Jumeirah lures GCC guests with special offers at hotels

Guests can explore the rich heritage of the Emirati culture at Jumeirah Al-Wathba Desert Resort & Spa.
Updated 03 June 2019
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Jumeirah lures GCC guests with special offers at hotels

Eid is here and so is the perfect time to go on a dream holiday. Whether you favor refreshing dips in an infinity pool or are looking for a stylish fine dining experience or simply want to stay in your suite soaking up the ocean views, Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has something for everyone looking to enjoy a long weekend.

To help you plan your Eid getaway, Jumeirah has listed must-visit hotels and resorts in the UAE, with special offers for GCC residents only.

Dubai

1. Jumeirah Al-Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

Famed for its waterways that flow throughout the Madinat Jumeirah resort, and located on one of the world’s most recognizable shorelines with views of the Burj Al-Arab, this hotel is simply an Instagram favorite. 

With the Jumeirah Breaks offer, save 20 percent on the best available room rates along with complimentary breakfast and feel spoilt with a choice of more than 40 restaurants for lunch and dinner. The offer also includes unlimited access to Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach and entry to Wild Wadi Waterpark. 

Best available rate: From 935 dirhams ($254)

2. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray 

Nestled on the Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a visual delight, boasting impressive architecture and views of the Arabian Gulf. The recreational haven is complete with a pristine private beach, an infinity pool, award-winning restaurants and a spa. Indulge like royalty at the Iklik Hammam — an entire spa floor dedicated to couples featuring two spacious treatment suites, including saunas, whirlpools, showers, changing areas, majlis, jacuzzis, steam baths and relaxation lounges. 

Best available rate: From 700 dirhams

Abu Dhabi

1. Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort

The resort sits majestically on the island’s prime beach. Guests can experience island life at its best at the eco-friendly Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort. They can enjoy the views of 400 meters of white sand on the Arabian Gulf and the beautiful scenery and undisturbed wildlife. 

With the Jumeirah Breaks offer, save 10 percent on the best available room rates along with access to spa for hydra pool, rhassoul chamber, sauna and steam room, and complimentary use of Bodyism wellness center facilities. The offer also includes unlimited access to the kids and teens clubs.

Best available rate: From 1,025 dirhams

2. Jumeirah Al-Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

Guests can explore the rich heritage of the Emirati culture at this resort. Inspired by classical dwellings, the boutique resort’s 103 guest rooms and villas feature timeless local details, traditional artwork, and Arabesque accessories, alongside a range of dining destinations showcasing the dunes to panoramic perfection. 

Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with an authentic Arabic brunch inspired by Lebanese flavors. Savor signature slow-cooked lamb ouzi with saffron rice, charcoal kebab grills, and a variety of mezzes and sweet delights at Bait Al-Hanine. 

Best available rate: From 850 dirhams


Millennium MEA confirms rights to Makkah hotel

The five-star Makkah Millennium Hotel is the closest hotel to the Holy Mosque, located by the Holy Haram Piazza in front of King Fahd Gate.
Updated 16 June 2019
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Millennium MEA confirms rights to Makkah hotel

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa (MEA), a hotel management company in the region, has addressed its guests with deep regrets for the inconvenience they might have encountered during their stay at Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers.
“It is with regret that Millennium and Copthorne had announced that on June 13, 2019 the owner of Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers had unlawfully, and in contrary to the terms of the operating and management agreement, interfered with the exclusive rights of Millennium in the management and operation of the hotel and towers,” the company said in a press release.
“Millennium disagrees with the owner’s acts and had commenced proceedings to remove this interference and confirm Millennium’s exclusive rights to manage and operate the hotel and towers without interference from the owner or others.
“Millennium regrets any inconvenience this situation has caused or may continue to cause to its guests.”
The company said it is pursuing all available legal courses of action inside the Kingdom, and is confident of the Saudi judiciary system in the protection of rights and imposing of justice.
Operating 4,067 keys in the Kingdom, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA has affirmed its commitment to the Saudi market and pledged to continue its efforts toward tourism, travel and hospitality sectors in Saudi Arabia to achieve the goals of Vision 2030 and beyond.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts is a global hotel company, which was founded in 1989, on the vision of its chairman, Kwek Leng Beng, who leads Singapore’s Hong Leong Group. With almost 40,000 rooms worldwide, the company currently operates 40 hotels, has 14 hotels due to open this year and 35 hotels in the pipeline across the region.
The five-star Makkah Millennium Hotel is the closest hotel to the Holy Mosque, located by the Holy Haram Piazza in front of King Fahd Gate.
The luxury hotel features direct views of the Grand Mosque and the Holy Kaaba. The hotel has five restaurants, namely, Jasmin Café, Al-Fayhaa Restaurant, Al-Andalus Restaurant, Al-Noor Restaurant and Lagenda Restaurant.
Makkah Millennium Hotel is located close to many main attractions in the city, including important Islamic holy sites that are less than five miles away. Zamzam well, Jabal Al-Nour, Cave of Hira and the Makkah museum are some of the nearby landmarks, while other areas of interest close by include a large shopping mall, supermarket, and a variety of international restaurants and lounges.