7 Eid staycation deals in the UAE
The Eid holiday has been announced (more on that here), and if you’re looking to make the most of the long weekend with a staycation at one of the UAE’s favourite hotels, you’re in luck. Here’s our ShortList of the offers and packages that will take your four days off up a notch.
Vida Manzil Downtown Dubai
What: When it comes to staycations, Vida Manzil has it sorted. The stylish hotel is home to some of Dubai’s favourite hangouts including Toko and La Serre, as well as having the attractions of Downtown on its doorstep. Their UAE residents offer gives an extra 10 percent off the best available room rate, and 20 percent off all Emaar restaurants. You’ll also get two tickets to Reel cinema, two complementary VIP tickets to “At the Top” Burj Khalifa, and two VIP tickets to Dubai Aquarium.
Where: Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, +971 4 423 8899,
Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi
What: As one of the most iconic hotels in Abu Dhabi, a visit to Yas Viceroy is a must. Not only is the modern hotel very Instagram-worthy, but its Yas Island location is ideal for an action-packed weekend. During Eid, try the Splash and Speed package from AED915 per night, which also gives you a day at Yas Waterworld or Ferrari World.
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, +971 2 656 0700 or email
Courtyard by Marriott, Abu Dhabi
What: If you’re looking for a blow-out over the long weekend, this hotel offer includes everything you need to hit the mall. As well as a delux room, you’ll get AED100 to spend in the mall at World Trade Centre, AED100 to spend in House of Fraser, two tickets for Novo cinemas, two complementary drinks at Up & Below, and 20 percent off all food and beverage. Based on a two-night stay at AED625 per night.
Where: Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Street, +971 2698 2222,
Novotel Abu Dhabi
What: If you’re looking for an affordable base to use during a weekend away in Abu Dhabi, Novotel Al Bustan has the right boxes ticked. Expect simple rooms, a large swimming pool and plenty of restaurants. During Eid, get 30 percent off the best available room rate.
Where: Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, +971 25016444,
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort
What: If you haven’t been to Sir Bani Yas Island yet, we recommend that you rectify the situation immediately. Anantara’s Al Yamm Villa Resort offers privacy at its most luxurious, with natural wood furnishings and plenty of wildlife roaming around. This Eid rates start from AED2,000 per night including breakfast.
Where: Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, +971 2 801 4200, www.al-yamm.anantara.com
Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach & Banyan Tree Al Wadi
What: Despite being a short drive from Dubai, Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach and Banyan Tree Al Wadi feel like a completely different world. The resorts have award-winning spas and stunning views of the Arabian desert. The beautiful villas all have private pools, so you can kick-back without a single person in sight. The Eid offer includes complementary transfers and golf at Al Hamra Golf Club. The package is based on a minimum three-night stay at AED1,875 per villa per night.
Where: Al Mazraa, Ras Al Khaimah, +971 7 206 7777
Hilton Al Ain
What: Just a short drive from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Hilton Al Ain is all groomed grass and palm trees. With so much greenery, it’s a real resort vibe. To celebrate Eid, the hotel have a special two-night package, which includes an Eid Al Adha brunch full of traditional Arabic dishes on September 23, for AED1,700 per night.
Where: Al Ain, Al Sarooj District, +971 37686666, www3.hilton.com