With another long weekend right around the corner, there’s no better way to relax than with a staycation.

From the scenic backdrop of the Arabian Gulf to mesmerizing views of the glistening city of Dubai, here’s some of the best last-minute staycation deals to take advantage of over the three-day weekend.

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah


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Located just 25 minutes from Dubai, escape to the haven that is The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah. Set within rich mangrove forests in Ajman, this hotel offers a true escape from the city. Designed by the famous Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the resort is home to a plethora of two and three-bedroom villas, as well as luxury suites. This long weekend, take advantage of the hotel’s special summer offer of 15 per cent off on a premier room with private garden or a premier room with a private terrace, offering views of the ocean. Included in the offer is an a la carte breakfast including signature Indian dishes as well as a range of international options and healthy alternatives. Relax poolside and beachside and soak up the sun at the resort or if you prefer to be more active enjoy a few rounds of golf at the golf course behind the resort or kayak amongst the lush mangroves which surround the hotel. For those who prefer to relax, unwind at the resort’s superlative spa, the Oberoi Spa, where the summer special offer allows guests that extra indulgence with a 10 per cent discount on all spa treatments. The summer special is subject to availability and reservations can be made by calling the hotel reservations team and using the promo code – SPLSMR.

For more information visit oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-al-zorah-ajman.

Ritz-Carlton DIFC

With an exclusive offer for UAE residents, enjoy a cityscape this long weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC. With 30 per cent off room rates for UAE residents, the long weekend is the ideal time to take advantage of this exclusive offer. It includes daily breakfast, as well as an option of either lunch or dinner for two adults and two children. Feast at the award-winning Café Belge that encapsulates the spirit of a 1920s European café. Prices start from Dhs900++ for half-board.

For more information visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/dubai/difctajhotels.com.

Taj Dubai


Located in the heart of Dubai, overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai, this luxe experience will make a truly memorable long weekend with packages starting from Dhs439 inclusive of breakfast for two adults with options to dine at the award-winning gastropubs including Bombay Brasserie to the British gastropub, The Eloquent Elephant along with a selection of therapies offered at the Jive Spa.

For more information visit tajhotels.com

SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences

Located in Business Bay, this property offers unobstructed views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Creek with two magnificent infinity pools situated on this 75-storey tower with expertly designed hotels rooms that make it a unique property in Dubai. With an array of culinary options ranging from Fi’lia to Carna by Dario Cecchini, guests can dine at some of the most loved havens in the property. Offering an exclusive summer offer this season, with booking dates until September 6, guests can receive 10 per cent off with a two to four nights stay at 15 per cent and five nights or more with 20 per cent discount, with a starting price of Dhs1,000 per night.

For more information visit sbe.com

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort

Bab Al Shams

With scenic views of the Arabian desert and luxe interiors, you can unwind in this relaxing stay surrounded by serene sand dunes. With an additional 25 per cent discount offered on food and beverages including other activities such as desert tennis, archery and horse riding, there are plenty of adrenaline-fueled opportunities offered onboard. Starting at Dhs449 per night and Dhs549 inclusive of breakfast in Al Forsan restaurant, this family-friendly package is definitely not one to miss out as the offer is valid until August 31, 2021, with breakfast and dinner inclusive in the deal for Dhs649.

For more information visit babalshams.com

Address Beach Resort

This luxury resort is an iconic beachfront destination that offers endless options for dining, relaxation and entertainment while being home to the tallest infinity rooftop pool with stunning views. Guests can avail 30 per cent off the best rates with complimentary breakfast or breakfast and dinner included when one or two nights are booked respectively with an overall luxury experience and the offer being valid until September 30, 2021.

For more information visit addresshotels.com

Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont The Palm

This Arabian-style sanctuary offers soulful hospitality in the heart of the Palm with breathtaking views of Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf. The price of a relaxing room starts from Dhs599, with credit to spend on food and drinks, while UAE residents and visitors can make the most of special rates throughout the month for the perfect summer in Dubai. With eight temperature-controlled swimming pools to cool down from the heat, guests can lay back in this idyllic location with walking distance to West Palm Beach and Nakheel Mall.

For more information visit Fairmont.com/palm-dubai

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