Stay at the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis or Desert Islands for less
Burj Al Arab Gold Package The Gold Package includes a selection of romantic experiences such as an intimate dinner on Burj Al Arab’s secluded private beach and a romantic moonlight swim in the candlelit infinity pool filled with rose petals. The package also offers a 25-minute back, neck and shoulder massage and an aromatherapy bath. Prices start from Dhs7,990 per couple. Valid until October 2012. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7777).
Note: some of the local hotel deals are for UAE residents only. Call ahead to check.
Atlantis luxury spa package Enjoy a one-night stay for two and a two-hour spa experience, which includes a one-hour full-body massage, scrub, scalp massage, foot massage, use of the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym, and access to Aquaventure and the Lost Chambers. The deal ends soon, so make sure you try it while you can. Dhs2,315 per room, per night. Valid until May 5 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Asiana Hotel one-year anniversary package Asiana Hotel is offering two great deals to celebrate its birthday. The first includes an overnight stay plus breakfast and internet for two, while the second includes a stay, internet, breakfast and lunch at Sea World seafood restaurant for two. Dhs500 (package one), Dhs680 (package two). Valid until May 31 2012. Salahuddin Road, Deira (04 238 7777).
Desert Islands Resort & Spa wildlife package Enjoy a wildlife-inspired weekend for two. Travel by Seawings plane from Jebel Ali for a two-night stay on Thursday and Friday nights, a wildlife drive, a massage for two, and a choice of kayaking or archery. Dhs11,770 per room, including flights (minimum two passengers). Ongoing. Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 801 5400).
Hatta mountain getaway Avoid the weekend rush and stay in the scenic Hatta Fort Hotel in the Hajar Mountains midweek (Saturday to Thursday). Includes three meals, soft drinks and house beverages during lunch and dinner. Dhs549 per person per night sharing a double room. Ongoing. Hatta Fort Hotel (04 809 9333).
Ibn Battuta Gate’s sun, sea, shopping and spa weekend Bask in the sun, laze at the beach, relax at the spa, shop till you drop or even visit Abu Dhabi. The hotel provides complimentary access and shuttle service to the exclusive Oceana Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah and to Dubai Mall, Marina Walk and Mall of theEmirates at weekends. Dhs625 (superior room), Dhs1,125 (executive suite). Available Wednesday to Saturday. GCC residents only. Valid until August 18 2012. Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (04 444 0440).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray deals Get a deluxe room from Dhs1,500 per night at this luxury Palm Jumeirah hotel. Stay for three nights and choose between a 60-minute massage or Turkish hammam, or a bottle of grape and a sushi platter for two at Voda Bar. From Dhs1,500 per room per night. Valid until May 31 2012. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (04 364 7133).
Kempinski’s ‘meet the penguins’ packages Stay in a superior room with breakfast at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and head next door for a 45-minute Peng-Friend encounter with the gentoo and king penguins at Ski Dubai. From Dhs1,909 per couple per night. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000).
Majestic’s Time Out Dubai discount Quote ‘Time Out’ for a special rate with a free upgrade to a deluxe suite. Bookings should be made by Monday April 30. Dhs660, including breakfast, double occupancy for two days. Valid May 15-June 15 2012. Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Yas Viceroy Ferrari World and ESPA package For adrenaline junkies who also need to relax, the package includes two day tickets to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, then recharge with a treatment of your choice in ESPA at Yas Viceroy and use the male and female spa relaxation facilities. Prices include deluxe room for two with breakfast, as well as lunch or dinner in Origins. Minimum stay two nights. From Dhs950 per night. Valid May 1-September 15 2012. Yas Viceroy, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi (02 656 0700).