30 best travel and hotel deals in Dubai and beyond this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Within the UAE
Banyan Tree The tee off and spa package is available at both Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach and Banyan Tree Al Wadi. It’s based on a minimum three nights’ stay with breakfast included for two. From Dhs1,875 per villa per night. Until October 30. www.banyantree.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (07 206 7777).
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara October deals at this glamorous resort in the capital include a full-board two-night stay in a deluxe sea-view room for two. é From Dhs1,550 per night (including breakfast). From Dhs1,950 per night (full board). Until October 31. www.desertislands.anantara.com, email@example.com (02 801 5400).
20% off Grand Millennium Al Wahda Book the weekend package in Abu Dhabi and get ten percent off best flexible room rates, 20 percent off food and beverages, 20 percent off spa treatments, free breakfast buffet for two people and Wi-Fi access, as well as early check-in and late check-out. Prices vary. Ongoing. Al Wahda Complex, www.millenniumhotels.ae (02 443 9999).
10% off Jumeirah Zabeel Saray GCC residents can take advantage of this special deal for stays at the Ottoman-themed resort on the Palm Jumeirah. Get ten percent off the best available room rate. You’ll also get a daily buffet breakfast, unlimited access to the facilities at Talise Ottoman Spa, beach, pool, Sinbad’s Kids’ Club access, high-speed internet, shuttle service and two free tickets to Wild Wadi Waterpark. Prices vary. Ongoing. Jzsinfo@jumeirah.com (04 453 0000).
Kempinski Hotel Ajman The spa retreat package offers an overnight stay for two, plus a 90-minute massage with body exfoliation and hydrating foot pack. Buffet breakfast for two and free Wi-Fi is also included and guests can take advantage of a 72-hour cancellation policy. From Dhs1,100 per couple. Until December 31. Reservation.firstname.lastname@example.org (06 714 5555).
20% OFF Manzil Downtown Dubai This staycation offer includes ten percent off the best available room rate, and 20 percent off Emaar Hospitality Group restaurants. Two packages are available. First option features two complimentary VIP tickets to At The Top, Burj Khalifa and two complimentary tickets to Reel Cinemas. The second option features two complimentary tickets to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and two complimentary tickets to Reel Cinemas. Prices vary. Until December 20. Connect.email@example.com (04 423 8899).
50% OFF Rixos Bab Al Bahr The family fun package at this resort in Ras Al Khaimah is all-inclusive and features a jet ski experience, early check-in and late check-out and 50 percent discount on extra beds. The deal includes a two-night stay in a family room (double bedroom, adjacent twin bedroom and two bathrooms). From Dhs2,200 per night. Until October 31. www.rixos.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (07 244 4400).
The Oberoi Dubai Book a room at this hotel in Business Bay with a special winter rate. The Oberoi Dubai is a contemporary, luxury hotel, overlooking the Burj Khalifa. The hotel has 224 rooms and 28 suites decorated with timber floors, silk fabric, hand-tufted rugs and commissioned artworks. Dhs1,100 per night. Until March 31. www.oberoihotels.com, email@example.com (04 444 1444).
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts 25 properties worldwide are participating in the “unforgettable experiences” promotion. Experiences at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah include a hot air balloon ride in the desert or camel ride, followed by dinner for two. At Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the experiences include private dune bashing and a falconry show. Further afield, Waldorf guests can choose to meet three-Michelin starred chef Heinz Beck at Rome Cavalieri; a private helicopter tour at Waldorf Astoria Chicago; and exclusive access to the Forbidden City with Waldorf Astoria Beijing. Prices vary. Ongoing. www.waldorfastoria.com/unforgettableexperiences (+1 800 925 3673).
Al Bustan Palace The Flavours of Oman package features a guided tour of the Nizwa Souk, Nizwa Fort and the Jebel Akhdar mountains. The deal includes an overnight stay in a deluxe sea room, a full-day excursion and a 25-minute signature scrub at the Six Senses Spa. From Dhs3,916 per room (double occupancy). Until December 26. Reservations.firstname.lastname@example.org (+968 24 799 666).
Cambo Challenge The original Lanka Challenge has launched a sister expedition: a tuk tuk trip across Cambodia, taking place in October. It’s a 12-day trip, starting and finishing in Siem Reap. Dhs9,550 per person (team of two). Dhs9,180 per person (team of three). Valid October 17-28. www.largeminority.travel/cambo-challenge-more-info.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar This yoga retreat package in Zanzibar 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 a Dhs200 discount. From Dhs7,500 per person (based on two sharing). Dhs11,250 per person (single occupancy). Valid October 9-16. email@example.com, www.yogalatesblissindubai.com.
Gayana Eco Resort Escape to the tropical jungle of Gaya Island in Borneo, Malaysia, with a three- or five-day spa holiday at Gayana Eco Resort. A three-night stay includes boat transfer, daily breakfast for two, one wellness dinner for two, a bottle of grape and four spa treatments. Five nights includes all that plus a five-course dinner. Dhs3,800 (Lagoon Villa for two for three nights). Dhs5,550 (five nights). Ongoing. Info@gayana-eco-resort.com (+6 088 380 390).
Great Rwanda Yoga Tour Book this five-night trip run by Yoga Fest to Rwanda. As well as daily yoga sessions, the itinerary will include a visit to a women’s sewing co-operative, Akagera National Park, a safari boat ride on Lake Ihema, safari in the Kirara plain, a mountain gorilla trek and more. Dhs12,000 per person (excluding flights). Valid October 15-20. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yogafest.me.
30% OFF Holiday Inn Resorts Guests can enjoy a break with up to 30 percent off room rates including breakfast. IHG Rewards Club members will get an extra five percent off. These discounted rates are available at resorts across Thailand, Indonesia and the Maldives. The Kids Stay and Eat Free offer adds even more value for families. Prices vary. Until December 19. www.ihg.com.
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives Stay in the Maldives at this 52-acre resort on Noonu Atoll. Book a stay in a Deluxe Beach Villa or Water Villa for three nights to get 30 percent off the room rate. Stay for four nights for 30 percent off and one extra night for free, or seven nights for 30 percent off and two nights free. Book by September 30 for stays before November 30. Prices vary. Until November 30. email@example.com (+960 656 0591).
33% off The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul A summer deal for GCC residents, the Treat You package allows guests to reserve three nights in a Deluxe, Club room or Executive Suite, and pay for just two nights. The deal includes breakfast for two and access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa. From Dhs1,225. Until December 31. www.ritzcarlton.com/istanbul (+90 212 334 4444).
Bargains to book now
Business travel: Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha Business travellers to Dubai get an overnight stay, buffet breakfast, internet, laundry service and Dhs50 to use in the hotel’s restaurants and bars. From Dhs550 per night. Until December 31. Reservations@hialbarsha.com.
Fee spa treatments: Taj Dubai The spa discovery package offers guests staying for a minimum of two nights a daily buffet breakfast, plus a 60-minute massage and a choice of 30-minute facial at Jiva Spa. From Dhs899. Until March 31 2016. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenyan safari: Offbeat Riding Safari Offbeat Safaris has been operating horseback safari tours in Kenya since 1990. Book one now for October and get a ten percent discount on your booking. The deal is valid on new reservations only. Until October 31. www.offbeatsafaris.com.