Within the UAE
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Learn yoga techniques at this three-day retreat in the Liwa desert with a teacher flown in from Rishikul Yogshala school in India. The package includes an ayurvedic diet, sunrise and sunset hatha and ashtanga sessions, pranayama breathing techniques, shat kriya cleansing practises, yoga nidra and chakra meditation. The package includes three nights’ accommodation in a deluxe garden room and daily vegetarian set menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From Dhs7,200 (single occupancy). Dhs9,000 (double occupancy). Valid May 6-9. www.anantara.com.
Shangri-la Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
The special occasions package includes a daily buffet breakfast, bottle of bubbly and bouquet of flowers in the room upon arrival. Dhs950 per night. Ongoing. www.shangri-la.com/abudhabi/shangrila (02 509 8617).
The Oberoi Dubai
Book the ‘Weekend. By The Oberoi’ package from Thursday to Saturday and receive a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Suite. Stays also include a 24-hour butler service, daily breakfast for two at Nine7One, 20 percent discount at the Oberoi Spa and 20 percent discount at a choice of three restaurants. Quote ‘Weekend Offer’ when booking.
From Dhs1,250. Until September 15. TODB@oberoihotels.com (04 444 1444).
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
The global ‘Shop the City by Conrad’ retail and travel experience runs at Conrad properties across the globe, and finishes at Conrad New York in December next year. The event takes place at Conrad Dubai this month. 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. www.conradhotels.com/shopthecity.
Travel Take on a new programme of adventure travel to Tasmania. Choose one of the multi-day itineraries, from four to nine days, staying in camps and eco-friendly luxury lodges. Explore the Wilderness World Heritage Area and indulge in a spot of fly fishing.
Prices vary (based on duration of stay). Ongoing. www.frontierstravel.com (800 245 1950).
Jumeirah Bodrum Palace Hotel
This new hotel in Turkey, located at Zeytinlikahve Cove, ten minutes from the city centre of Bodrum, is due to open on May 1. It boasts 57 swimming pools as well as views of the Aegean Sea. Online reservations open in April.
Prices vary. Open May 1. www.jumeirah.com (+90 252 444 7789).
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
The ‘swim in style’ package offers two nights’ accommodation in a Ocean Grand room, plus swim pieces by eco-friendly brand FINCH Designs, yoga classes, a Thai massage at the hotel’s poolside cabanas and a spa meal.
From Dhs3,831. Until August 31. www.mandarinoriental.com, email@example.com (+65 6885 3030).
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Chef Marcel Ravin has earned a Michelin star for the hotel’s Blue Bay restaurant, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Dhs940 per night. Ongoing. (+377 9806 0360).
This company plans sightseeing and adventure activities in Oman, including caving, climbing, snorkelling and dolphin-watching. Options include one-day trips, or a bespoke multi-trip itinerary. There is an option of camping or B&B accommodation. The Via Ferrata trip involves a one-hour walk along Oman’s ‘Grand Canyon’. This is a steel cable climbing route, but follows the old original sticks route put in many years ago by villagers.
From Dhs335 per person (self drive). From Dhs611 per person (all inclusive). Ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.holiday-in-oman.com (+968 2454 3002).
Six Senses Zighy Bay
This luxury property in Musandam, Oman, teams up with Seawings to provide guests with a 50-minute scenic flight over Dubai from Fujairah Al Dana. Tours from Dhs2,817 per adult.