It’s been a tough few months with everyone having to stay at home and now we’re in for a long hot summer in the UAE as many people aren’t travelling home to the UK yet. To make the heat a bit more bearable, why not book a staycation this summer? These UAE hotels are the perfect place to unwind and just get away from home for a while and enjoy some of the breathtaking views and popular attractions of the Middle East. Whilst the sheer number of hotels in the UAE may make the possibilities seem endless, we’ve done the not-so-hard work for you, rounding up a list of the best places worth booking.

Where luxury and desert unite at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert brings together pampering services with opportunities to discover the scenic nature reserve, creating an unforgettable treat. The resort boasts 100 villas with temperature-controlled pools, a variety of dining options, including intimate in-villa dining, (which we love!) and a host of activities for the adventurous, such as archery and desert biking. Take up the Ritz-Kids Rangers offer and you can get participation in the 3-hour Ritz-Kids Rangers programme for two children from 4 to 11 years old, with tailored activities, like shelter making, secrets of the sidr tree, survival stories, desert navigation, sandfish tracking, sustainable practices and more, making it the perfect summer family holiday and lots to do for the children, which is high on the priority list for many mums.

This staycation deal is valid until 20th December and prices start from AED 1,700++ per villa, per night inclusive of breakfast for two adults and two children under the age of 12 years. For more information, please visit https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/al-wadi-desert/offers. For reservations or more information, please contact 07 206 7777, e-mail reservation.rakdesert@ritzcarlton.com or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/rasalkhaimah.

Island Inspired Retreat at The Ritz-Carlton Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

A secluded oasis set along the Arabian Gulf, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach celebrates natural beauty and cultural heritage. We love the seclusion and privacy as the resort has only 32 private villas, each with its own pool and direct beach access. The hotel also offers a collection of experiences including outdoor adventure, fabulous dining and wellness with beachside activities including archery, watersports and yoga. With beautiful surroundings this escape is perfect after months of being at home and in need of a change of scenery! Book the Reconnect Oceanside offer and pamper yourself and your loved ones. This package offers guests the opportunity to spend quality moments with the family along with daily resort credit and breakfast, among other benefits.

This staycation deal is valid until 30th September and prices start from AED 2,900++ per villa, overnight in a luxurious private tented beach villa with your own temperature-controlled pool for two adults and up to two children under 12 years. For more information on the exclusive offers, please visit https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/al-hamra-beach/offers. For reservations or more information, please contact 07 204 8888, e-mail reservation.rakbeach@ritzcarlton.com or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/rasalkhaimah.

Enjoy the Arabian Gulf’s blue waters at Nikki Beach Resort and Spa

Located on the waterfront of Pearl Jumeirah, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa features spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and the awe-inspiring Dubai skyline. We love the beautiful white rooms and the crisp blue accents and how it brings the beach right into your room! There’s a choice of rooms, suites and private pool villas with one and two bedrooms for the ultimate family staycation. The resort serves up refined cuisine in its restaurants, fitness experiences at Tone Gym and also offers access to a wide range of watersports including water-skiing, kayaking and banana boat rides. This is a great staycation spot as you feel very far away from city life, but without long travel times!

This staycation is valid until 31st August and prices start from AED 1,500 for the Signature Seaview Suite inclusive of breakfast for two adults and up to two children under the age of 12 (including taxes). For reservations or more information please contact 04 376 6000, email reservations.dubai@nikkibeachhotels.com or visit dubai.nikkibeach.com.

British Mums exclusive offer with The Oberoi Beach Resort

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is just a short drive from Dubai, but with it’s refreshing greenery, it feels like an eternity away. This hidden gem is the only 5-star luxury resort in Ajman and boasts a 500 metre white sand beach with pristine clear waters as well as an 85 metre-long, temperature controlled swimming pool. This gorgeous resort offers a choice of rooms, suites and is also the only place in Ajman to offer private pool villas with one, two or three bedrooms. All rooms and suites are modern and elegant in design with a private terrace and sea views, whilst the villas are perfect for enjoying a beautiful UAE sunset. Delight at gourmet international restaurant, Vinesse or work up a sweat in the gym, however if we get a break from the kids, we’ll be relaxing poolside at our private villa!

British Mums has exclusive summer rates with The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah which you can view here (https://britishmums.com/dubai/exclusive-offers-oberoi-beach-resort-al-zorah/). This offer is valid up to 30th September and to book, please email reservations.toaz@oberoihotels.com and quote BMUMS. To find out more, please contact 06 504 4888 or visit www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-al-zorah-ajman.

Beachside Oasis at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa

Featuring three swimming pools, recreational activities, direct access to Jumeirah Beach and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal choice for beach, city or family holidays in Dubai.

This offer is available until the 30th of September with prices starting from AED 650 per night including breakfast at Brasserie 2.0 and dinner in one of their award-winning restaurants PLUS a 25% discount of food and beverage. Now that’s a bargain! For reservations and for more information, please contact 04 317 6565 or visit leroyalmeridien-dubai.com.

Beach Retreat outside the city at JA The Resort

Unwind at Dubai’s Only True Resort at JA Palm Tree Court. So close to the city yet so far from the everyday, this is where you can enjoy the tranquillity of an 800 metre private beach or immerse yourself in any of the temperature-controlled swimming pools. With 1 million square metres of nature and a wide range of experiences, including 4 tennis courts, a world-class golf course, a shooting club, horse-riding, kayaking and SUPs, there really is something for everyone!

This offer is valid until 30th September and prices start from AED 396 ++ per room per night, for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years, with 100% credit back on dining and experiences. For reservations and to find out more, please contact 04 814 5800, email reservations.jatheresort@jaresorts.com or visit www.jaresortshotels.com/dubai-staycation.

Family Fun at Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

Head down the coast to The Doubletree by Hilton Resort on Marjan Island this summer for some quality family-time designed with the kids in mind. This resort has a choice of spacious and modern rooms, suites and villas, with sea or pool views. Head outside to a choice of chilled pools and a range of activities for the kids! There’s a fab playground, kids pool, kids club with a climbing wall and splash area and a pirate ship with slides and sprinklers. And for us parents, there’s a spa, gym and a Tarzan Boat with high boards and a rope swing for our hubbies who still think they’re in their 20s. If you get a free moment, then head on over to the Floating Sea Pool, which is adults only and located in the middle of the azure blue waters of the Arabian Sea. The resort has 14 bars and restaurants so whether you are into health food, snacks or gourmet food all the way, there’s something to tickle your palate!

In the current conditions, safety is the number one priority and DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is the first resort in Ras Al Khaimah to be certified by Bureau Veritas with the Stay Safe Certificate, so rest assured they’re taking all the necessary precautions. Prices start from AED 480++ per room including breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 and are valid until 31st August 2020. Guests who stay 3 nights or more are also entered into a raffle draw for weekly prizes and will receive 2 tickets for the Jebel Jais Zipline or the Suwaidi Pearl Farm. For reservations and to find out more, please contact 07 203 0000, email reservations_dtmarjan@hilton.com or visit http://www.marjanislandresort.doubletreebyhilton.com/

Great rates and exclusive F&B discount at JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Enjoy an adventurous escape in the mountains at JA Hatta Fort Hotel, where it’ll definitely be a few degrees cooler than the coast this summer. This hidden gem is an old-school favourite and has recently been refurbished giving the hotel a fresh new look while maintaining the charm and character it’s so well known for. Expect rooms with private balconies and panoramic views of the majestic Al Hajar Mountains, blue skies and lush manicured lawns. Unique Hatta experiences include archery, air gun shooting, mini golf, target driving range, recreation centre and two swimming pools. There’s also more fabulous experiences in and around Hatta including Hatta Kayak and the Hatta Honey Bee Farm. The kids will love the drive through the Hajar mountains on the way to the hotel and don’t miss the goats, tortoises and deer that roam the grounds!

Stay midweek at JA Hatta Fort Hotel from only AED 369 ++ per room including breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children up to the age of 12. We’ve also got an exclusive British Mums offer of 50% discount on all other food and beverage so make sure you quote BMUMS when booking! (Rates not applicable on Thursdays/Fridays or Eid). For reservations and to find out more, please contact 04 814 5555, e-mail reservations.hfh@jaresorts.com or visit  https://www.jaresortshotels.com/dubai/ja-hatta-fort-hotel.

Escape to Fairmont Ajman

Nestled on the cusp of the Arabian Gulf, alongside one of the most spectacular beaches in the United Arab Emirates, is Fairmont Ajman. The 14 story property features 252 guest rooms and suites (all with sea views), including two story penthouses, outdoor leisure facilities with a 200 metre stretch of pristine beachfront, a fitness centre and spa. If you love a variety of dining options, this is the one for you. Offering an innovative dining portfolio the Fairmont Ajman boasts an eclectic range of seven restaurants and lounges, including Kiyi, the Turkish restaurant and Gioia, an interactive theatre of Italian themed à la carte restaurant.

The UAE residents’ staycation offer gives guests 20% off from the best available rate; 20% discount on dining at Spectrum and Gioia restaurants; and includes breakfast, and can be booked via https://www.fairmont.com/ajman/offers/uae-and-gcc-residents-offer/ For reservations and to find out more, please contact 06 701 5757, email ajman.reservations@fairmont.com or visit Fairmont.com/Ajman.

All Inclusive Staycation at Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Fancy a few nights away where everything’s included? Well the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City’s all-inclusive staycation means that you don’t have to worry about extras being added onto the bill!  Located on the water’s edge of the historic Dubai Creek, this staycation offer is perfect for a family getaway and the best bit, kids under 12 stay and dine for free! With early check in and late check out, the one bedroom suite makes for the perfect home away from home, and you don’t even have to leave the city! Relax poolside, head to the gym and enjoy a break from work, school and looking after the house. This special rate includes a complimentary breakfast at Anise and unlimited food and drinks from 12noon – 8pm at the infinity glass pool. And if you fancy brunching?  Then join the Belgian brunch every Friday from 12.30-4pm for AED 150 for food, soft drinks and pool access and AED 250 for alcoholic beverages.

This staycation deal is valid until 31st August 2020 and prices are an amazing AED 499 per person (soft drinks) and AED 599 (alcoholic beverages), per night inclusive of breakfast and unlimited food and drink at the infinity pool from 12pm – 8pm. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 701 1111, e-mail reservation.dfc@ihg.com or visit https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/dubai/dxbhb/hoteldetail.

 

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