5 incredible summer holiday package deals

Summer brings some fantastic travel deals to the UAE, so we’ve narrowed it down with our pick of gorgeous destinations that are a direct flight away. Throughout Eid and beyond, dnata are offering some great savings on packages to these locations, and all of them are to swanky five-star hotels. Check out the offers bellow and .

Sri Lanka
It’s a popular choice for UAE travellers for a good reason – the tiny island in the Indian Ocean is simply beautiful. The vast greenery of the rugged rainforest means that its packed with wildlife and it has the highest density of leopards in the world. You’ll find elephants, wild buffaloes and sloth bears amongst the 91 species that call Sri Lanka home. It’s also got plenty of surf, beautiful historical sites and pristine beaches.
Hotel: Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Nights: 3 nights in a Standard Room
Board: Bed & Breakfast
Offer: 20 percent discount on room rate
Price: AED1,180 for two people including transfers. Valid July 1 to September 15 2016

Jordan – Dead Sea
The Dead Sea offers the requisite blend of landscape, luminosity and luxury for which Jordan has become famed. Kick-back at a five star hotel and you will have an ideal base for lounging in the uniquely buoyant waters of the lowest point on Earth, all with unbeatable views of the hills of Palestine beyond.
Hotel: Crowne Plaze Jordan – Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Nights: 2 nights in a Superior Sea View Room
Board: Bed & Breakfast
Offer: 20 percent discount on room rate and 20 percent discount at Sohum Spa
Price: AED795 for two people including transfers. Valid until September 2015

The Czech Republic’s capital is known as “the City of a Hundred Spires”, which dates back to the 19th century when mathematician Bernard Bolzano counted the spires – today there are estimated to be around 500. The popular tourist destination is full of impressive late renaissance and early boaroque architecture. It’s also a popular party destination, so watch out for the stag dos.
Hotel: The Grand Mark Prague
Nights: 4 nights in a Grand Delux Suite
Board: Bed & Breakfast
Offer: 25 percent discount on room rate
Price: AED2,100 for two people including transfers. Valid from July 1 to July 30

Head straight to hipster haven Karaköy. Along with its car-park cafés and stripped-back bars, the art, fashion and food in this corner of Turkey’s main city will keep you wide-eyed and full-bellied. The area is also home to the The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; a massive whitewashed warehouse that edges onto the Bosphorus and has earned a rep to rival New York’s MoMA and London’s Tate Modern since it opened in 2004. Walk through the low book ceiling in the entrance hall right up to the Bosphorus-facing restaurant. The exhibition “People Attract People” is on in July; a selection of Istanbul Modern’s photography collection across a large number of Turkish photographers and spanning a period of more than 80 years.
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Nights: 3 nights in a Delux Park View Room
Board: Bed & Breakfast
Offer: 45% discount on room rates and receive a complimentary upgrade to Deluxe Partial Bosphorus View Room (subject to availability)
Price: AED1,670 for two people including transfers. Valid from July 1 until July 30

Surrounded by brown and burnt orange mountains, Muscat is an impressive place to watch the sunset. As Oman’s capital city you’ll find plenty of history blended with modern living. The beautiful coastline is scattered with five-star hotels, with fancy restaurants nearby. It’s also a great place for shopping, but if glitz and glam isn’t your thing, you can check out the cultural sites. Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace is a must-see – even though visitors aren’t allowed inside, it’s a great photo opportunity.  Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world and is open to non-Muslim visitors. There are also plenty of museums that give a snapshot of Oman’s history.
Hotel: InterContinental Muscat Hotel
Nights: 2 nights in a Standard Room
Board: Bed & Breakfast
Offer: 25% discount on room rate, complimentary upgrade to next room category (subject to availability) and late check-out until 4pm
Price: AED960 for two people including transfers. Valid until August 31.

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*All prices exclude flights.

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