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A desert escape for Eid al-Adha
Secluded desert retreat Tilal Liwa sits on the edge of the Rub Al Khail Desert and so is great for those who want to get away from it all (it’s 200km outside Abu Dhabi). Spend Eid there and pay from Dhs599 per room per night.
Valid November 3-12 only. Near Mezzaira Village, Abu Dhabi (02 894 6111).
A romantic weekend at The Pullman
Couples can head to this classy, design-led spot at Mall of the Emirates in Barsha for a two-night stay, where they’ll get a signature massage for two, a welcome bottle of bubbly and late check-out. You should leave liking each other more than when you walked in. Dhs1,999 per couple.
Until December 31. www.pullmanhotels.com (04 377 2000).
Dive packages in Fujairah
The Nour Arjaan by Rotana has just launched a new dive and stay package – get a night’s stay, breakfast, late check-out at 6pm and a dive (for both qualified and new divers) at the five-star IDC Padi centre, Divers Down.
Dhs550 per person. Ongoing. Nour Arjan by Rotana, Fujairah (09 202 5507).
Eid package at the Radisson Blu Fujairah
Enjoy a mini break at this five-star resort, which features an on-site dive centre and Indian Ocean and Hajar mountain views. Book between November 3-9 and get half-board, a beachfront room, breakfast and buffet dinner.
Dhs1,300 per room (for two people). Book by November 9. Radisson Blu, Fujairah (09 204 3111).
Good deals at Banyan Tree
Book at this luxurious resort before November 9 and stay from November 3 to November 12 and you’ll get free daily breakfast for up to two adults and two children, dinner at Al Waha, Saffron or Sands restaurants, two on-site activities and an hour’s use of the hydrotherapy spa for two people.
Rates from Dhs3,575 for pool villas (beachfront or desert). Minimum two-night stay to be eligible for the deal. Book by November 9. Banyan Tree, Ras Al Khaimah (07 206 7605).
Ladies’ desert retreat at Bab Al Shams
Join ladies-only travel company The World At Her Feet for a three-day break at the Bab Al Shams resort in November. It will include a welcome drink, daily buffet breakfast and lunch, one dinner at Masala, one dinner at Al Hadheerah with a show, one spa treatment and one archery lesson.
Dhs2,500 on a twin-sharing basis. Trip runs November 17-19. Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, near Endurance Village, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 381 3231).
Spend Eid at Sheikh Zayed Road’s new hotel
The Eid package at the new Radisson Royal Hotel (formerly the JAL Hotel) includes a private check-in on the 42nd floor, a stay in a junior suite, complimentary cocktails, suit or national dress pressing, a free afternoon tea, daily fresh fruit platter and personalised butler service.
Rooms from Dhs1,500 per night. Stays from November 3-9. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0000).
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