x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Travel Deals: Cool off on a beach holiday

Golfing escape at Saadiyat; travel to the Maldives with Dnata; money back at the Westin Abu Dhabi; and a scuba trip to Musandam Peninsula.

Fly to Malaysia this summer with Etihad

Etihad Holidays has launched a selection of special deals for trips to Malaysia booked in June for travel until the end of August. Packages to the capital, Kuala Lumpur, cost from Dh2,970 per person including flights, taxes, accommodation and transfers. Alternatively, stay in the hills of Genting from Dh3,100 per person, or the western peninsula locations of Penang (from Dh4,730 per person) or Pantai Pasir Hitam and Pantai Batu Kerikil in Langkawi from Dh4,775 per person (all include flights, internal flights, transfers, accommodation and taxes). Visit www.etihadholidays.com for more information.


A golfing escape at the St Regis, Saadiyat

Until September 15, stay at the new St Regis Saadiyat Island and enjoy two rounds of golf per room at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, with prices from Dh1,199 per night single occupancy, or Dh1,299 per night double occupancy, including taxes and breakfast. There is also a 20 per cent discount on all spa treatments at Iridium Spa and a 20 per cent discount on food and beverages at the hotel and golf club. For inquiries, call 02 557 8000 or email info@sbgolfclub.ae.


Travel to the Maldives for less with Dnata

Luxury Hotels by Dnata is offering a three-night break at the Centara Grand Island Resort in the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives from Dh3,615 per person including accommodation in a beach suite, return seaplane transfers, all meals and taxes, for trips between now and August 31. Alternatively, stay four nights at the Zitahli Kuda Funafaru resort in Noonu Atoll from Dh4,680 per person including acommmodation in a beach villa, breakfast and dinner, return seaplane transfers and taxes. Both offers exclude flights to the Maldives.


Get your money back at the Westin Abu Dhabi

Spend Dh600 on a night's accommodation at the new Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa and get a Dh600 credit note to spend in any of the resort's restaurants. The price is per room, including taxes and is valid on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Credit cannot be used for Friday brunch. Visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more details.


Explore Musandam's scenic bays and reefs

Take a diving course or simple dhow cruise on the Musandam Peninsula with the Dibba-based Al Marsa Musandam. The company offers six diving courses, from Discover Scuba at Dh550 to a comprehensive Dive Master course, priced at Dh3,000, with SSI, PADI and EFR certified instructors. A full-day dhow cruise costs from Dh200 per person. Visit www.almarsamusandam.com or call 00968 26 836 550 (Dibba) or 050 482 4490 (Dubai) for more information.