This week's Travel deals

Your next seven days of travelling and planning trips, sorted by our experts

Within the GCC

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. (+968 24 799 666).

Alila Jabal Akhdar
This resort within Oman’s Al Hajar mountain range launches the Couple Celebration deal. Stay in a Jabal Terrace suite, with breakfast served in-suite (or on your private balcony), private in-suite spa treatments and dinner at Juniper restaurant. Minimum of two nights’
Valid weekdays only. From Dhs3,720 per room per night (double occupancy). Until December 18.

Hatta Fort Hotel
Stay mid-week in the Hajar Mountains for a reduced rate. The deal includes a Deluxe Chalet-Style Room with breakfast for two adults and up to two children.
Dhs459 per room per night. Until December 31. (04 814 5500).

One night free Jannah Burj
Al Sarab Get a three-night stay for the price of two until October 31. Also, book your stay seven days in advance for a 20 percent discount, available until December 31.
Prices vary., visit (800 526 624).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
GCC residents get ten percent off the best available room rate. You’ll also get a daily buffet breakfast, unlimited access to the facilities at Talise Ottoman Spa, as well as beach, pool and Sinbad’s Kids’ Club access, high-speed internet, shuttle service and two free tickets to Wild Wadi Waterpark.
Prices vary. Ongoing. (04 453 0000).

Kempinski Hotel Ajman
The spa retreat package offers an overnight stay for two, a 90-minute massage and hydrating foot pack. Buffet breakfast for two and free Wi-Fi is also included, and there’s a 72-hour cancellation policy.
From Dhs1,100 per couple. Until December 31. (06 714 5555).

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
This romance package in the Liwa Desert includes accommodation in a suite or villa, chocolates plus one bottle of sparkling grape or date juice on arrival, daily buffet breakfast for two, 90-minute couple’s massage and late check-out up to 4pm.
From Dhs2,600 per night. Until December 31 2016.

Rixos Bab Al Bahr
The family fun package at this resort in Ras Al Khaimah is all-inclusive and features a jet ski experience, early check-in, late check-out and 50 percent off extra beds. The deal includes a two-night stay in a family room (double bedroom, adjacent twin bedroom and two bathrooms).
From Dhs2,200 per night. Until October 31., (07 244 4400).

Taj Dubai
The spa discovery package offers guests staying for a minimum of two nights a daily buffet breakfast, plus a 60-minute massage and a choice of 30-minute facial at Jiva Spa.
From Dhs899. Until March 31 2016.

Yas Viceroy
For the Abu Dhabi Formula 1, the hotel is flying in Italian chef Antonio Mellino from two-Michelin starred restaurant Quattro Passi in London to provide a special menu during race weekend.
Book in advance. Dhs450 per person minimum spend. Valid November 26-29. (02 656 0600).

Further afield

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Head to North Male Atoll in the Maldives. Activities include a Balinese cookery class.
From Dhs2,400 per villa per night. Until November 30. (+960 664 3147).

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 and four spa treatments. Five
nights includes all that plus a five-course dinner.
Dhs3,800 (Lagoon Villa for two for three nights). Dhs5,550 (five nights). Ongoing. (+6 088 380 390).

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.
Prices vary. Until December 19.

Lightfoot Travel
The luxury Dubai tour operator offers a six-day trip to Cambodia. It includes a visit to Angkor Wat and stay at Siem Reap’s Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor, plus a visit to the southern coast for a stay at Song Saa Private Island Resort.
From Dhs17,400 per person. Until October 31. (04 455 8788).

Raffles Istanbul
The hotel celebrates its first anniversary with this deal. Book two nights in a Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Signature Room, Silhouette Suite, Urban Suite, or Horizon Suite and get a 20 percent discount on the bed and breakfast rate. Also included in the package is one complimentary dinner for two guests per stay, 30-minute in room spa treatment for two, two mixed drinks in the bar, and complimentary access to Zorlu Park events and activities.
From Dhs2,884. Until December 25. (+ 90 212 924 0200).

The Dolder Grand, Zurich
This two-night deal includes a three-course dinner, one after dinner beverage in the bar and a 60-minute massage or facial of your choice. Dhs4,793 for one. Dhs 6,517 for two. Until November 30.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
A summer deal for GCC residents, the Treat You package allows guests to reserve three nights in a Deluxe, Club room or Executive Suite, and pay for just two nights. The deal includes breakfast for two and access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa.
From Dhs1,225. Until December 31. (+90 212 334 4444).

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
25 properties worldwide are participating in the “unforgettable experiences” promotion. Experiences at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah include a hot air balloon ride in the desert or camel ride, followed by dinner for two. At Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the experiences include private dune bashing and a falconry show. Further afield, Waldorf guests can choose to meet three-Michelin starred chef Heinz Beck at Rome Cavalieri, a private helicopter tour at Waldorf Astoria Chicago and exclusive access to the Forbidden City with Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
Prices vary. Ongoing. (+1 800 925 3673).

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