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Dubai Holidays

Dubai. Easy as pie.

A thriving and extravagant desert destination and a dazzling cityscape with towering skyscrapers, manufactured islands and white sand beaches - Dubai holidays serve luxury with clear sea vistas and year-round sunshine to tempt just about anyone. Dubai breaks offer plenty of record-breaking attractions, from the world’s tallest building - the Burj Khalifa – to the biggest mall on the planet and plenty of luxury resorts. Dubai is a travel daydream. Whether you’re looking for a romantic trip, that much-needed family break or an all-inclusive holiday to Dubai, our Travel Specialists can make getting out there easy.

Located in the heart of the Arabian Desert, Dubai is famous for its glamorous lifestyle. Indulgent and exceptional, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to stay, with Dubai hotels and five-star resorts offering gourmet and Michelin-starred restaurants alongside grand suites and soothing spas. Take luxury and ease to another level with an all-inclusive resort, where you can enjoy all your meals and drinks for a more affordable price. And, stepping outside, you’ll find holidays in Dubai offer plenty of things to do, too.

A modern oasis fringed by the Arabian Gulf, holidays to Dubai can be as busy or relaxing as you like. And, thanks to the short flight time - direct flights take only seven hours - getting here is easy. Once in Dubai, whether for a few days or weeks, you’ll never be short of things to do. From land and sea adventures to lavish designer stores, the finest dining and unmissable nightlife, not forgetting the culture-soaked atmosphere. Dubai holidays offer plenty for families and visitors of all ages. If you want to extend your Dubai holiday, why not visit Abu Dhabi? The capital of the UAE is just a 90-minute drive along the coast. How about making tracks for Ras Al Khaimah? Known for its beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery, it’s also only 90 minutes from Dubai, in the northern part of the UAE.

Two countries in one trip? Easy. Make the most of your time away with two or even three destinations. Enjoy a Dubai multi-centre holiday when you stop off before journeying to the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius or Thailand. Not many destinations have grown from unknown to iconic as fast as Dubai, and with its impressive cityscape, camel-topped dunes and unsurpassed beaches, Dubai lives up to its name as the City of Gold.

If you dream of escaping to Dubai, give us a call, and we’ll help design the perfect break for you.  

 

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Events in Dubai

Things to do

Hotels

Why go to Dubai?

Best time to go

DUBAI FOOD FESTIVAL

Running for 22 days from 19th April to 12th May 2024, the Dubai Food Festival is a collection of culinary events planned to celebrate the city’s extraordinary dining scene. Make the most of specially designed menus in restaurants across the city. Go gourmet without the bill and take a taste tour with the 10 Dirham Dish initiative. Sample showcase plates from leading international cooks during the 12-day Chef’s Menu extravaganza. Add unique masterclasses and exclusive experiences; there’s no better time for a foodie to arrive in the desert’s most glamorous destination. Whatever you do, be sure to bring an appetite.

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Things to do in Dubai

Dubai is the ultimate attraction destination. Whether you stay for a complete holiday or a short stopover, there’s plenty of action and relaxation to be had. If you like your holidays packing a punch, this is the metropolis for you.

The City of Gold has everything and offers a perfect mix of old and new. Browse ancient souks and cruise the creek in a traditional dhow boat. Get frosty at the planet’s longest indoor ski slope and explore the world’s biggest shopping mall with 1,200 outlets, an aquarium, and an ice rink.

When it comes to Dubai record-breakers, one stands above the rest – literally. Eight hundred thirty metres to its tip, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on Earth. Take in the views from its 124th-floor observation deck, or enjoy afternoon tea at The Lounge on floor 152.

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Find family thrills at Dubai Parks and Resorts, amazing waterparks, and beachside watersports spots. Or slow down with cool pool cocktails and blissful treatments in your hotel spa. When the sun sets, choose Michelin-star meals or buffet banquets before toasting the moon from the chic perch of a rooftop bar. Learn more about the top things to do in Dubai.

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Luxury hotels in Dubai

In Dubai, luxury is how things are. Whether you stay in the heart of Downtown, on the engineering wonder of Palm Jumeirah, or along the sweeping shoreline from Dubai Creek to Jebel Ali, there’s an exciting range of five-star Dubai hotels or all-inclusive resorts available.

Choose Dubai family holidays in Atlantis, The Palm, complete with the attached Aquaventure Waterpark, a vast indoor aquarium, and its own monorail connection. Stay in the multi-hotel complex of Madinat Jumeirah, where golf carts and Abras carry you between rooms and restaurants. Or take your place in the iconic wave-shaped resort of Jumeirah Beach Hotel or the world-famous tower of the Burj Al Arab

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Hotels in Dubai include global names from Rixos to Waldorf Astoria, Ritz-Carlton to Sofitel, and Anantara to One&Only. Each has its own patch of perfection in the playground of the UAE, with hundreds more, from family-friendly hotels and luxury desert camps to ultraluxury spa resorts and beyond.

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Why go to Dubai?

If you’re wondering why you should visit Dubai, buckle up, as this destination is full on. Whether you want ultimate relaxation, thrilling adventure or a world of luxury – Dubai doesn’t do things by halves. With fancy hotels you’ll never want to leave, a glittering, record-breaking skyline and giant shopping malls, Dubai has undergone a significant transformation. A great holiday or stopover destination, Dubai is hands down one of the most unique cities worldwide.

One such popular Dubai pastime and one of the many reasons to visit would have to be the shopping available. A national sport, the city is filled with palaces to prove it. Step into the magnificent Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Mall, the largest in the world, and discover a glittering world of luxury retail and entertainment. Try the latest lines in flagship stores, find your perfect trinket among the laneways of jewellers, or soak up the atmosphere of these retail playgrounds before stopping for a bite, a movie, or an unforgettable journey through an underwater zoo

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Away from the ultramodern malls sit Dubai’s ancient souks. Lose your way in a labyrinth of stalls and shops selling gold, gems, silks, scents, and spices. Immerse yourself in Old Dubai’s traditional bazaars and emporiums as you shop under the stars. Here, you can haggle with local traders as the aromas and sounds of the bustling streets fill the air. From glamorous plazas to maze-like markets, Dubai shopping has it all.

Are you ready to jet off?

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Best time to visit Dubai

A vast array of indoor and outdoor attractions with plenty to do in the cooler hours after dark means any time is best to visit Dubai. If you’re looking for the best months to go to Dubai, however, October to November and February to April are ideal, with daytime temperatures between 25°C and 35°C and warm evenings until late. 

Summer, from May to September, can be incredibly hot, with thermometers often climbing over 40°C. This is also when Dubai hotels offer their best deals with complimentary half board, and kids go free offers common across the city. December and January are officially winter, but this just means you might need a jacket after sunset. Dubai also goes big on the festive season, making these months a magical time to escape the UK cold and enjoy an amazing Christmas or New Year break.

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Finally, you should always check Ramadan dates when you travel. Most visitor attractions and hotel facilities operate as usual during these times. Still, you will be asked to avoid eating or drinking in public during daylight as local residents observe their fasting.

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Events in Dubai

DUBAI FOOD FESTIVAL

Running for 22 days from 19th April to 12th May 2024, the Dubai Food Festival is a collection of culinary events planned to celebrate the city’s extraordinary dining scene. Make the most of specially designed menus in restaurants across the city. Go gourmet without the bill and take a taste tour with the 10 Dirham Dish initiative. Sample showcase plates from leading international cooks during the 12-day Chef’s Menu extravaganza. Add unique masterclasses and exclusive experiences; there’s no better time for a foodie to arrive in the desert’s most glamorous destination. Whatever you do, be sure to bring an appetite.

Show More
Show Less

Things to do

Things to do in Dubai

Dubai is the ultimate attraction destination. Whether you stay for a complete holiday or a short stopover, there’s plenty of action and relaxation to be had. If you like your holidays packing a punch, this is the metropolis for you.

The City of Gold has everything and offers a perfect mix of old and new. Browse ancient souks and cruise the creek in a traditional dhow boat. Get frosty at the planet’s longest indoor ski slope and explore the world’s biggest shopping mall with 1,200 outlets, an aquarium, and an ice rink.

When it comes to Dubai record-breakers, one stands above the rest – literally. Eight hundred thirty metres to its tip, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on Earth. Take in the views from its 124th-floor observation deck, or enjoy afternoon tea at The Lounge on floor 152.

Show More
Show Less

Find family thrills at Dubai Parks and Resorts, amazing waterparks, and beachside watersports spots. Or slow down with cool pool cocktails and blissful treatments in your hotel spa. When the sun sets, choose Michelin-star meals or buffet banquets before toasting the moon from the chic perch of a rooftop bar. Learn more about the top things to do in Dubai.

Show More
Show Less

Hotels

Luxury hotels in Dubai

In Dubai, luxury is how things are. Whether you stay in the heart of Downtown, on the engineering wonder of Palm Jumeirah, or along the sweeping shoreline from Dubai Creek to Jebel Ali, there’s an exciting range of five-star Dubai hotels or all-inclusive resorts available.

Choose Dubai family holidays in Atlantis, The Palm, complete with the attached Aquaventure Waterpark, a vast indoor aquarium, and its own monorail connection. Stay in the multi-hotel complex of Madinat Jumeirah, where golf carts and Abras carry you between rooms and restaurants. Or take your place in the iconic wave-shaped resort of Jumeirah Beach Hotel or the world-famous tower of the Burj Al Arab

Show More
Show Less

Hotels in Dubai include global names from Rixos to Waldorf Astoria, Ritz-Carlton to Sofitel, and Anantara to One&Only. Each has its own patch of perfection in the playground of the UAE, with hundreds more, from family-friendly hotels and luxury desert camps to ultraluxury spa resorts and beyond.

Show More
Show Less

Why go to Dubai?

Why go to Dubai?

If you’re wondering why you should visit Dubai, buckle up, as this destination is full on. Whether you want ultimate relaxation, thrilling adventure or a world of luxury – Dubai doesn’t do things by halves. With fancy hotels you’ll never want to leave, a glittering, record-breaking skyline and giant shopping malls, Dubai has undergone a significant transformation. A great holiday or stopover destination, Dubai is hands down one of the most unique cities worldwide.

One such popular Dubai pastime and one of the many reasons to visit would have to be the shopping available. A national sport, the city is filled with palaces to prove it. Step into the magnificent Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Mall, the largest in the world, and discover a glittering world of luxury retail and entertainment. Try the latest lines in flagship stores, find your perfect trinket among the laneways of jewellers, or soak up the atmosphere of these retail playgrounds before stopping for a bite, a movie, or an unforgettable journey through an underwater zoo

Show More
Show Less

Away from the ultramodern malls sit Dubai’s ancient souks. Lose your way in a labyrinth of stalls and shops selling gold, gems, silks, scents, and spices. Immerse yourself in Old Dubai’s traditional bazaars and emporiums as you shop under the stars. Here, you can haggle with local traders as the aromas and sounds of the bustling streets fill the air. From glamorous plazas to maze-like markets, Dubai shopping has it all.

Are you ready to jet off?

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Dubai

A vast array of indoor and outdoor attractions with plenty to do in the cooler hours after dark means any time is best to visit Dubai. If you’re looking for the best months to go to Dubai, however, October to November and February to April are ideal, with daytime temperatures between 25°C and 35°C and warm evenings until late. 

Summer, from May to September, can be incredibly hot, with thermometers often climbing over 40°C. This is also when Dubai hotels offer their best deals with complimentary half board, and kids go free offers common across the city. December and January are officially winter, but this just means you might need a jacket after sunset. Dubai also goes big on the festive season, making these months a magical time to escape the UK cold and enjoy an amazing Christmas or New Year break.

Show More
Show Less

Finally, you should always check Ramadan dates when you travel. Most visitor attractions and hotel facilities operate as usual during these times. Still, you will be asked to avoid eating or drinking in public during daylight as local residents observe their fasting.

Show More
Show Less

We recommend

Hatta

Leave the glitz and oppoulence of Dubai behind for the day and head to Hatta. Less than a two drive away from Dubai this region is bordered with Oman and is cradled by nothing but the craggy mountainscapes of the Hajar Mountains. Providing a refreshing contrast to Dubai with adrenaline sports as well as hiking trails and Kayaking. Hatta is a must when visiting the region.

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Desert safari

A desert safari is a must-do on your trip to Dubai. Leave the city behind you, roll over the dunes and visit a Bedouin-style camp.

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At The Top – Burj Khalifa

Standing proud at 830 metres high, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Head to the At The Top observation deck on floor 124 for jaw-dropping views.

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La Perle by Dragone

Dubai's number one show and first permanent show, inspired by Dubai's rich culture and aspirational future. This acrobatic phenomena is not to be missed as you witness the artists perform stunts high in the air. It will leave you mesmerised.

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Dubai Parks & Resorts

Dubai has some incredible rollercoasters and water parks. Have a fun day out at LEGOLAND® Dubai, LEGOLAND® Waterpark, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Motiongate™ Dubai.

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Dubai Mall

Time flies by in Dubai Mall. This enormous centre is home to a cinema, an ice rink, an aquarium, hundreds of restaurants and bars, and a seemingly-endless amount of shops.

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Old Dubai

Marvel at the traditional architecture of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, visit the Dubai Museum, and meander through the labyrinthine Spice and Gold Souks.

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