Regional breaks to try

Discounted summer getaways in the GCC

Ramadan 2011, Ramadan
Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Two nights for the price of one, three nights for the price of two, or four nights for the price of three. Plus 20 percent off spa treatments, 20 percent off at restaurants, free stays for kids under 12 (maximum two children, accompanied by paying adults) and free breakfast, lunch and dinner for kids.
From Dhs500 per room per night (excluding taxes and fees). Valid until September 30. Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.hyatt.com (02 407 1234).

St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Deal includes daily breakfast and two rounds of golf per room, either both at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club or the second at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Plus 20 percent off food and beverages at the golf club and selected St Regis outlets, free Wi-Fi and 20 percent off spa treatments.
From Dhs1,199 (single occupancy) Dhs1,299 (double occupancy) per room per night. Valid until August 31. Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, reservations.saadiyat@stregis.com (02 498 8888).

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
The Intrigue You summer package offers three nights for the price of two in a Deluxe Room, Club Room, Executive Suite or one-bedroom villa. Includes access to the 1,600 sq metre pool, private beach, breakfast in Giomotte restaurant and free local calls and valet parking.
From Dhs1,020 per night (excluding taxes and fees). Valid until August 31. Abu Dhabi, rc.auhrz.reservations@ritzcarlton.com (02 818 8181).

Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri
The weekend getaway deal offers free buffet breakfast for two at Afya, Dhs300 of barbecue dining credit, free internet access and late 2pm check-out.
From Dhs675 per room per night (excluding taxes and fees). Valid until December 31. Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, www.tradershotel.com (02 510 8888).

Dubai

Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

With a minimum two nights’ stay, the short breaks deal offers a free drink per person per stay, 20 percent discount on 90-minute oil massages and dining, free breakfast buffet, complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability) and late 4pm check-out. The July deal offers great rates on over-water villas.
Short breaks offer from Dhs1,340 per room per night (excluding 20 percent fees). Valid until December 31. July offer Dhs1,999 per villa per night (excluding 20 percent fees). Valid July 1-29. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.anantrara.com/dubai-the-palm (04 567 8888).

Sofitel Dubai Downtown
This new hotel is running a discovery offer until the end of September. Rate includes breakfast, welcome drink and free Wi-Fi.
From Dhs750 per room per night. Valid until September 30. Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.sofitel.com (04 338 7521).

Atlantis The Palm
Ultimate family package includes one night’s stay, full buffet breakfast in Kaleidoscope or Saffron, lunch or dinner, two spa sessions for the price of one and access to the kids’ club or Club Rush. Guests also get unlimited access to The Lost Chambers and Aquaventure waterpark, plus preferential rates at Dolphin Bay.
From Dhs1,595 per room per night. Valid until September 30. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
The Intrigue You summer package offers three nights for the price of two in a Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Junior Suite or Executive Suite in the hotel, or five nights for the price of four in a one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment in the Executive Residences. Also includes daily buffet breakfast in Center Cut, free internet access, 20 percent off select menus in the hotel, 20 percent off select treatments in the hotel’s spa as well as free local calls and valet parking. In addition, two children under the age of 12 enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner.
From Dhs1,120 per night (excluding taxes). Valid until September 14. DIFC, Dubai, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Promotions/Taste_Genuine_Arabian_Hospitality (04 372 2222).

Rest of the UAE

Al Ain Rotana
Short break escape (from Dhs575 per room per night, valid until December 30) includes breakfast for two adults and two kids, 20 percent discount on spa treatments, 20 percent discount on food and beverages, 4pm check-out, welcome drinks and a room upgrade. Romantic escape (Dhs750 per room per night, valid until December 31) includes stay in a spacious studio or one-bedroom suite, in-room breakfast and selected spa treatments in a couples’ suite.
From Dhs575. Al Ain, www.rotana.com/alainrotana (03 754 5111).

Ajman Saray
This new hotel’s deal includes buffet breakfast and dinner at Vista restaurant.
From Dhs399 per person per night (excluding 20 percent taxes and fees). Valid until August 31. Ajman Corniche, Ajman, www.ajmansaray.com (06 714 2222).

Banyan Tree Al Wadi
The Summer Indulgence promotion includes buffet breakfast for two, complimentary upgrade to half board dinner from a selected menu in Al Waha or Sands Restaurant, daily access to the kids’ club, a 60-minute Rainforest Experience per stay, 45-minute archery session per person per stay, and ice pool amenities in tented pool villas.
Valid until September 30 (except between July 28-August 2). Ras Al Khaimah, www.banyantree.com/en/al_wadi (07 206 7777).

Beach Resort by Bin Majid
Offer includes buffet breakfast.
From Dhs350 per room per night. Valid until July 31. Al Jazera Road, Ras Al Khaimah, www.binmajid.com (07 244 6644).

Concorde Hotel Fujairah
Rates include buffet breakfast for two, welcome drinks, free cable internet, free shuttle buses to Fujairah City Centre and free use of spa and recreational facilities. Also offers good rates for diving or snorkelling trips.
From Dhs225 per room per night. Valid until September 30. Fujairah, www.concordefujairah.com (09 224 9000).

Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa
Price includes a night’s stay in a classic room, buffet breakfast at Mozaique restaurant and Caribbean-style seafood set menu dinner at Waves restaurant.
From Dhs710 per person per night. Ongoing, valid Thu and Fri only. Al Aqah Beach, Fujairah, UAE, www.rotana.com (09 244 9888).

Marjan Island Resort & Spa
Deals include three nights for the price of two, five nights for the price of three or seven nights for the price of five, along with discounts on beach activities and spa treatments.
From Dhs550 per room per night (excluding taxes and fees). Valid until August 31. Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, www.marjanislandresort.com (07 203 6666).

Rixos Bab Al Bahr
All-inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything you order in between those meals, whatever the time of day. Dine in any of the hotel’s 14 restaurants, or order room service and pay no extra. Watersports are priced separately.
From Dhs1,260 per room per night. Valid until July 31. Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, www.rixos.com (07 244 4400).

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Save 20 percent on your stay and enjoy free breakfast and dinner at Qasr Al Bahar restaurant.
From Dhs1,200 per room per night (excluding ten percent service charge). Valid until August 31. Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah, www.waldorfastoria3.hilton.com (07 203 5555).

Bahrain

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa
The Intrigue You package offers three nights for the price of two in a Deluxe Room, plus daily American breakfast for two in La Med restaurant and free internet access.
From BD157 per night (excluding taxes). Valid until December 31. Manama, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Promotions/Taste_Genuine_Arabian_Hospitality (+973 1758 0000).

Oman

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

This luxurious hotel’s Intrigue You summer package offers three nights for the price of two, plus daily breakfast at Al Khiran Terrace for up to two people, free internet access and free local calls.
Valid until September 30. Muscat, reservations.albustan@ritzcarlton.com, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Promotions/Taste_Genuine_Arabian_Hospitality (+968 2476 4205).

Alila Jabal Akhdar
This brand new hotel is offering special opening rates including two nights’ stay in a mountain-view suite, breakfast at Juniper restaurant, free resort activities, free Wi-Fi and gym and pool access.
From Dhs934 per room per night (minimum stay two nights, excluding taxes and fees). Ongoing. Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa, www.alilahotels.com (+968 2534 4200).

Chedi Muscat
‘Summer breeze’ special rate for GCC residents includes 30 percent discount at the spa. Also, stay two nights and enjoy a complimentary three-course dinner for two.
From Dhs1,150/OMR115 per room per night (excluding 17 percent taxes). Valid until August 31. Muscat, reservations@chedimuscat.com (+968 2452 4400).

Grand Hyatt Muscat
Stay for a minimum of three nights and enjoy 15 percent off the best available rate for single or double occupancy, plus free internet, ten percent off laundry services and 25 percent off at Mokha Café.
Valid until August 31. Muscat, www.muscat.grand.hyatt.com, muscat.grand@hyatt.com (+968 2464 1234).

Millennium Resort Mussanah
Summer rate includes breakfast and dinner, and a Dhs60 supplement will land you a sea-view room.
From Dhs600 per room per night (including fees and taxes). Valid until September 30. Wudam Al Sahil, Mussanah, www.millenniumhotels.com (+968 2687 1555).

Salalah Rotana

This newly opened five-star hotel’s summer rate includes breakfast.
From Dhs1,285 per room per night (including taxes and fees). Valid July 17-September 15. Salalah, www.rotana.com (800 7744).

Six Senses Zighy Bay
The family-friendly package lets kids under the age of 12 eat free from the kids’ menu and stay for free in their parents’ pool villa when staying for a minimum of three nights. If staying during Ramadan, guests are invited to break their fast with traditional home-grown dates before enjoying traditional dishes such as Omani hares, beetroot hummus billahm, koussabilburgul with Omani salona or shua. Suhoor is served directly to your villa.
From Dhs2,644 per room per night (excluding taxes and fees). Valid until September 30. Dibba, Musandam, www.sixsenses.com (+968 2673 5555).

Qatar

Sharq Village & Spa
The Intrigue You package offers three nights for the price of two in a Deluxe Room, plus daily breakfast for two in Al Liwan and free internet access.
From QAR1,743 per night. Valid until December 31. Ras Abu Abboud, Doha, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Promotions/Taste_Genuine_Arabian_Hospitality (+974 4425 6666).

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
The Intrigue You package offers three nights for the price of two in a Deluxe Room, plus daily American breakfast for two, free internet access and overnight parking.
From QAR1,313 per room per night. Valid until December 31. West Bay Lagoon, Doha, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Promotions/Taste_Genuine_Arabian_Hospitality (+974 4484 8000).

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