Book A Staycation For A Bargain, Mamas!
Whether you’re looking to book a little Eid treat for the fam or you want to break up the summer months with a staycation (or two) there are some fabulous travel offers in the UAE to make the most of, mamas!
If it’s a romantic break with the hubby that you’re after then the gorgeous Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is just the place. Set in a lush palm oasis with views across golden dunes, each of the 42 private suites are built in traditional Bedouin style and surrounded by nature. Between May 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018 there’s a 30% discount across a stay, dining and spa too. Bliss. Simply quote ‘Wander More’ on booking.
Prepare for a water adventure, mamas! Booking a stay at Atlantis gets UAE Residents up to 15 per cent off on the hotel’s best available rates while enjoying complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium too. You can also get other deals here using your ID card such as discounts on standalone Dolphin Bay tickets, discounted pamper days which include lunch, full body massages and scrubs along with complimentary access to the beach and pools. Hooray! That’s summer sorted…
Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa launched its new ‘Do Not Disturb’ summer promotion offering rates from Dhs550 per room per night until September 30. An oasis in the desert complete with shaded courtyards, walkways and water features which provide a cool shelter from the scorching sun there are also fabulous facilities and children’s activities plus additional summer benefits including 50 per cent discount on all restaurants and lounges and complimentary access to the leisure facilities.
Take the fam to the parks and stay there too at the Polynesian themed Lapita Hotel. Not only will you get special discounted rates but also unlimited access to all the parks for two adults and two children. The stay also includes breakfast and return transfers.
From AED 670 per person, valid until September 30.
An offer that’s just as good for families as it is for adrenaline junkies, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has introduced its ‘Zip, Sip, Dip’ promotion until end August. This is one of the most family friendly properties in the region with 5 swimming pools and a splash park plus plenty of kids play spaces. And the package includes a one night stay with pool and beach access plus a zip on the world’s longest zipline at Jebel Jais, breakfast and late checkout. For rates visit the website here.
Take advantage of a brilliant 30% discount off the best available rate at The Fairmont, Fujairah Beach Resort in the coastal region of Dibba. Inspired by art, the interiors include plenty of beautiful pieces and a mix of modern bohemian with art-deco and arabesque touches. Kids will love the Aqua Bounce (basically a huge inflatable play space on the water) and the pools – and mama will love the spa! You’ll also get 20% discount on dining at Artesan, Café Pronto and The Copper Lobster. Road trip, anyone?
Just under an hour out of Dubai, the luxurious Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is set amidst pristine white sand beaches and lush mangroves – and has a pool that just screams ‘dive in!’ plus shallow kids pools and a children’s activity area for plenty of fun. Their summer offer incudes a three course dinner at the resorts signature all day dining restaurant with prices starting from Dhs1,100 per person.
We’re loving all the boutique hotels popping up across the city – and FORM Hotel Dubai is no exception. Located in the heart of Dubai’s Cultural Village in the Al Jadaf neighbourhood, the hotel features art-deco inspired furniture and gorgeous interiors plus healthy living restaurants and an amazing half-length Olympic rooftop pool with view across the Al Jadaf boatyards.
The Special Opening rate during the Eid period starts at AED 224 per night inclusive of breakfast and exclusive of taxes and 5% VAT.
How about an Eid staycation onboard the QE2, mamas?! With an exciting weekend of activities planned for passengers of all ages, it’s the perfect time to board and experience this historical vessel- especially as the rates and packages on offer are fab! From brunches and entrance to the new Laguna waterpark to evening shows and football games, this is definitely an experience the fam won’t forget.
Pay AED 888 per couple for a Half Board stay including Laguna Water Park access for two with shuttle bus service, buffet breakfast and brunch (with soft drinks) and the chance for kids up to the age of 6 to stay and eat for free. Or go for the AED 999 per couple option which includes all of the above plus a buffet dinner too. All aboard!
The brand new Kingfisher Lodge, part of the Sharjah Collection by Mantis, sounds so sassy that we’re packing our bags and booking a stay pronto! Mixing luxury with eco-tourism, the property is separated from the mainland by a river, overlooks the Indian Ocean and surrounded by wetlands, mangroves and pristine beaches plus lots of wildlife including turtles, gazelles and rare birds. And how about this for cool – the rooms are made up of 25 luxury tents each with a private pool (think safari chic) and there’s a wellness spa to retreat to when you need a little rest and relaxation. For special opening rates visit
Hero image sourced via Pexels.