Travel deals in Dubai

Trips in the UAE and beyond from March 21-27

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). Valid 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).
Valid until April 30 2012; also available October 1-31 2012. (04 303 4888).

Burj Al Arab’s one-bedroom deluxe suite offer

Receive a full-size set of Hermès amenities for him and her, half-price meals for up to three 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 by Anantara Mothers’ Day and Easter deals
Celebrate these two events at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. The Mother’s Day spa package includes a floral foot ritual, Javanese lulur body scrub and concludes with the aromatic massage (Dhs750 per person for two hours), while the Seaside Easter Brunch is Dhs220 per person with soft drinks).
Rooms from Dhs1,000 a night. Valid until March 31 2012. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, 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).

Dusit Thani Dubai’s ‘Great 8’
Stay in a Dusit Grand Room, airport transfers, a complimentary set meal for two at Benjarong and a bottle of bubbly, a cake, private express check-in and check-out, and laundry service, to name but a few.
Dhs888 per room per night (minimum three-night stay). Valid until September 30 2012. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4212).

Golden Tulip Al Barsha weekend packages
Enjoy a weekend package with breakfast and light dinner for two.
Dhs499 per couple (one night’s stay for two) Golden Tulip Al Barsha Hotel (04 341 7750).

Hatta Fort Hotel spring escapes
Head to Hatta Fort Hotel, set amid the majestic Hajar Mountains. Enjoy a variety of activities in the picturesque setting, including swimming, mini golf and movie nights.
Dhs225 per person including breakfast (weekdays), Dhs450 (weekends). Prices based on two people sharing. Valid until April 30 2012. 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).

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 April 21 to 27, and May 12 to 18 2012. 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.
Dhs1,620 per person. Valid until May 31 2012. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Further afield

Il Salviatino’s Gucci Experience in Florence
This luxury package includes two nights’ bed and breakfast at Il Salviatino hotel, two tickets to the Gucci Museum in Florence, a three-course dinner by 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 per couple for two nights. Valid until December 28 2012.

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

St Helens Radisson Blu Hotel, Ireland: Easter Family Package
One-night accommodation in a deluxe family room, including the buffet breakfast and an Easter Sunday buffet lunch or dinner in Talavera restaurant for the entire family. There’s also an egg hunt for children. Emirates flies direct to Dublin, return tickets start at Dhs8,230 ( Dhs912 (EUR190) per night. Valid Easter Weekend April 7-8 2012. (+353 1 218 6000).

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