The latest deals for short stays and shopping

Jet Airways' JetEscapes has introduced holiday packages coinciding with the Dubai Shopping Festival, from January 20 to February 20, 2011. Guests to Dubai, a shopper's paradise, may choose between two attractive packages, both spread over four days and three nights.

While the ‘Free and Easy Package' starts from Rs. 15,750, the ‘Extravaganza Holiday Package' starts from Rs.19,285. While both packages include return

Jet Airways' economy airfare, airport transfers, three-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, city tour, travel insurance, 10kg additional baggage allowance and the chance to earn five JPMiles for every INR100 spent on JetEscapes, the Extravaganza Package also includes dhow cruise with dinner and desert safari with barbecue dinner for guests.

The shopping festival will feature a dazzling array of products, catering to every price point and is one of the highpoints in the desert emirate's tourist calendar.

For more information, contact JetEscapes Service Centre on 91 22 424 95 999 or toll free number 1800 209 6101 or email

For Facebook users

Mahindra Homestays, a part of Mahindra Holiday & Resorts, has launched an offer for Facebook users. Join the Mahindra Homestays page as a fan and save 20 per cent on your accommodation at over 25 homestays across the country. The promotional code will be emailed to every fan and this can be used for both online and offline booking. However, if you stay for three nights or more, you can enjoy a flat 25 per cent off on your complete stay. To become a fan and avail yourself of the special offer, visit