This competition is now closed. The winner is Ms Corinne Faulkner
January is finally over and to celebrate Kenwood Travel is launching a competition to win a holiday to Dubai and The Maldives for two.
You start with a two-night stay at the Zabeel Saray Hotel in Dubai. The resort is quite simply a feast for the eyes. Ottoman-inspired furniture is punctuated perfectly by flashes of radiant colour and outside you are treated to views over the azure Arabian Gulf and the breathtaking vista that is Dubai’s skyline.
A stay at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray isn’t just visually striking, it’s also a resort where you can truly immerse yourself in Arabic culture. Al Nafoorah for example serves tantalising Lebanese food while you can enjoy traditional live music. The resort also boasts Amala, which serves North Indian cuisine, as well as Imperium with fabulous French and International dishes.
For the ultimate in relaxation, be sure to check in for some treatments at the resort’s Talise Ottoman Spa – one of the largest in the world. Here you can indulge in a range of treatments across a total of 42 rooms, including Turkish Hammam ceremonies and rejuvenating massages.
From the pure opulence of Dubai you’ll be spirited away for two nights on the desert island paradise of Jumeirah Vittaveli in The Maldives. Here you are treated to your own infinity pool that looks out into the Indian Ocean, perfect for lounging beneath the twinkling stars.
The spa here offers treatments that are inspired by the resort’s ethos of embracing light and space, the 90-minute ‘Island of Life’ experience is pure bliss and uses various massage techniques to breathe new life into tired muscles and minds. Eating at Jumeirah Vitavelli is culinary heaven with Fenesse offering dishes that show off the island and Mu Beach Bar & Grill serving food on the beach. You can slowly sup on a sumptuous cocktail at Bar-Ee while watching the sunset.
Then it’s on to Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, another Malidivian haven. This hidden gem is home to white sandy beaches and turquoise waters that look almost too perfect to be real. The coral surrounding the resort is full of wonder and is ideal for snorkelling and diving, the fish that call the reef home act as a living kaleidoscope.
The spa’s three treatment areas are specially crafted to provide you with unparalleled comfort and offer everything from deep tissue massages to facials. You can also take a dip in the resort’s swimming pools, dubbed the best in the world by Conde Nast. Food and drink are a triumph, whether it’s the pan Asian flavours of Johara, a beach side meal at Mumayaz or a sunset cocktail at Khibar, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi has you covered.
So there you have it, a trip of a lifetime that includes staying at three hotels that would grace anyone’s bucket list. To stand a chance of winning this truly incredible experience, go to www.kenwoodtravel.co.uk/competitions and follow the instructions. Good luck, and happy travelling.