10 Travel and hotel deals this week

Stay in the UAE and make the most of Taj Dubai or further afield try Istanbul or one of plenty of other travel deals

Within the UAE

Jannah Burj Al Sarab
This brand-new five star hotel in Abu Dhabi is in soft launch until September. This introductory offer allows guests to ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ for bed and breakfast stays this month. Subject to availability and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prices vary. Until August 31. www.jannah.ae, jbas@jannah.ae (800 526 624).

Novotel Dubai Al Barsha
The staycation deal includes four nights’ accommodation, two complimentary spa treatments, dinner for two at Cravin’ Cajun, access to the Kids’ Club and free shuttles to popular attractions.
From Dhs1,999 per couple. Until September 6. www.accorhotels.com (04 304 9000).

Taj Dubai
This deal for Dubai Summer Surprises offers guests ten percent discount on the best available rate, plus 25 percent discount on both food and beverages, as well as the spa. Also included are two free tickets to Reel Cinemas.
Quote ‘DSS offer’. Prices vary. Until September 31. www.tajhotels.com, tthdxb@tajhotels.com (04 384 3100).

Further afield

A to Zen retreats
A seven-day yoga and surf retreat in Bali including 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. info@a-zenretreats.com, www.a-zenretreats.com.

Anantara Golden Triangle
This resort in Thailand has an onsite elephant camp and has introduced a new, two-hour ‘Walking with Giants’ experience, which allows guests to join the elephant on a stroll, featuring activities such as watching the elephants bath in the river. The resort also offers additional elephant-themed activities, including sunset treks and yoga on top of an elephant!
From Dhs 3,700 per night (all inclusive). Ongoing. www.anantara.com.

Ciclismo Classico Book
this new cycling tour of Piedmont, Italy, featuring truffle hunting. Guests will stay in four-star hotels en route during the seven-day trip and explore the regions of Gavi, Acqui Terme, Alba and lower Monferrato.
From Dhs16,877 per person. Valid September 30-October 6 and October 10-16. www.ciclismoclassico.com (+1 800 866 7314).

Essque Zalu Resort and Spa
A yoga retreat in Zanzibar. The package includes accommodation, airport transfers, three local, organic meals a day, daily yoga classes and workshops, plus events such as an African drumming session. Book via Yogalates Bliss to get a Dhs200 discount.
From Dhs7,500 per person (based on two sharing). Dhs11,250 per person (single occupancy). Valid October 9-16. yogalatesdxb@gmail.com, www.yogalatesblissindubai.com.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
This luxury resort is located on Italy’s famous Lake Como, has its own stretch of private beach, and is offering a two-night stay in a luxury suite, daily breakfast and dinner for two with bubbly in your suite.
Dhs4,858 per night (based on double occupancy, minimum two night stay). Ongoing. reservations@grandhoteltremezzo.com (+39 0344 42491).

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 breakfast for two and complimentary access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa.
From Dhs1,225. Until December 31. www.ritzcarlton.com/istanbul (+90 212 334 4444).

Villa De Lanfranchi
You can book luxury villas in the Italian countryside through website Tuscany Now. One example of these villas includes the Villa De Lanfranchi, which is a seven-bedroom property, which sleeps 14 guests. This 18th century villa has its own conservatory with a variety of tropical botanical species and a neighbouring botanical park. There is also an extensive library and film collection with over 6,000 titles, and the owner can arrange open-air screenings.
From Dhs21,615 per week. www.tuscanynow.com (020 7684 8888).

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