Winter – it’s a wonderful time of year, and there’s no better way to get through the cooler months than with a cosy weekend away. After all, a staycation is the new vacation and luckily there are a wealth of destinations close to home that make for an idyllic weekend away. So pack your bags, because we’ve done the hard work for you and chosen the best UAE breaks that are just as good as a trip abroad.

* Terms and conditions apply and rates are subject to tax and service charges. Rates and offers are not valid on public holidays and certain other black out dates may apply. Please check with the respective hotel or resort if you have any questions regarding your booking.

Family Activities at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

The luxury all villa resort brings together pampering services with opportunities to discover the beauty of the Arabian desert, creating an unforgettable experience for the entire family. The resort’s equestrian centre offers lessons and experiences for guests of all ages and skill levels, while other activities include archery, biking, stargazing, bird-watching, nature drives and more.

Prices start from AED 1,800++* per night in a luxurious pool villa with your own temperature-controlled pool for 2 adults and up to 2 children under 12 years. Children under 12 years stay and dine for FREE and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert has made sure that the rooms are equipped with a dedicated study space and High-Speed Internet Access in-villa in order to facilitate any required online learning. In addition, you’ll receive resort credit of AED 200 per villa per stay to use at the spa and on activities, access to the Fitness Centre, Oasis Pool & Bar and Ritz Kids Club activities and a daily 45-minute interactive Owl and Falcon show. This offer is valid until December 2020, certain dates excluded.

For reservations and great family packages, please call 07 206 7777, email rc.rktrw.resort.services@ritzcarlton.com or visit their website.

Half Board at Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection

Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection have just launched a relaxing staycation package for their deluxe rooms which is perfect for families! Conveniently located in Dubai Parks and Resorts, with quick and easy access to a variety of popular attractions, activities and dining options – the hotel boasts two F&B outlets, two lagoon-style pools with a lazy river, spa and health club and a dedicated kids club.

Stay for just AED 735* per night HALF BOARD for 2 adults and 2 children (3-12 years) and enjoy access to Motiongate™ Dubai, and 20% discount on dining! Alternatively indulge in a luxurious 3-bed villa for AED 2,480* per night, which includes an in-villa breakfast and buggy transfer to and from the park – perfect for a special occasion! This offer is valid until 30th November 2020.

For reservations and to find out more, please visit their website via this special link and use promo code 0KQ.

Limitless Fun mid-week at InterContinental® Fujairah Resort

Cradled between the magnificent Hajar Mountains and exquisite Al Aqah Beach, InterContinental® Fujairah Resort enjoys breathtaking panoramas of the turquoise Indian Ocean and is located a short two hour drive from Dubai.

Enjoy a guaranteed ocean-facing room with a spacious balcony from only AED 750++ per night on the all-inclusive ‘Limitless’ package. Limitless includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at NAMA Global Dining, unlimited soft and house beverages from a select menu at NAMA and by the Infinity Pool from 11am to 6.30pm.

Please use the code FUNMUM2 when making your reservation. This offer is valid until 23rd November  2020 from Saturday to Wednesday, excluding blackout dates and public holidays.

For reservations and to find out more, please call 09 209 9601 or email reservation.fjrae@ihg.com.

Family Staycation Savings at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Inspire your sense of possibility at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina with 500 metres of private Arabian Gulf beaches. Known for their family-friendly amenities, the beach hotel offers an acclaimed kids club, so parents can partake in instructor-led water sports, day spa treatments and enjoy an array of restaurants and bars.

Enjoy an amazing rate for the entire family at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina! Visit from AED 499++* per night and enjoy a spectacular stay including breakfast, a private family cabana and AED 200 resort credit per night. Huge bonus is that kids below 12 stay for FREE and enjoy complimentary meals, the kids club is open with unlimited access for 4-12 year olds (woo hoo!) and there’s daily ice cream available!

For more information and reservations, please call 04 511 7771 or email 01895.reservations@lemeridien.com or visit their website.

Book at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach for a True Beach Staycation

A secluded oasis set along the Arabian Gulf, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach invites guests to explore coral reefs, cultural treasures and the depths of the Dubai desert. Paddleboarding, fishing and kayaking are offered in the sparkling sea, and the adjacent Al Hamra Golf Club features 18 holes of golf hugging the coastline.

The hotel hassle amazing offers running until the end of the year, where you can make reservations with a host of added values!  Prices start from AED 3,000++ per villa per night with children staying and dining complimentary with two paying adults. Their resort offers luxurious private villas with your own temperature-controlled pool, daily buffet breakfast, access to the fitness centre and private beach AND complimentary access to the Nature Reserve at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. It’s the ideal isolated beach escape.

To find out more and for reservations, please call 07 204 8888, email rc.rktrz.call.center@ritzcarlton.com or visit their website.

Stellar Staycation at W Dubai – The Palm

Soak up the good life with W Dubai – The Palm’s spectacular ‘Stellar Staycation’ offer starting from AED 650++, giving the city’s sun seekers the perfect reason to escape to Dubai’s hottest hotel with the coolest offers on The Palm.

Guests who book into a ‘Stellar Staycation’ at W Dubai – The Palm, will not only escape to a hotel room with state-of-the-art features and stunning views of Dubai, but will also experience a whole host fabulous benefits, including a buffet breakfast for two adults at LIV restaurant and a fab 25% off on meals, across a stunning range of restaurants and bars – including celebrity chef restaurants, Torno Subito and Akira Back. Guests can also avail 50% off at the glamorous AWAY Spa on 30, 60- and 90-minute massages – yes please!

For reservations and to find out more, please call 04 245 5555, email wpalmreservations@whotels.com or visit their website.

A Magical Glamping Staycation at Longbeach Campground, Ras Al Khaimah

Dome Suite

Immerse yourself in an authentic glamping experience on the shorelines of Ras Al Khaimah at Longbeach Campground! Choose from authentic deluxe bell tents, family tents or opt for an en suite safari, dome or new addition Sunset Terrace tent suites this winter. Experience glamping first-hand with an African drumming session by the camp fire, plunge into an infinity pool and partake in a range of activities from Salsa dancing, sand art, archery, beach yoga, watersports, pottery and crafting to name a few. The little ones have their own world of adventure with plenty of activities including a petting zoo, karate classes, junior chef classes, kite flying, pottery, board games, painting competitions and countless other activities at the kids’ club.

Overnight stays start from AED 249* on room only basis in the Authentic Deluxe Tent midweek, but there’s also the option to upgrade to Half Board which includes a delicious breakfast buffet and BBQ dinner spread as well as unlimited selected beverages between 7-10pm.

For more information or to book, please call 800 5700 toll free, WhatsApp 052 358 0765 or visit www.binmajid.com/hotels/longbeach using promo code BMUMS. Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 5% VAT and is applicable to a family of 2 adults and 2 kids below 6 years.

Complimentary Room Upgrade at Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort

Ajman Saray

Nestled near the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf where white sandy beaches dazzle in the sun, Ajman Saray is the first beach-side Luxury Collection Resort in the Middle East. Enjoy the exceptional personal service and renowned Arabian hospitality in one of the 205 inviting rooms and suites featuring panoramic views of the sea and Ajman creek. Treat yourself and your loved ones to beachside luxury, enticing culinary delights and lots of fun by the resort pool. Guests looking for wellbeing will find a modern, fully equipped gym, plus an indulgent GOCO Spa experience that pampers the senses.

Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade at Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort when you book this winter. Prices start from AED 377++* per room per night and children under 6 stay and dine for free. Enjoy unlimited access to the resort’s private fitness centre, pool and beach and Marriott Bonvoy members will receive a fab AED 200 resort credit per day.

For more information or reservations, please call 06 714 2222, email Reservations.Ajman@luxurycollection.com or visit www.ajmansaray.com, select you preferred stay date and use the booking code EZR in the Corporate/Promotional code box. Offer is valid until 31st October 2020 and inclusions are subject to change.

Mountain Escape at JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Embrace your adventurous spirit at Dubai’s only mountain resort and much loved staycation spot, JA Hatta Fort Hotel. Take a break from city life and explore more of the great outdoors! Book a stay starting from AED 575++* per night including breakfast and get 50% off your third night.

Drive through the picturesque Hajar Mountains of Dubai before you arrive at the charming JA Hatta Fort Hotel, which offers a great base for exploring some of Hatta’s key attractions including the Hatha Honey Bee Farm and Hatta Dam. However there’s plenty to do on the grounds of Hatta itself, from visiting the reindeer, goats and bunnies to aking a splash at the family pool (there’s an adults only one too)! There’s also mini golf, giant chess and ample grounds to let the kids run off some steam or fly some kites!

To find out more and for reservations, please call 04 814 5400, email reservations.hfh@jaresorts.com or visit their website. Please use booking code JA-CALLING.

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