30% off at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
When you arrive at this spectacular desert resort known as the “Gateway to the Sun”, you won’t believe you’re only 40 minutes from the centre of Dubai. The Arabian fort-style venue is the perfect place to enjoy some much-needed rest, even more so when you can enjoy 30 percent off your room rate. There are eight restaurants and bars here so you won’t even have to leave the resort.
Prices vary. Ongoing. Al Qudra Road, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6100).
Up to 30% off at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
For many people, JBR is the liveliest and coolest part of town. If you agree, this five-star hotel on The Walk could be exactly what you’re looking for. Guests at the Mövenpick will receive extra rewards the longer they stay, with 15 percent off two nights, 20 percent off three, 25 percent off four and 30 percent off five nights or more.
Prices vary. Until May 8. The Walk, JBR, www.movenpick.com (04 449 8888).
25% off at Shangri-La Hotel Dubai
Enjoy some five-star luxury while being just a stone’s throw from all the restaurants and bars of DIFC at this elegant hotel. Sign up online for the Golden Circle scheme (it takes just two minutes) and get 25 percent off your room rate and food and beverages, as well as 20 percent off spa treatments during your stay.
Prices vary. Until May 31. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.shangri-la.com/dubai (04 343 8888).
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Family deal at Capital Centre Arjaan
For parents who worry about keeping the kids entertained on a short break, Capital Centre Arjaan in Abu Dhabi has the answer. Take them to Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World and get your entry free, since the hotel is offering dual pass tickets to adults for both as part of its Discovery Adventure deal. The package also includes 15 percent off food and beverages and Swedish, Balinese or hot stone massages, as well as a late check-out until 4pm.
From Dhs375 per person, per night. Until December 31. Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, www.rotana.com (02 495 4444).
20% off at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
Book a short trip to this plush hotel right on the waterfront, since when you stay for at least two nights you’ll get a 20 percent discount on your room rate.
Prices vary. Ongoing. Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, www.fourseasons.com/abudhabi (02 333 2222).
Introductory rate at The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah
The newest addition to the Ajman hotel market is this grand beach resort nestled within 247 acres of protected forests with white sand beaches, azure lagoons and lush, green mangroves. Although it’s not within everyone’s budget, if you book soon, you can enjoy a special introductory rate.
From Dhs1,500 per room, per night. Until May 25. Al Zorah, Ajman, www.oberoihotels.com (06 504 4888).
36-hour escape at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Time flies when you’re having fun so if you want some bonus hours to while away, head to The St. Regis Abu Dhabi and enjoy 36 of them with this special deal. After your guaranteed 8am check-in, you’ll be given the keys to one of the luxurious Superior King Sea-View Rooms. Breakfast for two in The Terrace is also included, as is a guaranteed late check-out at 8pm.
From Dhs850 per room, per night. Ongoing. Nation Tower, Abu Dhabi Corniche, www.stregisabudhabi.com (02 694 4444).
Free upgrade at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
The south coast city of Salalah is ideal for those seeking a laid-back getaway and this Anantara resort epitomises what’s great about Omani hospitality. Grab the Short Breaks Special deal and enjoy a two-night stay with a free upgrade to the next room category, a daily breakfast for two, 20 percent off dining and a 90-minute oil massage and a 4pm check-out.
From Dhs1,308. Ongoing. Al Mansurah Street, Al Baleed, Salalah, www.salalah.anantara.com (+968 2322 8222).