Travel deals in Dubai

Burj Al Arab for families, all inclusive in Hatta and more

Within the UAE

Atlantis The Palm’s romantic getaway package
The offer includes a dozen red roses, a Sunset Bathing Ritual spa treatment, strawberries dipped in chocolate and a romantic turndown service with a sprinkle of rose petals.
From Dhs1,670 per room per night. Valid until December 24 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 442 6000).

Burj Al Arab family offers
Treat yourself to a long weekend at one of the city’s most luxurious landmarks.
Valid for a family with up to three children under 12. Dhs3,333 per night for a one-bed suite, Dhs5,555 for a two-bed suite. Valid until September 30 2012. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7400).

Etihad Towers’ deals
Stay in the heart of Abu Dhabi by the Ras Al Akhdar beachfront area near the Corniche. Includes 30 percent off food and beverages, late check-out and complimentary Wi-Fi. Quote ‘Weekending’ when booking online. Alternatively, if you’re in town for the F1, book rooms between Sunday October 28 and Wednesday November 7 and get 20 percent off best available rates. Quote ‘F15NT’ when booking. From Dhs775 per room per night.
Valid until December 29 2012. Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, (02 575 9814).

Hatta Fort Hotel’s all-inclusive mountain getaway
Take in the scenery of the Hajar Mountains at the unique Hatta Fort Hotel, less than an hour’s drive from Dubai and ten minutes from the Oman border. Avoid the weekend rush and stay midweek (Saturday to Thursday). Offer for UAE residents only and includes three meals, soft drinks and house beverages during lunch and dinner.
Dhs475 per person sharing a double room per night. Ongoing. Hatta Fort Hotel (04 814 5400).

Hilton Dubai’s Gourmet Getaway
Head to the Hilton for a four-course dinner for two at acclaimed restaurant Table 9 by Nick and Scott, and an overnight stay at the hotel with breakfast included.
Dhs999. Sun-Fri sunset-midnight. Valid until November 30 2012. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).

InterContinental VIP and VIK Experience
Kids stay for free at InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City with this VIK (Very Important Kid) and VIP (Very Important Parent) offer. Quote ‘VIK’ to claim the offer.
From Dhs800 (InterContinental); from Dhs600 (Crowne Plaza). Minimum stay three nights. Valid until September 30 2012. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1110), Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 2220).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Get daily breakfast and beach access when you stay during September, plus access to Selim’s Kids’ Club and Wild Wadi. GCC residents only.
From Dhs990 per night (standard rate Dhs1,100). Valid until September 30 2012. Palm Jumeirah (04 364 7133).

Kempinski Hotel & Residences’ Family Moments package
Book and stay two nights or more at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah in September and enjoy a Cinq Mondes signature spa treatment for one, complimentary Wi-Fi, daily breakfast for two, and complimentary non-motorised watersports.
Dhs1,575 per night per suite (UAE residents only). Valid until September 31. Kempinski Hotel & Residences, Palm Jumeirah,

Marriott Dubai’s summer packages
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites is offering guests a five-night stay for the price of four. Book your stay using promotional code SUM.
From Dhs750 per night. Ongoing. (800 6277 4688).

One&Only The Palm’s Romance in Style package
Escape for three nights or more and enjoy a dinner for two at Zest restaurant and two-for-one treatments at One&Only Private Spa. The package includes complimentary breakfast for two daily, plus receive one complimentary Atlantis Aquaventure day pass per person per stay.
From Dhs1,675 per room per night. Valid until September 16 2012. West Crescent The Palm, (04 440 1010).

Yas Viceroy’s Family Stay package

Yas Viceroy invites children under five to stay free of charge in a deluxe room that connects to a spacious deluxe room for parents.
From Dhs700 per night for two rooms. Valid until September 15 2012. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 0700).

Further afield

Emirates flight discounts for Visa cardholders
Visa cardholders can fly to Australia or the Philippines with Emirates for 15 percent less until the end of September. Card holders can also get a five percent discount at any time during 2012.
Valid until September 30 2012.

Flydubai’s pay once, fly twice offer
Book a Flydubai flight from Dubai to one of 16 selected destinations (Ahmedabad, Beirut, Karachi, Lucknow, Alexandria, Colombo, Kathmandu, Muscat, Amman, Hyderabad, Khartoum, Port Sudan, Bahrain, Istanbul, Kuwait, Sana’a) before Saturday September 8 2012 (flying between September 16 and October 20 2012) and fly to the same destination again and only pay for the taxes.
Email to claim your free flight.

Late summer offer at The Chedi Muscat
This Omani retreat features 21 immaculately landscaped acres and direct access to a prime 370-metre private beachfront. Guests will benefit from discounted meals and spa treatments.
Rooms from Dhs1,004 a night. Valid September 30 2012.,

Six Senses Zighy Bay summer wellness offer
Indulge in the three-day Sense of Oman Wellness Programme.
From Dhs8,378 per couple. Valid until September 30 2012. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam, (+968 2673 5888).

Weekend getaway at Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul
The deal includes a king bed or twin room, free WiFi and buffet breakfast. Quote ‘PWSP0’ when booking.
Dhs939 per room per night. Valid Friday-Monday only. Ongoing. Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul (800 5863 4724).

Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort & Spa, Maldives: save 60 percent
This special cut-price offer includes four nights in a deluxe beach villa, breakfast and dinner daily, return airport transfers by seaplane and complimentary Wi-Fi.
From Dhs4,680 per villa. Valid until October 31 2012.

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