The temperature is high, the humidity is higher and the air conditioners are working overtime but there are still plenty of reasons to be cheerful! If you are braving the heat with the kids this summer, start planning a ‘staycation’ and take a look at the hot offers we’ve rounded up to help the scorching season seem a little bit cooler.
Atlantis Hotel Atlantis Hotel has ‘Incredible Summer Holiday’ discounted family room rates for two adults and two kids below 11 years during specific dates over the hot holidays. There’s also their ‘Visa Family Fun’ package which includes one night’s stay in a Deluxe Palm or Sea View Room, breakfast for two adults and two kids up to 16 years with a dinner voucher for Dhs800 to spend in either Rostang, Ronda Locatelli or Levantine restaurants as well as 2 for 1 offer for mum and dad to relax at the ShuiQi Spa. Both include unlimited access to Aquaventure Waterpark, Lost Chambers Aquarium and preferential prices on their Dolphin Experiences, plus an afternoon session for two little monsters at their Kids Club or two bigger monsters at the hip and happening Club Rush, UAE and GCC residents can enjoy a day pass to Aquaventure Waterpark at discounted rates for the whole summer. Offer valid until Sept 27. Dhs995 (Incredible Summer Holiday), Dhs1595 (Visa Family Fun). Aquaventure pass Dhs150/adult, Dhs125/child under 1.2m. www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).
Hatta Fort Hotel Hatta Fort Hotel tempts city dwellers away from the hustle and bustle to the foot of the Hajar Mountains, just an hour’s drive away, with a family deal that includes breakfast and dinner. Kids under the age of six are free and 6-12 year olds are charged at 50% of the room rate. There’s also a life size chess board in the grounds for hours of endless fun in the evenings. Offer vaild until Aug 6. Dhs399 (per person/weekdays), Dhs499 (per person/weekends). www.jaresortshotels.com (04 814 5400).
Grand Hyatt Grand Hyatt staycation is for a minimum of three nights, but guests only pay for two as the third night is free. Room rates vary depending on the dates and kids up to 12 years can stay comfortably in the Grand Deluxe with mum and dad as there are two king size beds, plus breakfast for all. The standard rooms only allow one child under 12 sharing a double bed with parents, and the Creekside Rooms allow 2 kids under 12 with one roll-away bed. Up to two kids under 12 also eat free for breakfast, lunch and dinner with one paying adult a piece, plus guests enjoy 20% discount in participating restaurants and spa treatments in all Hyatt Hotels. Access to pools and gyms at Park Hyatt and Hyatt Regency is available, as long as the guests can get themselves there. Offer valid until Sep 14. Standard room starting from Dhs2100/3 nights, Creekside Room Dhs2400/3 nights, Grand Deluxe Dhs3300/3 nights. (04 317 1234).
Fairmont The Palm Fairmont The Palm is offering families 50% off an additional interconnecting room for up to three children under 12 with breakfast included and under 12’s eat free in all restaurants plus gain two free hours in the Falcon Juniors’ Club. Families with older kids can still take advantage of the room offer although big kids meals are charged, but if guests eat before 8pm, there’s 30% off all food and beverages in one of three participating restaurants. Day passes are discounted as well as spa treatments too. Room rates starting from Dhs899 (per room) day passes to pool, beach and gym Dhs195 per person, Dhs265 with Dhs100 food and beverage outlet credit, Dhs495 for beach, pool, gym and spa facilities with 60 min massage. www.fairmont.com (04 800 7256).
Movenpick Jumeirah Beach Residence Movenpick Jumeirah Beach Residence has 25% discounts during their ‘Dubai Summer Sunshine Savings’ offer at their 5 star retreat in the heart of the bustling JBR community. The pool is outdoors, and there’s a spa to relax in as well as babysitting services on request, plus the ‘Power Bites’ food menu for kids is healthy, salt, saturated fat and guilt free. Offer valid until Aug 31. Dhs475 (Double room including breakfast, with one child under 12 free or 100Dhs/extra bed). www.moevenpick-hotels.com (04 4498888).
Jebel Ali Palm Tree Court Jebel Ali Palm Tree Court has Garden View Junior Suites for two adults and two children under 12 with breakfast and either lunch or dinner included in the price. Families with kids age 12 and over can book two standard Garden View rooms in the Jebel Ali Hotel, which also include the two-meal deal. Offer valid until Aug 6. Dhs975 (2 adults 2 kids at Palm Tree Court) Dhs875 (per room at Jebel Ali Hotel). www.jaresortshotels.com (04 814 5555).
Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi has Deluxe City View or Sea View rooms available for UAE residents and their offspring, with a daily 3 course ‘Menu Du Jour’ dinner, complimentary access to Penguins Kids Club for 4-12 year olds, five chilled pools to choose from including two shaded kids pools, 4pm late check out and chargeable babysitting services available on request. Offer valid until Sep 30. Dhs299 (per person Deluxe City View), Dhs399 (per person Sea View), Dhs100 plus 20% taxes (per child up to 12 years) www.westinminaseyahi.com (04 399 4141).
Zabeel Saray Zabeel Saray are running some great offers, including unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and Sinbad’s kids club, an outdoor infinity pool, dedicated kids pool and a private screening room showing two kids films a day. Prices include tempting treats for adults too, with complimentary breakfast, lunch or dinner, a Turkish Hamman experience for two, access to Talise Ottoman Spa facilities and late check out with free shuttles to Wild Wadi, Mall of Emirates and Madinat. Offer valid until Sep 15. Dhs1499 (Deluxe Dbl room 2 adults plus 2 kids under 12). www.jumeirah.com (04 453 0000).