18 discount UAE holidays

Romantic getaway to Atlantis, The Palm, Fly to Spain for less or discover Nepal

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, reservations@atlantisthepalm.com (04 442 6000).

Burj Al Arab Spectacular September Getaway
For a limited time only: escape the last days of summer in unsurpassed luxury – from the Rolls Royce pick-up and drop-off to the fine dining, massage and Wild Wadi thrills.
From Dhs4,450 per suite per night. Until September 30 2012. Burj Al Arab, (04 301 7777).

Etihad Towers deals
Stay in the heart of Abu Dhabi by the Ras Al Akhdar beachfront area. Includes 30 percent off food and drinks, late check-out and free 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. Quote ‘F15NT’ when booking.
From Dhs775 per room per night. Valid until December 29 2012. Abu Dhabi, www.jumeirah.com (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 Creekside Hotel special discounts
Get ten percent off the best available rate. Deal includes breakfast, free access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, access to the private beach at Madinat Jumeirah, free shuttle service to selected malls.
From Dhs550 per room per night. Valid until September 30 2012. www.jumeirah.com.

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 30. Kempinski Hotel & Residences, Palm Jumeirah, www.kempinski.com/palmjumeirah.

Sandance packages
Party all night and relax in style at Atlantis The Palm.
From Dhs1,775 per room for two adults, including breakfast for two at Saffron or Kaleidoscope and two tickets to Sandance. Stay on October 12 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).

Further afield

Fly to Kenya, Sri Lanka or Nepal with Air Arabia
Until the end of the month, Air Arabia is offering discounted flights to all three locations, including tourist visas. Snap them up while you still can.
Dhs1,585 return to Nairobi, Kenya; Dhs1,445 return to Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kathmandu, Nepal. Travel until September 30 2012. www.airarabia.com.

Fly to Madrid for less with Qatar Airways

Fly to the Spanish capital before September 30 2012 and enjoy winning discounts.
Dhs2,800 return from Abu Dhabi. www.qatarairways.com.

Fly to Paris or Manila for less with Etihad
Book tickets to Paris now (fly before December 15 2012) or Manila (fly before December 14 2012).
Dhs3,970 per return ticket to Paris; Dhs2,600 per return ticket to Manila (coach service from Dubai Marina Mall to Abu Dhabi). www.etihad.com.

Il Salviatino’s ‘The Grape Escape’ in Tuscany, Italy
Award-winning Italian villa Il Salviatino has collaborated with Allegrini Estates to launch ‘The Grape Escape’. Includes grape tastings, accommodation, tours, and spa treatments among other things. Emirates flies to Florence, via Vienna for Dhs2,990 return.
From Dhs20,887 per couple. Minimum three-night stay. Valid until December 28 2012. www.dnatatravel.com.

Late summer offer at The Chedi Muscat
Enjoy 21 immaculately landscaped acres and direct access to a prime 370-metre private beachfront.
Rooms from Dhs1,004 a night. Valid September 30 2012. reservation@chedimuscat.com, www.ghmhotels.com.

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. Musandam, reservations-zighy@sixsenses.com (+968 2673 5888).

Samui Jazz Festival package, Thailand
Two nights in a superior Amari room including breakfast for two and airport transfers.
Free entry to the opening night (Sunday October 14) and beverage credit. Dhs1,200 per couple for two night. Valid October 12-22 2012. www.amari.com.

Stay three nights and pay for two and a half at The Safari Collection, Kenya
The offer is for two people staying for three nights at either Solio or Sasaab lodge.
Save up to Dhs415 per adult per night for travel before September 30 2012; save Dhs334 per adult per night for travel between November 1 and December 14 2012. www.thesafaricollection.com.

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