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.
The countdown to the 20th Dubai World Cup has begun with Dubai Racing Club’s announcement of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival programme at Meydan Racecourse.
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 Palace commands a regal presence along the beachfront, with its 231 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites offering amazing Gulf views.
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.
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 Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach lies in the heart of one of Dubai's newest dynamic and most lively urban locations, Jumeirah Beach Residence
This contemporary hotel with its comfortable rooms and modern facilities is a superb choice for an unforgettable Dubai stay. All of the 334 rooms and suites have magnificent sea views and spacious balconies
Jumeirah Emirates Towers is one of the most stunning architectural highlights on the Dubai skyline. The spectacular views from the hotel itself are complemented by the stellar accommodation and business services you’ll find within.
Located in the heart of Dubai and overlooking the Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai is conveniently situated for access to Dubai’s International Airport and within minutes away from some of Dubai’s most important landmarks and shopping centres.
Soaring high above Downtown Dubai in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Armani Hotel Dubai is the world’s first hotel designed and developed by Giorgio Armani.
The Address Downtown is the premier all around destination for this vibrant and energetic city. The hotels spacious and bright rooms offer a dynamic sense of style and a striking design that appeals to all tastes across the international travel market.
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.