Travel and hotel deals

Save money at the Fairmont, visit Switzerland, Zighy Bay for Christmas and more

Our picks of the week

1 Get discounted stays at Fairmont hotels in the UAE
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2 Try ‘sprunch’ at Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah
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3 Enjoy an Xmas break at The Dolder Grand, Zurich
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4 Have a happy Christmas at Six Senses Zighy Bay
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5 Spend a sporty weekend at Anantara Abu Dhabi
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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).

Fairmont UAE
Fairmont hotels in the UAE are offering discounted rates, through the online ‘Seasonal Saver Offer’. At Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi and Fairmont Dubai, you can get a 15 percent discount on accommodation plus a complimentary room upgrade.
Fairmont The Palm is offering a ten percent discount and complimentary upgrade. From Dhs849 per room. Until April 30, 2015.

Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah
‘Sprunch’ (or rather spa and brunch) is brand-new concept at this resort in the northern territory. An international buffet brunch is served in Breeze restaurant. Also, enjoy a free 15-minute massage or get 15 percent off any spa package. Use of the spa facilities and gym is included as well.
Dhs185 (food and spa). Dhs220 (food, spa and soft drinks). Dhs260 (food, spa and selected beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing.

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).

Conrad Hotels & Resorts
This brand of hotels is getting ready to globally launch its ‘Shop the City by Conrad’ retail experience. It launches at Conrad London St. James this month (running until December 21 this year) and finishes at Conrad New York in December next year. The event reaches Conrad Dubai in April 2015. The package includes a two-night stay in a suite, a private chauffeur-driven car and a personal shopping assistant who will guide the shoppers through high-end retailers in the city. Prices vary.
Until December 2015.

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
A festive package exclusively for GCC residents. The Christmas package offers a two-night stay with breakfast, three-course dinner, tickets to Dolder Kunsteisbahn open-air ice-skating rink and a surprise Christmas gift.
Dhs4,991 for two. Until December 21, 2014. (+41 44 456 6000).

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