12 international travel deals from Dubai for Eid Al Adha
Whether you’re looking for short haul, long haul, city break or beach holiday, let us inspire your Eid Al Adha travel…
Eid Al Adha is likely to begin on Saturday August 10, and those who typically work Sunday to Thursday are set to enjoy a five-day weekend over Eid from Friday August 9.
So, with an extra long weekend on the horizon, we’ve rounded up some brilliant Eid travel deals from around the globe, whether you’re looking for budget or blowout, a family trip or couples getaway, city break or luxury beach resort.
Here are 12 travel deals to inspire your Eid Al Adha getaway.
To celebrate Eid Al Adha, the beautiful island resort of Soneva Fushi is offering a five-day program of exciting Eid activities, as well as some top discounts for travellers. From August 1 to 31, when you book a four night getaway at the luxury Robinson-crusoe inspired property, you’ll only pay for three nights, or book a seven night holiday and you’ll only pay for five nights. There are also added benefits such as a complimentary 50 minute spa treatment and sunset dolphin cruise on the four-night package, and 50 per cent off seaplane transfers when you book the seven night package. Use the code TSFME219 when booking.
A four-hour plane trip gets you to the Lebanese capital of Beirut. And while many Dubai-dwellers may flock to the city for its vibrant nightlife, it’s also known for its striking architecture and art and thriving culinary scene. Keen to check it out? Luxury hotel The Phoenicia Hotel is offering an Eid Al Adha package designed with the cultured traveller in mind, complete with bespoke art tours and culinary experiences. Included in the Eid package is a two-night stay in a premium sea room, early check in, complimentary airport transfers, breakfast, dinner at Rossini restaurant, two drinks at Amethyste Lounge and a bespoke art tour of the hotel, including a viewing of the fine art collection. It’s priced at USD1,300 (Dhs4,775)
Enjoy a getaway to the British capital and stay on the prestigious Park Lane for less. Check into the Sheraton Park Lane through July and August and enjoy entry level rates from GBP399 (Dhs1825) per night with special rates code E81.
Located at the lowest point on earth (that’s more than 1,312 feet below sea level), the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa is set in the heart of the Jordan Valley. Relax on the floating pontoon on the calm waters of the Dead Sea as you soak up the sun by day, and dine your way around the resorts 7 restaurants and bars by night. Rates start from Dhs397 per night.
On the hillside of the Turkish coastline, Caresse Resort and Spa is a top option for a beautiful break in Bodrum. All rooms offer private balconies or terraces with captivating views of the Aegean sea and the resort also boasts direct access to the white sandy beaches below. While the resort is secluded in its own private cove, the bustling centre of Bodrum is just 15 minutes drive away.
Set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, The Residence Mauritius offers visitors the chance to create their own tailor-made itinerary, taking in everything from UNESCO World Heritage site visits and spa appointments to kids’ yoga classes and babysitting. It’s offering 30 per cent off stays until the end of September on all bookings made by August 31
The idyllic island of Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most treasured islands. At the hillside villa resort of Samujana, villas start from one bedroom, all the way up to 8 bedroom properties that all come complete with private pools, perfect for a getaway with family or friends. There are a host of great offers to enjoy when booking this summer, such as 20 per cent off room rates, or stay for four nights, pay for three. Rates start from Dhs2,500.
It’s arguably one of the coolest cities in Europe, and this summer, Conservatorium hotel Amsterdam has designed a two-night experience to make sure you see the city from all the best angles. Their ‘Amsterdam from above’ package includes a two-night stay in the I Love Amsterdam suite, daily breakfast and private rooftop dinner complete with bubbly as you gaze over the panoramic views of Amsterdam. Also included are two tickets to Europe’s highest swing on the A’DAM LOOKOUT observation deck, and one-hour hot air balloon ride that will see you rise up above the city and enjoy a scenic birds eye view. This package is available from EUR2970 per night for two (Dhs11,470).
Book a trip to the boutique Tulia Zanzibar beach resort, where rates for a three night stay between now and August 31 start from Dhs3750 per person including breakfast, based on two adults sharing. Rates increase to Dhs4,555 per person for half board, and Dhs4850 for all inclusive. Rates include airport transfers, accomodation in a deluxe garden bungalow, complimentary massages, yoga classes and water sports such as windsurfing and kayak rental.
Hua Hin, Thailand
Found two hours South of Bangkok, a tropical escape awaits for visitors to Avani+ Hua Hin Resort and Villas. The picturesque town is home to long stretches of golden sandy beaches, lush tropical gardens and a vibrant, friendly local culture. Nestled on the coastline, guest rooms face onto a super-sized lagoon pool, while all villas and suites boast a plunge pool or jacuzzi and rainforest shower that encourage guests to get in touch with nature. Waterfalls and jungles are found in the natural surroundings, while guests can also experience the local culture at the nearby night market. This summer, stay three nights or more and enjoy 30 per cent off accommodation plus a daily breakfast.
Looking for a romantic beach break this summer? Rates at the secluded DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort & Spa start from Dhs951, and will see you journey to a remote part of the island, surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean and access to a private beach, visitors can watch the waves at sunset on the sandy strip, or from the luxury whirlpool on their private balcony. Not just designed for couples, the property offers a range of family-friendly activities including snorkeling and boat trips so parents and children can explore the azure waters that surround this island paradise.
Described as one of South Africa’s most spectacular urban resorts, One&Only Cape Town is found in the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and overlooks the marina and offers panoramic vistas across to Table Mountain. This summer, guests can avail a ‘stay 4, pay 3’ promotion, which is available across all room categories. Rates start from Dhs3029.