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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
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
Dubai & Maldives
11 days / 10 nights
Dubai Family Adventure
8 days / 7 nights
Something Special by Trailfinders - Dubai
8 days / 7 nights
Best of the Beach - Dubai
8 days / 7 nights
Dubai & Bali
11 days / 10 nights
DUBAI HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
THE WALK & DUBAI MARINA
APARTMENTS & VILLAS
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN DUBAI
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
DubaiTowering majestically over Dubai’s famous Palm Island, this fabulous property offers an exhilarating world of water themed attractions combined with luxurious accommodation, endless restaurants and stylish boutiques. This is the ultimate destination resort, perfect for families, couples and friends alike. Children aged 3-12 are well catered for at The Atlantis Kids Club which offers a varied programme of fun and exciting activities. Families will love the resort’s newest entertainment venue, Wavehouse, with its 4-lane bowling alley, arcade room, soft play area and state-of-the-art wave rider. Babysitting can also be arranged locally. From ultimate fine dining to casual fare, celebrity chefs to poolside snacks, indoor to alfresco, Atlantis has 29 restaurants, bars and lounges to suit all tastes. Particular highlights include the world renowned Nobu restaurant offering Asian-fusion cuisine, award-winning Seafire Steakhouse, authentic Cantonese dishes at Michelin starred Hakkasan and a popular Friday brunch at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. All 1,548 rooms and suites boast a contemporary style with Arabian touches and feature full or french balconies. Explore our <a href="/holidays/the-middle-east/dubai"><b>Dubai</b> </a>holidays.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
DubaiThis stunning retreat enjoys a superb beachfront location on the eastern crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Combining contemporary Asian design in an Arabian setting, the resort boasts a number of sparkling lagoons set amongst tropical gardens making it a haven of peace and relaxation. With a host of excellent facilities, fantastic dining options and exceptional service, this beautiful hotel is ideally suited to couples and families alike. There are seven restaurants and bars to tempt the taste buds; Crescendo offers an impressive international buffet, whilst delicious grills are served at Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar and vibrant Asian cuisine is available at the resort’s signature dining venue, Mekong. The Beach House offers a Mediterranean menu in a stunning beachfront setting and guests can enjoy traditional shisha on the beach in the evenings. The 546 beautifully appointed rooms, villas and apartments are set around the meandering lagoons, nestled within the resort’s gardens and in the adjacent Anantara Residences.
DubaiConveniently located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, close to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, this modern property is perfectly situated for those wanting to discover the highlights of this exciting city. The hotel offers great value and fuss free hospitality whilst delivering impeccable levels of service. One of the citys trendiest neighbourhood hangouts, FRIDAYS, offers all-day dining and a buzzing coffee culture. Guests can enjoy flavoursome Arabic, Western and South East Asian cuisine, as well as a popular weekend brunch, whilst enjoying stunning views of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.
Hilton Dubai Creek
DubaiThis modern hotel overlooks Dubai Creek and is ideally situated close to the gold and spice souks, the cruise terminal, plus many of Dubai’s shopping malls. Offering great facilities including a rooftop pool with spectacular city views and elegant rooms, Hilton Dubai Creek is an excellent choice for a stay in Dubai. Dining is a highlight at the hotel’s 4 restaurants and bars. The award-winning signature restaurant, Table 9, has set new standards in contemporary fine dining while Glasshouse Brasserie offers a delicious Mediterranean-inspired menu. The Edge Pool & Bar is the perfect spot to admire breathtaking views of the city with a refreshing cocktail.
Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Beyond DubaiSet within 150 square miles of pristine desert, with the majestic Hajar Mountains as a backdrop, Al Maha is an exclusive oasis providing total seclusion and unparalleled levels of luxury. Since its opening, Al Maha has led the region’s conservation efforts to protect the flora, fauna and bird species of Arabia. The resort boasts some of the most knowledgeable naturalists in the emirate who delight in providing the very best desert experiences. Guests are entitled to 2 free on site activities per night’s stay (subject to activity schedule) including camel trekking, falconry, wildlife safaris, archery and guided nature walks. The signature restaurant, Al Diwaan, serves delicious Mediterranean, international and Arabic cuisine while Hajar Terrace Bar offers stunning views of the desert and its indigenous wildlife. For a truly unforgettable experience guests can arrange a dune dinner at an authentic desert encampment or choose to dine in the privacy of their suite. Al Maha’s luxurious accommodation is comprised of 42 individual tented suites. Each private suite is beautifully decorated with authentic and rare handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques and artefacts. All have a spacious bathroom and a private pool surrounded by a deck affording panoramic desert views. Children 9 & under are not permitted at this property.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
DubaiDesigned in the shape of a breaking wave, this iconic resort occupies a prime location on a private stretch of Jumeirah Beach, overlooking Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The property boasts an impressive array of leisure facilities along with a wealth of incredible dining options making it an excellent choice for all. An ideal resort for families, children aged 2-10 can enjoy the free KiDS Club which boasts a shallow pool and a host of fun activities. Families will also love unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ located next to the resort which is home to over 30 rides and attractions. A wide choice of dining includes 13 restaurants, bars and lounges offering a range of mouth-watering cuisines. La Parilla serves exquisite steaks accompanied by tango dancing while family friendly Beachcombers offers delicious pan-Asian cuisine overlooking the beach. Enjoy British classics at Dhow and Anchor, the hotel’s award-winning gastropub, or head to sophisticated Uptown Bar which serves a variety of inventive cocktails and boasts spectacular views from its 24th floor outdoor terrace. All 599 spacious rooms and suites boast a fresh and modern design with floor to ceiling windows. Explore our <a href="/holidays/the-middle-east/dubai"><b>Dubai</b> </a>holidays.
THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI
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
Dubai by Helicopter
High Tea at Burj Khalifa (window table)
Dubai Dune Dinner Safari
Culture, Coffee & Colourful Souks
When is the best time to visit Dubai?
AE - Dubai & Abu Dhabi
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