25 September 2017Last updated


Daycation deals and helpful travel accessories

Take a break and make the most of your next vacation off with these holiday essentials

Shreeja Ravindranathan
20 Apr 2017 | 10:00 am
  • Bab Al Shams, a resort near Dubai.


The Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa’s Relaxed Couple promotion has mastered the art of turning a day off into a daycation – the package includes a 50-minute Balinese massage at the hotel’s Satori Spa, full day access to the outdoor infinity pools, lunch at Al Forsan restaurant and free camel rides and falcon display. The offer is available until May 23 and is only valid from Sundays to Thursdays. From Dh700 per person; call 04 809 6167 or email


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The Book Seat makes hands-free reading a reality – the lightweight reading support holds up iPads and books with clear plastic holders that easily turn the page so your hands are free to snack, take notes or pillow your head as you lounge by the pool. It’s shaped to allow ventilation for electronic items so they don’t heat up and has a handy pocket for pens and glasses. Dh420, Pôlette Concept Store, City Walk.



This power bank is everything you need when power outlets are hard to find. Its two USB ports allow two devices to be charged simultaneously and it’s sleek enough to fit into a small purse. Dh250,



This red hot Samsonite Plutus suitcase makes travelling during red hot summers breezy – it comes with an integrated TSA combination lock, double wheels that steer in all directions, interior pockets and a shoe pouch and luggage cover. From Dh1,980 at Samsonite stores.

Shreeja Ravindranathan

Shreeja Ravindranathan