11 staycation deals for UAE residents as restrictions eased
Hotels reopen with wide-ranging measures to ensure health and safety of guests and employees.
Hotels across Dubai are wooing residents from across the UAE with attractive staycation packages featuring discounts and deals on room rates, food and beverages and other facilities after reopening their doors following the gradual easing of pandemic-related restrictions.
With guests once again having access to common facilities and amenities like beaches, restaurants and swimming pools, in addition to a resumption of water sports activities, hotels in Dubai have also deployed a range of unprecedented measures designed to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff in line with guidelines issued by Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and the Dubai Health Authority
"The initiative by the hospitality sector to restart operations by primarily targeting the domestic market is an important first step in our phased approach towards restoring normalcy in the tourism industry. By reviving and increasing demand for domestic tourism, we hope to create a positive perception and a conducive environment aimed at instilling confidence among travellers from around the world who plan to visit Dubai. A key part of this effort will be the effective implementation of health and safety measures across hotels in the city that will reassure guests and travellers that Dubai is one of the world's safest destinations," Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), said.
Dubai Tourism inspectors will be regularly monitoring the hotels to ensure compliance with the comprehensive set of health and safety protocols issued by public health authorities to slow down the transmission of Covid-19.
Besides the standard precautionary measures of social distancing and wearing of masks at all times by guests and employees, hotels have also deployed stringent disinfection measures of their facilities daily and frequently including thorough sterilisation and cleaning of all rooms, facilities, air conditioning systems, equipment, water tanks and washrooms, as well as enhanced sanitisation covering contact points in lobbies and other common areas.
Among other precautionary measures, elevators in hotels are required to maintain a reduced and defined percentage of the passenger capacity while entrances to hotels have been fitted with equipment for contactless screening of guests.
Here are some discounts and deals on hotel rooms other facilities await residents opting for staycations:
JA The Resort
Enjoy 800 meters of private beach and a wide variety of experiences and restaurants at JA The Resort. Book your stay from only Dh396 and get 100 per cent redeemable credit guaranteed for a range of activities and dining options every day. The offer is for UAE residents only and is valid until 30 September 2020. The package includes complimentary breakfast every morning.
Atlantis - The Palm
The iconic destination is offering an enticing new stay and play package with staycations starting at just Dh549 during weekdays and Dh649 for weekends. This includes breakfast, daily access to the Middle East's number one waterpark, Atlantis Aquaventure, and The Lost Chambers Aquarium, as well as Dh200 credit to spend anywhere in the resort (excluding retail). Guests can also choose to splash out by upgrading to Imperial Club packages to avail numerous exclusive benefits including daily afternoon tea and evening sundowners. From 18 June onwards, the popular Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark will also reopen Thursday-Sunday with incredible guest offers of up to 50 per cent off. Guests staying at the resort from Thursday-Sunday will receive daily unlimited complimentary access to the park as part of their weekend room price, from Dh649.
Ramada By Wyndham Jumeirah Hotel
Guests can avail themselves of a Classic Room with breakfast at Dh199 or Dh299 with breakfast and dinner. A one-bedroom suite comes with breakfast at Dh299. The staycation package covers double occupancy with one kid below 12 years entitled to free accommodation, and includes 30 per cent discount in all restaurants and outlets. This offer is valid from 1 July until 30 September 2020.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Enjoy 40 per cent savings on stays at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the Palm Jumeirah. UAE nationals and residents are invited to avail this staycation offer at this magnificent hotel inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ottoman era. The package, which is available from 1 July, includes a host of benefits and leisure activities for the entire family. With rates starting from Dh650, the benefits include daily complimentary breakfast; early check-in and late check-out; 20 per cent discount on additional F & B spend; exclusive access to pristine private beach and complimentary high-speed internet access across the hotel. Another option with rates starting at Dh735 offers daily complimentary breakfast and lunch or dinner.
Enjoy the summer at Address Downtown with 50 per cent off on the best available rates, along with Emaar Gift Vouchers worth Dh200 for Rooms or Dh400 for Suites per night. Every room and suite at Address Downtown exudes comfort, luxury and sophistication and exceptional décor, making it the utmost perfect way to spend your summer vacation. Little ones stay for free, early check-in is at 10:00am and check-out is extended until 6:00pm. This offer is valid until 30 September 2020.
Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa - Dubai
This summer, escape the city and reunite with nature at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, an embracement of luxury. Book your stay at www.al-maha.com with our special Welcome Back rates and enjoy an additional resort credit along with the finest of Emirati hospitality. An overnight stay includes excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner, and exciting desert activities within a unique Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve that is home to over 130 species of birds, kingly Arabian Oryx, and little gazelles. Nature enthusiasts can explore the mesmerizing landscape of Arabian Desert, offering its guests stunning views of golden dunes and wildlife in its natural habitat.
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Head down to Le Meridien Dubai for a family staycation. Treat yourself to a summer escape with your family in the comfort of our newly renovated guest rooms with access to our Garden or Pool and enjoy 50 per cent off on your second room. Relish your favourite delicacies at participating restaurants as kids eat free when dining with their parents. Either ways we have the perfect concoction to an exotic staycation
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel
Book a 5-Star hotel break in downtown Dubai and start your day sunny side up. From only Dh430+ enjoy a luxurious stay in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai with complimentary breakfast. Gracefully furnished rooms and suites provide a sanctuary with deluxe bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms and 24-hour room service. JW Marriott Marquis is also home to three dining options which offer all day-dining, Thai cuisine and an elegant steakhouse on the 68th floor.
The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre
An exclusive offer for UAE residents that will allow them to enjoy a getaway closer to home. Experience a luxurious stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre with this special offer designed to entice residents and their families in the UAE with exciting experiences. The offer includes 15 per cent off best available rate; breakfast for two adults and two children and lunch or dinner for two adults and two children.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre Hotel L.L.C
With this staycation offer you are certain to experience an unforgettable and safe stay at Waldorf Astoria DIFC. Enjoy breakfast at Bull & Bear for two, food and beverages credit of Dh200 per room per night, guaranteed early check-in at 10am and guaranteed late check-out at 6pm and complimentary transfers to Dubai Mall and La Mer.
Taj Dubai located in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district invites UAE residents to escape the summer heat and rediscover their city with a chic staycation. A skilful blend of heritage and modern glamour, and with some of Dubai's most awe-inspiring landmarks on its doorstep, a weekend or week-day retreat at Taj Dubai will uplift the most jaded of summer spirits. Families and couples can enjoy a break from reality and escape to this vibrant urban retreat with its luxurious array of 296 rooms and suites, overlooking the Burj Khalifa. Each private space thoughtfully reflects the Taj values of nobility and sincere care and is decorated with Indian art reflecting the brand's heritage. The state-of-the-art fitness centre is the perfect solution for a revitalizing workout. The hotel, like the city, is a melting pot of cultures from across the globe, as seen in the variety of inspirational cuisines available at its award-winning culinary concepts.
Starting from Dh299++ per night on double occupancy, guests can experience a stay in one of the hotel's spacious and lavish Luxury Burj View rooms or suites, inclusive of daily breakfast, one child below 12 years staying for free, early check-in and late check-out until 6pm. This offer is valid until July 29, 2020.
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