Travel events and deals

Holiday promotions and travel deals to give you a break in and from Dubai

Our picks of the week

1 Be the first to stay at Raffles Istanbul Hotel
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2 Yoga and meditation retreat in Sri Lanka
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3 Last chance package at Tschuggen Grand Hotel
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4 Join the boot camp at Anantara Hotel Abu Dhabi
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5 Into the wild at OZO Koh Samui
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Within the UAE

Anantara Hotel Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi
A three-night fitness event to test physical endurance. Prize packages include Anantara getaways in the Maldives, Thailand and UAE.
Entry fee Dhs4,000. Valid December 10-13. www.anantara.com (02 656 2000).

Concorde Hotel Fujairah
An overnight stay for two with buffet breakfast and a shuttle bus service to Fujairah City Centre. Excludes public holidays.
From Dhs255. Until September 31. (09 224 9000).

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

Towers Rotana
Dubai Buffet breakfast, complimentary scheduled transfers to Dubai’s main malls and a Dhs200 voucher to spend in The Dubai Mall. Valid for a minimum stay of two nights.
From Dhs550 per room, per night. Until September 30. Dubai@rotana.com (04 343 8000).

Further afield

Beach House Iruveli
Get a free night when booking three to five nights at Haa Alif in the Maldives.
From Dhs2,365 per night. Until September 28. Reservations@beachhousecollection.com (+960 332 5977).

Corinthia St Petersburg
This suite package (exclusive for GCC residents) includes a five-night stay, private tour of the city, complimentary dinner and two hour boat tour.
From Dhs5,501 per person. Until December 31. www.corinthia.com (+7 812 380 2001).

Maybourne Hotel Group
A luxury suite in London’s Claridge’s, Connaught and Berkeley hotels. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and a personal butler.
From Dhs3,669 per night. Ongoing. www.maybourne.com.

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard
This South African hotel has a hilltop setting and private vineyard. Enjoy a free night when you book for a minimum of four nights.
From Dhs1,514. Valid until December 21. enquiries@montrochelle.virgin.com, www.montrochelle.virgin.com (+27 11 325 4405).

OZO Koh Samui
Kick back and relax on the idyllic island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Enjoy beach front restaurants, moonlit strolls and the 80-metre Namuang Waterfall. To interact with wildlife, tourists can visit the Angthong National Marine Park.
From Dhs6,427 per night. Ongoing. www.ozohotels.com.

OZO Wesley Hong Kong
Indulge your taste buds in some of the best delicacies Hong Kong has to offer. Located in the Wan Chai district, the hotel is surrounded by numerous restaurants and cafes.
From Dhs4,040 per night. Ongoing. www.ozohotels.com.

Raffles Istanbul Hotel
This opening offer at the brand new hotel, located in Zorlu Center, provides a 20 percent discount on rooms and suites.
Prices vary. Until October 31. (+90 212 924 0200).

Tschuggen Grand Hotel
Four nights in a deluxe double room, 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 Way Retreat
A retreat in Southern Sri Lanka over the Eid break, staying in a colonial family house near Hikkiduwa beach. The retreat includes twice-daily yoga, guided meditation, breakfast and dinner.
Dhs2,056 (excluding flights and transfers). Valid October 3-6. info@myyogaway.com (055 979 5880).

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

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