Dubai staycations: 4 ways to stay with Radisson Hotels

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Oct 6, 2020

With numerous destinations across Dubai, Radisson Hotels has the perfect staycation for whatever you’re in need of, be it a night away with your furry friend or a weekend spent indulging in fine cuisine.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront:
The one for brunch-loving families

The package: Brunch & Stay

Brunch is truly a Dubai ritual. We dress up, we eat, we drink and then we head home a little downhearted that the fun is over. But you can wave goodbye to that final step when you opt for weekend dining at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront thanks to their new Brunch & Stay staycation package. When you book brunch at FireLake Grill House from just Dhs249, you’ll be granted a complimentary night’s stay with a free room upgrade, too. 

Radisson Blu Waterfront FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Burj Khalifa View
Views of the Burj Khalifa from Radisson Blu Waterfront FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar’s terrace. Image|Supplied

Mixing a cosy, welcoming environment with an upbeat atmosphere, both families and friendship groups alike will feel at home tucking into the delectable cuisine at the midwestern-inspired eatery. Think charcoal-grilled, open-flame cooking and traditional wood ovens with an à la carte menu including irresistible dishes such as charred lamb ribs, barbecued jerk chicken, rigatoni pomodoro and even a BBQ jackfruit burger for your plant-based pal. With kids under six dining and staying for free, it’s the perfect weekend spot for the entire family. 

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront hotel lobby
From lobby to rooms, calming interiors feature across Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront. Image|Supplied.

And the fun isn’t over yet. Once you wake up from your marshmallow-soft bed in your room or suite (we recommend the Burj Khalifa view for an extra special touch), you’ll be treated to a Super Breakfast on Saturday, too. Head to The Larder and enjoy all your breakfast favourites with a local and seasonal twist. Dwell inside the bright, welcoming restaurant or enjoy your eggs on the sunny terrace overlooking the canal. But if bright and early isn’t your thing then relax, as Brunch & Stay guests are invited to indulge in a late checkout at 4pm – so there’s even more time to enjoy the pool. And for those who really don’t want the weekend to end, head to Makar for the evening. The Scottish-themed restaurant and bar’s moody decor consisting of dim lighting and low leathery seating makes for an authentic pub feel with a laidback dining experience with food to match; from scotch eggs and steak to a roast dinner and traditional fish and chips.

The details: From Dhs279. Early check-in at 11am and late check-out at 4pm. Free upgrade to next room category. Kids under six dine and stay for free. Valid for check-in on Thursday and Friday. 

Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis:
The one for furry friends too  

Radisson Red Silicon Oasis Dubai Pet Staycation offer
Take your beloved dog along for a weekend of fun at Radisson RED Silicon Oasis. Image|Supplied

The package: Pet Staycation

We all need a change of scene now and again. Yet for those of us who have one (or two, or three) beloved pets at home, getting away for the weekend can be a challenge. But next time you need a break from your own four walls, there is no need to leave your four-legged pals at home thanks to Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis’s Pet Staycation offer. Book a night at the newly opened hotel located in Dubai Digital Park, and you can bring furry friends along completely free of charge.  

The latest addition to the Radisson family in the UAE – and the first Radisson RED to open across the Middle East – it brings a welcome sense of newness in style and substance. Greeted by a curtain wall of contrasting glass that illuminates in shades of crimson by night, guests will be wowed by the contemporary design from the moment they arrive. Once inside one of the stunning 104 rooms or eight suites, guests will feel inspired surrounded by crisp white walls splashed with red and black graffiti art, sleek, minimalist furnishings and of course a supersized bed. Cats and dogs not forgotten, they can enjoy their very own bed and feeding area, too. 

Radisson RED Silicon Oasis hotel front
Radisson RED Silicon Oasis comes alive in shades of crimson at night. Image|Supplied

Morning walkies can be spent strolling around the surrounding Silicon Oasis Lake, while evenings are made for unwinding at the OUIBar + Terrace located on the ground floor. With animal friends free to come and go, humans can relax in the casual dining venue enjoying bites such as fully-loaded nachos, rib-eye steak and a range of tantalising burgers. Your furry friend insists he doesn’t want to miss the game? Relax, as this chilled out bar comes complete with screens live streaming the matches not to be missed. That should keep tails wagging all weekend long. 

The details: Starting from Dhs309 per night. 

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek:
The one for culture-seekers

Radisson Blu Deira Creek Fish Market restaurant interiors
Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek’s Fish Market restaurant is a must for seafood lovers. Image|Supplied

The package: Foodie

If you’re craving a taste of traditional Dubai, you can’t beat a trip to the historic Creek. Once a hub for fishing and trade, now it makes for a great place to experience some of the emirate’s beloved traditions and authentic culture. So, if you fancy temporarily escaping the tall towers of the modern city, be sure to book a night or two at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek. While guests can enjoy all the luxuries of modern Dubai within, they need simply step outside to be surrounded by sandy hues of historic stone monuments and the lively souks outside.

Days can be spent exploring the waters with a traditional abra or dhow trip across the Creek and igniting imaginations at the numerous nearby museums, while the nights are made for indulging in the incredible dining that Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek has to offer. From just Dhs295 per person, guests can tuck into unlimited food as well as stay the night in a city vistaed room. With 15 award-winning restaurants and bars, you certainly won’t go hungry here. 

Take in a taste of old Dubai with a visit to Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek. Image|Supplied.

A must in every Dubai traveler’s bucket list, be sure to dine at Shabestan. Considered a local legend, this award-winning restaurant is the oldest and most authentic Persian eatery in Dubai. Taste the most delicious kebabs in the city and other signature dishes whilst enjoying the stunning views of the Creek.

Another must-visit is the Fish Market, famed for its unique interactive seafood market experience. With its bright, warm and sleek Instagram-worthy interiors, you can choose the freshest catch of the day, and the chef cooks it as you like it!

Once you’ve taken in all the local beauty and explored all the delectable dining outlets, it is time to dive into the dreamy beds in one of Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek’s 288 newly renovated rooms and suites. Overlook the stunning Creek as you enjoy home comforts such as free Wifi and complimentary morning coffee.

The details: From Dhs349 per person inclusive of all food and a room with a view of the Creek.

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City:
The one for those who live for unlimited

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City Hotel Pool
Don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful pool when staying at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City. Image|Supplied

The package: Foodie

In many ways, it’s been a year of limitations – from travel to socialising to even leaving the house. Which is exactly why Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City wants to ensure its guest have no limitations when they visit; book your weekend staycation for just Dhs499 and enjoy all-inclusive food and drink all. Weekend. Long.

With early check-in (11am) and late checkout (4pm) included, guests should buckle up for a weekend of serious dining, starting with brunch at ICON. The British-themed bar serves up the best of Blighty’s famed cuisine, from battered fish and chips to sky-high stacked burgers. While the hottest game of the day plays on screens around the sports bar, so you won’t need to worry about missing that all-important goal.

In between explorations of the hotel’s restaurants and bars, be sure to swap out your brunch gear for you bathing suit and head to the pool. Here you can find a sunspot in which to nestle down as you watch the sunset over the city view. And as the night sky begins to make an appearance, be sure to make the most of your all-inclusive package by heading to one of the 4 designated bars to enjoy unlimited beverages. We suggest sipping the night away at the outdoor rooftop – Tamanya Terrace, where you can enjoy a glass of crisp grape while watching the sun set in the Arabian Sea.

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City outside view
Get ready for a weekend on unlimited food and drink at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City. Image|Supplied.

Far from winding down, Saturday is about ramping up the food factor. After tucking into Radisson’s signature Super Breakfast at Icon Lounge, it’s time for the main event; a six-course meal consisting of Italian delicacies and grape pairing at Certo. If it’s possible, you’ll want to leave plenty of room for this decadent lunch. As each of the courses has a traditional Italian flavour and is served with just as much Italian flair – it’s quite easy to spend a few hours here savouring each bite.

After a weekend of true indulgence perhaps you’ll need an afternoon siesta, which you can do in your room, courtesy of your late checkout. With a comfortable king-sized bed and walk-in shower, you’re sure to leave – not only well-fed but – suitably well-rested.

The details:  All-inclusive food and drink and night’s stay from Dhs499 per person.