Whether you’re looking for an impromptu Eid break or a cosy short summer stay, we’ve done the legwork and found the best deals. 

So, whether you’re looking at a staycation or something slightly further afield, we have rounded up the best Eid breaks for you…

IN DUBAI

Where: Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace dubai, summer and eid deals

Why Go? Pampering and indulgence doesn’t get much glitzy than this. From the hand detailed ceilings to the intricate prints and landscaped gardens, the hotel screams Versace luxury. Well, with Donatella Versace designing the interiors and furniture, it should. And it also has eight Versace-themed restaurants and bars.

 

The Deal: Book for three nights and stay for four. The Eid offer includes: residence of your choice, personal butler, welcome amenities, arrival pick and drop off in a luxury car, shuttle service to various shopping venues around Dubai, dinner for two adults and two children at your residence, daily breakfast for four in Italian restaurant Vanitas, 60-minute couples private massage, romantic aromatherapy bath in your residence, complimentary minibar beverages, tea and coffee throughout the day.

Price: From Dhs14,432

Valid Until: August 30, 2016

To make a booking: (04) 5568888 and quote promo code ‘PREP01’

Where: Manzil Downtown Dubai

Manzil downtown, summer and eid deals

Why go? Located in the heart of the city, Manzil Downtown Dubai is the perfect place to unwind, dine and savour the finer things in life.

The Deal: For a two-night stay, enjoy 15 per cent off the room, food and beverage bill. If you book for three nights the discount increases to 20 per cent and 25 per cent for four nights. There are even more additional perks if you are a U By Emaar member. This offer is also valid at The Vida Downtown.

Price: From Dhs830 per room per night

Valid Until: September 30, 2016

To make a booking: (04) 4285888

 

Where: W Hotel Dubai – Al Habtoor City

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Why go? This newest jewel on Sheikh Zayed Road opening this Eid is destined to be a social hot spot, boasting panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the soon-to-be-completed Dubai Water Canal.

The Deal: The hotel is offering a special opening rate, which includes early check-in from 12 noon and late check-out until 5pm, complimentary W Lounge welcome beverage upon arrival, breakfast, and complimentary WiFi access.

Price: From Dhs800 per room, per night.

Valid Until: September 30, 2016

To make a booking: wdubaihabtoorcity.com

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Where: Conrad Dubai

Conrad dubai, summer and eid deals

Why go? With panoramic views, five unique dining and entertainment venues and an exotic outdoor pool, luxurious spa, a fitness centre and yoga pavilion, Conrad Dubai offers the perfect summer getaway for the whole family. And its proximity to The Dubai Mall doesn’t hurt either.

The Deal: 25 per cent discount on room rates

Price: From Dhs464 per night (room only for two adults)

Valid Until: Booking period is valid until September 2016 and must be used by October 2016

To make a booking: (04) 4447444

 

Where: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Anantara the palm, summer and eid deals

Why go? This prestigious Dubai beachfront retreat has exceptional rates for the one-of-a-kind luxury, which includes breakfast every day. Experience the first and only Thai-inspired Over Water Villas in the UAE, exclusively at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort where you can wake up to a dazzling underworld from the villa’s glass viewing panel.

The Deal: Guests who book through anantara.com, or diners spending a minimum of Dhs600 in any participating restaurants or at Anantara Spa, get a chance to win one of hundreds of prizes, including 10 tickets to London with Virgin Atlantic and getaways to Anantara resorts in Thailand, Qatar, Bali and Oman to be.

Price: From Dhs2,765 per night for a One Bedroom Over Water Villa (that’s a 30 per cent discount)

Valid Until: Prizes to be won from July 8 to August 21. Discount until December 2016

To make a booking: Call (04) 567 8034

OUT OF DUBAI

Where: Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah

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Distance from Dubai: 90-minute drive

Why go? This beach resort sits on a 230m stretch of an unspoiled golden beach, nestled between the majestic Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean. Escape to the bottom of the ocean with snorkelling and diving trips from the resort or energise at Spa Al Aqah while the little ones get taken care of under the watchful eye of the Penguin Club staff. And with nine food and beverage venues, Le Méridien Al Aqah offers a wide variety of different cuisines to indulge in.

The Deal: Book for two nights and get a room complimentary for the third.

Price: From Dhs199 per night in a double occupancy room, including breakfast. Dhs349 per night including all meals.

Valid Until: September 30, 2016

To make a booking: (09) 2449000

 

Where: Qasr Al Sarab Resort by Anantara

Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara, summer and eid deals

Distance from Dubai: About 3 hours

Why go? In the spectacular Liwa Desert, just 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara blends traditional desert culture with signature luxury. Unwind in the unsurpassed comfort of your choice of 205 sumptuous rooms, suites and villas, in palatial surroundings steeped in intriguing ancient traditions. Traverse towering dunes with enthralling desert escapades, sample delectable culinary treats or immerse yourself in tranquil serenity at the Anantara Spa.

The Deal: From Dhs1,999 for a one bedroom Anantara pool villa per night including breakfast for two

Price: From Dhs1,500 per night including breakfast for Eid

Valid Until: September 30, 2016

To make a booking: (02) 6561399.

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Where: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

fairmont bab al bahr, summer and eid deals

Distance from Dubai: 2 hours

Why go? Take a well-deserved break this Edi at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Between the Olympic-length swimming pool, jacuzzi or the two private beaches, there’s no shortage of places to relax. The cabanas allow for luxury lounging on the beach with an attentive poolside team to serve guests at their leisure. Or if you’re looking for something more active, hire the kayaks or paddle boards, take to the water and watch the traditional abras sail past you along the creek.

The Deal: Dhs600 food and beverage credit per night to spend in the hotel’s restaurants during your stay.

Price: From Dhs600 per night

Valid Until: September 30, 2016

To make a booking: Call (02) 6543333, email adc.reservations@fairmont.com 

 

Where: Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

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Distance from Dubai: less than an hour

Why go? This one is perfect for families – the Kids’ Paradise children’s club at Double Tree Marjan Island boasts a fun array of age-appropriate activities from arts and crafts, water play and storytelling to dance classes, kids’ movies and a climbing wall, all designed for youngsters aged from three to 12. Parents can work up a sweat of their own at the state-of-the-art gym, indulge in a therapeutic treatment or massage in the luxurious spa or relax in one the resort’s five temperature-controlled pools.

The Deal: Children under the age of six stay and dine for free.

Price: Room rates start from Dhs700 per night for a double room including breakfast and interconnecting rooms are available.

Valid Until: September 30, 2016

To make a booking: (07) 2030000 or visit doubletree3.hilton.com.

 

Where: Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah

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Distance from Dubai: 1 hour 10 minutes

Why go? Why not? This desert paradise has everything going for it. It’s the first desert resort and spa in the UAE to offer an all-pool villa concept where you can interact with local gazelle and oryx or hit up the 18-hole championship golf course.

The Deal: Just in time for summer, they have introduced their exclusive day packages wherein guests can have their own private villa complete with temperature-controlled pool for the day as well as enjoy an Arabian inspired lunch for two at Al Waha followed by head-to-toe pampering at the resort’s award winning spa.

Price: From Dhs2,050 per couple

Valid until: Setptember 30, 2016

To make a booking: (07) 2067777 email: alwadi@banyantree.com

 

FURTHER AFIELD

If the prospect of British summertime is as tempting as a scone with your afternoon tea, pop over to England for your Eid break – and what with Brexit you’re dirham will go a lot further.

Why Go?: In the sunny capital of London, balanced between the sophistication of Mayfair and the buzz of Soho, the Hotel Café Royal has curated an exclusive new post-Ramadan pop-up event. The Pompadour Ballroom, a beautifully restored room with original and ornate Louis XVI style detailing, will be transformed into the Diwania Lounge from July 15 onwards. The pop-up is in collaboration with Harrods – and anyone familiar with Harrods’ Mezzah Lounge will know to expect the same sensational Middle Eastern fare, shisha and relaxed Arabic-inspired atmosphere. Also new this summer, Hotel Café Royal’s 23-Carat Gold Signature Hammam Treatment is London’s only hammam inside a luxury hotel. It uses a combination of gold, mother of pearl and caviar extract for a spa date worthy of The Queen.

To make a booking:  (+44) 20 74063333, hotelcaferoyal.com