x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Travel Deals: From Hatta's mountains to Buenos Aires

See the UAE, from a romantic getaway at Hatta Fort Hotel to an upscale stay in the heart of Dubai, or go abroad with Emirates Airline to Dublin or Buenos Aires.

The Hatta Fort Hotel in the Hajjar Mountains is offering a variety of attractive package to suit your getaway style.
The Hatta Fort Hotel in the Hajjar Mountains is offering a variety of attractive package to suit your getaway style.

Dubai

Escape to the Hajjar Mountains while it is still cool. About an hour's drive from Dubai, the Hatta Fort Hotel has a "Mountain Getaway" package that costs from Dh549 per person, per night, based on two sharing a double room, including all meals and drinks. The offer is available only on weekdays. Its weekend escape for two costs from Dh495 per person, per night, including breakfast and dinner. Or book the "Hata Romance" package, from Dh1,670 per person, per night, including breakfast, drinks and a three-course dinner. Call 04 809 9333 or visit www.hattafort.com.

Stay two nights in Dubai at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, from Dh975 per night, based on two sharing, including shuttle to and from the private beach, a 30 per cent discount on food and beverages in selected restaurants, complimentary Wi-Fi, access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, noon check-in and 4pm checkout, and taxes. There's also a free bus service to and from Dubai Mall. Valid all of March. Call 04 364 7555 to book.

The Burj Al Arab has two-night packages in a one-bedroom suite, from Dh5,988 per night, including his and her Hermès sets, free access to the kids' club and Wild Wadi Waterpark, and taxes. Call 04 301 7400 to book.

Cuba

Spend a week taking in the cultural sights of Cuba on this small group tour (maximum 12 people). Highlights include a visit to Vinales, a small village about three hours from Havana, with a stop for lunch in the pretty mountain town of Soroa; a day in Santa Clara, a key city in the Cuban revolution; and a journey to Trinidad via the Sierra del Escambray Mountains. Activities include forest walks, a visit to limestone caves, a leisure day on a beach and a trek to a waterfall.

The eight-day tour costs from £339 (Dh1,950) per person, including accommodation, breakfast, a walking tour of Old Havana, transport and the services of a local guide. International flights not included. Book through www.responsibletravel.com.

Dublin

Emirates Holidays has launched "stay three, pay two" travel packages to Dublin, with accommodation either in the Merrion, a restored five-star hotel in the city centre that is home to an antique gallery, a collection of vintage stamps and artwork from the 18th and 19th centuries, or St Stephen's Green hotel, housed in two refurbished Georgian manors overlooking St Stephen's Green Park.

The packages cost from Dh4,697 per person, including three nights' accommodation in a double room, based on two sharing, return economy class airfare from Dubai to Dublin, breakfast, airport transfers and taxes. Valid until March 31

Buenos Aires

Emirates Holidays is also offering packages to Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, with accommodation in hotels that include the five-star Marriott Plaza, which overlooks the historic Plaza San Martin; and the Hilton Buenos Aires, a short walk from the city's nightlife and entertainment district

Packages cost from Dh9,518, including three nights' accommodation in a double room, based on two sharing, return Economy Class airfare from Dubai to Buenos Aires, breakfast, airport transfers and taxes. Valid for sale until March 31. Visit www.emiratesholidays.com.

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