A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The past few weeks have seen the UAE gradually ‘open up’ (whilst still employing strict health and safety measures to protect against Covid-19). And with confirmed cases going down, curfews easing up and hotels (and their chilled swimming pools) back in business, now might be the perfect time to book that long-awaited staycation…

With this in mind, your good friends at The Huntr have rounded up some of the best staycation deals in the UAE. So whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, some fun for the whole family, or a relaxing trip with a close group of pals, this guide has the best options for all tastes and budgets.

Insider tips: Many of these offers are only available to those holding valid Emirates IDs. It’s sometimes worth calling a hotel direct to see if there is any special offer not advertised (you can also negotiate extra perks or deals occasionally). Please contact the hotels directly to check the information contained herein before making a booking as the situation is changing on a daily basis (including policies concerning children, pools, kid’s clubs etc).

Note: We will keep this guide updated with any new info and things we find so be sure to bookmark it and check back


DUBAI

A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Anantara The Palm

Anantara The Palm has a variety of deals and discounts on offer this summer, from the ‘Anantara Villa Special’, inclusive of a stay at an overwater villa or a beach pool villa, daily buffet breakfast and up to 30% savings on accommodation. Plus the ‘UAE Residents Staycation Special’, which includes up to 25% off of accommodation, a la carte breakfast, 25% savings at all hotel restaurants and 25% savings on selected activities. Alongside special last-minute ‘Pay Now, Stay Now’ offers and more.

Rates starting from: 700AED+++

Good for: A taste of Thailand without leaving Dubai. Families and couples alike.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Caesars Palace & Caesars Resort Bluewaters Island

Caesars Palace & Resort Bluewaters Island Dubai has introduced three awesome deals including: ‘Caesars Daycation‘, which can be enjoyed in a Palace Deluxe Room with private beach access and a three-course meal at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant; ‘Stay #LikeACaesar’, which features a 20% discount on both your stay and f&b, along with a complimentary breakfast; plus an exclusive UAE residents offer, with 35% off of your next staycation, complimentary breakfast and dinner for two as well as private beach access; and lastly the ‘Stay & Play for Longer’ deal, which offers private beach access, access to Cove Beach and 25% savings on bookings of 8 nights or more.

Rates starting from: 740AED+++

Good for: A lavish experience with gorgeous ocean views. Families and couples are catered to and there are some great restaurants to enjoy too.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Jumeirah Al Qasr

Jumeirah Al Qasr, one of the city’s classic resorts has debuted two new staycation offers, ‘Ultimate Staycation with Breakfast’ features up to 40% off of the best available rate, with complimentary breakfast and private beach access and the ‘Ultimate Staycation with Half Board’ features up to 30% off of the best available rate, complimentary breakfast and private beach access.

Rates starting from: 780AED+++

Good for: Families and couples looking for a relaxing and luxurious getaway.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

The elegant Mandarin Oriental Jumeira hotel is offering a unique ‘Staycation by M.O.’ package for guests this summer. Starting from 1200AED, the deal includes a daily breakfast for two at The Bay restaurant, early check-in by 11am, late check-out until 4pm, a welcome drink upon arrival and daily credits for f&b (185AED when booking a room and 365AED when booking a suite). Fans of M.O (the hotel group’s loyalty scheme) will also receive extra benefits.

Rates starting from: 1200AED+++

Good for: Couples, families, or friends with a taste for the finer things in life. Some of Dubai’s best restaurants are also on-site, including Netsu and Tasca.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Jumeirah Al Naseem

This slick beachside resort has introduced the ‘Ultimate Staycation’ package, which gives you up to 40% off of accommodation, daily breakfast and a half-board offer with breakfast plus lunch or dinner, extended check-in/check-out timings, 15% savings on beverages, complimentary water sports and private beach access. There are also offers for Emirates Skywards members, suite bookings, a daycation package and more.

Rates starting from: 930AED+++

Good for: Some of the best beachfront in the emirate with views of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Families and couples alike. There are also several great restaurants on-site including Black Tap and Flamingo Room.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Another Jumeirah gem, the Mina A’Salam offers the ‘Suite Sensation’ promotion, which gets you 20% off of your stay when booking a suite or club room for four nights or more, daily breakfast, daily afternoon tea and sundowners plus club lounge access. The ‘Ultimate Staycation’ package with up to 40% off of accommodation, complimentary breakfast, extended check-in/check-out timings, 15% savings on beverages, complimentary water sports and private beach access (plus the ‘Jumeirah Flavours’ half board option). Alongside a special deal for Emirates Skywards members.

Rates starting from: 720AED+++

Good for: Some of the best beachfront in the emirate with views of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Families and couples alike.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

JW Marriott Marquis

The JW Marriot Marquis has introduced two new exclusive staycation offers to help get you through the summer heat. With the ‘City Suite-cation’ package, guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a corner suite, with a complimentary in-room breakfast and a three-course meal for two served in the comfort of your suite or in one of the hotel restaurants. Plus the ‘Penthouse’ package, which offers a stay in a panoramic, two-story penthouse and is inclusive of an in-suite breakfast and a private butler-served dinner for two. The hotel also offers other cheaper room options starting from 397AED.

Rates starting from: 397AED+++

Good for: Luxurious penthouses and sensational views of Business Bay. Couples and romantic vibes.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The One & Only Royal Mirage

The One & Only Royal Mirage has premiered an exclusive offer with local staycationers in mind. The ‘UAE Staycation Beach Escape’ package is inclusive of 500AED credit per room per night redeemable for food and beverages. It includes a complimentary early check-in from 12noon, a late check out until 6pm and a daily breakfast.

Rates starting from: 1450AED+++

Good for: Experiencing one of Dubai’s most beautiful hotels. Perfect for a little romance but also great for families.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The One & Only The Palm

The Royal Mirage’s sister hotel, the One & Only The Palm, also boasts an wonderful ‘UAE Staycation Beach Hideaway’ package, which offers 500AED credit per room per night redeemable for food and beverage. Plus complimentary early check-in from 12noon, a late check out until 6pm and a daily breakfast.

Rates starting from: 1850AED+++

Good for: Feeling like you’ve really escaped city life (this hotel is tucked right at the end of The Palm and feels like a million miles away in the best way possible). Perfect for a little romance but also great for families.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Sofitel The Palm

Sofitel The Palm’s ‘Private Beach Villa Staycation’ offers a stay in one of its luxurious villas complete with a private pool and round the clock service from your own personal butler – plus a 30% discount at selected restaurants and in-room dining. There are also other cheaper room options starting from 450AED and all of the deals include a daily breakfast.

Rates starting from: 450AED+++

Good for: A private villa with a pool, jacuzzi, and rooftop sundeck that sleeps up to 6. Great for families or small friendship groups.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is offering two unique staycation deals this summer. Starting with the ‘Curate Your Own Epicurean Journey’ staycation package, which invites guests to experience a variety of desert activities, including falconry and nature walks and extended check-in/check-out timings. Plus the ‘Pack your bags for a family adventure’ deal, which includes a 50% discount on second room bookings. There are bed & breakfast, half board and full board options available also.

Rates starting from: 1960AED+++

Good for: Couples, small families and private pool villas. A desert escape amongst the peaceful sand dunes.

How to book: Online here


ABU DHABI

A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Emirates Palace by Mandarin Oriental

The Emirates Palace by Mandarin Oriental wants to tempt you with its assortment of offers this summer. The ‘Summer At The Palace’ deal comes inclusive of daily breakfast for two and a complimentary stay for children under the age of 12. The ‘Families by M.O.’ package offers a family-friendly stay with complimentary dining for children, 50% off of second room bookings and a tailor-made local age-appropriate activity guide. Lastly, ‘Staycation by M.O’ offers early check-in and a late check out, 250AED f&b credit, breakfast for two and local amenities.

Rates starting from: 990AED+++

Good for: Families and groups of friends. A touch of elegance in the UAE capital.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The Abu Dhabi Edition

The hip Abu Dhabi Edition hotel has put together two special offers for guests visiting the boutique hotel this summer. With the ‘Go Ahead, Stay A While’ promotion, guests staying two nights or more can expect up to 20% off of their total stay. While the ‘Perfect Pair’ package invites guests to bring along a friend and receive 50% off of the second room on all bookings from Thursday to Saturday.

Rates starting from: 563AED+++

Good for: Young couples, single travelers, groups of friends, and fans of design.

How to book: Online here

Read The Huntr’s full Abu Dhabi Edition review and see all of the pictures here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is offering a variety of exciting summer deals this season, including complimentary room upgrades, daily resort resort credits for f&b, late checkouts, complimentary private dining breakfasts and more. There’s also a half board package on offer from 850AED+++.

Rates starting from: 553AED+++

Good for: A family-friendly getaway on the picturesque Saadiyat Island.

How to book: Online here


RAS AL KHAIMAH

A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Waldorf Astoria RAK

The offer: The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has debuted a staycation deal available exclusively for UAE nationals and residents. The ‘Suite Staycation’ promotion offers the chance to book a King Junior Suite with a balcony and sea view for the price of a King Classic Room.

Rates starting from: 636AED+++

Good for: Beautiful beach front and family-friendly fun. Also suitable for young couples, single travellers and small groups of friends.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The Ritz Carlton, Al Wadi Desert

The offer: Enjoy a stay at the serene Ritz Carlton in the Al Wadi Desert with the ‘Home away from Home’ package. The deal gets you a luxe two-night stay in a villa complete with a private, temperature-controlled pool, a daily breakfast buffet and complimentary beach access. For larger groups there are also offers to book one villa and get the second half price with the ‘Connecting Family’ deal.

Rates starting from: 900AED+++

Good for: A secluded, natural setting and villas with private pools. Great for romance, fun and family-friendly.

How to book: Online here


SHARJAH

A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Chedi Al Bait

The offer: This Sharjah gem has recently launched its ‘Summer Escapes’ package, which includes rooms starting from 700AED per night inclusive of a complimentary upgrade to the next available category or an added 200AED in credit to spend at any of the hotel’s dining outlets.

Rates starting from: 700AED+++

Good for: Couples looking for a romantic getaway.

How to book: Call +971 (0)6 502 5555 or email reservations@chedialbaitsharjah.com


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The Kingfisher Retreat

The offers: There are a flurry of exciting new offers for the summer season at the Kingfisher Retreat and its sister hotels. Starting with the ‘Arabian Odyssey’ promotion, which offers a week-long escape split between the Kingfisher retreat, Chedi Al Bait, Al Faya Retreat, and Al Badayer Retreat plus half-board meals, an archaeological tour, off-road drives, a stargazing experience and transportation between all sites.

The ‘Tales of Land & Sea’ deal – a four-night stay split between the Kingfisher Resort and Chedi Al Bait, an archaeological tour, sunset lounge experience, off-road drive, stargazing experience and transportation between all sites.

The ‘Honeymoon’ package, which provides a romantic tent setup, sparkling wine and cake upon arrival, breakfast for two and a romantic dinner in the privacy of your own tent. And lastly, the aptly named ‘Social Distancing’ package, which allows for guests to escape the city and revel in the resort’s natural surrounding, complete with a private pool, 30 minutes of sunset yoga and free board for children below the age of 12.

Rates starting from: 860AED+++

Good for: Luxurious villas with private pools and a variety of unique, multi-property experiences for a full holiday experience.

How to book: Online here


AJMAN

A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Fairmont Ajman

The offer: The Fairmont Ajman has launched three new offers – the ‘Bed & Breakfast’, which offers one night accommodation, a buffet breakfast for two; a ‘UAE & GCC Residents Offer’, which includes a daily buffet breakfast, 20% dining discount at Spectrum and Gioia, and complimentary access to Aqua Bounce and the Kids’ club; and the ‘Stay & Taste Package’, complete with buffet breakfast and dinner and complimentary access to Aqua bounce.

Rates starting from: 449AED+++

Good for: White sand beaches and family-friendly experiences.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah

The offer: This summer, The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah will be offering an exclusive UAE residents promotion, which is inclusive of 15% off of accommodation and breakfast.

Rates starting from: 765AED+++

Good for: Luxury villas with private pools, water sports, and a championship golf course.

How to book: Online here


FUJAIRAH

A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Intercontinental Fujairah Resort

The offer: This serene Fujairah property offers a ‘Limitless Getaway’ package this summer. The all-inclusive experience includes a stay in a luxurious ocean-facing room with breakfast, lunch and dinner served from a select menu at Nama Global Dining with all-day private beach and pool access.

Rates starting from: 695AED+++

Good for: A relaxing staycation with friends or a loved one.

How to book: Online here


A Guide to the Best Staycation Deals On Offer Throughout the UAE this summer

Fairmont Fujairah

The offer: The Fairmont Fujairah has an all-inclusive deal available to UAE residents this summer, which includes a breakfast set menu at Canvas, lunch set menu at Canvas or 100AED credit to use at the resort’s other dining options plus dinner at Canvas or 100AED credit. The package also includes an unlimited service of selected alcoholic beverages and soft drinks during meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). There’s also a package available for half board plus bed and breakfast only.

Rates starting from: 449AED+++

Good for: Families, couples or groups of friends.

How to book: Online here


Compiled by Mila Zafirovic exclusively for The Huntr