x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

A round-up of the best Eid Al Ahda hotel offers both home and abroad, from Dubai to Zanzibar.

Seychelles island. Courtesy Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
Seychelles island. Courtesy Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Middle East hotel offers

The new Conrad hotel in Dubai is offering all guests who book a room and stay in the hotel between now and December 25th, including over Eid Al Adha, a Dh200 voucher for use at any of its bars and restaurants, a package of bath products and free internet. The cheapest rooms are Dh990 per night including taxes (04 444 7444; www.conraddubai.com).

Also in Dubai, the Tamani Hotel Marina, an Islamic hotel that offers two-bedroom, apartment-style suites from Dh1,200 per night, including taxes, is offering new activities and services for families over Eid, including bouncy castles, water slides, animated films and light snacks, available between 10am-4pm daily (04 399 2500, www.tamanimarina.ae).

Across the UAE and in Beirut, Doha and Kuwait, Rotana is offering a 30 per cent discount on its best available rate for all rooms booked for a minimum of three nights until October 19. For a list of participating hotels and to find the best rates, visit www.rotana.com; offer is subject to availability; rooms must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable.

Starwood, which has 12 hotels in Dubai, seven in Abu Dhabi and one in Fujairah, as well as properties in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, is also offering up to 30 per cent off during Eid on certain hotels booked for five or seven nights. Different hotels also have a range of incentives, including free breakfast, dining credit, early check in and late check out; see www.starwood.com to check rates and for more details.


In Istanbul, the Ritz-Carlton hotel is offering an Eid rate of €443 (Dh2,200) per room, per night, for a minimum four-night stay, including taxes, breakfast, a traditional hammam treatment for two, executive club lounge access and access to the recently renovated spa. For more details, visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

Farther afield

In Tanzania, Melià Zanzibar is offering one free night for every five booked, with children under 12 staying free in their parents’ room. Room rates start at US$430 (Dh1,580) per night, including taxes. The location offers natural coral reefs, unspoilt beaches, warm water and African fusion food as well as international dishes. The property boasts a kids’ club with activities for very young children; older children can take part in dolphin watching and watersports, while parents can try snorkelling and scuba diving. The rate is available until October 31: call 00255 785 444 477 or email reservations.melia.zanzibar@melia.com.

In the Seychelles, Raffles Praslin is offering a fourth night free for every three booked. The all-villa resort offers private plunge pools with every room and a children’s club catering to three age groups, from toddlers to teenagers. The rate per night is €655 (Dh3,259) per couple, including taxes. Call 00248 429 6000 or visit www.raffles.com/praslin.