Dubai travel and hotel to-do list

An ideal itinerary – as selected by our editors every week

Our picks of the week

1 Christmas Day at Six Senses Zighy Bay
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2 Spa time at Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo
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3 A zen experience in Nepal with Yoga Retreats
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4 Get fit at Anantara Hotel Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi
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5 Winter in Switzerland with Carlton Hotel St. Moritz
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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 the UAE.
Entry fee Dhs4,000. Valid December 10-13. (02 656 2000).

Atlantis The Palm
The hotel offers a package to GCC residents that includes access to Aquaventure as well as to The Lost Chambers and more.
From Dhs2,860 per room, per night. Until December 31. (04 426 2000).

Further afield

Carlton Hotel St. Moritz
This year the Engadin Valley, where St. Moritz is located, celebrates 150 years of winter tourism. The St. Moritz Gourmet Festival takes place in January and features award-winning British chef Angela Hartnett. This package includes three nights’ accommodation, buffet breakfast, three gourmet food events, private butler service and spa access.
From Dhs7,700 per person. Valid January 26-29, 2015. (+41 81 836 7000).

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). Until January 4 and March 6 to 26, 2015. (+41 91 785 7171).

Six Senses Zighy Bay
Those wishing to venture outside the Emirates for their Christmas Day celebrations can try this set menu brunch experience at the luxurious Omani resort, prepared with ingredients from the property’s herb garden and local farms.
From Dhs458 (brunch only). From noon. Valid on December 25, 2014. (+968 2673 5555).

The Dolder Grand, Zurich
The ‘Zurich and art’ package offers two nights’ stay with breakfast, a three-course dinner and one ticket per person to the Egon Schiele – Jenny Saville exhibition at Kunsthaus Zurich including audio guides and guided art tour on request.
From Dhs5,804 per couple. Valid until January 18. (+41 44 456 6000).

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives
This package allows two children under the age of 12 to stay for free when parents book a deluxe beach villa or sunrise deluxe beach villa. Three kids stay for free when a beach pool villa is booked.
From Dhs1,344 per room per night. Until December 23., (+960 656 0591).

Thermes Marins
Monte-Carlo Reopening this month, this spa resort is offering three different spa packages, which include three nights’ accommodation in a double room, breakfast, lunch and 15 to 16 treatments in the spa.
From Dhs10,188. Valid until March 31, 2015. (+377 9806 6900).

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 November 28 to December 3. (04 453 4600).

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