On the Beach Limited

The definition of luxury. Dubai has the year-round heat, pristine beaches and glam city life that's perfect for an unforgettable holiday.

Destination Dubai

A beach break and city stay all rolled into one. With its epic skyscrapers, humongous hotels and out-of-this-world activities, Dubai is the definition of extra. And we love it. Here, you can take an adventure out on the sand dunes, shop till you drop in huge shopping malls and hop on a sunset boat cruise with stunning views, all in a day's work - so whether you're off on a family holiday or a romantic getaway, there's guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy.

And while it might seem like an extravagant destination, Dubai holidays don't need to cost the earth. There are plenty of affordable Dubai hotels to discover and with our flexible payment plans and a deposit of only £30pp, it's easy to split the cost of your dream Dubai holiday into affordable chunks - so you can jet off on the break you truly deserve!

Best beaches in Dubai

With plenty of luxurious beachfront hotels, a large part of Dubai’s shoreline is taken up by private beaches. You'll be glad to know, however, that some of the best beaches in this seafront city are open to the public. So, here's where we recommend laying your towel...

  • Jumeirah Beach - this place makes the high-tech city centre seem like a distant memory. Whether you want to chill out, try out some water sports or simply walk along the breath-taking bays of Jumeirah, you can do it all here.

  • La Mer Beach - the ultimate beach day! They've got water sports and a water park, plus a kids' play area to keep the little ones entertained.

  • Kite Beach - fancy learning a new skill? This beach is great for kayaking and kitesurfing (it's in the name, after all).

  • Umm Suqeim Beach - if you’re a sucker for a dazzling evening view, you can watch the soothing sunset at Umm Suqiem beach. It's also a great opportunity to get golden hour pics with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background.

  • Marina Beach - located by the Dubai Marina, you're in a great spot for a full day's activities. Plus, it's an unreal feeling to see the surrounding skyscrapers as you chill out on the sand.

Best hotels in Dubai

Choosing where to stay in Dubai is where your holiday really begins. Are you looking for laid-back luxury? Or a family-friendly resort that will blow your kids’ minds? You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve got the best hotels in Dubai for you to choose from.

  • Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel - an infinity pool overlooking the hotel's own private beach... does it get any more luxury than this?

  • Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa - with a whopping nine bars, an excellent all inclusive programme and a one-of-a-kind spa... we know where we'd rather be.

  • FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai – glitz, glamour, bottomless brunches and other unforgettable experiences, right on Jumeirah beach.

  • Atlantis, The Palm - in the market for adventure? The facilities here are legendary, including a waterpark, a kids club and an aquarium, and that's just for starters!

Still making up your mind? We've got the inside scoop on Atlantis, The Palm hotel - why not have a gander.

All Inclusive holidays to Dubai

Our range of all Inclusive holidays to Dubai make visiting this deluxe destination simple and affordable, with packages for all budgets available. From the time you click book, you’ll have sorted your food, your drink and your entertainment, too. Loads of Dubai hotels offer Ultra All Inclusive plans as well, which include high-quality restaurants and bars, plus snacks, ice creams and other treats! From incredible buffet spreads to menus curated by Michelin-star chefs, the food scene here is out of this world. And when you go all inclusive, you can save your Dubai holiday spends for souvenirs and experiences in the city! Sounds like a good deal to us.

2024 holidays to Dubai

Now is the perfect time to start planning your 2024 holiday in Dubai. Whether you're seeking a scorching summer break, a warming autumn getaway or escaping the cold on a winter sun holiday - Dubai's sunny climate means that it's perfect for travel all year round. You can even book mini break to Dubai as a stopover on your way to destinations like Thailand and India - it's a great way to explore the city and means you can tick two destinations off your book-it list at once! There's also a huge number of exciting events taking place in Dubai in 2024, so be sure to check out what's on in the city before you book.

Booking your Dubai holiday in advance is a great idea, especially in these uncertain times, and you can book with confidence with On the Beach, as all of our flight-inclusive package holidays are ATOL protected. You can even secure your holiday with a low deposit of just £30 per person and spread the cost until four weeks before you fly.

Want to see more of Dubai's best bits? Check out our blog on the best Instagram posts in Dubai.

Family holidays to Dubai

Dubai is a brilliant location for family holidays. Have you seen some of those hotels? Jumbo kids clubs, waterslides, playgrounds… it’s an experience that none of you will forget. From toddlers to teenagers, children of all ages will fall in love with the City of Gold, but it doesn't have to have a golden price tag. Yep, cheap holidays to Dubai do exist. Why not jump into an adventure at Legoland Dubai, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark or IMG Worlds of Adventure? After all, everything is bigger and better here, and that includes the theme parks. One thing is for certain: however you spend your family holiday in Dubai, you’ll treasure the memories you make together forever.

Luxury holidays to Dubai

When it comes to luxury holidays, nowhere on Earth does it better than Dubai. Private beaches. Deluxe spa centres. Infinity pools. You name it, Dubai hotels have it. Offering the best possible combination of 'upscale city stay' and 'opulent beach break', booking a Dubai holiday is perfect for everything from a special once-in-a-lifetime experience, to that treat you absolutely deserve. There is a wide range of five-star resorts to choose from, with the stellar, personalised service that can only be found in Dubai.

Book your Dubai holiday with confidence

We want to make it easy for everyone to find and book their perfect beach break because, after all, holidays were made to be stress-free. That's why with On the Beach, you can book with confidence, knowing that the money you pay towards your holiday is placed into our ring-fenced trust account, which we are unable to access until you've returned from your holiday. This means that if anything should go wrong with your booking and we need to refund you, we can do so quickly and easily. That's our protection promise to you. Your safety on holiday is our priority, we want everyone to be able to relax and enjoy their holiday with no worries.

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Weather in Dubai

























So you fancy a bit of year-round sunshine, eh? Well, Dubai weather's got you covered. This desert dazzler is always ready for a beach day - temperatures here range from the high 20s to mid-40s Celsius range, making it the ultimate winter escape. Just imagine swapping snowflakes for sand dunes!

Now, as for the summer, well, let's just say Dubai likes to turn the heat up... way up! We're talking 40s Celsius and up, so if you're into hot, hotter, and "Is this the sun's living room?", then Dubai's your summer paradise. But fear not, every indoor spot from shopping malls to buses is well-equipped with air conditioning - Dubai's own brand of winter wonderland!

Come the cooler months from November to March, the Dubai weather becomes a delightful mix of warm days and slightly cooler nights, perfect for beach bumming, desert safari-ing, or enjoying a rooftop dinner under the stars.

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How long does it take to fly to Dubai?

It takes about eight hours to fly to Dubai from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Dubai?

Dubai is three hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Dubai?

The official currency of Dubai is the United Arab Emirate Dirham.

What language do they speak in Dubai?

The official language spoken in Dubai is Arabic.