1 Traders breakfasts: Book a room over the weekend and get a buffet breakfast for two people, plus complimentary bus services to Deira City Centre and Al Mamzar Beach Park.
Traders Hotel, Deira (04 265 9888, www.shangri-la.com). Offer runs until May 31. Dhs702 per night including tax
2 Big Kempinski Package: If you have a UAE visa (and can show it to staff), you can nab a stay on Thursday and Friday nights at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates. The deal includes Dhs150 of food and drinks at Sezzam on Thursday night, a free brunch with alcohol at Sezzam on the Friday, 20 per cent off food at Mall of the Emirates and either two snow park passes or a Magic Planet pass worth Dhs100.
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000, www.kempinski.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs1,625 per night including tax
3 Raffles breakfasts: Book a room for a weekend night (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) and you’ll get a complimentary breakfast in the morning.
Raffles, Wafi Pyramids (04 324 8888, www.raffles.com). Offer runs until December 31. Dhs1,980 per night including tax
4 Discount and massage: Book a weekend room online using the ‘Weekends Away’ promotion and you’ll get Dhs100 off the price of the room for each day, plus a half-hour back massage for each person, a 20 per cent discount on food, non-alcoholic beverages and selected spa treatments, and 50 per cent off the price of buffet breakfast.
Grand Millennium Dubai, Al Barsha (04 429 9999, www.millenniumhotels.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs720 per night including tax and discount
5 Burj Al Arab golf: If you have a small fortune burning a hole in your baggy golf trousers, splash that cash at the Burj Al Arab. A Rolls Royce Phantom will transport you to and from your home (or the airport), while a BMW will drive you to and from either Emirates Golf Club or Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Buffet breakfasts, foot massages and afternoon teas are also thrown in. Minimum four-night stay.
Burj Al Arab (04 301 7268, www.jumeirah.com). Offer runs until September 30. For a minimum of four nights. Dhs9,288 per night including tax
6 Kempinski golf package: Book three nights and get two days of golf at The Els Club, Sports City (more nights/days are available – call for info), as well as a Dhs150 food and drinks voucher for Kempinski and Mall of the Emirates outlets. Includes transport to and from the airport – call to check other pick-up points.
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000, www.kempinski.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs2,815 per night including tax
7 Meydan opening deals: The Meydan Racecourse hotel is celebrating its opening with cut-price promotional room rates, starting at Dhs1,300 for a deluxe balcony room.
The Meydan (04 364 7147, www.themeydan.com). Offer runs until March 15; excludes March 4 and 5. Dhs1,300 per night including tax
8 Discounts at Grand Millennium Dubai: Stay for three nights or more at the Grand Millennium hotel and you’ll benefit from a 10 per cent discount on your room, or 20 per cent off your suite.
Grand Millennium Dubai, Al Barsha (04 429 9999, www.millenniumhotels.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs648 per night when staying for three nights, including tax and discount
9 Get 25 per cent off nights at Kempinski: Book four nights at the Kempinski and get 25 per cent off your bill.
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000, www.kempinski.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs1,072 per night excluding tax, excluding final discount
10 Big discounts at The One&Only Royal Mirage: If you book a room at the Royal Mirage through one of the hotel’s third-party agents, you’ll get a discount of between 15 and 25 per cent off your room bill.
The One&Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah (04 399 9999, www.oneandonlyresorts.com). Only available through third parties including Arabian Adventures (04 303 4888, www.arabian-adventures.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Approx Dhs2,381 per night including tax and third-party discount
11 Hey, big spender!: Saving money is all well and good, but some people just want to spend, spend, spend – and they have the money to do it. If you’re one of those lucky folk (and don’t feel like bestowing your riches on, say, charities or something), then the Burj Al Arab hotel may well have the perfect package holiday. ‘The Ultimate Leisure Experience’ deal starts with you arriving either by helicopter or by Rolls Royce (you can choose the other for the return journey). Over the next four days, you’ll get a breakfast buffet each day, one five-course meal at Al Mahara and one sunset cocktail per person at Junsui Lounge followed by dinner, and lunch aboard a yacht for three hours (including complementary massage). If that’s not decadent enough for you, you’ll also get an Ultimate Spa Package that includes three special massages and a ‘Burj Al Arab tower of treats’, plus Dhs2,000 of shopping vouchers on premium brands. Oh, and a complimentary Burj Al Arab bathrobe, just in case you still need persuading. And how much does this four-day adventure cost? At the time of writing, a princely Dhs77,620. Quick! Get saving!
Out of the city
12 Experience the desert and the city: If you have a friend or partner coming to the UAE for the first time and want to show them the full Dubai package, this is for you. It starts with a two-night stay in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, including limousine service from the airport, a five-course dinner and breakfast for two and a Dhs200 voucher to spend at the Boulevard boutiques next to the hotel. A limo then takes you to Jumeirah Bab Al Shams, where you’ll get more food, a couples’ spa treatment and a ride through the desert in a Jeep. Pretty comprehensive, we’d say.
Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa (04 364 7530, www.jumeirah.com). Offer runs until April 30. Dhs6,456 for four nights including tax
13 All-inclusive Hatta mountain escape: Enjoy the stark beauty of the Hatta mountains from a chalet-style room; breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price. For UAE residents only – you’ll need to show your visa upon arrival.
Hatta Fort Hotel (04 809 9333, www.jebelali-international.com). Offer runs until March 31. Price per night: Dhs1,002 Sat-Wed; Dhs1,398 Thu and Fri, including tax
14 Desert safari package: The Hyatt Regency’s desert safari package kicks off with breakfast in bed (or in the restaurant, if you’re feeling particularly active), followed by a day on the dunes.
Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 209 1234, www.dubai.regency.hyatt.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs2,040 per night including tax
15 Hatta romance package: Take your significant other for a romantic spin in the dramatic Hatta mountains. The meal includes chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast in bed with half a bottle of champagne, and a three-course dinner served in the room, on the terrace or at the restaurant.
Hatta Fort Hotel (04 809 9333, www.jebelali-international.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Price per night: Dhs1,668 Sat-Wed; Dhs1,848 Thu and Fri, including tax
16 Out-of-town family getaway: The newly refurbished Jebel Ali Hotel is offering Easter packages for parents. The cheaper option gets you a double room with a buffet breakfast for two parents and one child under 12, while parents with two children under 12 can stay at the Palm Tree Court and Spa. The resort has stables, golf and seaplane flights, though these cost extra.
Jebel Ali Hotel (04 814 5555, www.jebelali-international.com). Offer runs from March 23 to April 10. Price per night: Dhs1,500 for Jebel Ali Hotel, Dhs2,220 for Palm Tree Court and Spa, including tax
Vouchers and extras
17 Aquaventure fun: Atlantis’s rooms and suites have up to 50 per cent off their usual prices, including free access to Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers, one-day admission to Club Rush (for teens) and Kids Club (for, er, kids) and the option to buy two dolphin encounters for the price of one.
Atlantis, The Palm (04 426 2000, www.atlantisthepalm.com). Offer runs until May 9. Price per night: Rooms Dhs1,902, suites Dhs4,380, including tax
18 Free Saks Fifth Avenue voucher: Book a room for any length of time – even a single night – at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers and you’ll receive a voucher to spend at Saks Fifth Avenue worth Dhs250.
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers (04 399 5533, www.starwoodhotels.com). Offer runs until March 31. Dhs1,260 per night including tax
19 Free Aquaventure tickets: Book five nights or more at The One&Only Royal Mirage and your party will be given one Aquaventure pass each. Only when booked through an agent.
The One&Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah (04 399 9999, www.oneandonlyresorts.com). Only available through third parties such as Arabian Adventures (04 303 4888, www.arabian-adventures.com). Offer runs until April 17. Approx Dhs2,381 per night including tax and third-party discount
20 Aromatherapy massage or facial: Get yourself a room at The Address Downtown Dubai and you’ll be able to choose between a complimentary 50-minute aromatherapy massage or a facial. You’ll also get a buffet breakfast and a spa essentials bag. Online bookings only.
The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8888, www.theaddress.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs1,440 per night including tax
21 Dhs350 worth of spa treatments: Book the Spa Bonus package at Hyatt Regency Dubai and not only will you get breakfast in the restaurant (or in bed – this is a time for relaxation, after all), you’ll also get Dhs350 to spend in the spa. There’s also a late checkout time of 4pm, so there’s no early-morning rush to shake you out of your mood.
Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 209 1234, www.dubai.regency.hyatt.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs3,143 per night including tax
22 Free full body massage: If Dubai’s hectic pace of life is getting to you, book an overnight stay at the Radisson Blu in Media City to get a full body massage. You’ll also be given an energy-replenishing breakfast buffet the following morning.
Radisson Blu Media City (04 399 5533, www.radissonblu.com). Offer runs until May 31. Dhs1,175 per night including tax
23 Four spa treatments: This is a whopper of a deal: get two nights in Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites and you’ll get four spa treatments worth Dhs300 each, plus breakfast at the hotel’s Counter Culture café and a bubbly brunch in The Observatory. Use the code SPA when ordering.
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites, Marina (04 319 4000, www.marriott.com). Offer runs until March 31. Total price Dhs3,599 including tax
Cool and unusual
24 See Dubai from the Sky: The Fairmont’s City Towers Package is pricey, but it gets you two nights in a one-bedroom suite, a helicopter ride around Dubai, a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa and dinner with the former editor of Middle East Architect, who will regale you with tales of the city’s odd architecture. Only available online.
The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 5555, www.fairmont.com). Offer runs until December 31. Total price Dhs6,588 including tax
25 Three-hour fashion consultation: Book a premier suite at The Address Dubai Mall as part of the Fashion Fix offer and you’ll get breakfast at Na3Na3 restaurant and a three-hour consultation with the hotel’s personal fashion advisor. Only available with online bookings.
The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8888, www.theaddress.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs1,535 per night including tax
26 American Express room upgrade: Use the Ritz-Carlton’s ‘exclusive package’ option when paying by American Express card and you’ll be bumped up to the next level of room (subject to availability).
Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Marina (04 399 4000, www.ritzcarlton.com). Offer runs until March 31. Dhs2,940 per night including tax
27 Marriott Three-for-two Visa card offer: Pay for two weekend nights (Friday-Saturday) by Visa card at certain Marriott hotels, you’ll get a third night free. Participating hotels are The Courtyard in the Green Community (04 885 2222), Renaissance Dubai in Deira (04 262 5555), the Harbour Hotel and Suites in The Marina (04 319 4000) and JW Marriott in Deira (04 262 4444).
Offer runs until April 18. Price per night varies depending on hotel
28 Visa card offer 25 per cent off: Pay using Visa at the Hilton Dubai Creek and you’ll get a quarter whipped off your room costs.
Hilton Dubai Creek, Marina (04 227 1111, www.hilton.com). Offer runs until March 31. Dhs1,752 per night including tax
29 Dhs5 extras at Shangri-La: Book a double room for two nights and for around Dhs5 extra you can choose from one of the following additions to your stay: airport arrival transfer, airport departure transfer, dining credit of Dhs300 (restrictions apply) or spa treatment worth Dhs300. One addition per stay.
Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888, www.shangri-la.com). Offer runs all year round. Dhs1,266 for two nights with bonus choice, including tax
30 Free dinners at The One&Only Royal Mirage: Book a room at the One&Only Royal Mirage through a third-party agent and you’ll get free meals in its restaurants (restrictions apply).
The One&Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah (04 399 9999, www.oneandonlyresorts.com). Only available through third parties such as Arabian Adventures (04 303 4888, www.arabian-adventures.com). Offer runs until April 17. Approx Dhs2,381 including tax and third-party discount
Free room upgrades
31 Upgrade at Jumeirah Beach Hotel: Book yourself into Jumeriah Beach Hotel for two nights and you’ll be upgraded to the next level of room, if available, and you’ll also get complimentary breakfasts.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 348 0000, www.jumeirah.com). Offer runs until March 31. For a minimum of two nights. Dhs2,640 per night including tax
32 Upgrade at Jumeirah Bab Al Shams: Book a two-night stay at Jumeirah Bab Al Shams and you’ll get complimentary breakfasts and a free upgrade to the next level of room, if available. And if that wasn’t cool enough, you’ll also get a Jeep ride in the desert.
Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa (04 364 7530, www.jumeirah.com). Offer runs until March 31. Dhs1,480 per night including tax
Book in advance
33 The Fairmont 25 per cent off: Book a room 21 days in advance and you can get a quarter off your bill.
The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 5555, www.fairmont.com/dubai). Offer runs all year round. Dhs899 per night including taxes and discount
34 Ibis Hotels 15 per cent off: Book 20 days ahead at any Ibis hotel and get up to 15 per cent off.
For a list of Ibis hotels, visit www.ibishotel.com. Offer runs all year round. Prices vary
35 Kempinski Mall of the Emirates: 20 per cent off: Make sure you book 30 days in advance to get the discount. Online only.
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000, www.kempinski.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs858 per night including tax
36 The Palace 20 per cent off: Book just seven days before your stay and you’ll get a fifth off the room cost.
The Palace, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 343 8888, www.theaddress.com). Offer runs indefinitely. Dhs1,247 per night including tax
38 Shangri-La 14 per cent off: Book 21 days in advance to get your discount.
The Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888, www.shangri-la.com). Offer runs all year round. Dhs1,071 per night including tax.