20 great holiday deals

Take the Inca trail, see art in Barcelona, relax in the Seychelles and more

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Atlantis’ summer deal
Book a stay at the hotel with discounted rates.
From Dhs1,125 per room per night. Valid until September 27 2013. reservations@atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2000).

JA Ocean View Hotel
The ‘summer is here’ package offers a special deal on rooms at this four-star hotel until June.
From Dhs672 (bed and breakfast for two adults and one child). Valid until June 8. The Walk, JBR (04 814 5700).

Le Méridien Dubai
Book a classic room at the hotel and receive a free upgrade to a superior deluxe room. The package includes high-speed internet access, plus transfers from Dubai Airport.
From Dhs1,000 per room per night. Valid until December 27 2013. Airport Road (04 217 0000).

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 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).

Stay and Play at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
The package includes one round of golf and breakfast.
Dhs720 per person. Dhs1,090 per couple. Valid until September 30 2013. hotelreservations@arabianranchesgolf.ae. (04 423 8877).

Summer breaks at Jumeirah Emirates Towers
The hotel offers a ten percent discount on its best available rate. The package includes a complimentary buffet breakfast, private beach access at Madinat Jumeirah or Jumeirah Beach Hotel, complimentary access to Sinbad’s Kids Club and Wild Wadi Waterpark. The offer is available for GCC residents.
From Dhs880. Valid until September 30 2013. www.Jumeirah.com/JETsummerbreaks (04 319 8500).

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 4153).

Beach House Iruveli
The summer family getaway package at this property in the Maldives allows kids to stay and eat for free when you book four nights or more in a beach suite. From Dhs5,766 per room per night.
Valid until September 30. www.beachhousecollection.com/iruveli (+960 332 5977).

Corinthia Hotel London GCC special
Located just off London’s Trafalgar Square, this is a ‘Suite Life’ experience designed especially for guests visiting from the Middle East.
Valid until December 31, 2013. London@corinthia.com (+44 20 7930 8181).

Dar Arbala, Morocco
Located in a five-acre citrus tree-filled garden, with a huge pool, local cook Habiba is on hand to conjure up delicious 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 19 633 3046).

Free family travel with Swiss Pass
The Swiss Pass provides free travel via rail or bus for children under 16, in addition to free admission to 450 museums and public transport in cities. Offer includes Swiss Flexi Saver Pass and Swiss Family Card.
From Dhs995 per person. Valid until December 31 2013. rail@dnata.com.

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 on a range of all-inclusive supplements. From Dhs7,463 per person sharing. Valid from May 25 to July 31 2013. www.beachcombertours.co.uk (+44 14 8344 5610).

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. Valid until June 15 2013. reservations@legray.com (+961 196 2828).

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).

Shape up for Summer at Hotel Eden Roc Ascona
Take part in the 3 ore di Ascona sailing regatta on Lake Maggiore and enjoy the after party in the evenings.
Rooms from Dhs2,306 per night. Valid June 6-9 2013. info@tschuggenhotelgroup.ch (+41 91 785 7171).

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).

Raffles Praslin Seychelles
The ‘short and suite’ package offers a four-night stay for the price of three. The luxurious resort has poolside villas and an open-air pavilion at the spa.
Valid until June 30. www.raffles.com/praslin (+248 429 6780).

Honeymoon package at Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik
The honeymoon package in the Croatian capital includes two nights in a superior room with views of the Adriatic, breakfast in bed with sparkling grape, three-course dinner for two plus use of spa, sauna and Turkish hamam facilities.
From Dhs2,311. Valid until November 1 2013. libertas@rixos.com (+385 20 200 000).

Tour the Inca trail with G Adventures
The 14 day tour, starting and finishing in Lima, features visits to Machu Picchu in Peru, Lake Titicaca in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia and a stay in a rainforest lodge.
Dhs11,100 per person (based on twin sharing). Valid until December 1 2013. nonairgsa@dnata.com.

Wizz Air
The low-cost carrier will be the first airline to fly from the new Dubai World Central Al Maktoum Airport. Its first route on Monday October 28 will be to Budapest, Hungary.
www.wizzair.com.

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