1. Something In The Air
It would be hard not to feel rested and revived after a stay at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort – one of the world’s highest luxury resorts, perched on the top of the fabled Green Mountain in Muscat. GCC residents can leave their worries behind, with a special escape offer that gives them 30 per cent discount on a villa or suite, breakfast at Al Maisan, daily resort credit, and 15 per cent further savings on F&B and various activities. Our advice... Book a Cliff Pool Villa, unwind in the hammam and then dine at the canyon’s edge with a personally-designed menu.
2. Race & Ride
With race season in full swing, there are even more reasons to stay at The Meydan Hotel. However, for kids they’ll enjoy the hotel’s collaboration with IMG Worlds of Adventure - the world’s biggest indoor theme park. The Stay & Play offer is perfect families, with an overnight stay in a luxury room, breakfast and two complimentary tickets to the theme park, where children or adults who are really big kids at heart, can ride rollercoasters or meet their favourite Marvel superhero.
The package also includes complimentary stay with breakfast for up to two kids (below the age of 12), infinity pool and gym access and more. As for the rides at IMG Worlds of Adventure, there’s Thor Thunder Spin, The Haunted Hotel and the ever-popular Velociraptor ride. This staycation will win you some serious brownie points with the small people in your life!
3. Vida's Views For Days
Certainly one of the region’s prettiest collection of hotels, and you can capitalise on the chic charm of Vida Creek Harbour with its Extended Family Joy offer. If you want to travel en masse, you’ll get 50 per cent discount off your second room, with a guaranteed interconnecting room, for the perfect family escape.
Once all checked in, unpacked and the beds have been bounced on, you can check out the stunning infinity pool with its sprawling views over Dubai Creek, take afternoon tea at Stage2, Vida’s chic lobby lounge, then dine under the stars at the Courtyard. With its modern Arabic menu and terrace with views over the waterfront and Dubai skyline, it’s a really special place to relax and unwind.
4. An Urban Oasis
A truly peaceful place, this palm-fringed resort maxes out on contemporary style, personalised service and urban serenity. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is everything you could want for a city staycation, and for those wanting to stay a little longer can book the Live Dubai offer to get 25 per cent off a seven-night stay. The beachfront hotel itself has three beautiful pools, its own 270m private strip of beach, tennis courts, a salon, 11 restaurants – including dedicated vegan restaurant, Folia, and stylish rooftop hangout, Mercury – and a spa, in which we highly recommend the Pearl Spa massage, which takes cues from Dubai’s ancient pearl diving industry.
5. Do Business By The Beach
Need a change of desk view when working from home? Fairmont The Palm is here to help, with its Work From The Hotel day offer, which lets guests check-in at 7am and check-out at 5pm, with free tea and coffee for a up to two guests, 20 per cent discount on F&B, and access to the gym, private beach and six pools. With its prime location on the west side of Palm Jumeirah, its stunning views will definitely inspire creativity, while lunch at Little Miss India, all-day dining restaurant Flow Kitchen, or Ba - Boldly Asian, will serve up the best food to boost your brain!
6. Your New Address
A shimmering urban icon, the new Address Beach Resort is the hottest hangout for those wanting contemporary calmness in their city stay. Its Winter Staycation offer gives guests 35 per cent off best available rate, as well as breakfast or dinner in The Restaurant on the house. Valid until 30 April 2021, this is a hugely enticing reason to discover the beauty of this new modern gem. Book a Deluxe Sea View Room so you can gaze out over the Arabian Gulf and marvel at Ain Dubai just in the distance, then settle in for some of the city’s best steak at Li Brasil, that blends Lebanese and Brazilian culture and cuisine.
7. Rest and Relax With Raffles
Indulge in a Spa-cation at Raffles Spa, for a day of pure pampering and relaxation. The stunning hotel in Oud Metha is an oasis of charm and calm, and this special offer will give guests a 60-minute body massage, a healthy breakfast or specially-curated Bento Box lunch, and pool access, so your R’n’R will last ’til sun set. If you do decide to stay over, check into a Presidential Suite, for its unsurpassed levels of luxury, panoramic city views and 301 sqm of space to unwind in. Oh, and there’s a Jacuzzi too, so you can continue your journey of wellbeing whenever you wish.
8. Sink Into Island Life
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is the perfect blend of urban, beachside chic, a hotel that invites guests to relax into the island way of life and blends modern style with Middle Eastern warmth. Its Stay & Spa offer enhances that refined sense of island living with a sensory spa and dining experience. Guests can combine their stay with 120 minutes of blissful spa time per day at the hotel’s nature-inspired wellness retreat, complimentary breakfast at White restaurant, access to Bodyism Wellness Centre facilities, an exclusive rate of Dhs50 per person for Bodyism classes, Dhs100 F&B credit throughout the resort and late check-out ’til 4pm.