American road trip and more travel ideas

Discover the wonders of the American West with a driving tour of the Golden Triangle

When it comes to great American road trips, visions of riding a Cadillac along Route 66 are often the first to spring to mind. But you aren’t constrained to getting your driving kicks on the Will Rogers Highway.

Take the so-called Golden Triangle, for instance. Based around the three cities of Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, this is a unique chance to explore some of America’s best-loved natural and man-made marvels. From coastal roads to deserts, mountain peaks to iconic landmarks, this is a trip that really has it all.

After flying into San Francisco and discovering that most wonderfully vibrant of cities, you’ll soon be heading down the Big Sur to LA, taking in the stunning Pacific vistas along the way. After a couple of days of glitz and glamour in Tinseltown, it’ll be time for a desert drive to Vegas, one of the planet’s most infamously indulgent cities. Leaving Las Vegas can sometimes be hard, but not when the other-worldly Death Valley and stunning Yosemite National Park await. A pit stop in the Napa Valley en route back to San Fran rounds off this 14-day trip. Time to compile that driving tunes mixtape, y’all.
From Dhs7,660 per person. Jun to Nov, www.theamericanroadtripcompany.co.uk.

Abu Dhabi

Late check-out The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Few destinations in the capital combine timeless splendour with seaside chic like the luxurious St. Regis. And even if you can’t afford the magnificent Abu Dhabi Suite, you can still sample the hotel’s opulence during a “36-Hour Escape”. The deal includes early check-in at 8am and late check-out at 8pm the next day as you stay in a Superior King Sea View Room.
From Dhs850 per room, per night. Ongoing. Nation Tower, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.stregisabudhabi.com (02 694 4444).

GCC special Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
This gorgeous hotel is doing its bit to raise local spirits by offering a cracking deal to GCC residents. Not only will you get 15 percent off your room, you’ll also be treated to a 20 percent discount on food and beverage and spa treatments.
Prices vary. Until Tue January 31. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com (02 656 0000).

Rest of the UAE

20% off Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
For an urban escape with a Thai twist, this luxurious Palm resort should be your first port of call. Boasting 260 rooms and 33 villas, including the only over-water ones in the UAE, there are no shortage of accommodation options. And thanks to the Short Breaks Special offer you can book a two-night stay here and get a free room upgrade, 20 percent off dining and oil massages, and a late check-out at 4pm.
Prices vary. Until December 31. Palm Jumeirah, www.dubai-palm.anantara.com (04 567 8888).

15% off Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The Four Seasons is a five-star resort that fuses Arabian design with modern cool. Foodies will be in for a treat here thanks to the choice of ten restaurants and lounges. And your stay here will taste all the sweeter with the Dubai Escape deal that offers
15 percent off your room if you book for three nights.
Prices vary. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, www.fourseasons.com (04 270 7777).

Romantic break Kempinski Ajman

With its cracking restaurants and beautiful beach, the Kempinski Ajman is a top spot for any break. Take your loved one away for the Romantic Indulgence staycation and, along with an overnight stay in a sea-view room, you’ll also be treated to a three-course private dinner on the beach or at Italian restaurant Sabella’s and a late check-out at 4pm. This special deal is certainly one not to be missed.
From Dhs1,000 per room, per night. Until September 30. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Street, Ajman, www.kempinski.com (06 714 5555).

15% off Raffles Dubai

If you like a variety of dining options with shopping right on your doorstep, this iconic, pyramid-shaped hotel next to Wafi Mall is the one for you. Book at least seven days in advance and you’ll get a 15 percent discount on your room.
Prices vary. Until June 30. Sheikh Rashid Road, Oud Metha, www.raffles.com/dubai (04 324 8888).

Up to 30% 0ff Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Located in a charming beachfront location, this luxurious hotel is ideal for leisure getaways and offers palatial rooms, stylish dining and an 18-hole golf course. As part of the Hilton Sale, book a weekend break here by Tuesday January 31 and receive up to 30 percent off the room rate if you stay before the end of 2017.
Prices vary. Until Tue January 31. Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah, www.hilton.com/Ras-Al-Khaimah (07 203 5555).

Oman

Breakfast included Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

With its fantastic seaside location and perfectly landscaped gardens, the Al Bustan is a haven of tranquillity. The hotel’s Discover With You package means you can enjoy bed and breakfast with the added benefit of Dhs370 resort credit per day and a one-hour kayaking trip for two. Time to explore the waters.
Prices. Until December 31. Al Bustan Street, Quron Beach, Muscat, www.ritzcarlton.com (+968 2479 9666).

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