17 top travel deals in Dubai

The best hotel deals in Dubai and beyond this week

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Abu Dhabi Islands tour
Explore the islands off the coast of Abu Dhabi in a luxury power boat, with activities including swimming and snorkelling and a chance to spot some wild dolphins.
From Dhs800 for five people for two hours. Ongoing. www.x-ventures.ae (055 540 4500).

Jumeira Rotana romantic escape package
Spoil your partner with a break away together. The package includes a free bottle of bubbly on arrival, late check-out, pick-up and drop-off to any Dubai location and 20 percent discount on all food and beverage outlets.
From Dhs750 per night. Ongoing. www.rotana.com (04 345 5888).

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).

JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai
The latest hotel opening along The Walk at JBR offers 338 sea-view rooms, six dining outlets and its own pool, spa and salon. Room rates include taxes and complimentary breakfast.
From Dhs800 per room per night for two adults and one child below 12 years. Valid until April 30 2013. reservations@jaresorts.com (04 814 5554).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray residents’ package
Those living in the six Gulf states can enjoy 10 percent off at this Palm Jumeirah hotel, including buffet breakfast, access to Wild Wadi waterpark, private beach entry, free internet and access to Selim’s Kids Club. From Dhs1,170. Valid until April 30 2013. jzsreservations@jumeirah.com (800 5863 4724).

Mafraq Hotel weekend getaway
Guests can enjoy a one-night stay in Abu Dhabi in a deluxe double room with late check-out. Complimentary shuttle services to the beach and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are included, and guests can also enjoy
20 percent off food and beverages across the hotel’s outlets.
From Dhs288 plus fees. Valid until May 31. Abu Dhabi, www.mafraq-hotel.com (02 659 6666).

Sandance, party-and-stay package
The music festival returns to the Atlantis beach with a stellar line-up for the final event before the summer. See English DJ Nightmares on Wax, Brit indie band Keane, and alternative sensation Florence and the Machine before you dance into the night with a DJ set from Groove Armada. The deal includes a one-night stay for two, two regular tickets to Sandance, and breakfast for two at either Kaleidoscope or Saffron restaurants.
From Dhs2,215 for two people per night. Valid until May 10 2013. reservations@atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2000).

The Address Montgomerie Dubai golf package
Golf enthusiasts have the opportunity to discover one of Dubai’s most acclaimed golf courses, with special room rates that include a round on the 18-hole championship course.
From Dhs1,700 per room double occupancy. Valid until September 30 2013. www.theaddress.com (04 390 5600).

Towers Rotana
Book a classic room at this Sheikh Zayed Road hotel, including a buffet breakfast and dinner at Flavours on Two, and receive a voucher for Dhs200 to spend at The Dubai Mall.
From Dhs780 per night. Ongoing. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).

Media Rotana weekend extravaganza
Have a relaxing break with your family or friends with a package including a one-night stay in a classic room, buffet breakfast at Channels, a 30-minute massage per person, 20 percent off on all food and beverage outlets and late checkout until 6pm.
From Dhs585. Valid until May 2013, res.media@rotana.com (04 435 0354).

Further afield

Art lovers’ package in Barcelona
U232 Hotel in Barcelona is offering a special package where guests have the opportunity to enjoy the permanent collections and temporal exhibitions the Spanish city has to offer.
From Dhs469 per room per night. Ongoing. www.u232hotel.com (+34 93 322 41 53).

Discover Munich’s cultural scene with The Charles Hotel
Best known for its annual Oktoberfest hops festival, why not try something more cultural by sampling this Florentine-style historic villa, which has been carefully restored back to its former glory by British architect Norman Foster.
From Dhs2,573 per couple per night. Valid until May 13 2013. www.roccofortehotels.com (+49 89 544 5550).

Half-price on supplements at Le Victoria hotel, Mauritius
Family-based attractions include exploring marine life in a glass-bottomed boat, scuba-diving or relaxing poolside. During the Easter season, guests get a 50 percent discount off the range of all-inclusive supplement.
From Dhs7,463 per person sharing. Valid May 25-July 31 2013. www.beachcombertours.co.uk (+44 1483 445 610).

Le Gray Beirut recreational break
Enjoy a double upgrade from a deluxe room to an executive suite with daily breakfast for two when booking for a minimum two-night stay. Package includes airport transfers and bespoke tours of Beirut city.
From Dhs2,001 per room per night, including taxes. Valid until June 15 2013. reservations@legray.com (+961 1 96 28 28).

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles Body & Soul package
The offer includes a villa with private plunge pool, daily breakfast and an itinerary of fitness and wellness treatments.
From Dhs4,230 per night for two adults for a minimum of four consecutive nights. Ongoing, bookus.praslin@raffles.com (+248 429 6791).

Street food and berber pancakes at Dar Arbala, Morocco
Located 25 minutes from the centre of Marrakech, Dar Arbala is a great place to get away from it all. Located in a five-acre citrus tree-filled garden, with a huge pool, local cook Habiba is on hand to conjure up magical feasts, from beef tagine to spiced baked bananas and Berber pancakes. At dinner, guests can also choose to book belly dancers and musicians. The accommodation sleeps up to 12.
From Dhs19,600 per week excluding flights. Ongoing. www.scottwilliams.co.uk (+44 1963 33046).

Special Gulf package at Switzerland’s Dolder Grand
To celebrate its fifth birthday, the Zurich hotel has launched a special ‘Khamsa Package’ for stays of three to four days, with limousine airport transfers, 12-course restaurant tasting menu and even a caviar spa treatment.
From Dhs16,080 per package. Valid until December 30 2013. www.thedoldergrand.com (+41 44 456 60 00).

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