From family-friendly getaways to activity-packed adventures, here’s some of the best deals available.
STAY In the UAE…
You won’t have to go very far for these deals
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
The hotel has a Happy Kids Happy Families package exclusively for GCC residents, where children stay and eat for free and get one free activity per child. Activities include desert walks, dune bashing, camel trek and archery.
Qasr Al Sarab, Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs1,200. Tel: (02) 8958700. Taxi: Qasr Al Sarab, Liwa. qasralsarab.anantara.com
Hatta Fort Hotel
Take a trip to the Hatta Mountains at the JA Hatta Fort Hotel and get 30 per cent off your stay. August 23 and 24 will also feature an Eid buffet lunch and dinner at Jeema restaurant, with special games and magic shows for children.
Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta, Dubai, from Dhs,1000. Tel: (04) 8099333. Taxi: Hatta. jaresortshotels.com
Queen Elizabeth 2
The luxury floating hotel is offering a Family Package to GCC residents this summer where you can get 50 per cent off a second room when booking one room plus buffet breakfast for four. You’ll also get 25 per cent off food and beverage throughout the stay. The deal is for a minimum of two nights’ stay for up to four people.
The QE2 Hotel, Mina Rashid, Dubai, from Dhs565. Tel: (04) 5268888. Taxi: Port Rashid. QE2.com
Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks & Resorts
The hotel’s Eid package comes with complimentary Lomi Lomi massages (one massage is included with double rooms and two massages with deluxe twin rooms), in addition to cocktails or mocktails at the hotel’s rooftbar bar, and dance and hula hoop classes.
Until September 5
Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks & Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, from Dhs1,200. Tel: (04) 8109999. Taxi: Lapita Hotel. dubaiparksandresorts.com
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
The Danat Jebel Dhanna in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region is offering a getaway package for the Eid weekend inclusive of a buffet breakfast at Tides Restaurant, access to the beach and pool, and activities for the whole family. Buy one, get one free offers will be available for themed dinner nights and buffet lunches.
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs649. Tel: (02) 8012222. Taxi: Danat Jebel. danathotels.com
…OR HEAD OVERSEAS
Pack your bags and head for cooler temperatures
Jebel Akhdar, Oman
Escape to cooler mountain climes as GCC residents will be able to get 15 per cent off stays at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, which is 15-20 degrees cooler than the rest of the GCC. Located two hours’ drive from Muscat and one of the highest resorts in the world, it’s perched on the edge of a canyon in the Hajar Mountains of northern Oman so you’ll
get spectacular views from
Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives
Located just a 40-minute speedboat ride away from the Malé International Airport and located in North Malé Atoll, this five-star Maldivian resort is offering four nights for the price of three including complimentary transfers, daily breakfast, dinner, a welcome platter of fruits, dates and chocolates and a sunset shisha for two. From Dhs2,092 for Island Villas to Dhs3,049 for Coco Residences between August 12 and 31, for a minimum of four nights.
If you’re looking for a city escape with a mix of culture, shopping and beaches, head to Spain’s capital city. You can spend four nights here with a discount of up to 35 per cent on stays lasting three days or more at Barceló Torre de Madrid when booking online, and enjoy a city tour package. Four-night room stays start from Dhs3,006 and city tour packages are Dhs210.
Famed for its luxury shopping and chocolate, Geneva is nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva and overlooking the Mont Blanc is the Beau-Rivage Geneva hotel, which is footsteps away from the city.
The Family Offer package starts from Dhs2,860 including a 50 per cent discount on a second room and bed and breakfast.