1. AN URBAN ADVENTURE
Waldorf Astoria is renowned for positioning beautiful hotels in equally beautiful settings, from city to sea, and its new property in Kuwait is no different. Connected to The Avenues – the country’s largest shopping mall, with over 1,100 shops and 28 cinema screens – it is also close to Kuwait Opera House and the Grand Mosque for those venturing out. The hotel itself is an ode to contemporary yet timeless design, with a Peacock Alley (of course), a stunning spa with eight treatment rooms, three hammams and two vitality pools, and the award-winning Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, Roka.
2. FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN
It’s your last chance to indulge in Palazzo Versace’s Staycation Offer, which runs until the end of February and offers guests complimentary breakfast for two adults and two children, 20 per cent off F&B, a Dhs100 spa voucher, and an excursion of your choice to Dubai Ice Rink, VR Park or Dubai Aquarium. It’s the perfect place to make the most the winter weather, in a hotel that’s more reminiscent of a 16th-century palace, with its neoclassical design and Arabian architecture. The three-bedroom Royal Versace Villa is the epitome of Italian grandeur, with private swimming pool and fully-equipped kitchen decked out, naturally, with Versace branded crockery and glassware.
3. CITY SLICKER
For an easy-breezy city escape, stay at The Grayton Hotel Dubai. An exclusive Destinations of the World News offer gives guests 20 per cent on Best Available Rate when you stay two or more nights, 20 per cent discount on food and drinks across its restaurants and in-room dining, 4pm late check-out and complimentary access to the hotel’s rooftop pool and fitness centre. Just quote GHSTAY2022 when you book. Stay in an Executive Suite for style and space, relax by the pool, then soak up the culture and cuisine of India at Bukhara restaurant, ending the night with something fresh at the G&T Club Lounge.
4. ECO-HOLIDAY GOODNESS
If you’re looking for a rustic-meets-luxury short break that doesn’t just benefit you, but also the world around you, Six Senses Zighy Bay has eco-friendly ideas that are perfect for the whole family. Foodies can reconnect with nature with a sustainable cookery class in the resort’s organic garden, using a variety of local herbs and vegetables; culture vultures will enjoy Earth Lab, in which you can make candles in a traditional Omani clay pot; animal lovers can make friends with the resort’s goats, camels, chickens and cows; and eco-warriors can take part in a beach and underwater clean up. You can also off-set your carbon footprint if you fly through Co2nsensus.
5. HEALING THROUGH ART
There is a distinct sense of wellbeing at Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach this month, from The Pearl Spa all the way through to its new Meditation in Colour programme – a wellness-inspired voyage through art. The course starts with an immersive meditation session, followed by a We Love Art painting experience, allowing you to unleash your creativity on canvas, whilst channelling mindfulness, visualisation and relaxation. Sessions can be offered privately one-on-one, or groups of family and friends, or even kids for a trans-generational wellness experience.
6. STAY ANOTHER DAY
Ever feel like a short staycation isn’t quite long enough to really put your mind and body into relaxation mode? Well, One&Only The Palm agrees, and its Stay A Little Longer offer benefits those booking five nights or more, with complimentary breakfast for two, 15 per cent savings on accommodation and complimentary Aquaventure Waterpark tickets.
Spend your days surrounded by bucolic beauty at this verdant resort, with views over the shoreline, a palm-tree lined grand pool, and food at the hands of eight-Michelin-starred chef, Yannick Alléno, at Stay, 101 or Zest.