This week’s travel and hotel to-do list

An ideal itinerary – as selected by our editors every week

Our picks of the week

1 Arabian cuisine at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
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2 A free night at The Peninsula Bangkok
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3 De-stress at The Chateau, Kuala Lumpur
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4 A staycation deal at One&Only Royal Mirage
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5 Indulge in culture at Hotel Savoy, Florence
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Within the UAE

One&Only Royal Mirage
Receive a 20 percent discount, when staying five nights or more during October.
Prices vary. Until October 25.

Further afield

Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui
Try the ‘bounce-back’ spa package at this Thai resort.
From Dhs1,303 for a three-night stay. Until October 31.

Hotel Savoy, Florence
The hotel is on Piazza della Repubblica, a short walk from the Uffizi Gallery. Stay for three nights or more and get a 20 percent discount on the best available room rate. Stays are in double rooms, on a bed and breakfast basis.
From Dhs1,911. Until November 1. (+39 055 273 5831).

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Experience a ‘home away from home’ with Middle Eastern cuisine from Lebanese Chef Ali. A menu is prepared daily based on the needs of guests and suggestions of Chef Ali. The hotel offers exclusive suites with an outdoor Jacuzzi, solarium and spa treatments.
Prices vary. Until October 31., (+34 93 151 8888).

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard
Enjoy a free night when you book a minimum of four nights.
From Dhs1,514. Until December 21., (+27 11 325 4405).

Raffles Istanbul Hotel
This brand-new hotel 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. (+255 27 254 5555).

Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xain
A newly opened hotel in Xian, China offers an introductory deal. Guests can enjoy Hermès toiletries, a personalised butler service, health club, swimming pool and spa, Italian restaurant and a theatre.
From Dhs1,546. Until October 31., (+86 29 879 8888).

The Chateau, Kuala Lumpur
The stress-relief package at this organic resort includes three nights’ stay, three organic daily meals, a health and stress management consultation, plus a number of spa treatments such as the lavender sugar body scrub.
From Dhs6,030 per person (based on twin sharing). Until October 31.

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

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 to December 4. (+41 81 378 9999).

Yoga Retreats
Head here for yoga, mountain trekking and sightseeing in the Himalayas of Nepal. Dhs4,450 per person (excluding flights).
Valid from November 28 to December 3.

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