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Dusit Thani Dubai
The festive room promotion includes accommodation, buffet breakfast for two, a dining voucher for Dhs150 and shuttle to Dubai Mall and Jumeirah Beach.
From Dhs699 per night (minimum two nights’ stay). Valid December 19-27 2013. dtdu@dusit.com (04 343 3333).

Jumeirah Rotana
The Business Escape package offers a buffet breakfast, free wi-fi and use of a meeting room for up to three hours, plus a 20 percent discount on food and drink in the hotel.
From Dhs650. Ongoing. (04 345 5888).

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
The package includes an overnight stay, with brunch for two on Christmas day.
From Dhs1,550 per room, per night. Valid on December 25 2013. (02 818 8888).

Further afield

Cheval Blanc Randheli, The Maldives
A new property has launched with 45 villas, located on Noonu Atoll (get there via a 40 minute journey by journeying north of Malé).
From Dhs4,775 per night (based on double occupancy of island villa). Ongoing. info.randheli@chevalblanc.com (+960 656 1515).

Corinthia Hotel Budapest
With the ‘Advent in Budapest’ package, stay three nights for the price of two, and enjoy free entry to the Festive Market at the St Stephen’s Basilica, discounts on river cruises and more.
From Dhs1,154 per night. Book before December 28. Valid November 30-December 31 2013. www.corinthia.com/Budapest.

Jumeirah Frankfurt
The festive package includes tea on arrival and a daily buffet breakfast and a four-course festive menu, with grape pairing.
From Dhs2,224 per couple. Valid November 23-February 9 2014. JFreservations@jumeirah.com, www.jumeirah.com/Frankfurt (+49 69 297 2370).

Kigali Serena Hotel
The Ultimate Rwanda Gorilla experience includes a one night stay with breakfast at Kigali Serena Hotel, two nights’ half-board at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, a city tour of Kigali, gorilla trekking and more.
Dhs9,072 per person (based on two sharing). Dhs12,212 per person (based on single occupancy). Valid until December 22 2013. kigalireservations@serena.co.rw, www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali (+250 788 184 500).

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The hotel celebrates its 50th anniversary and Golden Week with a Dhs180 spa credit, breakfast and a bottle of bubbly.
From Dhs2,083 per night. Valid until December 31 2013. mohkg-reservations@mohg.com, www.mandarinoriental.com (+852 2820 4202).

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 2014. 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 until December 22 2013. luxuryhotels@dnata.com (04 316 6272).

The Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa, Switzerland
The ‘private mountain package’ includes three nights’ accommodation, a buffet breakfast and dinner.
From Dhs3,816 per person. Valid November 28-December 1. (+41 81 378 9999).

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

Yoga Retreats
A one-day retreat for women only at Desert Palm Hotel & Polo Club, including lunch at Epicure, massages, hatha yoga and horse riding.
Dhs995 per person. Valid November 29 2013. www.yogaretreats.ae (050 181 9527).

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