11 travel deals to try this week

Hotel offers and holiday promotions to book right now

Our picks of the week

1 An Omani beach break at Salalah Rotana Resort
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2 Staycation in Dubai at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
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3 Free iftar at Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai
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4 Spend Ramadan at The Dolder Grand
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5See the Thai capital at The Peninsula Bangkok
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Within the UAE

Anantara Hotels and Resorts, Abu Dhabi
Save up to 40 percent when staying at one of five Anantara Hotels and Resorts in Abu Dhabi. Stays include a complimentary 60-minute massage for two.
From Dhs400 per night (minimum of four nights stay). Until September 30. www.anantara.com, crome@anantara.com (02 656 1399).

Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Bag an introductory offer at this new art-themed hotel.
From Dhs750 per night (including breakfast). Until September 30. www.sofitel.com.

Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai
The promotion for Ramadan offers a stay in the executive room, along with a complimentary iftar buffet, and access to hotel facilities such as the pool, gym, sauna and parking.
Prices vary. Valid until the end of Ramadan. tphreservations.dxb@tajhotels.com, www.tajhotels.com (04 211 3066).

Further afield

La Résidence des Cascades
This Red Sea resort in Egypt (home to the Cascades Championship Golf Course) introduces the ‘sports package’. It includes a seven-night stay all inclusive, with transport to and from Hurghada Airport, use of squash and tennis facilities, plus treatments at The Cascades Spa & Thalasso (with a 50-minute massage and use of the thalasso tonic pool).
From Dhs3,237 per person (double occupancy). From Dhs3,860 per person (single occupancy). Until July 31. Reservation@residencedescascades.com (+20 65 356 2600).

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
The ‘jazz it up’ package includes a stay in the Ray Charles Lifestyle Suite (where the musician stayed) with a private jazz concert performed on the suite’s grand piano.
From Dhs14,768 per night. Ongoing. Bookus.paris@raffles.com (+33 1 4299 8877).

OZO Colombo
This new 158-room property in the Sri Lankan capital has just launched (the first from OZO in the country) and is offering an opening rate over the summer that includes free breakfast, free upgrades, early check in and late check out.
From Dhs385 per night. Until August 31. www.ozohotels.com.

Salalah Rotana Resort
Facilities at this new resort in Oman include the ‘Flipper’s Kids Club’ and Zen spa. Promotional summer rates are currently available, which include complimentary breakfast and 20 percent discount on food, beverage, spa treatments and more.
From Dhs573. Until September 15. www.rotana.com/salalahrotanaresort.

The Dolder Grand, Zurich
The Ramadan and Eid travel packages offers guest a complimentary fourth night, when booking three and use of the hotel spa. The property will also be serving halal food throughout the Holy Month and observing traditions.
From Dhs8,588 (based on two sharing a superior double room). Until August 31. Reservations@thedoldergrand.com (+41 44 456 6000).

The Peninsula Bangkok
Stay for two nights, and you will receive an extra night free.
Includes breakfast. Dhs1,099 per person. Until October 31. Luxuryhotels@dnata.com.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel
Based in Arosa, Switzerland, the Arabian nights package includes four nights in a deluxe double room, suhoor (with a halal option), a free pass to the Tschuggen railway through the Swiss Alps and access to the spa, built into the mountains.
From Dhs8,600 per person. Until September 21. www.tschuggen.ch (+41 81 378 9999).

Yoga Retreats
A detox retreat focussed on yoga in Goa.
Dhs6,185 per person (two sharing). Dhs7,600 per person (single occupancy). July 24-29. www.yogaretreats.ae (050 181 9527).

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