Travel deals in Dubai

Trips both here and abroad from April 25 to May 1

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Within the UAE

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).

Asiana Hotel one-year anniversary package
Asiana Hotel is offering two great deals to celebrate its birthday. The first includes an overnight stay plus breakfast and internet for two, while the second includes a stay, internet, breakfast and lunch at Sea World seafood restaurant for two.
Dhs500 (package one), Dhs680 (package two). Valid until May 31 2012. Salahuddin Road, Deira (04 238 7777).

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. The deal ends soon, so make sure you try it while you can.
Dhs2,315 per room, per night. Valid until May 5 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Burj Al Arab Gold Package
The Gold Package includes a selection of romantic experiences such as an intimate dinner on Burj Al Arab’s secluded private beach and a romantic moonlight swim in the candlelit infinity pool filled with rose petals. The package also offers a 25-minute back, neck and shoulder massage and an aromatherapy bath.
Prices start from Dhs7,990 per couple. Valid until October 2012. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7777).

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).

Hatta mountain getaway
Avoid the weekend rush and stay in the scenic Hatta Fort Hotel in the Hajar Mountains midweek (Saturday to Thursday). Includes three meals, soft drinks and house beverages during lunch and dinner.
Dhs549 per person per night sharing a double room. Ongoing. Hatta Fort Hotel (04 809 9333).

Ibn Battuta Gate’s sun, sea, shopping and spa weekend
Bask in the sun, laze at the beach, relax at the spa, shop till you drop or even visit Abu Dhabi. The hotel provides complimentary access and shuttle service to the exclusive Oceana Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah and to Dubai Mall, Marina Walk and Mall of the Emirates at weekends.
Dhs625 (superior room), Dhs1,125 (executive suite). Available Wednesday to Saturday. GCC residents only. Valid until August 18 2012. Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (04 444 0440).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray deals
Get a deluxe room from Dhs1,500 per night at this luxury Palm Jumeirah hotel. 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 (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).

Majestic’s Time Out Dubai discount
Quote ‘Time Out’ for a special rate with a free upgrade to a deluxe suite. Bookings should be made by Monday April 30.
Dhs660, including breakfast, double occupancy for two days. Valid May 15-June 15 2012. Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

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 per person for three nights. Ongoing. Pullman Dubai, 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.
From Dhs8,050. Valid 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).

Yas Viceroy Ferrari World and ESPA package
For adrenaline junkies who also need to relax, the package includes two day tickets to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, then recharge with a treatment of your choice in ESPA at Yas Viceroy and use the male and female spa relaxation facilities. Prices include deluxe room for two with breakfast, as well as lunch or dinner in Origins. Minimum stay two nights.
From Dhs950 per night. Valid May 1-September 15 2012. Yas Viceroy, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi (02 656 0700).

Further afield

Emirates Holidays discounts for Visa cardholders
Visa debit and credit card holders can get a 15 per cent discount on select Emirates Holidays destinations throughout 2012. This month, you can travel to Egypt or France for 15 per cent less until May 31. Alternatively, cardholders can get a five per cent discount on all destinations at any time during 2012.
www.emiratesholidays.com.

Italy and Austria holiday package
Spend 10 nights and 11 days travelling between Rome, Venice, Salzburg and Vienna, with one night each in Florence and Innsbruck.
The package includes train travel, sightseeing tours and flights with Austrian Airlines.
Dhs6,940 per person, based on two sharing. Travel to be completed by September 30 2012. louisf@altayer-travel.com (04 321 1066).

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