Travel deals in Dubai

Great deals on Dubai hotel stays and holidays abroad

Within the UAE

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’s Visa family fun Package
The deal includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room, a Dhs800 dinner voucher at a choice of three restaurants (Ronda Locatelli, Rostang or Levantine), breakfast for two adults and two children, a voucher at ShuiQi Spa & Fitness and an afternoon session at the kids’ club for two children. Redeem the offer by presenting your Visa card.
Dhs1,595 per family. Valid June 10-September 30 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 426 0000).

Ibn Battuta Gate’s sun, sea, shopping and spa weekend
Bask in the sun, laze at the beach, relax at the spa, shop ’til you drop or even visit Abu Dhabi.
Dhs625 (superior room), Dhs1,125 (executive suite). GCC residents only. Valid Wed-Sat until August 18 2012. Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (04 444 0440).

iKandy indulgence package
Enjoy a weekend party package with friends at the Shangri-La Dubai. Start the weekend poolside on Friday afternoon, followed by free-flowing beverages (8pm-11pm) at iKandy on Friday evening. Enjoy a stay in a deluxe room before heading back to iKandy for a poolside barbecue on Saturday, followed by a 6pm check-out.
Dhs1,555 per room per night. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2825).

Kempinksi The Palm’s GCC residents summer package
Enjoy a host of benefits including complimentary breakfast, private beach access, selection of non-motorised watersports and leisure activities, kids’ entertainment and activities, and a car with a driver to chauffeur you around The Palm.
From Dhs1,750 for two adults. GCC residents only (ID required). Valid until September 15 2012 (excluding August 18-21). Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah, (04 444 2000).

Jumeirah summer break discounts for GCC residents
This summer, GCC residents can enjoy 10 per cent off the best available rate at any Jumeirah property. The package includes daily buffet breakfast, exclusive private beach access, and access to the kids’ club and Wild Wadi waterpark.
Prices vary. Until September 30 2012. (800 5863 4724).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray deals
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. Palm Jumeirah (04 364 7133).

Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Yas Island Madonna concert hotel stays
Those heading to see Madge shake her stuff on Sunday June 3 or Monday 4 can get discounted deals at the Radisson Blu nearby Yas Marina. Additional tickets are also available to guests for Dhs495. Dhs785 per person, based on triple occupancy.
Valid June 3-4 2012. Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Yas Island (02 656 2000).

The Address Montgomerie Dubai golf deals
Spend one night at The Address Montgomerie and enjoy one round of golf on its championship course.
Dhs1,620 per person. Until May 31 2012. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Yas Viceroy’s family fun package
The deal includes an overnight stay at the Yas Island hotel, plus day tickets to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for two adults and two children less than 1.5m tall. The price includes two rooms, plus breakfast for the whole family.
From Dhs990 per night. Valid until September 15 2012. Yas Viceroy Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 0700).

Further afield

Baros, Maldives
The Baros ‘De-Stress Deluxe Package’ features special relaxation programmes and a choice of one scuba-diving lesson or a snorkelling tour. Available as a four-night or seven-night package, including airport transfers by speedboat.
From Dhs3,562 per night (double occupancy in a deluxe villa, minimum four-night stay); Dhs3,195 (minimum seven-night stay). Valid until May 31 2012.,

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 percent less until May 31. Alternatively, cardholders can get a five percent discount at any time during 2012.

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius
Stay seven nights for the price of five and enjoy free, unlimited green fees at Golf du Château.
Dhs1,010 per night including breakfast (seven-night minimum stay). Valid June 1-September 30 2012. (+23 0266 9700).

Maya Resort, Sri Lanka
Enjoy a free night’s stay – book for three nights and get the fourth night free. Alternatively, book four weeks in advance for a stay from June to July or September to November and get a 15 percent discount.
Dhs700 per room per night, including breakfast. Valid June 1-30 and October 1-30 2012. Old House, Temple Road, Aranwella, Beliatta, Sri Lanka, (+94 4756 79025).

Six Senses
Zighy Bay’s Sense of Oman wellness programme This package includes three nights in a luxury pool villa, daily breakfast in Spice Market restaurant, daily activities, a personal wellness consultation on arrival with a senior member of the wellness team, and more.
Dhs8,378 per person for three nights. Until September 30 2012. Zighy Bay, Musandam, (+968 2673 5888).

The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort, Malaysia
The Chateau is the world’s first organic spa and wellness resort, and is based on a French castle. The two-night Wellness Getaway package includes accommodation, meals and complete spa programmes, plus return airport transfers to and from Kuala Lumpur.
From Dhs5,485 per person. Valid until December 22 2012.

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