This summer, the UAE is the place to be. Offers on action-packed family days and romantic getaways make planning a fun-filled summer a cinch. There’s an incredible array of amazing activities on offer, from the Hajjar mountains to the country’s beautiful coastlines.
Almost 80% of the UAE’s population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, however, the Ministry of Health still encourages some precautions that are taken into account by all the venues and providers on this list.
If along your summer travels you do have any health concerns, FAB has partnered with Burjeel Hospitals to offer credit cardholders a discounted COVID-19 tests.
Rewarding road trips
Hitting the open road is different in the UAE. Where else in the world can you wend your way across a desert landscape, stopping to snap pictures of camels and marveling at dunes and rock formations changing colors at sunset. There’s always a reward at the end of a day’s drive: a luxury resort, an emerald green golf course, or a new coastline to discover. Discounted rentals from Europcar and Hertz make the adventure even more enjoyable.
Fun for all the family
Slip, slide and splash your way through Umm Al Quwain’s Dreamland Aqua Park with FAB’s Buy 1 Get 1 deal. Spread over 250,000 square meters of lush landscaped gardens, this is the largest family waterpark in the region. Thrill-seekers will love the Kamikaze, Twister and Black Hole rides, while the Dream Stream and the Dead Sea pool offer a more relaxed experience.
Dive into a magical moment with the world’s friendliest mammals at the Dubai Dolphinarium. The UAE’s only Dolphin and Seal show is a memorable experience for young and old and performed in a comfortably air-conditioned arena. Use the FAB credit card for a 25% discount on admission.
Tucked away in the Hajjar mountains, Hatta Fort was built in 1896 and is one of the most significant architectural structures in the UAE. Just under three hours’ drive from Abu Dhabi, Hatta Fort is doable as a day trip or travelers can enjoy a 35% discount on an overnight stay at Dubai’s only mountain resort, the JA Hatta Fort Hotel. The hotel’s charming Café Gazebo serves regional delights, including the sumptuous Hajar Mixed Grill, with a discount of 15% on food and beverages.
Nobu has been delighting Dubai’s most discerning diners for more than a decade and collecting armfuls of awards along the way. In celebration of its post-pandemic re-opening, the iconic restaurant is dishing the finest Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.
Relaxation with a local touch
Immerse yourself in a luxury spa treatment inspired by Arabian traditions, the Emirates Hammam experience at the award-winning Chi Spa at the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri. Locally sourced ingredients, including solar salts from the Arabian sea, hydrated lemons from Fujairah, and indigo hammam soap made with traditional Neela minerals are some of the exquisite elements that make this the ultimate indulgence.