The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) offers great coverage in Dubai and across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There are over 25 IHG hotels in UAE and another 10+ in the pipeline. These hotels are also available on points, and it’s a good destination to redeem your points, depending on where you find the best value for those points.
IHG has a good mix of hotel brands under its portfolio:
- InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
- Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts
- Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
- Hotel Indigo
- Even Hotels
- Avid Hotels
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Holiday Inn Resort
- Holiday Inn Club Vacations
- Staybridge Suites
- Candlewood Suites
Are you a loyal IHG Rewards Club Member? If not, sign up now and save. Here’s a good beginner’s guide to IHG Rewards Club for 2019 by PointsToBeMade.
IHG Rewards Club also offers promotional Accelerate and PointsBreak offers every quarter.
According the ThePointsGuy’s latest valuations, IHG points can be valued at $0.006/point. Our analysis in Dubai values an IHG point more conservatively at $0.005/point.
While you don’t pay taxes and fees if you redeem points, you would still have to pay the UAE Tourism Fee of AED 15 – AED 20 per night. Also, IHG Rewards Club unfortunately does not offer the 5th night free on every 4 nights booked on points (unlike Marriott and Hilton).
And remember, as a general thumb rule, almost always redeeming your points (any loyalty program) in summer in Dubai and UAE is a bad deal. You’re better off paying cash for your stay.
IHG eliminated their award chart and moved to dynamic pricing in May 2020.
Here’s a comprehensive list of IHG Hotels on points in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and within the United Arab Emirates:
IHG Hotels in Dubai
- Crowne Plaza Dubai (Dubai)
- Crowne Plaza Dubai Apartments (Dubai)
- Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira (Dubai)
- Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (Dubai)
- Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn, Dubai Al Barsha (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn Dubai, Al-Maktoum Airport (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn Bur Dubai, Embassy District (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn – Dubai Festival City (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Jumeirah (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Airport (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Internet City (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Safa Park (Dubai)
- Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown (Dubai)
- Intercontinental Hotels Residence Suites – Dubai Festival City (Dubai)
- Intercontinental Hotels – Dubai Festival City (Dubai)
- Intercontinental Hotels – Dubai Marina (Dubai) (Read MuslimTravelGirl’s detailed review of this hotel)
- Staybridge Suites Dubai Al-Maktoum Airport (Dubai)
- Staybridge Suites Dubai International Finance Centre (Dubai)
- Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City (Dubai)
- voco Dubai (Dubai)
IHG Hotels in Abu Dhabi & Fujairah
- Staybridge Suites – Abu Dhabi Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)
Upcoming Hotels in Dubai and UAE in 2021 and beyond:
- Hotel Indigo, Dubai Sustainable City (Dubai)
- Crowne Plaza, Dubai Marina (Dubai)
- Crowne Plaza, Dubai Trade Centre (Dubai)
- Holiday Inn – Dubai World Central (Dubai)
- Staybridge Suites – Dubai World Central (Dubai)
- InterContinental Hotels – Abu Dhabi Grand Marina (Abu Dhabi)
- StayBridge Suites – Abu Dhabi Rawdath (Abu Dhabi)
- InterContinental Hotels – Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)
- Crowne Plaza Resort – Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)
- Crowne Plaza – Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)
It’s a pretty good roundup of IHG Hotels across the UAE. I would love to see IHG open something like a Holiday Inn Express or Staybridge Suites in Al Ain.
Which IHG hotels are your favorites to redeem points in Dubai or UAE? Tell us in the comments below.
Don’t forget to use these promo codes when shopping online in UAE:
- NowNow UAE: “N20″/”FUN49”/“FUN86” – 10% off NowNow for Groceries/Snacks at Waitrose, Choithrams, Spinneys, Organic Foods & Cafe, Al Maya, WMart, Paul Bakery, Marks & Spencer Food, Aster Pharmacy.🤩
- Carrefour UAE & Carrefour KSA: “OFF15“/“ON38” – AED 20 off AED 200+ Carrefour Promo Code. 🤗
- Noon.com UAE: “POINTSHABIBI” for 10% off existing customers. Max AED 50. 15% off for new customers.
- Bath & Body Works: “O3073” – 5% off Bath & Body Works Promo Code.
- NAMSHI: “DD47“/”NM134“/”FUN227” – 15-20% off Namshi Promo Code.
- Victoria’s Secret UAE and KSA: “YMUY” – 10% off all orders, including sale items.
- Mumzworld: “FZ560” – 10% off Mumzworld Promo Code. 🤱🏻
- H&M UAE / GCC / Egypt: “E0160” – 10% off H&M Promo Code. 👗
- Boots UAE, KSA, Kuwait: “F6601” – 5% off Boots Promo Code.
- Mothercare: “EXN9K” – 10% off Mothercare Promo Code.
- Pottery Barn UAE, Kuwait, KSA: “GPBX6F” – 15% off all orders.
- Pottery Barn Kids UAE, Kuwait, KSA: “DPK5112” – 15% off all orders.
- West Elm UAE: “A1JK” – 15% off everything with this West Elm Promo Code.
- American Eagle UAE, Egypt, KSA, Kuwait: “PW2L” – 10% off American Eagle.
- Desert Cart: “DCM180” – 10% off all DesertCart.ae orders.
- DragonMart UAE: “DM18” – 20% off everything at Dragon Mart.
- Toys R Us UAE: “TRU59” – 10% off Toys R Us MENA Promo Code.
- FirstCry UAE: “AFE1” / “AFE2” – 10% off FirstCry Promo Code.
- Hibobi: “FF42” – 10% of all Hibobi orders.
- Mamas & Papas: “M106” – 5% off Mamas & Papas Promo Code. 👨👩👧👦
- SIVVI UAE & KSA: “si15” – 35%-50% off all orders. 🥳
- RIVA Fashion UAE: “YAY154” – 10% off Riva Fashion Promo Code.
- Styli UAE and KSA: “BJJ” – 15% off Styli Promo Code.
- KUL.com: “AA185” – 10% off all KUL orders.
- Noon Egypt – “FRI9” / “FRI10” – 10% off Noon Promo Code.
- 1Zillion KSA: “Z139” – 10% off 1Zillion Promo Code.
- BioBox UAE: “dcm21389” – 10% off BioBox Promo Code.
- Eyewa: “DCM14” – 10% off Eyewa Promo Code. 👀
- Vogacloset: “EHZ” – 15% off Vogacloset Promo Code.
- ACE Hardware: “ACH92” – 10% off ACE Promo Code.
- KIABI UAE: “KAB52” – 10% off Kiabi Promo Code.
- Chicy UAE/KSA/Kuwait/Oman: “CH67” – 10% off Chicy Promo Code
- Muji UAE / KSA / Kuwait / Bahrain: “A9333” – 12% off Muji Promo Code.
- Joboy UAE: “POINTSHABIBI” – Use this sign-up / referral code to get 30% off on Sanitization / Deep Cleaning / Sofa & Carpet Cleaning / AC Maintenance, and 20% off Salon Services.
- Noon Daily KSA: “NND31” – 10% Noon Daily Promo Code