Luxury Dubai Holidays

Think of white, pristine beaches and sandy dunes, trendy glitzy malls and traditional souks, luxury resort hotels and award winning spas, aquatic explorations, desert adventures and wildlife sanctuaries, land and water sports, world-class golf and amazing man-made islands. Combining all these, Dubai has been transformed into a leading destination for couples, friends and families.

One of seven Emirates making up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai was once a quiet coastal settlement at the mouth of the Dubai Creek. By the turn of the 20th century it had become a flourishing port and a centre for pearl diving, trade, fishing and shipping and today, although still surrounded by desert, Dubai is a major business centre renowned for its striking modern architecture.

It’s a destination offering affordable luxury with superb deluxe resort hotels, fabulous restaurants and tax free shopping and, whether you are travelling as a family or a couple, Dubai offers excitement, entertainment, culture and leisure experiences for all.

Jumeirah Palm (The Palm)

Dubai’s exclusive Jumeirah Palm, also known as The Palm, is the world’s largest man-made island. Located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach, The Palm boasts luxury beachside hotels and a waterpark, Aquaventure, at the iconic resort, Atlantis The Palm.

Beaches & Activities

The majority of our featured hotels boast their own stretch of private beach usually offering a bar service and many offering watersports for hire. Additionally, there are some good public beaches such as Al Mamzar Park and Black Palace Beach. For those wanting more excitement than spending lazy days by the pool, sunning on the beach or relaxing at one of the luxury spas, there are plenty of activities to enjoy such as horse riding, cycling, squash and tennis, deep-sea fishing, diving, sailing and surfing.

For action packed watersports, there’s Kite Beach and Jumeirah Beach and there are eleven outstanding golf courses, an ice rink, numerous health & fitness clubs, skiing in The Mall of Emirates, and extreme sports including rock climbing and skydiving available. Please note some public beaches charge a daily fee.

When to go

Thanks to its superb sunshine and minimal amount of rain, Dubai attracts visitors on a year round basis and the warm and pleasant winters are popular. Average maximum temperatures of 25 degrees are perfect for those wanting to escape the dreariness of our British winters.

 

Dubai Hotels

Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai

This stunning hotel is a tribute to the traditional architectural styles of old Arabia built to resemble a Sheikh’s grand summer residence.

 

Anantara The Palm

Dubai

In a tranquil setting on the iconic and globally recognised Palm Jumeirah, Anantara The Palm enjoys hundreds of metres of private shoreline and incredible views of the Arabian Gulf.

 

Caesar Palace Dubai

Dubai

Bringing the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas to Dubai, Caesars Palace Dubai is the first Caesars Palace hotel outside the USA. Located on a prestigious man-made island, with an abundance of facilities and multiple restaurants, including two with a Michelin starred chef, Caesars Palace Dubai offers the ultimate in luxury.

 

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Dubai

A prominent feature of the Dubai skyline, Grand Hyatt Dubai’s futuristic architecture, extensive landscaped gardens and superb facilities have helped to make this award winning luxury retreat a simply splendid hotel choice.

 

Jumeirah Al Naseem

Dubai

Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel forms part of the exclusive Madinat Jumeirah Resort, the largest in the Emirate, composed of restaurants, spa, souk and palm-lined canals. The hotel enjoys an enviable location on the cities longest soft-sand beach.

 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Dubai

In a prime location right on Jumeirah Beach and with a fantastically striking wave-like design, the family friendly resort Jumeirah Beach Hotel is one of Dubai’s recognisable landmarks.

 

Jumeirah Mina A'Salam

Dubai

The luxurious boutique Jumeirah Mina A’Salam translates to ‘Harbour of Peace’ and is set at the entrance to the Madinat Jumeirah resort complex.

 

One&Only Royal Mirage - Arabian Court

Dubai

At the heart of the resort is Arabian Court with three restaurants and sea facing accommodation designed in charismatic oriental style.

 

One&Only Royal Mirage - Residence & Spa

Dubai

In an exclusive part of the One&Only Royal Mirage resort the exceptional Residence & Spa offers a more private and intimate sanctuary with its own reception, dining room and library exclusive to guests staying in one of the Arabian styled private residences.

 

One&Only Royal Mirage - The Palace

Dubai

Set on a kilometre of private beachfront overlooking The Palm island amidst 65 acres of landscaped gardens, water fountains and meandering pathways, One&Only Royal Mirage is a superbly stylish hotel complex.

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Dubai

A beautifully elegant and understated hotel, the Ritz Carlton Dubai is a welcome and attractive addition to Dubai’s blossoming Marina district and the opulent Jumeirah Beach Residence. Consisting of two wings, guests enjoy access to a private stretch of beach.

 

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Dubai

In a splendid beachfront setting overlooking the Arabian Sea on the east crescent of Dubai’s iconic island Palm Jumeirah, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah offers contemporary luxury, first class service and exotic Oriental charm.

JA Ocean View

Dubai

JA Ocean View offers the best of both worlds, it’s a beachside retreat with access to Dubai’s busiest promenade, The Walk. Guest rooms and suites make the most of their glorious location offering superb views over the Arabian Gulf. Décor is contemporary with beach motifs.

 

What to do

Burj Khalifa

Dominating Dubai’s skyline, boasting 160 floors and rising above the city at 828m, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. Take the high-speed lift to one of the observation decks on floors 124, 125 and 148 for breathtaking 360-degree views across the city, desert and ocean, and enjoy lunch at the café or fine dining at At.mosphere, the world’s highest restaurant.

Al Fahidi District

Head for the historic Al Fahidi quarter and explore its labyrinth of narrow lanes flanked by art galleries, museums, quirky shops and traditional merchants’ coral clad houses; still with their tall wind towers providing natural air-conditioning.

Souks

Wander through narrow alleyways and take in the heady aromas of the Spice Souk and the dazzling displays at the Gold Souk in Deira Dubai before catching a traditional abra water taxi across the Creek to the old trading centre of Bur Dubai to discover the bustling Textile Souk with its endless selection of colourful fabrics.

Dubai Mall

Home to 1,200 shops and designer boutiques, 150 restaurants, a giant indoor aquarium, an ice rink, a children’s entertainment area and a huge indoor waterfall, The Dubai Mall is one of the city’s best-loved attractions.

Aquatic Adventures

Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm is the largest waterpark in the Middle East where popular ride, Leap of Faith, catapults riders into a transparent tunnel through a shark-filled lagoon whilst Wild Wadi excites with waves, powerful tornadoes, lagoons and waterslides.

Sand & Snow

Experience an exciting 4WD adventure over the dunes or try sand boarding or a camel ride before dinner in the desert accompanied by a skilful falconry demonstration. In contrast, there’s the amazing ski park located at the Mall of the Emirates where, unbelievably amidst the penguins, you can ski, snowboard and toboggan all year round.