Dubai Atlantis’ Visa family fun package A one-night stay in a deluxe room, a Dhs800 dinner voucher at a choice of three restaurants (Ronda Locatelli, Rostang or Levantine), breakfast for two adults and two children, a voucher at ShuiQi Spa & Fitness and an afternoon session at the kids’ club for two children. Redeem the offer by presenting your Visa card. Dhs1,595 per family. Valid until September 30, 2012. Atlantis The Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com/promotionpages/visa (04 426 0000).
The Address Montgomerie Dubai Discover one of Dubai’s most acclaimed golf courses with the unique ‘Stay & Play’ package. Golfing enthusiasts can spend one night at The Address Montgomerie Dubai (including breakfast) and enjoy one round of golf on its championship course. From Dhs1,500 for two people, Dhs595 golf package per person. Valid until August 31, 2012. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
The UAE Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara You’ll be hard pressed to find a place as unique as Qasr Al Sarab anywhere in the region. Nestled amid the fiery red dunes of the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter – the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world – the luxury resort is like something out of an Arabic fairy tale. Facilities include an enormous pool, Anantara spa and a choice of restaurants. Visit over the summer and enjoy a three-night stay for the price of two in a deluxe room, suite or villa. From Dhs1,400 per night (including breakfast). Valid until December 23, 2012. qasralsarab.anantara.com (02 886 2088).
Shangri-La Summer Escapes Enjoy 50 percent off the best available rates at Shangri-La hotels and resorts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. Just quote ‘summer escape’ for phone bookings. Valid until August 31, 2012. Shangri-La Dubai (04 343 8888), Shangri-La Abu Dhabi (02 509 8888), Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat (+968 2477 6666).
Just A few hours away Bahrain Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre The Kempinski is giving guests the opportunity to indulge their inner fashionista by offering a fabulous shopping experience in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue. Stay two nights in a suite and enjoy generous welcome amenities and exclusive Saks Fifth Avenue vouchers. Then, after a day of shopping, unwind with a rejuvenating spa treatment with 15 percent off. Valid August 18-31. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway, Al Seef Manama, www.kempinski.com (+973 17 171 111).
Sheraton Bahrain Hotel If you’re visiting Bahrain over Eid, the Sheraton is offering a special room rate starting at BD49 per room. In addition, the hotel’s restaurant Al Safir will be offering a buffet lunch priced BD18.5 for adults and BD6 for children over the three days of Eid, with kids getting their own room with games, face painting, candyfloss, popcorn and mini rides. There will also be an international buffet dinner with an emphasis on Arabic cuisine from 7.30pm-11.30pm, priced BD13.9. Diners can also expect Arabic entertainment over all three days of Eid. 6 Palace Avenue, Manama, www.starwoodhotels.com (+973 17 533 533).
Oman: Musandam Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay Arriving at this resort takes some doing and it’s far from an understated affair. Guests can arrive by 4x4 following a dramatic drive along rough, cliff-hugging roads, or in style by speedboat, which affords spectacular views across the Strait of Hormuz. But if your idea of adventure involves a serious adrenaline rush, paraglide in with the Hideaway’s professional glider. The property itself oozes elegant sophistication. The resort is offering a special Musandam Dive Package, which includes accommodation in a luxury villa with a private pool, a full day’s scuba diving for two people, daily breakfast, complimentary morning activities and a complimentary gift on departure. From Dhs3,894 per night (minimum four nights). Valid until Sep 30, 2012. www.sixsenses.com (+968 26 735 555).
Golden Tulip Khasab Hotel Resort With views of the sea and mountains, the Golden Tulip is a high-end option in the Khasab area. This chain hotel is clean and spacious and there’s a small gym, a relaxed bar, plus a kids’ play area, a number of restaurants and a dive centre. You can enjoy a four-night stay and pay for only three when you book the Stay More, Save More offer. From Dhs1,118 per night (including breakfast). Valid until Dec 31, 2012. www.goldentulipkhasab.com (+968 26 730 777).
Muscat Barasti Bungalow Set in one of the prettiest coves in Muscat, these gorgeous beach bungalows wouldn’t be out of place in an upmarket resort in Koh Samui. The huts look suitably rustic on the outside but the interiors are luxurious, with en-suite bathrooms, huge raised beds and crisp white linen. Stay before August 31 and enjoy a special low season price. From Dhs611 per night (double occupancy, including breakfast and dinner). Valid until Aug 31, 2012. www.omandivecenter.com (+968 24 824 240).
The Chedi Muscat The restaurant and dining facilities are superb and you’ll find several stylish seating areas in the meticulously manicured grounds, illuminated by blazing fires in dramatic cauldrons in the evenings. After lounging around the pool all day on a double bed, head to The Chedi’s sumptuous spa. Visit before December 23 and take advantage of the Romantic Stay offer for couples. From Dhs3,000 per night for a Deluxe Club Room (including breakfast, a three-course dinner, a complimentary afternoon snack and access to The Club Lounge). Valid until Dec 23, 2012. www.ghmhotels.com (+968 24 524 400).