If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or even a longer holiday further afield, take advantage of the following special rates and offers this summer
Unwind at the Grand Millennium Dubai
Book a relaxing stay during Ramadan at the special discounted rates of Dhs700 for single occupancy or Dhs870 for double occupancy and enjoy the hotel’s iftar as part of your getaway package. Alternatively, stay during Eid at the hotel’s newly refurbished, stylish one-bedroom apartments for Dhs1,370, including an Eid lunch for two adults, with a lunch supplement of Dhs85 per child aged eight to 12. Children under eight eat for free (two children per family).
Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, www.millenniumhotels.ae/grandmillenniumdubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 429 9999).
Regal stay at the Lagoon Residences
Throughout the summer, UAE residents can avail a special spa, restaurant and stay package, starting from Dhs1,499. This includes complimentary breakfast or suhoor, late check-out, either lunch, dinner or iftar, a traditional Turkish hammam experience for two, access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and more. In addition, GCC residents can take advantage of the Jumeirah Summer Breaks offer, benefitting from ten percent off the best available rate including breakfast or suhoor for two and complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. And if you’re really feeling flush, between now and September 30, 2013, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is offering guests an exclusive deal on its Lagoon Royal Residences, with prices starting from Dhs6,500++ per night including breakfast or suhoor.
Juemeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com (04 453 0000).
Ramadan Nights at the Shangri-La
Treat yourself to special rates from Dhs750 per night (excluding tax) at the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai between July 9 and August 7, 2013. The offer includes an iftar buffet at three of the hotel’s outlets, Marrakech, Dunes Café or Al Bader Ballroom, as well as complimentary wired and wireless internet access.
Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.shangri-la.com/dubai (800 0600 0201).
The One&Only Royal Mirage’s Ramadan package allows for a stay at The Palace or Arabian Court from Dhs1,225 per room, per night for a deluxe single or double room. Or book a luxury stay at One&Only The Palm from Dhs1,875 per room, per night for a premier single or double room.
Offers valid until August 6, 2013. Excludes ten percent municipality fee and ten percent service charge. Valid for GCC and Middle East residents only. One&Only Royal Mirage, Umm Suqeim, royalmirage.oneandonlyresorts.com, email@example.com (04 399 9999); One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 440 1010).
Rest of the UAE
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa
Stay in one of the hotel’s elegantly designed rooms with picturesque views of the mangrove lagoon or the city, an idyllic sanctuary for reflection over this special time of year. Book three nights at the hotel and receive a 25 percent discount on the best available rate each day, book four nights and receive a 30 percent discount on the best available rate each day, or book five nights or more and receive a 40 percent discount on the best available rate each day.
Offer valid until September 30, 2013. Limited rooms are on offer and subject to availability. Promotion cannot be combined with another promotion. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, abu-dhabi.anantara.com, email@example.com (02 656 1000).
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
Relax and reflect within the picturesque surrounds of Qasr Al Sarab. Each room comes with either a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the desert views. Book three nights at the hotel and receive a 30 percent discount on the best available rate each day, get a 35 percent discount on the best available rate on each day when you book four nights, or book five nights or more and receive a 40 percent discount on the best available rate each day.
Offer valid until September 30, 2013. Limited rooms are on offer and subject to availability. Promotion cannot be combined with another promotion. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Liwa, Abu Dhabi, qasralsarab.anantara.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (02 886 2088).
Desert Islands Resort & Spa
For a true desert island escape, book a stay at this luxe hotel during Ramadan or Eid. Stay for three nights and receive a 30 percent discount on the best available rate each day, stay for four nights and receive a 35 percent discount on the best available rate each day, or book a stay for five nights or more and get a 40 percent discount on the best available rate each day.
Offer valid until September 30. Limited rooms are on offer and subject to availability. Promotion cannot be combined with another promotion. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, desertislands.anantara.com, email@example.com, (02 801 5400).
‘Triple it up’ with Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Take advantage of great-value packages starting from Dhs333 this summer and Ramadan period. Stay in a double deluxe room including buffet breakfast, in-room high-speed wireless internet and buffet lunch or dinner. Alternatively, those fasting during Ramadan can enjoy the same package including iftar buffet and in-room suhoor.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street, www.leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com (02 674 2020).
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
For bookings of a minimum of two nights until September 14, 2013, guests can enjoy an extra night free. This special summer promotion allows up to two children under the age of 12 with two paying adults to stay free of charge, and also includes complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner when accompanied by two paying adults. In addition, a 20 percent discount is available in all restaurants and bars, as well as on treatments at Atarmia Spa. In addition, special rates for the hotel’s luxurious and spacious suites start from Dhs3,000++ per night during the summer season.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island, abudhabi.park.hyatt.com (02 407 1234).
Yas Viceroy GCC residents offer
GCC residents get 15 percent off the hotel’s best available rate as well as numerous complimentary benefits, including free access to Yas Beach, free shuttle service to Yas Island attractions such as Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, free Wi-Fi and free access to the dedicated children’s pool and adult-only pool.
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com (02 656 0700).
Ramadan in Hatta
Celebrate the Holy Month at Hatta Fort Hotel. Stay midweek (Sat-Thu) for only Dhs350 per person sharing per night, inclusive of suhoor or breakfast and iftar or dinner. Alternatively, stay on Friday for only Dhs450 per person sharing per night, inclusive of suhoor or breakfast and iftar or dinner. Offer valid from July 8 to August 7.
Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta, www.jaresortshotels.com (04 809 9333).
Six Senses Ramadan Kareem Package
Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Ramadan Kareem package is priced at US$539++ per night (based on two adults). The package includes: daily breakfast in Spice Market or suhoor in your villa; daily iftar in Spice Market; access to the Ramadan tent; access to tennis, pétanque and beach volleyball courts; access to steam, sauna, ice cave and fitness centre; departure gift, and more. The promotion is valid on bookings between July 7 and August 6, 2013. In addition, treat yourself to the ‘Beauty of Ramadan’ package at the resort’s award-winning spa, priced at US$253 for two and a half hours, available only during Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam, Oman, www.sixsenses.com/resorts/zighy-bay (+968 2673 5888).
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels
Make your way to Doha to take advantage of summer promotions at the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Arumaila, Musheireb, Al Mirqab and Al Najada until September 15, 2013 (with the exception of Eid). The package includes refreshments aboard a traditional dhow, the convenience of early check-in and late check-out and unparalleled access to all recreational facilities. In addition, guests staying for longer than three nights are provided an added value of QAR300, valid at any of the seven dining outlets within the hotels. The offer also includes complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking services.
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, Doha, www.swbh.com (+974 4433 6666).