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Dubai

For big ambition and exuberant extravagance, there is nowhere quite like dazzling Dubai. Shimmering skyscrapers meet white sands caressed by aquamarine waters in this awe-inspiring Middle-Eastern metropolis. The city also boasts the ‘largest’ and ‘most luxurious’ of just about everything.

In less time than it takes to travel to Florida or the Caribbean you could be soaking up the year-round sunshine on Dubai’s idyllic beaches, or unwinding at one of the world’s most opulent spas. For spectacular views of the city, shoot by high-speed lift to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Experience shopping on an unrivalled scale at sprawling supermalls, or wander around spice-scented souks in the historic Old Town. Hit the slopes of the globe’s largest indoor ski run or embark on an exhilarating desert safari. Afterwards, relax in a Bedouin-style camp and tuck into spicy kebabs by a crackling fire under a canopy of stars.

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Dubai areas

Discover Dubai’s varied areas

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah

Experience the unique manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. Perfect for luxury holidays – this palm tree-shaped wonder exudes exclusivity. Not only does Palm Jumeirah offer captivating views of the glittering Dubai skyline by night, it hosts a prestigious collection of opulent hotels overlooking stunning private beaches. The island’s crowning glory is the palatial Atlantis The Palm hotel, with superb family facilities including an amazing aquarium and the thrilling Aquaventure water park.

Downtown

Downtown

Explore Dubai’s landmark-studded Downtown. Marvel at incredible city vistas from the 124th floor of the iconic Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building at 828m high. An excellent view of the awe-inspiring Dubai Fountain – the biggest in existence – can be enjoyed from the gargantuan Dubai Mall - the globe’s largest retail and entertainment complex. Here, you can shop at over 1000 outlets and visit amazing attractions including the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, an ice-rink and multi-screen movie theatre.

Jumeirah Beach/The Walk

Jumeirah Beach/The Walk

Soak up Dubai’s year-round sunshine on the glorious ‘golden mile’ that is Jumeirah Beach. Unwind on its beautiful shores or try action-packed water sports like jet-skiing and wakeboarding. Take a stroll along the bustling strip known as ‘The Walk’, stopping for refreshment at one of the many beachfront bars or restaurants. Book a dhow dinner cruise and gaze at the glittering lights of the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residences, including the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

Dubai Creek and Old Town

Dubai Creek and Old Town

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Dubai’s traditional Old Town. Breathe in spice aromas as you wander around the souks, browsing the trinkets and textiles for sale. Or stroll down to the Dubai Creek to watch the loading and unloading of the Abras. Step back in time at historic Al Bastikaya and see the stunning Jumeirah Mosque illuminated at night. Learn about Dubai at a cultural breakfast organised by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

The Desert

The Desert

For an authentic Dubai experience, leave the buzzing metropolis behind and go on a desert safari. Admire the rolling dunes on a relaxing hot air balloon or camel ride. For an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, try sand skiing or driving at exhilarating speed across the desert – otherwise known as ‘dune bashing’. Book the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa and stay in a unique tent-shaped suite. In the evening, enjoy a romantic dune dinner under the stars.

Dubai weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 24°Jan
  • 25°Feb
  • 28°Mar
  • 33°Apr
  • 37°May
  • 39°Jun
  • 41°Jul
  • 41°Aug
  • 39°Sep
  • 36°Oct
  • 31°Nov
  • 26°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 11
  • 36
  • 22
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 14
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8

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