Cherish togetherness with family and friends this festive season with a family friendly getaway to Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Enter a haven of rustic charm and enjoy views of the beachfront and mangroves lagoon at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort. Breathe in an exotic atmosphere of authentic wildlife, while enjoying romantic and intimate luxury at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort. Festive rates start from AED 1,600*.
Waking up to the sound of the waves crashing on the beachfront is now possible at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The iconic Muscat property is taking luxury travel to new heights, introducing a premier luxury tent experience on the shores of the sea of Oman.
The Gypsy Queens is a French pop band, originating from Nice and signed to London Records, whose brilliant performances have found them shoulder to shoulder with high-profile celebrities like Robert De Niro, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Prince Harry, REM and Quincy Jones. The legendary band will provide a truly unique experience performing a diverse mix of popular music and hits from around the world. The Gypsy Queens will bring a taste of the lively French Riviera party scene with an eclectic mix of acoustic/electric 'feel good' music that will blow guests away, while diners indulge in the marvelous a la carte French-Mediterranean cuisine.
For those who are seeking something extra special this festive season, Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s team will leave guests wishing it was Christmas all year round! A full and glittering calendar of events awaits guests starting with festive temptations as well as takeaway turkey at Majlis Lobby Lounge, a mouth-watering set menu at Sicilia restaurant, Christmas and Boxing Day brunches in Al Bahou and a glamourous themed New Year’s Eve party.
From elaborate city festivities to simple village fairs, India is known the world over for its incredible festival celebrations. With a packed festival calendar as rich and diverse as its culture and topography, Diwali – The Festival of Lights, takes centre stage. A joyous celebration of the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, this ancient Hindu festival is celebrated with a resplendent display of fireworks and lit diyas (oil lamps) to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and good fortune, and Ganesh, the god of wisdom and good luck.
* At The Top, Burj Khalifa; Reel Cinemas and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain to provide unique Bond experiences
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana is now offering a Home Escape package for long stay guests. The Hotel, an upscale property offering 259 modern fully furnished studios and suites is conveniently located few steps away from ADNEC and a few minutes’ drive from the city center, Yas Island attractions and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Alila Jabal Akhdar has introduced six exhilarating new routes that take hikers on an adventure through Oman’s magnificent mountain landscape. Ideal for guests at all levels of fitness who feel like exploring the surrounding area on their own or with the expertise of a guide, these guided and non-guided walks follow well-marked trails that traverse the astounding scenery, descending into the wadi and winding though canyons, caves, abandoned villages, farms and plantations.