1. ARABIAN SUMMER NIGHTS
Escape to the desert where Bab Al Shams awaits, serving up the quintessential luxury bedouin experience, in what is one of the UAE’s most traditional five-star resorts. Designed like a fortress, the sandstone walls emerge out of rolling orange dunes, as labyrinthine walkways reveal luxurious secrets at every turn.
The hotel’s Infinity Summer Stay offer allows you to experience the hotel on a full-board basis for Dhs2,500 per night, inclusive of six hours of free-flowing drinks. From sunset drinks to dinner under the stars at Al Hadheerah, let the summer magic commence...
2. AN ESCAPE IN THE CITY
Inspired by Parisian architecture, the graceful interiors of Ascott Sari Jeddah bring something unique to Saudi’s hospitality landscape: French, fanciful and full of eternally chic je ne sais quoi. Residents can indulge in a little home-from-home staycation with the serviced apartment’s ‘Escape in style’ summer offer that gives guests 25 per cent off, allowing you to relax into its sophisticated vibes, and make the most of the hotel’s swimming pool, restaurants and kids club. The two-bed premier suite is perfect for small families travelling together, with the city’s restaurants and boutique shopping on your doorstep.
3. STATUESQUE SERENITY
If you’ve vaycayed and staycayed already, then why not throw a daycay into the mix, for a hot summer hat-trick. One of the most beautiful places to bed down even for the day is Bvlgari Resort Dubai– a shimmering jewel located on the seahorse-shaped Jumeira Bay.
Reminiscent of the Italian Riviera, guests can book in for a day of style, sun and serenity. You’ll get a private cabana, access to Little Gems Kids Club for any small travellers in tow and a delicious three-course lunch at the Bvlgari Yacht Club Restaurant. Open from 9am until sunset, the long day will stretch languidly before you, as you bask in the sunkissed shadows of Burj Khalifa at one of the city’s most refined retreats.
4. COASTAL CHIC
One of the coolest places to be during the summer is on the coast bookended by both pool and ocean. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas does just that, with the Arabian Gulf within toe dipping reach, and its stunning infinity pool the perfect temperature to cool summer souls.
The resort is also home to terrace suites and beach villas, as well as tennis courts, mini golf and a spa. Live your summer story here, and get 20 per cent off the lowest room rate, a complimentary extra bed on all room categories for family stays and free dining for kids under six and 50 per cent of kids up to 12.
5. CULTURAL ESCAPADES
If sun, sea and sand is your thing, but with a side-order of culture, head to Sharjah’s The Chedi Al Bait, a hotel that was originally four homes occupied by one of the most prominent families in the region. The old majlis is now the hotel’s cafe, and there’s plenty of opportunity to dive into the past, with history and heritage at every turn.
For a walk down memory lane, take the kids for the Family Summer Offer, which starts at Dhs1,200 and includes a three-course lunch at The Restaurant, a three-course dinner at The Arabic Restaurant, and complimentary passes to heritage sites around Sharjah, such as Al Noor Island and Mleiha Archaeological centre.
6. LUXURY REDEFINED
Located in the centre of Msheireb Downtown Doha, Mandarin Oriental is a hotel where traditional Middle Eastern charm meets the legendary hospitality of the Asian brand. Within walking distance of the city’s key landmarks, such as Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art, the hotel also has world-class dining at its fingertips with Izu and Liang, as well as the beautifully indulgent The Spa.
Now that Qatar’s reopen to GCC guests, book the hotel’s Stay Again offer, to enjoy 20 per cent off the best available rate until September and enjoy once more the beautiful cultural GCC enclave of Doha.
7. PURE UBRAN ESCAPISM
Venture somewhere special for Eid Al Adha, with a stay at the majestic Park Hyatt Dubai. Located on the Dubai Creek, the views over the city are spectacular, while the Amara Spa is unrivalled in its journey of offering optimum peace and wellness.
Stay one of the beautiful rooms or suites, or the more private Creek Golf Villa – perfect for families – and enjoy breakfast at Brasserie du Park, either a Traiteur Summer Edition lunch or in-room dining Eid Menu for two, and complimentary access to the golf driving range, mini golf or tennis courts.