Travel deals in Dubai

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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 (Dhs260) 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. www.arabian-adventures.com (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. April 15-May 5 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Desert Islands Resort & Spa Wildlife Package
Enjoy a wildlife-inspired weekend for two. 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). Ongoing. 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 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 with airport transfers, a complimentary set meal for two at Benjarong and a bottle of bubbly, a cake, express check-in and check-out, and laundry service.
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). Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).

Hatta Fort Hotel spring escapes
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 Zabeel Saray deals
Book by May 31 2012 and get a deluxe room from Dhs1,500 per night. Stay for three 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).

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Eagles offer

Book your stay at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on April 12 and enjoy the Eagles concert in Dubai. Rates include breakfast, noon check-in and 4pm late checkout.
From Dhs999 per room per night. Valid on April 12. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, jetinfo@jumeirah.com (04 330 0000).

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.
From Dhs8,050. Available April 21-27 and May 12-18 2012. 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

Emirates Holidays discounts for Visa cardholders
Visa cardholders can now travel for less to selected destinations through an exclusive new partnership with Emirates Holidays. Visa debit and credit card holders can get a 15 percent discount on select Emirates Holidays destinations throughout 2012.
This month, travel to Egypt or France for 15 percent less until May 31. Alternatively, cardholders can get a five percent discount on all destinations at any time during 2012. www.emiratesholidays.com

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Hotel, Maldives
Check out the new Jumeirah Hotel in the Maldives. Escape to a secluded island resort in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The hotel features a selection of restaurants and bars, a spa and a fantastic setting.
Fly with Emirates from Dhs3,440 return (www.emirates.ae). From Dhs5,509 per room per night. Ongoing. jumeirahdhevanafushi@jumeirah.com (+960 682 8800).

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

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Middle East residents can enjoy special rates for this luxury resort. Stay four nights and pay for three; five nights and pay for four; or seven nights and pay for five.
From Dhs1,461 per night per adult. Return flights are included for an extra Dhs1,285. Valid until October 2012. sales@crowntoursmaldives.com (+960 332 9889).

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