1. THE ULTIMATE
Where: Six Senses Zighy Bay
When: until December 20, 2019
Disconnect from everyday life, reconnect with loved ones in beautiful surroundings, and create lifelong memories in this breath-taking corner of Northern Oman. After complimentary transfers from Dubai International Airport, guests can float away with a one-night cruise aboard Dhahab – Six Senses Zighy Bay’s 27.5-metre dhow, which translates to ‘gold’ – and then spend three nights relaxing at either the Private Reserve or the Private Retreat. After a night of smooth sailing and star-gazing, guests are treated to a personalised itinerary as per their choice of accommodation; the two-bedroom beachfront Retreat spoils guests with bespoke fitness sessions, signature massages and a myriad of water and land activities or they can choose the Private Reserve with which they can fly high above the mountains with a paragliding experience up to eight people, and a whole lot more. Prices start at $27,500 for all four nights and The Ultimate Private Getaway is available.
2. VERSACE ON THE FLOOR
WHERE: Palazzo Versace Dubai
WHEN: AVAILABLE Now
Luxury connoisseurs looking to experience a lavish urban retreat can create timeless memories at one of Palazzo Versace Dubai’s exquisite suites, each designed and furnished exclusively by none other than Versace. Steeped in classic Italian design and the house’s iconic heritage, each suite is distinctive in terms of personality and offers spaces designed to suit different needs – a family escape, a romantic getaway or a relaxing retreat for the business traveller. Book a Palazzo Versace suite of your choice (starting from AED 1,650 plus taxes) and enjoy some incredible benefits including private check-in at the Executive Lounge, daily breakfast buffet or continental breakfast served in the suite, a complimentary massage, 20% off dining, access to steam and sauna rooms and much more.
3. CULTURE CLUB AT THE CREEK
WHERE: Al Bandar Rotana – Creek, Dubai
WHEN: AVAILABLE Now
A stay at the new Al Bandar Rotana is the perfect excuse to explore the historical side of Dubai. A short trip across the water from Al Bandar Rotana, and you’re right in the middle of the Bastakiya heritage area. What’s more, the new Al Seef neighbourhood is rooted in Dubai’s backstory but fuses tradition and modernity. The design-led Rise Dubai Creek Harbour development is also a short drive away, home to live music, DJ sets, movie screenings and unusual casual dining concepts. The hotel has curated a special tour of the historical and cultural side of this amazing area, while you relax and explore the newest hotel in Dubai Creek. The package includes the cultural and historical tour of Dubai’s Creek area, a two-night stay for two people, breakfast in Salt & Pepper and a late check-out.
4. SUITELY SENSATIONAL
WHERE: Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
WHEN: until December 31, 2020
Shop, ski and retreat to the suite: Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates provides easy access to 700 retailers with endless fun at Ski Dubai and lots for little explorers, such as Magic Planet. Each of the 392 rooms and suites provide spectacular views of Dubai’s skyline but the most Instagram-worthy stay comes via the 20 stunning Aspen Chalets, overlooking the mall’s snowy slopes. Thanks to the hotel’s current Suitely Sensational offer, guests who book a suite or Aspen Chalet can score 20% off the Best Available Rate, as well as a daily buffet breakfast at Olea, 30% off dining and laundry and tickets for Magic Planet and Ski Dubai’s Snow Park. Rates start at $414 and the promotion is valid until December 31, 2020.
5. ARE WE THERE YET,
AT AL MAHA?
WHERE: Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
WHEN: until february 29, 2020
Families looking to take the kids on a desert retreat will be delighted with what’s on offer at the five-star Al Maha, deep within the dunes of the emirate. The desert oasis evokes the heritage and culture of the expansive environment, and each of the 42 private suites highlight the luxury resort’s Bedouin-style architecture and natural surrounds. Guests who book a room via the hotel’s own website can notch 50 percent off a second room for the little ones. You can relax even more as kids can eat free at participating restaurants. The offer is valid seven days a week until February 29, 2020.
6. VENTURE NORTH TO AJMAN
WHERE: Ajman Hotel, UAE
WHEN: until December 31, 2019
In just half an hour from Dubai International Airport you could be breezing through the lobby of Ajman Hotel and setting foot on the expansive, white sand beach for what will be an exquisite escape. Managed by Blazon Hotels, all rooms and suites are dressed with modern Arabic décor and carry the essence of the orient with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf’s clear blue waters. Savvy travellers who book directly from the hotel’s website will save 40% on their stay. For a truly exceptional stay, choose from the hotel’s vast array of suites. None are as epic as the Royal Suite, featuring five private balconies and a separate living room and dining area for up to six guests. The special direct booking offer also includes an optional breakfast and is available until December 31, 2019.
7. EASTERN PROMISE
WHERE: Anantara the palm, UAE
WHEN: Available now
Many of us aspire to be spontaneous while others simply seize the day – so make the most of last-minute bookings with Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort Unplanned can be the best plan with Anantara, with an exclusive offer available through the website. Guests who book via anantara.com will be rewarded with resort credit of up to AED 400 per stay credit can be redeemed at any of the resort’s restaurants and bars, Anantara Spa, or for longtail boat ride.
Plan ahead for the special May promotion. Prices for a Lagoon Access Room, which connect directly to the resort’s huge lagoon pools, start from AED 950++. The Beach Pool Villas offer guests complete privacy, a private pool and direct access to the beach and will be priced from AED 2,500++. The resort boasts 400 metres of private shoreline and views of the Arabian Gulf from the pool, beach and over-water villas where guests can indulge in an exclusive beach escape, while enjoying all the thrills of city life. You can also unwind with hammam rituals at the hotel spa and enjoy the finest Thai-style luxury the UAE has to offer.