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Luxury Middle East Holidays

Countries in the Middle East might all share the same religion and general weather pattern, but that apart, each offers a totally different holiday experience.  So talk to one of the Middle East specialists from Beaches & Retreats at Western & Oriental to determine which destination suits you.


Proudly hedonistic, Dubai is an international playground with iconic hotels. Total contrasts can be found everywhere, from camels on dirt tracks just yards away from Lamborghinis and Ferraris on super-highways. Choose Dubai for a dynamic city holiday with fantastic shopping , restaurant choice and nightlife, combined with stunning beaches just minutes away.

Abu Dhabi

Rivalling Dubai as the commercial powerhouse in the region, but more reserved, in virtually everything. The United Arab Emirate of Abu Dhabi is well planned yet traditional, with excellent shopping and desert drives.

The Emirates Palace is regarded as one of the very best hotels in the region while the new Desert Islands Resort is our selection for a unique experience of sun, sand and safari.


Completely different., Oman offers just a handful of international hotels and lessin the way of shopping, nightlife or land sporting activity than its neighbours, with the exception of dune driving. The pleasures here are the superb beaches, the easygoing but respectful hospitality, the culture and sense of history.


Jordan can truly be described to be like nowhere else on earth.  A magnificent scenic backdrop of splendid mountain and desert with a truly rich archaeologocal and cultural history, dating back to biblical times and beyond.  2012 is a particularly important year for Jordan as Petra celebrates its 200th Anniversary!

Amidst its deserts, wadis and mountains, it offers an indefinable romantic aura reminiscent of Lawrence of Arabia, which has impressed honeymooners and other travellers alike for centuries. Immerse cyoursdelves in the souk of Amman, relive Roman history in Jerash, trek the peaceful Nature Reserves, relax by the beach, admire wondrous Petra by candlelight and even enjoy a spot of camel trekking!
Jordan revels in spectacular diversity.

To choose the destination that’s right for your Middle East holiday, call one of our experienced Arabian Gulf Specialists today.

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Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
The calm, cool and sophisticated Emirate, Abu Dhabi offers all you could want from a city with the added bonus of a pristine beachfront and vast, beautiful desert.Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the political powerhouse of the region. Fifty years ago, Abu Dhabi was little more than a fishing village but it has steadily grown into a cosmopolitan metropolis and has recently...
Dubai is proudly international and openly hedonistic. Total contrasts can be found everywhere, from camels on dirt tracks just yards away from Lamborghinis and Ferraris on super-highways, to traditional robes mixing easily with Boss and Armani suits. Traditional themes combined with 22nd Century innovation. For Dubai holidays, think Vegas mixed with Miami Beach, with added Arabian spice and...
Located on the Gulf of Oman with over 1,000 miles of glorious Indian Ocean coastline, Oman holidays combine the best luxury beach resorts with a rich cultural heritage dating back over 5,000 years. With desert and mountain oases, ancient forts and hill villages to discover, there’s a tremendous amount to explore in this inspiring country.Oman holidays will surround you with Arabic beauty,...
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