Where To Get Discounts In Dubai If You’re Covid-19 Vaccinated
Been vaccinated? Get rewarded for your efforts with discounts on dining, hotel stays and more…
It all started last week with a social media campaign devised by Dubai-based Gates Hospitality. Celebrated as a genius move by the company that created four of the city’s most popular eateries – Reform Social Bar & Grill, Publique, Bistro Des Arts and Ultra Brasserie – guests that can prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with their official vaccination certificate are being offered a unique discount on their bill, with 10% off when they have been for their first vaccination, and 20% off when they’ve had their second.
Running from now until the end of February across all four venues, the company have been praised for their innovative social media marketing campaign, which not only encourages UAE residents to get vaccinated, but also offers a safe, socially-distanced way to support local businesses during the pandemic, with great discounts as an incentive.
“It’s our firm determination to stand by the Dubai Health Authority in their efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic via the multiple vaccines, and to encourage the city’s residents to take the two doses of the vaccine and help curb the spread,’ said Gates Hospitality’s Chief Executive and Founder, Naim Maadad. ‘The goal is to encourage people to go for the vaccination and incentivize those who volunteer in doing their bit in the fight to stop the virus. It’s a move in the right direction and the only solution currently available to break the chain of rapid spread.”
While being vaccinated does not make you immune to the virus – continuing to follow the strict hygiene guidelines and social-distancing strategies set in place by the UAE government and Dubai Health Authority still applies to those that have received the vaccine – it reinforces the benefits of getting vaccinated as soon as you can, with more than health and social responsibility as a priority.
“We all want to go back to their normal lives and enjoy the freedom to conduct business in a responsible manner,’ continues Naim. ‘When maximum residents get their two doses, the herd immunity boost would bring a rapid end to the uncontrolled pandemic.”
And it looks like Gates Hospitality has started something of a trend.
Quick to follow in their footsteps, the UAE’s largest, independent multi-award-winning spa group Sensasia revealed a free 30-minute spa upgrade on treatments for customers who could prove that they – like every one of Sensasia’s staff members – had received both of their Covid-19 vaccinations.
And just in time for Valentine’s Day, luxury hideaway Bab Al Shams Desert Resort broke the news of a flat 25% off on all dining venues and hotel bookings made at the best available rate for all UAE residents who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine, with the discounted offer valid from now until April 30, 2021.
“We would like to show our support to the government of UAE, particularly Dubai Health Authority who is working tirelessly to get all UAE residents vaccinated and safe,’ said Ziad Sleiman, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort’s Hotel Manager. ‘We hope this move will incentivize people who are making the decision to get vaccinated and show our support for those who have already taken the jab.”
Having recently completed a successful COVID-19 vaccination drive for all eligible hotel employees and their families, the Bab Al Shams offer is valid at all of the resort’s dining venues, including Al Forsan, Al Hadheerah, the hotel’s signature desert dining experience, Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge and Ya Hala, as well as on the hotel’s best possible rate.
With such a huge response to the Gates Hospitality vaccination discount drive, and many other socially-responsible UAE businesses set to join them, watch this space for updates on more discounts for vaccinated residents…
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Dubai, globally renowned for its tourism appeal, presents a surprising array of hidden picnic spots that seamlessly merge nature’s tranquillity with the city’s vibrant allure. Beyond the iconic skyline and luxurious attractions, Dubai showcases a commitment to preserving culture and heritage. Diverse outdoor spaces have been created to offer a refreshing respite amidst the city’s hustle. There are plenty of places to enjoy a day with friends and family. Let’s explore the best outdoor spots in Dubai, where you can relax, unwind, and create fantastic memories.
Dubai Creek Park
Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai. Spread across vast green lawns, the park offers stunning views of Dubai Creek, botanical gardens and an amphitheatre. Dubai Creek Park has many amenities like mini golf, go-karting and a vast playground for kids. It is the very first theme park for children. Children City and Dubai Dolphinarium are the major attractions of this park. You will witness traditional dhow boats gliding through the water. With children’s play areas and a cable car ride, Dubai Creek Park promises an enjoyable time for the entire family.
Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Beach Park offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a barbecue area, and a water park, it offers plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic. Offering some beach sports for both children and adults, you come across beautiful tranquil spots as well.
A sprawling oasis spanning over 1,300 acres, this is located in the eastern part of the city, near the suburb of Al Khawaneej, about 16 km from the traditional centre of Dubai. This park boasts of lush gardens, vast open spaces, and tranquil lakes. It also has a train ride facility that tours the beauty of the park. Here, you can find designated picnic areas equipped with barbecue facilities, providing the perfect setting for an alfresco feast. For added adventure, you can explore the park’s cycling tracks, and horseback riding trails, and even take a stroll through the botanical gardens in the evenings.
Al Qudra Lake
An expansive Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve built to promote eco-tourism in Dubai, it features multiple artificial lakes, surrounded by dunes and fauna. The attraction gained popularity in 2015 for its authentic desert vibe and seclusion. It is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. The lake is surrounded by desert dunes, which provide a stunning backdrop for a break from the grind.
Spreading across an area of 45 football fields, it has three zones, namely, Techno Zone, Communications Zone, and Alternative Energy Zone. Situated in the shadow of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, across 47.5 hectares, the park offers lush greenery, lakes, and picturesque gardens. With designated barbecue areas, ample seating spaces, and well-maintained lawns, Zabeel Park’s unique features, such as the Dubai Frame and the Dubai Garden Glow, add an extra touch of magic for residents and tourists.
Expanded to around 64 hectares of land, it is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a zoo, and a lake. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.
Al Barsha Pond Park
If you are planning to escape from the city and spend some time in a peaceful residential area then this would be the right place for you. Al Barsha Pond Park is a small park located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai. It is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a pond, and a walking track. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.
Al Mamzar Beach Park
Nestled along Dubai’s coastline, this pristine park features five beautiful beaches, extensive green lawns, and palm-fringed pathways. Picnic shelters, barbecue sites, and playgrounds are scattered throughout the park. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, play some beach volleyball, or simply relax on the sandy shores. Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and picnic bliss.
These are just a few of the many great recreational spots in Dubai. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a day out with friends and family.
When deciding on a spot, consider the weather conditions for the day. If it’s scorching hot outside, opt for a location with ample shade to provide relief from the sun’s intense rays. Pack plenty of food and drinks, ensuring that you include items that will help you stay hydrated and energised in the heat. Bring a first-aid kit just in case. Lastly, remember to be responsible and respectful by cleaning up and leaving the park in the same pristine condition as when you arrived.
Going on a picnic is fun. Our team at Gaggler has some recommendations to make your family time enjoyable and to collect some of the precious moments.
Take a break from your bustling life with an Intention Setting Kit to enhance your productivity. Wear a Labradorite Bracelet to welcome your mind and heart for new ideas and thoughts. Going outdoors in Dubai may cause sweating so use UnderArm Sweat Pads to feel fresh and relaxed. Treat yourself to some Brownie Bossbabe Cookies for a healthy boost of energy. Staying hydrated is essential outdoors so don’t forget to carry a Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle for your 2 Litres of daily water intake.
Intention Setting Kit
As you embark on your picnic adventure in Dubai Creek Park, set your intentions for the day with an Intention Setting Kit. This kit includes items like a Patchouli Tealight, a Palo Santo Wood Stick, Frankincense Incense, a White Sage Stick, and a Clear Quartz Crystal. Use the guide provided to perform a DIY ritual and set your intentions for fresh starts and positive energy.
Incorporate crystals by wearing a Labradorite Bracelet when you decide to connect with nature. It is known for its purifying and enlightening properties. It helps to calm an overactive mind, open up new ideas, strengthen your aura, and rejuvenate your mind. A perfect accessory while taking a stroll in the Jumeirah Beach Park!
Stay fresh and confident throughout your day out with No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads. These disposable pads are easy to use and prevent sweat stains on your clothing. Simply place them on the inside of your garment to absorb sweat and avoid any embarrassing stains. Enjoy your time at the Mushrif Park without the fear of visible sweat marks.
Treat yourself to a delicious and nutritious snack with the Brownie Bossbabe Cookie. This soft-textured cookie is packed with cacao and dark chocolate, providing antioxidants and immune support. Indulge in the rich and powerful flavours perfect for your outdoor adventure at the Al Mamzar Beach Park.
Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle, known for its love, empathy, and healing properties can help nourish your heart, promote self-love and self-awareness, and attract love from others. Sip on crystal-infused water as you relax and enjoy your picnic in Safa Park Dubai.