Travel deals in Dubai

Guarantee your Madonna tickets with a stay at Yas Viceroy

Within the UAE

Al Hamra Fort & Beach Resort
Choose from a deluxe or a villa superior room at this resort, located along Ras Al Khaimah’s beaches.
Dhs1,050 per night (deluxe rooms), Dhs1,200 (villa superior rooms). Until March 31 2012. Al Hamra Fort and Beach Resort, Al Jazeerah Street, Ras Al Khaimah (07 244 6666).

Arabian Adventures’ desert packages
The ‘Just for You’ package (Dhs850) features a drive into Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4x4, followed by a camel ride, a barbecue and unlimited beverages. The ‘Rise and Shine’ package (Dhs850) involves a Bedouin ‘futoor’ breakfast and a tour of the dunes, returning to Dubai at noon. Finally, on the ‘Starlight Express’ overnight safari (Dhs650), you’ll set up camp and tuck into a barbecue (for an extra Dhs85). The next morning features a desert safari.
Prices vary. Valid until April 30 2012; also available October 1-31 2012. (04 303 4888).

Atlantis luxury spa package
Enjoy a one-night stay for two and a two-hour spa experience, which includes a one-hour full-body massage, scrub, scalp massage, foot massage, use of the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym, and access to Aquaventure and the Lost Chambers.
Dhs2,315 per room, per night. Valid February 18-March 23, April 15-May 5 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Burj Al Arab’s one-bedroom deluxe suite offer
Experience the luxury of the Burj Al Arab and receive a welcome drink upon arrival, a full-size set of Hermès amenities for him and her, half-price meals for up to three children aged four to 11 and access to Wild Wadi waterpark.
Dhs4,990 per room per night (before tax). Minimum stay two nights. Valid until March 31 2012. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7400).

Desert Islands Resort & Spa Wildlife Package
Travel by Seawings plane from Jebel Ali for a two-night stay on Thursday and Friday nights, a wildlife drive, a massage for two, and a choice of kayaking or archery.
Dhs11,770 per room, including flights (minimum two passengers). Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 801 5400).

Dive packages in Fujairah
Get a night’s stay, breakfast, late check-out at 6pm and a dive (for both qualified and new divers) at the five-star PADI centre, Divers Down.
Dhs550 per person. Ongoing. Nour Arjan by Rotana, Fujairah (09 202 5507).

Hatta Fort Hotel weekend mountain retreat
Relax in a chalet-style room amid the Hajar Mountains. This offer, for UAE residents, includes three meals, soft drinks and selected house drinks.
Dhs549 per person. Sat-Thu only. Ongoing. Hatta Fort Hotel (04 809 9333).

Jumeirah Emirates Towers weekend deals
Book a minimum stay of two nights over the weekend and enjoy breakfast at Mosaico restaurant, private beach access via shuttle bus, 30 per cent discount on food and beverages and free access to Wild Wadi. Rates apply per room per night on single or double occupancy including benefits, charges and fees.
From Dhs975 per room per night. Valid until March 31 2012. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, (04 364 7555).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray deals
Book by May 31 2012 and get a deluxe room from Dhs1,500 per night. Stay for three consecutive nights and choose between a 60-minute massage or Turkish hammam, or a bottle of grape and a sushi platter for two at Voda Bar.
From Dhs1,500 per room per night. Valid until May 31 2012. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 364 7133).

Kempinski’s ‘meet the penguins’ packages
Stay in a superior room with breakfast at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and head next door for a 45-minute Peng-Friend encounter with the gentoo and king penguins at Ski Dubai.
From Dhs1,909 per couple per night. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000).

Pullman Wellness Break
Book two nights and get privileged access to the Fit Lounge with a spa gift card. You can also get a third night for free.
Dhs2,681 (US$730) per person for three nights. Ongoing. Pullman, Mall of the Emirates, (04 702 8000).

Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah’s Once in a Lifetime Experience by Bliss Lounge
Limousine pick-up from your home, a helicopter tour of the city, dinner on a private beach with plenty of premium French bubbly, a one-carat diamond ring and a stay in a Royal Suite.
Dhs100,000. Ongoing. Sheraton Dubai JBR (04 399 5533).

The Address Dubai Mall’s Ultimate Wellness Retreat
A typical day will include a full-board programme of healthy and nutritious meals, beverages and snacks at Cabana. The programme also includes a range of complimentary treatments at The Spa to de-stress and unwind over the course of your stay. Available from March 10 to 16, April 21 to 27, and May 12 to 18.
Prices start at Dhs8,050. The Address Dubai Mall (04 423 8888).

The Address Montgomerie Dubai golf deals
Spend one night at The Address Montgomerie Dubai and enjoy one round of golf on its championship course.
From Dhs1,500 per person. Valid until May 31 2012. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Yas Viceroy Madonna Concert Package
Guarantee your ticket to Madonna, by booking this package, which includes a two-night stay with breakfast and two Golden Circle tickets.
Packages start at Dhs2,645 (minimum of two nights). Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Dubai Marina, (02 656 0700).

Further afield

Il Salviatino’s Gucci Experience in Florence
This deal includes two nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Il Salviatino hotel, two tickets to the Gucci Museum in Florence, and a book on the history of Gucci. Guests will get a three-course dinner from resident Michelin-star chef Carmine Calò, and a one-hour massage. Flights aren’t included, but return flights on Emirates start from Dhs5,040 (
From Dhs4,152 for two for two nights. Valid until December 28 2012.

Niyama & Huvafen Fushi Maldives
This island retreat is home to the world’s first underwater spa. Rates include breakfast. Fly with Emirates from Dhs3,440 return (
From Dhs2,387 per room per night. Valid April 16-July 31 2012. (+65 6595 0300).

The Ritz-Carlton Doha Rejuvenate You package
Accommodation, a signature spa treatment and lunch for two. Fly with Qatar Airways from Dhs650 return. From Dhs1,472 per night (minimum two-night stay).
Valid until December 31 2012. The Ritz-Carlton Doha (+974 4 484 8000).

The sleek new trains will be more spacious with a swankier design

Get out your lederhosen, it’s time to party in the city's biggest Oktoberfest festivals

Sponsored: Hendrick’s DXB Cucumber Day is fast approaching

This week’s episode of the Time Out Dubai podcast rolls up its sleeves

The al fresco theme park will be opening its gates with a new show

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January


Follow us