Africa & The Middle East
          2010
Celebrating over 21 years of leadership
            in luxury travel




                                     LUXURY SKI R...
THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM   |   TEL 01244 897 100   |   ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK   |   WWW.ELEGA...
Serra Cafema, Namibia. Image courtesy of Wilderness Safaris – Dana Allen




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Contents
    Welcome                            Elegant Lifestyles   Elegant Travel: Air     Booking Conditions        Vir...
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The World of Elegant Resorts
    We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our...
Elegant Lifestyles
     We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Africa & The Middle
     East brochure, now allow us to help you...
Elegant Concierge
Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is
on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect......
Elegant Travel: Air
     On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets
     itself the highest standards in everythin...
Here, we highlight just a few of the benefits of travelling premium class with Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and Etihad
Airway...
The Middle East
Dubai                                                 Qatar       NEW

Abu Dhabi                          ...
Dubai
     Dubai’s year-round sunshine, miles of sandy beaches and world-
     class facilities provide the perfect ingred...
Images courtesy of Madinat Jumeirah and bottom right image courtesy of Arabian Adventures




Travel Facts
GMT: + 4 hours....
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
     Stunning Arabian architecture combines with superb
     hospitality at the One&Only Roya...
Together, the properties offer eight restaurants, each with a carefully-created menu to tempt the palate of even the most ...
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Madinat Jumeirah
     An authentic re-creation of an ancient citadel, Madinat
     Jumeirah beautifully combines the cultu...
Travelling around the resort is simple thanks to its charming network of waterways and traditional abras (water-taxis), an...
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                        The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
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The Address Hotels & Resorts
     The Address properties form a small
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Elegant Resorts 2010 Africa & The Middle East Brochure

  1. 1. Africa & The Middle East 2010
  2. 2. Celebrating over 21 years of leadership in luxury travel LUXURY SKI RESERVATIONS 01244 897 333 3
  3. 3. THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM | TEL 01244 897 100 | ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK | WWW.ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK Dear Luxury Traveller By opening this brochure, you have taken the first step to giving yourself the luxury holiday you deserve. I would urge you to take one further step and allow us to bring these pages to life by speaking to one of our luxury specialists. We share your passion for travel and there is nothing we enjoy more than hearing your plans and helping you fulfil them. It would be our pleasure to prepare a personalised itinerary and quotation on any property for you and if you can’t see what you’re looking for then please just ask and we will source it. We specialise in bespoke luxury travel. The Middle East has always been special and it’s very exciting to see how much it has changed. My advice is to speak to one of our Travel Consultants who has recently been out there, as the changes are amazing and each of the countries have their own character. Africa has always been a popular destination and we’ve extended our range of holidays to best reflect this. We’ve added the beaches of Zanzibar and The Funzi Keys, Kenya, as well as a host of safari experiences across southern Africa. Thank you for looking through this brochure, we appreciate your time is precious and how important your ‘down time’ is in this busy world. Getting your holiday right is a responsibility we take very seriously. We are proud to be the leaders in luxury travel and we only maintain this position by being attentive to your individual needs. Enjoy choosing your next holiday, we look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully Nathan Philpot Managing Director of Elegant Resorts ELEGANT RESORTS LTD REGISTERED IN UK 2100913 | ATOL PROTECTED 2885 | IATA | ABTA V1712 4
  4. 4. Serra Cafema, Namibia. Image courtesy of Wilderness Safaris – Dana Allen 5
  5. 5. Contents Welcome Elegant Lifestyles Elegant Travel: Air Booking Conditions Virgin Galactic pages 4-5 page 10 pages 12-13 pages 134-135 page 138 World of Elegant Resorts Elegant Concierge Essential Information Booking Form pages 8-9 page 11 pages 132-133 page 137 Africa & The Middle East Dubai Qatar NEW Morocco & Tunisia Botswana, Namibia & pages 16-37 pages 48-49 pages 60-69 Zambia pages 116-123 Abu Dhabi Bahrain Egypt pages 38-39 pages 50-51 pages 70-83 Mozambique, Tanzania , Zanzibar, Oman Jordan NEW South Africa The Funzi Keys, Kenya NEW pages 40-47 pages 52-57 pages 86-115 pages 124-131 6 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
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  7. 7. The World of Elegant Resorts We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our brochures feature a personally selected range of the very finest hotels, hideaways and resorts from all corners of the world… Africa & The Middle East – Featuring Jordan, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya North Africa has always ranked high on the list of exotic winter destinations, while any of the states in the Middle East are great to visit at any time of the year, offering beach, urban and event themed entertainment to suit all the family. Brand new to the portfolio is Jordan, with its archaeological wonders, fantastic diving opportunities and cosmopolitan capital, it’s a definite must-see. If you’re in search of adventure, our African portfolio now includes exotic beach locations in Zanzibar and The Funzi Keys, Kenya as well as offering a host of safari experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania – we’ve showcased highlights of these areas to help you get the most out of your safari. For more information, enquiries and bookings, please call: 01244 897 111 Asia & Australasia – Featuring Laos, Fiji and French Polynesia Captivating, with a way of life unique to this part of the globe, the Far East is legendary for its hospitality and we’re delighted to be featuring Laos this year and charming Luang Prabang, a city dominated by gilded temples. We’re also featuring Fiji and French Polynesia – both present an unbeatable combination of tropical beauty, welcoming people and island-hopping possibilities. It goes without saying that both Australia and New Zealand are countries worth spending a little longer in – we’ve included some of our own ideas on where to go and what to see but you may have your own, in which case please call our Travel Consultants who’ll be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for you. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 555 Europe – Featuring Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro Sometimes the best things in life are closer than we think. Just a few short hours away from home, Europe’s holiday resorts move into the spotlight during the long summer months. Glamorous capital cities and places such as Marbella, Sardinia, Crete and Cannes become the world’s playgrounds, their luxury hotels attracting the beautiful people; their quaint harbours crammed with designer yachts and trendy restaurants strictly reservations only. Brand new to our portfolio this year are Croatia and Montenegro – both have been attracting an eclectic mixture of visitors to their golden shores for centuries, while the friendly European atmosphere and beach resorts of Turkey make it a popular destination choice. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 777 Caribbean, The Americas & Villas – Featuring Latin America and Canada With its sensual tropical scenery and endless white sand beaches the Caribbean has always been special for us. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, family or a group of friends there’s something for everyone – romantic secluded hideaways, glamorous international resorts and privately owned villas. We’ve added new destinations to our North American programme and are delighted to introduce Latin America and Canada, appearing for the very first time – we’ve also showcased some exciting ideas to start you on your voyage of discovery, but we’d be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary to suit you – please call our Travel Consultants to discuss your requirements. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 999 India & The Indian Ocean – Featuring Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya The Indian Ocean islands – boasting year-round sunshine, white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a choice of world-class hotels – have been attracting couples and families since we introduced them to our portfolio. This year we’re delighted to be featuring Sri Lanka and we’ve showcased some of the country’s highlights to help you make the most of your holiday here. Meanwhile, fantastic diving opportunities, palm- fringed beaches and island hideaways can be found in Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya. In contrast, India is such a land of diversity that you can visit it again and again and again. We’ve presented you with some exciting ideas – but, as always, we’re happy to create your own bespoke itinerary, simply call our Travel Consultants. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 888 Our Website – www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our site is now more informative, detailed and easy to use with new lifestyle features enabling you to find the right type of holiday – whether it is Golf, Spa, Family, Honeymoon, Sailing or Space travel! Your type of lifestyle can be filtered with your choice of continent or country and the site will also prompt you with other suggested properties that may be relevant to your search. A ‘Quick Quote’ facility allows anyone who doesn’t have the time to spend online to quickly brief our Travel Consultants who will do the research for you. Do register your details on our website as it’s another great way to keep up-to-date with our latest offers and promotions. 8 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
  8. 8. Elegant Lifestyles We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Africa & The Middle East brochure, now allow us to help you select the type of holiday you want. Weddings and Honeymoons Couples wishing to get married or spend their honeymoon in Africa or the Middle East have a range of fantastic destinations to choose from. Weddings can be arranged in South Africa, after which you’ve got the option of a safari and beach combination honeymoon, while the Middle East offers a host of cosmopolitan states with vivid backdrops and sandy beaches. Places such as One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai offer couples the opportunity to renew their vows or participate in a simple wedding blessing in the sea-facing Half Moon Terrace at the Palace, or the Arabian Gazebo and Oval Garden at the Arabian Court. Please call our Travel Consultants who would be delighted to advise you on locations, service details and pre/post arrangements. Spa Nothing enhances the relaxation of a great holiday like some first-class pampering. If you’re looking for pure indulgence and relaxation, you’ll find a great selection of spas in this brochure featuring everything from the fabulous destination and resort spas in the Middle East to the rather more unconventional bush spas or treatments offered by the safari lodges in our Africa portfolio. Within the brochure we’ve highlighted the properties that feature a full spa and our Travel Consultants would be delighted to help you select a resort and pre-book any treatments. Families At Elegant Resorts we understand that those of you travelling with children might need a little extra help to ensure your holidays are ‘effortlessly stylish’. Throughout the Middle East and Africa, children are wonderfully provided for and with this in mind, you’ll find that we’ve highlighted those of our featured properties that include excellent children’s clubs as part of their facilities. Our Travel Consultants will be happy to assist with pre-booking arrangements such as babysitters or nannies, highchairs and cots, and will even advise which airlines are the most child-friendly. Experiences Destinations such as South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania are perfect for the more adventurous traveller and our Travel Consultants would be happy to create a bespoke itinerary, offering recommendations and suggestions, to ensure you get the most out of your holiday experience – whether that’s organising a hot-air balloon safari with Champagne breakfast or booking you a spa treatment in the middle of the bush. Villas If you’re looking for a holiday that combines a unique setting and first-class facilities with total freedom and complete privacy, then a luxury villa is the perfect solution. We’ve a hand-picked selection of privately owned villas in the Caribbean and Europe; some small and intimate, others larger houses ideal for groups with plenty of distractions to occupy guests of all ages. At all of the villas you’ll enjoy stunning surroundings as well as the service of your own staff – a butler, housekeeper and a gardener; perhaps even your own chef – all helping to make your holiday experience an unforgettable one. Our full Villa portfolio can be viewed online at www.elegantresorts.co.uk 10 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
  9. 9. Elegant Concierge Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect... We offer a unique and exclusive service to arrange all the extra finishing and special touches you require. No request is too small or too difficult, too mundane or unusual. Whatever you desire for your time away, to make your journey easier Elegant Concierge will make it happen; whether it’s booking a spa treatment, theatre tickets, or a reservation at one of the finest restaurants; help with organising a special occasion or something a little unusual, once we know your personal requirements we’ll do the rest, producing a holiday that’s highly stylish and seamlessly bespoke. Just some of the extras that can be arranged and benefits you can expect from your Elegant Concierge: • Sporting Events and Tickets • Access to Festivals and Local Events • Gifts and Special Extras • Individual Accommodation and Airline Requirements • Restaurant Reservations • Spa Treatments • Children’s Clubs, Babysitting and Nanny Services • Special Occasion Planning • Valet and Chauffeur Services • Pre-delivery of Luggage Courtesy of First Luggage • Special Experiences, Celebrations and Private Excursions • Your Holiday Currency Delivered Straight to Your Door Our commitment to the highest standards doesn’t stop with the planning of your holiday: We provide a 24-hour emergency service to resolve any problem while you are away and have our own offices in Barbados, Dubai and Mauritius. From beginning to end, at Elegant Resorts we do all we can to ensure that you have an effortlessly stylish holiday. AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 11
  10. 10. Elegant Travel: Air On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets itself the highest standards in everything it does. So whichever cabin you choose, you can be sure your holiday will get off to a flying start. 1 1 First 2 First First 3 Club World 4 World Traveller Plus • First delivers exceptional comfort and refined surroundings, combined with the finest 5 The Concorde Room at T5 quality of service, to create a flying experience that is unmistakably First • Enjoy fine dining in the First lounge* giving you maximum sleep time on-board** World Traveller Plus • Your suite on-board is your sanctuary in the sky, a discreetly serviced and smartly • World Traveller Plus is a separate, smaller cabin with a maximum of six rows equipped haven of calm where your wellbeing is catered for providing you with a more relaxing and peaceful journey • Choose from a renowned à la carte menu and your meal will be prepared to order • Enjoy an additional 20% more personal space than World Traveller • In-flight entertainment offers the best ‘new release’ movies and a superb movie library • Stretch out with an additional 7" more legroom and benefit from the added recline, One-way upgrades start from £1240 p.p. adjustable headrest, lumbar support, footrest and legrest • Complimentary food and drinks are available throughout the flight as well as a *Available at selected airports. **Available on all flights leaving London Heathrow after 8pm and on selected overnight flights. three-course meal with an entrée designed by a leading chef One-way upgrades start from £105 p.p. Club World • Before your flight, enjoy the dedicated Departure lounges and British Airways Club Europe Elemis Travel Spa* • Choose from a number of check-in options including Online Check-in and • The new Club World seat is bigger, wider and more comfortable than ever to Self-service Check-in kiosks guarantee complete comfort in any position • Benefit from exclusive Fast Track security at London Heathrow • The very best in local and International cuisine is served, along with a dedicated • Enjoy access to the British Airways Lounge at UK and European airports with wine cellar. You may also help yourself to tasty treats from the Club Kitchen complimentary drinks and snacks One-way upgrades start from £375 p.p. • Sit back and relax in your comfortable leather seat with additional legroom • Benefit from complimentary catering with a choice of hot meals and snacks *Available at selected airports. One-way upgrades start from £285 p.p. Euro Traveller • There is a choice of check-in options including online and self service • A complimentary drinks service is offered throughout your flight • Enjoy the convenience of flying to centrally located airports Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks • Start your journey by checking in online from 24 hours before your flight departs 2 3 and minimise the queues at the airport • On selected routes you can pre-select your seat and print your boarding pass • If you don’t have online access you can still save time by using a Check-in kiosk* at the airport, giving you the same seating and boarding pass options as Online Check-in • On selected routes you can maximise free time by leaving your baggage at a Bag Drop** allowing you to shop, dine or relax before boarding your flight • Check in from 24 hours up to one hour before departure. For flights from the US, Online Check-in closes 2 hours before departure 4 5 *Available on selected routes. **Available at selected airports. In Addition... At certain times of the year our Partners in Air are able to offer excellent upgrade The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL opportunities and reduced rates which can be viewed on our website Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2885. www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our Travel Consultants will also discuss these with you at the time of booking. 12 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
  11. 11. Here, we highlight just a few of the benefits of travelling premium class with Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and Etihad Airways. For further information, please call 01244 897 111. Virgin Atlantic Etihad Airways Upper Class benefits include... Diamond First Class* benefits include... • Relax before your flight in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, offering massages, haircuts, • Exclusive chauffeur-drive service at both ends of your journey food and drink and full business facilities* • 82" long private suite with a 80.5" fully-flat bed, with bed width of 29.75". Each suite • Upper Class Suites are one of the longest fully-flat beds in business class. The 22" with Arabic styled sliding privacy doors (56cm) wide seat comes with full lumbar support and its own ottoman, which • 23" personal TV/video screen, with in-flight entertainment system that allows doubles as a seat for a guest customers to pause, stop, fast-forward or rewind up to 600 hours of films, TV and • Enjoy a drink at the on-board bar** radio programmes, and play games • Dine at 35,000ft with the Freedom menu service that lets you eat what you want, • Personal mini-bar when you want, from a full meal to a snack • In-seat massager, lumbar support and adjustable headrest • Play with your personal widescreen TV with hours of award-winning entertainment • In-seat sockets for PC, iPod connector, USB and Ethernet port, and audio jack One-way upgrades start from £595 p.p. One-way upgrades start from £1335 p.p. *Clubhouse facilities may vary at each destination. **Available on most flights. *Diamond First Class will roll out across the fleet from September 2009. Premium Economy benefits include... Pearl Business Class benefits include... • Dedicated Premium Economy Check-in, priority boarding and disembarkation • Exclusive chauffeur-drive service at both ends of your journey • Increased seat width of 21" (equivalent to other airlines’ Business Class)*, up to 38" • A Pearl Business Class seat with 88" pitch and direct access to the aisle which of leg room and an additional 2º of recline reclines 180º into a fully-flat, comfortable, 6ft 1" Business Bed • Personal seat-back TV offering award-winning entertainment • 15" personal LCD screens with over 600 hours of audio-video on-demand, a • In-seat laptop power on selected flights wide range of interactive games and a Plug-and-Play feature which allows you to • Pre-flight drink, complimentary newspaper and free drinks view your own videos • A choice of three tempting meals, with the main meal served on china dinnerware One-way upgrades start from £750 p.p. • An after dinner liqueur and a selection of fruit from the bowl One-way upgrades start from just £155 p.p. *Available on all London Heathrow aircraft. Emirates Business Class benefits include... • Exclusive lounge access at selected airports • Complimentary Chauffeur-drive service to/from UK airports** • Priority check-in and baggage handling • Sleeperette seats or lie-flat beds* with up to 62" pitch, electronic footrest Virgin Atlantic Upper Class and lumbar support • Multi-course gourmet meals with bone china and linen napkins • Selection of award-winning wines • Personal 15" digital TV screen One-way upgrades start from £1035 p.p. In addition to the Business Class features, First Class benefits include... • Up to 87" seat pitch • Lie-flat beds or private suites with doors to provide total privacy • ‘Dine on Demand’ room service meals* • In-seat mini-bar* • Personal 19" digital TV screen* One-way upgrades start from £1345 p.p. *Selected aircraft. **Mileage restrictions apply. (Boeing 777) Emirates AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 13
  12. 12. The Middle East Dubai Qatar NEW Abu Dhabi Bahrain Oman Jordan NEW Middle East Combinations Collectively, our featured destinations in the Middle East enjoy beautiful beaches and excellent weather year-round, but individually they’re quite different to each other; Dubai’s amazing 21st century achievements, Oman’s dramatic landscapes and Abu Dhabi’s striking Islamic architecture. Dubai and Abu Dhabi make an excellent journey break when travelling to or from Australia, while combinations of Dubai with India, Cairo and the Indian Ocean islands are extremely popular. You might even consider treating yourself to a shopping extravaganza, visiting both Dubai and Singapore… We’d be happy to create a personal itinerary that’s as simple or as detailed as you require, simply call 01244 897 111 and speak to one of our Travel Consultants.
  13. 13. Dubai Dubai’s year-round sunshine, miles of sandy beaches and world- class facilities provide the perfect ingredients for an exotic and exciting experience. It’s certainly a forward-thinking holiday destination with plenty of projects designed to ‘wow’ you, such as the world’s tallest building, The Burj Dubai, and a lavish, underwater hotel. A long list of attractions include: golf, the world’s third largest indoor ski slope and the Wild Wadi Water Park – a favourite among families and water-lovers alike. Combine this with the added attraction of a unique Arabian experience that includes desert safaris, dune driving, camel riding, trips to Bedouin villages, tours of mosques and palaces and you’ve one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations. The Palm Deira Dubai City Persian Gulf Dubai International Airport Atlantis, The Palm The Palm Jumeirah • • Desert Palm • • Armani Hotel Dubai One&Only Royal Mirage • •• Burj Al Arab Madinat Jumeirah The Palace – The Old Town The Address Downtown Burj Dubai The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai • The Westin Dubai, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Al Maha Desert International Airport Resort & Spa United Arab Emirates Climate Guide: Dubai Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 23 24 27 30 34 36 38 39 37 33 31 26 Rain mm 23 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 36 16
  14. 14. Images courtesy of Madinat Jumeirah and bottom right image courtesy of Arabian Adventures Travel Facts GMT: + 4 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 6 hours 40 minutes. Flight Information: Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow; British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow; Etihad Airways (via Abu Dhabi) from Heathrow and Manchester. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £805 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: Temperatures in Dubai are high throughout the year, although for visitors, Dubai is at its most appealing between September and April. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Please note Ramadan is celebrated in Dubai for one month from 11 August-9 September 2010 and some services may be restricted. Elegant Concierge Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. Breakfast with the thoroughbreds at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. Fly around ‘the world’ in 30 minutes on a seaplane spectacular. Visit the Grand Canyon of the UAE with its dramatic canyons, deep gorges and rocky valleys. AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 17
  15. 15. One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Stunning Arabian architecture combines with superb hospitality at the One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai to create a true oasis and one of the most impressive resorts in the city. Home to intricate arches, domes and towers, the resort is nestled between the desert and the coast and covers sixty acres of lush lawns, secluded courtyards and magnificent gardens. Guests can choose from three immaculate properties: The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa – all share a range of excellent facilities and impeccable service, but boast very individual characters. 18
  16. 16. Together, the properties offer eight restaurants, each with a carefully-created menu to tempt the palate of even the most dedicated gourmands. Casual dining is available all day at The Palace’s Olives, while Tagine provides authentic Moroccan delicacies and Celebrities has a Middle-Eastern-inspired, International menu during the evening. There’s also the Beach Bar and Grill at The Palace for the freshest catch of the day, mouthwatering steaks, or tempting salads – all with views of Palm Island. Arabian Court is home to the European-influenced Rotisserie which boasts a renowned show kitchen, as well as the Indo-European Nina, and the beach-based modern-Asian-inspired Eauzone, complete with wooden decks and floating majlis to ensure an intimate atmosphere. Guests at the Residence & Spa are treated to private dining courtesy of the exclusive Dining Room and an outdoor atrium terrace. Elegant Facts • Health and Beauty Institute with Givenchy Spa, fitness centre, Oriental Hammam and hair salon • KidsOnly club for 4 to 11-year-olds • Numerous swimming pools • 1km of coastline with watersports such as sailing, kayaking and water-skiing • 3 floodlit tennis courts, putting greens, pétanque, volleyball and basketball • Emirates Golf Club nearby • Available excursions include the Sundowner Safari, with Jeep exploration of the desert and evening meal AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 19
  17. 17. DUBAI The Palace Dubai With 246 guest rooms and suites, The Palace is the largest of the three One&Only Royal Prices per person in a Palace Deluxe Room, Mirage properties. Set on a private stretch of the famed Jumeira Beach, amidst glorious including breakfast, from: sweeping gardens dotted with attractive water features, The Palace evokes a sense of magic Depart 7 nights Extra nights and grandeur reminiscent of old Arabia. Sumptuous service combines with exceptional 4-8 Jan 10 £2570 £305 facilities to make this the perfect choice for guests who appreciate the finer things in life – 9 Jan-13 Mar 10 £2280 £265 and they can look forward to sampling some of the resort’s exciting activities. Touches such 14 Mar-16 Apr 10 £2515 £295 as afternoon tea served in the lobby and cooling treats around the pool will add even more 17 Apr-7 May 10 £2230 £250 8 May-11 Jun 10 £1750 £185 polish to an already memorable stay. 12 Jun-10 Sep 10 £1360 £130 11 Sep-1 Oct 10 £1750 £185 Elegant Facts 2-8 Oct 10 £2125 £235 • 246 rooms & suites 9 Oct-30 Nov 10 £2540 £295 • SPA: Guests have access to the One&Only Spa at the Residence & Spa 1-24 Dec 10 £2230 £250 • KIDS: One of 2 dedicated children’s centres, The KidsOnly Club is complimentary for children Price includes flights from London with British Airways & aged 4 to 11 years of age, and offers a full programme of activities. Teens (from 12 years old) private car transfers. can participate in various activities within the resort including aqua gym sports, Hobie Cat TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 40 minutes. sailing instruction, tennis, golf putting tournaments, water-skiing and windsurfing Room supplements from (per person, per night) Palace Gold Club • Leisure facilities between the properties include a 1km private beach, temperature-controlled Room £25 to £60, Palace Executive Suite £130 to £265 & Palace Gold swimming pools, basketball, a fitness centre, putting green, Hobie Cats, volleyball, tennis and Club Suite £215 to £390. snorkelling. At an additional charge, guests can also enjoy kayaks, deep-sea fishing, sailing, Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus scuba-diving, water-skiing, windsurfing and desert adventure trips £155, Club World £805 & First £1285. • A selection of 8 restaurants across the resort serve a range of cuisine including traditional Moroccan, contemporary Middle Eastern and Mediterranean while The Dining Room and Library are exclusively for guests of Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Elegant Opinion “Overlooking Palm Island Bay in the heart of bustling ‘new Dubai’, The Palace offers understated elegance and exclusive charm.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 20 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
  18. 18. DUBAI Arabian Court Dubai Its air of mystery and ambience add to Arabian Court’s appeal, with guests treated to striking Elegant Facts architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds complete with meandering paths and lush • 172 rooms & suites • SPA: Guests have access to the One&Only Spa at the Residence & Spa planting. The property’s two wings are linked by a grand gallery and house 172 rooms and • KIDS: The second of 2 dedicated children’s centres where youngsters can suites – the latter of which all have seafacing private balconies or terraces. Interior design is enjoy adventure-filled, fun days while mums and dads enjoy some quality atmospheric, with warm Arabic colours and traditional artwork creating a vibrant aura. adult time • Guests can enjoy a wide range of sport and leisure activities available at each of the properties • A selection of restaurants include the distinctive show kitchen at The Rotisserie, open for all-day dining, Indo-European flavours at Nina’s and poolside and beachfront dining with an Asian twist at Eauzone Elegant Opinion “Arabian Court exudes Arabian charm and is minutes away from world-class shopping malls.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £2770 (4-8 Jan 10), from £2450 (9 Jan-13 Mar & 11-24 Dec 10); please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk from £2720 (14 Mar-16 Apr 10), from £2390 (17 Apr-7 May & 1-10 Dec 10), from £1880 (8 May-11 Jun & 11 Sep-1 Oct 10), from £1455 (12 Jun-10 Sep 10) & from £2295 (2-8 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing an Arabian Court Deluxe Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Residence & Spa Dubai A sanctuary. An idyllic hideaway. Whichever way you choose to describe the Residence & Elegant Facts Spa, its intimate surroundings, with just forty-nine rooms and a Garden Villa, set it apart from • 49 rooms & suites + Garden Villa • SPA: The One&Only Spa offers a diverse range of therapies and treatments its sister properties, making it perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. Arabian-styled as well as a traditional Oriental Hamman, hair salon and a fitness centre private residences and exclusive facilities are clustered around an elegant courtyard and • KIDS: Children are welcome to use either of the dedicated centres at the come complete with a dedicated team of staff to look after guests’ every desire. Arabian Court or Palace properties • As well as the swimming pool, tennis courts, and the watersports centre, the Residence & Spa occupies a prime stretch of Jumeira Beach • The Dining Room serves outstanding cuisine made from the freshest, seasonal ingredients and afternoon tea or cocktails can be enjoyed at The Library. Alternatively, guests are welcome to dine at the restaurants and bars of The Palace and Arabian Court Elegant Opinion “The elegant and distinctive Residence & Spa is minutes away from a PGA- rated golf course and world-class attractions.” PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £3650 (4-8 Jan 10), from £3135 (9 Jan-13 Mar 10), from £3620 For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, (14 Mar-16 Apr 10), from £3165 (17 Apr-7 May & 1-10 Dec 10), from £2475 (8 May-11 Jun & 11 please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Sep-1 Oct 10), from £1625 (12 Jun-18 Jul 10), from £1860 (19 Jul-10 Sep 10), from £2960 (2-8 Oct 10) & from £3225 (11-24 Dec 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Prestige Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 21
  19. 19. DUBAI Atlantis, The Palm Dubai Costing over $1.5 billion and covering a forty-six hectare site, you may expect Atlantis, The Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: Palm to be special, but its sheer magnificence will dazzle even the most discerning guest. Depart 7 nights Extra nights Youngsters and the young-at-heart will delight in the spectacular AQUAVENTURE water park 10-15 Jan 10 £2050 £230 complete with rides, tidal waves and rapids, while there are extensive fresh and saltwater 16 Jan-12 Feb 10 £1865 £205 pools and luxury boutiques for those who prefer a more sedate pace – the resort is even 13 Feb-25 Mar 10 £2050 £230 home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world with no less than 65,000 26-31 Mar 10 £2385 £280 marine animals. The Atlantean theme is ever present in the detailed design with 1-8 Apr 10 £2410 £280 9 Apr-8 May 10 £2075 £230 hieroglyphics, artefacts and bold architecture a feature of this fabulous new resort. 9 May-8 Sep 10 £1310 £120 9 Sep-22 Oct 10 £2150 £240 Elegant Facts 23 Oct-19 Nov 10 £2410 £280 • 1539 rooms & suites within the Royal Towers including the Imperial Club ‘resort within a 20 Nov-24 Dec 10 £2150 £240 resort’ and the spectacular Super 7’s Suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways & • SPA: The spa is an elegant haven offering treatments and therapies from all over the world private car transfers. • KIDS: Atlantis Kids’ Club (for 3 to 12-year-olds) and Club Rush (teenagers and pre-teens) TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 1 hour. • Recreational facilities include pools, a private beach, a running track, 4 tennis courts and a Room supplements from (per person, per night) Imperial Club £65, fitness club while the 4.5 hectare, state-of-the-art Dolphin Bay education and conservation Executive Suite £105 to £320 & Terrace Suite £215 to £430. centre is breathtaking and an experience guests are unlikely to ever forget Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • A wealth of dining opportunities await you at the 17 restaurants, bars and lounges. Serving £155, Club World £805 & First £1285. food from across the globe, Atlantis, The Palm boasts four famed celebrity chefs including two Michelin Star Michel Rostang, three Michelin Star Santi Santamaria, two Michelin Star Giorgio Locatelli and world-class Sushi master Nobuyuki Matsuhisa of Nobu, who has redefined Japanese cuisine • Royal Towers’ accommodation is flexible with all rooms having the option of interconnecting doors – they also boast views of the Arabian Gulf or Palm Jumeirah, while the three-storey Lost Chambers Suite looks directly into the Ambassador Lagoon • Purpose-built, Atlantis, The Palm is cutting-edge and jam-packed with amazing facilities and as a world-renowned iconic site it is a real tourist attraction, however staff are on hand to ensure ‘guest-only’ areas remain exclusive • With lots going on around-the-clock, it’s not the place for someone seeking a quiet hideaway Elegant Opinion “Do take a look at the Atlantean newsletter for culinary promotions, spa offers and scheduled outdoor activities. Don’t miss joining the complimentary afternoon family rush at Club Rush!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 22 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
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  21. 21. Madinat Jumeirah An authentic re-creation of an ancient citadel, Madinat Jumeirah beautifully combines the culture and heritage of old-Arabia with the opulence and modern comforts of today’s Dubai, to create an utterly spectacular, luxury beachfront resort. Home to two majestic boutique hotels and a collection of traditional Arabic summerhouses, there is an accommodation option which is perfect for even the most discerning guest. 24
  22. 22. Travelling around the resort is simple thanks to its charming network of waterways and traditional abras (water-taxis), and there’s certainly lots to see and do, not least to explore the renowned Wild Wadi Water Park which is just next door and free for Madinat Jumeirah guests. Dining is superb across the resort, with an amazing total of no less than forty separate eateries and bars. Mina A’ Salam’s The Wharf serves delicious seafood from the world’s oceans, whilst Middle Eastern cuisine is available in Al Qasr’s Al Fayrooz Lounge, and Moroccan snacks and Arabesque tapas in the souk’s Shoo Fee Ma Fee. There’s also Dubai’s only wellbeing restaurant, Magnolia, which serves nutritionally balanced dishes. Elegant Facts • Numerous swimming pools • Six Senses Spa, dry and wet treatment rooms, sauna and steam room • The Quay Health Club with indoor lap pool • 1km of private beach with watersports • Retail souk with 75 shops selling fabrics, gold, spices and pearls • 442-seat Madinat Theatre • 1000-seat souk amphitheatre overlooking the harbour • Club Executive and Premium Leisure Club for business travellers • Access to Sinbad’s Kids’ Club AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 25
  23. 23. DUBAI Mina A’ Salam Dubai Mina A’ Salam is the gateway property to Madinat Jumeirah and beautifully blends warm Elegant Facts Arabic colours with graceful architectural features. This elegant property comprises of 292 • 292 rooms & suites • SPA: The resort’s Quay Healthclub offers fitness classes, an extensive gym rooms and suites which each enjoy at least 50m of space and are decorated in a traditional 2 and a 25m, temperature-controlled indoor pool. At Talise Spa, guests can style. Perfect for families, the large swimming pool overlooks the Burj Al Arab, and its enjoy yoga, meditation and massage proximity to the bustling souk ensures a vibrant atmosphere. • KIDS: Sinbad’s Kids’ Club at Al Qasr is open daily and is the perfect place to play, chill-out, get wet, scream and shout and generally run about. Babysitters are available at an additional charge • A visit to the Madinat Souk should not be missed; this unique shopping and dining experience with its open plazas and air-conditioned walkways, is host to a number of boutique shops and waterfront cafés, bars and restaurants • A host of succulent delights are available at Mina A’ Salam and can be enjoyed alfresco on extensive terraces overlooking the tranquil waterways • Guests have complimentary access to Wild Wadi Water Park Elegant Opinion “Madinat Jumeirah is a unique world of waterways meandering through the elegant architecture of an ancient Arabian citadel. A ‘must do’ experience is PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £1750 (14 Jan-12 Feb 10), from £1975 (13 Feb-25 Mar 10), from the perfect beach – known as the Madinat Jumeirah smile.” £2495 (26 Mar-10 Apr 10), from £1280 (9 Apr-10 Sep 10), from £1995 (11 Sep-22 Oct & 13 Nov- 10 Dec 10), from £2525 (23 Oct-12 Nov 10) & from £1840 (11-24 Dec 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Balcony Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 35 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Al Qasr Dubai Designed to replicate the grandeur of the Sheik’s summer residence, Al Qasr is an idyllic Elegant Facts property comprising of 292 rooms and suites, with forty-four restaurants and bars to choose • 292 rooms & suites • SPA: The resort’s Talise Spa features hot and cold plunge pools, a sauna and from across the resort. This air of opulence continues throughout the property with unusually steam rooms while the spa’s restaurant, Magnolia, serves only the finest, light décor and lush furnishings such as a chandelier the size of a Bedouin tent in the main nutritionally balanced cuisine foyer and heavy silks, antique rugs and luxury damasks in the 55m2 bedrooms. • KIDS: Sinbad’s Kids’ Club opens daily for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Complimentary activities are arranged – the club has its own pool and lifeguards ensure children are safe and happy, at all times. Babysitters are available at an additional charge • Leisure facilities include extensive gardens, swimming pools and a private beach where water-based activities such as windsurfing, sailing, water- skiing, kayaking and banana boat rides can be enjoyed by everyone • International cuisine, family brunches and some of the best seafood dishes can be enjoyed at Al Qasr’s restaurants and lounges • Guests have complimentary access to Wild Wadi Water Park Elegant Opinion “Fine seafood, a taste of the Mediterranean and an incredible location, will stir PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £3285 (14 Jan-12 Feb 10), from £3810 (13 Feb-25 Mar 10), from your emotions, ‘Pierchic’ is a ‘must visit’ at Madinat Jumeirah.” £4855 (26 Mar-10 Apr 10), from £3835 (11 Apr-8 May, 11 Sep-22 Oct & 13 Nov-10 Dec 10), from £2320 (9 May-10 Sep 10), from £4880 (23 Oct-12 Nov 10) & from £3370 (11-24 Dec 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing an Arabian Deluxe Room, including breakfast, flights from London with For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, British Airways & private car transfers. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 26 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
  24. 24. DUBAI Dar Al Masyaf Dubai The premium accommodation at Madinat Jumeirah, Dar Al Masyaf offers 283 rooms and Prices per person in an Arabian Summerhouse – suites in twenty-nine clusters, based on the traditional courtyard summerhouses of old Arabian Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: Arabia – though they are rather more like elegant residential retreats. Both styles of two- Depart 7 nights Extra nights storey summerhouses boast privileged positions, with Gulf houses offering direct access to 14 Jan-12 Feb 10 £1975 £220 the beach and views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, and Arabian houses set amidst the lush 13 Feb-25 Mar 10 £2275 £260 gardens, but it’s touches such as a 24-hour butler service, private swimming pools and in- 26-31 Mar 10 £2795 £335 suite check-in which have helped this destination win Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice ‘Best 1-10 Apr 10 £2825 £335 11 Apr-8 May 10 £2295 £260 Luxury – World’ 2008 award. 9 May-10 Sep 10 £1505 £150 11 Sep-22 Oct 10 £2295 £260 Elegant Facts 23 Oct-12 Nov 10 £2825 £335 • 283 rooms & suites 13 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2295 £260 • SPA: At the resort’s Talise Spa an extensive and eclectic portfolio features therapies and 11-24 Dec 10 £2065 £220 treatments integrating elements from some of the world’s oldest cultures, with international Price includes flights from London with British Airways & techniques to stimulate and strengthen both body and mind private car transfers. • KIDS: Children will love Sinbad’s Kids’ Club, allowing adults time to enjoy the resort’s more TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 35 minutes. grown-up facilities. Babysitters are available at an additional charge Room supplements from (per person, per night) Gulf Summerhouse – • The properties are linked by waterways and access to each of them is by abra (water-taxi), Arabian Ocean Deluxe Room £55 to £85, Arabian Summerhouse – which means you can do as much or as little as you please Arabian Suite £205 to £395 & Gulf Summerhouse – Ocean Suite £335 • Asian, International, seafood, vegetarian, steakhouse and Moroccan cuisine can be enjoyed to £530. Flight supplements from (per person, each way) at the many dining venues featured at Madinat Jumeriah Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Guests have complimentary access to Wild Wadi Water Park £155, Club World £805 & First £1285. Elegant Opinion Elegant Offers “Talise Spa is set on a small island formation in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, an oasis of calm Early Bird Room Rate Reduction and tranquillity it’s a perfect environment for healing and pampering.” Book by 31 Jan for travel 11 Apr-8 May 10; book by 28 Feb 10 for travel 9 May-30 Jun 10; book by 30 Apr for travel 1 Jul-10 Sep 10; book by For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our 30 Jun for travel 11 Sep-22 Oct 10; book by 31 Aug for travel 13 Nov- 10 Dec 10 or book by 30 Sep 10 for travel 11-28 Dec 10 inclusive & website www.elegantresorts.co.ukour website www.elegantresorts.co.uk receive a reduced rate. Offer also available at Al Qasr. AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 27
  25. 25. DUBAI Burj Al Arab Dubai Rising from the waters of the Arabian Gulf, its sail-shaped silhouette an enduring 21st Prices per person in a Deluxe Suite, including breakfast, from: century icon, the Burj Al Arab is arguably one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. You Depart 7 nights Extra nights arrive in your chauffeur-driven Phantom Rolls Royce, are escorted through security and over 10-31 Jan 10 £4185 £535 the private bridge up to its colourfully-lit façade, before being whisked through the soaring 1 Feb-20 Mar 10 £5195 £680 atrium, straight up to your suite with dedicated private butler. This all-duplex suite hotel 21-31 Mar 10 £6055 £800 ensures two gadget-laden storeys all to yourself – including a vast reception area, a 1-18 Apr 10 £6080 £800 sweeping staircase up to your bedroom, a Hèrmes-stocked bathroom, and floor-to-ceiling 19 Apr-8 May 10 £5225 £680 9 May-30 Sep 10 £3835 £480 windows framing the Dubai coastline. 1-22 Oct 10 £5225 £680 23 Oct-10 Nov 10 £6080 £800 Elegant Facts 11 Nov-10 Dec 10 £5225 £680 • 202 suites 11-24 Dec 10 £5290 £680 • SPA: The first-class Assawan Spa & Health Club, located on the 18th floor and boasting a Price includes flights from London with British Airways & spectacularly elevated infinity pool, offers a wide range of the finest treatments available private car transfers. • KIDS: Youngsters have access to Sinbad’s Kids’ Club for 2 to 12-year-olds TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 35 minutes. • Leisure facilities include unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Water Park, a private beach, an Room supplements from (per person, per night) Panoramic Suite £90 outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym, watersports and golf, which is available nearby. Excursion to £130. opportunities include desert safaris, historical sightseeing and trips to the gold souk Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • There are 6 excellent dining venues, including an underwater-themed restaurant, and the £155, Club World £805 & First £1285. Skyview Bar, suspended 200m above sea level, which guarantees spectacular views and is home to a resident mixologist Elegant Offers • Suite Butlers ensure guests’ every need is met without being overly attentive Early Bird Complimentary Night • While guests can visit all of the other Jumeirah properties, guests of those properties have Stay 5 for 4. Book by 1 Jan 10 for travel 21 Mar-18 Apr 10 inclusive or more limited access to the Burj Al Arab, ensuring an air of privilege book by 1 Sep 10 for travel 23 Oct-10 Nov 10 inclusive. • While the décor is the ultimate in opulence and could be said to be ‘over-the-top’, it’s very Room Rate Reduction much all part of the charm and makes for an amazing and memorable experience Book by 1 May 10 for travel 9 May-30 Sep 10 inclusive or book by 1 Jun • Yes, it’s expensive but everything is done to perfection 10 for travel 11-26 Dec 10 inclusive & receive a reduced rate. Elegant Opinion “An intriguing dining ‘must do’ would be to experience the Culinary Flight, created to give each guest the opportunity to sample Burj Al Arab’s signature cuisines – from traditional Arabic dishes to sumptuous seafood, right across to refined contemporary European and pure Asian – while experiencing the ambience of the different restaurants and bar in one night.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 28 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
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  28. 28. DUBAI The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Dubai In a land where big is regularly regarded as best, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai remains distinctive Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: for its intimate appeal. Big on facilities and located on an exclusive stretch of beachfront near Depart 7 nights Extra nights the new Dubai Marina, it offers the best of all worlds. In its spacious rooms and suites, 10-31 Jan 10 £1595 £165 everyone can expect special treatment – from the pre-arrival contact with VIKs (Very 1 Feb-20 Mar 10 £1930 £215 Important Kids), to those opting for the highly personalised Ritz-Carlton Club where a 21-31 Mar 10 £2350 £275 complimentary six-food presentation and premium drinks are offered daily. Nearby are two 1-18 Apr 10 £2375 £275 of Dubai’s world-famous golf clubs, the gold and spice souks, designer malls, and 19 Apr-8 May 10 £1955 £215 9 May-30 Sep 10 £1625 £165 opportunities for dune driving, falconry and desert safaris. 1-22 Oct 10 £1290 £120 23 Oct-10 Nov 10 £2180 £245 Elegant Facts 11 Nov-10 Dec £2525 £295 • 138 rooms & suites 11-24 Dec 10 £2240 £245 • SPA: The small but extremely luxurious and exclusive Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a mix of Asian and Price includes flights from London with British Airways & European therapies and marine spa treatments with products by Carita and Bella Lucce private car transfers. • KIDS: The Ritz Kids’ Club provides entertainment for children aged 4 to 12 years old TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 45 minutes. • Leisure facilities include floodlit tennis, squash, 3 swimming pools and a fitness centre with Room supplements from (per person, per night) Club Sea View Room personal trainers. Outside space is very special here, with guests able to enjoy 350m of £30 to £120, Executive Suite £45 to £275 & Club Sea View Suite £95 beautiful beach and 35,000m2 of landscaped gardens to £325. • There are 4 restaurants offering contemporary Italian, South Pacific and Asian, Sushi and Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus seafood cuisine, and traditional Arabic specialities £155, Club World £805 & First £1285. • At only 6 storeys high, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai’s Mediterranean-style design is in sharp Elegant Offers contrast to its higher-rise neighbours and feels much more elegant • Very family-friendly, at key times of the year there can be a number of youngsters staying, Complimentary Night & Resort Credit however the hotel provides excellent activities and there is even a dedicated children’s pool Stay 5 for 4 plus receive a US$50 resort credit per stay. • Its location on Jumeira Beach does mean you’ll need to rely on taxis to get around, but then Valid 9 May-10 Sep 10 inclusive. no one walks in Dubai! Family Offer • Noted in Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2008 Awards for ‘Best Luxury Hotel’, service and 2 children stay free when sharing with 2 adults. standards are extremely high and the Concierge is renowned Valid 9 May-10 Sep 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “After ten years of desert surroundings, the only intimate resort in Dubai is now located in the heart of the new Dubai Marina and is footsteps from The Walk, an exclusive promenade featuring fine dining restaurants, cafés and luxury boutiques.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 31
  29. 29. DUBAI The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Opened in May 2008, the five star Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is Prices per person in a Deluxe Seaview Room, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ flagship property and has been designed with the sole intention including breakfast, from: of inspiring, revitalising and refreshing guests, its rooms and suites decorated in a Depart 7 nights Extra nights contemporary and classic mix of design. Its Neo Classical architecture is beautiful and its 10-23 Jan 10 £1490 £150 location is hard to beat, with landscaped grounds leading down to 1200m of idyllic private 24 Jan-24 Mar 10 £1790 £190 shoreline, yet it’s just minutes’ drive from the nearby Mall of Emirates, gold souk and three 25 Mar-10 Apr 10 £1895 £210 championship golf courses. Of course there’s plenty to keep guests entertained on-site too, 11 Apr-8 May 10 £1815 £190 9 May-5 Jun 10 £1515 £150 including a sailing academy, deep-sea fishing and even an outdoor amphitheatre. 6 Jun-11 Sep 10 £1065 £85 12 Sep-2 Oct 10 £1515 £150 Elegant Facts 3 Oct-11 Dec 10 £1890 £205 • 294 rooms & suites 12-23 Dec 10 £1575 £150 • SPA: The indulgent Heavenly Spa provides total rejuvenation and relaxation Price includes flights from London with British Airways & • KIDS: Family-friendly, there’s a Westin Kids’ Club to keep little ones entertained private car transfers. • Recreational facilities include 5 swimming pools, a health club, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 30 minutes. a watersports centre, floodlit tennis courts and 3 golf courses nearby Room supplements from (per person, per night) Executive Club Land • Divine cuisine from around the world is available at the 15 restaurants and bars with something View £10 to £20, Executive Club Seaview £20 to £45 & Deluxe Suite to tempt even the most exacting palate Seaview £130 to £275. • Ideal for families, even standard rooms accommodate 2 adults and 2 children Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Landscaping is still new so doesn’t provide a great amount of shade, however guests may £155, Club World £805 & First £1285. request umbrellas from the pool attendants, or can enjoy the more mature grounds of Elegant Offers Le Méridien hotel next door • Guests have fabulous views overlooking the new marina and iconic Palm Island development Early Bird Room Rate Reduction Book 4 months prior to arrival & receive a reduced rate. Elegant Opinion Valid year-round. “With an envious position right on the beach, Mina Seyahi is a haven for watersports activities. Complimentary Meals Guests also have access to the hotel’s 230ft-long private yachts.” Book on a breakfast basis and receive a free meal plan upgrade to half board. Valid 10-23 Jan; 9 May-5 Jun; 12 Sep-2 Oct & For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit 12-23 Dec 10 inclusive. our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 32 AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111
  30. 30. DUBAI NEW Armani Hotel Dubai Dubai Bringing to life the “Stay with Armani” lifestyle, Armani Hotel Dubai marks the offical debut of Prices per person in an Armani Classic, including breakfast, from: world famous fashion designer Giorgio Armani in the world of hospitality. Located in Burj Depart 7 nights Extra nights Dubai – the world’s tallest building – the hotel is at the heart of the city’s up-and-coming 10 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3135 £385 downtown area that features several landmarks including The Dubai Mall and The Dubai 1 Apr-14 May 10 £3160 £385 Fountain. Designed by Giorgio Armani himself, every aspect of the hotel has been carefully 15 May-10 Sep 10 £2185 £245 conceived to create an exquisite and intimate lifestyle experience. Set apart by its inimitable 11 Sep-11 Dec 10 £3160 £385 location, the hotel promises a ‘home-from-home’ characterised by immaculate service and 12-20 Dec 10 £3220 £385 incomparable luxury. It is where haute couture meets hospitality. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubai Airport – 20 minutes. • 160 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Armani Premiere £30 to £65 & Armani Suite £95 to £205. • SPA: There’s a large and luxurious Armani/Spa offering a range of treatments Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: Children are welcome £155, Club World £805 & First £1285. • Recreational facilities include the hotel’s own chic lounge called Armani/Prive and a Private Members’ Club • The 24-hour Concierge is on-hand to suggest and arrange trips to explore the city. Guests also have easy access to a range of entertainment and leisure options in Burj Dubai • A varied selection of food and beverages, ranging from Japanese to Indian, Mediterranean and, of course, authentic Italian Elegant Opinion “Located in Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, and designed by Giorgio Armani himself, Armani Hotel Dubai is set to become one of the world’s most prestigious addresses.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST RESERVATIONS 01244 897 111 33
  31. 31. The Address Hotels & Resorts The Address properties form a small collection of grand hotels located at some of Dubai’s most prestigious locations, and together they offer accommodation options for the business or leisure traveller who demands impeccable service, first- class facilities and is accustomed to the finer things in life. Redefining the hotel experience with a new blend of luxury lifestyle living – think fine dining, sumptuous spa and fitness areas, designer furnishings, five-star concierge and 24-hour room service – each property is elegant and contemporary, yet remains true to Dubai’s Arabian traditions and renowned hospitality. Fashionable living meets homely interiors, in a sophisticated, cosmopolitan style to meet the travel needs of each guest, whatever they may. 34

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