27 October 2016Last updated


Must-visit destinations

Friday brings you the hottest deals and dream destinations for your next holiday

By Shreeja Ravindranathan
13 Jun 2016 | 01:52 pm
  • Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi


Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

If you find yourself in the capital this Ramadan, treat yourself to a capital weekend with Emirates Palace’s luxurious Ramadan at the Palace offer. Opulent beachfront pavilions will set the scene for an expansive iftar banquet that you can enjoy at leisure. Later, stay the night in one of the gorgeous rooms with a 25 per cent discount on available rates. A late check-out at 4pm means you’ll have enough time to visit the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque and other attractions in the emirate. From Dh1,045, until July 6. Email or call 02 690 9000 for more information.


The H Dubai

It’s the time of year to slow down and reflect, so take a break with The H Dubai’s Ramadan package for two. It includes a spacious double room, iftar buffet at Glow Lounge and a 25 per cent food and beverage discount if you fancy trying out one of the other restaurants in the hotel come iftar. The offer also includes a spa voucher worth Dh200 for a cleansing treatment at Mandara Spa. From Dh650 per night, until August 31. Call 04 501 8888 or email


Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Working shorter hours during Ramadan means there’s no better time to bond with the kids. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel has chalked out a Ramadan Stay Package that factors in fun for kids and caters to the needs of fasting parents. Take shade from the blazing summer with in-room suhoor and 25 per cent off on available rates. The kids can enjoy unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, Sinbad Kid’s Club and scuba diving lessons. From Dh850 per night, throughout Ramadan. Call 04 406 8500 or email


Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown Dubai

Iftars are a great way to experience renowned Arab hospitality, and at Four Points by Sheraton, you can experience traditional warmth post-iftar too with the Ramadan package. Stuffed to the gills on the Eatery’s lavish iftar buffet of slow-cooked ouzi, juices and desserts, you can nip up to a cosy room of your choice for a nap before suhoor instead of hurrying home. The package includes room upgrades as well as a late 4pm check-out. From Dh300, throughout Ramadan. Call 04 354 3333.


Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences, Mumbai, India

If you’re looking for an international getaway that’s also sensitive to Ramadan, look no further than the Taj Wellington Mews. Located in the heart of old Mumbai in Colaba, the plush fully furnished serviced apartments are a stone’s throw from the city’s popular attractions such as Gateway of India, Marine Drive and the historical caves of Elephanta. Offering studios as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom flats, the property has an iftar menu at Weli Deli restaurant featuring dates, Ramadan beverages and a feast of mains. It also offers access to the fitness centre while Kids@Taj provides special meals, activities and childcare services. From Dh544 per night, throughout Ramadan. Call +91 22 6656 9595 or email

By Shreeja Ravindranathan

By Shreeja Ravindranathan

Lifestyle Writer