Summer hotel deals: UAE and beyond
Summer means two things: sweltering temperatures and cheap hotels. This is the time of year that UAE residents can take advantage of the region’s low-season prices, and stay at some five-star favourites for a fraction of the usual cost.
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
For a staycation full of dining and leisure options without travelling far, Yas Viceroy has it covered. The iconic hotel is keeping its rooftop lounge open throughout summer, and room rates are rock bottom.
Deal: A number of packages are available, from an early bird with 15% off best available rate to a Splash package including tickets to Yas Waterworld.
Price: Early bird from AED509 and Splash package from AED915. From May 1 – September 30.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 656 0700, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Located on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, Le Royal Meridien has easy access to the beach as well as the city’s attractions. Modern, busy and packed with restaurants and bars – including revolving bar Statos – you could enjoy a min-break without ever leaving the hotel.
Price: From AED500 for a sea view room.
Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, 02 674 2020, www.leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com
The pyramid-shaped hotel looks as good inside as it does out. Merging the grandeur of Asian and Egyptian styles, this property is home to a luxurious spa and fine-dining restaurants.
Deal: 20% off accommodation and breakfast included.
Price: From AED716 per night. June 1 – September 30.
13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Waficity, 04 324 8888, www.raffles.com
Fairmont Hotels – Ajman, Abu Dhabi & Dubai
The five-star chain has rolled out summer offers across its four UAE properties.
Deal: As well as the opportunity for room upgrades, if you book 3 nights you get the 4th free.
Price: From AED950 per night.
For locations and more information visit, www.fairmont.com
Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah
The much-loved New York brand has taken its famed minimalist style and merged it with Middle Eastern quirks. The Palm Jumeirah hotel has a huge private beach and a three-starred Michelin restaurant amongst its eateries.
Deal: 20% off room rates.
Price: From AED960. May 19 – August 23.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 818 2222, www.waldorfastoria.com
Ras Al Khaimah
Banyan Tree Al Wadi & Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach
Despite being a short drive from Dubai, Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach feel like a completely different world. The resorts have an award-winning spas and stunning views of the Arabian desert.
Deal: AED179 credit for a one-night stay and AED499 for a two-night stay, to be redeemed at any of the hotel restaurants, spa treatments or experiences.
Price: From AED 1,870. Valid until September 30. Some dates excluded.
Al Mazraa, Ras Al Khaimah, +971 7 206 7777 www.banyantree.com
Beach Resort by Bin Majid
This deal is almost too good to be true. Best for groups of friends looking for an easy weekend getaway, Beach Resort offers cheap food and a pool complete with a swim up bar.
Deal: Buffet breakfast.
Price: AED350 per room per night, including taxes and fees.
Al Jazeera Road, Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 203 4000, www.binmajid.com
Millennium Hotel Fujairah
A quiet resort with the Hajar Mountains in the background, Millenium Hotel Fujairah is a simple fuss-free hotel close to the city.
Deal: The Eat For Free promotion gives guests complimentary breakfast as well as lunch or dinner in the main restaurant.
Price: From AED230 per night.
Haleefat Area, Hamad, Bin Abdulla Road West, Fujairah, 09 2012 000, www.milleniumhotels.ae
Concord Hotel, Ajman
The relatively new Ajman Saray is a budget option for those looking to tighten the purse strings. The hotel has a gorgeous pool opening out onto the Arabian Gulf, so there’s a real holiday vibe.
Deal: Breakfast and dinner at Vista restaurant.
Price: From AED399 per person per night (Excluding taxes and fees). June 1 – August 31.
Ajman Corniche, Ajman, 06 714 2222. www.ajmansaray.com
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Amongst the crème de la crème of GCC hotels, Zighy Bay has huge A-List following. During the summer months the rustic Omani villas are a fraction of the usual price, making it an ideal time to experience this luxurious eco-friendly resort.
Price: From AED2083 from June 1.
Musandam Peninsula, Dibba Bayeh, Oman, +968 26 735555, www.sixsenses.com
The Chedi Muscat
It may take a bit of a road trip to reach, but the drive to Muscat is beautiful. Once you’re there, the hotel is pretty easy on the eye too, set in 21 acres of manicured gardens and beachfront.
Deal: Including breakfast. April 15 – September 30.
Price: From AED944
18th November Street, Al Khuwair Muscat, 968 24 52 44 85 www.GHMhotels.com