If you’re not heading off for the summer but are keen on getting that holiday feeling, there are plenty of good staycation offers around. Here are four worth considering.
Four UAE summer 2018 staycation deals
Take advantage of a bed and breakfast getaway at Raffles Dubai and get 20 per cent off the best available room rate this summer. The pyramid-shaped hotel is one of the most recognisable in the emirate and it boasts seven restaurants and lounges, a pool, gym and spa. Rooms have private balconies and offer views of the Dubai skyline. Rates start from Dh695 per night. If you’re keen on inviting some friends to join you to spend the day by the pool, the hotel offers day access for Dh165 per person. Go to www.raffles.com/dubai
The St Regis Abu Dhabi
Book a weekend staycation at The St Regis Abu Dhabi and you’ll enjoy a night in a superior sea view room, Friday brunch for two at Terrace on the Corniche and either dinner on Thursday night or breakfast on Saturday. You’ll also get a 20 per cent discount on purchases in the hotel lounge areas. Rates start from Dh1,100 for two people. See www.stregisabudhabi.com
Aloft Me’aisam, Dubai
Pay from just Dh222 a night at this Aloft property and with each booking you’ll also get a 50 per cent discount on food and beverage offerings during your stay. This Aloft property, which is 36 kilometres from DXB and 18 kilometres from the Mall of the Emirates, is one of the group’s newest in Dubai. When not out and about, you can kick back by the splash outdoor pool or check out the shops nearby. Go to www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Stay at this renowned property in the northern emirates before August 15 and you’ll get a room from Dh555 per night as part of the resort’s fifth birthday celebrations. The hotel is inviting UAE residents to join the party, too. Families will love the variety of activities the team has put together especially for the children, including arts and crafts, cooking masterclasses and interactive educational workshops. For the adults, the beach, two pools, spa and 10 restaurants and lounges are sure to beckon. Go to www.waldorfastoria3.hilton.com for more details.