Winter is the perfect time to have your friends and family over in the UAE. With temperatures dropping below 20 degrees Celsius, it’s the perfect time to explore outdoor activities across the country. This week check out the various activities you and your guests can take part in without making a dent in your budget. Also, find out how you can save on your purchases online and get a chance to drive home an Alfa Romeo car.

Hot air balloon adventures

Winter is the ideal time for outdoor activities in the UAE. Use your HSBC credit card at Balloon Adventures Emirates LLC and get a discount of 15% on hot air balloon flights. The package includes a one hour balloon flight, cold refreshments and pick and drop facility from the meeting point.
Validity: This offer is valid till 31 December 2015

Rafting at Wadi adventures

If you are an adventure enthusiast, visit Wadi Adventures, Al Ain for activities such as white water rafting, kayaking and surfing. Use your Emirates NBD debit or credit card and get a discount of 50% on admission and a discount of 10% on all the activities. Also, get a 10% discount on food and beverages.
Validity: This offer is valid till 31 January 2016

Skate at Dubai Ice Rink

Take your kids to Dubai Ice Rink at Dubai Mall during the holidays. Buy one public skating session and get the second one free, when you use your Emirates Islamic credit or debit card.
Validity: This offer is valid till 30 June 2016

Shop online and save

If you prefer to shop online, here’s how you can save on your purchases. Use your Dubai First credit card to shop online on and avail additional discounts. Get an extra 15% off instantly on any purchase of apparel, watches and handbags.
Validity: This offer is valid till 15 January 2016

Win an Alfa Romeo Car

Spend a minimum of AED 500 at Paris Gallery or Watch Gallery stores in the UAE and enter a draw to win an Alfa Romeo car.  This is applicable on spends on perfumes, watches, cosmetics, sunglasses, jewelry, accessories and leather goods.

Validity: This offer is valid till 31 December 2015