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The Villa pavillion at the Four Seasons Resort in the Seychelles.
The Villa pavillion at the Four Seasons Resort in the Seychelles.

Celebrate Eid al Adha abroad

With the holiday fast approaching, we look at some of the best places to go for a quick break.

Enjoy a three-night Eid al Adha break in the Seychelles in a treehouse villa set among exotic plantations looking out over Petite Anse, a horseshoe bay of white sand on the south-west coast of the main island of Mahé.

The Four Seasons' package costs from €2,750 (Dh14,120), and includes four days' accommodation (based on two people sharing) in a villa; breakfast (guests can choose between an American breakfast served in the villa or a buffet spread in the hotel's restaurant); round-trip airport transfers; a bottle of bubbly; a floral bath in a glass-walled tub; a 120-minute Blissful Connection treatment for two in the hilltop spa; a 60-minute massage lesson; and a romantic dinner on the beach.

Or take an extended break and opt for the five-night package. Priced from €3,520 (Dh18,075), the offer includes all of the above plus a 60-minute facial or massage per person; bubbly and canapés at sunset at the spa; and two on-the-beach dinners. Call 00 248 393 333 or visit www.fourseasons.com.

Maldives beckons

Stay four nights at the Shangri-La's boutique-style Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives, and pay for three. The special Eid al Adha promotion also includes a 25 per cent discount on a second villa booked at the same time. The offer costs from US$1,400 (Dh7,190) per villa per night based on two people sharing and includes a complimentary night's stay when paying for a minimum of three nights; return domestic flights for two from Malé to Gan; a 70-minute flight over the Maldives' atolls; breakfast at the hotel's Javvu restaurant and dinner at the Arabic Dr Ali's restaurant; festive welcome amenities upon arrival; no more than two extra beds for children below the age of 12 free.

The package is valid between November 15 and November 25 for stays in a Deluxe Pool Villa that is set among lush vegetation with views of the ocean, a Water Villa, built on stilts in the resort's lagoon, and a Beach Villa that opens out onto Villingili beach and is connected to the lagoon. For further information, call 00 960 689 7888 or visit www.shangri-la.com.

Therapy, retail and medical

Discover Dusseldorf on an Eid al Adha getaway at the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella hotel. The recently reopened hotel is situated in the heart of the Konigsallee, Dusseldorf's famous avenue of designer boutiques, perfect for those looking for a bit of retail therapy.

The location also also offers guests a chance to explore the city - stroll through the picturesque old town, book a boat tour of MeidaHarbour, visit Dusseldorf's famous museums or walk along the Rhine promenade to the 172-metre Rhine Tower and soak in the fabulous views of the city. The Breidenbacher Hof also has two clinics offering cosmetic surgery, cardiovascular care and health checks. There is a private passage linking the hotel with the medical facilities. Double rooms cost from €250 (Dh1,283), including taxes. Call 00 49 211 160 900 or visit www.breidenbacherhofcapella.com.

Singapore plus one

See Singapore and one other city with one of Singapore Airlines' four-night, dual-destination packages. Prices start from Dh2,850 for Singapore-Kuala Lumpur; Dh2,850 for Singapore-Langkawi; Dh2,780 for Singapore-Penang; Dh2,670 for Singapore-Bangkok; and Dh4,300 for Singapore-Phuket, or Singapore-Bali.

All prices include taxes, return economy-class fares, four nights' accommodation based on two sharing (two nights in each destination); breakfast (except Singapore); return airport transfers; admission to tourist attractions in Singapore (including Sentosa Island Resort, Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo); unlimited rides on a sightseeing bus; and dining and shopping vouchers, each worth 10 Singapore dollars (Dh30). The packages can be tailor-made and are valid for purchase until November 15. For more information, call 02 622 1110 or visit www.singaporeair.com.

 

ciyer@thenational.ae

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