PONY UP IN A PRIVATE VILLA
Set around four lush polo fields, just 25 minutes from Dubai’s Downtown area, The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is an homage to polo and New York’s vibrant summer social scene. Along with 126 rooms and suites, those seeking just a little more privacy might opt for one of the 25 St. Regis branded villas, from as little as AED 2,900 for a four-bedroom villa and AED 100 for additional breakfast buffet. Exquisitely furnished with elegant décor, marble floors and royal windows, not to mention a private pool and uninterrupted views of the manicured polo fields, the four bedroom villas span two floors with fully equipped kitchens, a maids’ room, and St. Regis’s legendary butlers on hand to make your stay even more unforgettable.
ARRIVE AND DRIVE
Awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014, the impressive Gloria Hotel in Dubai is an icon along Sheikh Zayed Road with a location that’s ideal for travellers wanting to be in the centre of it all (not to mention the Dubai Metro handily located just footsteps from the hotel). Not that guests will need to use the metro, with the hotel’s new “Arrive and Drive” package including a complimentary rental car when booking a Premium Suite category on best available rate. With rates from AED 420 and a vehicle (in the realm of a Nissan, Toyota et al) arranged through a car rental company located within the hotel, it’s an attractive option for anyone with guests in town who want the freedom of their own wheels.
STAY AND PLAY GOLF PACKAGE
Set in the lush, green heart of the prestigious Emirates Hills, with an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie, and five-star, award winning accommodation, it’s little wonder The Address Montgomerie is regarded as the premier leisure destination in the Middle East for avid golfers, leisure seekers and connoisseurs of the finer things in life. With one round of golf per day and breakfast, guests can enjoy complimentary access to the practice driving range and Par 3 course, with rates starting from AED 1,049 per night.
A FRESH NEW LOOK
Be one of the first to experience the swanky new refurb at The Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, which has revealed phase two of its multi-million upgrade with 302 of its stunning new bedrooms exquisitely redesigned. The hotel has always had style but since undergoing an unprecedented remodelling, the interiors reflect a contemporary elegance – think modern Arabia. With expansive views over Downtown Dubai or over the coast, special rates for the remainder of the month will allow guests to stay in a Horizon Deluxe Room from AED 700 to 1,000 or a Suite from AED 900 to AED 1,200.