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  • Published: 17:00 July 12, 2013
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AL MARSA TRAVEL OFFERS DHOW RETREATS

Al Marsa Travel offers a retreat to Khor Qabel and Ras Musandam on traditional dhows until August 31. Weekend and chartered trips are available at discounted prices. Weekend trips are priced between Dh1,000 and 1,250 per person for two nights. The Brown and Blue Dhow is available at Dh6,750 per night for a maximum of 12 people, the Red Dhow is available at Dh7,500 per night for a maximum of 15 people, and the Yellow Dhow is available at Dh9,000 per night for a maximum of 18 people. Rates are inclusive of food, beverage and all activities including diving fees and equipment. Dates on request. Log on to almarsamusandam.com

SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY INTRODUCES RAMADAN PACKAGES

The Ramadan Kareem Packages at Six Senses Zighy Bay start from $537 per night including stay in villa for two people with breakfast or suhour in your villa (confirmed on arrival with the butler); iftar in Spice Market; access to Suhour Khaimat Ramadan (Ramadan Tent) and the tennis, pétanque and beach volleyball courts; use of non-motorised water sports; and access to steam, sauna, ice cave and fitness centre until August 6. For more information log on to sixsenses.com/resorts/zighy-bay

MANDARIN ORIENTAL LAUNCHES NEW ARABIC WEBSITE

Mandarin Oriental has launched its new Arabic website at mandarinoriental.ae. Guests can now personalise their stay, which will be shared across all hotels in the group. It is also easier to view and compare rooms and rates. They will also benefit from a 10 per cent reduction of rates if they can find a better rate than the ones offered. The group’s online magazine, Destination MO and tips from the concierge can be viewed here. The website presently features 16 of the group’s hotels. It can be viewed from desktops and tablets, and photos and pages can be shared in real-time online.

WEDDING BELLS RING AT SHANGRI-LA’S VILLINGLI RESORT AND SPA

At Shangri-La’s Villingli Resort and Spa, couples can choose to be married on the beach, in a tree house villa, or in one of the many ocean retreats the resort has to offer. Wedding packages also include a photo shoot, bridal bouquet, a four-course candlelit dinner, a spa treatment at CHI, The Spa and a special wedding gift. There are three wedding packages and one honeymoon package, starting from $1080 (Dh3,963). For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com/male/villingiliresort/weddings-celebrations/

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