Rio, Marriott summer packages and more from June 20 to 26
Within the UAE
Ascott Park Place Dubai Chill out in one of the spacious and luxurious serviced apartments, or in the temperature-controlled 40-metre pool. Prices start from Dhs690 per night for a one-bedroom apartment. July 20 to August 13 2012. Park Place Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.the-ascott.com (04 310 8503).
Atlantis’s Visa family fun Package The deal includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room, a Dhs800 dinner voucher at a choice of three restaurants (Ronda Locatelli, Rostang or Levantine), breakfast for two adults and two children, a voucher at ShuiQi Spa & Fitness and an afternoon session at the kids’ club for two children. Redeem the offer by presenting your Visa card. Dhs1,595 per family. Valid until September 30 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com/promotionpages/visa.aspx (04 426 0000).
Courtyard by Marriott Stay and Play Stay five nights and play three rounds of golf; breakfast is included. Book your stay using promotional code GOF. From Dhs744 per couple per night. Ongoing. www.cydubaigreencommunity.com (800 6277 4688).
InterContinental and Crowne Plaza’s VIK and VIP Experience Every child under 12 receives a VIK (Very Important Kid) membership card, which entitles him or her to a free extra bed per room, free meals from the kids’ menu at selected outlets. The VIP (Very Important Parents) experience includes a Dhs200 shopping voucher, Dhs200 dining voucher and Dhs200 spa voucher with every stay in a one- or two-bedroom suite, and bowling vouchers for two people. Minimum stay three nights. From Dhs800 (InterContinental); from Dhs600 (Crowne Plaza). Until September 30 2012. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1110); Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 2220).
Jumeirah Summer Flavours at Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Add some zest to your summer and treat yourself to complimentary breakfast with a choice of lunch or dinner in any of the 37 participating restaurants for the entire duration of your stay, plus access to Wild Wadi waterpark and private beaches. Minimum stay five nights. From Dhs1,100 per night. Until September 30 2012. (04 364 7133).
Marriott Dubai’s summer packages Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites offers travellers a five-night stay for the price of four. Anyone opting to escape the city life can stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community for four nights for the price of three. Book your stay using promotional code SUM. From Dhs750 per night. Ongoing. www.marriott.com/dubai (800 6277 4688).
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate room offers Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate offers competitive rates for all room bookings over the summer, with a variety of packages and pricing options to suit any budget. From Dhs400 for a superior room with internet; Dhs465 for a superior single including breakfast and internet; Dhs515 for a superior double. Valid until August 31 2012. email@example.com (04 444 0440).
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi The all-inclusive weekend package at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island offers a one-night stay in a sea-view room, including unlimited food and beverages during the entire stay. Dhs1,600 per couple per room. Valid until August 31 2012. www.abudhabi.park.hyatt.com (02 407 1234).
Pullman’s Cats package Experience a memorable theatre getaway this summer: stay for two nights in a superior room and get a complimentary ticket to watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats at Ductac. End the night with a glass of bubbly after the show at the hotel’s bar. Prices from Dhs600 per night. Valid July 10-14 2012. www.pullman-dubai.com.
Shangri-La Summer Escapes Enjoy 50 percent off the best available rates at Shangri-La hotels and resorts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. Just quote ‘summer escape’ for phone bookings. Valid until August 31 2012. Shangri-La Dubai (04 343 8888), Shangri-La Abu Dhabi (02 509 8888), Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat (+968 2477 6666).
Sofitel Abu Dhabi’s ‘Discovery’ package Visit the new Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche and enjoy special rates this summer. From Dhs625 for a single room; Dhs750 for a double. Valid until August 31 2012. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (+971 2813 7777, +971 2 813 7799).
Yas Viceroy’s family fun package The deal includes an overnight stay at the Yas Island hotel, plus day tickets to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for two adults and two children less than 1.5m tall. The price includes two rooms, plus breakfast for the whole family. From Dhs990 per night. Valid until September 15 2012. Yas Viceroy Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 0700).
Al Marsa diving experiences Whether you’re diving for the first time or are interested in a leisurely dive course, Al Marsa will guide you to explore Oman’s most spectacular reefs and rock formations. PADI certification courses: Discover Scuba (Dhs550), Open Water (Dhs2,350), Advanced (Dhs1,900), half-day dhow cruise and Omani feast in Musandam (Dhs250). Ongoing. Dibba Harbour, Musandam, Oman, www.almarsamusandam.com (+968 26 836 550, +971 50 482 4490).
Emirates Holidays discounts for Visa cardholders: Brazil, South Africa, Spain and China Visa debit and credit card holders can get a 15 percent discount on selected Emirates Holidays destinations throughout 2012. Travel to Brazil and South Africa until Saturday June 30 2012 or travel to Spain or China for 15 percent less until Monday July 30. Visa cardholders can get a five percent discount at any time during 2012. www.emiratesholidays.com.
Gran Meliá Fenix, Madrid Pay for three nights and stay for four, and enjoy benefits such as butler service, private reception area, amenities and late checkout. From Dhs1,400 per room per night. Valid July 27-August 9 2012. Hermosilla 2, Madrid (+34 9 1431 6700).
St Regis Doha Cirque Du Soleil Experience This experiences includes one night in a Grand Deluxe sea view room, two gold tickets for the show, free internet and a Cirque du Soleil programme booklet. From Dhs1,508 per night. Valid July 4-7 2012. firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).