SPONSORED: Four properties across Sheraton, Le Méridien, and Radisson Blu are participating this summer.
If there’s one positive to emerge from the pandemic for the hospitality industry, it’s our collective newfound appreciation for domestic travel. The past two years have proven that between heritage sites, desert activities, theme parks and mega malls, there’s plenty to keep all ages entertained right here in the UAE – with tempting staycation packages only adding to the appeal of staying put over summer. Four in particular have caught our eye, each offered by Abu Dhabi-based properties and guaranteeing value for money.
They boast spacious outdoor areas with access to the beach or numerous swimming pools, well-appointed rooms, sensational dining venues, child-friendly facilities, relaxing wellness spaces, and thrilling recreational activities, making for short breaks that are suited to the whole family. You can also look forward to competitive room deals, late check-out until 3pm, an upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability), and exciting dining credits – AED 300 to use daily at the onsite dining outlets during your stay! Bonus: two kids under the age of 12 stay for free when sharing a room with their parents. Here, we look at each of the four properties at a glance.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
The newly renovated Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort is located on the famous Corniche in the heart of the capital, with the main shopping and commercial districts located within walking distance from the hotel. Celebrated as a landmark, the property was built back in 1979 and is one of Abu Dhabi’s first internationally branded hotels. A stay here means stepping back in time, while enjoying a whole host of modern-day amenities alongside beach access. The staycation package starts from AED 449 per night. Find more details here.
GO: Call 02 677 3333 for reservations and more information.
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
One of Abu Dhabi’s original urban resorts, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi was inaugurated by Sheikh Zayed and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Another landmark, it has evolved with the bustling metropolis, with the backdrop of sparkling high-rises adding wonderful contrast to the lushly landscaped gardens that surround it. The property is located strategically in an area referred to as ‘Tourist Club’, the city’s original entertainment district, but with several exceptional eateries and the uniquely designed Eden Spa, who says you’ll want to explore the vicinity? The staycation package starts from AED 429 per night. Find more details here.
GO: Call 02 644 6666 for reservations and more information.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche boasts a prime location for discovering the capital, with cultural attractions like Qasr al-Hosn, shopping destinations, and outdoor activities just moments away. But a stay at this iconic property is rooted in relaxation, complete with 11,000 square metres of private beach and a delightful mix of cuisines awaiting onsite. Incidentally, West Bay at Radisson Corniche is the first beach club in the city to have a wave pool, a lazy river, and an adventure park – this one’s to beat if you’re staycationing with the kids in tow. The staycation package starts from AED 479 per night. Find more details here.
GO: Call 02 681 1900 for reservations and more information.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain
Between its palm groves and natural springs, a stay in the city of Al Ain is always good for the soul. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain is set in impeccably landscaped gardens that offer calm and respite from the frenzy of city life, delighting guests with mountain views, three inviting swimming pools, and an abundance of wellness experiences. Remains from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, meanwhile, are just a stone’s throw away – proof that you don’t have to venture far to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The staycation package starts from AED 399 per night. Find more details here.
GO: Call 03 768 6666 for reservations and more information.