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Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale Includes Return Flights to Maldives from €680!


Fly to the Maldives from €680 return, and Zanzibar from just €535 return, with Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale.

Since my trip to the Maldives last week I have had many requests for prices, so I am delighted to showcase Qatar Airways Black Friday offers, which include amazing prices to Maldives, South Africa, Australia and lots more. All Black Friday sale fares are available to book from Friday 26th November.

Qatar Airways Black Friday

I have been a big fan of Qatar Airways since I flew with them to Malaysia in 2018, and I am not a bit surprised that they have been voted the world’s best airline six times – an achievement held by no other airline.

They have also won the world’s best business class, best business class seat, business class lounge, and catering. I could go on and on, but it might be easier to read my review of Qatar Airways service here and see the highlights from my recent trip with Qatar Airways here.


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It was not only Qatar Airways business class that impressed me. Economy class passengers can enjoy a generous baggage allowance , free seat selection and unlimited drinks on board – all included in the cost! And that’s not all – Qatar Airways has over 4,000 entertainment options to choose from.

Children are well catered for too, with kids traveller packs and children’s meals available. Wi-Fi is available on selected flights and lounge access is available to purchase – see more here.

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Another massive advantage of booking with Qatar Airways is the guaranteed flexibility that is offered across all fare types. If you book now, you have peace of mind knowing you have unlimited date and destination changes, or no-quibble refunds.

These flexible booking options are available for bookings made up to 31st May 2022 – see more about Qatar Airways guaranteed flexibility here.

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Qatar Airways fly to 140 different destinations with all-inclusive fares starting from €459 in economy class and €1,689 in business class. I have chosen a few destinations to highlight from the Qatar Airways Black Friday sale below, but many more are available on their website


Male, Maldives:

Economy class from €680 return; Business Class from €2,273 return


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The Maldives is on most travel bucket lists, but it may surprise you that it can be affordable, especially with airfares such as these! Choose economy class from just €702 return, or the world’s best business class from €2269 return.

I have visited three islands in the Maldives, and I am already planning a return visit – it is paradise! Enjoy a morning dip from your over water bungalow, relax on pristine white sand beaches, go snorkelling or diving in the Indian Ocean, and witness some of the best sunsets in the world.

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania:

Economy class from €535 return; Business Class from €1,797 return

Zanzibar Rock Island

Tanzania is home to some of the best safari adventures in the world. Whether you choose luxury tented camps in the Serengeti, or eco-friendly lodges at Ngorongoro Crater, you are bound to see some incredible wildlife. A few days on safari followed by a beach holiday in Zanzibar is the ultimate holiday for adventure lovers.

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

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Economy class from €987 and Business Class from €3,403 return

Visit Australia with Qatar Airways

While Australia may still be closed for leisure travellers, Australian residents and fully vaccinated family members of Australian citizens can now enter Australia without quarantine requirements – see more here. This will allow people to reunite with their families once again. There is also plans to allow vaccinated students and business visa holders to enter Australia – see more here.

It is important to note that not all states are open for visitors – see more here, it is vital you check the entry requirements for each state. With Qatar Airways guaranteed flexibility you know that if restrictions change, you can change dates or secure a refund without penalty, if you are due to travel before 31st May 2022.

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

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Muscat, Oman:

Economy class from €625 return; Business Class from €2,486 return

Chedi Muscat hotel
Chedi Muscat Hotel

With its very own version of the Grand Canyon, superb white sand beaches, some of the best diving in the world, and mind blowing five-star hotels, Oman is a place that is firmly on my own wish list. 

For the ultimate in five-star luxury, check out Chedi Muscat Hotel which boasts an adult-only pool that is the longest pool in the Middle East. 

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

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Add a stopover in Qatar from $14:


Why choose one destination when you can have two? Qatar Airways offer some of the world’s best value stopover rates, with luxurious hotels available in Doha from just $14 per night! Visit the National Grand Mosque of Qatar, shop till you drop at the Souq Waqif or Villaggio Mall, and take in the waterfront views at La Corniche walkway.  

Note: If travelling onwards to another destination, you may need to take an additional PCR test in Doha before departure.

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Black Friday Sale Terms and conditions:

  • This promotion applies to Qatar Airways operated flights only.
  • Sales period: 26 November 2021 – 2 December 2021.
  • Travel period: 26 November 2021 – 30th September 2022.
  • This promotion applies to Economy and Business Class tickets from Dublin to select destinations.
  • Minimum stay: 3 days.
  • Maximum stay: 1 month.
  • Seasonal surcharges, weekend surcharges, and blackout dates apply. Please review at the time of booking.
  • Fares shown are the lowest fares for a specific route in the next 6 months from today.
  • Fares are refreshed daily and may change.
  • Fares shown include taxes, fees, and airport surcharges, and are subject to availability.
  • Specific fare rules apply. Please review at the time of booking.


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Note: Travel restrictions and country entry requirements are changing regularly, so it is vital you check both before you book and before you travel, to ensure you have the right documents or testing required. I also recommend purchasing travel insurance with Covid cover when booking your holiday.


I hope this post on Qatar Airways Black Friday offers will inspire you to book a trip soon. This post was sponsored by Qatar Airways, but all views, as always, are my own.


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5 Ultimate Luxury Holidays With Free Upgrades And Exclusive Offers

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From Mexico to the Maldives, Barbados to Thailand, check out my top luxury holidays with free upgrades and exclusive offers.


I have teamed up with Tropical Sky to bring you some of the best luxury holidays for less. Want all-inclusive hotels where spa treatments, tours and golf are included? Fancy an over water bungalow in the Maldives with an upgrade to full board? Maybe a free upgrade to a jacuzzi suite in Thailand or perhaps up to 50% off in Sandals Barbados… These are just some of the amazing luxury holidays on offer with Tropical Sky.


Hurawalhi Island Resort – Maldives

From €2409 with seaplane transfers for seven nights.

The Maldives are probably one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Over water bungalows, pristine white sandy beaches and an underwater paradise, it is not surprising that the barefoot luxury of the Maldives is on everyone’s bucketlist. Hurawalhi Island is a picture postcard island resort that encapsulates the image of the Maldives. Complete with the world’s largest undersea restaurant and over water bungalows that lead right into the crystal clear waters of the lagoon, it is an adults-only paradise island. There are plenty of other restaurants to choose from it you want to eat above sea level, as well as an infinity pool, a luxury spa and a host of watersports. Watch the sunset from the Coco bar or the Champagne Pavillion and if you fancy a lively night, there is a choice of evening entertainment including live music and even a disco!

Tropical Sky are offering a free upgrade to full board when staying in an Ocean Villa, Ocean Sunset Villa, Ocean Pool Villa & Ocean Sunset Pool Villa, if you travel from the 1st of November to the 30th of April and book before the 31st October. Prices start at €3589 in one of only 15 luxurious ocean villas which are nestled in stilts over the water ❤️ This includes a saving of €1000 per person and includes flights, seaplane transfers and accommodation on full board basis.

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The Paradise Koh Yao – Thailand

From €1039 on a bed & breakfast basis in a jacuzzi studio for seven nights.

If you are looking for one of Thailand’s best kept secrets – you found it! Koh Yao No is located an hour by boat from bustling Phuket, yet world’s apart. This romantic hideaway is perfect for anyone looking to experience unspoilt Thailand without breaking the bank. With stunning views over Phang Nga Bay, this is where you will enjoy lazy beach days with your loved one. There is also a large infinity pool, twice daily open air yoga classes and a host of watersports available.

Tropical Sky have an exclusive offer of a free upgrade to a jacuzzi studio, yes your own private jacuzzi in your room! You will also receive 1 hour spa aromatherapy treatment for two per stay, if booked by the 31st of October. And that’s not all, if you book 60 days before arrival you can save an additional 20% discount on the hotel cost! Prices from €1039 on a bed & breakfast basis in a jacuzzi studio.

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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

From €879 on a half board basis for six nights

Only an hour from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, or ‘Rak’, has white sandy beaches, desert dunes and rugged mountains. Explore the ‘Omani Fjords’ on a traditional dhow, visit a Bedouin desert camp or see ‘Rak’ by gyrocopter at the Jazirah Aviation Club. The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah was inspired by Arabian palaces and the building is an architectural masterpiece. It’s location is perfect too. Situated on it’s own private beach it also has the luxury of a dramatic mountain backdrop, an 18 hole golf course and the Arabian Gulf, all visible from the hotel. The interior also has the wow factor. The stylish décor compliments the five star service and facilities on offer. There is a wide selection of international restaurants and bars to choose from, a luxury spa, golf course and swimming pool. Check out the short video below and you will see why it is rated number 1 on tripadvisor.

Tropical Sky have an exclusive offer of a free upgrade to half board with free airport transfers if you book by the 31st of October. You can also avail of a free upgrade to a sea view junior suite with balcony, if you book by the 9th of October.  Prices from €879 for a six night stay in June.

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UNICO – Mexico

From €2099 on a premium all-inclusive basis for seven nights.

Imagine staying in an all inclusive hotel with spa treatments and golf included, where you can take Mayan jungle tours, sailing trips or swim with dolphins, and just pay a 20% service fee. UNICO 20°87°’ differs from other luxury hotels because of their unique all-inclusive offering. With personal training sessions, spa treatments, water-sports and incredible tours included in the price, this is an all-inclusive resort like no other. All you pay is a 20% service tax – see a full list of inclusions here. UNICO 20°87° is a brand new adult-only luxury hotel, located on a stunning beach and is the best hotel in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, according to tripadvisor. It’s contemporary décor manages to incorporate traditional Mexican style with lavish furnishings. They also offer unique cultural experiences, including cookery classes and a cocktail hour in a nearby Mayan village. There are three swimming pools, a wide variety of dining options as well as a luxury spa and yoga and exercise classes on the beach. Rooms are not standard either, choose an Alcoba swim up pool room or a room with an ocean view and an outdoor spa tub. You even have your own personalised Anfitrión, or host, available 24 hours a day.

Tropical Sky have an exclusive saving of €200 per person with unlimited select spa and beauty treatments included in the all-inclusive package (20% tax paid locally). Prices from €2,099 per person for seven night stay on an all-inclusive basis.

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Sandals Resort, Barbados

From €2379 on a premium all-inclusive basis for seven nights.

Barbados is one of my favourite Caribbean islands. It’s combination of amazing beaches, UNESCO world heritate sites and vibrant nightlife means there is something here for everyone to enjoy. It’s cosmopolitan population means you are as likely meet an Irish man behind the bar as a Bajan. In multicultural Barbados, anything goes. Read my Barbados blog for more info.

Sandals Barbados is the ultimate couples only resort. The unique all-inclusive offering includes unlimited fine dining in eleven different restaurants with your choice of premium branded drinks from seven bars. Unlike many all-inclusive resorts, Sandals also offer unlimited scuba diving and other water sports included in the price of your stay. It’s location close to the lively St Lawrence Gap gives you the option to pop into town if you fancy trying one of Barbados’ legendary street parties.

For a limited time Tropical Sky have a staggering 50% off at Sandals Barbados. Price for flights, transfers and a deluxe room on a premium all-inclusive basis is €2379 in November, €2629 in April, May or June or €2789 in July and August.

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Why not start your luxury holidays in style, by flying business class. Go one better and enjoy a free upgrade to first class when you purchase a business class ticket with British Airways to Mexico, Canada or the USA. Travel by 31st December.


Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by TropicalSky but all views, as always, are my own.



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