Nishta Mital23 Jan 2018 AT 10:58 AM

9 amazing daycation deals in the UAE

Pool, beach and spa access for lazy days
Nishta Mital23 Jan 2018 AT 10:58 AM
Dubai, Daycation, Activities
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Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, Jumeirah Beach Residence
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Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, Jumeirah Beach Residence
St. Regis Sadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
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St. Regis Sadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

Let's face it, everyone in Dubai loves a staycation - it's like going away only it's slightly cheaper and, you don't actually have to go the airport or board an plane. But, if shelling out a couple of hundred dirhams for one night seems a bit absurd to you, you can always opt for one of the many daycation packages available in the nation. 

Yup, you can enjoy most, if not all, of the hotel's facilities for much, much less. All you need to do so pack in your sun screen and head to one of these spots. 

1. Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC
The daycation offer at the glitzy Ritz Carlton DIFC gives you unlimited access to the steam room, sauna,the indoor spa pool and the fitness centre for just AED160 on weekdays and AED210 on weekends. On arrival, you can expect to be warmly welcomed by complimentary drinks.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 372 2222, website
Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC

2. 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 AED240 on weekdays and AED370 on weekends and holidays. Add on the BBQ to the weekend deal for AED25. You can also rent out a cabana for an additional AED320 which is inclusive of beach towels, food and beverages for four. 
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 399 4141, website

3. Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, Jumeirah Beach Residence
The newly opened Azure Beach at Rixos on JBR has an entry fee of AED300 on weekdays and AED400 on weekends which includes a sun lounger and beach towel. The good news is that they'll give you a voucher worth AED200 that can be redeemed against food and beverage.
When: Ongoing
Contact: +971 52 777 9472, website

Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, Jumeirah Beach Residence

4. Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai
The plush Habtoor Grand is offering a rather cool all-day deal. For just AED265 on the weekends and holidays and AED160 on weekdays, guests can enjoy unlimited access to the main pool and private beach. With the weekend pass you get an AED100 voucher redeemable on food and beverage, while the weekday pass gets you an AED50 voucher.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 399 5000, website

5. Bab Al Shams, Dubai
Immerse yourself in authentic Arabic culture at Bab Al Shams resort for an entire day. For AED395 on weekdays and AED525 on weekends and public holidays, guests get unlimited access to the infinity pool as well as lunch the hotel's 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 that takes place every evening from 5pm to 6pm.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 809 6100, website

6. 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 a 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. The entire family (two adults and two children) can enjoy the all-day pass for only AED410 on weekends and AED310 on weekdays. Couples can enjoy the same for AED360 on weekends and AED210 on weekdays. Single access tickets are priced at AED210 on weekends and AED160 on weekdays.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 2 654 3333, website

Fairmont Bab al Bahar, Abu Dhabi

7. 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 AED251 per person on weekdays and AED377 per person on weekends and public holidays. Guests can indulge in culinary delights from the pool and beach bar.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 2 498 8888, website

8. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai
Enjoy a day by the pool in the shadow of Burj Al Arab at Madinat Jumeirah's newest property - Jumeirah Al Naseem. For AED595 per person you get access to the infinity pool and a white sand beach. Plus, they'll give you a voucher worth AED250. We don't think there's a better way to spend the day.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 4 366 8888, website

Jumeirah Al Naseem

9. 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 seven outdoor pools and its 1.5 kilometres of private beach for just AED110 on weekdays and AED160 on weekends and public holidays.
When: All year around
Contact: +971 7 228 8844, website

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