JOURNEY TO WELLNESS ON YAS ISLAND
WHERE: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
It’s estimated that a whopping 80% of New Year’s resolutions have fallen by wayside by mid-February, which is why, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has given guests an extra reason to be tenacious with their health goals. The hotel’s new ‘Journey to Wellness’ package features a tailored personal training session, a pampering sports massage, nutritious meals and snacks and a range of dynamic fitness classes, combined with a luxury overnight stay, the immersive package has been created especially for so-called ‘wellness warriors’ looking for an Abu Dhabi staycation.
The package starts from AED 1,400 per room per night and includes an overnight stay in Deluxe Room, in-room amenities, lunch at the Origins Salad Bar, a personal training session at the Marina View Gym and ESPA Sports Massage. Optional extras include cycling and/or running on the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and a set menu dinner (available on Saturdays) at Angar, priced at AED 220 per head.
FAMILY STAYS AT THE FAIRMONT
WHERE: Fairmont Dubai
AVAILABLE: Thursday to Saturday throughout 2018
Who said that treasured family time has to be spent on a resort? With 394 guestrooms, suites, and penthouses, Fairmont Dubai provides a welcome retreat whether you’re traveling for business, leisure or both. An array of 13 restaurants and nightlife venues await you from Noire, the Middle East’s only dining in the dark concept; The Exchange Grill, an award-winning steakhouse; and Dokuz, an outdoor rooftop Turkish lounge.
With the hotel’s Family Breaks offer, you can enjoy room rates from AED 1500 with a 20% discount from the best available rate, a sumptuous breakfast buffet in the all-day dining restaurant Cascades, a 20% discount at The Spa and 20% off from food and beverage consumption – all when you book directly via the Fairmont Dubai website. Your next family staycation will offer you the perfect weekend getaway in the heart of the city and featuring opulent views overlooking Dubai skyline from its comfortable rooms.
UNWIND & INDULGE WITH SOFITEL
WHERE: Sofitel Jeddah Corniche
Ancient traditions from all over the world have been merged with the refinement and skill of leading French cosmetology for the creation of So SPA at Sofitel Jeddah Corniche; an exhilarating and rejuvenating wellness experience. Take a break from the modern metropolis, awaken your senses and feel re-energised at the newly opened Sofitel Jeddah Corniche, where you can explore a new kind of spa experience.
The wide range of poetic and innovative treatments include the Magnifique Polynesian Deep Tissue Massage, or why not pamper your skin with a Fleur de Bali Facial or an Aromatic Body Scrub with Spices? Whatever your choice, you’ll be sure to discover ingredients to enhance your natural glow and make the stresses and strains of daily life fade away – all thanks to the cleansing rituals and the experienced hands of seasoned therapists. Experience first-hand the benefits of Hammam traditions, or take a refreshing plunge in the swimming pool to complete your journey and achieve complete rejuvenation for your body and soul.
AN ELEGANT EASTER AT THE ST. REGIS DUBAI
WHERE: The St. Regis Dubai
AVAILABLE: Until April 1, 2018
Spring into action and celebrate a new season with an elegant Easter Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis Dubai. Enjoy the timeliness tradition at Sidra Lounge, where you can spoil your sweet tooth and revel in the assortment of canapés, cakes and pastries, which are complemented with a wide selection of teas including The St. Regis Dubai Citron-Caviar Rose blend.
The afternoon tea is priced at AED 225 per person – and you should make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment. When your appetite returns, the lavish resort has an abundance of other sumptuous offers that blend culinary delights with other sensory pleasures, including live music and exclusive stay packages.
DOUBLE DOWN AT THE WESTIN DUBAI
WHERE: The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City
AVAILABLE: Register by March 31 for stays till April 15
You can always expect a fantastic stay at The Westin Dubai, one of Al Habtoor City’s trifecta of phenomenal hotels, and the ‘SPG Great Weeks, Grand Weekends’ will make your visit even more enticing. You can earn double Starpoints on your stays until April 15 if you enroll for Starwood’s Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program – also applicable at other Starwood properties around the world. Plus, each time an eligible stay includes a weekend night, you’ll earn a hefty 500 bonus Starpoints.
There’s plenty to keep you coming back to the hotel, with the all-encompassing ‘Well’ concept. Whether you’re looking to Sleep, Move, Eat, Work or Feel Well, The Westin Dubai has you covered. And if you want a loved one to experience all of the above, check the website for a range of luxury gift vouchers, which can be delivered instantly via email.
SKY-HIGH SERENITY IN OMAN
WHERE: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Living life on the edge may sound a little traumatic, but at Alila Jabal Akhdar it’s quite the opposite. Guest can now indulge with the lofty Spa Arbour treatment area, an alfresco experience that overlooks the breathtaking Al Hajjar mountain range. The Omani escape, nestled 2,000 metres above the Gulf, takes Spa Alila therapies and blends dramatic vistas for three exceptional treatments with rather fitting titles; On the Edge, Heart of the Mountain and Reach your Peak, which can all be enjoyed in solitude or as a couple.
Guests can also combine the Spa Alila pampering with adrenaline-inducing hikes, or tackle the Via Ferrata Cave Affair Experience, which involves walking over a cave mouth, traversing along the side of the canyon and ascending into a steep gully. Those looking for a gentler trail can also enjoy the 90-minute Adventure Trek experience.