Early bird catches the slashed rate staycation with Dusit Hotels & Resorts’ Seven Day Mid-Year Sale. The offer that runs until June 20 gets you a 50 per cent discount when you use the promo code MYPROMO to book Bed & Breakfast packages at Dusit hotels and resorts in Egypt, Kenya, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam. The Bed and Breakfast packages includes accommodation, daily breakfast for two, and complimentary WiFi. Valid only on bookings for stays until November 30; visit dusit.com.
You can escape to the newly-opened Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche with stay packages that start from as little as Dh249 per night including breakfast for two. They also have a half-board option for only Dh325 and for some extra indulgence you can enjoy a half-board stay including a 30-minute massage at the hotel’s state-of-the-art Eminence Spa for two for just Dh475. If you’re a foodie who doesn’t care much for a rub down, skip the massage and convert the half-board stay into a full-board stay for the same price. Call 06 701 4444.
Abu Dhabi’s Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri has a spa-centric day pass that includes lunch as well as beach and pool access for the day. Called the Spacation package, the day-long access gives you the license to chill at the beautiful resort’s private beach, infinity pool, relish a dimsum lunch at Shang Palace and unwind with a 60-minute massage of your choice. From Dh368, valid until August 31. Call 02 509 8903.
Dubai denizens can beat the heat with Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s Summer Daycation package. You nab access to the beach, pool, a spa treatment – a 45-minute Turkish Hammam experience or 45-minute Sultan’s Massage and a complimentary lunch or dinner at beachside restaurant Plaj or signature Turkish restaurant Lalezar all for Dh650 per person. Got kid in tow? You can park them at the resort’s kids’ club so your me-time is truly yours. Valid until August 31, call 04 453 0456.
The Bab Al Shams Resort and Spa will turn into your bolthole of choice with their Do Not Distrub summer promotion. Nestled amidst the dunes and a way off from the city’s hubbub, you can bask in bargains that extend from you rooms to the F&B outlets – enjoy 50 per cent discounts at the resort’s dining outlets and free access to amenities such as the pool, gym and kids club as well as activities such as the 60-minute afternoon falconry and camel ride experience. Rooms start from Dh550 per night; book at babalshams.com. Valid until September 30.
For city slickers, who love to savour creature comforts of Dubai life, such as brunches, The Aloft Palm Jumeriah’s brunch staycation offer is right up your alley. Tuck into a sumptuous Mexican brunch at Luchador’s Mucha Lucha Brunch and then waddle up to one of the hotel’s vibrant, spacious rooms and sink into a mountain of pillows. The deal’s got more, including a scrummy breakfast for two the next morning, access to the Splash pool and the resort’s No’shu beach. Did we mention the live Latino band and DJ at the brunch? Dh799 for two people per room, call 04 247 5555.
For those who want a break from city breaks, head to the Waldorf, Ras Al Khaimah – they’re offering UAE residents 20 per cent discounts on stays and include complimentary breakfast, dinner and unlimited access to the resort’s pristine 350-metre beachfront, swimming pools, spa and children’s club. Rooms from Dh1,000 per night; call 07 203 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Move mountains for mangroves at Ajman’s The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah. The stunning resort has a summer offer that lets you cool off in the solitude of lush mangroves, white sand beaches and top-notch cuisine with their summer offer – guests get a premier room with a terrace and a three-course dining experience. From Dh1,100 per person per room and from Dh150 for children aged six to 12; valid until Septemebr 30. Call 06 504 4888.