Plus: Tea and tourism with London hotel deal; Splashing, speeding and sprawling on Yas; Turkish Airlines jets into the capital.

The pool at the Uma Ubud boutique hotel in Bali, Indonesia. Courtesy Uma by Como, Ubud
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With the recent launch of Emirates' direct flights to Bali, now is a good time to plan a trip to the Indonesian island. Lightfoot Travel has an early-bird offer for Uma Ubud, which is an hour's drive from Bali's international airport. Uma Ubud is an intimate boutique hotel on the fringes of Ubud, rich in flora, fauna and village culture. The 29 rooms and suites aim to exude the charm of a traditional Indonesian village and the atmosphere of a rural hillside home. If you book a stay through Lightfoot Travel 21 days in advance, you can save up to 20 per cent. The offer is valid for stays until July 14 and between September 16 and December 19, with a minimum stay of two nights. A four-night stay in a terrace room for two people costs from Dh4,990 per night, including breakfast and return airport transfers. For more details, visit

Tea and tourism with London hotel deal

With the British weather picking up for summer, it's a good time to visit London, and the St Ermin's Hotel has a special weekend offer that allows guest to stay for Dh1,285 per night, including taxes. St Ermin's makes a well-positioned central London base, with Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace a few minutes' walk away. Once the sightseeing is done, you can indulge in a British afternoon tea at the hotel's new tea lounge. The property, which is part of the Marriott group, is in Caxton Street. For more information, visit

Splashing, speeding and sprawling on Yas

The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has a summer staycation offer perfect for those with young ones. Its Family Plan package allows you to book a deluxe suite at the hotel and get up to 50 per cent off a connecting room. Alternatively, the Splash or Speed package offers a day of fun at Yas Waterworld or Ferrari World included in your stay. The Family Plan package starts from Dh1,827 per night, while the Splash or Speed package starts from Dh1,061 per night. For more information, visit

Turkish Airlines jets into the capital

Turkish Airlines has recently opened its new office in Abu Dhabi, led by increasing demand from the UAE capital, with nearly 4 per cent growth in passenger traffic reported in 2014. The new sales office, located on the fourth floor of Abu Dhabi Trade Centre at Abu Dhabi Mall, was opened in the presence of diplomats including Mustafa Levent Bilgen, the Turkish ambassador to the UAE. For more information and flight schedules, visit or contact the call centre on 800 035 704 343.

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