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Dubai Holidays


Dubai holidays deliver an intoxicating mix of one of the most dynamic cityscapes in the world, mile upon mile of glorious golden sand and endless Arabian sunshine. Amidst the astonishing architectural extravagance, shopping malls, nightlife and spas, evidence of old Arabia can still be found in atmospheric souks, Bedouin desert camps and traditional dhows on the Creek.

Blessed with year round sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, a beach holiday in Dubai is the perfect getaway. Soak up the rays on buzzing Jumeirah Beach, relax on the pristine stretches of white sand on Palm Jumeirah or head just out of the city to the small emirates of Ajman or Ras Al Khaimah for a more peaceful beach experience.

With plenty of family friendly hotels, direct flights and minimal time difference (approx 3 hours), not to mention sandy beaches, thrilling water parks and incredible entertainment complexes; Dubai is the perfect destination for families. Be sure to check out the fun and interactive Friday brunch at Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis!

From designer malls to traditional souks, Dubai is a haven for shopaholics! Shop until you drop at the world’s largest shopping centre, Dubai Mall, or haggle for some bargains at one of the city’s   atmospheric bazaars. Dubai also boasts a handful of open-air shopping districts where you’ll find cool boutiques, casual eateries and pop-up markets.

Boasting some of the world’s finest restaurants, Dubai is a food lovers’ paradise! The city offers a wonderful concoction of flavours from across the globe with something to satisfy every palate.  Tantalise your taste buds with delicious street food in Old Dubai or experience fine dining in a host of celebrity-owned restaurants.

Aside from the plethora of modern skyscrapers, gleaming shopping malls and extravagant hotels, Dubai also offers a myriad of fantastic cultural attractions. Explore the colourful souks and bustling bazaars in Old Dubai, uncover the city’s intriguing past in historic Al Fahidi or discover trendy galleries in the artistic hub of Al Quoz.

From dune-bashing to sandboarding to hot air ballooning, there’s no shortage of thrills to be had in this exhilarating city! For a bird’s eye view of Dubai, a helicopter ride over Palm Jumeirah is a must for adrenalin addicts. Ski lovers can whizz down the slopes at Ski Dubai while water lovers can make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO DUBAI

With direct flights connecting you from a multitude of local airports, Dubai is a popular for both short breaks and extended holidays.
Dubai is also, without a doubt, one of the best connected cities in the world and with so many fantastic attractions, it’s the perfect place to stop and spend a few days en route to your final destination.
Here's a selection of our most popular holidays to Dubai and beyond
The Ultimate Stopover - Dubai
4 days / 3 nights
from €715
  • Downtown Dubai’s iconic landmarks
  • Unforgettable helicopter flight
  • Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark
  • Classic 1950s Land Rover dune drive
  • Overnight desert stay
  • Emirati hospitality & entertainment

  • Dubai & Maldives
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €854
  • Dubai, heart of modern Arabia
  • Amazing Maldives

  • Dubai Family Adventure
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €Please contact us
  • Atlantis Aquaventure
  • Authentic desert experience
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure
  • LEGOLAND® Water Park Dubai
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium

  • Something Special by Trailfinders - Dubai
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €1,675
  • Sumptuous accommodation
  • Dubai Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Prisitine white sand beach

  • Best of the Beach - Dubai
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €1,145
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark™ ticket
  • Aquaventure Waterpark & The Lost Chambers Aquarium

  • Dubai & Bali
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €813
  • Bustling Traditional Souks in Dubai
  • Southern Bali Beaches

  • DUBAI HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

    JUMEIRAH BEACH
    JUMEIRAH BEACH
    Boasting a beautiful stretch of white sand, lapped by the stunning turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, vibrant Jumeirah Beach is the ideal spot if you want to relax but also be close to the action. Here you’ll find some of the city’s most renowned hotels along with a vast array of shops and restaurants as well as thrilling Al Wadi WaterparkTM.
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    PALM JUMEIRAH
    One of the world’s most iconic landmarks, Palm Jumeirah is the Earth’s largest manmade island stretching 1km out into the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf. Designed in the shape of a palm tree, the island is home to some of Dubai’s most luxurious resorts and pristine beaches, making it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.
    DUBAI MARINA
    THE WALK & DUBAI MARINA
    A buzzing beachside boulevard lined with restaurants, cafés and boutiques, The Walk at Jumeirah Beach is one of the city’s coolest hangouts. Adjacent Dubai Marina is the perfect place to stroll and enjoy an array of waterfront dining and trendy bars, while the Beach Mall and Marina Mall provide plenty of opportunities to shop until you drop!
    DUBAI CREEK
    DUBAI CREEK
    The city’s historical centre, the Creek, provides a fascinating glimpse into life in Dubai before its meteoric rise. Explore the maze of meandering alleyways, soak up the buzzing atmosphere at one of the bustling gold, textile and spice souks or take a trip across the creek in a traditional wooden abra boat, an experience not to be missed!
    THE CITY
    THE CITY
    Superbly located in the heart of Dubai and convenient for the airport, the Creek, the cruise terminal and Downtown, the city is a fabulous choice for short stopovers and for those looking for great value.
    DOWNTOWN DUBAI
    DOWNTOWN DUBAI
    One of city’s vibrant entertainment hubs, Downtown Dubai offers an intoxicating medley of glitzy shopping malls, opulent fashion houses, swanky restaurants and stylish bars, not to mention some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Look out for the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and the spectacular dancing fountain.
    THE DESERT
    Just a short drive from the bright lights of the city lie spectacular rolling sand dunes and stunning desert landscapes. Carved by the wind into sinuous waves, this vast sea of sand is best explored by desert safari. Enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality and authentic Emirati entertainment while tucking into a sumptuous Arabian barbecue dinner beneath the starlit sky. A trip to the desert is sure to be an unforgettable experience!
    APARTMENTS & VILLAS
    Apartments and villas are perfect for those looking for more space and are an ideal choice for families or a group of friends. We offer a selection of luxury apartments in Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina, offering great value for money. If you would prefer to be located on the beach, one of our private villas on Palm Jumeirah would be the perfect choice.
    BEYOND DUBAI
    BEYOND DUBAI
    Dubai is rightly famous for its fabulous beaches, incredible hotels and awesome man-made islands, but travel a little further afield within the Arabian Peninsula and you will be justly rewarded. Accessible from Dubai, Ajman boasts pristine sands and a relaxed atmosphere, while Oman’s Musandam Peninsula offers stunning beaches, rugged mountains and secluded fishing villages.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN DUBAI

    With such a huge range of accommodation styles across the Emirate, it can be tough to choose the perfect hotel for your holiday.
    Whether you are stopping for a few nights en route to your final destination or you have more time to play with, there are numerous ways to experience this fascinating destination. Maybe you’re looking for a palatial pad on Jumeirah Beach, or a family friendly resort on the Palm? Or perhaps its a great value place perfect for a stopover in the City or an Arabian Nights fantasy in the heart of the desert?
    Rather than staying in a hotel have you ever considered an apartment or villa instead? You might well find that it is the perfect solution; they are excellent value for money particularly if you are travelling as a larger family or group.
    Atlantis, The Palm
    Dubai
    from €185
  • Fantastic location on The Palm
  • Outstanding restaurants
  • Private 1 mile beach
  • Award-winning spa
  • Free entry to Atlantis Aquaventure & The Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Atlantis Kids Club
  • 2 pools
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • ShuiQi Spa & fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Wave rider
  • Bowling alley
  • Free wi-fi

  • Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
    Dubai
    from €155
  • Lovely stretch of beach
  • 3 extensive swimming lagoons
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Anantara Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Free wi-fi.

  • Rove Downtown
    Dubai
    from €39
  • Unique contemporary style
  • Great Downtown Dubai location
  • Stunning Burj Khalifa views
  • Outdoor pool & sundeck
  • Gym
  • 24-hour convenience store
  • Cinema
  • Free wi-fi

  • Hilton Dubai Creek
    Dubai
    from €39
  • Dubai Creek location
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Rooftop pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Access to the beach & facilities at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach (free shuttle provided)

  • Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
    Beyond Dubai
    from €510
  • Idyllic desert experience
  • Unrivalled service
  • Experienced guides & desert pursuits
  • Luxurious suites with private pools
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Unique accommodation
  • Timeless spa
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Free wi-fi

  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel
    Dubai
    from €202
  • Superb location
  • Free entry to Wild Wadi Waterpark™
  • Fabulous range of facilities
  • Wide choice of restaurants
  • 1 mile stretch of private beach
  • 5 pools
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Talise spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis & squash courts
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Free kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

    Dubai has almost literally been made for fun and is home to some thrilling experiences that span the ages from ancient Bedouin customs to high tea in world's tallest building.
    One day you might be drifting over the desert in a hot air balloon, the next sampling the legendary brunch at Nobu. With thrilling scenic flights, exciting show tickets, relaxing Creek cruises and great value theme park tickets, our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday in Dubai alive.
    Heritage Dinner Safari
    Approx 7 hours
    from €145
  • Sumptuous & authentic Arabian dinner
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Heritage 1950s Land Rover
  • Exclusive & intimate Bedouin camp

  • Dubai by Helicopter
    Scenic Flight
    from €204
  • Breathtaking bird’s eye views
  • See the iconic sights of Dubai from the air
  • An unforgetable experience

  • Atlantis Aquaventure
    Attraction Ticket
    from €65
  • Exhilarating water slides
  • Shark Lagoon
  • Fun for all the family

  • High Tea at Burj Khalifa (window table)
    Approx 2 hours
    from €133
  • Elegant 122nd floor lounge
  • Stunning city views
  • Delicious afternoon tea

  • Dubai Dune Dinner Safari
    Approx 5 hours
    from €75
  • 4WD dune drive
  • Bedouin camp dinner
  • Traditional entertainment

  • Culture, Coffee & Colourful Souks
    Approx 4 hours
    from €64
  • Tour the old town
  • Arabic coffee with the locals
  • Shop for souvenirs in the souks

  • When is the best time to visit Dubai?

    AE - Dubai & Abu Dhabi

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