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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 October 2018

14 fantastic summer staycation deals in hotels across the UAE 

We’ve put together a list of staycation offers worth considering between now and the end of September

Guests who book their stay 15 days in advance will be allowed an earlier than usual 9am check in and a later check out of 6pm Premier Inn
Guests who book their stay 15 days in advance will be allowed an earlier than usual 9am check in and a later check out of 6pm Premier Inn

The time has come when many of us will be heading out of the UAE for extended periods, but there will still be others who remain. If you fall into the latter category, we’ve put together a list of staycation offers worth considering between now and the end of September.

Abu Dhabi

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi (and Dubai) is offering stays from Dh143 excluding taxes at their seven properties across the region, and kids under the age of 16 stay and get breakfast for free. In addition, those guests who book their stay 15 days in advance will be allowed an earlier than usual 9am check-in and a later check-out of 6pm (subject to availability). The offer is ongoing. For more go to www.global.premierinn.com

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The Saadiyat Rotana. Rotana
The Saadiyat Rotana. Rotana

Book a stay at any of the capital’s Rotana properties between now and September 2 and you’ll get a 25 per cent discount on room rates. The offer applies to bookings at the new Saadiyat Rotana, as well as the Pearl Rotana, Beach Rotana and any of their counterparts (this offer is also available in Dubai and across the region). As an aside, if you spend Dh699 across the region’s 57 restaurants, you could find yourself with a night’s stay, for free. For more go to www.rotana.com

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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 

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara has a UAE resident offer that will see guests pay from just Dh1,300 for overnight stays with breakfast included and 20 per cent off spa and dining options. Book through www.anantara.com and you’ll be rewarded with spa credit of between Dh200 and Dh400 depending on the level of accommodation booked. The offer is valid until December 22.

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The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal in Abu Dhabi. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal in Abu Dhabi. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal has a few summer offers well worth considering. The bed and breakfast staycation deal includes an overnight stay, daily buffet breakfast and free valet parking from Dh1,200 per room per night, while the reconnect package starts from Dh828 per room and includes the above, as well as Dh183 in resort credit every day for those staying in a Club Deluxe, Executive Suite, Garden House or Garden Suite (Dh91 for deluxe stays). The offer is available to book until December 31. For more go to www.ritzcarlton.com

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The pool area at the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi hotel. Victor Besa / The National 
The pool area at the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi hotel. Victor Besa / The National 

The newest kid on the capital hotel block, the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, is in an ideal location just minutes from the Corniche and within walking distance of Emirates Palace and the new Founder’s Memorial. This summer, the team is offering 20 per cent off the daily Hyatt rate until September 14. Bookings can be made at abudhabi.grand.hyatt.com

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Dubai

Rates start from Dh198 per night at any one of the five Rove Hotels in Dubai this summer. Rove Hotels
Rates start from Dh198 per night at any one of the five Rove Hotels in Dubai this summer. Rove Hotels

Stay at one of Dubai’s five Rove Hotels and you could pay just Dh198 per night. For an additional Dh143 guests can choose two activities from a list that includes a show at Dubai Opera, a trip to At The Top at the Burj Khalifa or a visit to the recently opened VR Park at The Dubai Mall. The offer is available until September 30. For more go to www.rovehotels.com

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A deluxe room on board the QE2. QE2
A deluxe room on board the QE2. QE2

Cruise into summer and dock yourself at Port Rashid on the QE2 between now and September 30 and you’ll get 15 per cent off the best flexible rate. You’ll also get a free buffet breakfast for two, a room upgrade and 25 per cent off food and drinks. Book at www.qe2.com/offers

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One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai. One&Only
One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai. One&Only

One&Only Royal Mirage has “a legendary staycation” package worth considering this season. Until September 1, rates start from Dh895 per night for GCC residents and include a 6pm check-out, 25 per cent off spa and Oriental hammam treatments, a free candlelit yoga session and a free Aquaventure pass per person, per stay. For more go to www.oneandonlyresorts.com

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Kempinski Mall of the Emirates in Dubai offers a rate of Dh1,199 for a double room for two people to stay on August 15. Courtesy Kempinski
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates in Dubai offers a rate of Dh1,199 for a double room for two people to stay on August 15. Courtesy Kempinski

Send the kids to Ski Dubai while you enjoy an afternoon by the pool at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. If you book a stay here during the summer you’ll not only get 20 per cent off the best available room rate, but you’ll also get to enjoy a free breakfast daily, 20 per cent off food and drinks across the property, late check-out and free access to the snow park at Ski Dubai and Magic Planet. The offer is valid until December 20. For more go to www.kempinski.com/dubai

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Sofitel, The Palm. Sofitel
Sofitel, The Palm. Sofitel

If you show your Emirates ID at Sofitel The Palm Dubai during the next three months you’ll be given a 20 per cent discount on the best available room rate. The deal includes free breakfast and 40 per cent off at dining outlets. To book email H6541-RE@sofitel.com

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Fujairah

FUJAIRAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JUNE 2: A overview of the pool area at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah on June 2, 2010. (Randi Sokoloff / The National) For Business story by Armina/Rebecca and/or stock
FUJAIRAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JUNE 2: A overview of the pool area at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah on June 2, 2010. (Randi Sokoloff / The National) For Business story by Armina/Rebecca and/or stock

Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort has an “all-inclusive summer ” offer until September 30, with unlimited food, drinks and activities, for a starting rate of Dh475. Enjoy additional discounts on diving and the spa during your stay. The beachside property has 218 rooms and is 46 kilometres from the centre of Fujairah. For more go to www.starwoodhotels.com

Ras Al Khaimah

A room at the Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach in Ras Al Khaimah. Ritz-Carlton
A room at the Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach in Ras Al Khaimah. Ritz-Carlton

Rock RAK this summer and enjoy the brand-new Ritz-Carlton property, which has just opened at Al Hamra Beach. If you’re looking to splurge on a stay not too far away, then the property’s bed and breakfast deal, which is an ongoing offer, could be for you. For a rate starting at Dh3,848 per night, you’ll stay in a luxury tented beach pool villa, and get a free buffet breakfast for two. For more go to www.ritzcarlton.com

Ajman

The Oberoi Al Zorah. Oberoi Al Zorah
The Oberoi Al Zorah. Oberoi Al Zorah

Escape the hustle and bustle and head to The Oberoi Beach Resort at Al Zorah until September 30 and you’ll pay from Dh1,265 per night including taxes, and get a three-course dinner at Vinesse or Aquario. The deal is available to book until September 30. For more go to www.oberoihotels.com

Sharjah

One of the tented rooms at Kingfisher Lodge. Sharjah Collection By Mantis
One of the tented rooms at Kingfisher Lodge. Sharjah Collection By Mantis

Try something different in Sharjah this summer and stay at Kingfisher Lodge, the new tented resort in Kalba – on the Gulf of Oman coast. An overnight stay will cost you from Dh1,300 per night, including taxes, and the deal is ongoing. The property is part of the Sharjah Collection and boasts 25 luxurious tented accommodation options, each with its own private pool. For more go to www.sharjahcollection.ae

Oman

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman. Antony Hansen
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman. Antony Hansen

If you don’t mind a bit of a road trip across the border, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort should be on your radar, after all, it’s 15°C to 20°C cooler during the summer. Rates start from Dh1,049 and include breakfast, dinner and 10 per cent off spa treatments and food and drinks across the mountain property. The offer is available until December 31. For more information or to make a reservation go to www.jabal-akhdar.anantara.com

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