“For many, international travel is not a viable option, but there is no shortage of incredible escapes in the UAE.” The National
With the Eid al-Adha holiday just around the corner it’s time to think (if you haven’t already) about maximising those extra days off with a staycation. Travel restrictions, re-entry requirements as well as Abu Dhabi border control means this Eid we need to look within our own Emirate for ideas, luckily we are spoilt for choice with many luxurious resorts right on our doorstep.
Here’s some hotels and resorts offering great summer staycation deals, temperatures are soaring so dive into the newly reopened hotel pools to escape the heat and if nothing else just enjoy a change of scenery after months of coronavirus enforced lockdown.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves – UAE and GCC residents can enjoy a seamless staycation at the elegant Anantara Eastern Mangroves. The exclusive UAE & GCC Residents Staycation Special offers guests daily breakfast, a complimentary room upgrade and late check-out. As a added bonus there’s a 50% room rate rebate given as hotel credit to spend on dining during the stay – rates start from AED 450.
Other packages include the romantic Fall in Love at Anantara and the indulgent All-inclusive Staycation offers – for more information visit www.anantara.com/en/eastern-mangroves-abu-dhabi/offers, telephone 800 Anantara or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emirates Palace – Raise your staycation game at the sumptuous Emirates Palace with their Eid al-Adha offer available from 29th July to 2nd August 2020. The offer includes daily breakfast for two guests at Le Vendôme Brasserie, 15% discount on food & beverage at selected restaurants, upgrade to next room category as well as early check-in early and late check-out. Rates start from AED 945.
For more information on all offers and to book visit www.mandarinoriental.com/abu-dhabi/emirates-palace/luxury-hotel, telephone 020 690 8888 or email email@example.com
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr – Enjoy an exclusive UAE residents staycation at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr with 20% off the best available rate, complimentary breakfast for two and 25% off in all dining outlets including Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill. The offer also includes access to the pool, private beach and health club, complimentary 2-hour access at Little Flamingos Kids Club for younger members of the family and free wifi.
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi – Get 20% off at the stylish Four Seasons Abu Dhabi with their Abu Dhabi Getaway offer and take advantage of this fantastic hotel that offers luxury accommodation, five-star dining and facilities on Al Maryah waterfront (This offer requires a minimum two-night stay). Other offers include the UAE Residents Offer and Stay Longer – Third Night Free
For more information and to book visit www.fourseasons.com/abudhabi/ or telephone 02 333 2333
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl – With 428 rooms, that includes 36 luxury suites, The Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel offers guests plenty of choice. Top up your tan at the infinity pool or private beach whist sipping a signature Aperol Spritz from Verso restaurant, try their Italian gelato too. The special summer promotion for UAE residents starts from AED 499 including breakfast and lunch complimented by Italian grapes. Families can enjoy the Kids R On Us family staycation package that offers complimentary breakfast, free meals for children under 12, 50% discount on food for kids aged 12 to 16 and free ice cream plus early check-in from 10am and late checkout until 6pm.
To see all offers and to book visit www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/united-arab-emirates/grand-hyatt-abu-dhabi-hotel-and-residences-emirates-pearl/auhgh, telephone 02 510 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas – Book an Eid break with 20% off room rates and complimentary breakfast when you stay at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. Located on a pristine stretch of Saadiyat Island this palatial resort is the ultimate place to relax whether under the copious palm trees in a pool cabana or on the beach. Five-star dining is available at The Café which is currently serving The Beach House’s Mediterranean menu alongside its regular offerings or enjoy the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Park Bar & Grill that serves steaks and seafood from the charcoal grill.
For more information and to see all the current offers visit www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/united-arab-emirates/park-hyatt-abu-dhabi-hotel-and-villas, telephone 02 407 1234 or email email@example.com
Rixos Premium Saadiyat – Relax this Eid at the capital’s only all-inclusive resort located on the beautiful, pristine beach at Saadiyat Island. Rixos Premium Saadiyat draws on its Turkish heritage with architectural features from the Ottoman Empire. The hotel offers 366 suites and 12 villas with private pools and guests can enjoy unlimited food and beverages at the seven restaurants and bars. (Eid guests are required to book a two-night stay).
Visit www.rixos.com/en/hotel-resort/rixos-premium-saadiyat-island to see all the offers, telephone 02 492 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosewood Abu Dhabi – Chill out at the luxurious Rosewood Abu Dhabi, the stylish waterfront hotel based at Al Maryah Island. Relax by the rooftop pool, sample some fine dining and treat yourself to some Eid designer shopping at The Galleria. The website exclusive offer has 10% off the best available rate, complimentary upgrade to the next room category, 20% discount on food and beverage at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Dining Collection, complimentary late check out until 1pm and a welcome amenity.
Shangri-La Abu Dhabi – Take advantage of the great UAE residents staycation rates at the Shangri-La Abu Dhabi this Eid. Enjoy the Khor Al Maqta waterfront views and backdrop of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as you relax on the private beach or by the infinity pool. The Splash Into Summer offer includes breakfast, guaranteed upgrade to the next available room category, 20% discount in the restaurants and bars as well as early check-in and late check-out.
The Abu Dhabi EDITION – Treat yourself to a staycation at the capital’s chic boutique hotel, The Abu Dhabi EDITION. The EDITION Escape package offers guests a contemporary Deluxe Marina room including breakfast, dinner at Alba Terrace, a luxury bath set-up, yoga and an exclusive Hammamii spa gift. Prices start from AED 700++ for single and AED 800++ for double occupancy (T&C’s apply).
Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett. All rights reserved. Featured image used with courtesy of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi. Additional photos used with courtesy of the respective hotels.