Dubai of the United Arab Emirates enjoys being the first world-class destination designed with applied science, sophisticated modern engineering and almost unlimited oil-wealth resources to deliver a unique experience to each visitor and world traveller. You can tailor your visit for the ultimate single, couple, group or family excursion and a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Regardless of your interests and hobbies, Dubai holidays have become the standard by which other destinations are now judged. You can explore a kaleidoscope of cultures in a land where camels roam free, spice- and gold-selling souks attract hagglers from around the world and visitors enjoy designer boutique shopping, upscale resorts, family theme parks and private beaches on the beautiful Arabian Gulf.
Holidays to Dubai offer every comfort and attraction imaginable including Arabian adventures, desert safaris, aquariums and water parks, ice skating, mountains and historical and educational facilities that rival or surpass any destination in the world. Traditionalists can enjoy golf, beach life, café culture, retail therapy and luxurious pampering. Dubai culture has evolved to include the best of contemporary travel while offering adventurous holidaymakers unique opportunities such as dune bashing, day-trip and overnight desert safaris, visits with Bedouin nomads and exotic camel riding and sand boarding.
Dubai Rugby Sevens - the perfect winter getaway for Rugby Fans!
The World 7s touches down in Dubai in early December and a lively international crowd and guaranteed sunshine awaits at the Dubai Rugby Sevens.
The DP World Tour Championship is a world class sporting and social event and the final tournament of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
If you enjoy the beauty of the ocean our Ocean Deluxe rooms are the choice for you. You will experience breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea particularly stunning at sunset.
Located on a pristine stretch of beach, overlooking the clear blue water of the Arabian Gulf, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for business or pleasure.
Sofitel The Palm stands on the East Crescent of Dubai’s magical Palm Jumeirah Island, with easy access to the business and shopping districts in the city center.
The newest Dubai landmark on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is a luxury beach resort that provides a truly unforgettable experience.
For the ultimate in privacy and personalized service, enjoy outstanding beach-front living within the comfort of one of three 325 square meter 2-bedroom Villas, or in the 3-bedroom 425 square meter Grand Villa.
Crafted in the spirit of the Orient with dramatic architecture and a rich landscape of courtyards and fountains, guests arrive to discover a reflecting pool that draws the eye to the horizon and offers glimpses of the sea beyond.
The Residence & Spa is an intimate sanctuary with two private restaurants, The Dining Room and The Library, reserved exclusively for its guests.
The Palace commands a regal presence along the beachfront, with its 231 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites offering amazing Gulf views.
Dedicated to an exceptional standard of family-friendly travel, this Dubai beachfront family hotel is part of the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort.
The resort is about being only 20 minutes drive to Dubai Media & Internet Cities, Mall of the Emirates and Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina is a 5 star resort set on the Jumeirah coastline, curving alongside Dubai’s largest private white sand beach.
All the hotel’s 617 rooms, suites and villas are luxuriously furnished and provide spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. And once you’ve finished taking in the view, you can choose from the widest array of leisure facilities around one of the best family hotels in Dubai
Experience luxury at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, where intricate Arabic design blends beautifully with modern sophistication synonymous with the emirates.
Inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ottoman era, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a five-star luxury hotel that does absolutely everything in superb style.
This 5-star city hotel provides amenities for both business and leisure travellers alike. Offering guests 8 restaurants and bars, 11 meeting rooms and a roof top swimming pool, to name a few.
The only 4 star beach hotel in Dubai stands along The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai – proudly overlooking the Arabian Gulf and The Palm Jumeirah.
Mina A’Salam, meaning 'Harbour of Peace', is the grand boutique hotel that forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It’s the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah
Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and facilities throughout – right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce.
Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, the hotel replicates traditional royal architecture, coupled with luxurious modernity throughout.
You’ll find complete tranquility during your stay at Dar Al Masyaf. Inspired by the traditional courtyard summer houses of old Arabia, these standalone two-storey houses offer an exquisitely designed hideaway.
Grosvenor House and its two iconic 45 storey towers, Tower One and Tower Two, redefine the world of luxury. The hotel’s glittering twin towers are an instantly recognizable landmark in the Dubai Marina.
This beachfront Dubai hotel showcases unrivalled views of the Arabian Gulf and provides easy access to Dubai’s attractions, the Dubai International Airport, some of the city’s best shopping with Mall of the Emirates, Marina Mall and The Dubai Mall.
Imagine a unique destination set on a man-made marvel on the Dubai coastline that entices one and all with a distinct blend of serenity and splendour.
Best Time for Dubai Holidays
Dubai has a dry, desert climate while offering plenty of beaches and watersports activities throughout the year. The cool season runs from December to February when temperatures plummet to an average of 23-degrees Celsius or 73-degrees Fahrenheit. April to October can be hot months, and June and July include the Islamic month of Ramadan, a time of public abstinence when adults refrain from drinking, eating and smoking in public places during daylight hours. During the hottest months, temperatures soar past 39-degrees Celsius or 100-degrees Fahrenheit, but the heat is dry and more comfortable than similar temperatures in climates that are more humid.
Modern Marvels of an Oil-rich Cosmopolitan Arab Resort
Hotels in Dubai offer options for every kind of traveller, group, meeting planner or convention manager. Hotels in this city, which are known for glamour and glitz, pull out the stops to provide an unforgettable experience. Home of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the world's most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai offers lavish perks, desert retreats, beach holidays and historic charm that dates back to 3000 BCE. Some of the staggering attractions that Dubai holidays offer include:
- Dubai Shopping Festival in January
- Engineered Palm Jumeirah Islands, the epitome of the city's oil and tourism wealth, which are artificial islands that are shaped like palm leaves
- Souks in the oldest part of the city along Dubai Creek
- Dubai Mall's famous Dubai Fountain that shoots water 150 metres in the air
- An astonishing skyline that presents the world's tallest buildings and iconic examples of over-the-top architecture against the spectacular desert and Arabian Gulf backgrounds
- Wild Wadi Water Park
- Dubai Museum that provides glimpses of the city's ancient past
- Dubai Marina, the largest engineered marina in the world
- Sky Dubai, an indoor ski resort that offers skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding
- Global Village, which features handicrafts, international cuisines, entertainment and up-scale imports
Dubai Cuisine Includes World-class Restaurants
Emirati cuisine includes influences from many cultures of Asia and the Middle East. Global tourism ensures that you can find any food from burgers to camel meat. Traditional dishes include stews with exotic spices, mixed grill, falafel, lamb dishes, curries, tabbouleh, hummus and Arabic breads baked in clay ovens. Top restaurants feature European, American, Persian, Indian and Asian cuisines and fusion foods from all over the world. If you are truly fortunate, you might enjoy a Bedouin wedding feast where stuffed camel is served as part of your entrée.
Religion, Dress and Family Adventure
Dubai holidays in major resorts don't require any special kind of dress, but visitors can respect the local customs when moving around the city or visiting native families and desert attractions by dressing conservatively, wrapping towels or sarongs around the waist after swimming and keeping knees, shoulders and legs covered when visiting holy shrines and public places. Loose-fitting clothing helps visitors stay cool and comfortable. Holidays to Dubai include hundreds of family activities and bespoke touring options such as dune driving, desert caravans, wad bashing, Arabian horse riding, biking and walking tours of the old city.
Holidays to Dubai have something for every member of the family including engineered islands, desert escapades and the culture and history of the East with all the travel comforts of the West. Regardless of whether you arrive at the Burj Al Arab Hotel by a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce or a desert feast by camel, Dubai holidays offer seaside and desert views, luxury, old-world adventure and modern conveniences unlike any other destination in the world.