Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
Formerly a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen is a colourful city filled with folklore. The fairy-tale Danish capital has often been considered a modern-day utopia with its high quality of life, international status as a gastronomic destination and seamless blend of scenic landscapes and neoclassical architecture.
Centrally located and overlooking the famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens, Nimb hotel is perfect to experience Copenhagen’s charm. Enjoy free music concerts every Friday from 10pm to midnight at Tivoli’s open-air Pantomime Theatre while relaxing at the award-winning hotel’s luxurious birchwood rooms replete with state-of-the-art iPod docking stations, or stroll down the city’s cobbled streets while devouring Danish treats like flødebolle (cream buns) and smørrebrød (open sandwiches). Other cultural gems include the neo-baroque Christiansborg Palace, which is the seat of the Danish parliament; Amalienborg, where the royal family lives; Rosenborg Castle Gardens; the Little Mermaid statue adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s story; and the internationally acclaimed Nordic restaurant, Noma.
Rooms from about Dh3,333 per night. Visit www.nimb.dk.
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Invest in your family’s leisure with the hotel’s We are Family offer. Slashing room rates down by 35 per cent, you can reserve Eid getaways or summer staycations in cosy rooms or luxe suites and access the gym, rooftop pool as well as other perks without blowing your budget! Book with FAMILY promo code by Sunday on www.millenniumhotels.com. Prices start from Dh357 so hurry!
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Newly-weds, feel the love at this romantic property by the Aegean in Turkey’s dreamy port city. The enchanting resort is offering the honeymoon package, A moment of Romance, tailored to let sparks fly between starry-eyed couples. Laze away your days with in-bed breakfasts, candle-lit dinners and a couples’ massage. About Dh2,505. For details, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/bodrum.
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