Book, book, book!
Looks like there’s a five-day Eid weekend on the horizon in June and we want you to make the most of it with our edit of the most fabulous getaways.
From the turquoise waters of the Maldives to the bustling city of London, from the art hubs if Berlin to the romantic setting of Puglia, our only wish is that the upcoming extended break was even longer so we can fit all of these dreamy destinations into one itinerary.
Good luck picking just one.
Forget the busy sites of Rome or the packed beaches of the Amalfi coast and make your way to a secret paradise that up to now has been a hidden gem among the A-list and the Italians. Puglia will charm you instantly with it’s rustic setting and jaw-dropping nature while the recently opened Masseria Torre Maizza guarantees warm hospitality in a modern setting. The resort is an original farmhouse dating back to the 16th century and features 40 lavish suites all with stunning views of the Apulian countryside. Unwind by the 20 metre pool, practice your swing on a 9-hole executive golf course, catch the sun at the private beach club, and make sure to book in for one of the indulgent spa treatments at the Rocco Forte Spa.
Swim with the Giants
June marks the start of the Manta Ray migration (Manta alfredi) so if you ever wanted to get close to these gentle giants then you’re in luck as Milaidhoo Island Maldives resort is offering 20% off stays between June – October 2019. Located only 12-minutes by speedboat from Hanifaru Bay, known as the biggest manta feeding station in the world, you will be able to see, swim and snorkel with the mantas. To add to the ultimate ocean experience at Milaidhoo, why not book an impressive 475sqm Ocean Residence – a thatched-roof villa on stilts with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean.
For a quick yet culture-packed trip to Europe, look no further than Frankfurt – where history and modernity come together. Soak up the diverse art scene, savour all the greenery in the beautiful parks, stop by the traditional taverns with “Applewoi and Grie Sauce” and splurge in one of the many Michelin star restaurants. It makes for an ideal destination with friends, especially if you love a buzzing nightlife. Villa Kennedy is one of the best hotels in the city to enjoy all the action.
In the Drivers Seat
Fancy getting behind the wheel of an iconic motor? Or are simply a fan of a Disney fairytale? The Charles Hotel is now offering the most magical German experience – a picturesque trip to King Ludwig II’s enchanting Neuschwanstein Castle and the surrounding villages of Bavaria in a vintage car of your choice. See firsthand why the famous and most visited castle in Germany was the inspiration for Cinderella’s palace with the help of an expert guide, before tucking into a four-course dinner at the hotels Sophia Restaurant & Bar. Packages start from Dhs 5,932 for 2 people for 2 nights.
A Royal Treatment
For those who really want to treat themselves to a trip to London like no other will love what the Corinthia Hotel has in stall. Located on the bank of the River Thames, it is home to a spectacular collection of penthouses including The Royal Penthouse which is the largest two-bedroom luxury hotel residence in the capital. There are also The Hamilton Penthouse, The Musician’s Penthouse, The Writer’s Penthouse, The Whitehall Penthouse, The Explorer’s Penthouse and The Actor’s Penthouse and they all boast two floors, an outdoor terrace and butler service.
For the Artist
Berlin is a city of history, excitement and art with over 350 contemporary art galleries making it one of the most highly-regarded centres of the worldwide creative scene. Hotel de Rome has collaborated with GoArt! Berlin – one of the city’s leading art promotion and presentation agencies – to offer art lovers an exclusive look at the hottest galleries in town. The “Be Art of Berlin” package starts at Dhs 4,152 for two people for two nights and grants exclusive behind the scenes look of the established and up-and-coming young galleries and art spaces.
Escape the heat and head to the city of lights where the evenings are warm and long so you can wonder the historical streets till sunrise. When you do finally want to put your feet up, Hotel Lutetia can be found in the St. Germain-des-Pres area of Paris and offers a stunning view of the Eiffel tower, which you can admire over a shisha or a friendly game of backgammon. Our top pick is The Haute Couture Suite which is styled as fabulously as any couture fashion show.
Which is your favourite?