Summer in the city

Make the most of the special deals on offer at various hotels for a delightful mini-break right here in the UAE.

Spend a day at Emirates Palace Hotel and receive free access to the pools and discounts at the poolside restaurants.
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Emirates Palace is offering double rooms for day use (10am to 6pm) for Dh1,189 including taxes and an allowance of Dh150 per person at Cascades or Las Brisas poolside restaurants. Children six years and below dine free, while children up to 12 years pay only 50 per cent of the price. Occupancy per room is limited to two adults and two children below 12 years. Valid until September 10. Visit or call 02 690 8885.

Stay a minimum of three nights at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort for the price of two. Double rooms cost from Dh1,006 per night, including taxes, daily breakfast for two at Al Waha restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi. The offer is open until September 9. Visit or call 02 886 2088. The Fairmont Bab al Bahr has a special summer deal for families (two adults and two children aged 12 and under). At Dh811 per night, the package includes taxes, accommodation in two rooms, complimentary meals for the children at Elements (they must be accompanied by an adult) plus a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel, use of the pool, beach and Jacuzzi, bottled water on ice, smoothies and fruit skewers, daily local newspaper, complimentary use of gym facilities, early check-in (noon) and late checkout (until 5pm). Valid until August 9. Visit or call toll free: 1 877 265 8800.

Book a room at the Al Ain Rotana between 2pm and 4pm on any day of the week to avail of special summer rates starting from Dh331, including taxes. Special Saturday rates start at Dh331 for a Classic room and Dh447 for a Premium room, including taxes. Visit or call 03 754 5111.

Book a minimum of three nights at the One&Only Royal Mirage to enjoy an additional night for free. GCC and Middle East residents get special room rates this summer, starting from Dh1,102 per night at The Palace and Arabian Court and Dh1,624 per night for the Residence & Spa, both including taxes. Valid until September 8. Visit or call 04 399 9999. Jumeirah Bab Al Shams is offering GCC residents 10 per cent off the best available rate, from Dh1,048 for a double room per night including taxes, breakfast and a complimentary one-hour massage for two people. The Summer Break Package for families starts at Dh1,404 per night including taxes and breakfast. Children under the age of 16 eat and stay for free. Includes free access to Wild Wadi and the beach and a complimentary one-hour massage for two adults at the Satori Spa. Valid until September 30. Visit or call 04 364 7777.

Pay for two nights and get an additional night free with Banyan Tree Al Wadi's Summer of Indulgence deal. Includes daily breakfast for two at Al Waha restaurant, a welcome drink, and use of the hydrotherapy spa (Rainforest Experience), plus one of the following add-ons per stay - a round of golf at Al Hamra Golf Club for up to two persons, a three-course dinner at Al Waha or Saffron for up to two people, a 90-minute spa massage session (60-minute massage and 30 minutes of calm time) for two, and a private falconry show for up to two persons. Valid until September 28. Visit or call 07 206 7777.

Book two consecutive nights at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort and stay a third night free. From Dh349 per person per night in a double room, including taxes, daily breakfast and lunch (or dinner). Two children below 12 years stay for free, and get free breakfast and lunch (or dinner). The offer of a free night's stay is available only during the month of Ramadan and is not valid on weekends or on public holidays. Offer valid until September 8. Visit or call 09 244 9000.