x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Travel Deals: Staycations and celebrations

Indulge in a poolside party, sweet Valentine's Day deals, family stay at Atlantis or discover scuba diving.

Dance the night away in Qatar's W Doha

Trendy W Doha is gearing up to welcome Hotel Côstes' well-known export DJ Stéphane Pompougnac to play at the Wahm, the hotel's designer poolside lounge on February 7. Spend the weekend from 1,100 Qatari rials (Dh1,109) per night (with a minimum two night stay) in a "spectacular" room and enjoy: tapas and welcome drinks in a cabana at Wahm; brunch and an "express lunch" at its Spice Market restaurant; a neck massage at the in-house Bliss spa; and, an 11am check-in on Thursday, February 7 and 4pm check out on Saturday, February 9. For more offers and to book, visit www.whoteldoha.com

Save money on a family staycation

Atlantis, the Palm is advertising a discounted rate on its two-bedroom family suites starting from Dh3,594 per night, including taxes. The offer includes breakfast and access to Aquaventure Waterpark, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, preferential rates to swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay and an afternoon session at Atlantis Kids Club for children under 12 years or Club Rush for teenagers. Offer valid until February 15 with up to four adults and four children, below the age of 12, staying in the suites. For information and bookings, visit www.atlantisthepalm.com.

Sweet somethings for Valentine's Day

Guests at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat can check in this February 14 and take advantage of a special offer. The five-star beachfront hotel is offeringdaytime use of a standard double room from 10am to 6pm from Dh1,044, including access to its private beach and spa facilities; an overnight stay with welcome drinks and breakfast for two the next day costs an additional Dh742, including taxes. Couples can also book a Romance Spa Package with a massage, "express" facial, jacuzzi bath and daytime access to the spa's facilities and beach for Dh1,044 per person. For more offers and information, visit www.hyatt.com.

Learn to dive off the coast of Musandam Scuba diving specialist Al Marsa is running two-night, live-aboard dhow cruises along the east coast of the striking Musandam peninsula. Beginners and more experienced divers have the chance to hone their skills with two to three dives per day to earn PADI certification. Choose from: discover scuba diving for Dh1,350 per person; an open-water course for Dh2,750 per person; and the advanced open water course for Dh2,400 per person. All meals and accommodation aboard included. Trips depart from Dibba every Thursday until the end of February. For more information, visit www.almarsamusandam.com.