15 getaway deals this week

Fly to Zurich or stay on the Palm

Within the UAE

Atlantis, The Palm
This romantic package on offer at this Palm stalwart includes a dozen red roses and a sunset bathing ritual.
From Dhs1,665. Valid until December 20 2013. (04 426 0000).

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The ‘11.12.13’ romantic getaway experience is available exclusively to only one couple and includes three nights in one-bedroom villa Beit al Bahar, a beachside private romantic dinner, a couple’s massage on the beach, private butler and more.
Dhs111,213. Valid December 11-14 2013. www.jumeirah.com/111213.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
A romantic getaway in a one-bedroom villa, including use of the private beach and personal butler services to boot.
From Dhs2,250 per room per night. Valid until December 31 2013. (02 818 8181).

Further afield

Al Bustan Palace Oman
Includes accommodation and breakfast for two adults.
From Dhs810 per room per night. Ongoing. (+968 2476 4205).

The bounce-back spa package is available at two properties in Thailand: Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui and Amari Hua Hin, including spa treatments.
Amari Hua Hin: From Dhs668 for a two-night stay. Valid until October 31 2013. Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui: From Dhs1,303 for a three-night stay. Valid until October 31 2014. www.amari.com.

Eden Roc Hotel
The new boot camp weekend packages include access to the Eden Roc Spa.
Dhs6,341 per person. Valid April 24-27 2014. www.edenroc.it.

Jordan Active Adventure
Enjoy a nine-day tour starting in Amman.
Dhs4,810 per person (based on twin sharing). Valid until April 30 2014. nonairgsa@dnata.com.

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The hotel celebrates its 50th anniversary and Golden Week with a package that includes Dhs180 spa credit, breakfast and a bottle of bubbly on arrival.
From Dhs2,083 per night (minimum of two nights). Valid until December 31. mohkg-reservations@mohg.com, www.mandarinoriental.com (+852 2820 4202).

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
Get a 20 percent discount at this luxury hotel on two bedroom suites with a private plunge pool and ocean views.
From Dhs5,734. Valid until October 31 2013. bookus.praslin@raffles.com (+248 429 6780).

Selous discovery in Tanzania
The game reserve includes flights and four nights in a luxury camp.
From Dhs6,214 per person. Valid until December 31. Amitchell@serena.co.ke (+254 734 699 822).

The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort, Malaysia
The ‘beauty essence’ spa package is valid for three-night stays.
From Dhs6,375 per person. Valid until March 31 2014. luxuryhotels@dnata.com (04 316 6272).

The Dolder Grand, Zurich
The art package includes two nights’ stay, breakfast, three-course dinner, entrance to the Edvard Munch exhibition at Kunsthaus Zürich and use of the spa.
From Dhs4, 843 per person. From Dhs6,000 per couple. Valid until January 12. Reservations@thedoldergrand.com (+41 44 456 6000).

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Malaysia
Redang Island boasts cliff-top villas. Stay more than three nights and you’ll go half price.
From Dhs1,210 per person. Valid November 1-December 22. luxuryhotels@dnata.com (04 316 6272).

W Doha Hotel & Residences
Two new packages: ‘Live the weekends to the fullest’ includes brunch and ‘dine your way while you stay’ includes a daily credit of Dhs238 to spend towards dining.
Live the weekends to the fullest package from Dhs1,210 per night. Dine your way while you stay package from Dhs1,089 per night. Valid until December 31 2013. (+974 4453 5000).

Zitahli Resorts & Spa, The Maldives
A three-night stay in a beach villa, including a sea-plane trip.
From Dhs6,725 per person. Valid November 1-December 23 2013. luxuryhotels@dnata.com (04 316 6272).

Best time of year to go to…

Colorado, USA
Aspen ski season, November-April
The American ski resort Aspen is home to the Rocky Mountains and known as a playground for the rich and famous. It offers four ski areas, for all levels.

Lewes, England
Bonfire Night, November 5
Bonfires and fireworks occur throughout England, although the festivities in Lewes, East Sussex, are among the most notable.

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

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city


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