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Find the perfect retreat in one of these overseas bargains.
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Atana Musandam, Oman
\n\nA haven of tranquillity on the northern tip of the Musandam peninsula, the Atana offers eight clusters of low-rise apartment blocks with the feel of a traditional Omani village. Each of the 110 properties includes a private balcony or terrace with views of the waterway. Take your family on the Dhow Cruise Adventure and enjoy the luxury of two connecting superior rooms, transfers from Khasab airport, a half-day dhow cruise and late check-out.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,145 per night (family of four, use code FGPA). Until October 2016. Musandam, Oman, www.atanahotels.com (+968 2673 0888).
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Millennium Resort Mussanah, Oman
\n\nWith its panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman and Hajar Mountains, this luxury resort has an 18-hole mini-golf course, tennis courts, and five swimming pools, along with sailing, snorkelling, and yacht charters from its marina. During the summer months, guests can enjoy up to 35 percent off their stay, as well as a free meal each day. Kids under 12 will also dine for free.
\n\nFrom Dhs440 per room, per night (minimum two nights). Until August 31. Mussanah, Oman, www.millenniumhotels.com (+968 2687 1555).
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Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman
\n\nWhere better to enjoy the idyllic Salalah Beach from than a five-star resort? Offering 400 rooms and suites built round lagoons, water features and man-made canals, the Salalah Rotana Resort has plenty to offer couples, families and solo travellers as you enjoy the fine Omani hospitality. Book two nights in a classic room through Flight Centre and you’ll get breakfast for free daily.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,255 per person (including return flights). Valid July 6-9. Salalah, Oman, www.flightcentre.ae (800 11 444).
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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman
\n\nSet on the sparkling bay at Al Jissah amid 500,000 square metres of ocean and desert scenery, this resort has not one but three private beaches, three outdoor pools, an excellent spa and enough watersports to keep even the biggest water babies happy. Flight Centre is offering a package that includes two nights with breakfast in a superior room at Al Waha hotel, plus return flights from Dubai and transfers.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,099 per person. Valid July 6-9. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Oman, www.flightcentre.ae (800 11 444).
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Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
\n\nOne of Time Out’s favourite GCC destinations, the two-hour drive up to this wonderful eco-friendly resort is well worth the effort. Modelled on a traditional Omani village and with a unique, awe-inspiring setting, Six Senses has lots of deals this Eid. One of them offers you breakfast and dinner each day, along with a villa upgrade, early check-in and late check-out, if you stay for four nights or more.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,400 per villa, per night. Until August 31. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman, www.sixsenses.com/resorts/zighy-bay (+968 2673 5555).
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The Chedi Muscat, Oman
\n\nThis resort, located by the Hajar Mountains has its own private beach, six dining options, a spa, a health club and three swimming pools, all set within perfectly manicured gardens. Its Summer Breeze deal offers guests a special rate and those staying two nights or more get one free three-course dinner for two at \nThe Restaurant.
\n\nFrom Dhs945 per room, per night. Until September 30. Muscat, Oman, www.chedimuscat.com (+968 2452 4400).
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Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar
\n\nThis popular five-star hotel benefits from being both near the airport and commercial centre of Doha, as well as being located on the shoreline of the new West Bay Lagoon district. For a touch of rest and relaxation, the Jaula Spa offers a variety of packages, while the 450 metre private beach and range of pools means you can cool off with a quick dip. Its Eid offer allows you to take advantage of 15 percent off when you stay for two nights or more.
\n\nFrom Dhs878 per room, per night (grand room with breakfast for two). Valid July 7-16. Doha, Qatar, www.doha.grand.hyatt.com (+974 4448 1234).
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W Doha hotel & residences, Qatar
\n\nCelebrate Eid Al Fitr this year with a getaway for friends and family in the vibrantly designed W Doha Hotel & Residences. Enjoy a 20 percent discount in all the food and beverage outlets as well as a complimentary breakfast at the VIP Lounge. Not only will guests have access to uninterrupted internet after a noon check-in, they can fully relax on their final day with the convenience of a late check-out at 8pm (subject to availability).
\n\nFrom Dhs805 per room, per night (single or double). Until July 11. West Bay, Doha, Qatar, www.whoteldoha.com (+974 4453 5000).
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Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Bahrain
\n\nA relative newcomer, this five-star hotel blends French elegance and traditional local hospitality. Each of its 262 rooms and suites enjoy sea views, while the resort boasts the GCC’s only Thalassa Sea and Spa. Book a one-night stay with breakfast and get 20 percent off (Le Club AccorHotels members get 30 percent off).
\n\nFrom Dhs855 per room, per night. Until August 31. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Bahrain, www.sofitel.com (+973 1763 6363).
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Le Gray Beirut, Lebanon
\n\nLocated in the historic downtown area of Beirut, this funky, contemporary hotel offers guests the ideal base for discovery. During the summer, the Lebanese capital is even more energised thanks to its great line-up of cultural events. Each of the 87 rooms and suites have all the mod-cons you could wish for, with special rates for travellers jetting in this Eid.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,505 per room, per night (two sharing). Until July 31. Beirut, www.campbellgrayhotels.com/le-gray/home (+961 197 1111).
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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan
\n\nSituated on the edge of the Dead Sea, the five-star Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea offers guests unobstructed views of some of the world’s most remarkable scenery. The “Summer Breeze” deal means you’ll be treated to a free upgrade if you book a three-night stay, along with breakfast and complimentary soft drinks and snacks.
\n\nFrom Dhs800 per room, per night. Until August 31. Swaimeh, Jordan, www.kempinski.com/deadsea (+962 5356 8888).
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Amari Ocean Pattaya, Thailand
\n\nSituated in the peaceful, northern end of Pattaya overlooking the bay, the Amari Ocean features 297 rooms and suites, all with either floor-to-ceiling windows or a private balcony. The hotel has teamed up with the nearby Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark to offer guests VIP passes if two adults and two under-12s book two nights in a deluxe family king room, along with 20 percent off Amari’s food and beverages and 30 percent off spa treatments.
\n\nFrom Dhs640 per room, per night. Until October 31. Pattaya, Thailand, www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya (+66 3841 8418).
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Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand
\n\nNestled beside Bangtao Bay and adjacent to the respected 18-hole Laguna Golf Phuket, this resort houses an expansive selection of pristine villas catering to couples and families seeking pure luxury, privacy and serenity. The “Summer Sensation” package gives guests a 20 percent discount of the room rate, dining and massages at the spa. On top of this, the hotel is laying on complimentary round trips to Patong or Phuket Town for extra exploration.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,289 per night. Until October 31. Phuket, Thailand, www.banyantree.com (+66 7637 2400).
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Fraser Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
\n\nFor a modern city break with a twist, head to KL and see why this luxury aparthotel is so well loved by travellers. Fraser Residence offers perfect balance between tranquillity and the hustle and bustle of the Malaysian capital. Guests can enjoy free transfers and entry to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, as well as a half-day coach tour of the city.
\n\nFrom Dhs3,799 per person for four nights (including return flights). Kuala Lumpur, www.flightcentre.ae (800 11 444).
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Fairmont Jaipur, India
\n\nNestled among the majestic Aravalli hills, this luxury hotel bills itself as an “ode to the pink city” of Jaipur, with 199 rooms and suites reflecting a perfect blend of traditional Rajasthani décor and modern amenities. Thanks to the “Fairmont Moments” offer, the longer you stay, the bigger the discount you’ll receive – ten percent off one to two nights, 25 percent off three to four and 30 percent off five nights or more. Free upgrades are also available.
\n\nFrom Dhs590 per room, per night (including breakfast). Until September 30. Jaipur, India, www.fairmont.com/jaipur (+91 142 642 0000).
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Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Nepal
\n\nWith a Unesco World Heritage Site on its doorstep and set in 150,000 square metres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Hyatt Regency has plenty to offer even the most discerning of traveller. Despite being so close to the city centre, this five-star luxury hotel and resort is an oasis of calm, created in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. Book your stay 14 days in advance and you’ll be given a 15 percent discount on a standard room.
\n\nFrom Dhs455 per room, per night. Ongoing. Kathmandu, Nepal, www.kathmandu.regency.hyatt.com (+977 1449 1234).
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Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Sri Lanka
\n\nBeat the heat this summer with special rates exclusively for GCC residents at the five-star Sun Aqua Pasikudah boutique resort on the east coast of Sri Lanka, an unspoilt escape offering perfect temperatures all year round. Book an ocean-facing Beach Suite before Thursday June 30 and enjoy three nights’ B&B at a bargain price. GCC residents will also be able to enjoy ten percent off spa treatments during their stay.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,223 per couple (use the code GCCFLSH2016). Until September 30. Pasikudah, Sri Lanka, www.sunaqua.com/pasikudah (+94 652 055 555).
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The Wallawwa, Sri Lanka
\n\nUnless you’re a business traveller, it’s unlikely you’re a huge fan of airport hotels. But this boutique offering is unlike any other. A former colonial manor house, The Wallawwa is set within 12,000 square metres of expertly manicured gardens and offers fantastic room options, while being the perfect start to a Sri Lankan adventure as it’s close to the Dambulla, Kandy and Galle highways.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,000 per room, per night. Ongoing. Katunayake, Sri Lanka, www.thewallawwa.com (+94 773 638 381).
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Radisson Blu Water, Garden Hotel Dhaka, Bangladesh
\n\nAs the name of this hotel suggests, it’s situated within 28,300 square metres of verdant gardens and is abundant with calm-inducing water features. Despite being so close to the heart of the Bangladeshi capital, the Radisson Blu offers the ambience of resort, as well as the convenience of both a business and tourist hotel. Special spa and golf offers are available.
\n\nFrom Dhs665 per room, per night. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka, Bangladesh, www.radissonblu.com (+880 2983 4555).
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Angsana Balaclava Mauritius
\n\nWith watersports for the thrill-seeker and a lovely seaside village just next door, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius is a great summer spot for families and friends. Guests will enjoy the excellent facilities, numerous marine-based activities, private in-villa barbeques and turquoise lagoons. The half-board “Live for Spa” package includes a daily yoga session and 90-minute spa experience.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,634 per room, per night. Until December 31. Balaclava, Mauritius, www.angsana.com (+230 204 1888).
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Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
\n\nOne of the island’s most prestigious properties, Le Touessrok affords guests unobstructed views of the serene, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Boasting an 18-hole championship golf course and a range of other activities, the resort also features its own private island – the perfect place to unwind with nature all around you. The “Suite Mauritius” package includes a free daily dinner and a 60-minute couple’s spa treatment.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,979 per suite, per night. Ongoing. Mauritius, www.shangri-la.com (+230 402 7400).
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Bandos Island Resort & Spa, Maldives
\n\nLounge on the tropical pristine beaches and golden sunshine, and paddle in the turquoise waters at this superb island resort. Just ten minutes from Malé airport, your Bandos adventure will begin with a speedboat trip to your new holiday home, complete with a house reef that’s perfect for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving. You can even enjoy a night of the local favourite, crab racing, too.
\n\nFrom Dhs4,499 per person (three nights with return flights from Dubai and transfers). Valid July 6-9. Bandos, Maldives, www.flightcentre.ae (800 11 444).
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
\n\nEnjoy up to 15 percent off with The Big World Sale at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island this Eid. At this oasis of luxury, you can relish not one but two palm-fringed tropical islands, as well as a separate spa retreat. The resort offers three different luxury experiences – impressive thatch-roofed Water Villas perched on stilts over the shallow waters, beautifully furnished Beach Villas, or luxurious Retreat Water Villas, each with their own treatment room and Jacuzzi.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,300 per room, per night. Ongoing. Rangalifinolhu, Maldives, www.conradhotels3.hilton.com (+960 668 0629).
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JA Manafaru Maldives
\n\nA luxury beach resort located on a 35-acre tropical island at the northern end of the Haa Alif atoll. Hop on a seaplane from Malé and you’ll be treated to an awe-inspiring tour of the country before arriving in the lap of luxury. Stay in a beach villa and you’ll have your own private pool, as well as a 150 square metre living space surrounded by luscious greenery.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,475 per bungalow, per night (minimum four-night stay). Valid July 8-15. Manafaru, Maldives, www.jaresortshotels.com (+960 650 0456).
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The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives
\n\nUnfolding over 52 acres of private island on the northernmost part of the Maldivian archipelago at the heart of the Noonu Atoll, this resort offers stunning natural beauty. To make your stay even sweeter, the resort is offering 60 percent off three-night stays in a water villa or deluxe beach villa with pool. Kids under 12 stay and eat for free. What are you waiting for?
\n\nFrom Dhs3,940 per couple. Until September 30. The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives, www.thesunsiyam.com/irufushi (+960 300 0868).
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\n\nFamous for its stunning beaches, including Anse Lazio, rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world, the island of Praslin is the perfect setting for your next getaway. Book a luxury pool villa complete with spacious outdoor pavilion, private plunge pools and unrivalled views and you’ll get free transfers, local calls and a 30-minute spa treatment.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,070 per villa, per night including breakfast. Ongoing. Raffles Seychelles, www.raffles.com/praslin (+800 1 723 3537).
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Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa, Seychelles
\n\nThis resort invites GCC families and friends to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in utmost luxury and comfort, while enjoying the hotel’s special dining and spa promotions. Guests will get a 15 percent discount at all dining outlets, while children under the age of 12 will dine for free. You can also pamper yourself at a bargain price thanks to the 15 percent discount on all treatments offered at the spa.
\n\nFrom Dhs850 per room, per night including breakfast. Until August 31. Mahé Island, Seychelles www.savoy.sc (+248 439 2000).
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Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, Russia
\n\nDiscover this enchanting city that’s steeped in history and rich with amazing architecture with a “White Nights” package this Eid. The deal includes a two-night stay in an executive room, private airport transfers, a breakfast at Imperial restaurant with panoramic views, as well as an early check-in and late check-out. The hotel is just two minutes’ walk from a metro station so there is no excuse not to go exploring.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,997 (two nights). Until August 31. St. Petersburg, Russia, www.corinthia.com (+7 812 380 2001).
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Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Turkey
\n\nPerched on the gorgeous Paradise Bay, this five-star hotel has two private beaches and superb leisure facilities for those looking to unwind in style. It has ten different food and beverage outlets offering a range of cuisines alongside traditional Turkish fare. Book the “Luxury Breaks” package and you’ll get Dhs415 worth of spa or dining credit each day, or Dhs1,245 a day if you’re staying in a suite.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,900 per night (minimum two-night stay). Until September 5. Bodrum, Turkey, www.mandarinoriental.com/bodrum (+90 252 311 1888).
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Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, Turkey
\n\nOverlooking the magnificent Golden Horn and the old city, and within walking distance to the famous shopping street of Istiklal, this iconic hotel boasts one of the best locations in Istanbul. To celebrate Eid, Pera Palace is offering guests a free upgrade to a suite, early check-in and check-out as well as complimentary baklava to take away.
\n\nFrom Dhs770 per room, per night (minimum two nights). Until July 11. Istanbul, Turkey, www.jumeirah.com (800 5863 4724).
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Raffles Istanbul, Tutkey
\n\nRising above the most desirable vantage point in the Turkish capital, Raffles Istanbul provides stunning views of the Bosphorus along with some of the largest rooms and suites in Turkey. The “Short and Suite” offer includes a special rate on stays at the Urban, Horizon and Continents suites with an open buffet breakfast at Rocca Restaurant and airport transfers in a luxury sedan.
\n\nFrom Dhs3,000 per suite, per night. Until September 5. Istanbul, Turkey, www.raffles.com/istanbul (+90 212 924 0200).
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Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy
\n\nAn iconic building on the shores of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is as palatial on first sight as when you walk through the door. Opened in 1910, this art nouveau masterpieces on the border of the Villa Carlotta gardens has truly stood the test of time. The “Lake Como Grand Tour” (minimum three-night stay) includes a tour of Lake Como’s ancient villas from a the hotel’s water limo, Ruy, a restored Venetian motor launch.
\n\nFrom Dhs2,600 (park view prestige room). Until August 31. Lake Como, www.grandhoteltremezzo.com (+39 0344 42491).
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Boscolo Exedra Roma & Boscolo Milan, Italy
\n\nBoth of these majestic hotels in two of Italy’s most important cities are superb destinations from which to immerse yourself in Italian culture. GCC residents can take advantage of the “Middle East Market Special Summer Promotions” and enjoy three nights at either venue that include a room upgrade, a lavish breakfast for two and unlimited access to the spa facilities.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,189 per night (Rome); from Dhs980 (Milan). Valid between July 10 and August 25 (Rome); July 10 and August 31 (Milan). www.boscolohotels.com (+800 8099 8099).
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Imperial Palace Hotel, Armenia
\n\nLocated in the heart of the capital, Yerevan, this charming hotel is a stone’s throw from an array of popular landmarks including the Matenadaran Museum, Cascade, The Armenian Opera Theatre and the House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian. The restaurant offers diners a true taste of Armenia, along with more international cuisine. And the hotel is offering some massive reductions for guests during Eid.
\n\nFrom Dhs270 per room, per night; Imperial Suite from Dhs925. Until August 31. Yerevan, Armenia, www.hotelimperial.am (+37 410 588 040).
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Columbia Beach Resort Pissouri, Cyprus
\n\nThis five-star resort is beachside chic at its absolute finest. Widely recognised as one of the Mediterranean’s top spa hotels, the Columbia is the perfect place to enjoy a little pampering and rejuvenation. The hotel is offering Time Out readers an added incentive to stay with them this Eid with a special five-night package in an executive suite including a free traditional mezze for two and 15 percent off spa treatments.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,500 per suite, per night. Valid on bookings made before June 29. www.columbiaresort.com (+357 2583 3000).
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\n\nFor comedy fans, Azerbaijan will always be synonymous with the stand-up ramblings of Eddie Izzard. But there’s more to this country than a funky name that rolls off the tongue. It has all the necessary ingredients of a tourist-friendly country: hospitable people, rich cultural and historic diversity, beautiful natural scenery, exotic foods and much more, making it a delightful summer getaway destination. Less than three hours away by plane, the capital, Baku, is an attraction in itself; a modern, cosmopolitan city with unique architecture, wonderful landscape design, comfortable cafés and many amusement arcades for children and adults. Baku City offers a contemporary European feel coupled with the untouched and archaic imprint of bygone eras. And the kind folk at the Azerbaijan tourist board are offering Time Out readers an extra five percent off the four-day weekend in Baku package. Bargain.
\n\nFrom Dhs1,890 (four-day weekend in Baku package including return flights and transfers). Ongoing. www.atlantisholidays.com (04 282 9119 ext: 199).