x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Travel Deals: there's still time to plan for the holidays

From Hamburg's Christmas markets to the Hajjar Mountains, there all all kinds of last-minute festive getaways to choose from.

A Christmas market near City Hall, Hamburg. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is offering festive packages in the German city. Getty Images / Gallo Images
A Christmas market near City Hall, Hamburg. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is offering festive packages in the German city. Getty Images / Gallo Images

Hamburg

Explore Hamburg's famous Christmas markets with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts' "Christmas shopping in Hamburg" package, which includes two nights in a standard room, breakfast, beverages and, a German tradition, festive cookies. The package is available from November 27 until December 24 and costs €297 (Dh1,484) per person, per night.

The hotel also has a "Christmas in Hamburg" package that includes three nights' accommodation, a decorated Christmas tree in your room and a four-course dinner on Christmas Eve. From €1,175 (Dh5,870) per person. Visit www.fairmont.com/hamburg.

Vienna

Wandering through the holiday markets in Spittelberg in Vienna, visiting the city's brightly-decorated Kohlmarkt Street, or even attending a grand ball or waltz for which the Austrian capital is famous are among the options for those who choose a travel package organised by Emirates Holidays. Hotel options include Holiday Inn Vienna City (from Dh4,120 per person); the Vienna Marriott Hotel, (Dh4,740); and Hotel Sacher Wien (Dh6,270), and the deal is valid until February 29. Prices are per person based on two sharing a standard room and include return airfare, three nights' accommodation, breakfast, room taxes and service charges. Visa fees not included.

For more information, call 800 5252 or visit www.emiratesholidays.com/ski.

Dubai

Head to Hatta for the holidays and soak up the spectacular views of the Hajjar Mountains at the Hatta Fort Hotel, part of the Jebel Ali International Hotel group. A two-night package for December 24 and 25 costs from Dh4,860 per couple, including accommodation in a deluxe chalet-style room, dinner on Christmas Eve and breakfast on Christmas day, some beverages and a choice between a traditional Christmas lunch or dinner, as well as breakfast on Boxing Day. The price includes taxes. There's a discount of 10 per cent if you book before November 25. Visit www.jebelali-international.com or call 04 809 9333 for more information and to book.

The Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel has a two-night stay for two - valid for arrival on December 23 or 24 - from Dh2,340 per night, per room, including breakfast, with a choice of either Christmas Eve brunch, dinner or Christmas Day lunch at Mistral restaurant, including beverages and taxes. Its New Year package for two cost from Dh2,580 for two nights - valid for arrival on December 30 or 31 - including breakfast and New Year's Eve dinner, and taxes. Visit www.moevenpick-dubai-ibnbattuta.com to book.

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