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As the region slowly emerges from lockdowns and people adapt to the ‘new normal’, we bring you a few staycation ideas to kickstart the leisure travel process.



Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) announced many of its luxury and five-star hotels across the UAE are operating and back in full swing with strict safety and precautionary measures in place to ensure the wellbeing of all its guests.

“We have introduced strict procedures as per local authorities’ regulations across our businesses as we emerge from unprecedented challenges and adapt to the global transformation within the hospitality industry. Staying optimistic for future travel, the safety of all guests and employees is our primary focus and our responsibility being a leading hospitality company. We are continuously monitoring the performance of our businesses and adjusting accordingly whilst some of our hotels benefit from extensive refurbishments to enhance the guest experience,” says Khalid Anib, chief executive officer of ADNH.

To welcome guests with something special ADNH has kicked off exclusive getaway offers for the ultimate experience across their hotels in the UAE.  Some of the attractive packages designed to guarantee you a memorable stay include 50 per cent off the second room for your kids at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, special rates with return credit at Address Dubai Mall, Address Dubai Marina, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort:

Additionally, many of ADNH hotel’s renowned food and beverage outlet doors are now open with safety procedures in effect along with the implementation of new technologies including contactless dining and check-in/out to ensure guests' safety.



Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has announced half-price staycation and dining offers at more than 50 hotels and resorts across the UAE, exclusive to members of its new lifestyle loyalty programme ALL – Accor Live Limitless.

To entice members into enjoying a much deserved time off, the group is offering half off on hotel stays of one night or more and on selected and F&B experiences at properties countrywide until July 31, with stays valid until December 31 2020.

The launch of the “ALL Safe Program” earlier this month has seen all hotels operating in the UAE witness the implementation of rigorous hygiene and security measures, alongside local government regulations, to ensure the wellbeing and safety of its guests and team members. Each property is introducing an ALL Safe Officer whom will be responsible in overseeing all sanitation-related hotel operations, preventative measures and handling guest enquiries; along with several benefits such as free medical assistance at all times through the group’s partnership with AXA, leading global insurance company, starting from July 2020.

However, Accor’s UAE 50 per cent stay and dine offer applies exclusively to members of ALL when they book direct online, with the hotel or via the call centre and are valid for stays until December 31, 2020, subject to availability and excluding local taxes and service charges. Members will earn points on all purchases.

Accor currently operates 59 properties (16,997 rooms) in the UAE with 28 more (7,754 rooms) in the development pipeline.



The newly renovated five-star The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa is located in Manama’s prestigious diplomatic area, just five minutes’ drive from Bahrain International Airport. It features a 919 sqft lagoon pool and a Thai-inspired spa, with all rooms featuring ceiling-to-floor windows, with views of Manama and the Khawr al Qulau'ah.

Dining opportunities include the Mondo Italian restaurant, the Kontiki Asian restaurant and the Olivos buffet restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the Pool Bar or in the Irish Fiddlers Green pub. The property offers four elegant swimming pools and features a luxurious spa and wellness centre. Other hotel facilities include a hair and beauty salon, a shopping arcade and a travel desk.

The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa is 25 minutes’ drive from Bahrain’s F1 circuit and 2 minutes’ walk from Bahrain National Museum.

The summer staycation offer includes breakfast at the best available rates, with return credit to be used during the stay if two consecutive nights or more are booked. Radisson Rewards members also get an additional 5 per cent off on best available rates.



Nestled on Bluewaters, a modern family-oriented island destination, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai brings beachside elegance with a touch of Las Vegas to a city well known for its high standard of luxury. Comprising two 5-star hotels – Caesars Palace Bluwaters Dubai and Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai – as well as The Residences at Caesars Palace, this immersive destination delivers on the ultimate getaway for all.

The all new Pool & Beach Day Pass at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai offers UAE residents the chance to unwind, recharge and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.  With the sumptuous Neptune Pool now re-open and the 400m private beach decked out with sunbeds positioned just a few feet from the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf, the new affordable day pass also includes credit to spend on lunch and refreshments.

For those looking to elevate their day by adding a touch more privacy and luxury, a limited number of cabanas are available to book, both pool or beach-side.



Relax and cool down with Jumeirah this summer with swimming pool and beach access, dining and more across four luxurious properties. 

Starting from quite affordable prices per person, the exclusive offer includes room day-use, access to a collection of pools – including the new 22-metre infinity pool Celeste at Jumeirah Al Qasr – and a pristine two-kilometre private beach plus lunch at choice of signature restaurants.

Now at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, guests can spend the day soaking up the sun while staying cool across a collection of tantalizingly inviting pools.

As part of its special ‘Daycation’ package, Jumeirah Al Qasr, one of Dubai’s most iconic properties and the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Madinat Jumeirah, is inviting UAE residents to enjoy its stunning two-kilometre stretch of private beach as well as day access to a hotel room to take a break from the heat and enjoy all the comforts of a luxurious Jumeirah suite. The exclusive package allows guests to dine at one of several exceptional signature Jumeirah Group restaurants. For those looking for a child-free oasis of calm, Celeste, the 22-metre infinity pool, is the newest addition to Jumeirah Al Qasr.



This Summer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) is inviting UAE residents to take a well-earned break and enjoy the emirate’s exceptional beaches, outstanding hospitality, thrilling adventure attractions and authentic cultural experiences for the ultimate ‘Shortcation’.

Together with its hospitality partners, the Authority has created a special summer package, whereby guests staying for three or more nights at any of Ras Al Khaimah’s participating four and five star hotels can take advantage of a series of value-adds for a unique and memorable stay.

The ‘Shortcation’ offer includes two complementary activity passes to either the Suwaidi Pearl Farm or any of the bucket list adventure experiences on Jebel Jais; the ‘Kids Go Free’ offer which allows two children aged 12 and under to stay and dine; the Grand Summer Raffle - all guests spending three or more nights in participating hotels in Ras Al Khaimah will be automatically entered into a weekly raffle hosted by RAKTDA to win a number of high value prizes, including the grand prize of a brand-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2020 automobile, courtesy of Gargash Enterprises.

RAKTDA is working with all hotel partners to ensure they are strictly adhering to all government and public health guidelines and complying with all social distancing advisories so guests enjoying their ‘shortcation’ can do so with peace of mind.

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