Haute Travel: Eid Escapes With Scott Dunn

Stumped on where to go in September for Eid? The UAE is geographically positioned at a strategic crossroads between East and West making it easy to travel the destination you desire. But for those wanting a holiday that is personalized and bespoke, luxury travel consultant Scott Dunn has the answer.

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A restored mansion in Ulagalla.

Renown luxury tour operator Scott Dunn creates tailor-made holidays to incredible destinations all over the world. Each of company’s Travel Consultants spend a month a year in their specialist areas, fine-tuning their local knowledge so they can craft the perfect holiday for their clients. Scott Dunn also has its our own luxury catered ski chalets in the Alps as well as villas in the Mediterranean – all of which come complete with Scott Dunn staff. For families, the company runs kids clubs at luxury hotels in Europe, Thailand and the Maldives.

So, for your Eid break, indulge in one of the following personalized itineraries of your choice. You travel the globe but on your own terms.

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Burrell School Winery, Los Gatos, California

Four Seasons, Jimbaran Bay, Bali

Head to Bali for a well-deserved break at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay. There you can spend your days soaking up the sun and enjoying the surf, while at night you can take a stroll along the beach to delight in the daily catch from the local fisherman. For those desiring sporty activities, there is a wide array of water sports as well as luxurious spa for afterwards.

The Deal: seven nights at Four Seasons, Jimbaran Bay from AED 12,900 per person. This is based on a family of four sharing a two bedroom Garden Residence on a B&B basis and includes return flights from Dubai and private airport transfers, saving AED 9,745.

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A sea view in Mauritius.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

This secluded and spacious resort is situated in a stunning lagoon and sheltered by a coral reef. Children will love the Hobbit Kids Club Village, while parents can delight in the over water spa and Ernie Els designed championship golf course. The Two Bedroom Garden Residence Villas are ideal for families offering generous interior space as well as a covered patio with your own private heated pool.

The Deal: five nights at Four Seasons, Mauritius from AED 9,850 per person. This is based on a family of four travelling together sharing a two bedroom Garden Residence Villa on a half board basis and includes return flights from Dubai and private transfers and two complimentary nights.

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The Angama pool in Kenya.

Angama Mara, Kenya

Spend a long weekend with in Kenya’s spectacular Maasai Mara. Perched in the most breath-taking position on an escarpment overlooking the Mara is Angama Mara, this new place is must to visit in Africa. What’s more is that September is a fabulous time to visit the Maasai Mara as during this season the wilderbeast migration is still grazing the vast plains. If you’re lucky enough you’ll see one of the epic Mara River crossings.

The Deal: four nights at Angama Mara and only pay for 3 nights from AED 16,890 per person, based on two people sharing saving of AED 7,970, on a fully inclusive basis and includes return flights from Dubai, domestic flights and transfers.

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Sri Lanka

September is a wonderful month to visit Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, as, contrary to many people’s beliefs, it is surprisingly dry at this time of year. The area offers the best of everything: fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks populated by majestic elephants, pretty villages and fantastic hotels. Ulagalla, one of Scott Dunn’s favorites in the area, is offering a complimentary upgrade to half board from the beginning of September through 19 December, adding fantastic value for money to an already action-packed holiday.

The Deal: Scott Dunn offers a twelve night luxury family holiday to Sri Lanka from AED 14, 960 per person. This is based on a family of four travelling together and includes complimentary upgrade to half board at Ulagalla, flights from Dubai, transfers and private guide and car.

Anassa, Cyprus

The Anassa is a beautiful hotel in western Cyprus, offering five-star luxury, built in the style of a Cypriot village from whitewashed stone. We recommend staying in the garden studio suites with sea views and private terraces. They also interconnect which is perfect for families. From the beach a variety of water sports are available, tennis courts are located on site and you can reach several championship golf courses nearby.  This beautiful, private location overlooking the Akamas peninsula and national park is an ideal choice for both families and couples.

The Deal: seven nights at Anassa for AED 10, 035 per person. This is based on a family of four in connecting garden studio suites on a half board basis and includes flights from Dubai and private return transfers. This includes 50% off the connecting children’s room and free half board for under 12s. Explorers club for children from 4 months upwards is available at an additional charge. For more information visit scottdunn.com or call 800 035 703 722 (toll free).


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