Bracing, invigorating, refreshing… OK, who are we kidding? Wet and cold.
However brave a face we put on the Scottish winter, most of us would happily exchange it for a week’s 5 star luxury in the sun, with the prospect of a dip in the pool, before strolling down to check out the cosmopolitan cuisine in the restaurant.
That escape is within easy reach, courtesy of today’s Big Deal, an exclusive offer for 5pm subscribers. Fly off to Dubai, a luxurious destination renowned for its stunning architecture and balmy temperatures.
Enjoy 5 star accommodation in your own apartment and take advantage of all the modern facilities and restaurant dining on each day.
Escape to the sun
The Big Deal offers return flights for one adult with Emirates Airlines from Glasgow, private return transfers with chauffeur and half board in the 5 star Mövenpick Hotel Apartments.
Luxuriate in the privacy of your own apartment in the Mövenpick Hotel complex, located within easy reach of the airport and Sheikh Zayed Road, the city’s main downtown hub. Everything you need, from laundry services to a hairdresser, is on site.
The sumptuously-furnished accommodation puts the accent on modernity, as you would expect in Dubai. Apartments offer a home-from-home, with bedroom, kitchen, living space, bathroom and outdoor pool.
Kitchens are equipped with toasters, stove top and a kettle for that first coffee in the morning. There is free wireless internet access and large flat screen TVs with satellite channels.
The Big Deal includes breakfast and buffet dinner served each night in the restaurant, where cuisine is diverse, international and stylish.
Outbound flights will be between 06:15 and 22:00. Inbound flights will be between 06:30 and 23:55.
Due to availability, alternative flight carriers may be booked. Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.
Out and about in Dubai
There is plenty to occupy your seven days in Dubai. You can spend hours goggling at the fabulous architecture of edifices like the Burj Khalifa, with its spectacular views, before heading for the enticing shopping opportunities in the Dubai Mall and local markets.
Commerce and culture will compete for your attention in Dubai, and the hotel staff will be able to advise on tours and transportation.
The Mövenpick Hotel Apartments have an abundance of rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Recent guest comments include the following, slightly edited for clarity:
‘Fab location, great shopping near by. Great for Al Karma market! Staff super helpful especially the pool staff on the roof pool. Really enjoyed happy hour by the pool too. Loved the spacious apartment.’
‘The beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The location was great. Everything I needed was either close by or transportation was easy.’
‘Our apartment had everything one could have asked for. View from the room was perfect. I had no issues at all.’
Ideal pre-Christmas escape
A Dubai break is the perfect way to give the Scottish winter a body swerve.
This Big Deal offer is an invitation to soak up some rays and enjoy hunting for Christmas gifts in the markets and malls of one of the world’s great shopping cities.
It’s also a great opportunity to relax before the rigours of the festive period.