10 refreshing summer escapes
Looking to cool off during this sweltering summer? Here's a roundup of refreshing summer offers from hotels and resorts in the GCC and around the region
With a mild summer climate, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul offers one of the best options for a family getaway. Family suites overlook the minarets of the Old City and families have a host of activities, landscaped gardens and Willow Stream Spa for relaxing.
\n\nPackage / Offer Includes: Second room for children at 50% off, breakfast at Stations for both rooms, 50% discount off kids menu for children under 12 years old and free for children aged under five years of age.Offer is valid till December 31, 2017. Rate starts from Euro 199 + VAT (AED 730+).
Set between the mountains and azure waters of the Bay of Oman, Six Senses Zighy Bay enjoys a spectacular, isolated location on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, nestled on a mile-long sandy beach. Zighy Bay's own natural wonders include paragliding, mountain biking, snorkeling and fishing, promising visitors an unforgettable adventure. Prices are subject upon category of the villa. Pool villas start with USD 661 with 17.4 percent tax and service charge. Families and friends can head to Aloft Al Ain’s rooftop pool this summer, to cool off with the best day pass deal around. Enjoy a day of dipping with views of the majestic Jebel Hafeet mountain in the background for just AED 150* for adults and AED 75* for kids.
\n\n* not valid during public holidays
\n\n* prices are per person and excluding taxes: 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee & 4% municipality fee.
Newly opened in May 2017, Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah overlooks the Hajar mountains and waterside creek. Offering the largest guest garden in the UAE (which can host up to 500 people for events and parties), the hotel is the ideal nature escape this summer.
\n\nPackage / Offer includes: Up to 20% discount on the best available rate. Offer is valid until 8 October 2017 and is subject to availability. Rate starts from from AED 280+ (room only).
With a rich heritage dating back over 5,000 years, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah offers guests a mix of dramatic mountains, crystal clear blue waters, unspoiled coastlines and a large selection of cultural experiences, a step away from your traditional city-escape. With the recently opened Via Ferrata, (the Middle East’s first commercial zip wire from the mountain peak of Jebal Jais) guests can choose from exhilarating experiences to simple relaxation, all only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
\n\nPackage / Offer at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah includes 20% off best available rate, complimentary breakfast and dinner, unlimited access to the resort’s 350-metre beachfront, swimming pools, spa and children’s club.Offer is valid until 17 December 2017. Breakfast and dinner are served in Qasr Al Bahar buffet restaurant only. Rate starts from AED 1020++ to include breakfast and dinner.
Located on the banks of the Nile River, Fairmont Nile City offers 540 guest rooms and suites. Guests can experience full-service treatments at the Willow Stream Spa, or sample the seven restaurants and lounges offering guests value for money with the hotel's summer deal, up to 30% off stays inclusive of breakfast and 20% off select restaurants, lounges and spas, from now until September 30, 2017. Le Club AccorHotels Members can avail an additional 10% off on the offer through the special Member’s Rate. Sofitel Al Khobar, The Corniche is a modern luxury hotel, blending French elegance with Saudi Arabia’s deeply-rooted culture and heritage. The contemporary hotel offers 229 rooms and a number of facilities for guests including an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and hammam. Balcony rooms within the property are perfect for a view of the Arabian Gulf and for enjoying the hotel's summer deal, up to 30% off stays inclusive of breakfast and 20% off select restaurants, lounges and spas, from now until September 30, 2017. Le Club AccorHotels Members can avail an additional 10% off on the offer through the special Member’s Rate. The Marjan Island Resort & Spa offers views of the Arabian Gulf, ideal for enjoying the hotel's summer deal, up to 30% off stays inclusive of breakfast and 20% off select restaurants, lounges and spas, from now until September 30, 2017. Le Club AccorHotels Members can avail an additional 10% off on the offer through the special Member’s Rate. Guests can enjoy the resort's 299 rooms and suites, as well as an array of leisure activities. Children can visit the Pirates Club, which features the latest games and entertainment for toddlers and teenagers. The Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort is a beachside resort in Manama, featuring 166 rooms and recreational amenities such as an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, private beach, fitness centre and spa. Guests can avail of up to 30% off stays inclusive of breakfast and 20% off select restaurants, lounges and spas, from now until September 30, 2017. This summer, The St Regis Saadiyat Island's Iridium Spa Luxury Escape Room Package offers a refreshing way to escape the heat. Inclusion: an hour-long full body massage, among a choice of one of three signature styles – Swedish, aromatherapy or deep muscle, along with unlimited use of Iridium Spa’s Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Package includes one night’s accommodation in a superior room, daily buffet breakfast at Olea per person per day.