ALL ABOARD THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS!
We’ve gone potty over the prospect of the Harry Potter Tour across Scotland this summer. The lochs and mountains of Glen Coe and Glen Nevis formed the backdrop for some of the most dramatic scenes in the wizard films and the tour includes a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train – better known as the Hogwarts Express – which travels through the breathtaking valleys, to the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. It culminates in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, from where you can skip over the border to Alnwick Castle, more popularly known among Harry Potter fans as Hogwarts. Even better, Emirates Holidays has waved a magic wand and conjured up a 10 per cent discount on all holiday packages if you book and travel by July 31, 2013. It also includes free travel insurance (except for travel to the US and Canada) when you book during the offer period. A seven-day/six-night self-drive Harry Potter Tour starts from Dh5,095 per person, but there are many other holiday options to choose from. You can book by calling 800 5252; or book in person through the following: Emirates Holidays Travel Store on Shaikh Zayed Road; Emirates Travel Hub, Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road; and Emirates Technology Centre.