Four Emirates, ten fantastic staycation offers.
Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites:
Situated in one of Dubai’s most sought-after areas with magnificent views of the city skyline, Dubai’s newest holiday destination launches a year-long package for couples and families that offers a flexible schedule. Enjoy the comfort of a spacious bedroom apartment with a fully-equipped kitchen, interactive living spaces, and a private terrace. Guests can take advantage of the family package with four complimentary tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts and credit of AED 200 to spend across restaurants and amenities at the hotel. The room package also includes breakfast at Seven Seeds. Rates from AED 600++ per night.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa:
Thrilling desert adventure and gastronomical delights come together at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort’s Foodcation. This two-night stay begins with a check-in at the resort followed by a one-of-a-kind dining experience at Al Hadheerah, where dinner is served across eight live cooking stations. Day two starts with a breakfast spread at Al Forsan with views of the tranquil desert dunes, before continuing your day of culinary indulgence with lunch by the infinity pool. Available from 25 March to 17 April. Rates from AED 2,500 for two people.
Fairmont The Palm:
The luxurious and immersive Arabian themed resort is offering a special staycation offer for UAE residents. Guests can book a stay and receive a daily food and beverage credit of AED 699, fully redeemable across all of the hotel’s eleven dining outlets and bars, as well as in-room dining. Boasting incredible views of the Arabian Gulf, eight temperature-controlled swimming pools and 1.6km of pristine beach where you can unwind with family and friends. Guests can choose to sample culinary creations from eleven diverse restaurants and bars that cater to a wide range of palates. Available until 24 September. Rates from AED 699 per night.
GO: Call (0)4 457 3388 for reservations and more information.
Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City:
Joe’s Backyard, the popular barbecue dining spot at Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City, allows guests to book a hotel room and redeem the equivalent value on food and beverages. For AED 300, guests will receive one night’s accommodation at Holiday Inn and can consume the same amount in food and drinks at Joe’s Backyard. The casual and unpretentious venue is famous for its flame-grilled dishes, with the region’s largest braai. Available until 30 April. Rates from AED 300.
Inviting food enthusiasts for an exclusive culinary staycation, Raffles Dubai offers a complete “Foodcation” to celebrate this year’s Dubai Food Festival. In a distinctive pyramid shape, merging Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic, Raffles Dubai offers a staycation focusing on gastronomy. Check-in and enjoy an Italian cooking class at Solo Restaurant and learn to prepare three specialities. Indulge in an Arabic set menu dinner for two at Raffles Garden to end the night in style. Wake up the next day to a lavish breakfast in some of the city’s largest guestrooms, complete with a private balcony. Spend the morning relaxing in Raffles’ outdoor swimming pool’s cool waters and enjoy a delicious Poke Bowl or Bento Box for lunch. Available from 25 March to 17 April. Rates from AED 1,760 per night.
The Meydan Hotel:
In celebration of the Dubai Food Festival, The Meydan Hotel has two days of culinary adventures planned. The Foodcation begins at check-in with a delicious cheese platter, followed by a three-course set menu dinner at Farriers. Kick-off day two with the hotel’s balcony breakfast, followed by lunch at Millennium Lounge’s winter garden, where you can decide between an afternoon tea experience or the Signature Slider Combo. Wrap up your staycation with a luxurious breakfast spread at Farriers the following morning. The stay also includes a 20% discount on all beverages throughout the stay. Available from 25 March to 17 April. Rates from AED 1,298.
The Westin Mina Seyahi:
For the upcoming UAE school holiday, The Westin Mina Seyahi has announced an early bird offer for families. Book a special five-night stay with rates starting from AED 1199 per night, including breakfast, half board dining and non-motorised water sports. There is plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including Jungle Bay Waterpark and the Kids Club. Available until April 15 2021. Rates from AED 1199++.
GO: Call (0)4 511 7771 for reservations and more information.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi:
Enjoy a spring staycation full of fun and relaxation in an urban resort with a secluded private beach, marina views, destination dining and a selection of swimming pools for visitors of all ages. The offer includes a buffet breakfast, dinner at one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, and free access to The Bayshore Beach Club. Rates from AED 599.
GO: Call 800 423 463 for reservations and more information.
The Northern Emirates
Rixos Bab Al Bahr:
Located on Al Marjan Island’s pristine shores, Rixos Bab Al Bahr features fourteen restaurants and bars, eight swimming pools, and a children’s aqua park. The resort offers numerous entertainment and recreational activities, including water aerobics, paddling boards, indoor billiards and darts. During their stay, guests will embark on a whirlwind gastronomy tour around the world. Whether they’re in the mood to snack by the poolside, beachside or something a bit more elegant, the resort has endless options to choose from, alongside over 100 varieties of unlimited beverages. Rixos Bab Al Bahr invites guests to escape the city and relax at this all-inclusive beachfront resort. Rates on request.
Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain:
For the ultimate spring break staycation, Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain promises sea, sun, sand and a warm welcome for the whole family. All 135 rooms at the first Vida property in Umm Al Quwain boast waterfront views, plus plenty of family-friendly facilities, including a kid’s club with an outdoor playground, a kid’s pool and a dedicated kids-only splash area. Four-legged friends are treated like VIPs with special pet beds, toys and bowls in dedicated rooms, and the alfresco restaurants are pet friendly too. Available from 28 March. Rates from AED 725 per night.
GO: Call (0)6 706 5000 for reservations and more information.