Jet off to shopping meccas


Fly off to the January sales in some of the world’s top shopping destinations. has offers including:

Dubai: Known as a global premier shopping destination, the city has great deals for shopaholics after Christmas – when the annual Dubai Shopping Festival ( rolls into town. During the internationally acclaimed festival between January 3 and February 3, the city’s major shopping malls (above) offer discounts on a huge range of goods. There is also an extensive cultural and entertainment programme for those who need a break from the shops.

Four nights room-only at the four-star Fortune Grand hotel in the heart of Dubai City from £411 per person, based on two sharing. Price includes return flights from Gatwick on January 8.

Milan: The city’s boutiques fit into the compact Quadrilatero d’Oro (Golden Quadrilateral). As its name suggests price tags are often larger than the average shopper’s budget – so January is definitely the time to visit the shopping capital of Italy. Milan, host of twice yearly fashion shows, certainly keeps up with the trends. Among Milan’s longest established outlets is the Il Salvagente, spread over three floors and crammed with designer labels and the latest fashions. For those looking for high-street shops, Corso Buenos Aires is the place to go.

Two nights B&B at the centrally located three-star Hotel Cristallo in Milan from only £95 per person, based on two sharing. The price includes return flights from Gatwick on January 18 based on two adults sharing and is valid for travel on 18 January 2013.

New York: Boasting huge department stores such as Macy’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdales, the Big Apple is a shopping mecca. Visitors should head to Fifth Avenue to find the iconic Saks, one of the most upmarket New York department stores, which is home to the best American and European brands. In January, prices are cut across all departments and crowds flock to pick up incredible bargains.

Three nights room-only at the two-star Astor On The Park Hotel from £484 per person, based on two adults sharing. The hotel, located on The Upper West Side, is in the prime shopping area of Manhattan and just across the street from Central Park. Price includes return flights from Heathrow on January 7.

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