A mere 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport, this contemporary cool hotel needs to be your calling for when you turn on out-of-office mode. The summer promotion includes daily breakfast, buffet dinner and 50 percent off treatments at the GOCO spa.
Dhs649 per night. Valid for stays between Wed June 1 and Fri September 9.
Set against the rugged Hajjar Mountains and peeping over the Gulf of Oman, this palatial luxury resort is a six-hour drive from Dubai, and worth every second of the journey time. The Stay 4, Pay 3 offer includes breakfast, and complimentary stay for children under 12 years, plus 25 percent off all treatments at the new Six Senses spa.
From Dhs1,000 per night. Sun May 15 to Sat September 17 (excluding Eid).
Spend two nights at this meticulously designed boutique hotel with sultan-sized beds and black marble baths, and receive a complimentary three-course dinner for two at one of its award-winning restaurants. Oh, and the laundry service and mini-bar are free, too.
Dhs944 per night. Until September 30.
You haven’t had a beach holiday unless you’ve driven 45-minutes north of Dubai and lazed on the beaches of Ras Al Khaimah. Make these traditional Arabian-style villas perched on steep lanes with their own private sandy beach your abode for the weekend.
Dhs800 per night. Ongoing.
This palazzo-style estate is a sanctuary within itself. The private beach facing the uninterrupted Indian Ocean acts as the ideal dance partner to the bare mountains, while the hotel also boasts man-made waterfalls, lakes and manicured gardens to add to the visual treat.
Dhs510 per night. Ongoing.
Located just off the main highway, the Grand Hyatt vaunts very peculiar architecture. One that may require you to have a sense of humour. A rotating statue of an Arab on horseback perched on a marble fountain in the lobby will welcome you, as you check into this luxury hotel overlooking Qurum Beach.
Dhs999 per person for two nights. Until July 30.
Despite there being three different varieties of Hilton hotel in RAK (yes, really!), this is the one you need to pen in your diary. Its opulent entrance, modern design touches and legitimate family-friendly facilities are a standout. There are four bars here to quench that summer thirst, and restaurants serve Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern and Brazilian delicacies.
From Dhs345 per night. For bookings made until Sun September 4 with stays until December 31.
Located just 15 minutes from Dubai Marina, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort is a haven for families who don’t want to go too far from home and still cool off in the sea. Both JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel are offering very special deals for sun-seekers and their little ones. Choose to either plunge in the pool bar while the kids take a pony ride, or take your golf gloves for a spin at the floodlit nine-hole course attached to the resort.
From Dhs458 per night. Until September 30.
Ajman might not be your first emirate of choice for a getaway, but this beachside hotel is laying all its idyllic holiday cards out on the table for you. The beaches are dotted with palm trees, and this special offer includes a two-night stay in the Laguna Poolside Room. Remember the sun block.
Dhs966 per person for two nights (breakfast included). Until July 30.
Home to the country’s best sunrises, a weekend break away in Fujairah is a must. This hotel is about 50km north of Fujairah city and has the most dramatic mountain-and-coastal scenery to cover the quota for your Instagram smugness.
From Dhs497 per night.
This coastal property in the UAE’s northernmost emirate knows exactly how to lure staycationers onto Al Marjan Island. Its all-inclusive, leave-your-wallets-at-home deal includes everything, from unlimited food, drinks, and even that sneaky midnight mini-bar haul. Book a premium room until September 30 and get a complimentary couple’s treatment in Anjana Spa.
From Dhs475 per night. Until September 30.
The richly carpeted foyer, marble corridors and designer amnesties in every room makes each of the three kasbah-style hotels at this property a must-visit for summer. It’s only 15 minutes away from Muscat city and its summer deal includes all-day dining for two.
Dhs1,000 per night inclusive of taxes. Until September 30.
This property is grand: think classic New York minimalism meets the grandeur of Arabian royalty. You could almost expect to spot Hercule Poirot dining on the table next to you at Lexington Grill. A drive up the E311 is recommended this June.
Dhs675 per night. Valid during Ramadan only.