18 essential travel deals

Family suite at the Atlantis and a cruise in the Dominican Republic

Within the UAE

Atlantis The Palm’s family suite
The hotel is offering a great deal on a two-bedroom family suite, including breakfast. The deal also includes complimentary access to a number of attractions at the hotel, such as Aquaventure waterpark and The Lost Chambers aquarium.
From Dhs2,995 per night. Valid until February 15 2013. The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1000).

Concorde Hotel Fujairah
Book a superior room and get a free half-board package. The price includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch or dinner, and internet access.
From Dhs400 per room per night. Ongoing. Safar Travel and Tourism (02 418 0805).

Hilton Abu Dhabi’s wellness package

This ongoing package includes a one-night stay at the Hilton Abu Dhabi, a 30-minute massage at the spa and an in-room juice bar, plus yoga, Pilates or a different healthy activity of your choice at the Hiltonia Health Club.
From Dhs750 per person per night. Ongoing. abudhabi.info@hilton.com (02 681 1900).

The Address Montgomerie’s stay-and-play deal
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).

Further afield

Costa Cruises to the Dominican Republic
Costa Cruises offers a seven-day cruise to Costa Luminosa, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands and Antigua. Guests staying in the Samsara cabins and suites can enjoy the Samsara spa package, which includes direct access to the spa, healthy dishes for dinner, a tea ceremony, personalised wellness programme advice, two spa treatments of your choice, two fitness or meditation lessons and two visits to the UVA solarium.
From Dhs11,390 per person based on two sharing, including accommodation and main meals (breakfast is extra, depending on cabin type). Valid until March 31 2013. cruise@dnata.com.

Holiday Inn Resort Penang, Malaysia
Enjoy a family-friendly beach resort in Malaysia. The package includes breakfast, plus free lunch and dinner for up to two children under 12 when accompanied by one paying adult.
From Dhs5,347 based on two sharing, including economy return airfare and five nights’ accommodation with breakfast. Valid until March 31 2013. Holiday Inn, Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11100 Penang, Malaysia (04 886 6666).

Hotel Côstes at W Doha Hotel

Côstes DJ Stéphane Pompougnac plays at the Doha hotel’s poolside lounge on Thursday February 7. Music fans can take advantage of a two-night package.
Dhs1,109 per night (minimum two nights). Valid February 7-9 2013. (+974 4453 5353).

Indian adventure with G Adventures
The 14-night ‘Land of the Maharajas’ package encourages travellers to step off the beaten track and embrace Indian culture and history. The package includes authentic accommodation and local transportation. From Dhs7,395 per person. Valid until March 31 2013. nonairgsa@dnata.com.

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.

LUX Belle Mare Mauritius
Located in the seaside village of Belle Mare on the east coast of the island, the beachside resort is offering a discount with four nights for the price of three, six for the price of four and ten for the price of seven during this period. From Dhs8,880 based on two sharing, includes economy-class return airfare and four nights’ accommodation in a junior suite on a half-board basis.
Valid until March 31 2013. Coastal Road, Belle Mare 742CU001, Mauritius (230 402 2000).

Raffles Praslin Seychelles
The World and You package offers a three-night stay for the price of two at this luxurious resort, including breakfast. Book now for stays in March 2013.
From Dhs3,030 per night. Book by January 31 for stays until March 31 2013. www.raffles.com/praslin (+248 429 6780).

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Located between KLCC Park and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the hotel boasts great views and a holistic spa. The package includes economy return airfare, four nights’ accommodation, breakfast and transfers. From Dhs5,588 per person for four nights. Valid until March 31 2013. www.emiratesholidays.com (800 5252).

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.

Valentine’s deals: now booking

Baros Maldives’ romantic escape
This award-winning luxury boutique resort offers a couples’ deal packed with romantic treats and pampering, including a private beach-side dinner for two.
Dhs3,948 per night (based on minimum of four nights in a deluxe villa for two). Valid February 1-28 2013. www.baros.com, info@baros.com.

‘Love escape’ at Le Gray Beirut
As a Valentine’s special, guests will receive an upgrade to an executive suite, decorated in romantic ambience, plus pampering at the spa.
From Dhs1,322. Valid February 1-17 2013. www.legray.com (+961 1 96 28 28).

Madinat Jumeirah
This one-night stay in the Presidential or Royal Suite includes a helicopter ride from the Burj al Arab and a private dinner on the executive terrace, which offers views of the Gulf and will be decorated in flowers of the lady’s favourite colour.
Dhs100,000 per couple. Valid on February 14. Book 48 hours in advance (04 366 8888).

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
The ‘Beach Day at The Park’ package allows guests to take it easy on the sand, with access to the secluded beach, the spa’s wet facilities and a king room from 10am until 6pm. Guest can add an overnight stay with breakfast and bubbly for an extra Dhs640. Quote ‘Valentine’s Day’ when booking.
From Dhs900 per room (excluding overnight stay). Valid February 14 2013. www.abudhabi.park.hyatt.com (02 407 1234).

Romantic escape at The Chedi Muscat
The Valentine’s package includes a one-night stay for two people, plus breakfast and a 60-minutes Chedi ‘love bath’ treatment at the spa.
From Dhs1,000. Valid February 14-15 2013. reservation@chedimuscat.com (+968 24 52 44 00).

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