Three nights in Dubai and seven nights in Sri Lanka.
Your ten-night Dubai and Sri Lanka Twin Centre holiday gets underway with your flight from the UK to Dubai. Check into Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates for three nights. This new and contemporary hotel is just 200m from the famous Mall of the Emirates and is close to the beach. Downtown Dubai, home to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, is just a 15-minute drive away.
Next, you'll fly to Sri Lanka and check into Royal Palms Beach Hotel in Kalutara for a seven-night stay. This five-star luxury resort boasts a beachside location, swimming pool, spa, restaurant, bar, and shopping arcade. Kalutara Temple and Richmond Castle are easily accessible too. On Day 11 you'll fly back home to the UK with many treasured memories of your trip!
3 nights - Avani Deira Hotel - Dubai
Avani Hotel Deira facilities include: two restaurants, lounge bar, rooftop pool, sauna rooms, fitness centre, and complimentary shuttle to shopping malls, and a private beach club.
You have plenty to tempt your taste buds in the on-site dining venues. The main Jigsaw restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and combines all-day dining with international cuisines and themed buffets. Options is the hotel's Indian-themed restaurant where guests can enjoy authentic Indian, Pakistani and vegetarian dishes. Head to Fashion Lounge for a selection of beers, wines, cocktails, and snacks. Guests can also play billiards and watch live sport events on LCD screens here.
The hotel's BodyTech fitness centre is equipped with all the latest machines. You can also find water sports facilities and world class golf courses nearby. Avani Hotel Deira offers free transfers to a private beach club on Palm Jumeirah, as well as to various shopping malls.
There are superior, deluxe and executive rooms along with executive and junior suites at Avani Hotel Deira. Superior rooms feature: 40-inch LCD TV, air-conditioning, sitting area, working desk, free Wi-Fi, telephone, iPod docking station, minibar, complimentary bottled water (daily), safe, and tea/coffee making facilities. Bathrooms offer: bathrobe, slippers, telephone, and combined bathtub and rain shower. Guests also have: weighing scale, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, and extra pillows/blankets. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
7 nights - Royal Palms Beach Hotel - Sri Lanka
Royal Palms Beach Hotel facilities include: a unique walk in swimming pool with swim-up bar, Jacuzzi and children's play area, sun terraces lined with sun beds, parasols, and shady palm trees, four restaurants/cafes, four bars, night club, library, shopping arcade, beauty salon, spa (in nearby Tangerine Beach Hotel), 24-hour reception, laundry service, currency exchange, concierge, business centre, room service, and parking.
Sports-wise there is a fitness centre, table tennis, tennis court, squash court, volleyball court, billiards, and snooker.
The main restaurant on the upper floor offers an open terrace, local, continental, and oriental buffets, and themed nights. Savour a menu of delicious East Asian-inspired seafood-based dishes at Oriental Seafood Restaurant. Tropics Bar & Grill is the perfect place to experience authentic Sri Lankan beach cuisine for lunch and dinner; followed by a Happy Hour and live music every evening and a choice of tropical cocktails, ice-cold beer, and chilled wines.
Palmetto Coffee Shop serves light meals and snacks by day and traditional char-grilled dishes by night. Relax with sundowners and soothing live music at the Hurricane Lounge Bar or sip while you take a dip at the Swim-up Pool Bar. Cabana Beach Bar and Café will serve you snacks and drinks throughout the day and evening, and you can party the night away at Below Zero night club and Fahrenheit Bar.
Keep in shape with a workout in the fully-equipped gym or a morning swim in the pool. There are billiards and other indoor games for the more laid back or you can join in with lively tennis, table tennis, volleyball, squash, and beach games.
Younger guests are kept entertained at the children's play area or splashing around with Mum and Dad in the pool. Indulge in a full-body massage in the nearby Tangerine Luxury Ayurveda Spa, enjoy retail therapy at the shopping arcade, and pamper yourself with a facial at the on-site beauty salon.
Visit the famous Kalutara Temple, take a trip to the colonial-style Richmond Castle, or watch the fishermen land their morning catch at the fishing harbour. If nature and conservation interest you, the nearby Turtle Hatchery is a must, while Bawa Botanical Garden is a delight for gardeners.
There are a total of 136 guest rooms and suites at Royal Palms Beach Hotel, comprising Deluxe Rooms, Studio, Heritage, Royal, Executive, Penthouse, and Rajasthan Royal Suites. Deluxe Rooms come with a king-size bed, bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle, ironing board, DVD player, air-conditioning, IDD telephone, satellite television, bathroom, hairdryer, Wi-Fi Internet access, minibar, 24-hour room service, and safe.