Travel offers that will let you start 2013 in style
Time Out Dubai staff
Spend New Year in Azerbaijan Visit Medieval palaces and castles in a four-day break to a destination that’s only around a two-hour flight from Dubai. Phone for prices. Valid December 30-January 3. www.atlantisholidays.com (04 282 9119).
KLM’s autumn offers to the USA or Canada Fly to New York for Dhs3,990, Chicago for Dhs4,710, Vancouver for Dhs5,040 or LA for Dhs5,170 – savings of at least Dhs1,000. Book before March 31. www.klm.com.
Etihad flight deals to the Seychelles Fly to this island paradise for Dhs2,970 (a saving of at least Dhs1,000) before March 31. www.etihad.com.
Etihad flight deals to London Fly to the English capital for less this Christmas. From Dhs2,780. Valid December 23-26 and December 31-January 25, www.etihadairways.com.
Experience true opulence at The Chedi in Muscat Celebrate New Year at the luxurious Chedi Muscat, Oman. Start the evening with a cocktail reception in The Lobby followed by a choice of either a seven-course menu or a buffet at the hotel’s Beach Restaurant, followed by a DJ spinning tracks into the night. Phone for prices. December 31. www.ghmhotels.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (+968 2452 4401).
Chill in the Alps and beyond with these top Dnata deals The travel company is offering a host of holiday packages and cheap flights. For a chilled start to the year, take a short break in the Alps to ski on the slopes of Switzerland. Fly to Geneva and spend two nights at Saint-Gervais hotel, breakfast included, with flights departing from Dubai International Airport on February 6 for Dhs2,595. Or head to the capital, Berne, on February 21 for four nights and pay Dhs3,338. But if you want to get away sooner, take advantage of flights to Cairo departing January 10, staying in four-star accommodation for three nights from Dhs1,318, or head to Beirut on January 26 and stay in three-star accommodation for four nights for Dhs1,386. For a further flung, longer holiday, head to Cape Town in South Africa on January 19 and stay in three-star accommodation for seven nights for Dhs4,826, or head to Melbourne, Australia, on January 18 and stay in three-star accommodation for 13 nights for Dhs8,334. Breakfast is included at each destination. www.dnatatravel.com.
Book a discounted flight to Europe with Emirates Book now to take advantage of the airline’s special offers. Fly directly into London’s Heathrow for Dhs2,380 before December 31 and enjoy a festive break in the UK. Or head to the European mainland for a break in Lyon, France. The airline is offering return flights for holidays taken before January 15 for Dhs3,060. All flights are subject to a minimum stay of five days and a maximum stay of four months. For children aged two to 11, 75 percent of the fare is applicable, while for infants under two, ten percent of the fare is applicable. www.emirates.com.
The One&Only place to stay in the Bahamas this winter One&Only Ocean Club Bahamas’ ‘Advanced Purchase’ offer will afford savings on the best available rate on Garden View, Ocean View, Garden Cottages and Luxury Beachfront rooms and suites. Bookings must be made online for travel before March 2 for a minimum stay of four nights. Offer ends December 31. Alternatively, book to stay seven nights at the hotel and pay for only five, or stay 14 nights and only pay for ten. Valid for travel beginning January 6 until March 2. Not valid February 13-17. Rooms must be booked by January 31. oceanclub.oneandonlyresorts.com.
Enjoy discounts galore with Kempinski hotels Kempinski is offering a number of deals for your 2013 winter escape. From Western Europe right through to Africa, there are offers available to suit everyone. Stay at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich and receive up to 15 percent off a minimum two nights’ stay, head to the Czech Republic and stay at Kempinski Hybernská Prague and receive up to 33 percent off a minimum two nights’ stay, or stay at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski in Djibouti and receive up to 20 percent off a minimum two nights’ stay. www.kempinski.com.
Spend any weekend at a Hilton hotel anywhere Take advantage of the ‘Any Weekend, Anywhere’ sale for a stay at one of the chain’s selected hotels at any time throughout 2013. Book a weekend stay by January 31 at any participating Hilton and save 15-40 percent. Advance purchase required, terms and conditions apply. Or, if you book by March 10 for a stay up until March 17, you can save 20 percent when you stay four or more nights at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton HHonors portfolio in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, Florida, Southern California and Arizona. Plus, kids under 12 eat breakfast for free. Terms and conditions apply. www.hilton.com.
New budget flights to the Maldives from Flydubai In the new year, from January 19, Flydubai will be operating five times a week to the Maldives’ Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on the island of Malé. flydubai.com (04 231 1000).