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Al Hamra Fort & Beach Resort
Choose from a deluxe or a villa superior room at this resort, located along Ras Al Khaimah’s beaches.
Dhs1,050 per night (deluxe rooms), Dhs1,200 (villa superior rooms). Until March 31 2012. Al Hamra Fort and Beach Resort, Al Jazeerah Street, Ras Al Khaimah (07 244 6666).

Arabian Adventures’ new-year packages
The ‘Just for You’ package (Dhs850) features a drive into Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4x4, followed by a camel ride, a barbecue and unlimited beverages. The ‘Rise and Shine’ package (Dhs850) involves a Bedouin ‘futoor’ breakfast and a tour of the dunes, returning to Dubai at noon. Finally, on the ‘Starlight Express’ overnight safari (Dhs650), you’ll set up camp and tuck into a barbecue (for an extra Dhs85). The next morning features a desert safari.
Prices vary. Valid until April 30 2012; also available October 1-31 2012. www.arabian-adventures.com (04 303 4888).

Atlantis luxury spa package
Enjoy one night’s 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.
Dhs2,315 per room, per night. Valid February 18-March 23, April 15-May 5 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Desert Palm Indulgence
Enjoy three nights in a pool villa, including breakfast, an afternoon tea for two, a 60-minute massage and 30-minute foot reflexology, and a three-course dinner at Rare.
Dhs8,631. Valid until December 20 2012. Al Awir Road, beyond International City (04 323 8888).

Dive packages in Fujairah
Get a night’s stay, breakfast, late check-out at 6pm and a dive (for both qualified and new divers) at the five-star PADI centre, Divers Down.
Dhs550 per person. Ongoing. Nour Arjan by Rotana, Fujairah (09 202 5507).

Hatta Fort Hotel weekend mountain retreat
Relax in a chalet-style room amid the Hajar Mountains. This offer, for UAE residents, includes three meals, soft drinks and selected house drinks.
Dhs549 per person. Sat-Thu only. Ongoing. Hatta Fort Hotel (04 809 9333).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray deals
Book by May 31 2012 and get a deluxe room from Dhs1,500 per night. Stay for three consecutive 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, Palm Jumeirah (04 364 7133).

JW Marriott’s Arabian escape for two
Book now to enjoy a two-night stay in an executive suite, with breakfast for two, cocktails, a one-hour massage for two, an Arabic discovery dinner and a ‘Cultural Understanding Sunday’.
Dhs5,000 per couple for two nights. Valid April 1-June 30 2012. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira, www.jwmarriottdubai.com (6277 4688).

Pullman Wellness Break
Book two nights and get privileged access to the Fit Lounge with a spa gift card. You can also get a third night for free.
Dhs2,681 (US$730) per person for three nights. Ongoing. Pullman, Mall of the Emirates, www.pullmanhotels.com (04 702 8000).

Qasr Al Sarab’s Ultimate Desert Romance
Escape to Liwa Desert: couples can unwind with a 90-minute massage and glass of bubby, plus a private three-course candlelit meal.
Dhs4,760. Valid until February 20 2012. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, qasralsarab.anantara.com (02 886 2088).

Raffles: Love Raffles
Have a romantic break in a signature room at Raffles Dubai. Couples will be treated to dinner for two at Fire & Ice and a massage in the spa’s couples’ suite.
From Dhs2,012 per couple per night (includes breakfast at Azur and a bottle of bubbly). Until February 29 2012. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Sir Bani Yas Island Romance
Head to the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara on Sir Bani Yas Island. Unwind together with a 90-minute massage, plus a private three-course candlelit dinner on the beach.
Dhs3,620. Valid until February 20 2012. Desert Island Resort, desertislands.anantara.com (02 801 5400).

The Address Montgomerie Dubai
Golfing enthusiasts can now spend one night at The Address Montgomerie Dubai and enjoy one round of golf on its championship course.
From Dhs1,500 per person. Valid until May 31 2012. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Further afield

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
On June 8-15 2012, LivingSocial Middle East members will ascend Kilimanjaro to raise money to build a health clinic in Kikomolela Village in Tanzania. What’s more, the highest fundraiser will have the cost of their trek refunded. LivingSocial has teamed up with Ignite Fitness to provide six weeks of free bootcamp classes, valued at Dhs1,498 per person.
Dhs8,760 (normally Dhs10,101). Closing date March 1; trip runs June 8-15 2012. www.livingsocial.com/escapes.

Radisson Royal Moscow romance packages
Head to Moscow to enjoy luxury accommodation in a deluxe room with breakfast and dinner served in the restaurant or in your room, plus late check-out until 3pm.
Dhs2,798 per night (weekdays); Dhs3,289 per night (weekends). Ongoing. Radisson Royal Moscow (+7 495 221 5555).

Romantic hotel stays in Vienna
Stay at Holiday Inn Vienna City from Dhs4,120 per night, or Hotel Sacher Wien from Dhs6,270. Prices are per person on twin-sharing basis and include economy-class return airfare and a three-night stay with breakfast (tax and service charge included).
From Dhs4,120. Valid until February 29 2012. Emirates Holidays, www.emiratesholidays.com/ski (800 5252).

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Celebrate Sofitel Bahrain’s first anniversary with competitive February deals. Book a sea-view room and get a second room half price. Breakfast and buffet dinner included.
Dhs828 per night. Valid until February 29 2012. Sofitel Bahrain (+973 1 763 6399).

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s Rejuvenate You package
Enjoy deluxe accommodation, a signature spa treatment, lunch for two and a recreation activity.
From Dhs1,472 per night (minimum two-night stay). Valid until December 31 2012. The Ritz-Carlton Doha (+974 4 484 8000).

Trisara Phuket
Check out Thailand’s most exclusive resort and spa. Stay three nights in an ocean-view pool room with daily breakfast and airport transfers.
Dhs5,485 per person. Valid until April 30 2012. luxuryhotels@dnata.com.

By Oliver Robinson
Time Out Dubai,

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