Nishta Mital30 Aug 2017 AT 10:58 AM

11 amazing daycation deals in the UAE

Pool, beach and spa access for lazy days
Nishta Mital30 Aug 2017 AT 10:58 AM
Daycation, Pool, Beach, Spa, Dubai, UAE, Eid, Eid Al Adha
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Whether you have three of four days off for Eid Al Adha, you’ve probably spent a considerable amount of time searching for a staycation. But if shelling out a couple of thousands for a night has given you cold feet before pressing the ‘confirm booking’ button then a daycation is an equally fun option. For a much lesser price many hotels in the UAE are offering all-day access to their five-star facilities. So just pack up your swimwear and block off some time in the long weekend to experience a day of pampering and return back home to your own comfortable beds.

1. Zabeel Saray, Dubai
The breathtaking Zabeel Saray looks straight off the set of Magnum Opus. Enjoy a one-hour pampering session with the tailor made peppermint oil massage at Talise Ottoman Spa, with access facilities including steam, sauna, pool and beach access. The package includes an authentic Lebanese lunch spread at the Al Nafoorah restaurant.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 453 0456, website

2. Raffles, Dubai
Get yourself inside the pyramid for Raffles’ ‘relax by the pool’ offer. The AED150 package includes all-day access to the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi as well as two complimentary beverages, or you can upgrade to the AED399 package with any rejuvenating massage treatment or deep cleansing facial at the Raffles Spa along with a lavish afternoon tea.
When: Until September 30.
Contact: +971 4 324 8888, website

3. Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC
The daycation offer at the glitzy Ritz Carlton DIFC gives you unlimited access to the steam, sauna, huge indoor spa pool and fitness centre for just AED150. On arrival expect to be warmly welcomed with complimentary welcome drinks.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 372 2222, website

4. Westin Mina al Seyahi, Dubai
The Westin Mina al Seyahi has a lot to boast about this season with amazing deals on staycations and even more reasonable deals on their daycations. Enjoy all-day access to the pool and 500-metre stretch of private beach only for AED225 on weekdays and AED350 on weekends and holidays. Add on the BBQ to the weekend deal only for AED25 more. You can even rent out a cabana for AED300 which is inclusive of beach towels, food and beverages for 4.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 399 4141, website

5. Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, Jumeirah Beach Residence
The newly opened Azure Beach at Rixos on JBR has no entry free (even over Eid!) but there is a minimum spend of AED200 for each person – pretty easy to manage that if you go for a full day. It’s usually a minimum spend of AED100 on weekdays.
When: Ongoing
Contact: +971 52 777 9472

6. Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai
The plush Habtoor Grand is offering a rather cool all-day deal. For just AED250 on the weekends and holidays and AED150 on weekdays, guests can enjoy unlimited access to the main pool and private beach.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 399 5000, website

7. Bab Al Shams, Dubai
Immerse yourself in authentic Arabic culture at Bab Al Shams resort for an entire day. For just AED425 guests get unlimited access to the infinity pool as well as lunch at international restaurant Al Farsan. Apart from that experience some amazing aspects of the Bedouin lifestyle (for an extra cost) with activities like camel rides and the falcon show every evening from 5pm to 6pm.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 809 6100, website

8. Fairmont Bab al Bahar, Abu Dhabi
If an all-day access to two private sandy beaches complemented by views from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi creek, and temperature controlled Olympic length lap pool sounds as tempting to you as it does to us, then head on over to Fairmont Bab al Bahar this long weekend. The entire family (2 adults and 2 children) can enjoy the all-day pass for only AED400 on weekends/holidays and AED300 on weekdays while couples can enjoy the same for AED350 on weekends/holidays and AED200 on weekdays. Single access tickets are priced at AED200 on weekends/holidays and AED150 on weekdays.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 2 654 3333, website

9. St. Regis Sadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
The sprawling St. Regis at the Saadiyat Island has come up with an impressive daycation offer. From 8am to 8pm guests can indulge in one of the three large outdoor pools and the private beach for only AED250 per person Food and beverage vouchers are also available for AED100 and AED250. If you are lucky you might even spot a Hawksbill Turtle on the beach.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 2 498 8888, website

10. Kempinski Hotel, Ajman
The daycation offer at the Kempinski Ajman is worth making a short road trip for. Spend the day at the magnificent pool side with beautiful cabanas, sunloungers and sit up pool bars as well as the beach for only AED150 on weekdays/holidays and AED200 on weekends.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 6 714 5555, website

11. Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa, Ras al Khaimah
The favourite staycation spot for many also offers extremely reasonable daycation deals which include unlimited access to its 7 outdoor pools and 1.5 kilometres of private beach for just AED100 on weekdays and AED75 on weekends.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 7 228 8844, website

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