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Kenya for Wildlife

You cannot get closer to nature and wildlife than this one. Called the ‘Kilimanjaro Escape’, this holiday package promises to take you away from everything urban to the wilderness of the Amboseli National Park where you spend five nights.

With the breathtaking view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, wildlife enthusiasts can get a fill of their game drives. Priced Dh6,045 per person on a twin-sharing basis at a four-star accommodation, this package includes round-trip economy airfare, airport transfers, game drives, park entrance fees and the service of a professional driver/guide. Those with some extra cash can take a balloon flight in Masai Mara for an additional Dh1,790 per person.

Contact: Sharaf Travels, 04-397 6161
Offer valid until October 31

Istanbul for History and Culture

Boasting history and culture dating back hundreds of years, Turkey is a tourist’s paradise. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Goreme Fairy Chimneys, Library of Celsus, Mount Nemrut, Mount Olympus, Patara Beach – all have a history, or in other words, a story to tell.

The holiday package is priced unimaginably low. For three nights (four days) it will cost Dh2,175 per adult on a twin-sharing basis in a three-star hotel; Dh2,305 per adult in a four-star hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis and around Dh3,330 per adult in a five-star accommodation (Hotel Celal Aga Konagi) on a twin-sharing basis. All these prices include round-trip economy airfare, airport transfers, half day city tour of Istanbul and all taxes and service charges.

Contact: Sharaf Travels, 04-397 6161
Offer Validity: Until October 31 

Sri Lanka for Budget Travel

A trip to Sri Lanka this Eid will cost you little – literally so. Firstly, the currency conversion immensely favours those going from the UAE as Dh1 equals about 39 Sri Lankan rupees. Every city in Sri Lanka offers you value for money. From beaches to wildlife to shopping, history and culture – there are attractions galore to cater to all kinds of tourists. A three-night (four day) dnata package is about Dh1,095 per adult on a twin sharing basis at the Heritance Ahungalla, a five-star hotel.

The package (airfare not included) includes breakfast, airport transfers and a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe ocean front room for one night. According to a popular online booking site, a round-trip economy airfare to Colombo starts at Dh2,000.

Contact: dnata, 04 3166666
 Offer validity until September 15

Singapore for Fareast Flavour

Singapore is a city with many attractions. For compulsive shoppers the famous Mustafa Centre in Little India is open round the clock and sells everything from ethnic jewellery to the latest electronics.

For those looking for all things worn, torn and retro it’s the Sungei Road Thieves Market. A four-night (five day) dnata package (without airfare) costs Dh2,690 per adult on a twin-sharing basis at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel. The offer includes breakfast, airport transfers, complimentary cocktail every evening from 5 to 7pm. Free stay for children up to 12 years. Round-trip air fare to Singapore is about Dh3,278.

Contact: dnata, 04 3166666
Offer valid until September 15

Paris for Romance

Spring, autumn, winter, summer – Paris is a place that seduces you any time of the year. Whether it is a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a walk down the Champs Elysees or watching the Mouline Rouge show, there is plenty to do in this romantic place this Eid. A two-night (three days) stay in a four-star hotel will cost you around Dh4,035 per adult on a twin sharing basis, which includes round-trip economy airfare.

Flying time to Paris is a little over seven hours with Emirates and Air France offering plenty of daily flights. So there you go!

Package inclusions: Daily breakfast. Five-hour city tour of Paris (including Eiffel Tower) on seat-in-coach (SIC) basis. One-hour Seine cruise. Private return transfer from CDG airport/train station to the hotel. Optional tours to Disneyland and Lido.

Contact: Sharaf Travels, 04-397 6161
Offer valid until October 31 

Maldives for water adventure

If you love the sun and the water, Maldives is the place for you this Eid. Known for its adventure watersports and underwater diving and escape into the subsea, Maldives can be a thrilling getaway. A four night (five day) holiday package from DNATA costs around Dh5,650 per person (excluding air fare) on a twin-sharing basis in the five star hotel Viceroy Maldives. Package includes stay in a beach villa with pool, breakfast and evening meal and all seaplane transfers. A round-trip economy airfare from Dubai to Male is about Dh3,877 per person. Flying time to Maldives is about four hours, 47 minutes.

Contact: dnata, 04 3166666
Offer valid until September 30 

Local escapades

No plans for a quick Eid getaway to a fancy destination? No sweat! There are plenty of local packages giving you and your family a chance to step out of your four walls for a memorable Eid Al Fitr. 

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel Abu Dhabi

Check into the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel in Abu Dhabi if you fancy some great food and stay offers. Rate for a single room is around Dh500 per night per person. Rate for a double room is around Dh600 per night per person. Those staying at the hotel also get a 50 per cent discount on massage.

Contact: 02-441 5900 

Danat Al Ain Resort Al Ain

Enjoy a special Eid offer and experience a wide range of dining choices and extended recreational facilities. Rooms start from Dh699 including breakfast. Offer is valid from August 6 to 10.

Contact: 03-704 6000 

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Check into the Sofitel hotel in JBR for just Dh590 per person per night for a superior room. Those with a bigger purse can check into the hotel’s luxury room for Dh690 per person per night or the luxury club room for Dh890 per person per night. Breakfast will be complimentary in the French Brasserie restaurant. This restaurant is also offering a special themed Eid Al Fitr dinner for Dh180 per person.

Contact: 04-448 4848
Offer valid until September 15 

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

Hit the beaches of Sharjah by checking into this beachside resort. A double room is about Dh650 including breakfast. On the second day of Eid Al Fitr the hotel is organising an Eid buffet for Dh130 per person. The resort is located on one of the emirate’s principal beaches and features a range of leisure activities for all ages, including the Rimal Club, state-of-the-art fitness centre, children’s pool, indoor playroom and Kid’s Club.

Contact: 06-522 9999