Al Sondos woos GCC tourists
A number of special packages are being launched at Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien, offering regional visitors value rates as well as discounts at several tourist attractions in Dubai, as well as convenient access to Dubai's major mall, Deira City Centre.Located five minutes from Dubai International Airport in the heart of the Deira shopping and business district, the all-suite hotel offers accommodation specifically targeted at the needs of GCC and long-stay visitors, with 106 studio, one- and two-bedrooms suites. All are equipped with kitchen facilities as well as large-screen televisions, Internet access, inter-active games and 24-hour concierge and room service. According to Osama Mariam, director of sales and marketing, this summer there will be even more attractions for the local market, including up to 50 per cent off entry to the Jumeirah water park, Wild Wadi, as well as Wonderland theme park and the indoor entertainments of Magic Planet in Deira City Centre. "The summer is the time for family travel around the Gulf, and these discounts will be particularly attractive for those coming to Dubai to experience its leisure and shopping facilities," he said. In addition, Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien will have a weekend promotion running through the summer months, offering rates from Dh350 (plus tax and service) valid on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Additionally, those guests who book a three-night package get the third night for free. A third programme, designed to reward regular visitors to Le Meridien hotels, offers all members of its Moments loyalty programme special discount rates at Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien, valid until September 15. "While we enjoyed 100 per cent occupancy during the Dubai Shopping Festival, and expect similar levels during the Dubai Summer Surprises this summer, these packages have been launched to offer something extra for our regional visitors," said Mariam. "Our location is perfect for those wishing to enjoy Dubai's shopping attractions."