UAE residents and visitors are gearing up for a long weekend from December 1 to 4 as the country celebrates its 51st National Day on December 2.
Scroll through the gallery above to see National Day deals across the UAE
If you're planning on embarking upon a weekend getaway, there are deals to be had across the country. Here are some of them.
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
The hotel in Ras Al Khaimah has a combo deal for the long weekend — where guests can enjoy an overnight stay and brunch. A 50-minute drive from Dubai, the sprawling five-star resort offers numerous family-friendly activities and a stretch of beach. The Islander brunch will be at the Vespa and Brasserie Terrace, and will feature dishes from the property's five dining outlets. The stay also includes breakfast and a late check-out.
December 3 and 4; from Dh1,121; Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah; 07 203 0000; hilton.com
Five Jumeirah Village Circle
Known for its private plunge pool and chic hotel rooms, this five-star property is offering guests a four-night stay for the price of three, including over the long National Day weekend. Book for six nights to get two complimentary nights. Guests staying can also access the property's private beach.
November to March; from Dh1,103 per night; Jumeirah Village Circle; 04 248 9999; jumeirahvillage.fivehotelsandresorts.co
JA The Resort
National Day celebrations are in full swing at JA The Resort in Jebel Ali. Aside from a discounted hotel stay, guests can also enjoy a performance from Emirati singer Zahrat Al Ain and her daughter Rawda on December 2. There will also be a fireworks display on the same night, as well as a special buffet dinner featuring dishes such as lamb ouzi and chicken machboos.
December 2 and 3; from Dh1,971 per night for two adults; Jebel Ali; 04 814 5500; jaresortshotels.com
The plush hotel in Abu Dhabi is offering a host of special events for National Day, including a fireworks display at 9pm on December 2, as well as traditional Al Ayala dance performaces. The hotel will be illuminated and decorated in UAE national colours. The Grand Dome will double as a family-friendly cultural village with themed activities, a falconer and a dates exhibition. Those who sign up for the picnic in the Palace Gardens can catch the National Day air show, while the Palace Terrace will put on a live Khaleeji concert at 7.30pm on December 3.
December 2 and 3; from Dh2,400 for two people; West Corniche Road; 02 680 8888; mandarinoriental.com
Park Hyatt Dubai
Celebrate National Day at Dubai Creek with a discounted stay at the Park Hyatt. Guests can book any suite and get up to a 25 per cent discount for stays between December 1 to 20. The five-star hotel boasts picturesque marina views, as well as a number of dining options including Brasserie du Park, Casa de Tapas and The Thai Kitchen.
December 1 to 20; from Dh1,804 per night for two adults; Dubai Creek; 04 602 1000; parkhyattdubai.com
Rixos Bab Al Bahr
Guests at this five-star hotel in Ras Al Khaimah will be treated to a full day of National Day festivities on December 2. On arrival, there will be traditional Emirati refreshments, while local musicians will set the mood. Children can take part in a variety of games and educational entertainment, including oyster-picking, which honours the UAE's pearl diving heritage. Other activities include camel riding and falconry.
December 2; from Dh907 per night for two adults; rixos.com/en/hotel-resort/rixos-bab-al-bahr
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
The five-star hotel in Dubai Marina is offering a 25 per cent discount on stays, as well as a 20 per cent discount on selected restaurants across the property. Guests can also "expect warm Emirati hospitality" when booking the National Day promotion, which runs from November 30 to December 5. Families of two adults and two children up to six years old will get complimentary tickets to La Perle.
November 30 to December 5; from Dh1,180 per night for two adults; marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dxbhg-habtoor-grand-resort-autograph-collection