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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 Palm Jumeirah 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).

St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s Friday brunch and stay
An 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. Call or email for more information.
From Dhs3,460 per person for seven nights. Trip departs October 21 2012. gsa@dnata.com (04 316 6671).

British Airways global sale
Take advantage of discount offer on flights in first class, Club World, business class, premium economy and economy class to the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.
Economy fares to London from Dhs2,770 return. Book by October 31 2012 for travel until March 31 2013. www.ba.com.

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), the 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).

Hilton Abu Dhabi’s wellness package
The revitalising wellness package includes a one-night stay, a 30-minute massage at the Hiltonia Spa and an in-room juice bar, plus yoga, Pilates or a different healthy activity of your choice at the Hiltonia Health Club. You’ll also enjoy a healthy meal at La Terrazza Restaurant.
From Dhs750 per person per night. Ongoing. abudhabi.info@hilton.com (02 681 1900).

KLM’s autumn offers to the USA or Canada
Fly to New York for Dhs3,990, Chicago for Dhs4,710, Vancouver for Dhs5,040 or LA for Dhs5,170 – a saving of at least Dhs1,000.
Book before March 31 2013. www.klm.com.

Le Gray Beirut package
This package offers a minimum of two nights in a premium room, with an upgrade to an executive suite and daily breakfast for two.
From Dhs2,203 per room per night. Valid for stays until October 31 2012. Le Gray Beirut, Martyrs’ Square, Central Beirut District, www.legray.com (+961 196 2828).

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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