By Staff writer
Hotels in the emirate are enticing local residents with a selection of offers
Hotels across Dubai are throwing open their doors to UAE residents with a selection of staycation deals.
Issa Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) said he hopes encouraging local visitors to the properties across the emirates will help kickstart the sector, which has been particularly hard hit from the coronavirus crisis.
The packages, announced on Thursday, feature discounts and deals on room rates, F&B and other facilities, as the hospitality industry gradually reopens following the Covid-19 restrictions.
Kazim said: “The initiative by the hospitality sector to restart operations by primarily targeting the domestic market is an important first step in our phased approach towards restoring normalcy in the tourism industry.
“By reviving and increasing demand for domestic tourism, we hope to create a positive perception and a conducive environment aimed at instilling confidence among travellers from around the world who plan to visit Dubai.
“A key part of this effort will be the effective implementation of health and safety measures across hotels in the city that will reassure guests and travellers that Dubai is one of the world’s safest destinations.”
Dubai Tourism inspectors will be regularly monitoring the hotels to ensure compliance with the comprehensive set of health and safety protocols issued by public health authorities to slow down the transmission of Covid-19.
Hotel staycation deals include:
1. JA The Resort
Book your stay from only AED 396 and get 100 per cent redeemable credit guaranteed for a range of activities and dining options every day. The offer is for UAE residents only and is valid until 30 September 2020. The package includes complimentary breakfast every morning.
2. Atlantis – The Palm
The iconic destination is offering an enticing new stay and play package with staycations starting at just AED549 during weekdays and AED649 for weekends. This includes breakfast, daily access to Atlantis Aquaventure, and The Lost Chambers Aquarium, as well as AED200 credit to spend anywhere in the resort (excluding retail). Guests can also choose to splash out by upgrading to Imperial Club packages to avail numerous exclusive benefits including daily afternoon tea and evening sundowners. From June 18 onwards, the popular Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark will also reopen Thursday-Sunday with guest offers of up to 50 percent off. Guests staying at the resort from Thursday-Sunday will receive daily unlimited complimentary access to the park as part of their weekend room price, from AED649.
3. Ramada By Wyndham Jumeirah Hotel
Guests can avail themselves of a Classic Room with breakfast at AED199 or AED299 with breakfast and dinner. A one-bedroom suite comes with breakfast at AED299. The staycation package covers double occupancy with one kid below 12 years entitled to free accommodation, and includes 30 percent discount in all restaurants and outlets. This offer is valid from July 1 until September 30.
4. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
UAE nationals and residents can enjoy 40 percent savings on stays at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the Palm Jumeirah. The package, which is available from July 1, includes a host of benefits and leisure activities for the entire family. With rates starting from AED650, the benefits include daily complimentary breakfast; early check-in and late check-out; 20 percent discount on additional F&B spend; exclusive access to the private beach and complimentary high-speed internet access across the hotel. Another option with rates starting at AED735 offers daily complimentary breakfast and lunch or dinner.
5. Address Downtown
Enjoy the summer at Address Downtown with 50 percent off on the best available rates, along with Emaar gift vouchers worth AED200 for rooms or AED400 for suites per night. Little ones stay for free, early check-in is at 10am and check-out is extended until 6pm. This offer is valid until September 30.
6. Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa – Dubai
Book your stay at www.al-maha.com with special Welcome Back rates and enjoy an additional resort credit. An overnight stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and desert activities within a unique Dubai desert conservation reserve that is home to over 130 species of birds, kingly Arabian Oryx, and little gazelles.
7. Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Treat yourself to a summer escape with your family in the comfort of the newly renovated guestrooms with access to the garden or pool and enjoy 50 percent off on your second room. Kids eat free when dining with their parents.
8. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel
From only AED430++ enjoy a luxurious stay in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai with complimentary breakfast.
9. The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre
The offer includes 15 percent off best available rate; breakfast for two adults and two children and lunch or dinner for two adults and two children.
10. Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre Hotel L.L.C
Enjoy breakfast at Bull & Bear for two, F&B credit of AED200 per room per night, guaranteed early check-in at 10am and guaranteed late check-out at 6pm and complimentary transfers to Dubai Mall and La Mer.
11. Taj Dubai
Starting from AED 299++ per night on double occupancy, guests can experience a stay in one of the hotel’s spacious and lavish Luxury Burj View rooms or suites, inclusive of daily breakfast, one child below 12 years staying for free, early check-in and late check-out until 6pm. This offer is valid until July 29.