stay deal. Towering over Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is home to nine dining and nightlife venues, including La Cantine du Faubourg and Alta Badia Bar. There’s also a shimmering outdoor pool for cooling off. All rooms have stunning city views and travelers will be right next to the Museum of the Future, Dubai’s newest attraction.
Book a stay anytime through the end of September and you can save 20% off room rates, plus a guaranteed late check-out until 4 p.m. You’ll also get 15% off at select restaurants and kids’ meals are free. If you want to beat the heat, head to the Wild Wadi Water Park, where you get a reduced entry fee of Dh100, or book a treatment at the Talise Spa to unwind and enjoy a 15% discount .
Summer stays from Dh550, excluding taxes; www.jumeirah.com
6. Budget Dubai at the brand new Movenpick Jumeirah Village Triangle
Be among the first to stay at the newly opened Movenpick Jumeirah Village Triangle this summer. In addition to discovering all that it has to offer, you can spend a mini-holiday on a low budget thanks to the hotel’s sweet summer offer.
Stay at least three nights to benefit from reduced rates and many free benefits. Relax by one of the four swimming pools and let the kids have fun at the on-site water park. Ladies looking for privacy can enjoy their own private pool and gym on the hotel’s 43rd floor.
Free daily breakfast and discounts can be had at Wild Water Waterpark, with 60% off for in-house guests and 40% savings pending at Dubai Parks and Resorts. An additional 25% discount on food and beverages throughout the hotel, coupled with late check-out until 6 p.m., makes this a great choice for an affordable family getaway.
Three nights from Dh1,000 for UAE and GCC residents including taxes; www.accor.com
7. Relaxing by the beach at Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain
Switch things up this summer with a visit to Umm Al Quwain, the second smallest emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Check into Vida Beach Resort for a beachside getaway that offers a bohemian vibe, a family-friendly vibe, and even welcomes four-legged guests. Even better, there’s 25% off room rates for stays between now and the end of September, plus early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.
Get ready to explore all that the hotel has to offer, which includes an infinity pool and spa, children’s pool, playground and kids’ club. Plenty of water sports are on offer, such as paddleboarding and wakeboarding, as well as a good selection of places to eat, including the Origins ‘social restaurant’ and the SoCal rooftop lounge.
Summer stays from Dh262, excluding taxes; www.vidahotels.com
8. Brunch and Stay at Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island
The first Radisson resort in the Middle East opened in December in Ras Al Khaimah, and this summer you can experience it all for less. Indeed, the hotel’s Weekend Brunch & Stay offer is running, offering guests 30% off a one-night stay as well as early check-in from noon and late check-out until at 4 p.m. the next day.
Once checked in, get ready to enjoy three swimming pools, including a rooftop and a private shoreline beach. Stays also include Saturday brunch at the Seafood Shack and free breakfast at the hotel’s all-day restaurant the following morning.
Weekend offer from 703 Dh, excluding taxes. www.radissonhotels.com
Lily Nationals Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island review here.
9. Unwind with a spa at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
If the summer heat has you all hot and bothered, take it down a notch with a serene stay at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Settle into a Deluxe Room for Two with views of the Corniche and downtown Abu Dhabi and get ready to enjoy a spa treatment for two at the Conrad Spa. Choose from 60-minute treatments such as a herbal-scented rasul mud chamber, full body massage, or hot steam room, and if you fancy more relaxation afterwards, you’ll receive a discount from 20% on all other treatments.
Breakfast for two at Rosewater Restaurant is also included, in addition to the 20% discount on food and beverages resortwide. Guests will also have access to one of Abu Dhabi’s theme parks as part of the stay – so head to Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros World or Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
From 1,100 Dh, excluding taxes; www.hilton.com
Lily Nationals Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers review here.
10. Family Fun at Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
The sprawling DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah is perfect for a family getaway in the northern emirate. With 650 meters of private coastline and eight pools, there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained too, including a bouncy castle, children’s pool, outdoor play area and Pirate Boat water zone with slides, buckets and sprinklers . Adults can also enjoy the Tarzan Boat, which features a waterslide, rope swing in the sea, and high diving boards.
This summer, book three nights or more to get 25% off room rates, with kids under 12 staying and eating free. Breakfast is included, as is 20% off spa treatments and 10% off water sports.
You can also take advantage of Ras Al Khaimah’s emirate-wide summer promotion which includes two free tickets to the Jais Sledder, the latest experience to open on the highest mountain in the UAE. There’s free bus transport to Jebel Jais from key locations in town and a 30% discount on other activities on the mountain, including the world’s longest zipline and dinner at Puro, the highest United Arab Emirates restaurant.
From 480 Dh per night excluding tax, available for reservations before September 15; www.hilton.com
Updated: July 26, 2022, 03:52