The holiday is a good time to take advantage of special offers in the UAE.
Enjoy Eid al Adha in the UAE
Stay four nights at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in a room, suite or villa and pay for three. Rates start from Dh1,392for a deluxe room with balcony, Dh2,262 for a suite, and Dh3,219 for a two-bedroom villa. All prices include breakfast and taxes. The offer is valid for bookings up to and including December 19. A minimum four nights' consecutive stay is required. Call 02 886 2088 or visit www.qasralsarab.anantara.com.
Head for the Ajman Kempinski: book three nights in a sea-view deluxe room and receive a 30-minute massage per person (choose from Balinese, Swedish or Ayurvedic), a set menu dinner for two at Hai Tao (drinks not included), an hour of bowling (includes two pitchers of beverages and popcorn) at Cosmic Bowling, breakfast and internet access. If you book online, you'll also receive an additional food and beverage credit worth Dh125. Deluxe rooms cost from Dh480 per person per night. A leisure club room costs from Dh798 per person, per night and also includes a room-service breakfast, complimentary mini-bar, access to the executive lounge, and the use of a private beach hut with complimentary refreshments. All prices are inclusive of taxes. The package is valid for stays from November 15 to 21. Visit www.kempinski.com/ajman or call 06 714 5555.
Splash at the Atlantis
Book one night at Atlantis the Palm between November 16 and 30 and get free access to Aquaventure waterpark and the Lost Chambers aquarium, and a discount on swimming with the dolphins. Children get complimentary access to the Kid's Club (open 11am to 6pm), while teenagers get complimentary entrance to Club Rush. Double rooms cost from Dh2,700 per night, including taxes. A minimum three-night stay is required for bookings commencing November 16 or 17. Visit www.atlantisthepalm.com for more details.
Fun for everyone
Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts is offering discounted stays and other perks in a number of its UAE properties. Stay at Jumeirah Bab al Shams Desert Resort and Spa for example, and enjoy 10 per cent to 30 per cent off the best available room rate starting at Dh786 per night, including taxes. Other offers include complimenarty entrance to Wild Wadi Waterpark, and discounts of up to 50 per cent on Talise spa treatments for guests staying at the Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The "Winter breaks" offer is valid for stays until March 31. For more information, visit www.jumeirah.com.
Rest and retail therapy
This Eid al Adha, shop and stay at the City Centre Hotel & Residence in Dubai (managed by the Pullman group). Rates start from Dh680 per room, per night and include taxes, accommodation for two in a standard double room, buffet breakfast and Friday brunch (excluding beverages) at La Villa restaurant. Guests are welcome to check in by 11am, with a guaranteed late check out at 4pm the next day. Children under the age of 12 stay and eat gratis. Valid for the weekend of Eid Al Adha and for weekend stays (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights) before December 24. To book, call 04 295 5522 and quoting the reference "weekend".