Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Last-minute Eid Al Adha 2018 UAE staycations

The holiday falls on August 21, giving you at least a three-day break if not a week. If you’re not jetting off, it’s staycation time. We round up 14 deals across the Emirates to book now

Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Anantara
Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Anantara

If you are not planning a journey out of the region, there are plenty of hotels and resorts close to home offering some great deals:

Abu Dhabi

Anantara Eastern Mangroves

(See main picture) Book a two-night stay at as part of the “Short Breaks Special” and you’ll pay Dh900 a night. The rate includes a free upgrade, breakfast, a 25 per cent discount on dining and 25 per cent off spa treatments. If you’re all about relaxation, there is a “spa essence” package that is just Dh60 per night.



Al Raha Beach Hotel

The Abu Dhabi hotel is offering stays from Dh525 per night this Eid Al Adha. The package includes a night in a deluxe room that can sleep two adults and two children, breakfast, full use of the hotel facilities, and 20 per cent off dining during your stay, along with 30 per cent off spa treatments. The offer is available from August 21 to 24. www.alraha.danathotels.com


Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi

If you book a suite for two adults and as many as three kids under the age of 18, you’ll get a free room for the night, breakfast for all and 25 per cent off treatments at Chi, The Spa. There are some special amenities tailored especially to the kids too. The hotel’s Eid rates start from Dh935 per night and are valid until August 31.



Emirates Palace

This family staycation offer that will give you 40 per cent off the second room when a room is booked and paid for. The connecting room deal includes breakfast, an extra bed per room for free, a free camel ride and use of non-motorised water sports equipment. Rates start from Dh1,750 per night and the maximum ­occupancy per room is two adults and four children. Valid until September 30.



Sir Bani Yas Island’s Al Yamm Villa Resort by Anantara

A Wild Adventure Special for Dh1,900 per night that includes a stay in a private villa, breakfast daily, two island activities and return boat transfers. The eco-friendly resort is reminiscent of an old fishing village and has 30 villas with ocean or mangrove views. www.anantara.com


Palazzo Versace Dubai

Fancy a palatial break in the vicinity of Dubai Creek? This holiday, when you book a room or suite at Palazzo Versace Dubai, you’ll pay Dh1,250 per night and get breakfast ­included, as well as discounts of 20 per cent on food and beverages, plus treatments at the five-star hotel’s exquisite spa.



Rixos Premium Dubai

Book any room between August 20 and August 31 and you’ll be upgraded to half-board and the next room category (restrictions apply). You’ll also get a Dh100 voucher for the spa and free shuttle transfers to The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.



Al Bandar Rotana

The new hotel on the banks of the Dubai Creek has 25 per cent off room rates this Eid. There is also a festive brunch you can join in with on the first day of Eid, which will cost from Dh225 per person. Rates, with the discount, start from Dh289. The discounted rates are available for booking until September 2.



InterContinental Dubai Marina

Pay Dh500 per night for a deluxe room or Dh750 per suite, per night, including breakfast. If you book for three consecutive nights or more, you’ll also get credit worth Dh150 to be used in the hotel restaurant. In addition, guests will be given a 20 per cent discount on food and beverage offerings (kids eat free), spa treatments and laundry services. Valid for stays from August 22 to August 31.



Royal Central Hotel The Palm

The new Royal Central Hotel The Palm has weekend and weekday staycation offers this Eid. You can stay in a superior room with breakfast included from Saturday to Wednesday from Dh719 for two nights for two adults and one child, meanwhile the ­weekend rate (check-in ­Thursday or Friday) costs Dh919 for two nights.




Sharjah Grand Hotel

There is a 20 per cent discount on room rates, as well as a free upgrade to a classic sea view room and late check-out for stays between now and August 31. Within close proximity to Al Mamzar Beach Park, Al Qasba and Sharjah Aquarium, rates at this 217-room beachside hotel start from Dh275 per night. www.barcelo.com



Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah

This offer that lets you enjoy a minimum of two nights in a premier room with private terrace and breakfast for two for Dh1,860 per night. You’ll enjoy views of the beach or pool, and the property is a 25-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.




Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah

If you stay for two nights you’ll get 10 per cent off the best available room rate. Stay three, and the discount jumps to 15 per cent. You’ll get a bed and breakfast from Dh464 per night, or for an extra Dh361, you can enjoy the Mussandam package, which includes a one-day dhow trip. www.radissonblu.com


Ras Al Khaimah

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Book the “Family Adventure” package and enjoy a night’s accommodation, breakfast for two adults and two children (under 12 years), two Al Wadi Experiences and a falcon show. Rates start from Dh3,847 per night. www.ritzcarlton.com


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Updated: August 15, 2018 02:48 PM