FACT brings you 28 of the best staycations in Dubai and the Northern Emirates for you to really beat the heat this summer.


DUBAI:

ANANTARA THE PALM DUBAI

Anantara The Palm Dubai has launched an exclusive UAE residents staycation specialwhere guests can experience a luxurious island staycation this summer. Located on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, the resort boasts mesmerising views of the city and the Arabian Gulf. Allow yourself to become immersed in magical island vibes as you soak up the sun and sand on the private 400-metre beach. For direct beach access choose one of the spacious one or two-bedroom beach pool villas, or for the ultimate in island living, the over water villas allow you to view the aquatic life through a glass panel inside the room. Rates start from AED 585 for a Premier Lagoon View Room based on double occupancy.

GO: Email resdubaipalm@anantara.com or call (0)4 567 8999 for bookings and more information.


ANDAZ THE PALM

Capturing Dubai’s eclectic style and heritage, Andaz Dubai The Palm presents a boutique hotel that blends old-world charm with contemporary luxury. Conveniently located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah opposite Nakheel Mall, it’s the perfect location to inspire curiosity and discover hidden gems. Allowing residents to enjoy a well-deserved beach break in safety by strictly following UAE government regulations, Andaz Dubai The Palm gives guests the chance to swap their self-isolation scenery for the golden shorelines of Palm Jumeirah. Inclusive of a la carte breakfast at neighbourhood restaurant The Locale and charming Dubai skyline views, the summer staycation offer starts from just AED 399++. To make the taste of this sizzling staycation package even sweeter, Andaz Dubai The Palm is giving guests 30% off all food and beverage at all-day neighbourhood hang out The Locale.

GO: Email andazdubaithepalm@andaz.com or call (0)4 581 1234 for bookings and more information


CAESARS PALACE BLUEWATERS DUBAI

As the temperatures increase, UAE residents can take advantage of a staycation right here in Dubai to create unforgettable memories at the city’s most sought-after island oasis. From breathtaking rooms, suites with private jacuzzis on the terrace, access to the 450-meter golden sand private beach, world-class dining and royal pampering, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai is where you can stay and relax in pure indulgence. Starting from just AED 756 per room per night, the sensational Stay Like A Caesar package comprises a 20% discount on room rates with complimentary breakfast and 20% discount off all food and beverage purchases across Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai.

GO: Email stay@caesarsdubai.ae or call (0)4 556 6666 for bookings and more information.


CROWNE PLAZA DUBAI

Situated in the heart of the city the stylish Crowne Plaza Dubai hotel is a five-minute walk from the World Trade Centre, 15 minutes from Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall and one hour away from the Dubai Expo 2020 site. The 568 rooms, suites and apartments are designed to accommodate business and leisure travellers. This summer Crowne Plaza Dubai offers guests a dining experience like no other where you can dine at any of the hotel’s restaurants for as little as AED 299 and get to spend the night in the comfort of one of the rooms for free.

GO: Email reservations@crowneplazadubai.com or call (0)4 305 4440 for bookings and more information.


DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT JUMEIRAH BEACH

Ideally located between The Walk, JBR and the Dubai Marina, Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai is an ideal destination for both business and leisure travellers. The four-star hotel features 360 rooms, suites and fully-services apartments, offering magnificent views of Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach where guests can experience seamless comfort, as well as five international restaurants and bars. This summer UAE residents rates start from AED260++ inclusive of a 30% discount on food and beverages.

GO: Call (0)4 439 8888 for bookings and more information.


DUKES THE PALM

A hotel that epitomises British charm and cosmopolitan luxury, on the Palm Jumeriah, at Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, each room has been designed with every last detail in mind, to make sure each stay is unique. Room rates start from AED 425++ per night and include private access to the luxury beach, complimentary breakfast and credit of AED 125 per room, per night, which is redeemable against food and beverage purchases.

GO: Email reservations.dubai@dukeshotel.com or call (0)4 455 1111 for bookings and more information.


FIVE JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

Make Dubai’s bespoke private pool sky villa your home for a week! FIVE Jumeirah now offers exclusive seven-night long stay rates for all of its luxe room categories. We’re talking floating bathtubs, floor-to-ceiling windows, your own private balcony, private pools and panoramic views overlooking Dubai! A 1-bed jacuzzi is AED 2,200 for seven nights, the 2-bed private pool sky villa is AED 4,900 for seven nights, and the 4-bed private pool sky villa is currently offered at AED 7,900 for seven nights. There’s never been a better time for a long stay break.

GO: Email fjvd.reservations@fivehotelsandresorts.com or call (0)4 42489999 for bookings and more information.


FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

Stay at Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road this summer. Located in Dubai’s famed city centre near to the Burj Khalifa and the luxurious Dubai Mall, the hotel features a 24-hour gym and heated outdoor pool. Treat yourself to a relaxing staycation in the city with exclusive UAE residents’ rates starting from AED185++ inclusive of a 30% discount on food and beverages.

GO: Call (0)4 323 0333 for bookings and more information.


INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY

InterContinental Dubai Festival City has exclusively partnered with Toys ‘R’ Us for both the young and young at heart this summer to stay and play in a fully appointed suite with toys, essentials and educational products for babies or children. Guests can order online all of the latest action figures, dolls, plushies and arts and crafts and get them delivered to the suites. Baking activities with the Intercontinetnal’s team of talented chefs are also on the menu and children below 12 years old eat for free during their stay. Rates start from AED 399++ and include a complimentary upgrade to an InterContinental Suite, private in-Suite Toy’s R Us branded family games and toys, a surprise welcome gift, breakfast and either lunch or dinner at Anise or via the in-room dining service. Guaranteed early check-in and late check-out mean extended quality time with the family.

GO: Email reservation.dfc@ihg.com or call (0)4 701 1111 for bookings and more information.


INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI MARINA

Stay in the heart of Dubai Marina and enjoy sumptuous meals at award-winning restaurants, while ensuring a memorable stay with the highest levels of service that are synonymous with the InterContinental Life. Soak in the stunning city views and enjoy delightful meals (breakfast and lunch/dinner) from the comfort of your room. Families will find their stay even more rewarding with kids staying and dining for free. Additional benefits include early check-in, late check-out and complimentary room upgrade to the next available room category. With prices starting from AED 420 per night, the hotel is ideally located for those wishing to discover the city.

GO: Call (0)4 446 6669 for bookings and more information.


JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL DUBAI

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai welcomes you to the heart of the city’s downtown district with modern luxury and award-winning service. Soaring above Sheikh Zayed Road, the five-star hotel is one of the tallest in the world and boasts awe-inspiring views of the water and the Dubai cityscape. Treat yourself this summer to a luxurious retreat in the heart of the city and enjoy an overnight stay in a Corner Suite inclusive of complimentary in-room breakfast, plus a three-course meal for two served in your suite or one of the hotels award-winning restaurants – Tong Thai, Prime68 or La Farine. Prices for the City Suite-cation start from AED 800.

GO: Call (0)4 414 0000 for bookings and more information.


KEMPINSKI HOTEL MALL OF THE EMIRATES

Take a quick break with the family at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. With exceptional views of Dubai and beyond, the luxurious rooms provide comfort and privacy with a full array of amenities to ensure that your stay is pleasurable. Enjoy a peaceful retreat by the pool, with 20% off the best available rate, sumptuous breakfast, early check-in at 10am, late check-out at 4pm and two tickets to Ski Dubai with the new Stay In Style package.

GO: Call (0)4 341 0000 for bookings and more information.


MEDIA ONE HOTEL

The great escape awaits you and your friends to unwind and relax this summer at Media One Hotel. Book your ultimate staycation, stay for 36 hours of unlimited fun and receive AED 200 pocket money, all for just AED 300. Check-in early at 9am and check out the following day at 9pm to make the most of your staycation and use your spending money to visit Garden On 8, CafeM or order dishes straight to the room.

GO: Email cu@mediaonehotel.com or call (0)4 427 1000 for bookings and more information.


MELIA DESERT PALM

Discover the warmth of Spanish hospitality and let Melia Desert Palm whisk you away on a perfect summer getaway. Book a two-bedroom pool villa for four guests for two nights for AED 7,999 and relax in a sophisticated home away from home. Each villa has its own garden, private temperature-controlled pool and al fresco dining area within a stone-walled courtyard for ultimate privacy. Spacious modern living rooms with high ceilings, kitchenette, Emperor beds, two superlatively designed bathrooms, with indoor and outdoor rain showers and a study in each residence. The offer includes daily breakfast, a private in-villa BBQ dinner (on one day), a private family picnic in the villa (on one day), a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbles and inflatable pool toys for kids.

GO: Email info.dp@melia.com or call (0)4 323 8888 for bookings and more information.


VENPICK HOTEL IBN BATTUTA GATE DUBAI

Unwind in one of Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai’s lush rooms and save up to 30% off when booking your five-star stay this summer. The hotel offers flexible stay options that adapt to you and are serving up fresh Italian cuisine at Sicilia Restaurant for lunch and dinner, as well as their signature Movenpick coffee at Revo Café. Relax and soak up some sun at the Instagramable rooftop pool or stay in shape at the health club. Get your shopping sorted at the Ibn Battuta shopping mall which is directly across from the hotel.

GO: Call (0)4 444 0000 for bookings and more information.


VENPICK HOTEL JUMEIRAH BEACH

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is in the heart of Dubai, walking distance from The Walk and Dubai Marina. Make yourself at home in one of the 294 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies and private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include four restaurants and a café. Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is welcoming back guests with an exclusive offer of 50% discount on room rate, all you need to do is sign up the to ALL – Accor Live Limitless lifestyle loyalty programme and book directly on all.accor.com.

GO: Call (0)4 455 6677 for bookings and more information.


ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE

Marking the summer months and a return to outdoor living, One&Only Royal Mirage has curated the ultimate staycation package for those seeking a secluded, ultra-luxury retreat this season. Giving guests everything they would expect from a One&Only stay – from expansive landscaped gardens and private golden sand beaches, to a selection of stylish suites and villas offering total privacy and hand on heart service – One&Only Royal Mirage offers residents the chance to return to an idyllic life by the sea. Situated along the shores of Jumeirah Beach, the hotel welcomes guests back with a UAE staycation beach escape, starting from AED 1,550+++ per night, including breakfast and a daily resort credit of AED 500 to spend on drinks and world-class dining. Guests can choose from a collection of guest rooms, suites and a spectacular Beach Garden Villa with private pool and spacious terraces – all with early check-in and late check-out guaranteed.

GO: Call (0)4 399 9999 for bookings and more information.


SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM

Enjoy some much-needed relaxation away from the city. Sofitel Dubai The Palm’s all-inclusive beverages offer provides an essential escape. Whether booking your hotel stay as a couple or family, upgrade your stay with the new All-Inclusive Staycation offer. This holiday package offers you the benefit of enjoying unlimited drinks daily at all of the restaurants across the resort. Additionally, you can enjoy a 30% discount on food while dining at any of the restaurants. The offer applies on Luxury Sea View Room bookings starting from AED995 per night for two adults with breakfast and all taxes included.

GO: Call (0)4 455 6677 for bookings and more information.


STUDIO ONE HOTEL

Until the end of August, residents can stay in one of Studio One’s stylish rooms for only AED 10 per hour! The only catch is that guests need to spend a minimum of 24 hours at the boutique hotel, so the deal comes at AED240 for 24hrs for two people. As if this wasn’t enough, Studio One will also give guests AED 150 to redeem at any of the home-grown restaurants. The food and beverage credit comes in handy AED 50 vouchers so you can spend as little or as much as you like anywhere and anytime during your stay; so whether you’re craving pizza from LARTE, oysters from The MAINE Street Eatery, a roast from The Irish Village, a Mexican feast from El Chapo’s Tacos or some dim-sum from Mr. Miyagi’s – you can have it all!

GO: Email cu@studioonehotel.com or call 800STUDIO or bookings and more information.


TAJ DUBAI

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 skillful 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. Each room thoughtfully reflects the Taj values of nobility and sincere care and is decorated with Indian art reflecting the brand’s heritage. The chic staycation rates start from AED 299++ per night in one of the hotel’s spacious and lavish Luxury Burj View rooms or suites, inclusive of daily breakfast, early check-in and late check-out until 6pm.

GO: Email reservations.tthxb@tajhotels.com or call (0)4 438 3100 for bookings and more information.


THE H DUBAI

The H Dubai, located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, is offering residents an affordable indulgence with its Summer Staycation package. The package starts at AED 299 and includes a range of benefits that will guarantee guests are happy, pampered, and well-taken care of. Consisting of an overnight stay for two, complimentary breakfast, room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, 25% discount on all hotel managed food and beverage outlets and access to the outdoor swimming pool, Quantum Health Club and Peloton Bike Studio. For those wanting to take time off with the family, kids under 12 years of age dine for free.

GO: Call (0)4 501 8888 for bookings and more information.


THE RITZ-CARLTON, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE

The upscale city sanctuary is conveniently situated on Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of the financial district, just a short drive to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Surrounded by restaurants, nightlife and attractions, this luxury hotel matches the splendours of Dubai with an array of five-star amenities. The hotel’s Summer Suite package includes luxurious accommodation in an Executive or Ambassador Suite, return transfers within the Dubai area, breakfast or dinner at Café Belge and exceptional amenities. The Executive Suite is priced at AED1250++ per night and the Ambassador Suite at AED 2800++ per night.

GO: Email dxbif.leads@ritzcarlton.com or call (0)4 372 2222 for bookings and more information.


VIDA EMIRATES HILLS

A tranquil lifestyle hub in the desirable Emirates Hills neighbourhood, Vida Emirates Hills is perfectly positioned only 10 minutes by foot from two of Dubai’s most iconic golf courses: Emirates Golf Club and Address Montgomerie. With rooms overlooking the greens, the hotel with its large infinity pool is ideal for a summer escape. Book your stay at Vida Emirates Hills this summer with the best available rate of AED 299++ and get a stay voucher valid for up to one year, plus a beverage on the house for every night you stay. Can it get any better? Yes! Guaranteed early check-in at 10am and late check-out at 6pm are also included in the offer.

GO: Email info.vithh@vidahotels.com or call (0)4 872 8888 for bookings and more information.


THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

FAIRMONT FUJAIRAH BEACH RESORT

Fujairah is known for its impressive backdrop of the Al Hajar Mountains, vast stretches of isolated beaches and laid-back relief from the bustle of city life. As the first art-inspired hotel in the emirate, each room at the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort has been meticulously designed and features a modern interpretation of luxury infused with Arabesque design and furnishings. Each room and suite also boasts a private al fresco balcony offering ocean views. No stay is complete without a trip to the Lava Beach Club, an excellent destination for the entire family designed in vibrant orange hues to represent an erupting volcano. Priced at AED 999 per room per night from Sunday to Thursday and AED 1599 per room per night on Fridays and Saturdays, the All-Inclusive Summer Staycation package includes a breakfast set menu at Canvas restaurant, lunch set menu at Canvas restaurant (or AED 100 dining credit per adult for a la carte consumption at the Lava Beach Club, or IAMMAI adults-only pool lounge), a dinner set menu at Canvas restaurant (or AED 100 dining credit per adult for a la carte consumption at the Lava Beach Club, IAMMAI adults-only pool lounge, or Copper Lobster). Plus unlimited service of select soft- and house beverages throughout the day from 11am to10 pm.

GO: Email fujairah.reservations@fairmont.com or call (0)9 204 1111 for bookings and more information.


FUJAIRAH ROTANA RESORT AND SPA

Nestled between the glistening shores of the Indian Ocean and the magnificent Hajar mountain range, the five-star Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa is a true retreat for guests seeking the ultimate getaway, from fun-filled family vacations and relaxed group stays to romantic breaks for couples. Swaying palms, picturesque water features, lush green gardens, and a pristine sandy beach create a tranquil setting for this resort haven on the Fujairah coast. Enjoy a stay in one of the newly renovated rooms or suites and guests who book for a minimum of two nights will receive 50% off their room rates. Additional discounts include 15% off dining, 20% off laundry services and 15% off in-room dining and delivery. The offer is only available Sunday to Wednesday.

GO: Call (0)9 244 9888 for bookings and more information.


RAMADA BEACH AJMAN

This summer, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman lets you unwind with a serene staycation at a reasonable price. Guests will get to rest and relax at the private beach amidst the calming waves and sea breeze, observing stringent preventive measures and social distancing guidelines, sun loungers at the private beach are set at least two meters apart. Enjoy a short road trip to the beautiful emirate of Ajman and book your stay in a standard room for as low as AED199 inclusive of breakfast. Alternatively, you can opt for a half-board stay for only AED 249, or save yourself the trouble of deciding where to eat by booking the full-board stay for just AED 299. All rates are applicable for bookings with two adults and two kids below six years old.

GO: Email sales@ramadabeachajman.com or call (0)6 742 9999 for bookings and more information.


THE CHEDI AL BAIT, SHARJAH

The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah’s traditionally decorated spacious rooms and warm décor embodies the perfect short escape for those who seek regeneration for their bodies and souls. The peaceful and quiet alleyways make a private space to explore the marvellous architecture of this heritage site, with a colour palette that will connect guests with the soul of the local culture. The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is offering rooms starting from AED700 per night with a room upgrade to the next available category or an added AED 200 in credit to spend at any of the hotel’s dining outlets or for spa treatments. In addition, utmost privacy represents a key feature at this boutique property, adhering to social distancing while creating a space of one’s own for each and every guest.

GO: Email reservations@chedialbaitsharjah.com or call (0)6 502 5555 for bookings and more information.


THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT

Guests can now experience the tranquillity, picturesque scenery and rich culture at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert with a unique staycation experience. Boasting 100 private villas each with temperature-controlled pools and a variety of dining options, as well as the intimacy of in-villa dining. Explore the Al Wadi Nature Reserve and immerse yourself in a Bedouin lifestyle with the unique and adventurous Ritz-Kids Rangers programme. Let your little ones discover their passion for nature and learn about desert flora and fauna, desert survival skills and environmental responsibility during bespoke Ritz-Kids interactions. Prices start from AED 1,700++ per villa, per night with a minimum stay of two nights for two adults and up to two children under 12 years. The package includes participation in the three-hour Ritz-Kids Rangers programme for two children, daily 60-minute interactive falcon and owl show, daily Breakfast in Kaheela, access to tailored Ritz-Kids activities and much more.

GO: Email reservation.rakdesert@ritzcarlton.com or call (0)7 206 7777 for bookings and more information.