Covid made a lot of us realise the beauty of staycations. Some lazy lads love the idea of staying in and doing absolutely nothing. But the pre-pandemic era was providing cheaper options for staycations. But not anymore! UAE staycations are observing a hike in the rates. According to industry experts at the Arabian Travel Market, cheap hotel staycations over the summer appear to be a thing of the past.
UAE Turns Into A Hub For Tourists & Long-Term Residents
Industry sources claim that staycation costs over the long Eid holiday have been rising rapidly. Some costs have more than doubled, according to a cursory search. During regular weekends, a well-known Dubai hotel offers rooms starting at Dh663, but during the Eid holiday, rates rise to Dh1480. The cost of a similar package at a well-liked family resort in Ras Al Khaimah has increased from Dh1135 for the July 1-3 weekend to Dh2037 for the July 8–10 weekend.
People are picking to stay in more than roaming around in UAE’s hot weather. Apart from this being reason, working individuals are choosing to work remotely in UAE. Hence the increasing options in the region is an advantage. The domestic market is very tamed since the pandemic. More individuals prefer to stay in the UAE and explore the hotel options available here than travel outside of the country. The uncertainty of travel restrictions is immense.
Now there are many guests who are coming to the UAE to stay longer and they choose to work remotely from here
— Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) May 12, 2022
The region is witnessing an increase in hotel inquiries for the summer months. The most interested group of tourists are from GCC and Indian travellers. There are chances of a surge in travel this summer as the pandemic’s pent-up demand dissipates around the world. Booking seems full and all of our rooms are full, and summer is shaping up to be a very busy season. The rise of the aware traveller is another trend. Travellers are becoming more budget-conscious, and they’re looking for destinations that provide interactive experiences and support environmental and economic initiatives. Dubai’s efforts to become more sustainable make it a desirable destination.
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Few Options For Staycations In UAE
Staycation is the new vacation, and the best part is that UAE is filled with properties offering a great staycation deal. Be it any occasion or just a quick weekend getaway, properties in UAE have deals that you cannot miss. So if you are planning a staycation soon here are some options to pick from.
1. Rove At Expo2020
Dubai Expo 2020 is the talk of the town, and you know what’s better than visiting Expo for a day, living there. Yep, Rove hotel is located right beside Al Wasl Dome, and the staycation deal starts from AED699 per night. The deal includes an unlimited 30-day expo ticket. Now, ain’t that a steal deal? With Expo 2020 ending this month, you have to avail of this and make the most of it before it ends.
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2. Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
If you are planning to go on a fun family staycation, then this resort in RAK is for you. Set on the beach, the property offers a wide array of activities, and has in-house fitness recreation centres, chill on the beach and makes the most of the staycation. From Beach access villas to two-bedroom family villas, there are rooms for everyone. The resort is offering an all meal inclusive deal from AED1060/per night, and you must avail of it NOW. With world-class facilities and picture-perfect location, there’s no good reason to not visit this property.
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3. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
Four Season Hotel Abu Dhabi At Al Maryah Island is offering UAE residents 30 per cent off on the staycation deals. That’s not it- the five-star property is also offering a 20 per cent discount on f&b and 20 per cent off on spa retail and treatments at The Spa. Now that’s one steal deal in the capital that you shouldn’t miss