The opulent emirate of Dubai is a place where the Persian Gulf meets the Arabian Desert, where glamour meets glitz, and where unspoiled beaches and indigo seas meet designer shops and intoxicating nightlife. The perfect place for a hedonistic holiday, it’s also a seductive destination where you can swim with dolphins, camp in the desert and dine at world-class restaurants under the sea or high up in the sky.
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Stray from your resort and discover magnificent skyscrapers, including the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, and the adjacent Dubai Mall, where you’ll find an array of designer shops, an indoor ice rink, a huge aquarium and even a Marks and Spencer if you’re feeling homesick. It’s also worth taking in the Dubai Fountain Show designed by the creators of the fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Visit Burj Khalifa and experience the heady heights of the world’s tallest tower. Take a high speed lift to the 124th floor and enjoy 360º views of Dubai and the desert beyond from the observation terrace, a thrilling experience!
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Fun for all the family, sample camel riding and sandboarding surrounded by the alluring hues of the Dubai desert. Start the morning with a thrilling four wheel drive to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and swap your car for a camel to experience the traditional Bedouin mode of transport. After a gentle 30 minute ride, you’ll dismount, strap on a sandboard and let loose as you cruise down the dunes to the desert floor below.
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Flying time from the UK is approximately 7 hours direct.
Emirates Departures from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow daily.
Virgin Atlantic Departures Heathrow daily.
British Airways Departures from Heathrow daily.
Note: All our inclusive holiday prices are based on Virgin Atlantic Economy flights to Dubai or British Airways World Traveller flights to Abu Dhabi. Prices with other airlines available.
Arabic is the official language of the Emirates, but English is widely spoken.
4 hours ahead of GMT.
UAE dirham. Major credit cards are also accepted at all hotels.
Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond your return travel date. UK passport holders visiting Dubai will be issued with a tourist visa on arrival for a stay of up to 30 days. Currently there is no fee for the visa.
Please note child car seats are obligatory in Dubai for children under 6 years.
Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are important religious festivals in the Muslim world, the exact dates of which are determined by the lunar calendar and change each year. For 2015/2016 they are expected to take place as follows:
Holy Prophet'sBirthday: 22 - 23 December 2015 inclusive Isra Al Miraj: 4 - 5 May 2016 inclusive Ramadan: 6 June - 6 July 2016 inclusive Eid Al Fitr: 5 – 8 July 2016 inclusive Eid Al Adha: 11 – 14 September 2016 inclusive
During these times, some restaurant and bars may close and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking in public. Please contact us for the latest information on how this may affect your holiday.