Let’s face it, the next couple of months will be mostly grim and grey, and the best way to alleviate the gloom is planning the summer holiday. If it’s sunshine you’re craving, you can’t go wrong with Dubai.

The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort is offering early holiday planners 10% off the best available rates with its ‘A Summer to Remember’ package. This limited time offer is available for stays between 27 May and 30 August 2017.

The package includes: accommodation in a luxury room, complimentary buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner daily, two hours of play per child per day at Fairmont Falcons Kids' Club, shuttle bus service to some of the best shopping malls in Dubai, and access to its beach and swimming pools.

You certainly won’t lack for ways to keep busy. The Health & Beach Club provides access to multiple fitness classes, state of the art gym equipment, and spa and beach facilities. If you’re seeking a little R and R, Willow Stream Spa offers new yoga and massage treatments on its extensive spa menu.

Need somewhere to place the kids? Falcon Club Summer Camp has you covered. Expect themes such as ‘Treasure Hunters’, ‘Tropical Paradise’, ‘Safari Adventure’ and ‘Splish Splash’. The camps will take place through July and August, Sunday to Thursday with one, three or five day packages available to purchase.

As for mealtimes – choose from seafood and sushi at Seagrill on 25° Restaurant & Lounge; authentic Brazilian flavours at Frevo Restaurant; afternoon tea at Mashrabiya Lounge; iced coffees at Delicacy Cafe and unlimited choices at the international Flow Kitchen, ideal for family meals.

Stop idling away at your desk and make this a summer to remember.

Bookings can be made from 13 February 2017 for stays between 27 May and 30 August 2017 with rooms starting from 585++ (Fairmont Room category and above). For Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Falcon Kids club, or F&B reservations, visit fairmont.com or call +971 4 457 3388 for more information.