8 awesome staycation deals

Get away for less with these brilliant hotel deals in the UAE and Oman



Free upgrade at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
As soon as you arrive at this five-star hotel you’ll be struck by its unique design. Set amid a network of lagoons, there really is nothing like this place in Dubai. The whole Anantara experience is made all the more enjoyable thanks to the Short Breaks Special, which means if you book a two-night stay you’ll get a free upgrade, 20 percent off dining and oil massages, as well as a late check-out at 4pm.
From Dhs1,340. Until December 31. Palm Jumeirah, www.dubai-palm.anantara.com (04 567 8888).

Clubbers’ deal at Fairmont Dubai
After dancing the night away at one of Dubai’s premier clubs, the last thing
you want to do is queue for a taxi. Don’t bother, then. Book Fairmont Dubai’s VIP Package with Cavalli Club Experience and you’ll get a room for the night, a three-course dinner at The Exchange Grill, VIP entry to the club for two and breakfast in the morning.
From Dhs950. Ongoing. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.fairmont.com (04 332 5555).

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).

Rest of the UAE

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 at 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).

36-hour package at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
If the thought of dragging yourself to the check-out desk after your staycation fills you with dread, don’t sweat it, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will let you stay for a full 36 hours. As well as a room for two, you’ll get a Friday brunch at CuiScene, breakfast the next morning, lunch for two at Poolside and a late check-out at 6pm.
From Dhs1,399. Until December 31.
Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, www.fairmont.com (02 654 3333).

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).


Get credit at Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Tucked away between the Hajar Mountains and the Sea of Oman, this beachfront retreat has a number of great deals on offer so you can enjoy one if its 250 luxurious rooms or suites at a price that won’t deplete your savings. The Discover With You package not only includes a deluxe room but also breakfast for two, a one-hour kayaking trip for two and US$100 (Dhs367) credit per room, per night.
Prices vary. Until December 31. Al Bustan Street, Muscat, Oman, www.ritzcarlton.com (+968 2479 9666).

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