1. INTIMATE ESCAPE: PER AQUUM DESERT PALM, DUBAI, UAE
A nearby getaway that offers destination dining, Dubai skyline views and, most importantly, space for romance to blossom. This staycation package includes a one-night stay in a room, suite or villa, with an in-room breakfast, romantic turn down service with flowers, chocolates and strawberries, and an option of bubbles or Gold Emotion – a flavourful apple juice with gold flakes inside. If you decide to leave the room, why not wander the stately lawns and manicured polo fields to enjoy the crimson hues of sunset before a candlelit dinner for two? The intimate escape offer is ideal for a pampering your loved one and is valid until the end of the year – because your loved one is worth it.
PRICE: “ROMANCE AT THE RETREAT” AT PER AQUUM DESERT PALM FROM US$517 (AED 1,900) PER NIGHT
2. FOR YOUR ONE & ONLY: DUBAI, UAE
From the refreshing welcome drink to the parting souvenir gift, One&Only is an aptly named option for the most special person in your life. The romantic stay on Dubai’s The Palm island includes a daily buffet breakfast for two and a romantic dinner in STAY by Yannick Alléno, for succulent French cuisine, or 101 Dining Lounge And Bar on table d’hôte basis with the sommelier’s expert choice of wine pairings. The hotel will also ensure the romantic mood lingers, with a romantic turn down set up to shower your bed with rose petals. The offer is valid for three-night stays or longer until December 12, if booked by the end of this month.
PRICE: “ROMANCE PACKAGE” AT ONE&ONLY THE PALM FROM $623 (AED 2,288) PER NIGHT
3. REFRESHED ROMANCE: INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA, QATAR
Take a romantic stroll through the landscaped gardens or simply survey the epic 500-metre stretch of beach during your stay at Intercontinental Doha. By all means enjoy the eight restaurants and bars, with the famous Belgian Café just footsteps away, but the real key to a wholesome weekend is the hotel’s spa and wellness offering. The Stay & Spa package allows guests at least one treatment during the stay at Spa InterContinental, a contemporary retreat featuring state-of-the-art facilities and an expert team of therapists. Enjoy a couples treatment, or simply pamper yourself in whatever way you see fit, before retreating to a superior room, with tomorrow morning’s breakfast on the house.
PRICE: “STAY & SPA” AT INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA FROM $206 (QAR 750) PER PERSON
4. EXTEND THE WEEKEND: FAIRMONT AJMAN, UAE
Treat yourself to the perfect romantic road trip to Fairmont Ajman with a staycation package that will stimulate all the senses. Unwind as you walk along the peaceful, private beach, enjoying spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, after an early 9am Friday arrival. Then celebrate life and love at the Spectrum Friday brunch before enjoying full access to the resort’s leisure facilities. The following day, wake up with a delicious breakfast and unwind to your heart’s conent before a late 4pm check out. A choice of Fairmont View Room will cost AED 999 with the option to upgrade to a Signature Room for AED 1,399, inclusive of the Friday brunch for you and your loved one.
PRICE: “36-HOUR STAYCATION AT FAIRMONT AJMAN FROM $272 (AED 999) PER NIGHT