1. Drive of your life
Where: Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah
What: Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience
Live life in the fast lane at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah this month and enjoy the drive of your life. Book the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience (until November 9), and enjoy two nights in the Waldorf Astoria Suite, Pearl Club Access, two 60-minute Neom treatments at the spa and, most importantly, revel in an Aston Martin driving experience for one to Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. Once there, you’ll have lunch, beach and pool access and return transportation back to Palm Jumeirah, where an in-room sunset cocktail experience will wait.
2. And... Relax
Where: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
What: Indulgent Spa-cation
One of the most iconic edifices on Abu Dhabi’s skyline, Emirates Palace is as grand as it is magical, where tradition, luxury and opulence combine. A stay here will immerse you in the history and culture of the emirate, whilst also indulging you in award-winning hospitality. One of the most idyllic ways to while away your days here, is in Emirates Palace Spa, a quintessential destination for rest and relaxation. The hotel’s Indulgent Spa-Cation offer allows guests to avail 20 per cent off best rates when booking a suite, complemented by a spa credit of AED600 for each night spent, to help you unwind and rebalance. The offer also includes complimentary access to Palace Lounge and BMW limo-transfers from Abu Dhabi Intnerational Airport.
3. Desert bound
Where: Rotana Centro Sharjah
What: Unique Desert Experience
One of the best ways to experience the culture of Sharjah is to bed down at Rotana Centro for two nights and book in for its incredible evening desert experience at the Mleiha, where you’ll be transported out of the city for an incredible cultural excursion. Here you can escape to a sunset lounge in the middle of the desert, trek up the iconic Fossile Rock mountain, experience jaw-dropping off-road dune driving, indulge in a beautiful al fresco BBQ dinner, and round off the evening star-gazing with an astrologer. Surely one of the most unique ways to embrace the emirate...
4. A Regal Retreat
Where: Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
what: A Royal Getaway
If you’re looking to swing into the festive season with a flurry of regal fanfare, let Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh show you the way. Book A Royal Getaway at the beautiful Red Sea hotel during its Winter Wonderland season (November 14 to January 7) and enjoy 15 per cent discount when you book three nights or 20 per cent discount if you book four nights or more direct through the hotel’s website. You’ll also be indulged with a beautiful partial sea or pool-view room, private check-in, daily sweets, fresh fruits and juices by the pool, lounge access and private airport transfers. Revel at leisure.
5. Feel-good fun
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
What: Festive Spa Getaway
As the festive season rolls around, let The Ritz-Carlton DIFC’s festive spa package envelop you in all kinds of wellness goodness. The Spa integrates resortative traditions from around the world, with rituals native to the Middle East. The Festive Spa Getaway includes a 30-minute full-body salt scrub, 60-minute relaxation massage and a 30-minute hydrating glow facial. The treatment’s holistic approach combines massage forms from Bali to Mexico, India and the Philippines, taking you on a round-the-world wellness adventure, and puts the feel-good into the festive season.
6. Urban Adventures
Where: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait
What: City Break
A city stay that encompasses a beach retreat too? Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa allows for urban adventure with the feeling of being a world away from anywhere. To allow guests to languish that little bit longer, its Jumeirah City Break offer means guests who book a room in any category for a minimum of three nights will receive 15 per cent off the best available bed and breakfast rate, as well as 20 per discount in all F&B outlets, breakfast at Garden Cafe, beach and pool access, complimentary Kids Club and airport transfers. The offer runs between Nov 19-Dec 31, so book early.
7. The luxury of time
Where: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman
What: Anantara elevated luxury offer
If you’ve never travelled to Salalah in Oman, you definitely should. Known for its verdant landscape, banana plantations and bountiful sealife, it is one of the most beautiful places in the Middle East. That said, once there make a beeline for Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, for its beachfront, white-washed aesthetic, its elevated luxury and elegant homage to Omani traditions. Just to make your trip that bit sweeter, the hotel is offering guests 59 per cent discount on all villa reseverations, when booked through Anantara.com, for stays between November to December 22. The stunning three-bedroom Royal Beach Villa screams ‘stay in me’, and we are more than happy to follow suit.
8. Culture vulture
Where: Rosewood, Abu Dhabi
What: Discover Louvre Abu Dhabi
There are myriad reasons to visit the UAE capital, but the Louvre Abu Dhabi tops the list for cultural inclusions. Stay at Rosewood Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island – just 15 minutes from Jean Nouvel’s architectural masterpiece – and book the Discover Louvre Abu Dhabi offer to bag yourself a night at the stunning hotel, breakfast at Aqua restaurant and complimentary tickets to the museum. Running until December 28, make the most of the beautiful weather, and combine a love of culture with a desire for luxury, with a truly sublime staycation.
9. Golf meets goodness
Where: Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort
What: Golf Stay & Play
For anyone who likes to combine a little sport with their staycation, the Golf Stay & Play offer at Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort balances the two beautifully. A haven for relaxation in itself, the hotel is nestled on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with 650 metres of pristine sandy beach, two pools and a truly serene spa, making it the perfect sport-meets-relaxation destination. When you’re ready to hit the green, the hotel’s Golf Stay & Play offer allows you to play a round of nine holes per guest per night, as well as a golf cart each, inclusive of all green fees and access to the club’s practice facility too.