1. SIP ON THE SHIP
Queen Elizabeth 2, Dubai
The Queen Elizabeth 2 has officially launched its afternoon tea concept, bringing the tastiest British tradition to Bur Dubai. The 50-year-old floating hotel is now offering passengers a selection of sweet and savoury morsels within the original surroundings of the Queens Grill, once reserved for First-Class passengers and visiting royals.
The experience features classic finger rolls and sandwiches, including smoked salmon and horseradish; roast chicken with pommery mustard; and roast beef and gherkin. In addition to hotel stays and restaurant bookings, the ship is also now open for daily heritage tours – so how about pairing some hot tea and history?
2. LADIES WHO LUNGE
Fairmont Ajman, UAE
There’s never been a better time to be a woman and there’s never been a better month to visit Fairmont Ajman. The hotel has dedicated March to women and celebrates International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day with an entire month of free fitness and foodie activities. Complimentary Pilates classes will be held every Wednesday, with post workout relaxation on offer at Willow Stream Spa.
Complimentary Zumba classes will be held on Saturday March 9 and 16, and a wellness education session will be hosted on Wednesday 27. And, as part of the celebrations commemorating women, Turkish dining destination Kiyi launches a ladies-only shisha lounge. The dedicated lounge boasts sea and beach views, so ladies can relax in privacy.
3. ARE WE THERE IN AMMAN?
W Amman, Jordan
Bring the whole family to W Amman and score 50% off a second room for the kids, thanks to the ‘Are We There Yet?’ package. What’s better than the peace and quiet from having your little ones in another room? They also eat free at the hotel’s participating restaurants. Amman’s first W Hotel features 280 guest rooms and suites and amps up the city with a vibrant dining and party scene.
4. UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait
As the premier family luxury hospitality destination in Kuwait, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa invites you and your loved ones to experience the finest rooms and suites, an impressive array of international cuisines and a range of leisure activities for all generations. You can also enjoy unforgettable moments with or without the little ones, thanks to Sinbad Kids Club, the Scene Teens Club and its movie theatre.
5. SUMMER WITH SOFITEL
Sofitel Jeddah Corniche, Saudi Arabia
Brace yourself for summer with Sofitel Jeddah Corniche and book ahead to enjoy 20% off your hotel stay with breakfast plus a 20% discount voucher on selected restaurants. The discount is available via the ‘Embrace Summer’ package at the seafront sanctuary, which is the perfect gateway to all that Jeddah has to offer – from the narrow winding lanes of its beguiling Old City to the open boulevards and glitzy malls of the recently developed Corniche area. New and current Le Club AccorHotels Members also enjoy an extra 10% off in the Jeddah hotel.
6. ESCAPE THE MUNDANE
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Designed for guests to relax, unwind and stay sun-kissed throughout the year, Palazzo Versace Dubai’s #FollowTheSun daycation deal brings back in fashion the bright Dubai sun and the temperature-controlled waters of three swimming pools. Escape the city to a tropical paradise while enjoying Mediterranean-style cuisine, relax in the chic poolside cabanas and plunge into the palm tree-lined pools. How do you #FollowTheSun? Begin your experience with breakfast at the East Pool, followed by a light lunch at the Central Pool and finish it up with a sundowner session by the West pool.
7. AT YOUR LEISURE
Al Bandar Rotana – Creek, Dubai
Stay in one of Al Bandar Rotana’s comfortable rooms and enjoy unrivalled views from the north shore of Dubai’s iconic waterway. Stay for two nights and see Dubai Creek in a new light with either a day or evening traditional dhow cruise along the emirate’s oldest waterway. The ‘Leisure Escape’ package includes a two-night stay for two, breakfast in Salt & Pepper, the dhow cruise and a late checkout. You’ll also have easy access to the new Al Seef lifestyle destination, which is rooted in Dubai’s culture and heritage, filled with restaurants, cafés and boutique retail outlets.
8. DOWNTOWN ADVENTURES
Address Dubai Mall, Dubai
For families with a sense of adventure, Address Dubai Mall has partnered with VR Park Theme Park and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo to dole out a special package that offers complimentary access to Dubai’s two leading world-class family entertainment destinations. Book the Address Dubai Mall’s new family stay package to earn an incredible pass that entitles two people free admission across both attractions including the theme park’s ‘Super 7’ experiences.