In Dubai, have a city break filled with superlatives: stay in one of the most iconic hotels in the world, on a manmade island with the softest sand, under the hottest sun.
On days out, whizz into the city for a spin around the designer shops, and a tour of the bay by seaplane or charming wooden dhow. On Fridays, when the weekend starts, enjoy a long, lazy brunch in a plush hotel with bottomless extras. If the extravagance gets too much, escape into the wilderness to see the desert. The trip of a lifetime: it all starts once you book your flights to Dubai.
The city, the shore and the desert: combine all three for the perfect Dubai holiday. Have an outrageously good time in a city which builds its own beaches, turns brunch into a feat of endurance and constantly refreshes its skyline.
Dubai should be another word for luxury, they are so intertwined. You can stay at some of the world’s most lavish hotels, like the award-winning Burj Al Arab, whose architecture resembles a billowing sail. Glamorous shoppers can pick up this season’s latest fashions before dining in signature restaurants of celebrity chefs. Sail down the creek on a dhow, whilst you enjoy a romantic dinner under the twinkling stars. Sit back and relax at a stunning spa, play golf on championship-level courses, or just sip cocktails on the beach – Dubai has it all.
From traditional hammams steeped in Arabic culture to ultra-modern treatment rooms offering weird and wonderful spa therapies – Dubai has the best of both worlds. Unwind in stunning surroundings, like the award-winning Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s regal opulence. This beautiful sanctuary is the pinnacle of spa luxury, with authentic Turkish baths and a snow room. Take a step back in time to Arabian luxury at the One&Only Royal Mirage’s Oriental Hammam. Pamper yourself in its lavish steam rooms before cooling off in icy plunge pools. Then move outside to idyllic gardens for an expert massage from the attentive and skilled staff.
Be whisked away on an Arabian adventure on your romantic holiday in Dubai. Take a sunset dhow cruise and gaze in awe at the stunning Dubai skyline, before an indulgent dinner on the beachfront. Stay at a luxurious hotel, such as the beautiful boutique Four Seasons Resort Dubai, and sip delicious cocktails on the rooftop bar. Share a sumptuous spa day, with intimate private suites amid lavish surroundings – an unforgettable experience. Head out into the desert, where you will feel true freedom, and sleep under the twinkling stars in unique tent-inspired rooms at the Al Maha Resort.
Dubai’s calm beaches are perfect for families, whilst its vast resorts have something for everyone. Visit the Dubai Parks and Resorts for theme parks and adventures with your favourite characters. Head to Wild Wadi Waterpark, or to Atlantis The Palm hotel’s Aquaventure, a twisting maze of record-breaking water slides and mammoth fibreglass tubes. Even a day in the shops is full of unexpected treats. Dubai Mall hosts Kidzania – where you can drop off your children for a day of pretending to be firemen, fashion designers and DHL parcel sorters.
Beach holidays in Dubai will not disappoint. They combine the perfect mixture of white sandy beaches calmly lapped by glittering aquamarine waters, with high-octane water sports and super-yachts. Relax on Jumeirah’s ‘golden mile’, where charming private beaches and luxury hotels vie for your attention. The Beach at Dubai Marina is a vibrant stretch, with plenty of shops and cafés to keep you busy. Alternatively, take a trip to Palm Jumeirah – its great water parks, exclusive resorts and beachfront bars will entertain all day and long into the night.
Renowned for its opulence, Dubai boasts 11 world-class courses that will not disappoint, set within beautiful grounds and awe-inspiring surroundings. It has two major tournaments each year, making it a true triumph. The weather is guaranteed to be great between September and May, often without a cloud in the sky. For a truly luxurious golf holiday, stay at the exclusive Park Hyatt Dubai, which has its own course. Even if you are only a beginner, they will make you feel at home.