For many of us, staying in the UAE for another summer was never on the cards, but what with the constantly changing travel picture wreaking havoc on our summer escape plans, we’ve resigned ourselves to staying put. But don’t despair, at British Mums we’ve got your back. Living in a popular holiday destination, it’s easy to forget just what there is on our own doorstep so we’ve compiled a list of some amazing staycation options for you across the UAE, so you can enjoy a true holiday vibe even if you’re only 30 minutes down the road from home!
The something special staycation
If you, like many of us, stayed in Dubai last summer you might be looking to really push the boat out this year and if so then Zaya Nurai Island is for you. Just a short 15 minute boat ride off the shores of Abu Dhabi, the island resort is comprised of dreamy individual villas set on the beach, within their own private gardens or looking out over the water for the ultimate in luxury. There are 5 dining outlets offering a variety of cuisines including Mexican and Asian, a kids club with a full programme of activities for children of all ages and an award-winning spa with spectacular sea views and a great range of treatments to help you completely unwind – sheer bliss.
Price: Starting from AED 3,050 per night for a Beach Villa.
Validity: Until 31st August 2021.
The one for the Waterbabies Staycation
Let’s face it – kids are happiest in the water, especially during this time of year. The Westin and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark boasts an incredible array of refreshing pools to keep you cool. Skip, slide and splash over at Jungle Bay Waterpark with its flumes, splash pads and amazing wave pool. If you can pry the kids away from all the aqua action then the acclaimed Kids Club is also available for 4-12 year olds! While the kids are having a blast, pamper yourself with a relaxing treatment at the day spa or make use of the 25% restaurant discount and enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the 9 award-winning food and beverage outlets.
Price: Starting from AED 600 per night.
Validity: June through to 31st December 2021.
To Book: Please visit www.marriott.com to book, quoting LRR.
The Thrill Seeker Staycation
You’ve organised a trip to a theme park, strategically planned your day to make sure you get on all of the rides but it’s getting late, the kids are beginning to tire and you’ve yet tomake it round the park. Sound familiar? Well Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks & Resorts have the perfect solution with their summer staycation offer. Experience the Bed & Breakfast offer and get free daily access to Dubai Parks and Resorts, including Riverland, Motiongate, LEGOLAND, LEGOLANDWaterpark and Bollywood, plus a free breakfast and 20% off food and beverages. You can choose from a King Resort View room for two or if you need a bit more space with the kids there’s the Twin Resort View room. There’s Half Board options available too so you can find the package that works for you.
Price: Starting from AED 450 based on the Bed & Breakfast package for 2 adults in a King Resort View room and AED 650 for 2 adults and 2 children in a Twin Resort Room.
Validity: This offer is valid to UAE residents from June through to September 2021.
To Book: For bookings please click here.
The Scenic Sanctuary Staycation
To really feel a million miles away from the bustling city and take advantage of those cooler temperatures, (a few degrees makes all the difference at this time of year), why not head east to the InterContinental Fujairah? This stunning resort nestled between the mountains and the sea has a fantastic Full Board summer package, offering access to the beautiful private Al Aqah beach, four swimming pools, O Spa by L’Occitane and some great fitness and wellness experiences including water sports, yoga and tennis as well as Planet Trekkers Kids Club. Full Board includes an assisted buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and endless soft and alcoholic house beverages from a select menu.
Price: AED 950+++ Sunday to Wednesday and AED 1,250+++ Thursday to Saturday on a Classic Garden View room for 2 adults and 2 children under 6 years of age. Rates are subject to 10% service charge, 10% municipality fee and 5% VAT.
Validity: This offer is valid to UAE residents from June through to 31st August 2021. Public holidays, blackout dates and terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.
To Book: Please call 09 209 9601 or email email@example.com quoting BRITMUM.
The Something for Everyone Staycation
When you have a family comprising all different age groups, it can sometimes be a struggle to keep everyone entertained. DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah promises something for everyone at their spacious and contemporary resort. You’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice with their 13 on-site restaurants and bars, 7 outdoor pools, indoor adults pool and floating sea pool, a 24-hour gym, spa, a new Padel Tennis court and an amazing kids club with climbing wall and arcade zone. There’s also a rather exciting Pirate Boat Aqua Zone for the whole family to enjoy, whilst the Tarzan Boat (out at sea) aimed at teens and adults and featuring slides, dive boards and a rope swing for guaranteed fun.
Price: Starting from AED 499 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children including breakfast. Kids below 12 years old stay for free with breakfast included; for different meal plans, hotel kid’s policy applies; Kids below 6 eat for free, 6 – 12 years pay 50%, kids above 12 years are considered as adults.
For bookings with a minimum length of stay of 3 nights or more, guests will receive one free scratch card upon check in, with guaranteed prize.
Validity: 31st August 2021.
To Book: Please call 07 203 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The One for The Foodies Staycation
For those of us with a true appreciation for fine dining, then a stay at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai is a great one for the summer’s bucket list. This half board UAE residents offer starts at AED 1,500++ per night for a family of 4 and includes a daily buffet breakfast at Caravan as well as lunch or dinner at a choice of over 100 restaurants across Dubai! How you ask? Dine around offer by MORECRAVINGS, Marriott Bonvoy is a special half board offer available at the luxurious beachside retreat in the heart of JBR that allows guests to not only dine at the hotel’s 8 restaurants and bars but at a choice of others within the Marriott portfolio – perfect if you’re taking an extended trip and want to try a bit of variety. Some of our faves like Akira Back, Bussola, Prime68, Fish are included, so it’s perfect for sampling tantalising cuisine from both international and home-grown concepts across the Emirates. For more details on participating restaurants, you can visit www.morecravings.com/offers/dine-around.
Price: Starting from AED 1,500++ for a family of 2 adults and 2 children including breakfast and lunch or dinner. Children below 12 years old stay for free and dine complimentary from the kids menu, and also get complimentary daily access to Ritz Kids Club.
Validity: 31st August 2021.