Get ready to make the most of shorter workdays during Ramadan by unlocking the full potential of your Privilee membership! Privilee Member, Louise, has rounded up below how she will be enjoying her free time whilst discovering all of the amazing benefits that come with Privilee.
Why not catch up with friends at one of many pools and beaches that Privilee has to offer - with the added benefit of not having to worry about the cost of a full day pass? I absolutely love the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort as it has a huge, kid-friendly pool and there is also the beautiful lagoon area where you can swim and relax.
The hotel welcomes families and sometimes even offers ‘boat rides’ in the pool for your little ones – how adorable!
Privilee has over 40 venues which provide complimentary access for kids when attending with an accompanying adult, so squeeze in some afternoon playdates!
One of my favourite venues for this is the Fairmont The Palm. The hotel has easy, sheltered self-parking which is complimentary (just make sure you get your ticket stamped on the way out). The hotel also provides Privilee Members with complimentary access to its Falcons Kids Club from 10.30am-7pm daily. There are plenty of shaded areas – which is perfect when you’re with young kids. My ideal day here is lounging on one of the cabanas with an iced coffee whilst the babies sleep after tiring themselves out on the splash pad!
As Ramadan has arrived during the perfect weather and beach season, beach walks and playtime on the sand are an absolute must when you visit Fairmont The Palm! The views are amazing (think shimmering shorelines and the Dubai Marina skyline!), and there is so much space for the little ones to run around on.
Enjoy the longer afternoons and early evenings as a family and dine at one of Privilee’s restaurants in which you can redeem a discount. One of our favourite restaurants for a lazy afternoon lunch is the Beach House at the Anantara The Palm Dubai. The restaurant gives Mediterranean vibes whilst offering a great view of the Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis hotels. Treat yourself to the grilled seabass and a glass of rose before the summer heat sets in!
If you have the opportunity to work reduced hours during Ramadan, then it could be the perfect opportunity to start your fitness journey and keep active during your free time.
You can choose from boxing, core training, ladies-only fitness classes, CrossFit and many other classes from the Privilee app. I love the classes at FitRepublik as they have such a wide variety available, with class times throughout the day to suit my schedule.
Another fun way of keeping active this Ramadan is by spending the afternoon paddleboarding – and what better way to do it than at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, in the calm water with a stunning backdrop of the Dubai Marina skyline! As an exclusive membership benefit, Privilee Members save up to 20% on water sports activities here.
For those wanting to pick up a new hobby or brush up on your skills, spend the afternoon playing tennis at one of Privilee’s venues! If you’re a beginner, like me, you can even avail 25% discount on tennis lessons at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection.
One of the things I absolutely love about living in Dubai is that any hour of the day, on any day of the week, you can pop along to one of the stunning five-star hotels and make use of the facilities as if you were a hotel guest checking in to start their holiday. So with these extra few hours of freedom each day, you can look forward to relaxing and unwinding. What better way to do that than at one of the adult-only venues that Privilee has to offer?!
Terra Solis Dubai offers just that. A tranquil oasis located in Jebel Ali that provides an adults-only escape, with complimentary pool access and a 10% discount on food and beverages.