Flydubai's "pay once, fly twice" promotion, Four Seasons Milan opens a new spa, and tour operators offer trips to North Korea, Egypt and Myanmar.
Travel Deals: Treat yourself with two trips or a trendy hotel stay
Pay once, fly twice to 16 destinations
Flydubai is offering travellers the chance to buy a return ticket to any one of 16 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, India and Europe, and buy a second flight to the same city for the cost of the taxes. Destinations include Colombo, Lucknow, Amman, Muscat, Alexandria, Kathmandu and Istanbul. Book your first flight by September 8 for travel between September 16 and October 20, then book your second flight for travel between September 16 and October 20, or November 4 to December 12. To book, visit www.flydubai.com.
A tour of North Korea or an Egyptian cruise
The historic, luxury tour operator Cox & Kings has released its Far and Middle East tour brochures for 2013. New trips include a 12-night, small group tour of North Korea visiting the mausoleum of Kim Il Sung among other monuments from £2,695 (Dh15,622), land only. There is also a 14-night cruise exploring the lesser known sights of the lower Nile including the tombs at Beni Hassan, Akhenaten's tomb and palaces at El Amarna, Edfu and Aswan. The trip costs from £1,715 (Dh9,940), land only. For information, contact www.coxandkings.co.uk.
Check into the Four Seasons Milan
Why? The five-star hotel housed in a 15th-century convent on Via Gesù has just opened a new spa complete with a Turkish hammam and using La Prairie and Sodashi products. Treatments include anti-ageing facials using caviar and gold from €170 (Dh782) for an 80-minute session as well as a range of massages from 25 to 80 minutes in length from €80 (Dh368). The spa is open to both hotel guests and non-guests from September. A double room costs from €671 (Dh3,806) per night, including taxes. To book, visit www.fourseasons.com.
Stay at a design favourite in Miami
The SLS Hotel South Beach has just opened on Collins Avenue at 17th Street in Miami. With distinctive black and white, Philippe Starck-designed interiors and a Spanish and Latin menu cooked up by Chef José Andrés at the Bazaar, it's proving a popular address. A double room costs from US$368 (Dh1,351), including taxes. Book at www.slshotels.com.
Explore the sights of Myanmar by bike
As tourists begin to beat a path to Myanmar, the specialist group tour operator Exodus is offering a new 16-day tour of the country on two wheels. The itinerary includes a cruise on Lake Inle with its floating markets, and cycling the Inthein pagodas, Bagan, Shan Highland and Pindaya before a tour of Yangon. Tours depart from mid January to late March and the end of July through to December next year and cost from £1,539 (Dh8,937), land only. For an itinerary, visit www.exodus.co.uk.