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Travel to Dubai or Nicaragua with This Week's Top Deals

It’s time to book your next retreat.

By Marianella Orlando August 20, 2015

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Cozumel, Mexico 

The fairy godmothers of travel have done it once again with promising prices on airfare and hotels this week. Visit our go-to sites—Groupon, and—where they are offering special deals that you won’t want to miss for the months of September until May of next year. Whether you want to plan a trip for next summer or a getaway to avoid the winter blues, the options are endless.

Houston to Dubai, From $1,299
Available months for departure: January, March, April and May

Groupon is known for its awesome hotel and flight combination deals, but nothing beats their 7-day package to Dubai. You will receive a round-trip airfare, five nights’ accommodation at Auris Hotel Apartments Deira, a guided tour through the Jumeriah Mosque and Al Fahidi Fort, and a camel ride to start. But don't forget to see the city's hidden gems.

Houston to Cozumel, From $379
Available months for departure: October and November

We’ve already told you about Cancun and San Jose del Cabo, but none compare to Mexico’s popular island of Cozumel. Go snorkeling at Playa Corona and see the ocean’s beautiful creatures, stop by the Museo de Cozumel, and eat your weight at the Cozumel Chef food tour.

Houston to Nicaragua, From $646
Outbound flight: Friday, Sept. 11 | Inbound flight: Monday, Sept. 14

Jump on this deal to receive a round-trip ticket to Managua and a three-night stay at the Barcelo Managua hotel. Despite the 1972 earthquake that destroyed the colorful city, there are still many historic scenes to explore like the Old Cathedral of Managua and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. For local eats, dine at La Cocina de Doña Haydee and order traditional Nicaraguan fare like “indio viejo” stew.

Pro tip: Looking to only book a flight? Check out, which has round trip flights starting at $236.10.

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