Get away from Dubai or take a cut-price staycation
Within the UAE
Burj Al Arab The winter dream package offers four nights in a luxury suite. From Dhs6,741 for a minimum four-night stay. Ongoing. BAAreservations@jumeirah.com (04 301 7400).
Dusit Thani Dubai The festive promotion includes accommodation, buffet breakfast for two, a dining voucher for Dhs150 and shuttle to Dubai Mall and Jumeirah Beach. From Dhs699 per night (minimum two nights’ stay). Valid December 19-27 2013. firstname.lastname@example.org (04 343 3333).
Jumeirah Rotana The business escape package offers a buffet breakfast, free wi-fi and use of a meeting room for up to three hours, plus a 20 percent discount on food and drink in the hotel. From Dhs650. Ongoing. (04 345 5888).
Yoga Retreats Escape the skyscrapers for a one-day retreat for women only at Desert Palm Hotel & Polo Club, with lunch at Epicure, massages, hatha yoga and horse riding. Dhs995 per person. Valid November 29 2013. www.yogaretreats.ae (050 181 9527).
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal The package includes an overnight stay, with brunch for two on Christmas day. From Dhs1,550 per room, per night. Valid on December 25 2013. (02 818 8888).
Cheval Blanc Randheli, The Maldives A new property has launched with 45 villas, located on Noonu Atoll (get there via a 40 minute journey by travelling north of Malé). From Dhs4,775 per night (based on double occupancy of island villa). Ongoing. email@example.com (+960 656 1515).
Corinthia Hotel Budapest With the ‘Advent in Budapest’ package, stay three nights for the price of two, and enjoy free entry to the Festive Market at the St Stephen’s Basilica, discounts on river cruises and more. From Dhs1,154 per night. Book before December 28. Valid November 30-December 31 2013. www.corinthia.com/Budapest.
Kigali Serena Hotel The Ultimate Rwanda Gorilla experience includes a one-night stay with breakfast at Kigali Serena Hotel, two nights’ half-board at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, a city tour of Kigali, gorilla trekking and more. Dhs9,072 per person (based on two sharing). Dhs12,212 per person (based on single occupancy). Valid until December 22 2013. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali (+250 788 184 500).
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park The Candlelit Christmas with Harrods experience includes one night’s accommodation, breakfast, a welcome gift and a VIP trip to meet Father Christmas at iconic luxury store Harrods. From Dhs3,159 per night based on two adults and one child sharing. Valid until December 25. email@example.com. (+4420 7201 3773).
The Dolder Grand, Zurich The art package includes two nights’ stay, breakfast, three-course dinner, entrance to the Edvard Munch exhibition at Kunsthaus Zürich and use of the spa. From Dhs4,843 per person. From Dhs6,000 per couple. Valid until January 12 2014. Reservations@thedoldergrand.com (+41 44 456 6000).
The Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa, Switzerland The ‘private mountain package’ includes three nights’ accommodation, a buffet breakfast and you’ll get dinner too. From Dhs3,816 per person. Valid November 28-December 1. (+41 81 378 9999).
W Doha Hotel & Residences ‘Live the weekends to the fullest’ package includes brunch and ‘dine your way while you stay’ package includes a daily credit of Dhs238 to spend towards dining. Live the weekends to the fullest from Dhs1,210 per night. Dine your way while you stay from Dhs1,089 per night. Valid until December 31 2013. (+974 4453 5000).