Tips and must-visit places, including staycation offers.
The mountains of Fujairah or the beaches of Ajman? The Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort and Fairmont Ajman’s (above) Spring Into Summer package offers that will leave you spoilt for choice – both hotels are offering a 20 per cent discount on any room category, breakfast buffet, 20 per cent discount at select F&B outlets and full access to the hotel’s leisure facilities and activities such as the spa, gym, the outdoor pools, kids’ club and sports courts. Valid until September 30; call 04 311 5568.
Yearning for lush greenery? In the garden city of Al Ain, the Danat Al Ain Resort has an all-inclusive staycation offer running that lets you sleep, sup and splash around from Dh259 per night. You will also have free Wi-Fi access and receive 25 per cent discounts on food and beverage when dining at Tanjore Indian restaurant and Luce. Valid until September 7; call 003 704 6000.
And if you want to be anywhere but home, yet not far from Dubai, Somewhere Hotel Apartment Deira is your best bet. Until the end of September the hotel’s staycation offer gets you upgrades to a superior suite, an early 9am check-in and late 3pm check-out, Wi-Fi, and covers your three square meals a day NAY Restaurant. From Dh415 per night; call 04 561 0631.
Make the most of long days with Rixos Bab Al Bahr’s (below left) summer day pass. You can access the Ras Al Khaimah resort’s pools and private beaches, fitness club, beach games and water sports for Dh400 per person, Dh600 per couple and Dh700 per family; call 07 202 0000.
Add a sprinkling of snow to your chilled-out weekends by booking a stay at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates – guests who spend three nights or more at the hotel not only get a 20 per cent discount on room rates but also get to saunter down to next-door Ski Dubai and zip down its snowy slopes for free. The package also lets you have a go at tobogganing, sledging, rope climbing and watch the Penguin March. Call 04 341 0000; rooms start from Dh1,000; call 04 341 0000. Valid on all room categories.