7 Eid staycations for every budget in UAE
Published on July 27, 2020 at 18.40
The notorious VIP
All you thrifty bunnies out there look away now and don't think this is a sign of things to come. We just couldn't resist. Cove Beach is taking luxury relaxation one step further with its premium suites at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. The exuberance begins with an optional chauffeur transfer to the hotel where, upon arrival, the around-the-clock butler service begins. Relax in your Presidential Suite or Two Bedroom Ocean Terrace Suite before popping to breakfast at Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen. Then enjoy Dhs2000 to spend on F&B throughout the hotel or slip into the included Vilebrequin men's swimwear or Dolcessa bikinis. A couple's spa treatment, Private Cabana with an unlimited à la carte food and beverage service and in-Cabana foot massages are also just the tip of the iceberg. Dhs15000 all-in!
Dhs150 per night here
The Aloft Hotel Palm Jumeirah Hotel has the best offer we’ve found with rooms priced from Dhs150 per night plus an early 10am check in and 7pm check out. Medical professionals who present a valid ID when checking in can also enjoy 25 per cent off on the best available room rates as part of the hotel’s Healthcare Heroes promotion. Two thumbs up!
Normally the preserve of The Palm’s blue bloods, high-society favourite Dukes is running an Eid Al Adha promotion from July 30 to August 2 with rooms starting from Dhs600 per night with Dhs250 credit fully redeemable against food and beverage across the resort, as well as a complimentary gourmet breakfast at the Great British Restaurant. Take a wander up to Khyber, known for its authentic Indian cuisine, or West 14th Steakhouse with beach front views and indoor and outdoor dining.
A view to a thrill
Jumeirah Beach Residence may not be the furthest escape for many, but once you’re inside the JA Ocean View Hotel on The Walk you’ll believe you’re a million miles away. Rates this Eid start from Dhs300 per night. Become a JA member and you can even get the same offer for Dhs264 when you sign up and book directly on the website. To kick things up a notch this weekend there are brunch deals available including an unlimited pizza, wings and hops Friday Brunch at gastropub Offside or a late brunch on Thursday and Friday nights in Motorino, both available for Dhs199 per person.
A Dubai legend, the Grosvenor House has put together a package you can’t ignore if you’re a UAE resident. Special room rates are starting from Dhs600 per night including breakfast at the much-loved Sloane’s and dinner at one of the signature restaurants such as South American dining destination Toro Toro and the ever-popular Rhodes W1. In addition to the dining offers featured in the staycation package, you can take advantage of an additional 25 per cent off food and beverage throughout your stay. When you think how much dinner for two usually totals, you’d be silly not to turn it into a stay.
Having spent time at this establishment, we can whole-heartedly say it pretty much ticks every staycation box. Spread across the immaculate shores of Al Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr is Ras Al Khaimah’s first all-inclusive hotel (oh yes, all-in!), making this pyramid-shaped beachfront resort the ideal choice for a carefree family getaway. With a private beach stretching to 450m of pristine white sands and eight pools to choose from - including an adult only and children’s aqua park – and 24 hour food and beverage services, the fun is limitless. This Eid receive 20 per cent off the best available room rate and 20 per cent off in-room dining.
Take a short drive to Ajman and you’ll be in for some unbelievable prices. Book a room at the Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche for Dhs429 including breakfast. Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman offers a package starting at Dhs299, or for a laidback city respite, book the Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman for Dhs249. The three hotels provide exclusive access to a private beach.