1. GET AWAY FROM IT ALL
If you really want to get away from it all without leaving the country, there’s only thing for it... a private island escape. Head to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island to stay at Al Sahel Villa Resort and reconnect with nature on a private 4x4 game drive through the savannah, spotting gazelle, oryx, giraffe and cheetah. Book the All-Inclusive Discovery Package to make the most of your adventure, with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, complimentary stays for two children, and one complimentary activity each per day.
2. URBAN SOPHISTICATION
Without doubt one the sleekest hotels in the UAE, Armani Hotel Dubai ups the ante for a stay of style and sophistication. Housed in Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the hotel is not sure of breathtaking views. It’s also within walking distance to world-renowned The Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountain. Book The Armani Signature Experience to enjoy a two-night stay, with an Italian dinner at Armani/Ristorante, and a two-for-one 60-minute spa treatment at the award-wining Armani/Spa. Book an Armani Prestige Suite with a balcony to really take advantage of your stellar location.
3. REST, RELAX, RECOVER
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah always offers respite from the bigger, more urban UAE cities, with luxury RnR on tap nowhere more so than at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. With 350 metres of private beach to call your playground, as well as three pools, a Spa with flotation bed and signature herbal sauna, an indoor and outdoor kids’ club and a host of water sports, you’ll be kept busy, but in the best possible way. When the day is done, sink into a Junior Suite with a stunning sea view, a balcony to see it all from, and the most elegant of interior designs.
4. ABU DHABI'S CITY SANCTUARY
For those not travelling at the moment, take time to enjoy the finer things in life on your doorstep, such as the UAE Residents Offer at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi At Al Maryah Island. Its Abu Dhabi Getaway offers gifts you 20 per cent off Room Rate, meaning you have all the more to splurge on yourself. Shop up a storm at explore The Galleria mall, book a Memories of Arabia treatment at the Spa, eat seafood on the waterfront at Cafe Milano, then indulge in al fresco cocktails at Eclipse Terrace Lounge.
5. WHEN TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
From city to sea, from the Middle East to the Maldives, Jumeirah’s twin-stay escape is a tale of two adventures. To start, bed down for two nights at Dubai’s most iconic hotel, Burj Al Arab, and experience the most exquisite Arabian luxury, complemented by the hotel’s world-class butler service. Then, continue your holiday with an unforgettable island escape to Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, and bask in the sun or unwind on its pristine white beach. As well as discounts off the Jumeirah Flexible Rate, you’ll get daily breakfast, spa facilities, complimentary activities and loads more.
6. EARLY BIRD
If you like planning ahead, your foresight will stand you in good stead courtesy of Address Beach Resort’s Early Bird offer, in which you’ll get up to 40 per cent off the Best Available Rate when you book and pay in advance for stays from now until December 24, 2022. Simply book a trip to the modern, beachside marvel, add breakfast at the hotel’s signature venue, The Restaurant, and then do nothing more than plan your laid-back days by the world’s highest outdoor infinity pool. For dinner, nip into Li’ Brasil for a night of Lebanese-Brazilian fusion, then sip starlit cocktails at Zeta Seventy Seven, with some of the city’s most spectacular views as your backdrop. When it’s time to leave the hotel, stroll over the bridge to Bluewaters Island and discover a new way to see the city - from 250m in the sky - at Ain Dubai.
7. THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Few places in the UAE are as fun for a family as Atlantis Dubai, a sprawling Disney-esque castle-cum-hotel at top of Palm Jumeirah, that has everything from water parks to aquariums to bowling alleys. An iconic destination in its own right, the hotel has two huge pools and two private beaches and ample adventures for curious kids to tick off their bucket list. For the sporty, they can slip down slides at Aquaventure, hand-feed sharks or snorkel amongst 65,000 marine animals at The Ambassador Lagoon, or surf the Wave Rider like a pro. Quench curious minds at the Lost Chambers Aquarium, fuel adrenalin junkie adventures with a helicopter ride over the hotel, and then take the pace down a notch with a relaxing dinner underwater at Ossiano, as stingrays, sharks and fish glide by whilst you eat. Food-wise, there’s everything from star-chef eateries Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Hakkasan and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, to the more relaxed Wavehouse, White Restaurant and Ayamna. Atlantis Dubai’s January sale, means if you stay for five nights, you’ll only pay for four, which gives you even more reason to stay longer. It makes perfect sense!
8. LIFE'S A BEACH
A serious crowd-pleaser for those seeking a more hedonistic holiday, W Dubai - The Palm is a colourful concoction of lifestyle and luxury in a hotel. Book the Stellar Staycation package and enjoy breakfast on the house, as well as 25 per cent off at AWAY Spa, and a further 25 per cent off at restaurants and bars. Exemplary Japanese cuisine is served at Akira Back, courtesy of the Pro-snowboarder turned adrenaline-fuelled culinary master. Or take a journey along the 1960’s Italian Riviera at Torno Subito, where Chef Massimo Bottura creates a sophisticated yet laid-back vibe, from Mediterranean menu to social atmosphere.
9. SPOIL YOURSELF
The beating heart of Dubai’s bustling business district, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC has launched a new Fabulous Getaway room offer that gives guests Dhs500 hotel credit, per room per night, along with breakfast for two people and a guaranteed late check-out at 4pm. All this means you have more time to enjoy the spoils of the hotel - namely its two pools, the stunning Ritz-Carlton Spa, brunch at Flair 5, an epicurean European evening at Café Belge or an elegant afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge.
10. LUXURY ON CLOUD NINE
Now is the perfect time to explore the best of what the UAE has to offer. Hole up in the beautiful Bvlgari Resort Dubai to wrap your vacation in luxury, and let the hotel’s concierge book you every experience under the sun - from a desert safari with a private camp in the desert or a helicopter tour of the city to arranging private access to the art galleries of DIFC and personal shopping services at the world’s largest mall. Book a Beach View Villa to transport yourself somewhere else, and feast at Il Ristorante - Niko Romito or La Spiaggia for a delicious taste of Italy.