Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf
Enjoy the perks of being a UAE resident at the five-star Jumeirah property with its UAE Residents Stay Offer. You’ll check into spacious rooms with stunning views at a discounted rate – the hotel is offering 10 per cent off on available rates. Spend the weekend strolling through the resort’s lush gardens and private beach. The stay also includes access to Sinbad’s Kids Club, state-of-the-art facilities at Talise Fitness and unlimited use of spa facilities at the award-winning Talise Spa. Oh, did we mention you also get to visit Wild Wadi Waterpark as many times as you please during your stay? Offer valid until December 20; from Dh1,984 per room per night. Call 04 366 8888, email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take off to Ajman’s gorgeous beaches for the National Day weekend. The Ajman Hotel has a staycation offer that includes accommodation, breakfast and a complimentary lunch or dinner. You’ll wake up to sea views, breakfast at the Café Naseem and choose from a lunch or dinner at either the North Indian restaurant Bukhara or an Italian spread at Sabella’s. Guests also get access to the hotel’s private beach, pool and fitness centre. Package starts from Dh525 per room per night; call 06 714 5555 or email email@example.com.
The luxury hotel connected to the Wafi Mall has created a bespoke long-weekend package that includes a stay in a luxurious room, a lavish breakfast at Azur restaurant or the Friday Market Brunch at Raffles Garden. For some well-deserved R&R, the package also throws in a Dh100 Raffles Spa credit. There’s more if you book a suite – late checkout and additional Raffles Club Lounge benefits. Rooms from Dh1,482, valid for stays until December 2. Call 04 324 8888, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryp by Wyndham
The trendy Barsha Heights property is offering guests a chic getaway within the city during the long National Day weekend. You get a 20 per cent discount on available rates, followed by two complimentary beverages per stay as well as breakfast, which starts from Dh48 per person. The package also includes free WiFi and shuttle services to nearby beaches, malls and other attractions. Room rates start from Dh290; offer is valid until December 2. Call 04 247 6666.
W Dubai, The Palm
What can you do with just 48 hours? A lot according to the W Dubai – the hotel has crafted a two-night staycation package for the National Day holidays that combines sun, sand, sea and all the pampering you could want. The package includes paddleboard sessions with a friend, dinner at Akira Back restaurant, and a relaxing 60-minute massage at the Away Spa. And all this comes with daily breakfast and access to in-house events, such as the Wet Deck’s Friday Palm Sugar Brunch and Sunday’s Not Another Ladies Day. Package starts from Dh903 per person for one single night, with a booking of minimum of 2 nights; call 04 245 5555 or visit wdubaithepalm.com.
One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai
The glamorous resort’s Dine and Style package starts with a night of blissful sleep in some stunning rooms that you’ll get 20 per cent discounts on. Then come the dining privileges – tuck into complimentary daily breakfasts, and in the evenings dinners for two at selected restaurants on a table d’hote basis. Prices from Dh2,335 per night; call 04 399 9999 or email email@example.com.
What’s floating our boats this National Day is the QE2’s National Day Family Stay Package. The iconic ship-turned-hotel will see you cruise through the weekend with a stay in a Deluxe Room, accompanied by breakfast and dinner. You’ll also get to enjoy activities that aren’t typically what you sign up for on a staycation – explore the ship through special heritage tours (additional Dh48 per person), visit the free Arte Makers’ Market on the upper decks from 10am-2pm tomorrow, November 30, featuring a range of UAE National Day-inspired arts and crafts, or simply soak in the sunset views with your family during an indulgent afternoon tea. Dh848 per room per night for two adults and two kids including accommodation and breakfast; offer valid until December 2, call 04 526 8811 or visit qe2.com/offers.
Waldorf Astoria DIFC
The mid-century hotel in the heart of DIFC has its finger on the pulse of city slickers. The Luxury City Break package will get you a complimentary upgrade to the next room category, an early check-in and late check-out so you can squeeze in all the hotel has to offer during your stay. There’s a daily breakfast at the Dubai outpost of Bull & Bear restaurant – inspired by the original once located at Waldorf Astoria New York – as well as in-room welcome amenities and credit worth Dh200 per stay that guests can spend anywhere in the hotel, from F&B outlets to the swanky spa. A minimum of two nights is required when booking the package, which starts from Dh1,100 per room per night. Call 04 515 9999 or email DXBWA.Hotel@waldorfastoria.com.
The Oberoi Dubai
The hotel that has just turned six is offering a special sixth anniversary staycation package that will have you dreaming of a splendid staycation weeks after it’s all done – book a stay for two nights and you get a guaranteed free upgrade, buffet breakfast at the all-day dining restaurant Nine7One, and a complimentary set menu dinner every evening at any one of the four fine dining restaurants at the restaurant. You’ll also get your dose of pampering with 20 per cent off on spa treatments, and complimentary transfers to The Dubai Mall. If you book a Premier Room or a Suite you get some extra treats such as a ticket per guest to the La Perle by Dragone show, and complimentary airport transfers. Offer is valid until December 28; deluxe rooms start from Dh999. Call 04 444 1444 or email reservations.TODB@oberoihotels.com.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
A palatial getaway awaits holidaymakers at the stunning Abu Dhabi resort. Their UAE National Day at the Palace package includes discounted room rates, daily buffet breakfast at Le Vendome Brasserie and one Emirati Night dining experience for two at the award-winning local eatery Mezlai, so you can celebrate the true spirit of the union. Offer is valid on stays between December 1-4. Coral rooms start from Dh1,767 per room per night; visit kempinski.com.