11 travel and hotel deals this week

Yoga at Bab Al Shams, discounts at Taj plus, hotel and travel deals in Dubai and beyond this week

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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
In collaboration with The Lifestyle Company, the resort is holding a weekend bikram yoga retreat. It includes daily sunset and sunrise outdoor bikram yoga classes with instructor Ibis Perea. The package also includes two nights’ stay, all meals, posture clinics, meditation classes and pool access.
Dhs2,000 per person (weekend retreat, based on double occupancy). Dhs1,300 per person (Friday day rate). Valid August 20-22. www.meydanhotel.com; www.thelifestyle company.me (04 809 6100).

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

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).

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
GCC residents get a special summer rate at this hotel in Malta.
From Dhs705 per night. Until August 30. reservations.malta@corinthia.com (+356 2370 2370).

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).

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
The ‘swim in style’ package offers two nights’ stay in a Ocean Grand room, plus swimwear 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, mosin-reservations@mohg.com (+65 6885 3030).

Sunburn Reload
For the first time, Goa’s premier music festival hits Omani shores, taking place on Thursday August 20 in Muscat at On The Rocks. The event will feature premier Indian DJ Shaan.
From Dhs287 (general admission). From Dhs478 (VIP admission). Valid August 20. www.sunburn.in, (+2 434 6765), (+9 798 3333).

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. Until August 31 2015. reservations@thedoldergrand.com (+41 44 456 6000).

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