As the blistering heat settles over Dubai during July and August, many residents jet off to cooler climates, which of course is great news for anyone looking to bag a bargain getaway. Hotels have already started slashing their summer prices, their restaurants and bars sweetening the deal with what starts to feel like a never ending happy hour. Most of all, it can be a time for reflection as you think about how the year has gone, and make plans for the last quarter of the year!

As if discounted nights away in dreamy Dubai weren’t good enough, you’ll love the luxurious hotels that have fabulous swim up bars. Grab your waterproof sunscreen and shades and get ready to sip mocktail after juicy mocktail while gazing out at some of the most pristine private beaches.


Jumeirah Executive Pool Bar

With in-pool stools you needn’t have to worry about drying off between drinks if you choose to stay at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Lean back amongst the fabulously landscaped gardens and ponder on how much better the months ahead are going to be for you and yours now that you’ve fully recharged your batteries.

Surrounded by gorgeous greenery and a range of relaxed dining styles to choose from, you’ll feel wonderfully spoilt – exactly what you need from your well-earned vacation.


Le Méridien Dubai Hotel

You’ll feel like you’ve walked into paradise amongst the nearly 40 acres of plush gardens. A day pass won’t just get you access to the pool’s shades and deck chairs, you’ll get a regular meal, a drink and full use of the hotel’s spa and fitness pool.

Surrounded by stunning flowers, any worries lingering from before you boarded the plane will instantly melt away. Indulge all your senses with wonderfully decadent menus created for Ramadan, an extra special treat for all guests. From freshly made Sushi to sumptuous salads and of course taste-bud-tickling drinks; a visit to the shaded oval pool should be compulsory for everyone visiting Dubai.


Waldorff Astoria

The Waldorff Astoria is the perfect tropical retreat for anyone wanting to luxuriate under the sun’s super-heated gaze. Swim up to the bar and order from their long list of fruity fusions before tucking into a Mediterranean feast, freshly prepared by their renowned chefs.


Shop In The Shaded Souks Before Iftar

You couldn’t possibly fly all the way to Dubai to simply lounge about poolside over the summer holidays (although no one would blame or judge you). When every other tour operator is offering discounted packages that include extra nights for free, now’s the perfect time to slip that extra long holiday into your plans.

From cheaper spa treatments to special offer excursions if you only take one holiday this year, you’ll want to make sure it’s in Dubai. Going during the Ramadan season means you’re in for daring and classic dishes being served every night in every corner of the city. (Watch out for our post on Emirati cuisine) Once you’ve strolled around the air-con cooled malls, loading up on goodies to take home, haggled to your heart’s content under the shaded souks you’ll be ravenous for the flavours on offer.

Traditional meals are served alongside daring dishes that hail from every corner of the globe for Iftar. Bustling with the warmth Ramadan brings, dining in the UAE during Dubai’s summer is an ideal way to reconnect with your spirit while sampling the flavours of the city’s local and international heritage.


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