Travel and hotel deals this week

Get money off, free meals, or try a new package at one of these Dubai hotels plus places beyond

Within the UAE

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara
October deals at this glamorous resort in the capital include a full-board two-night stay in a deluxe sea view room for two.
From Dhs1,550 per night (with breakfast). From Dhs1,950 per night (full board). Until October 31. crome@anantara.com, www.anantara.com.

Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Book the weekend package in Abu Dhabi and get ten percent off best flexible room rates, 20 percent off food and beverages, 20 percent off spa treatments, free breakfast buffet for two people and Wi-Fi access, as well as early check-in and late check-out.
20% off. Prices vary. Ongoing. Al Wahda Complex, www.millenniumhotels.ae (02 443 9999).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
GCC residents can take advantage of this special deal for stays at this Ottoman-themed resort on the Palm Jumeirah. Get ten percent off the best available room rate. In addition, you’ll also get a daily buffet breakfast, unlimited access to the facilities at Talise Ottoman Spa beach and pool access, as well as entry for the little ones to Sinbad’s Kids Club, high-speed internet access, shuttle service and two complimentary tickets to Wild Wadi Waterpark.
10% off. Prices vary. Ongoing. jzsinfo@jumeirah.com (04 453 0000).

Marjan Island Resort & Spa
Save up to 40 percent on a family trip. Stay in a room or suite with breakfast, lunch, dinner and get a Dhs200 voucher for leisure included.
40% off. From Dhs749 per room per night. Ongoing. reservation@marjanislandresort.com, www.marjanislandresort.com (07 203 6666).

Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah
Stay two nights and get ten percent off the best available rate. Stay three and get 15 percent off. An overnight bed and breakfast stay starts from Dhs464 with a breakfast buffet for two. Or book the Musandam package, starting from Dhs825, and enjoy a one-day dhow trip to the peninsula.
15% off. From Dhs464. Ongoing. Info.resort.fujairah@radissonblu.com (09 244 9700).

RIxos The Palm
The ‘health freak’ package includes a stay in a wellness room, which gives you direct access to a pool, as well as your own personal garden with lounge furniture and your own plunge pool. A healthy smoothie will be delivered to you each morning for breakfast. The itinerary for this package includes paddleboarding, a sports massage and a seafood dinner in Salt restaurant.
New. Dhs2,299 per room, per night. Until October 31. reservation.dubai@rixos.com, www.rixos.com (04 457 5424).

The Address Downtown Dubai
Book a stay at this chic hotel and enjoy special dining offers with the Live it Up with Flavours package. Stay three nights and get dining credit worth Dhs500, or stay for five nights and get credit worth Dhs1,000, to spend in the hotel’s restaurants, which include the acclaimed steakhouse Cut by Wolfgang Puck.
Free meals. Until September 30. www.theaddress.com (800 233 7377).

The Oberoi Dubai

Book a room at this hotel in Business Bay with a special winter rate starting now. The Oberoi Dubai is a contemporary luxury hotel overlooking the Burj Khalifa. The hotel has 224 rooms and 28 suites, decorated with timber floors, silk fabric, hand-tufted rugs and commissioned artwork.
New. Dhs1,100 per night. Until March 31. Reservations.todb@oberoihotels.com (04 444 1444).

Vida Downtown Dubai
Book a staycation at this luxury Downtown Dubai hotel. You’ll get ten percent off the best available room rate, as well as 20 percent off dining at all Emaar Hospitality Group restaurants. Dining is free for children aged 12 and below. Choose between one of two packages. The first option offers two complimentary VIP tickets to At The Top, Burj Khalifa and two complimentary tickets to Reel Cinemas. The second option is two complimentary tickets for VIP package access to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and two complimentary tickets to Reel Cinemas. The deal is only available to guests who have a valid UAE ID card.
20% off. Prices vary. Until December 20. connect@vida-hotels.com, www.vida-hotels.com (04 423 8899).

Further afield

Al Bustan Palace
The Flavours of Oman package features a guided tour of the Nizwa Souk, Nizwa Fort and the Jebel Akhdar mountains. The deal includes an overnight stay in a deluxe sea room, a full-day excursion and a 25-minute signature scrub at the Six Senses Spa.
From Dhs3,916 per room (double occupancy). Until December 26 (excluding September 23-24). Reservations.albustan@ritzcarlton.com (+968 24 799 666).

Cambo Challenge
The original Lanka Challenge has launched a sister expedition: a tuk tuk trip across Cambodia, taking place in October. It’s a 12-day trip, starting and finishing in Siem Reap.
Dhs9,550 per person (team of two). Dhs9,180 per person (team of three). Valid October 17-28. www.largeminority.travel/cambo-challenge-more-info.

Ciclismo Classico
Book this 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 Zanzibar
This yoga retreat package in Zanzibar 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.
Dhs200 off. 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.

Gayana Eco Resort
Escape to the tropical jungle of Gaya Island in Borneo, Malaysia, with a three- or five-day spa holiday at Gayana Eco Resort. A three-night stay includes boat transfer, daily breakfast for two, one wellness dinner for two, a bottle of grape, four spa treatments, access to watersports equipment and a tour of the Marine Ecology Research Centre. Five nights includes all that plus a five-course dinner.
Dhs3,800 for a Lagoon Villa for two for three nights. Dhs5,550 for five nights. Ongoing. Info@gayana-eco-resort.com (+6 088 380 390).

Great Rwanda Yoga Tour
Book this five-night trip run by Yoga Fest to Rwanda. As well as daily yoga sessions, the itinerary will include a visit to a women’s sewing co-operative, Akagera National Park, a safari boat ride on Lake Ihema, safari in the Kirara plain, a mountain gorilla trek and more.
Dhs12,000 per person (excluding flights). Valid October 15-20. hello@yogafest.me, www.yogafest.me.

Holiday Inn Resorts
Guests can enjoy a break with up to 30 percent off room rates including breakfast. IHG Rewards Club members will get an extra five percent off. These discounted rates are available at resorts across Thailand, Indonesia and the Maldives. The Kids Stay and Eat Free offer adds even more value for families.
30% off. Prices vary. Until December 19. www.ihg.com.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Stay in the Maldives at this 52-acre resort on Noonu Atoll. Book a stay in Deluxe Beach Villa or Water Villa for three nights to get 30 percent off the room rate. Stay for four nights for 30 percent off and one extra night for free, or seven nights for 30 percent off and two nights free. Book by September 30 for stays before November 30.
One night free. Prices vary. Until November 30. reservations@thesunsiyam.com (+960 656 0591).

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