Travel deals

Within the UAE

Abu Dhabi Islands tour
Explore in a luxury power boat.
From Dhs800 for five people for two hours. Ongoing. www.x-ventures.ae (055 540 4500).

Citymax Hotels summer sale
Discounted rates in Dubai and Sharjah.
From Dhs149 (Citymax Hotel Sharjah), Dhs199 (Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai), Dhs249 (Citymax Hotel Al Barsha). Valid until September 30 2013. www.citymaxhotels.com (800 2489 629).

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa
The deal offers a 25-40 percent discount when booking rooms for a three, four or five night stay.
Valid until September 30 2013. salesuae@anantara.com (02 656 1000).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
The summer package includes a Turkish hammam, access to Wild Wadi Waterpark complimentary lunch and dinner at a choice of five venues, buffet breakfast, late check out and more. Available for UAE residents.
From Dh1,499. Valid throughout the summer. JZSinfo@jumeirah.com (04 453 0000).

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
A weekend getaway deal, valid on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at this explorer-themed hotel.
From Dhs450. Valid until August 31 2013. reservations.ibnbattuta@moevenpick.com (04 444 0000).

Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
The golden and platinum summer packages offer benefits when booking a minimum of two nights stay, including 20 percent savings on spa treatments.
From Dhs875 per night. Valid until September 7 2013. difcroomreservations@ritzcarlton.com (04 372 2555).

Towers Rotana
A stay in a deluxe room, with Friday brunch or dinner and complimentary dining for children under 12.
From Dhs750. Valid for stays Sun-Thu until September 15 2013 (04 343 8000).

Further afield

Art lovers in Barcelona
The U232 Hotel package allows guest enjoy the city’s best art exhibitions.
From Dhs469 per room per night. Ongoing. www.u232hotel.com (+34 93 322 4153).

Beach House
Iruveli Kids stay and eat for free when you book four nights or more.
From Dhs5,766 per room per night. Valid until September 30 2013. www.beachhousecollection.com/iruveli (+960 332 5977).

Corinthia Hotel London
GCC special The ‘Suite Life’ package is designed for guests visiting from the Middle East.
Valid until December 31 2013. London@corinthia.com (+44 20 7930 8181).

Dar Arbala, Morocco
A five-acre citrus tree-filled garden.
From Dhs19,600 per week excluding flights. Ongoing. www.scottwilliams.co.uk (+44 19 633 3046).

FlyDubai
The budget airline has launched a facility for booking hotel accommodation too. Handy.
www.flydubai.com (04 231 1000).

Honeymoon at Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik
Get two nights in a superior room with views of the Adriatic.
From Dhs2,311. Valid until November 1 2013. libertas@rixos.com (+385 20 200 000).

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

Khamsa Package at Dolder Grand Zurich
Includes 12-course tasting menu, limousine airport transfers, and a caviar spa treatment for stays of three to four days.
From Dhs16,080 per package. Valid until December 30 2013. www.thedoldergrand.com (+41 44 456 60 00).

Short and Suite at Raffles Praslin Seychelles
A four-night stay for the price of three.
Valid until June 30 2013. www.raffles.com/praslin(+248 429 6780).

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

Zitahli Resorts & Spa
Stay three nights, get one free.
From Dhs5,975 per person (four nights in a deluxe villa and breakfast). Valid until October 31 2013. nonairgsa@dnata.com.

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January

The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch

Feeling the pinch? Fear not. We've got 16 weekend feasts for under Dhs300 for you

Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

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