This week’s travel and hotel to-do list

Within the UAE

Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Abu Dhabi
Book one night and get a second night or an additional room for free at one of five Anantara Hotels & Resorts in Abu Dhabi. Book before July 15 online and use promotional code ‘RMFREE’. For GCC residents only. From Dhs500 per night including breakfast.
Book by July 15. Valid for stays until August 31. visit

Marriott Hotels, MENA
A summer sale at Marriott properties across the Middle East and North Africa, including the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa, Doha Marriott Hotel and Salalah Marriott Resort in Oman. Book two nights and get a third night for free, plus 50 percent off dining and spa treatments, and 30 percent off your next stay when booked directly on until the end of 2015.
Quote ‘B4F’ when booking. Prices vary. Until September 13.

Raffles Dubai
UAE residents can take advantage of Raffles Dubai’s ‘Staycation Offer’ and take a well-deserved city break. You’ll also get 25 percent off in any restaurant managed by Raffles Dubai and 25 percent off treatments at Raffles Spa. Guests must show a valid Emirates ID upon check-in.
From Dhs775 per night (excluding fees and charges). Until August 31., (04 324 8888).

Further afield

A to Zen retreats
A seven day yoga and surf retreat in Bali incuding a three day ‘empowerment’ workshop, daily yoga instruction, two meditation classes, two massages and three surf classes.
From Dhs9,182 (triple sharing); from Dhs9,917 (twin sharing); from Dhs11,019 (private sharing). Valid August 17-24 2015.,

Hong Kong Foodie
The company has launched a brand-new four-hour food tour of Tai Po Market. Local guides will take you to six family-run eateries serving Hong Kong specialities including snake soup.
Takes place weekly from 3pm. Dhs421 (adults aged 15 and above). Dhs303 (children aged five to 14). Ongoing.

Lanka Challenge
This ten-day tuk tuk challenge across Sri Lanka raises money for local charities. The rate for participation for a team of two includes the hire and use of one tuk tuk, accommodation for ten nights’ half board, access to ‘Challenge Logistics’ (mechanics, ambulance, support team), a welcome pack (sim card, map, T-shirt, bag, phrasebook), and a ten percent contribution to Meaningful Travel projects.
Dhs9,550 per person (team of two). Dhs9,180 per person (team of three). Valid September 4-14.

Le Gray Beirut
GCC residents get a special deal. Book a deluxe room and get a free upgrade to a premium room. Book a premium room and get upgraded to an executive suite, including a buffet breakfast for two.
From Dhs1,175. Until July 16., (+961 196 2828).

The Dolder Grand, Zurich
A summer getaway which includes two nights’ stay with breakfast, a three-course dinner, one after-dinner drink in the bar, one 60-minute treatment or facial and use of the spa.
Dhs6,802 per couple. Valid until August 31 2015. (+41 44 456 6000).

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
A summer deal for GCC residents, the ‘Treat You’ package allows guests to reserve three nights in a Deluxe or Club room, or Executive Suite, and pay for only two nights. The deal includes brakfast for two and complimentary access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa.
From Dhs1,225. Until December 31. (+90 334 444).

Tschuggen Grand
The ‘Arabian nights’ package includes four nights’ accommodation in a deluxe double room, breakfast and a free pass on the Tschuggen Express. Several rooms in the hotel are equipped for prayer, with room service ‘that is respectful of Ramadan hours’, traditional halal food, plus private butler service and Arabic speaker available.
From Dhs8,600 per person. Valid until September 20. (+41 81 378 9999).

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