Summer is, officially, behind us, and with the return of cooler weather, many UAE residents will be looking to plant their roots firmly back in the country. With temperatures still high and the season not quite in full swing, October is a fantastic time to enjoy an enticing UAE staycation. Without hoards of travellers, hotels and resorts look to pull in UAE residents with exciting staycation offers, and additions like complimentary meals, free-flowing beverages, upgrades and spa discounts. Here are the best staycation deals in the UAE this month.
Staycation deals UAE – October 2023
Staycation deals in Dubai
Perfect for UAE residents looking to upgrade their weekend pool time and enjoy beautiful views in a vibrant location Jumeirah Living Marina Gate is offering a UAE staycation this month. Located on the edge of Dubai Marina overlooking bobbing yachts and palm-lined boulevards, the shiny, ultra-modern hotel and residential tower offers a great spot to unwind, relax and enjoy the cooler weather. UAE residents are able to get a 30% saving on stays, enjoy complimentary breakfast, and get 20% off in the Amara Lounge – the hotel’s all-day restaurant. Guests booking a Premium Two Bedroom Suite or Premium Three Bedroom Suite will also get complimentary access to Jumeirah’s private beachfront at the Madinat, and all staycationers will get a preferential rate to the Wild Wadi Waterpark™.
Dubai Marina; jumeirah.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Waldorf Astoria DIFC
A city staycation is a great way to mix up summer in the UAE, with urban properties usually in close proximity to the UAE’s best shopping and restaurants. This is the case for Waldorf Astoria DIFC – a chic urban escape with an award-winning restaurant, rooftop pool and relaxing spa. The property is offering a UAE staycation this summer on bookings of a mimumum of two nights. The staycation deal includes breakfast for two at the sleek Bull & Bear restaurants, f&b credit of AED250, 20% discount on spa treatments and complimentary early check-in and late check-out, allowing you to enjoy your stay from as early as 10 am up until 4 pm on departure day. What’s more, the property is also offering complimentary room upgrades to the next available category (up to the King Premier Suite).
Za’abeel, DIFC, Dubai; hilton.com
Fairmont The Palm
As one of Dubai’s oldest and most loved beach resorts, Fairmont Dubai The Palm has long been a popular UAE staycation spot. From the fragrant, Arabian-rose scented lobby to the three swimming pools, private golden beach, Fairmont spa and award-winning dining outlets – the hotel is home to favourite Little Miss India – the hotel has everything for a beachy getaway with your loved one, friends or as a family. This summer, the Palm Jumeirah hotel is offering UAE residents an attractive nightly rate of AED449 per night, including two-for-one on breakfast and dinner buffets and 25% savings on all the property’s dining and drinking outlets.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; fairmont.com
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
A contemporary urban hotel in old Dubai, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is a great spot for a UAE staycation, thanks to its sweeping swimming pool with Creek views and a fantastic array of family activities. What’s more, families can bring their beloved fur babies along for the stay, as Jumeirah Creek Hotel has designed pet-friendly areas and special in-room pet amenities on request. This season, the hotel is offering a Pet Staycation with up to 25% savings on paw-friendly rooms with complimentary breakfast using the code PETCATION. Included in the pet staycation are pet treats for your furry friends and up to 30% savings on spa treatments – giving adults the chance to unwind while little ones will love feeding the fish at the Plumeria fishpond, private cinema hosting movie nights and a two-tier swimming pool.
Dubai Creek; +971 4 230 8555, jumeirah.com
Staycation deals in Ras Al Khaimah
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
Ritz-Carlton operates two iconic properties in Ras Al Khaimah – The Ritz-Carlton Rask Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, and beachy The Ritz-Carlton, Al Hamra Beach. Al Hamra opts for a more tropical, Balinese vibe, located on the white sands of the vibrant Al Hamra community – home to an 18-hole golf course, shops, a marina and restaurants. Guests stay in a collection of beachfront private pool villas and enjoy foliage-filled gardens, beach access and Indian Ocean island-inspired decor with billowing white bed drapes, lots of teak and outdoor bathtubs and showers. Until 30 April 2024, the hotel is offering a Golf Escapes package for both UAE residents and tourists, making the most of the resort’s strategic location next to the PGA-sanctioned Al Hamra Golf Course. Guests can enjoy a play on the course when staying in an Al Bahar Tented Pool Villa using the promotional code ZJ4.
Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah; villas from AED2,500 per night; ritzcarlton.com/alhamrabeach.
Staycation deals in Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi EDITION
Ian Schrager’s sophisticated Edition is one of Abu Dhabi’s sleekest and most popular hotels, located at the trendy Al Bateen marina and bringing the brand’s signature London-meets-New York City vibe to the UAE capital. The property is offering two attractive staycation deals this summer, one on its minimalist and modern rooms and the other on its luxurious suites. With EDITION Escape, guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a deluxe room with breakfast and dinner at chic brasserie Market at EDITION from AED700 per night. Alternatively, for AED1,200, The Suite Escape includes early check-in, late check-out – into a suite, of course – breakfast for two at Market and AED350 in food and beverage credit to enjoy during the stay.
AL Bateen, Abu Dhabi; editionhotels.com