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.

Abu Dhabi

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, 

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,


Raffles Dubai
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,

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.
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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,

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