Hotel and travel deals in Dubai and beyond this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Within the UAE
Marriott Hotels, MENA There’s a summer sale at Marriott properties across the Middle East and North Africa, including the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa, Doha Marriott Hotel and Salalah Marriott Resort in Oman. Book two nights and get a third night for free, plus 50 percent off dining and spa treatments and 30 percent off your next stay when booked directly on www.marriott.com until the end of 2015. Quote ‘B4F’ when booking. Prices vary. Until September 13. www.marriottsummer.com.
Novotel Dubai Al Barsha The staycation deal includes four nights’ accommodation, two complimentary spa treatments, dinner for two at Cravin’ Cajun, access to the Kids’ Club and free shuttles to popular attractions. From Dhs1,999 per couple. Valid until September 6. www.accorhotels.com (04 304 9000).
Taj Dubai This deal for Dubai Summer Surprises offers guests ten percent discount on the best available rate, plus 25 percent discount on both food and beverages, as well as the spa. Also included are two complimentary tickets to Reel Cinemas. Quote ‘DSS offer’. Prices vary. Until September 31. www.tajhotels.com, email@example.com (04 384 3100).
A to Zen retreats A seven-day yoga and surf retreat in Bali incuding a three-day ‘empowerment’ workshop, daily yoga instruction, two meditation classes, two massages and three surf classes. From Dhs9,182 (triple sharing); from Dhs9,917 (twin sharing); from Dhs11,019 (private sharing). Valid August 17-24 2015. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.a-zenretreats.com.
Banyan Tree Ungasan The ‘Sense of Romance’ package at this Bali hotel promises clifftop dining, private seafood barbecues and Balinese cooking masterclasses, which include a guided trip to the local food market. The package includes a 90-minute couple’s spa treatment, breakfast daily and return airport transfers. From Dhs2,400 per villa per night. Balinese cookery class from Dhs344 per person for half a day including lunch. Ongoing. www.banyantree.com.
Ciclismo Classico Book this new cycling tour of Piedmont, Italy, featuring truffle hunting. Guests will stay in four-star hotels en route during the seven-day trip and explore the regions of Gavi, Acqui Terme, Alba and lower Monferrato. From Dhs16,877 per person. Valid September 30-October 6 and October 10-16. www.ciclismoclassico.com (+1 800 866 7314).
Essque Zalu Resort and Spa A yoga retreat in Zanzibar. The package includes accommodation, airport transfers, three local, organic meals a day, daily yoga classes and workshops, plus events such as an African drumming session. Book via Yogalates Bliss to get an early bird discount: Dhs750 discount for bookings before August 1, Dhs200 discount for bookings after August 1. From Dhs7,500 per person (based on two sharing). Dhs11,250 per person (single occupancy). Valid October 9-16 2015. email@example.com, www.yogalatesblissindubai.com.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo This luxury resort is located on Italy’s famous Lake Como, has its own stretch of private beach, and is offering a two-night stay in a luxury suite, daily breakfast and dinner for two with bubbly in your suite. Dhs4,858 per night (based on double occupancy, minimum two night stay). Ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org (+39 0344 42491).
The Dolder Grand, Zurich A summer getaway which includes two nights’ stay with breakfast, a three-course dinner, one after-dinner drink in the bar, one 60-minute treatment or facial and use of the spa. Dhs6,802 per couple. Valid until August 31 2015. email@example.com (+41 44 456 6000).
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul A summer deal for GCC residents, the ‘Treat You’ package allows guests to reserve three nights in a Deluxe or Club room, or Executive Suite, and pay for only two nights. The deal includes brakfast for two and complimentary access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa. From Dhs1,225. Until December 31. www.ritzcarlton.com/istanbul (+90 212 334 4444).