Stay at Mall of the Emirates and meet the penguins
Within the UAE
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’ desert 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 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. Dhs2,315 per room, per night. Valid February 18-March 23, April 15-May 5 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Burj Al Arab’s one-bedroom deluxe suite offer Experience the luxury of the Burj Al Arab and receive a welcome drink upon arrival, a full-size set of Hermès amenities for him and her, half-price meals for up to three children aged four to 11 and complimentary access to Wild Wadi waterpark. Dhs4,990 per room per night (before tax). Minimum stay two nights. Valid until March 31 2012. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7400).
Desert Palm Indulgence Enjoy three nights in a Desert Palm pool villa, breakfast, 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. Desert Palm Resort, Al Awir Road, near 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 Emirates Towers weekend deals Book a minimum stay of two nights over the weekend and enjoy breakfast at Mosaico restaurant, private beach access via shuttle bus, 30 per cent discount on food and beverages and free access to Wild Wadi. Rates apply per room per night on single or double occupancy including benefits, charges and fees. From Dhs975 per room per night. Valid until March 31 2012. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, email@example.com (04 364 7555).
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).
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).
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).
Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah’s Once in a Lifetime Experience by Bliss Lounge This incredibly expensive package gets you limousine pick-up from your home, a helicopter tour of the city, dinner on a private beach with plenty of premium French bubbly, a one-carat diamond ring and a stay in a Royal Suite. Dhs100,000. Ongoing. Sheraton Dubai JBR (04 399 5533).
The Address Montgomerie Dubai golf deals 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).
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro On June 8-15 2012, LivingSocial Middle East will ascend Kilimanjaro to raise money to build a health clinic in Tanzania. The highest fundraiser will have the cost of their trek refunded. Dhs8,760 (normally Dhs10,101). Closing date March 1; trip June 8-15 2012. www.livingsocial.com/escapes.
Il Salviatino’s Gucci Experience in Florence This deal includes two nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Il Salviatino hotel, two tickets to the Gucci Museum in Florence, and a book on the history of Gucci. Guests will get a three-course dinner from resident Michelin-star chef Carmine Calò, and a one-hour massage. Flights aren’t included, but return flights on Emirates start from Dhs5,040 (www.emirates.ae). From Dhs4,152 for two for two nights. Valid until December 28 2012. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niyama & Huvafen Fushi Maldives This island retreat is home to the world’s first underwater spa. Rates include breakfast. Fly with Emirates from Dhs3,440 return (www.emirates.ae). From Dhs2,387 per room per night. Valid April 16-July 31 2012. www.peraquum.com (+65 6595 0300).
Radisson Royal Moscow romance packages Head to Moscow to enjoy a deluxe room with breakfast and dinner served in the restaurant or in your room, plus late check-out until 3pm. Fly direct with Aeroflot from Dhs1,432 return. Dhs2,798 per night (weekdays); Dhs3,289 per night (weekends). Ongoing. Radisson Royal Moscow (+7 495 221 5555).
The Ritz-Carlton Doha Rejuvenate You package Enjoy accommodation, a signature spa treatment and lunch for two. Fly with Qatar Airways from Dhs650 return. From Dhs1,472 per night (minimum two-night stay). Valid until December 31 2012. The Ritz-Carlton Doha (+974 4 484 8000).