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Updated 26 February 2021
What better way of spending summer in the UAE than going on a good old-fashioned daycation (that’s a day out, for all you layperson out there)? Sure you can always opt for a staycation or a full-blown vacation, but the aforementioned take some degree of preparation, commitment and are more prone to disruptions.
Hotels and resorts across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah are currently offering attractive daycation packages enabling us to foray into their opulent rooms, pools, beaches and eateries without having to spend the night. Thus we say, let us embark on a daycation where we may treat ourselves to a slice of paradise and lounge in luxury if only for a day.
Dubai daycation deals
Caesars Bluewater Dubai
Caesars Bluewater is offering an attractive daycation deal involving access to its Palace Deluxe Room, a complimentary three-course lunch at the infamous Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen and some downtime at the resort’s private golden beach.
Priced at AED 350 per person (minimum two adults), the offer is valid from Sunday to Wednesday from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Sofitel Hotels and Resorts Dubai
UAE residents are in for a treat as the Sofitel Hotels and Resorts Dubai is offering a mouth-watering daycation and pool access deal. On weekdays (Sunday – Thursday), the offer is priced at AED 65 per person with free access for one child under 12 years of age. Guests are also entitled to a 30 percent discount at all restaurants & bars.
Weekend prices are at AED 100 per person with AED100 redeemable on food and drinks, and AED 65 for children (4 – 12 years of age) with AED 50 redeemable on food and drinks.
The cool waters of Raffles Dubai await with the hotel’s Raffles Daycation offer.
All-day access to Raffles swimming pool is just AED 200 per person on weekdays and AED 225 on weekends and includes AED100 that can be used for food and drinks.
AED 320 includes a special breakfast selection at Raffles Salon and an AED 100 credit for food and drinks by the pool.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
The Day Splash Pass offered by the hotel promise a day of fun with the entire family for just a day of fun with access to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray for only AED 200 per person with the same amount redeemable on food and beverages.
The Day Pass entails access to the private pristine beach as well as the infinity pool from Sunday to Thursday. Kids under the age of four are welcome free of charge while entry for young adults up to the age of twelve is priced at AED 100 (includes dining credits of AED 100).
Weekend prices are slightly higher at AED 250 and 125 for adults and children respectively.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
Nikki Beach Resort avails its tranquil beachfront to guests from 8 AM until sunset everyday (except Friday). Daily from 5 PM to 8 PM, catch Dubai sunset while sipping on your favorite drink at Soul Lounge.
The Sunset Celebration at Soul Lounge includes 30% off on food and beverages menu. Resident DJ playing every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 8 PM with no reservations required.
Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
The enchanting desert retreat, Bab Al Shams, features a collection of impressive pools, including three temperature-controlled swimming pools and a shaded pool for children, lap pool and elevated relaxation pool; one where you can relax and take in the desert panorama in complete privacy.
The hotel’s packages allow guests to access these pools without staying the night. Weekends and Public Holidays package are set AED 350 per adult and AED 175 for children (6-12 years old). Weekdays package are AED 250 per adult and AED 125 for children (6-12 years old). All children under six years of age get complimentary access.
Jumeirah al Qasr
Beach slots will find the beach and pool pass being offered by the resort irresistible. Weekdays access to the resort’s pool and two-kilometer private beach is priced at AED 295 per adult and AED 195 for kids (5 – 12 years of age).
Complimentary sunlounger, umbrella and still mineral water on arrival and wi-fi internet access are included. For the weekends, the prices are set at AED 395 per adult and AED 295 for kids (5 – 12 years of age).
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Guests looking to unlock Le Meridien’s beachfront rooms and facilities may do so by opting for the resort’s daycation pass. On weekdays, a day pass of AED 200 pass allows adults to access the pool and beach with similar perks granted for children (4-12yrs) at AED 75.
For weekends and public holidays, the price of admission is AED 250 for adults and AED 125 for children (4-12yrs).
AED 100 food and beverage credit at Horizon and Westin Pool Bar for adults. AED 50 food and beverage credit at Horizon and Westin Pool Bar for kids
Abu Dhabi daycation deals
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island
Starting from AED 375, guests are welcome to enjoy a day in the pool from 9 AM til sunset on Fridays including AED 200 to spend on food and beverages. For the ladies, a Saturday pool pass can be acquired for just AED 200 including AED150 back in credit to spend on food and drinks.
Weekdays see guests enjoying access to the pool for just AED 200 including AED 100 back in credit to spend on food and drinks. Weekdays also offer a two for one deal for only AED 400.
Saadiyat Beach Club
The Saadiyat Beach Club promises the opportunity to immerse in the island’s tranquil allure by offering its day pass to guests looking for a short escape. Weekday passes for adults and couples are priced at AED 250 and AED 350 respectively. Junior pass (7 to 17 years of age) is priced at AED 100, while children up to 6 years of age are granted free entry.
For the weekends, passes are priced at AED 375 and 525 for adults and couples respectively, while a junior pass is set at AED 150. The day pass provides access to the beach and pool room starting from 8 AM until sunset.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
For a sun-kissed blissful day escape, take advantage of the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr’s Daycation package and unwind as you stroll along the resort’s impeccably maintained private shoreline. Enjoy the experience from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Weekdays: AED 99 per person with AED 50 F&B Credit. Children below 12 years old enjoy free access with an accompanying adult.
Weekends: AED 149 per person with AED 100 F&B Credit.
Ras Al Khaimah daycation deals
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is an ideal destination for an unforgettable getaway in the peaceful Emirate. This charming beachfront resort is surrounded by deserts, mountains and sea, making it a landmark destination for travellers. Available exclusively for UAE residents, the suite daycation offer will allow guests the opportunity to book a King Junior Suite with a balcony with views across the Arabian sea and a luxurious bedroom.
Daycation cost: AED 299 per person
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa
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Within proximity to the desert, beaches and mountains that play host to uniquely authentic Arabian activities and experiences, this multi-award winning resort, sprawled over 1.5 kilometers of private sandy beach, offers the perfect destination for a family getaway. You can avail of the daycation package by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa to be a part of all the fun activities there. The daycation deal is valid from Sunday to Wednesday 10:00 am to 05:00 pm.
Daycation villa package: AED 500 for 3 adults and 2 kids | AED 300 resort credits for spa or food and beverages
Daycation room package: AED 250 per room with 2 adults and 2 children | AED 150 resort credits for food and beverages