Here in the UAE
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana - Room upgrade
The sleek hotel in the hearty of Abu Dhabi’s busy business district has a ‘suite’ deal for guests. Simply book a Classic, Deluxe or Premium One Bedroom Suite and you will be automatically upgraded to a higher room category. Now that’s good service.
Prices vary. Ongoing. Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, www.rotanatimes.com (02 495 4444).
Grosvenor House Dubai - Dining deal
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it comes for free during a stay at this classy hotel looking out onto the beautiful waters of Dubai Marina. Guests booking a stay in a Deluxe or Superior Room at the hotel will not only get a free morning feed but will also be able to take advantage of a 20 percent discount on food and drink at the range of top restaurants in the hotel.
From Dhs750 per room, per night. Dubai Marina, www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com (04 399 8888).
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirate Dubai - Summer skiing
It might be the heat of the UAE summer, but you can still hit the slopes in cool comfort at this glitzy Dubai hotel. A splendid stay here comes with free access to Ski Dubai for everyone booked in at an Executive Junior Suite or higher for at least three nights. Guests staying for between three and four nights get 20 percent off their room rate, while anyone booked in for five nights or more will benefit from a 25 percent reduction. That deal is ‘snow’ joke.
From Dhs1,332 per room, per night. Until September 30.
Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi - Dining deal
This plush hotel is serving up a tasty deal you can really sink your teeth into. Book an overnight stay and you will be given plenty of food for thought, with a breakfast buffet at Kuzbara and a three-course Chefs Choice meal at JW Steakhouse all part of the package. You can also choose the room of your choice to retire to after your hearty meal.
From Dhs700 per room, per night. Until December 23. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, www.marriott.com (02 304 7777).
One&Only The Palm - Make a splash
You won’t need to splash as much cash as you might think when you stay at one of the most luxurious addresses in Dubai. Not only will you score a 20 percent discount on the best available room rate when you book for a minimum of two nights, you will also get one complimentary ticket to Aquaventure Waterpark per person per stay and free breakfast thrown in, too. Plus, once you are back on dry land you can make use of the excllent hotel facilities. It sounds like a perfect time to dip your toe into the water to us.
Prices vary. Until September 30. West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.oneandonlyresorts.com (04 440 1010).
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi - Family fun
The whole family can enjoy some five star treatment at one of the capital’s glitziest hotels. Guests will get a 50 percent discount on a second room, so why not treat the little ones to a whole lot of luxury? The lavish package includes signature butler service, full access to the exclusive Nation Riviera Beach Club, which includes the fun-packed Treasure Island Children’s Club, and daily breakfast at The Terrace on the Corniche Restaurant. We get the feeling you will be in your kids’ good books for quite some time after this stay.
From Dhs707 per room, per night (for Superior Room). Until September 30. Nation Tower, the Corniche, www.stregisabudhabi.com (02 694 4444).
Le Gray, Beirut
Whisk yourself away to Lebanon’s fast-paced capital for a buzzing break just a few hours plane trip away from the UAE. The lavish five star Le Gray hotel is ideally located just a short amble away from Beirut’s many attractions. When you are not exploring the vibrant city, you can unwind in style at an array of top restaurants and cool bars, including Indigo on the Roof and the poolside lounge, Cherry on the Rooftop, before enjoying a relaxing treatment at the award-winning PureGray Health Club & Spa.
From Dhs1,817 per room, per night (Eid period rates). Beirut Central District, Beirut, Lebanon, www.campbellgrayhotels.com (+961 1 971 111).
North Island, Seychelles
Jet off for an exotic escape at this private island resort in the stunning Seychelles. UAE residents are being invited to take advantage of a special offer until October, including soothing spa treatments, plus a variety of excellent leisure activities on both land and sea, from paddle boarding to guided walks, plus discounts on events taking place on the island. Pristine sands and turquoise waters await in one of the most luxurious locations on the planet. The trip of a lifetime doesn’t come cheap, of course, but you will be left with plenty of wonderful memories to treasure for many years to come.
From Dhs25,050 per night. Until October 1. North Island, Seychelles, www.northisland.com (+248 4293 110).