Eid Al Adha: Abu Dhabi family staycation deals
Watch the sunrise in the desert. Thr Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi – in the Empty Quarter - is offering 30% off stays with a breakfast for two. Children six and under can also dine for free. The resort is a 2 hour drive from the city, far enough to take in the clear desert sky. What to do: Dune bashing, camel rides, fat bikes, archery, desert hiking, to name a few. Price: Starts from Dh999 until August 31.
Action-packed getaway. 5-star hotel Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island boasts an outdoor pool, Kid’s Club and splash pad, along with the first eforea spa in the UAE. It is great for families as it promises an action-packed getaway with access to Yas Theme Parks included for every registered guest, for every night stay, just 10 minutes away. What to do: Keep cool at the temperature controlled outdoor pool or escape the heat to enjoy one of the Yas Theme Parks. Price: Rates for the ‘Summer of Fun’ staycation start from Dhs620 for two adults and includes breakfast and access to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld or Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. Offer runs until August end.
Waterfront retreat. Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel has rolled out a number of staycation packages for UAE residents. The summer all-inclusive package includes three meals per day and free-flowing drinks. Residents can indulge in an array of culinary experiences around the hotel, drinking and dining to their heart’s content with rates starting from Dh795. What to do: Activities on offer include kayaking, speed boating, pedal boating, donut boating, wake boarding, and more. Price: UAE & GCC Residents Summer Holiday packages start from Dh475, including breakfast and a free room upgrade.
Tranquil boutique island. For the ultimate in beach luxury, look no further than Zaya Nurai Island. This boutique private island resort is only a 15 minute boat ride off the shores of Abu Dhabi. Although the resort does not offer any special summer deals, for Dh480 per person, with Dh420 redeemable towards food and beverage, a day pass can give you access to the stunning resort. Children below 4 enter for free, while 4 -12 year olds receive 50% discount. What to do: The children’s waterpark features 4 slides, a water bucket and a splash pool. Nearby, an outdoor play area is equipped with zip line, tree house, play fort, sand box, swings. The Island is home to a host of land and water activities. Price: Villa prices start from Dh3,000+