Experience the city's best hotels without breaking the bank
iKandy at the Shangri-La Start your weekend by the pool on Friday afternoon, followed by free-flowing beverages (from 8pm to 11pm) at iKandy Lounge. Enjoy an overnight stay in a deluxe room before heading back to iKandy for a poolside barbecue on Saturday, followed by a late 6pm check-out. Dhs1,555 per room per night (standard rate approximately Dhs1,350 for deluxe). Valid until June 30 2012. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2825).
InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Festival City Enjoy a discount on the hotels’ best flexible rate, complimentary breakfast for two adults, complimentary Wi-Fi access, 25 percent discount on selected spa treatments, and late check-out at 4pm (subject to availability on the day). Valid for a minimum four-night stay. InterContinental from Dhs870 per night (standard rate Dhs1,112); Crowne Plaza from Dhs640 per night (standard rate Dhs818). Valid until September 30 2012. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1110); Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 2220).
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Your stay includes daily buffet breakfast, private beach access at Madinat Jumeirah or Jumeirah Beach Hotel, access to Sinbad’s Kids’ Club and Wild Wadi waterpark. Valid for GCC residents only. From Dhs720 per night (standard rate Dhs1,200). Valid until September 30 2012. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8500).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Get daily buffet breakfast and beach access when you stay overnight, plus access to Selim’s Kids’ Club and Wild Wadi waterpark, and free internet. Valid for GCC residents only. From Dhs990 per night (standard rate Dhs1,100). Valid until September 30 2012. The Palm Jumeirah, JZSreservations@jumeirah.com (04 364 7133).
The Ritz-Carlton DIFC Book a stay in an executive suite and get a free connecting deluxe room, family dinner for four in Can Can Brasserie each evening, daily transport to The Dubai Mall, and six pieces of clothing laundered daily. From Dhs1,995 per night (standard rate from Dhs1,115 for executive suite only). Valid until August 31 2012. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (04 372 2222).
Hilton’s Gourmet Getaway Head to the Hilton for a gourmet getaway, with a four-course dinner for two at Table 9 by Scott and Nick, and one night (bed and breakfast) at the hotel for Dhs999. Dhs999. Sun-Fri 6.30pm-midnight. Until November 30. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
Atlantis's Visa family fun Package The deal includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room, a Dhs800 dinner voucher at a choice of three restaurants (Ronda Locatelli, Rostang or Levantine), breakfast for two adults and two children, a voucher at ShuiQi Spa & Fitness and an afternoon session at the kids' club for two children. Redeem the offer by presenting your Visa card. Dhs1,595 per family. Valid until September 30 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com/promotionpages/visa.aspx (04 426 0000).
Ascott Park Place Dubai Chill out in one of the spacious and luxurious serviced apartments, or in the temperature-controlled 40-metre pool. Prices start from Dhs690 per night for a one-bedroom apartment down from Dhs870. Valid from July 20 to August 13 2012. Park Place Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.the-ascott.com (04 310 8503).
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Bask in the sun, laze at the beach, relax at the spa, shop ’til you drop. Dhs625 (superior room), Dhs1,125 (executive suite) down from Dhs780 and Dhs1,680. GCC residents only. Valid Wed-Sat until August 18 2012. Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (04 444 0440).
InterContinental and Crowne Plaza’s VIK and VIP Experience Every child under 12 receives a VIK (Very Important Kid) membership card, which entitles him or her to a free extra bed per room, free meals from the kids’ menu at selected outlets. The VIP (Very Important Parents) experience includes a Dhs200 shopping voucher, Dhs200 dining voucher and Dhs200 spa voucher with every stay in a one- or two-bedroom suite, and bowling vouchers for two people. Minimum stay three nights. From Dhs800 (InterContinental); from Dhs600 (Crowne Plaza). Until September 30 2012. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1110); Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 2220).
Kempinski The Palm Enjoy private beach access, selection of non-motorised watersports and leisure activities. From Dhs1,750 for two adults down from Dhs2,200. GCC residents only (ID required). Valid until September 15 2012 (excluding August 18-21). Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah, email@example.com (04 444 2000).
Marriott Dubai’s summer packages Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites offers travellers a five-night stay for the price of four. Anyone opting to escape the city life can stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community for four nights for the price of three. Book your stay using promotional code SUM. From Dhs750 per night. Ongoing. www.marriott.com/dubai (800 6277 4688).
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate room offers Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate offers competitive rates for all room bookings over the summer, with a variety of packages and pricing options to suit any budget. From Dhs400 for a superior room with internet; Dhs465 for a superior single including breakfast and internet; Dhs515 for a superior double. Valid until August 31 2012. firstname.lastname@example.org (04 444 0440).
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi The all-inclusive weekend package at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island offers a one-night stay in a sea-view room, including unlimited food and beverages during the entire stay. Dhs1,600 per couple per room. Valid until August 31 2012 . www.abudhabi.park.hyatt.com (02 407 1234).
Pullman’s Cats package Experience a memorable theatre getaway this summer: stay for two nights in a superior room and get a complimentary ticket to watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats at Ductac. End the night with a glass of bubbly after the show at the hotel’s bar. Prices from Dhs600 per night. Valid July 10-14 2012. www.pullman-dubai.com.
Pullman Dubai Escape for a three-night stay and enjoy unlimited access to leisure and fitness facilities, and receive a Dhs250 spa voucher which can be used for spa treatments. From Dhs 2,680 (US$730) for three nights down from DhsTBC. Ongoing. www.pullman-dubai.com. Website offer only.
Shangri-La Summer Escapes Enjoy 50 percent off the best available rates at Shangri-La hotels and resorts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. Just quote ‘summer escape’ for phone bookings. Valid until August 31 2012. Shangri-La Dubai (04 343 8888), Shangri-La Abu Dhabi (02 509 8888), Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat (+968 2477 6666).
Sofitel Abu Dhabi’s ‘Discovery’ package Visit the new Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche and enjoy special rates this summer. From Dhs625 for a single room; Dhs750 for a double. Valid until August 31 2012. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (+971 2813 7777, +971 2 813 7799).
The Address Montgomerie Dubai Discover one of Dubai’s most acclaimed golf courses with the unique ‘Stay&Play’ package. Golfing enthusiasts can spend one night this summer at The Address Montgomerie Dubai, inclusive of breakfast and enjoy one round of golf on its championship course. Prices from Dhs1,500 for two people down from Dhs1,099 room and Dhs595 golf package per person. Valid until August 31 2012. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Yas Viceroy’s family fun package The deal includes an overnight stay at the Yas Island hotel, plus day tickets to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for two adults and two children less than 1.5m tall. The price includes two rooms, plus breakfast for the whole family. From Dhs990 per night. Valid until September 15 2012. Yas Viceroy Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 0700).