Budget family breaks

InterContinental Mountain Resort & Spa Mzaar Lebanon.

Families planning getaway breaks during the Holy month of Ramadan can keep costs down this year, without having to share a room.

Those using Dubai Islamic Bank Visa cards to book stays at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across the Middle East and North Africa will be offered a second room at 50 per cent discount on the same night. Families taking advantage of the special Ramadan offer can pick from 56 InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE.

The offer is available from October 15 - November 30 to those making their bookings through the InterContinental Hotels Group Middle East Central Reservations Office in Dubai, and paying with Dubai Islamic Bank Visa cards.

“We’re delighted to link up with Dubai Islamic Bank to present such an attractive and great value option for family getaway breaks during Ramadan,” said David Atkinson, area director of marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East and Africa. 

Some of the best Ramadan getaway options include the Crowne Plaza Beirut, at the heart of the Lebanese capital’s trendy Hamra district, and the splendid InterContinental Mountain Resort & Spa Mzaar Lebanon, just an hour’s drive into the mountains from the city.

Jordan offers the Holiday Inn Amman and the new-look Amra Crowne Plaza Amman, both ideal bases for family excursions into the Kingdom’s fascinating countryside, culture and history.

In Egypt, the choices include the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo on the banks of the Nile, the InterContinental Pyramids Park Resort, within easy reach of the country’s famous historical attractions, as well as two superb resort hotels at Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.

Oman’s famous hospitality and friendliness is to be found in abundance at the stunning Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Muscat, while the InterContinental Riyadh and the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi are among the hotels offering attractive city getaway options during the Holy Month.