18 new UAE travel deals this week

Festive dining in London and an organic spa trip to Malaysia

Within the UAE

Anantara festive packages
Celebrate the festive season and welcome the New Year in luxury at one of Anantara’s properties across the UAE. Choose between the majestic backdrop of the legendary Liwa Desert at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, the exotic wildlife at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara on Sir Bani Yas Island, or join in the revelry at the new urban retreat, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa.
Rooms start at Dhs950 (Eastern Mangroves), Dhs1,600 (Desert Islands), Dhs1,800 (Qasr Al Sarab). Valid December 24 2012. www.gha.com (no number).

Burj Al Arab UAE residents’ offers
Enjoy a suite complete with a complimentary breakfast buffet. Includes full range of Hermès luxury amenities. The offer is open to UAE nationals and residents only – quote ‘UAE Resident’ when booking.
From Dhs3,990 per night in a one-bedroom suite, Dhs6,490 in a two-bedroom suite. Valid until December 22 2012. BAAreservations@jumeirah.com (04 301 7400).

Jumeirah’s festive offers
Spend your winter break with Jumeirah at either the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence, or Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Package includes ten percent off best available rate, daily buffet breakfast, private beach access and more. GCC residents only.
From Dhs1,260 per room per night. Valid until December 31 2012. jbhinfo@jumeirah.com(04 348 0000).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s golf package
Get special perks, from free golf club hire for hotel guests to a number of free rounds at golf courses in Dubai, dependent on the length of stay.
From Dhs2,500. Ongoing. Palm Jumeirah (04 364 7555).

Pullman Dubai packages
The 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, Barsha, www.pullman-dubai-malloftheemirates.com (04 377 2000).

St Regis Saadiyat Island’s Christmas celebrations
The Christmas escape package includes food and accommodation on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Dhs1,400 per room per night. Valid December 24-25 2012. St Regis Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8888).

The Address Montgomerie’s stay-and-play package
Room rates include a round of golf at the club’s 18-hole golf course.
From Dhs1,980 per room. Until April 15 2013. Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC’s suite promotion
A special offer for guests visiting during December: book a suite and receive an upgrade to the next level of suite. For example, a Junior Suite will be upgraded to an Executive Suite, Club Room to a Club Suite, and so on.
From Dhs1,350 per suite per night. Valid Thu-Sat. Until December 22 2012. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Gate Village (04 372 2555).

Further afield

Christmas in Paris
Try an eight-day stay and sightseeing tour in the French capital. Guests can expect to see the famous Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Élysées.
From Dhs3,330 per person. Trip departs December 23 2012. nonairgsa@dnata.com (04 316 6671).

Corinthia Hotel London’s festive package
Try festive menus at restaurants such as Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar (pictured) and The Northall, visit the Damian Allsop pop-up chocolate boutique, or join the New Year’s party in the ballroom.
From199 per night. Quote ‘Take Our Lift Home’. Valid December 24-January 2 2013. Whitehall Place, London, www.corinthia.com/london (+44 20 7321 3000).

Etihad flight deals to London
Fly to the English capital for less this Christmas with this Abu Dhabi-based airline.
From Dhs2,780. Valid December 23-26 2012; December 31 2012-January 25 2013. www.etihadairways.com.

Etihad flight deals to Seychelles
Fly to this island paradise for Dhs2,970 (a saving of at least Dhs1,000) before March 31 2013.

Christmas shopping in Madrid
Stay for four nights at the Gran Meliá Felix. The deal includes a premium room, breakfast, a private transfer for shopping at El Corte Inglés (Serrano or Castellana), and a 90-minute session with a personal shopper.
Dhs3,632 per person. Until December 25 2012. Gran Meliá Felix, Madrid, Spain (+34 9143 16700).

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.

Scents of Oman
The Chedi Muscat’s package includes a private tour of the new Amouage factory, a bottle of perfume, a sunset cruise, a spa treatment and four-course dinner.
Dhs14,882 for two nights, Dhs21,560 for four nights. Valid until December 20 2012. reservation@chedimuscat.com (+968 24 52 44 01).

Surf Goddess Retreats in Sri Lanka
Ladies can learn to surf and unwind in this enchanting setting. Places are limited to seven per trip.
From Dhs9,898 per person. Trip runs December 14-21 2012. www.surfgoddessretreats.com/srilanka/ (+1 858 997 0808).

The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort in Malaysia
Located in Berjaya Hills, near Kuala Lumpur, this claims to be the first organic retreat in the world. It offers a three-night spa package, which includes a collagen activator facial, nutritional consultation and more.
From Dhs6,325 per person for three nights, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and spa treatments. Valid until March 31 2013. luxuryhotels@dnata.com.

The Chedi Muscat’s explore-in-style package
Experience dolphin watching on the Gulf of Oman coastline and a city tour of Muscat when booking a two-night stay.
From Dhs4,484. Valid until December 23 2012. reservation@chedimuscat.com (+968 24 52 44 01).

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