Aerial view of Waldof Astoria Hotel

So You’re in Dire Need of an Eid Getaway

Weekender bags at the ready?


JA Lake View Hotel

Reopening this week, JA Lake View Hotel is offering a brilliant ongoing staycation offer, kicking off just in time for the Eid break. And we simply can’t wait to book in.

Joining the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and Mediterranean-style villa suites of JA Palm Tree Court to become the only true all-inclusive resort in Dubai, JA Lake View Hotel at JA The Resort is set along 800 metres of private beach and claims over one million square metres of leisure facilities, including seven landscaped pools with four swim-up bars and a choice of 25 eateries alongside a 9-hole golf course with driving range, putting and pitching greens, and Leadbetter Golf Academy Dubai.

But there’s more. The property hosts four tennis courts and a tennis academy, squash and badminton courts, beach volleyball, horse riding stables, mini golf, and a watersports centre with plenty on offer – think: water-skiing, windsurfing, banana boats, catamarans, sailboats, and a private 104-berth full service marina offering boat trips. It also boasts six shooting ranges, a Calm Spa, a bio-garden, a crèche, a Pirates and Mermaids Kids’ Club, and babysitting service. Phew!

A unique, contemporary structure with panoramic views over the golf course, saltwater lake, and the Arabian Gulf, the hotel is a design-driven property dedicated to sustainability. Flanked by a symbolic 800-year-old olive tree, the hotel works with sustainable partners to provide amenities, solar panels to power parts of the hotel, cutting-edge technologies to minimise food waste and facilitate paperless check-in, having already removed plastic bottles. Fully compliant with local and international health and safety standards and global standardised hygiene protocols, there’s also onsite testing for COVID-19 for international guests who require a negative PCRs to travel. 

JA Lake View Hotel and all JA Hotels and Resorts in the UAE and Indian Ocean is offering up to 35 percent off regular room rates from May 9-September 30 in the UAE and Indian Ocean. To book, use the code JASUMMER on www.jaresorts.com.


Smack bang in the heart of the city, Conrad Dubai’s Eid offer is perfect for fans of contemporary luxury, luxe spas, and tanning time. 

For just AED 716 per room per night, guests can stay in an elegant Deluxe room and enjoy both breakfast and dinner, applicable across Conrad Dubai’s array of great dining venues including the international Ballaro restaurant and terrace, newly opened Korean street food hotspot Kimpo, or hidden pool oasis Bliss 6. With a 30% discount on all spa treatments as well as a 20% discount across all outlets with the Hilton Honors Eat, Drink & Save Programme, beach bunnies will love the complimentary shuttle to La Mer beach, with a 25% discount on sunbed packages.

To book, call 04 444 7444. 


As the holy month draws to a close, how about celebrating with a luxury desert stay at one of Dubai’s most famous dune hideaways? Bab Al Shams Desert Resort’s dreamy two-night staycation includes breakfast every morning, accommodation in a luxurious room, and the chance to soak up the sun, lazing by the blissful temperature-controlled pool. If you fancy adding in another celebratory element to your stay, book in for the resort’s signature Eid Dinner Buffet at Al Hadheerah restaurant, featuring a mouthwatering spread of authentic culinary delicacies for an extra AED 325 per person. Prices start at AED 2,600 for a two-night stay with breakfast.

For reservations or more information, call 04 809 6150 or e-mail [email protected]



Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s supercharged Suite Staycation deal offers unmissable luxury exclusively to UAE residents – the chance to book into a King Junior Suite with a balcony and sea view for the price of a King Classic Room. Spanning 84 square metres, each beautifully designed suite boasts a lavish lounge with stunning views and a luxurious bedroom with an oversized dressing room and ensuite black marble bathroom. Better still, in addition to the extended space, the suites also offer added benefits including premium amenities. 


With the desert, beaches, and mountains on its doorstep, this multi-award-winning resort sprawling over 1.5 kilometres of private sandy beach offers the perfect destination for a family getaway. Starting from just AED 1,110 per night, guests can enjoy a one-night stay inclusive of breakfast and dinner. Guests can either experience a memorable feast at The Kitchen restaurant that serves an array of mouthwatering international dishes, or opt for contemporary Lebanese restaurant Al Maeda and indulge in dishes from the à la carte menu.

For reservations, call 07 228 8844.



Marriott International

Boasting one of the most fabulous postcodes in the UAE capital and situated directly on the golden sands of Abu Dhabi Corniche, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s comprehensive staycation offer provides everything you need for a blissful weekend escape. 

With 283 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, a myriad of sumptuous culinary venues, and over 3,000 square meters of ultra-modern health club facilities, it also features the famed hallmark of St. Regis hotels, the signature St. Regis Butler Service.

With ultra-chic and spacious rooms complete with plush furnishings and top-quality amenities (read: a glorious beach club with a fabulous pool and an award-winning spa), adults are kept luxuriously entertained while kids are totally spoilt. As well as receiving a complimentary welcome gift on arrival, specially curated kids’ activities for both boys and girls will be hosted throughout the Eid break. 

Available from Wednesday, May 12 to Saturday, May 15, the Eid staycation packages include a one-night stay, breakfast and activities for just AED 850, with a 50% discount on the second room when two fully equipped rooms are booked. In addition, a late check-out of 2pm (subject to availability) comes with all reservations, giving staycationers some extra time to make the most of the amazing facilities and properly switch off. 

To book, e-mail [email protected] or call 02 694 4444 quoting code ZJ5.


Located within 10 Venetian-inspired buildings that form a crescent around one of the city’s largest outdoor pools, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi makes for a brilliant staycay in the capital, with a resort that boasts uber-luxe accommodation, eight restaurants, and a divine private beach along with a magnificent holistic spa. During Eid al-Fitr, guests can check in for just AED 750 per room per night, including a sumptuous breakfast for two at Giornotte restaurant.

For reservations or inquiries, click here.


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Dubai Delights: Top Things to Do and Experience During December

Festive Dubai Delights.

Welcome to the enchanting realm of Dubai in December, where the cityscape comes alive with festive cheer and dazzling experiences. In this guide, we’ll uncover the top activities and events that make Dubai a must-visit destination during the magical month of December.

1. Festive Wonderland at Global Village:

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Global Village, transformed into a festive wonderland with dazzling lights, international cuisines, and cultural performances that capture the spirit of the season.

2. Glittering Nights at Dubai Miracle Garden:

Witness nature’s artistry at Dubai Miracle Garden, where millions of flowers bloom in captivating designs. During December, the garden transforms into a twinkling paradise, offering a surreal and romantic experience.

3. Skiing in the Desert at Ski Dubai:

Embrace the juxtaposition of skiing in the desert at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort. Experience the thrill of winter sports and snow play, providing a unique and surreal adventure in the heart of the Middle East.

4. Dubai Shopping Festival Extravaganza:

Indulge in a shopping spree at the Dubai Shopping Festival, where world-class retail therapy meets entertainment. Discover unbeatable deals, cultural performances, and a vibrant atmosphere that defines the city’s festive spirit.

5. New Year’s Eve Spectacular:

Ring in the New Year with a bang at the iconic Burj Khalifa fireworks display. Join the celebration at various venues across the city, where the skyline transforms into a canvas of breathtaking fireworks and festivities.

Dubai in December is a sensory delight, offering a unique blend of cultural richness, festive celebrations, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re seeking winter wonderlands in unexpected places or immersing yourself in the extravagance of shopping festivals, Dubai has something to captivate every traveller’s heart during this magical season.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Dubai in December special for tourists?

December in Dubai offers a unique blend of festive celebrations, cultural events, and pleasant weather. Explore the top activities and experiences that make it an ideal month for travelers.

Are the December festivities family-friendly?

Absolutely! Dubai’s December festivities cater to all age groups. From the magical atmosphere at Global Village to family-friendly events during the Dubai Shopping Festival, there’s something for everyone.

What should visitors know about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai?

Discover tips and recommendations for experiencing the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Dubai, including prime viewing spots for the Burj Khalifa fireworks and other festive activities across the city.


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