Booming summercations

Summer in the Middle East has a myriad of escapes from staycations, daycations to wellcations.


Shehara Rizly


Mark Willis, CEO, MEAI and Turkey, Accor

This summer we are expecting to see a pick up at our leisure resorts in the region as a result from the rise of local staycations or summercations due to a number of travel regulations still being in place for key global destinations which would normally be the main pick for summer holidays. At Accor, we want to reward our guests while they enjoy a relaxing stay at one of our properties across the region. Accor’s lifestyle loyalty program ALL – Accor Live
Limitless, is giving our members the opportunity to become a millionaire by offering them the chance to win 1 million loyalty points!

Binu Varghese, Hotel Manager, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR

Many UAE residents are still spending their summer holiday in the country instead of exploring new destinations. Given that they are looking for not just room offers but also fun activities to do, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR has partnered with some of the top theme parks and attractions in the city including Laguna Waterpark, Dubai Parks and Resorts, IMG Worlds of Adventure, and more to provide staycation options with great value for money.

Julia Schamne, General Manager, Adagio Premium The Palm

Summercations are now even more exciting with a range of fun activities in store for all to enjoy, in a relaxed home setting. From cycling around to a yoga session as well as basking under the sun, at Adagio Premium The Palm, we have it all. Take advantage of the warm temperature with family or friends and enjoy a much-needed blissful break in a private beach setting with sun lounges and cool down with summer drinks that we offer all day long.

Samir Arora, Cluster General Manager  – The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, and ibis Styles Jumeira Group

Wellness tourism in Dubai has a huge potential for growth and our goal is to be a trailblazer in this niche market. Recently, The Retreat Palm Dubai has launched a detox and cleanse stay package which includes pre-arrival consultation and nutrition assessment, private sessions with tailor-made wellness and fitness activities, signature spa treatments, and curated healthy meals. Our hotel will soon launch new retreats.

Rami Mashini, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, DXB Entertainments

Being one of Dubai’s leading tourist destinations, we are dedicated to continually think about ways to innovate and expand our incredible theme parks. We promise amazing experiences to our guests and this year will see Dubai Parks and Resorts launch record breaking concepts that will set the standard for theme parks in the region, and will raise the thrills at the park to new heights. It is an exciting time for everyone as people are able to move around Dubai more freely, and international travellers can start to plan their trips to Dubai. We couldn’t be happier to be launching these world-first rides, and an incredibly unique hotel destination for families this year, so we can look to the future
together and have something exciting to look forward to.

Neeraj Seth, Director of Marketing and PR  Kandima Maldives

This period is a great time to take that long awaited break and nothing can be better than experiencing a game-changing lifestyle destination with limitless recreation options to suit individual needs. Our Kool Escape package offers Middle Eastern guests the ultimate hassle-free holiday of your choice in the Maldives, with nine villa types to choose from and an exotic 3 km long beach, 10 unique restaurants and bars, adrenaline-fuelled sports or aquatic programmes and even skydiving, not to forget an expansive kids club. It is a true lifestyle experience within the safety norms.

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