x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Travel Deals: St Regis Saadiyat offers Eid package

Staycationers can enjoy a three-night package during Eid, plus Emirates Airline adds three new destinations, enjoy a boutique stay in Sicily, or take a two-week tour of northern India.

Look no further than Saadiyat this Eid

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is offering a three-night celebratory package to celebrate Eid Al Fitr this August. A beachfront tent is the setting for local music featuring the oud and lively dance entertainment as well as special activities for children. Guests can also enjoy a buffet lunch or dinner at Olea, its Mediterranean restaurant, from Dh260 per person, with children under 12 dining at half-price. The Eid package costs from Dh3,712 for a double room, including taxes, breakfast and one dinner. For information, call 02 498 8888 or visit www.stregissaadiyatisland.com.

Three new Emirates Airline destinations

The Dubai-based carrier, Emirates, is adding Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, known for its sports events and festivals; Lyon in south-eastern France, much-loved and visited by foodies; and Warsaw, the historic capital of Poland, to its global network of destinations. Flights to the airline's fifth destination in Australia will commence on November 1 from Dh7,540 return, and Lyon, its third destination in France, on December 5 from Dh4,080 return, with flights to Poland scheduled to take off daily from February 6 from Dh3,980 return. All prices include taxes. To book, go to www.emirates.com.

Enjoy a new boutique hideaway in Sicily

With its own organic farm, the luxurious Monaci delle Terre Nere has just opened near Mount Etna in Sicily. This rather grand, historic house contains contemporary style rooms and offers wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. A double room costs from €160 (Dh720) per night, including breakfast and taxes. A minimum two-night stay is required. For more information, go to www.monacidelleterrenere.it. Sicily celebrates numerous festivals throughout the summer. Highlights include the Festa del Raccolto at Cianciana near Agrigento at the end of July, during which locals feast on chickpeas and fava beans to celebrate harvest.

Save on a two-week tour of northern India

Enjoy a 15 per cent discount when you book a 15-day journey through northern India's Golden Triangle with Intrepid Travel, a small-group tour operator. The trip takes in the main sights of one of the continent's most interesting regions, including: a tour of Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Jaipur; a two-day cruise down the Ganges; an overnight stay at Roopangarh Fort in Rajasthan; and a camel safari through the desert from Pushkar. The tour costs from £735 (Dh4,196) per person, excluding international flights and some meals. Offer available for bookings until July 31 for travel until December 15. To book, visit www.responsibletravel.com.