JBR’s stunning 5-star staycation deal, plus more to try this weekend
Dubai’s Le Royal Méridien Resort launches discounted hotel stays
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai Marina has just launched a discounted rate on stays, which is bound to tempt you into a night away from home this summer.
From now until the end of August, you can get an incredible nightly rate at this five-star resort, with a deluxe land-view room priced at just Dhs750 per room per night, and a sea-view room – which takes in a brilliant view of the new Ain Dubai development – for just Dhs800 per room per night.
Breakfast comes included, and there’s also a 20 percent discount available for guests at the hotel’s restaurants including Zengo, Geales Dubai, Rhodes Twenty10 and Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge.
If you needed a little extra convincing, Le Royal Méridien, next to JBR, also has a brilliant pool with swim-up bar featuring stunning views out across the Arabian Gulf. What better way is there to spend a day? From Dhs750 per room per night. Until Aug 31. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, JBR, www.leroyalmeridien-dubai.com (04 399 8888).
Four more to try: staycations
Atlantis The Palm It might just be the ultimate UAE staycation resort. A true holiday environment that’s cut off from the real world (an underwater kingdom theme will do that for a hotel) but close enough that you don’t need to bother with all the faff of actually leaving the country, Atlantis The Palm throws in plenty of freebies, too. Rooms are large enough for two adults and two kids, and come with free access to Aquaventure waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Pay with a MasterCard and get 40 percent off the best available room rate, a further 25 percent off Atlantis’ restaurants, plus ShuiQi Spa deals, too. From Dhs1,054 per room, per night. Until October 15. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 1000).
Conrad Dubai This Sheikh Zayed Road property is close enough to Dubai’s most popular tourist spots and therefore a great hub from which to explore the city. Though surrounded by skyscrapers, it still manages to feel like the “urban oasis” it markets itself as. It has good relaxation facilities, and with its long-running summer deal (right up until Sunday October 8) offering 20 percent off the best available rate, it’s a good choice for city dwellers wanting a familiar break. From Dhs464 per room, per night. Until October 8. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.conraddubai.com (04 809 6100).
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Okay, so it might not be the cheapest staycation option, but it’s still cheaper than a peak season stay. And it comes with some choice add-ons. With an afternoon tea at Shai Salon, breakfast at Suq and a discount of 15 percent on spa treatments, it might be time to splash the cash. From Dhs2,170 per room, per night. Until August 3. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.fourseasons.com (04 270 7777).
Jumeirah Beach Hotel UAE residents can stay at the iconic hotel this summer half-board, meaning free buffet breakfast and either lunch or dinner at any of Jumeirah’s hotels – and there is a choice of more than 60 restaurants. Added to that, you’ll get free access to Wild Wadi while the kids can play at Sinbad’s Kids’ Club without you having to shell out any extra dirhams. All this for just Dhs900 per room, per night, excluding taxes. The savings are well worth considering. Dhs900 per night room, per night (minimum three nights). Until December 30. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 0000).