Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi

Set to reopen next month, the sprawling resort is ready to welcome vacationers with the Royal Desert Hideaway package and we’ll be queueing up (in socially distanced lines, of course) for all the seclusion and privacy it offers.

The package lets you wake up in standalone One-Bedroom Pool Villas nestled away in the Empty Quarter – the world’s largest sand desert – indulge in a daily in-villa breakfast, plus one activity per guest during the stay and two 15-minute relaxing neck and shoulder massages at the Anantara Spa.

You and your guest will also have access to a personal villa host. Dh3,999 per villa per night. To book, email Stays valid from August 15.

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

Sun, sand and spa treats? Yes, you read that right. Surf right into this gorgeous beachside resort for a Spa and Beauty Staycation that revives you from all the WFH stress and gives you an irresistible summer glow. The deal bags you a deluxe room with balcony views, a healthy breakfast for two plus a spa and salon voucher worth Dh575 – that’s more than the starting price of your staycation, which is from Dh499. Use it to splurge on selected spa therapies and salon services at the Rayya Wellness Centre and Salon, then laze around at the resort’s beach and hit up its infinity pool. Package starts from Dh499 for two people. Valid until July 31. Call 04 524 7777 or visit

Raffles Dubai

Your wanderlust to jet off to Egypt’s pyramids will have to be put on the backburner but Raffles Dubai  has a staycation that makes up for it. Modelled after an Egyptian aesthetic, the pyramid-shaped hotel ranks high on luxurious service that pharaohs of old would approve of. Their Raffles Staycation bundles together accommodation in guestrooms or suites with a private balcony, breakfast for two, and a dining credit of Dh200 you can use to sup at one of the hotel’s many glamorous restaurants. Or, kickback in your luxe room and spend the dining credit on in-room dining to pamper yourself. You’ll be staycationing in optimum safety – Raffles Dubai is ALLSafe and DubaiAssured certified, which guarantees hygiene and safety measures. From Dh700, call 04 324 8888 or email to book.

Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Get a fresh perspective with this staycay deal that takes you right to the top. Well, rooftop. Lounge in what’s JLT’s highest rooftop pool and enjoy sumptuous made-to-order breakfasts that you can order through digital menus. The deal’s tech-savviness and flexibility cinches it a soft spot with the young and restless who want to live that maximum life of R&R without being yoked to minimum-stay riders – enjoy it as a half-board or a full-board offer to suit your needs. There’s more to love – guests will be showered with contactless early check-in and late check-out, 20 per cent reduction on F&B and laundry prices and access to a state-of-the-art gym. Starting at Dh125 and Dh249 for two people, respectively for half-board and full-board offers. Valid until August 31. Call 04 5741 111 or email

Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

In Ras Al Khaimah, the hills are calling. And so is the sea. Hark to their call and book the Waldorf Astoria RAK’s Dream Away room offer. Stay at slashed rates with the resort’s 20 per cent discounts, plus the early check-ins and late check-outs for more bang for your buck. And the perks continue for those with kids: tots below six years eat free from the kids’ menu and those aged between six and 12 years receive a 50 per cent discount. As a sprinkling of adventure for those who stay two or more nights, get two tickets to an action-packed destination of your choice – pick from Jebel Jais Flight, Jais Sky Tour, Jais Sky Maze or hike out to the Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm. From Dh716. Call 07 203 5555 or email at to book.

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