Escape the heat
What: GCC residents’ package
Where: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Details: Treat yourself to a secluded mountain getaway high up in the Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain), where temperatures are up to 20 degrees cooler than the cities of the UAE. Until September 15, GCC residents can stay in the Mountainview suite for just Dh716 per room per night, including breakfast and a 30 per cent spa discount. Valid Sunday to Wednesday, www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar.
Beach, brunch and bed
What: The Ultimate Staycation package
Where: Grosvenor House Dubai
Details: For just Dh600 per person, you can enjoy a weekend stay at the super-swish Grosvenor House Dubai, including one night in a deluxe room, beach and pool access at both Grosvenor House and over the road at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, and brunch at either Latin American restaurant Toro Toro or Sloane’s (including soft drinks). Valid until September 12, the overnight stay deal on Thursdays and Fridays is open to UAE residents only. www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com.
Splash and stay
What: Splash and Speed packages
Where: Yas Viceroy Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Details: Enjoy the stunningly sleek and swanky surroundings of the Yas Viceroy in Abu Dhabi by night, contrasted with an altogether more rough-and-ready experience by day at either Yas Waterworld or Ferrari World, with the Splash or Speed packages. From Dh915 per room per night, you can get accommodation in the super-modern Yas Viceroy, breakfast for up to two adults and two children, as well one entry ticket per adult per day to your preferred theme park (children under 12 are free). Valid until September 30, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/abudhabi.