Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Summer in Abu Dhabi: hotels, shopping malls and attractions launch seasonal offers and discounts

The capital has plenty of offers to keep you busy during the hot summer months

Take a dhow tour around Yas Marina this summer for half the cost. Stephen Lock / The National 
Take a dhow tour around Yas Marina this summer for half the cost. Stephen Lock / The National 

Abu Dhabi might be quietening down as we enter the scorching summer months, but for those who are not escaping the heat, there is plenty to keep you busy.

Launching this week is the Summer in Abu Dhabi campaign, which sees some of the capitals biggest shopping malls, leisure attractions, and hotels offer discounts and deals over the coming months.

So if you are planning to stay in Abu Dhabi this summer, here are five of the best deals to take advantage of:

Kids go free at Yas Island

Courtesy Yas Island 
Courtesy Yas Island

Throughout July, August and September, kids can make the most of Yas Island for free. When booking a hotel stay for one night or more, one child under the age of 12, accompanied by one paying adult, can stay and play for free at Yas Island’s award-winning theme parks, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World.

Offer valid until September 30, various prices, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasisland.ae

Stay at the world’s most Instagrammable hotel for less

Anantara Qasr Al Sarab has some affordable summer staycation rates for those looking for a desert escape. Anantara 
Anantara Qasr Al Sarab has some affordable summer staycation rates for those looking for a desert escape. Anantara

Up your social media game at Abu Dhabi’s Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara this summer for less. The hotel, which was recently named as the most Instagrammable in the world, is offering 30 per cent savings on accommodation throughout July and August. Rates start from Dh999 per night, and includes a daily breakfast buffet for two people.

Offer valid until August 30, starting from Dh999, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Qasr Al Sarab Road, Abu Dhabi, www.anantara.com/en/qasr-al-sarab-abu-dhabi

Eat and relax at Anantara Eastern Mangroves for half the price

Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Anantara
Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Anantara

Anyone booking to stay at Anantara Eastern Mangroves before the end of September can enjoy 50 per cent off food, drinks and spa treatments during their visit, as well as a complimentary upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability).

Offer valid until September 30, prices from Dh399, Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Sheikh Zayed Street, www.anantara.com/en/eastern-mangroves-abu-dhabi

Spend and win at Abu Dhabi’s malls

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- August 10, 2010 -- The exterior of Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. Lee Hoagland / The National
Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. Lee Hoagland / The National

Spend Dh200 at any shop across selected malls in Abu Dhabi and be in with the chance to win Dh50,000 each week. At the end of the summer season, one lucky shopper will be in with the chance to win Dh1million at the end of the season. Participating malls include Bawadi Mall, Al Raha Mall, Al Wahda Mall, Khalidiyah Mall, Madinat Zayed, Mushrif Mall and Mazyad Mall.

Ongoing, various locations, www.retailabudhabi.ae/rad-summer

Take to the waters in traditional UAE style

Take a dhow tour around Yas Marina this summer for half the cost. Stephen Lock / The National 
Captain Tony's is offering discounts on cruises around Yas Island. Stephen Lock / The National

If you have been wanting to get out on the waters in a traditional dhow, now is the time to do it, as Captain Tony’s is offering huge discounts on cruises around Yas Island. A one hour tour which starts and finishes at Yas Marina is currently on offer for Dh500, usually costing Dh800. The private charter dhow can carry up to 25 passengers, with guests welcome to bring their own food and drink on board, or order from any Yas Marina restaurants.

Offer valid until August 31, prices from Dh500, Yas Marina, www.captaintonys.ae

Updated: August 1, 2019 02:50 PM

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