The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah Image Credit: Supplied

Summer is the best time to book yourself and your family or friends in for a staycation. Hotels across the country are offering discounts, upgrades and more, all valid just for summer.

Atlantis: Stay and Play with MasterCard

Atlantis The Palm and MasterCard are giving Dubai residents a unique chance to ‘stay and play’ at the resort with 25 per cent off on rooms and suites, as well as activities including Aquaventure Waterpark, Dolphin Bay, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, spa and dining. You don’t have to stay to play either – they have activities-only discounts at 25 per cent off while staycationers get unlimited access to Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Cost Based on activity or room booked Validity 25 per cent discount is until October 17 while all stays can be redeemed until the October 17

Ramada Downtown Dubai: Upgrades and bundle offers

Ramada Downtown Dubai offers a free bedroom for every suite booked at the property throughout the summer period. Get an upgrade in the form of a free bedroom for kids, giving families the amazing value of booking one hotel room with the comfort and convenience of two. The hotel also has bundle offers with tickets to IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Dolphinarium.

Cost Room rates as on date of booking offers complimentary upgrade Validity Until September 30

Aloft Me’aisam: Residents’ offer

Aloft Me’aisam, is offering UAE residents an unbeatable staycation offer this summer starting at Dh222. The hotels residents’ rate includes 50 per cent off of food and beverages during their stay, 24-hour check in and out. If staying on a Wednesday night, guests can indulge in Wild Wing Wednesdays; a platter of chicken wings plus unlimited drinks from 6pm-11pm for Dh99 (or unlimited wings for Dh149).  

Cost Starting at Dh222; 50 per cent off on food and beverages Validity Contact hotel for more

The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah: Get the second night at a discount

With the ‘Summer Surprise’ offer, you can stay at this luxury hotel during summer at discounted rates. Some of the offers include 50 per cent off on the second night on booking a two night stay for a weekday, 20 per cent off the second night on booking a two night stay for the weekend, daily breakfast at Vinesse, 50 per cent off on selected beverages in all restaurants and bars from 5-8pm, 50 per cent off on the second spa treatment on purchase of any 60-minute spa session and children under six years stay for free.

Cost From Dh1,000 Validity Contact the hotel for validity periods

Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City: 20 per cent off on stays

GCC nationals and residents get this deal if they stay for a minimum of two nights before the September 1 to save 20 per cent on the best available rates, 20 per cent at participating food & beverage outlets and on spa treatments along with a Dh100 voucher to spend at Robinsons Department Store.

Cost Based on available rates Validity Until September 1

Premier Inn Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Breakfast at Dh1

With rates starting from just Dh143 when staying in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the Premier Inn offers family friendly offers this summer. Families of four can relax in spacious rooms, as kids under the age of 16 stay and eat breakfast for free. The highlight here is a tasty Premier Inn breakfast for just 1 dirham, available in Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai Silicon Oasis, and Dubai International Airport.

Cost Starts at Dh143 Validity Until September 30

Vida Downtown: Bundled activity offers

UAE residents staying at Vida Downtown can get 20 per cent off dining at all restaurants operated by Emaar Hospitality Group, two complimentary tickets to Reel Cinema and access for two to IMG Worlds of Adventure or Dubai Parks and Resorts, while children up to the age of 12 years dine for free.

Cost Available rates Validity Until 30 September

Shangri-La Abu Dhabi: For every staycationer

For families, guests who book a suite for two adults and up to three children younger than 18 can enjoy an additional complimentary room, daily breakfast buffets for all and a discount of 25 per cent on spa treatments. Children are entitled to special room amenities as well as a host of fun-filled activities at the hotel. For transit travellers through Abu Dhabi, the 24-Hour Getaway package gives guests the chance to spend a full 24 hours from the time of check-in to enjoy all the facilities at the hotel along with a breakfast buffet, Chinese tea, delicacies and a fruit basket. For a great weekend, try the Brunch and Stay that allows guests to enjoy the Friday brunch at Sofra BLD, including an overnight stay, complimentary breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi access and late check-out by 6pm.

Cost Summer stay offers start at Dh935 per night which includes some meals and all amenities (Contact the hotel for terms and exact prices) Validity Until August 31

Address Boulevard

Enjoy a stay at Address Boulevard with panoramic views of Dubai that reflect the luxurious ambience of the city. Guest will be treated to complimentary dinner and complimentary tickets to At The Top, Burj Khalifa.

Cost From Dh2,346 for a one-night stay for Boulevard suite Validity Everyday