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Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 10 June, 2022 5:17 pm |


InterContinental Hotels Group at Dubai Festival City guarantee summer fun for residents and visitors alike with curated experiences encompassing activities for the entire family, culinary delights, or invigorating wellness journeys, transforming holidays into unforgettable memories.


“Summer is about bringing people together, creating unique moments that will result in authentic stories, and that is exactly what we are offering. InterContinental Hotels Group at Dubai Festival City will be at the heart of guests’ next adventure, with our attractive summer experiences which can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike”, said Michael Borges, EAM – Sales & Marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group at Dubai Festival City.


While enjoying an overnight stay with chilled pool access, guests can explore more than 16 award- winning signature restaurants and enjoy a world of choice with brunches, afternoon teas, Happy Hours, nightlife events and other special offers. Moreover, InterContinental Hotels Group at Dubai Festival City are also offering guests a city oasis at the luxurious Spa Intercontinental to enjoy a range of tranquil treatments, special relaxation areas and exclusive summer offers.


Indulgent Staycations


The special Shop, Stay and Dine package at InterContinental Dubai Festival City includes a two-night stay with breakfast and dinner at all-time favourite restaurant Anise for two guests. Sun-seekers can enjoy access to the temperature-controlled pools or head to the beach with the complimentary shuttle to La Mer Beach. While parents can shop until they drop at Dubai Festival City Mall, kids conquer Planet Trekkers kids club and discover the world by learning and exploring new things with fellow little adventurers. Starting from AED 800 per night, the package includes a complimentary Dubai Festival City Mall Gift Voucher of AED 200.


Summer really is the time to be spoiled and with InterContinental Dubai Festival City’s SpaCation package no wishes remain open. After a stress-free shopping experience or an activity-filled day at La Mer beach, guests can relax with a 60-minute signature massage for two in a private couple’s suite. To continue the romantic journey, Afternoon Tea at CHOIX is a special affair. Guests can indulge in an authentic Parisian culinary experience with “Dubai’s finest” afternoon tea enjoying signature scones, pastries and the finest tea selection, all whilst appreciating the astonishing views of the city’s skyline. Starting from AED 900 per night, the SpaCation package also includes breakfast for two at Anise with a minimum of two-night stay.


With the Stay and Play Family Fun package at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City it is impossible to get bored! Little guests can play, run and depart on fun-filled adventures at Planet Trekkers, the signature children’s club for young explorers. Designed to inspire creativity and curiosity, the activity program offers safe and supervised ways for kids to learn and experience new things with unique climbing walls, arts and crafts sessions, cooking classes and many more. The ‘Very Important Kid’ (VIK) amenities include ice cream from the Pool Bar, a cooking class in Zaytoun or another summer activity at Planet Trekkers as well as unlimited popcorn. Priced at AED 680, the package consists of a one-night stay, breakfast and dinner for two adults plus two children up to the age of 12 years at Zaytoun or Belgian Café access to Planet Trekkers kids club, VIK amenities, pool access and complimentary shuttle to La Mer Beach. 


Parents can make family time a top priority this summer with the Beach Family Fun package at Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Festival City which is one of a kind and doesn’t break the bank. Guests who book one of the Standard Rooms, get a complimentary upgrade to the next category (subject to availability) and enjoy even more space. As part of the Beach Family Fun package, families can enjoy breakfast in Sirocco for two and two kids (up to 12 years) eat for free, dinner for two and two kids (up to 12 years) at Zeste or Sirocco, access to the kids club and temperature-controlled pool as well as a complimentary shuttle to La Mer Beach. This is a vacation offer that children and parents will remember – starting from AED 371 per room per night.


InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City wows guests with the Ultimate Luxury Staycation package this summer. Residents can enjoy 25% off on their stay in a two-bedroom apartment, welcome drinks at Level 17, an F&B credit of AED 200 per day to explore and try the 16 restaurants & bars at InterContinental Hotels Dubai Festival City. The little ones can enjoy access to Planet Trekkers kids club including the special ‘Very Important Kid’ amenities. Complimentary shuttle to La Mer and a AED 200 shopping voucher at Dubai Festival City Mall are the icing of the cake for 7-night stays and longer. Starting from AED 1,160 per room per night.


Pampering Spa Offerings


There are few better ways to relax and recharge than with a spa day at SPA InterContinental at InterContinental Dubai Festival City. The Sweet Summer Sensation package for the ultimate summer glow is a must and includes three steps to detoxify and help to restore skin’s natural glow. With unlimited access to the pool and after a 30-minute body scrub, followed by a 30-minute body wrap, guests can enjoy the 60- minute signature massage which releases tension held in every part of the body, leaving one feeling deeply relaxed and recharged. With expert advice from the therapist, a signature oil blend can be chosen, best adapted to emotional and physical needs. 120 minutes for AED 859 per person.


Information on SPA InterContinental: https://www.dubaifestivalcityhotels.com/spaintercontinental


Culinary Highlights


Afternoon Tea at CHOIX Patisserie


Afternoon tea is one of the pleasures of life and ‘Dubai’s finest afternoon tea’ at CHOIX InterContinental Dubai Festival City is a real treat. While enjoying the impressive views of the city’s skyline, guests can embrace the culinary lifestyle of the Avenue des Champs Élysées, with a premium collection of Parisian delicacies from three Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire. The renowned afternoon tea accompanied with delectable pastries, signature scones and the finest tea selection is complemented by the ambient setting.


AED 125 per person on weekdays


AED 150 per person on weekends
AED 195 for a takeaway set




Every day, noon to 6:00 pm


CHOIX Patisserie & Restaurant, Lobby Level InterContinental Dubai Festival City


Brunch at Belgian Café  


Embrace the essence of Brussels in the heart of Dubai with the city’s original Belgian Café; from the vintage style two-floor wooden decor, large bar counter with a variety of favorite hops on tap, to a generous outside terrace overlooking the city skyline. A Belgian experience would not be complete without the finest of pub grub including a selection of premium mussel dishes and the best burgers in town. At the Belgian Café Brunch, guests can indulge in Belgian foodie classics and their favorite hops. The all-you-can-eat concept includes all hoppetizers, main courses, and desserts. 




AED 175 per person with unlimited soft beverages


AED 295 per person with unlimited house beverages


AED 345 per person with unlimited draft beers, house spirits, wines & bubbly




Every Saturday, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm




Belgian Café, Lobby Level Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City


Picnic Pool Brunch 


A cocktail of calming shades in a stylish, laid-back atmosphere, bordered by the city skyline, the Picnic Pool Brunch invites visitors for a relaxed setting with picnic mats, benches and umbrellas while listening to hot tunes from the house DJ. Commencing 18th June and available from 2 to 7 pm, the brunch has starters and desserts placed on the table and the main course is freshly made at the live cooking stations. Moreover, indoor seating is available, and children are welcome to enjoy along their parents the experience. Access to the pool and Planet Trekkers kids club is included.




AED 195 per person with soft beverage package 


AED 295 per person with house beverage package 


AED 95 per child 




Every Saturday, 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm


Location: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City 


Happy Hours at Vista Restaurant & Terrace 


Vista Restaurant & Terrace welcomes with a panorama of sophistication; from its vibrant atmosphere with large outdoor terrace, offering premium 180° views over the creek to the Dubai city skyline, to its bespoke collection of beverages and flavors, accompanied by international à la carte selection. Happy Hour at Vista can be enjoyed with 50 % off on selected drinks and a toast to joyful moments and good memories with your friends.




50% off on selected beverages




Daily, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm




Vista Restaurant & Terrace, Lobby Level InterContinental Dubai Festival City


Rates do not include taxes and fees. Further terms & conditions apply.


For reservations, call +971 (0)4 701 1127/28 or e-mail reservation.dfc@ihg.com. For more information, visit www.dubaifestivacityhotels.com/summer


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