Dubai Holidays

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Combining a cosmopolitan cityscape with pristine beaches, Dubai is a beacon of beauty against a backdrop of desert dunes. This destination is one of the seven kingdoms of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and rivals London, Paris and New York for luxury, culture and entertainment.

Beaches
The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf are fringed with white sand along Dubai’s celebrated coastline. Stunning beaches such as Jumeirah and Kite Beach make the nearby urban centres seem like a distant memory, whether you want to relax, try out some water sports or simply walk along the breath-taking shores.

Food & Drink
Due to its diverse, international nature, Dubai is home to global cuisine of all kinds. The vibrant Sheikh Zayed Road is an excellent place to start for top-quality restaurants. For fusion cooking, try Nobu, Zoco or Enigma, or for authentic local flavours look out for venues that serve shawarma, falafel and tabbouleh. Alcohol can only be consumed in designated areas such as hotel bars; local non-alcoholic alternatives include ayran (a yoghurt drink) or black coffee.

Culture
Dubai has its roots in Islamic and Arabic traditions, and has become a world centre for modernity and innovation. Beautiful mosques share the skyline with state-of-the-art skyscrapers, perfectly demonstrating the two harmonious sides of this city. Wind your way through futuristic shopping malls or barter at souk stalls for spices, clothes and perfume; old and new, Dubai has it all.

Nightlife
With nightclubs that attract internationally successful DJs and musicians, Dubai more than earns its reputation as an upmarket party destination. Here, the working week finishes on Thursday, making this and Friday the hottest nights to go out. Typically, mid-week Ladies Nights offer free entry and free drinks to female visitors, and you can out-party Cinderella and stay out past midnight – clubs don’t close until 03:00.

Important Information
Flight Time: 9 hours
Time Difference: +3hr
Currency: Arab Emirate dirham
Official Language: Arabic

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Top Dubai Hotels

Villa Rotana

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residence

Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers

Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Royal Ascot Hotel

Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa

Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City Hotel

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City Centre Hotel Residence

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Traders Dubai By Shangri-La

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Four Points Sheraton Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Al Manar

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road

Sheikh Zayed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Radisson SAS Dubai Media City

Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hilton Dubai Creek

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Chelsea Plaza Hotel

Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emirates Towers

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Claridge

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ramada Continental

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotel Landmark Plaza

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotel Landmark

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ibis Deira City Center

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Address Downtown Burj Dubai

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Desert Palm Dubai

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arjaan Dubai Media City

Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Star Metro Al Barsha Hotel Apartments

Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Legacy Apt

Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Radisson Blu Residence Dubai Marina

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Al Nawras Hotel Apartments By Auris

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotel Avenue

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Weather

Dubai has a warm, desert climate with an average temperature of 20°C in winter and 37°C in summer. It gets most of its wet weather during winter, although, with an annual rainfall of just five inches, your plans are very unlikely to be rained off.
Jan 24ºC
Feb 25ºC
Mar 28ºC
Apr 32ºC
May 37ºC
Jun 39ºC
Jul 41ºC
Aug 41ºC
Sep 39ºC
Oct 35ºC
Nov 30ºC
Dec 26ºC

Things To Do on Dubai Holidays

Burj Khalifa
The record-breaking Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. It rises to an impressive 830m (more than twice the height of the Empire State Building), and offers a stunning perspective of Dubai and its surrounding area. Head all the way up to the top floor for a view to remember.

Palm Islands
The largest man-made islands in the world, the Palm Islands are quite a sight. Visit the sandy beaches, the luxurious Atlantis Hotel, The Lost Chambers Aquarium and the fantastic Aquaventure Waterpark on The Palm Jumeirah, or, for a true sense of the islands’ scale, arrange for a helicopter tour.

Al Fahidi Historical District
Traditional buildings, authentic Arabian cafes and restaurants, museums, art exhibitions and much more can be found in the Al Fahidi Historical District. Look out for festivals such as the Sikka Art Fair for a true showcase of local culture.

The Dubai Mall
Retail therapy is given new meaning at The Dubai Mall, where luxury retailers and local brands display their wares in one of the largest shopping centres in the world. Bag a bargain or invest in a statement piece, and then head to the food court or choose from one of many individual restaurants.

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