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

The desertous wonderland where dreams come true, Dubai holidays offer the best of both worlds, with a cosmopolitan cityscape and pristine beaches right at your doorstep. Proud to be one of the seven kingdoms of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is a beacon of beauty against a backdrop of desert dunes, offering everything we love about holidays and a whole lot more. Take an adventure out on the sand dunes, shop till you drop in huge shopping malls and take a sunset boat cruise with out-of-this-world views - there's something for everyone to explore, whether you're off on a family holiday or a romantic getaway.

Although 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 options, 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!

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Best beaches in Dubai

The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf meet Dubai’s soft white sands along the beautiful coastline, beach holidays have never been better. With plenty of luxurious beachfront hotels, a substantial portion of Dubai’s shores consist of private beaches. The best beaches in Dubai also consist of a fabulous selection of public stretches of sand where you can relax the day away. Stunning places such as Jumeirah Beach and Kite Beach make the high-tech city centre seem like a distant memory, whether you want to chill out, try out some watersports or simply walk along the breathtaking bays. If you’re a sucker for a dazzling evening view, you can watch the soothing sunset on Umm Suqeim Beach or head over to Marina Beach to see the surrounding skyline sparkle.

Best hotels in Dubai

Choosing where to stay in Dubai is really exciting. Are you looking for unparalleled luxury? Or a family-friendly resort that will blow your kids’ minds? You’ve come to the right place, as we’ve got the best hotels in Dubai for you to choose from. Dubai has recently been granted the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp for their efforts to ensure all hotels and tourist attractions have a high standard of safety regulations in place including frequent cleaning schedules, online check-in and floor markings. This is great news for keen travellers, who can rest assured extra steps have been taken in Dubai so that holidays can go ahead again, with your health and safety all taken care of.

With an infinity pool overlooking a private beach, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel is a great choice for an upscale getaway.

For a grand retreat on an enchanting beachfront we'd also recommend 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.

For glitz and glamour right alongside Jumeirah Beach, check out FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai – this pick also organizes bottomless brunches and other unforgettable events.

More in the market for adventure? Atlantis, The Palm’s facilities are legendary, including a waterpark, a kids club and an aquarium – and more!

Booking your Dubai holiday

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 anything 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. That's why we are going the extra mile to ensure all our hotel partners in Dubai are complying with the local Covid-19 restrictions, so you can have peace of mind and make the most of the sunshine. You can keep up to date with the current Covid-19 restrictions in Dubai by visiting our specific airport measures page.

Still unsure? We've written a great blog about Atlantis, The Palm -take a look!

All Inclusive holidays to Dubai

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. Many Dubai hotels offer Ultra All Inclusive plans that include a variety of high-quality restaurants and bars, as well as 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. Save your Dubai holiday spends for souvenirs and experience this city's world-famous attractions by going All Inclusive.

2022 holidays to Dubai

Now is the perfect time to start planning your 2022 holiday in Dubai. Whether you're seeking a scorching summer break, a warming autumn getaway or this year your opting for a winter sun holiday instead - Dubai's sunny climate means that it's perfect for travel all year round. Headed further afield to Thailand or India on a tropical adventure? Booking a stopover for a few days in Dubai beforehand is a great way to explore all the city has to offer! Embark on a desert adventure, exploring the dunes sand-buggy style, dive into the pool of culture in the Heritage District and get a full city break experience while you're at it. That's not all, there's also a huge number of exciting events taking place in Dubai in 2022, so be sure to check what's on in the city before you book. Whether you're on holiday as a family or a couple, there's something here to suit everyone that's for sure.

Booking your holiday to Dubai in advance is a great idea, especially in these uncertain times and you can always 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 and spread the cost until four weeks before you fly

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Family holidays to Dubai

Dubai is a brilliant setting 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. 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 in 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 break 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 stellar, personalised service that can only be found in Dubai.

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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.

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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.