Eid Al Adha is expected to fall between Friday, July 31 and Sunday, August 2 this year, or close to those dates. So time is of the essence if you're hoping to treat yourself to a staycation.
For many, international travel is not a viable option, but there is no shortage of incredible escapes in the UAE.
Retreat to Hatta for a few quiet days out of town, treat yourself to a beach break in Ras Al Khaimah, a city stay in Dubai or a palatial weekend in Abu Dhabi.
It's worth noting that many of the deals are valid until the end of September, so if you can't get away for Eid Al Adha, there could still be a summer of staycations to be enjoyed.
Melia Desert Palm Dubai
Get out of town for a weekend at Melia Desert Palm Dubai. The resort is offering a two-bedroom private pool villa for Dh7,999, including taxes, for four guests, for two nights. Located on a lush 65-hectare polo field, stays include an in-villa barbecue dinner, a family picnic set up on one day and daily breakfast. Inflatables will also be provided for children.
Guests can book the services of a barbecue chef for an additional fee. Each villa boasts its own garden, temperature-controlled pool and al-fresco dining area within a stone-walled courtyard. The offer is valid until Monday, August 31.
Melia Desert Palm Dubai; 04 323 8888; email@example.com
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Guests staying at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah for two nights will receive Dh200 of hotel credit each night, early check-in, late check-out, and a complimentary upgrade to the next room category.
The luxe hotel, set on Palm Jumeriah, offers fine-dining restaurants, a private beach and spa.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah; 04 818 2222; firstname.lastname@example.org
JA Hatta Fort Hotel
Escape to Hatta’s Hajar Mountains, and check into JA Hatta Fort Hotel. The hotel is offering deals from Dh363 per night, including breakfast, with 50 per cent off the third night. There are two restaurants and two chilled outdoor pools for guests to enjoy, as well as outdoor activities including crazy golf, tennis, archery, rifle shooting and a shaded mini zoo with baby deer, goats, peacocks and tortoises.
Plus, the hotel is offering free archery lessons to children from 6pm to 7pm daily throughout the summer months, as well as movie nights for youngsters, with complimentary snacks. Local natural attraction, Hatta Dam is a mere 10-minute drive away.
JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta, Dubai; 04 814 5400; www.jaresortshotels.com
One&Only Royal Mirage
The One&Only Royal Mirage is offering 30 per cent off for UAE nationals and residents for two nights, starting from Dh1,650 per night, including breakfast and daily resort credit of Dh500 to spend on food and drinks. Guests can choose from a selection of rooms, suites and a beach garden villa; all with early check-in and late check out guaranteed.
The deal is available until Sunday, August 2.
One&Only Royal Mirage; 04 399 9999; email@example.com; www.oneandonlyresorts.com/royal-mirage
La Ville Hotel & Suites
This Eid Al Adha, City Walk Dubai hotel La Ville is offering UAE nationals stays from Dh550 (single occupancy) and Dh600 (double occupancy), including breakfast and dinner at Chival.
The hotel boasts a rooftop infinity pool with views of the Dubai skyline. It is located in the heart of City Walk’s shopping and dining district. The offer is valid from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2.
La Ville Hotel & Suites; 04 403 3111; firstname.lastname@example.org
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Eke out every moment you can on a staycation with Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers’s 36-hour Summer Staycation. Starting at Dh249, the hotel is offering a package that includes breakfast, a complimentary room upgrade, early check-in from 6am and late check-out at 6pm.
It is also offering 20 per cent off food, drinks and laundry at the hotel. Guests who wish to include additional meals can choose a half-board package for Dh125 a night or a full-board package for Dh250 per night. The hotel has added Covid-19 precautionary measures in place, including non-invasive thermal temperature screening, round-the-clock virtual assistance via WhatsApp, contactless check-in procedures, digital menus, and complimentary masks and hand sanitisers. The offer is valid until Monday, August 31.
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers; 04 574 1111; www.tajhotels.com
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is offering an Escape in Style deal this summer, which gets you 30 per cent off room rates. It is also offering a guaranteed upgrade to the next room category, early check-in and late check out, as well as 25 per cent off food and drinks during your stay.
The hotel is adjoined to the Mall of the Emirates, so some of the best shopping in the city is right there at your doorstep. The offer is available until Wednesday, September 30.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai; 04 341 0000; email@example.com
Sofitel Dubai The Palm
Palm Jumeirah hotel Sofitel Dubai The Palm is offering a number of different stays for UAE residents starting from night stays for Dh500, which includes breakfast. The Polynesian-themed resort also has a Couple Summer Escape package, starting at Dh1,999, including a two-night stay in a Luxury Sea View Room, with daily breakfast and lunch or dinner, a 30-minute couples full-body massage, a private beach cabana daily and an early check-in and late check out. Alternatively, you can book an all-inclusive beverage offer, which is a one-night stay in a Luxury Sea View Room with breakfast, all-inclusive beverages and 20 per cent off food throughout the stay from Dh995.
Sofitel Dubai The Palm; 04 455 6677; www.sofiteldubaithepalm.com
Five Palm Jumeirah
The Five Palm Jumeirah is offering its Stay and Dine deal until Wednesday, September 30. Book a luxury room or suite and receive the full room rate back in credit to spend on food, drinks and spa treatments at the hotel, with rooms starting from Dh600. The hotel, known for its lively pool parties, boasts six swimming pools and a private 150-metre stretch of beach. The restaurants are Maiden Shanghai and Cinque, as well as The Penthouse bar and lounge.
Five Palm Jumeirah; 04 455 9999; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.fivehotelsandresorts.com
Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City
The Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City is offering a Stay, Spa and Dine deal, which gives guests 100 per cent cash back in hotel credit, starting from Dh400 per couple or Dh500 per night per family room. Use the credit at any of the hotel’s in-house restaurants or at the spa. The deal is valid for stays until Wednesday, September 30.
Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City; 04 525 7666; email@example.com; www.movenpick.com/grand-plaza
Andaz Dubai The Palm
Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah hotel Andaz Dubai The Palm is offering 30 per cent off for UAE nationals and residents for two nights, with rates starting from Dh399 until Tuesday, September 15.
At the hotel, guests can dine at all-day eatery, The Locale and Hanami restaurant, which serves a menu inspired by street food in Tokyo. The hotel also offers an adults-only Cabana Pool and the main family-friendly infinity pool, which overlooks the beach.
Andaz Dubai The Palm; 04 581 1234; firstname.lastname@example.org
Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
Until Wednesday, September 30, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai is offering its #LikeACaesar deal, with packages starting from Dh1,036 per room per night including breakfast, a 20 per cent discount across the hotel’s food and drink outlets and Qua Spa.
Plus, guests will receive complimentary tickets to Laguna Waterpark and Green Planet.
Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai; 04 556 6666; email@example.com; caesars.com/dubai
The Meydan Hotel reopened its doors on Sunday, July 12 and has a number of reopening offers. The basic staycation offer includes a room with views of the racecourse, which can accommodate two adults and two children under the age of 12 years.
As well as a breakfast (which can be enjoyed in room or at Farriers restaurant), the deal also includes a further 25 per cent off dining. Rooms start at Dh399, but if you book two nights, it is Dh319 per night and if you book three, it costs Dh299 per night. There is also the Stay and Dine deal, which gives guests Dh200 in return to spend on food and drink at the hotel, with rooms starting at Dh499.
This Eid Al Adha check into Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi and enjoy daily breakfast for up to two guests per room and 15 per cent off all other dining options. There is also the option to upgrade your room or suite, or enjoy early check-in and late check out. Room rates start at Dh945, including an a la carte breakfast at Le Vendome brasserie. The offer is valid from Wednesday, July 29 until Sunday, August 2.
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi; 02 690 8888; firstname.lastname@example.org
Anantara Eastern Mangroves
The Anantara Eastern Mangroves is offering a special Eid Al Adha deal from Dh625. The package includes breakfast at Ingredients restaurant, dinner at Ingredients or Impressions, 30 per cent off food and drink and a complimentary room upgrade. To make the most of the weekend, you can enjoy a late 4pm check-out (when available) and two children under 12 can stay free of charge. The hotel is set on Abu Dhabi’s peaceful mangroves, which guests can explore while wandering down the promenades. The offer is valid until Sunday, December 20.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel; 02 656 1000; www.anantara.com
The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Guests that check into the The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort for two nights will get Dh200 resort credit each day, as well as one complimentary hour of non-motorised watersports, access to the Sandcastle Club for children and selected group fitness classes at the hotel's gym. The room rate also includes a buffet breakfast. The staycation deal is valid until Thursday, December 31.
The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort; 02 498 8888; www.marriott.com
Ras Al Khaimah
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is offering a luxurious staycation package. Guests who stay for three nights will have the chance to win a range of prizes including a Mercedes Benz C Class 2020, and will receive two tickets to a destination experience of their choice – options include a visit to the Suwaidi Pearl Farm, the Jebel Jais Flight or the Jais Sky Tour.
The suite staycation rate for residents and nationals starts from Dh795 per night.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah; 07 203 5555; email@example.com
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
Residents checking in to the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa for Eid Al Adha will get a one-night stay, including breakfast and dinner at Lebanese restaurant Al Maeda for Dh999.
The resort is spread over 1.5 kilometres, with rooms located in landscaped gardens or down on the beachfront.
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa; 07 228 8844; Hilton.com
Rixos Bab Al Bahr
The Rixos Bab Al Bahr reopened on Monday, July 20, and to celebrate, it is offering an all-inclusive rate starting at Dh750.
Enjoy the hotel's private beach, which is 450 metres long. There are also eight pools and 14 restaurants and bars. The hotel has heightened its safety standards and training and hygiene protocols as part of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Safeguard Assurance programme.