The Disneyland of the Middle East, Dubai twinkles with glamour and promise, a metaphorical playground for the stylish and famous, as well as a real playground for children. An empire of skyscrapers and bright lights against a desert backdrop, it has gained increasing popularity as a tourist destination over the years due to the excessive range of things to see and do.
This intoxicating city has an interesting and colourful history, however became the Dubai we know and love today after oil was discover in 1966, transforming it into a wealthy, vibrant and business-centred city. With miles of pristine beaches, tax free shopping from designer to high street and more to do than one could imagine, Dubai is the perfect holiday destination for those who have seen it all and done it all!
Why Dubai with us?
Our Middle Eastern Experts have visited Dubai countless times and they know the city, and the properties we sell, inside out. We continually visit the destinations we sell so that we are always up-to-date with any new developments; whether that be trying out a new room type or tirelessly testing new restaurant dishes (well, someone has to do it!). What’s more, they are all passionate about Dubai as a holiday destination, and ensuring that you agree! But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at the feedback from our happy holidaymakers.
All of our holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your security and confidence.
Dubai Multi-Centre Holidays
Pairing Dubai with another destination is a great way to appreciate the glitz and glamour of this fast paced city against the lazy ways of the Indian Ocean, or just to recuperate after all that tax-free shopping! Extend your holiday by visiting another Arabian country such as Abu Dhbai or Oman, to compliment the hedonistic atmosphere of Dubai, with desert drives and pristine beaches. Alternatively soak up island life in Mauritius or the Maldives or take in a totally different culture by heading to Thailand.
When is the best time to travel to Dubai?
Dubai is a year round destination. October to April is generally the most pleasant time to go on a Dubai holiday, usually with bright sunny days and pleasantly cooler evenings. Between May and October temperatures and humidity rise, particularly in the mid-summer months which can be extremely hot. More detailed information can be found under the weather section
How do I get to Dubai?
Several airlines offer flights to Dubai with the journey taking about 7 hours from London. Emirates is the national airline of Dubai and operates at least 12 flights from the UK daily to Dubai; four from London Heathrow, four from Gatwick and daily or double-daily from Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also operate non-stop flights every day to Dubai. Other routes are Oman Air via Muscat, Qatar Airways via Doha. Upgrades are available on all airlines. The transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is only 1 hour, therefore it is possible to fly into Abu Dhabi as an alternative.
How long does it take to travel around in Dubai?
In general it is both safer and more economical to use our private transfers. Distances, not taking into account traffic:
Dubai Airport - Downtown/Burj Khalifa: 15 mins
Dubai Airport to Ras Al Khaimah: 1 hour
Dubai Airport to Fujeriah: 1 hour 45 minutes
Dubai Airport - Jumeriah Beach/The Palm: 40/50 mins
Jumeriah Beach/The Palm - Burj Khalifa: 25 mins
Jumeriah Beach - Jebel Ali: 15 - 20 mins
Jebel Ali - Abu Dhabi - 50 mins