1. An eye on Dubai
With views this stellar, they can only belong to one property and that’s JA Oasis Beach Tower. The hotel’s new Eye of Dubai Staycation offer gives guests 40 per cent discount on the best available rate, breakfast, complimentary early check-in at 10am, late check-out at 6pm and discounts on F&B. Just a stone’s throw from all the action at The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, including miles of sandy white beach, Vox Cinemas, waterparks, umpteen eateries and Bluewaters Island, location is everything.
2. It’s written in the stars
Hit the reset button at Dubai’s most colourful and eclectic hotel, W Dubai - The Palm. Relaunching its Stellar Staycation deal, giving guests and sunseekers access to the coolest hotel rooms in the city, alongside a host of amazing benefits. You’ll get a buffet breakfast for two at LIV restaurant, a 25 per cent discount across the hotel’s restaurants and bars, including celebrity chef eateries, Torno Subito and Akira Back, and kids stay for free! Oh, and to lull you into a state of true serenity, you’ll also get a Dhs100 spa credit at the glam-slam AWAY Spa. Ready for the weekend?
3. Have your stay and eat it
Book quick and you can stay at Taj Dubai and take advantage of spring’s balmy weather before the mercury shoots up. The Burj Khalifa district hotel has some of the best views in town, and guests booking the City View or Luxury Burj View room will get F&B credit equal to your room rate to use across the entire stay, so you can have your stay and eat it, too. Breakfast at Tesoro before soaking in the sun by the hotel’s vast pool, then sip sundowners at the Eloquent Elephant, but soak up city views at urban hotspot, Treehouse.
4. Home is where the heart is
A beautiful hotel on the water’s edge, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf has something really special about it. Surrounded by gardens, greenery and waterways, a stay here is both tranquil and nature-filled. Arrive by traditional water taxi to your Arabian-inspired summerhouse and step back in time with a room that honours the region’s cultural heritage, whilst embracing all the necessary mod-cons.
Book the UAE Ultimate Staycation and save up to 40 per cent on your stay, along with daily breakfast and sundowners, and access to Laguna Waterpark and The Green Planet for any kids in tow.
5. From Asia to the UAE
Urban escapism rarely feels as good as it does than when staying at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. A little Asian enclave on Palm Jumeirah, you feel worlds away from anywhere, infused as it is with traditional Thai architecture, interiors and exemplary service culture. The Anantara Villa Special offer maxes out on tranquillity, with a stay in a one-bed overwater villa that also gives guests 30 per cent savings on the room rate, as well as complimentary daily breakfast. Pack your bags, but leave your passport at home... This slice of paradise is only minutes away.
6. Middle Eastern Adventures
With over hotels dotted all over the Middle East, from Beirut to Baghdad, Sharjah to Sharm Al Sheikh, wherever you go there’s a Rotana to suit your travel needs. Book a stay at any Rotana hotel or resort in the region and guests will get 10 per cent off the room rate, with flexible cancellation, 10 per cent of dining, VIP amenities, late check-out and more. Set eyes on the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, get cultured at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, or enjoy a slower pace of life in Manama, Bahrain, then bed down with Rotana, knowing that all your needs have been taken care of.
7. Fall in love at the lagoon
Definitely one of the city’s most serene destinations (the pictures say it all), a weekend at Park Hyatt Dubai can feel as restorative as a week in the Indian Ocean. With its verdant setting, Mediterranean architecture and Arabian vibes, beachside setting and lagoon lounging, it’s relaxation of the tallest order. The new Staycation at the Park offer gives guests a 20 per cent discount on the best available rate, complimentary breakfast, access to lagoon beach, The Cave Kids Club and fitness centre, as well as 20 per cent off F&B and treatments at the amazing Amara Spa.
8. City life, Island getaway
Sometimes just a pool day is all you need to send your stresses on their way. With that in mind, take advantage of cool island life at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort with a day spent sunning, swimming and sipping the hours away. The hotel is plumped perfectly on the Arabian coastline, meaning miles of sand and beach are yours to enjoy. A day pass here costs Dhs200 during the week, including Dhs150 F&B credit, or Dhs375 on Fridays, with Dhs200 on F&B. Oh, and children under six go free.
9. Urban serenity
With its Mediterranean architecture, contemporary design and enviable beachside setting, let The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort sweep you off your feet. Just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi airport and bustling downtown yet safely tucked away on the quieter Saadiyat Island, the hotel is perfect for urbanites wanting to escape the city, without going too far. Book the sea-view Majestic Suite with its private plunge pool, eat at Sontaya for an Asian adventure, then slip your way into Iridium Spa for a deeply nourishing Hammam Ritual. The best bit... If you book with Mastercard you’ll get up to two free nights for stays up until end of June 2021.
10. A thirst for wellness
One of the best wellness spaces in the city, and an award-winning one at that, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, deserves a day trip alone. Having recently teamed up with London-based innovative skincare brand 111SKIN, the spa is the first to introduce Celestial Black Diamond Sculpting that will shape, smooth and saturate the skin, and the thirst-quenching Meso Infusion Hydration Therapy. For those who prefer to shop their favourite 111SKIN skincare, you can buy from the spa boutique now too.
11. Enchanted moments
If you have a wedding on the horizon, Sofitel Dubai The Palm wants to be part of your memories. Its new The Enchanted With Love wedding all-inclusive package offers couples and eight guests a bespoke event in the Palm View Garden that includes a customised family-style menu and pre-plated canapes, celebratory drinks for three hours, a three-tier wedding cake, a one-night stay in a luxury suite for the bride and groom with breakfast and honeymoon amenities, a dedicated wedding coordinator, and a wedding photoshoot around the resort, all helping you say ‘I Do’ in style.