Travel events and deals

The best travel offers and holiday deals on offer this week

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Our picks of the week

1 A city break with the family at The Peninsula Paris
Within the UAE.

2 Beach escape at The Ajman Palace Hotel & Resort
Within the UAE.

3 Home away from home at JW Marriott Marquis
Within the UAE.

4 See the ‘birth’ of the Renaissance in Florence
See further afield.

5 Discounted stays at Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Within the UAE.

Within the UAE

Atlantis The Palm
A deal for GCC residents, which includes access to Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers.
From Dhs2,860 per room, per night. Until December 31. reservation@atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2000).

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Discounted stays in a one room studio.
From Dhs625 per night. Valid until October 9 2014. reservations@goldensands.ae (04 355 5553).

JW Marriott Marquis
The hotel is offering up to 25 percent discount on stays. Quote ‘LRR’ when booking.
From Dhs1,250 per room. Valid until October 10 2014. www.jwmarriottmarquisdubai.com (04 449 0875).

One&Only Royal Mirage
This staycation deal offers guests a 20 percent discount on the best available rate, when staying five nights or more during October.
Prices vary. Until October 25 2014. www.oneandonlyresorts.com.

The Ajman Palace Hotel & Resort
Two packages for a break in this five-star resort. Both include accommodation in a deluxe room, daily buffet breakfast for two, a buffet dinner for two on any one night, and a 30 percent discount at Encore Spa. Dhs1,990 (two nights). Dhs2,740 (three nights). Valid until October 11 2014. reservations@theajmanpalace.com (06 701 8888).

Further afield

Hotel Savoy, Florence
The hotel is located on Piazza della Repubblica, close to the Duomo and a short walk from the Uffizi Gallery. Stay for three nights or more and receive a 20 percent discount on the best available room rate. Stays are in double rooms, on a bed and breakfast basis.
From Dhs1,911. Valid until November 1 2014. reservations.savoy@roccofortehotels.com (+39 055 273 5831).

Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona, Switzerland
This promotion 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 until January 4 2015 and March 6-26 2015. reservations@edenroc.ch (+4191 785 7171).

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard
Enjoy a free night when you book a minimum of four nights.
From Dhs1,514. Valid until December 21. enquiries@montrochelle.virgin.com, www.montrochelle.virgin.com (+27 11 325 4405).

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

Selous Serena Camp
This romantic holiday package in Tanzania includes meet and greet in Dar es Salaam, return flight from Dar es Salaam to Stieglers Gorge, three nights at Selous Serena Camp, plus activities such as game drives, a cruise and guided bush walk.
From Dhs6,556 per person. Until December 31. reservations@serena.co.tz (+255 27 254 5555).

The Peninsula Paris
A family-focussed package that includes a chocolate making workshop, boxing classes and manicures for teenagers.
From Dhs5,065 per night. Until October 19 2014. www.peninsula.com/paris.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel
This weekend away for ladies focuses on outdoor 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).

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Ladies get free drinks on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The sleek new trains will be more spacious with a swankier design

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