Jumeirah lures GCC guests with special offers at hotels

Guests can explore the rich heritage of the Emirati culture at Jumeirah Al-Wathba Desert Resort & Spa.
Updated 03 June 2019

Jumeirah lures GCC guests with special offers at hotels

Eid is here and so is the perfect time to go on a dream holiday. Whether you favor refreshing dips in an infinity pool or are looking for a stylish fine dining experience or simply want to stay in your suite soaking up the ocean views, Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has something for everyone looking to enjoy a long weekend.

To help you plan your Eid getaway, Jumeirah has listed must-visit hotels and resorts in the UAE, with special offers for GCC residents only.

Dubai

1. Jumeirah Al-Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

Famed for its waterways that flow throughout the Madinat Jumeirah resort, and located on one of the world’s most recognizable shorelines with views of the Burj Al-Arab, this hotel is simply an Instagram favorite. 

With the Jumeirah Breaks offer, save 20 percent on the best available room rates along with complimentary breakfast and feel spoilt with a choice of more than 40 restaurants for lunch and dinner. The offer also includes unlimited access to Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach and entry to Wild Wadi Waterpark. 

Best available rate: From 935 dirhams ($254)

2. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray 

Nestled on the Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a visual delight, boasting impressive architecture and views of the Arabian Gulf. The recreational haven is complete with a pristine private beach, an infinity pool, award-winning restaurants and a spa. Indulge like royalty at the Iklik Hammam — an entire spa floor dedicated to couples featuring two spacious treatment suites, including saunas, whirlpools, showers, changing areas, majlis, jacuzzis, steam baths and relaxation lounges. 

Best available rate: From 700 dirhams

Abu Dhabi

1. Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort

The resort sits majestically on the island’s prime beach. Guests can experience island life at its best at the eco-friendly Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort. They can enjoy the views of 400 meters of white sand on the Arabian Gulf and the beautiful scenery and undisturbed wildlife. 

With the Jumeirah Breaks offer, save 10 percent on the best available room rates along with access to spa for hydra pool, rhassoul chamber, sauna and steam room, and complimentary use of Bodyism wellness center facilities. The offer also includes unlimited access to the kids and teens clubs.

Best available rate: From 1,025 dirhams

2. Jumeirah Al-Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

Guests can explore the rich heritage of the Emirati culture at this resort. Inspired by classical dwellings, the boutique resort’s 103 guest rooms and villas feature timeless local details, traditional artwork, and Arabesque accessories, alongside a range of dining destinations showcasing the dunes to panoramic perfection. 

Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with an authentic Arabic brunch inspired by Lebanese flavors. Savor signature slow-cooked lamb ouzi with saffron rice, charcoal kebab grills, and a variety of mezzes and sweet delights at Bait Al-Hanine. 

Best available rate: From 850 dirhams


Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Updated 19 August 2019

Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Al-Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman has unveiled its new Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures. In collaboration with travel specialist Oman Expeditions, this offering is the first bespoke luxury mobile camping experience to take guests across the diverse terrain of the Dhofar province from the mountains to the desert to the sea. 

Set between a relaxing stay at the beachside resort in Salalah, the camping adventures offer tailored itineraries of varying lengths. Activities and camp locations allow guests to discover a wilderness of star-studded skies, vast deserts, rugged mountains and long, empty beaches. Southern Oman is said to be an uncharted destination and one of the only places where the true culture of old Arabia is still alive.

Drawing on the vast country knowledge and experience of Oman Expedition’s founder Sean Nelson, these new experiences weave in the rich, traditional heritage and magnificent natural environment of the region to create rare and memorable expeditions for resort guests while continuing to provide the luxury and comfort they desire. 

A former officer in the British Royal Marines and Royal Army of Oman’s Desert Regiment, Nelson has been nominated annually for the Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Oman since 2012. A leading private travel specialist, he is renowned for his rich and varied experience of the country. Before setting up Oman Expeditions, Nelson founded Hud Hud Travels in 2006, Oman’s northern-based provider of professionally run private luxury camps and events. 

Traveling via luxury 4x4 vehicles, a sample itinerary would include two nights camping with three days of various activities. Guests may choose to venture deep into the most remote parts of the world’s largest sand desert to find peace and solitude amidst magnificent sweeping dunes reaching up to 200 meters in the Empty Quarter. For a seaside option, guests can camp on a stretch of wild and secluded beach along the Dhofar coastline where they will encounter an array of wildlife including spinner dolphins, green turtles and coastal bird life as well as swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water 30 meters from their tent. In the foothills of the Dhofar mountains, guests can step back in time on a trek with camels along the same ancient frankincense trading routes that these prized animals have been following for over 2,000 years.

Oman Expeditions also brings together Dhofar’s top local contacts from guides, drivers and chefs to camel herders, artisans and religious scholars to ensure clients have an enriching and authentic experience. In addition, expeditions are accompanied by members of the Mahrah, a tribe who have traveled along frankincense trading routes with their camels since the time of the Queen of Sheba.