Travel deals in Dubai

Themed villas for South Africans, last chance Maldives deal and more holiday offers

Our picks of the week

1 An Eid break in Switzerland at Hotel Eden Roc
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2 It’s SA month at Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort
Within the UAE.

3 Girls’ (healthy) weekend at Tschuggen Grand Hotel
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4 Yoga and meditation retreat in Sri Lanka
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5 A free night in The Maldives at Beach House Iruveli
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Within the UAE

Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort
This month, in celebration of South African Heritage Day, South African nationals will receive a discount on stays at this African-themed resort on Sir Bani Yas Island.
From Dhs1,200 per night with breakfast (Dhs875 for South Africans). Until September 30. crome@anantara.com, www.anantara.com (02 656 1399).

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
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).

Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona, Switzerland
An Eid Al-Adha break, which includes a three-night stay with buffet breakfast, complimentary access to the Eden Roc Spa, a 20-minute helicopter flight and a daily voucher worth CHF100 for use in the hotel’s restaurants and lounges.
From Dhs5,480 per person (in a double room). Valid October 1- January 4 2015 and March 6-26 2015. reservations@edenroc.ch (+4191 785 7171).

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
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.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel
This weekend break, aimed at women, focuses on outdoor sporting activities with a personal trainer. You can also book catwalk training with the official coach of the Miss Switzerland competition.
From Dhs2,483 per person. Valid November 28- December 4. info@tschuggen.ch (+41 81 378 9999).

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).

Yoga Way Retreat
An Eid retreat in Southern Sri Lanka, staying in a colonial family house near Hikkiduwa beach. 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).

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