x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Singapore stops, quick getaways to Malaysia and enjoy Eid in the Maldives

Enjoy the view from the rooftop garden and pool of the new Marina Bay Sands Resort or break your journey to enjoy the city's attractions for free.

The SkyPark, with a tropical garden and 150-metre infinity pool, sits atop the three towers of the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore.
The SkyPark, with a tropical garden and 150-metre infinity pool, sits atop the three towers of the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Singapore from the tropical garden and infinity pool atop the city's magnificent new Marina Bay Sands Resort with the Sands SkyPark Experience package. Open for stays until September 20, the package includes a special rate of S$379 (Dh1,028) per room per night, based on twin sharing, with daily breakfast, access to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, a complimentary photo experience and special SkyPark souvenirs for two from the SkyPark Shop, which is also offering a 15 per cent discount on purchases. Visit www.marinabaysands.com to book online or call 00 65 6688 8888.

Singapore Airlines, the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group are jointly offering value-packed Singapore stopover holidays with a room rate that starts from S$33 (Dh121) per person on a twin sharing basis for the first night. The offer is valid until October 31 for travel until November 15. The package includes admission to seven tourist attractions: Sentosa Island Resort, where you can choose to either visit the Tiger Sky Tower or see the Songs of the Sea performance; the Malay Heritage Centre; Peranakan Museum; National Orchid Garden; Singapore River Bumboat Tour; Jurong Bird Park; and Singapore Zoo. Travellers also get a SingTel prepaid mobile calling card; a 50 per cent discount on meals at a designated food outlet in their hotel; unlimited rides on Singapore Airlines' hop-on buses; a S$10 (Dh27) shopping voucher at Changi Airport shops; a S$10 dining voucher at Food Republic and coffee/tea and toast set at Ya Kun, a local chain of coffee houses.

The package includes admission to seven tourist attractions: Sentosa Island Resort, where you can choose to either visit the Tiger Sky Tower or see the Songs of the Sea performance; the Malay Heritage Centre; Peranakan Museum; National Orchid Garden; Singapore River Bumboat Tour; Jurong Bird Park; and Singapore Zoo. Travellers also get a SingTel prepaid mobile calling card; a 50 per cent discount on meals at a designated food outlet in their hotel; unlimited rides on Singapore Airlines' hop-on buses; a S$10 (Dh27) shopping voucher at Changi Airport shops; a S$10 dining voucher at Food Republic and coffee/tea and toast set at Ya Kun, a local chain of coffee houses.

Visit Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu with Singapore Airlines' special packages for Ramadan and Eid, starting from Dh2,490 per person for three days and two nights. These packages are on sale until September 20 for travel until the end of the month, and include return economy class flights; two nights hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis, with breakfast; and return airport-hotel transfers.

Emirates Holidays is also offering special Eid packages to Malaysia next month, based on two sharing, that include return economy class airfares, daily breakfast and return transfers from the airport to the hotel, with one extra complimentary night's accomodation on minimum stays. Enjoy shopping and fine Chinese and Malaysian cuisine in Penang while based at the Golden Sands Resort, located along the beachfront close to the night market area, or at the the Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, nestled between the sea and Penang's emerald green hills. Stay four nights for the price of three in a Superior Hillview Room at the Golden Sands or in a Rasa Wing Hillview Room at the Shangri La Ras Sayang. Alternatively, guests can stay in a Garden Wing Deluxe Sea Facing Room at La Rasa Sayang for five nights for the price of four. Call 800 5252 or visit www.emirates-holidays.com for more details on these packages or to see similar Eid offers for destinations such as Bali, Cape Town and Prague.

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Dubai from a Seawings plane as the sun sets, bathing the city's landmarks in a golden glow, and land in time for iftar at the five-star Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. The Dubai-based seaplane charter operator's Ramadan special is being offered for just Dh699 per person. Visit www.seawings.ae for more details and to book.

The Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa in the Maldives is celebrating Eid with a special four-night stay package with one complimentary night when paying for a minimum of three nights The promotion, which runs from September 8 to 18, is for the resort's beach villas and deluxe pool villas, with rates starting from $1,050 (Dh3,858) per night.

Included in the offer are return flights for two from the capital Malé to Gan - offering scenic views of the Maldives' different atolls during the 70-minute trip; breakfast for two in the Javvu restaurant; a complimentary Arabic dinner for two in Dr Ali's Restaurant; and up to two complimentary beds for children under the age of 12. And if that doesn't leave you with enough space to breathe, the resort is also offering a 25 per cent discount on the booking of a second villa by the same party.

* The National