Book Dubai, win the Seychelles

AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel is offering guests who book online the chance to win a weekend getaway in the Indian Ocean paradise of the Seychelles.

Guests who make any online reservation for a stay at the AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel online will be entered into a drawing that could net them the grand prize of a weekend at the hotel’s sister property, the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa. Reservations must be made between Oct. 21 and Nov. 21, but can be for any stay at the AVANI Deira Dubai through December 2017.

AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel, Dubai, UAE
AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel
Second and third prizes are a Dubai weekend getaway for two with breakfast, or dining for two at “NOT YOUR USUAL BBQ,” the hotel’s lavish Friday Brunch at Jigsaw Restaurant.

Friday is the first day of the weekend in Dubai and Friday brunches are as popular there as Sunday brunches in North America. For a more in-depth overview of this interesting city, read the article, “Making the most of Dubai."

A five-star hotel located four kilometers from Dubai International Airport (DXB), the AVANI Deira is located at the corner of Abu Baker Al Siddique and Sallahudin Road, just steps from the Abu Baker Al Siddique Metro Station, four kilometers from the city’s historic Gold Souk and Spice Souk, nine km from the Dubai World Trade Centre and 13 km from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Reservations for the AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel can be made on the hotel’s website, located here.

AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort ocean view suite, Mahe Island
AVANI Seychelles ocean view suite
The AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa is a four-star beachfront resort located on the west coast of Mahé Island, about 16 kilometers from Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) and 12 kilometers from the country’s capital of Victoria.

It offers modern rooms and suites featuring sea or garden views and balconies or terraces, as well as minibars and flat-screen TVs. Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service is available.

Two restaurants on property serve regional and Asian cuisine. In addition, private meals can be served on the beach. There are two bars including a poolside bar, spa, gym, tennis court, and a kids' club. Cooking classes, yoga, water sports and fishing are also available.

Other activities available nearby include scuba diving off Thérèse Island, the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, and the Morne Seychelles National Park.

Getting there

No airlines fly direct from the U.S. to Mahé Island but many offer convenient connections through European and Middle East gateway cities. Those include Air France, Air Seychelles, Condor, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, South African Airways and Turkish Airlines.

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