16 hotel deals in the UAE and beyond

The X Factor package at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and F1 on a yacht

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Within the UAE

Atlantis The Palm’s Eid offer
Stay at Atlantis over Eid al-Adha with a range of special deals. Guests will also receive unlimited complimentary access to Aquaventure waterpark and The Lost Chambers. Minimum stay four nights.
From Dhs2,990 per room, per night. Valid until October 28 2012. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Belevari Marine F1 package, Abu Dhabi
Enjoy the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from a yacht. The deal includes premium beverages from 1pm to 1am on board the luxury yacht, plus canapés and buffet served throughout the day, a DJ onboard, and access to all post-race concerts.
From Dhs6,000 per day; Dhs12,000 for three-day package. Valid November 2-4 2012. Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, grandprix@belevari.com (050 661 2176).

Etihad Towers deals
Includes 30 percent off food and drinks, late check-out and free Wi-Fi. Quote ‘Weekending’ when booking online. 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

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 (before tax). Sun-Fri sunset-midnight. Valid until November 30 2012. Hilton Dubai Creek (04 227 1111).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray X Factor Packages
The hotel, which recently hosted The X Factor, is offering royal and deluxe X Factor packages. Minimum three-night stay.
From Dhs2,700 per person (royal package), Dhs950 per person (deluxe package). Until November 30. www.jumeirah.com/JumeirahZabeelSaray (04 364 7133).

Pullman Dubai packages
The Mall of the Emirates-based hotel is offering three different packages: The Wellness Break (a three-night stay with access to leisure and fitness facilities, plus a Dhs250 spa voucher); Golf Getaway (three-night stay and play at The Els Club), and Sand and Snow (three-night stay, desert safari and access to Ski Dubai.
From Dhs748 per room per night. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.pullman-dubai-malloftheemirates.com (04 377 2000).

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, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).

St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s Friday brunch and stay
Overnight stay with Friday brunch and bubbly for two at Olea, and breakfast the next day. Offering rich tapenades, traditional tomato bread and live cooking stations, the Friday brunch includes fresh seafood and grilled delicacies.
From Dhs1,850 per room per night, double occupancy. Valid until December 1 2012. St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).


Further afield

Aegean Islands Exploration
Contiki travel company is offering young travellers (aged 18 to 35) a chance to explore the Aegean Islands, starting in the Greek capital, Athens.
From Dhs3,460 per person for seven nights. Trip departs October 21 2012. gsa@dnata.com (04 316 6671).

Emirates Holidays’ Eid al-Adha offers
Emirates Holidays is offering special deals for Eid trips to Germany (Dhs4,230 per person for three nights in a three-star hotel), Maldives (from Dhs5,490 per person for three nights’ in a four-star hotel), Sri Lanka (Dhs2,469 per person; four nights for the price of three), Thailand (from Dhs3,145 per person; three nights in a three-star hotel), The Seychelles (from Dhs5,004 per person for three nights in a three-star hotel), and Turkey (from Dhs2,845 per person for three nights in a three-star hotel). Accommodation and flights included.
Vaild until November 10 2012 (Sri Lanka and Thailand offers), October 31 2012 (Seychelles and Maldives offers), November 10 2012 (Germany and Turkey offers). www.emiratesholidays.com (800 5252).

Family holidays at The Balmoral, Scotland
Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral has created a special family experience – A Mythical Family Affair – celebrating the inspiration behind Pixar movie Brave.
From Dhs2,800 per night for two adults and two children. Valid until October 31 2012. The Balmoral, Edinburgh, Scotland, www.roccofortehotels.com (+44 131 556 2414).

Fly for less to New York with Virgin Atlantic
Fly from Dubai to New York via London.
Prices start at Dhs4,270 (economy, a saving of Dhs1,430), Dhs7,050 (premium economy, a saving of Dhs1,630), Dhs14,860 (upper class, a saving of Dhs2,400). Book by October 12 2012, travel until February 28 2013. www.virginatlantic.com (04 406 0600).

Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca, Spain: stay five nights and pay for four
The hotel is spectacularly located on the side of a cliff near the picturesque Mediterranean town of Puerto Soller, giving you an ideal base from which to explore the island of Mallorca.
Dhs2,015 per double per night. Valid until November 30 2012. (+34 971 637 888).

Raffles Praslin Suite Dreams offer
Enjoy 20 percent off on the best available rates on luxurious suites at Raffles Praslin, Seychelles – famous for stunning beaches, crystal waters and UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai.
From Dhs4,911 per night for two, including breakfast. Book by October 31 2012; visit before December 20 2012. Anse Takamaka, Praslin, Seychelles, www.raffles.com/praslin (+248 429 6780).

The Hop Garden Experience, Munich, Germany
Book two nights in The Charles Hotel and receive extras such as a picnic basket for a bike ride around the city. From Dhs1,658 per couple per night.
Valid until October 31 2012. Sophienstrasse 28, Munich, www.roccofortehotels.com (+4 989 544 5550).

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