The best travel deals in the UAE and beyond this week
Within the UAE
Atlantis The Palm David Guetta package The popular French DJ plays at Atlantis on Friday May 3: continue the party with a one-night stay for two, including two regular concert tickets and breakfast for you and a guest at either Kaleidoscope or Saffron restaurants. From Dhs1,965 for two people per night. Valid May 3 2013. email@example.com (04 426 2000).
Concorde Hotel Fujairah Book a superior room and get a free half-board package. The price includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch or dinner, plus internet access. From Dhs400 per room per night. Ongoing. Safar Travel and Tourism (02 418 0805).
Hilton Abu Dhabi’s wellness package This ongoing package includes a one-night stay at the Hilton Abu Dhabi, a 30-minute massage at the spa and an in-room juice bar, plus yoga, Pilates or a different healthy activity of your choice at the Hiltonia Health Club. From Dhs750 per person per night. Ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org (02 681 1900).
Dubai Marriott Hotels’ shopping package Visitors keen to shop in Dubai can take advantage of free valet parking and free shuttle-bus services operating several times a day between participating Marriott hotels and designated malls nearby. Buses run from the JW Marriott in Deira to Deira City Centre, from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites to Mall of the Emirates and Souk Madinat, and from Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community to Mall of the Emirates. Mention promotional code ‘SHO’. Advance booking required. From Dhs600 per person per night. Valid until December 31 2013. www.marriott.com/dubai (800 6277 4688).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray residents’ package Those living in the six Gulf states can enjoy 10 percent off at this Palm Jumeirah hotel, including buffet breakfast, access to Wild Wadi waterpark, private beach entry, free internet and access to Selim’s Kids Club. From Dhs1,170. Valid until April 30 2013. email@example.com (800 5863 4724).
Le Méridien Dubai’s Easter Instagram competition Le Mériden Dubai’s Instagram followers can share photos of how they’re celebrating Easter this year with their family or friends. Submit your entry and you could win a one-night weekend stay in an executive club room at the hotel. Valid until April 3 2013. www.instagram.com/lemeridiendubai.
Media One Hotel’s 24-hour Crank package Named after the Jason Statham action movie, guests are challenged to party through the night. The package starts at Z:ONE bar on a Thursday, then moves upstairs to The Med for dinner and finishes with 20 percent off at the late-night bars. Friday is breakfast in Café M, brunch and a checkout at 6pm. From Dhs969 for two people. Ongoing. www.mediaonehotel.com (04 427 1000).
The Address Montgomerie’s stay-and-play deal Room rates at this popular hotel include a round of golf at the club’s 18-hole golf course – make the most of it while the weather is still cool enough. From Dhs1,980 per room. Until April 15 2013. Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Towers Rotana Book a classic room at the hotel, including a buffet breakfast and dinner at Flavours on Two, and receive a voucher for Dhs200 to spend at The Dubai Mall. From Dhs780 per night. Ongoing. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).
World Beats at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi See top performances from international acts, including Japanese taiko drumming, Brazilian capoeira (a fusion of martial arts and dance), and renowned UK percussion act Stomp. From Dhs225 for general daily admission; Dhs185 for kids. Valid until April 6 2013. www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com (02 496 8000).
Art lovers’ package in Barcelona U232 Hotel in Barcelona is offering a special package where guests have the opportunity to enjoy the permanent collections and temporal exhibitions the Spanish city has to offer. From Dhs469 per room per night. Ongoing. www.u232hotel.com (+34 93 322 41 53).
Celebrate Thai New Year at The Sarojin resort Thailand’s multi-award-winning boutique resort is celebrating the Thai New Year and the ancient water festival of Songkran with a special week-long package. From Dhs12,063 for two people for seven nights. Valid until April 11 2013, www.kuoni.co.uk (+44 1306 747008).
Discount at the Regent Singapore As part of the ‘Stay Longer for Less’ package, guests who stay a minimum of two nights in a Regent Club Deluxe room will enjoy 30 percent off. From Dhs836 per night, excluding flights. Valid until April 7 2013. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover Munich’s cultural scene with The Charles Hotel Best known for its annual Oktoberfest hops festival, why not try something more cultural by sampling this Florentine-style historic villa, which has been carefully restored back to its former glory by British architect Norman Foster. From Dhs2,573 per couple per night. Valid until May 13 2013, www.roccofortehotels.com (+49 89 544 5550).
Flydubai expansion to the Black Sea Dubai’s low-cost carrier will start flights to Odessa on September 15 2013, the same day the carrier adds capacity to the Ukraine capital, Kiev, to which it will fly twice daily. www.flydubai.com (04 231 1000).
Half-price on supplements at Le Victoria hotel, Mauritius Family-based attractions include exploring marine life in a glass-bottomed boat, scuba-diving or relaxing poolside. During the Easter season, guests get a 50 percent discount off the range of all-inclusive supplement. From Dhs7,463 per person sharing. Valid May 25-July 31 2013. www.beachcombertours.co.uk (+44 1483 445 610).
Special Gulf package at Switzerland’s Dolder Grand To celebrate its fifth birthday, the Zurich hotel has launched a special ‘Khamsa Package’ for stays of three to four days, with limousine airport transfers, 12-course restaurant tasting menu and even a caviar spa treatments. From Dhs16,080 per package. Valid until December 30 2013. www.thedoldergrand.com, (+41 44 456 60 00).
Special Maldives package for Gulf residents Crown Tours Maldives is offering an extended island hideaway promotion for residents in the GCC, including a 15 percent discount on room rates on all villa categories. From DhsTBC per room per night. Valid until April 25 2013, www.crowntoursmaldives.com (+960 332 9889).