Dubai holidays will dazzle you with a unique combination of beautiful beach settings and a modern cityscape with plenty of sights to see. A break in Dubai is all about great weather, a little indulgence and a huge choice of attractions to see. With a stunning selection of golden beaches, five star resorts and glorious Middle Eastern sunshine, Dubai is one of the premier long haul holiday destinations in the United Arab Emirates. It’s the perfect choice for those looking for a glamorous and lavish beach holiday in a vibrant and visually stunning city. Whether you’re looking for last-minute luxury holidays to Dubai to cure those winter blues, or an all-inclusive family experience in a luxurious hotel, this world-famous city will tick all of your boxes and more! It's no wonder this is one of the most popular destinations for unforgettable holidays. So, find the best Dubai holiday deals at Destination2.
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Everyone deserves a little luxury and there’s no place better to experience it than in Dubai.
Dubai is a destination where your imagination can run wild, where unexpected delights await at every turn and where dreams come true. You’ll be left spellbound by world-famous landmarks such as the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and captivated by unbelievable attractions, like Dubai Frame - both seen in our advert. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy ultimate luxury and impeccable hospitality in immaculate hotels such as Atlantis, The Palm, the Burj Al Arab, Address Beach Resort and Caesars Palace Dubai - all of which feature in our advertisement.
There’s so much to do during a holiday in Dubai, with a myriad of scintillating activities to discover on land, at sea and in the air. Skydive over the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island, whizz through the desert on a jeep safari, and take the plunge with a plethora of thrilling water sports to choose from. You can also hit the slopes at Ski Dubai, tee off at a choice of championship golf courses and fly high over Dubai Marina on the world’s longest urban zipline.
Holidays in Dubai are full of pure delight, with moments of pleasure to be enjoyed every single day. Embrace heavenly hours relaxing on stunning blonde sands, indulge in rejuvenating spa sessions, or shop till you drop at one of the gigantic malls. Maybe you would prefer to seek out culture and tradition at a souk, museum or on a magical Bedouin camping experience? Or how about feasting on irresistible cuisine, with everything from fast food favourites to gourmet dishes created by celebrity chefs on offer to tantalise your taste buds?
Whether visiting Dubai with family, friends, or as a couple, your holiday will be full of precious moments. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime during action-packed days at the record-breaking Aquaventure Waterpark and the awe-inspiring Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, both of which feature in our advert. Endless theme park fun also awaits at Dubai Parks and Resorts and IMG Worlds of Adventure, while you can live out your dreams of swimming with dolphins or enjoy a little romance on an unforgettable catamaran cruise.
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Flights: You can fly to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) from a number of UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Passport/visa requirements: Your Passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date you enter the country.
Packing essentials: Dubai enjoys warm winters and searing summers, so it’s advisable to pack light clothing. Sunglasses should definitely be on your list of things to pack, as well as a sun hat and plenty of sun cream.Dubai Travel Guide
If you’re thinking of jetting off on the holiday of a lifetime, then you’re in luck. There are lots of breathtaking sights to see and fun activities to enjoy in Dubai. The real challenge will be fitting it all in!
Here are some of the best things to do in Dubai.
The best of Dubai city breaks would not be complete without a visit to the world's tallest building - the spectacular Burj Khalifa. Standing at 2,722 ft, the Burj Khalifa is one of the most popular Dubai tourist attractions and attracts millions of visitors each year.
Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and it was eventually opened in 2010 in the newly built Downtown Dubai area.
The Burj Khalifa is one of the most exciting things to see in Dubai. With its unique architecture, breathtaking height and central location near the Dubai Mall, it’s an amazing sight to behold and an attraction that the whole family will enjoy. If you want to see the most spectacular views of Dubai then head up to the observation decks on the 125th, 126th or 148th floor.
What better way to experience the wonder of the Burj Khalifa than to actually stay inside it? The Armani Hotel occupies eleven floors of the building, and features its own grand entrance so you can start your Dubai holiday in style.
If you’d like to stay close to the Burj Khalifa, The Ritz-Carlton is just over a mile away and features some stunning views of the Dubai skyline and the surrounding beaches.
If you’re looking for something fun to do during your city break or family holiday to Dubai, head over to the Aquaventure Waterpark, on the Palm Jumeirah. The park is situated in the grounds of one of the most famous Dubai hotels - Atlantis, The Palm hotel.
The largest waterpark in the world, Aquaventure features 105 record-breaking slides. Explore the mysterious tunnels at the Tower of Neptune, soar through the clouds on a zip line or feed some exotic and friendly marine life.
Aquaventure water park is known all over the Middle East and is a great day out for all family holidays to Dubai. This is one of the most popular destinations for adrenaline junkies, so make sure to pack your swimming costume!
For more information about travelling to Dubai with kids and toddlers, head over to our blog.
Why stop at one award-winning water park when you could visit two? Located close to the world famous Burj Al Arab hotel, Wild Wadi Waterpark is the perfect addition to your family holiday in Dubai.
With 30 rides and attractions to choose from, Wild Wadi Waterpark gives guests the thrill of a lifetime on some super high slides, and the whole park is themed around old Arabian folklore so there’s a real sense of culture to enjoy.
The stunning Jumeirah Beach Hotel is just minutes away, and here guests can live like the rich and famous with lavish guest rooms and a range of stunning restaurants, great for relaxing after a long day of having fun at Wild Wadi.
Fancy a little bit of retail therapy during your holiday? You’ve come to the right place. Dubai is known across the globe as being one of the best cities for shopping, thanks in large part to the amazing Dubai Mall and the world-famous Mall of Emirates - the world's biggest shopping mall.
The Mall of Emirates features over 560 stores and over 90 restaurants. From designer shops like Ted Baker, Gucci, Versace and Karen Millen to high street options like Monsoon and Lipsy London, you’re bound to find something you like here.
Restaurants in the Mall of Emirates include the California Pizza Kitchen, Eat Greek and Chilli’s, with fast food options like Burger King, Pizza Hut and McDonalds always proving to be popular.
A shuttle bus runs frequently to this incredible Dubai Mall from the Palm Jumeirah. The mall is within easy reach of Atlantis, The Palm, the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which are just a short bus ride away.
If you fancy doing something a little different during your holiday to Dubai then Ski Dubai could be the place for you. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Mall of Emirates, Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and is great fun for the whole family.
Roll down the Giant Ball Run, jump a 10ft ramp or do some sightseeing on the chairlift... there’s something for all ages at Ski Dubai.
To get to Ski Dubai, simply hop onto a shuttle bus service. Atlantis, The Palm, Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel all have shuttle buses to the Mall of Emirates, which is only a short walk away from Ski Dubai.
Dubai is one of the best worldwide destinations for theme park fans, with some of the most exciting and unique days out on offer. If you're looking for an amazing family holiday or a jaw-dropping getaway, you can't go wrong with a visit to the incredible selection of Dubai parks and resorts.
From non-stop building fun at LEGOLAND Dubai to soaking up the magic of the movies at Motiongate, there's no end to the amazing adventures to be had. Water parks and rollercoasters are just the beginning - Dubai's commitment to providing unique experiences means there really are theme parks for everyone, and creating tailor-made holidays for all the family is simple.
There’s no better way to spend your Dubai holiday than on the beach.
Sun, sand and sea are on tap all year round in this sensational destination. The only problem you’ll have is deciding where to hit the beach.
If your Dubai holidays 2021/2022 plan consists of reclining on the sand, with waiters at your beck and call serving refreshing cocktails, then you’re well and truly in luck.
Dubai does extravagance better than anywhere else, and nowhere exemplifies this better than the luxurious beach clubs on offer along the city’s 50km stretch of coastline.
Enjoy sumptuous dining, live music and vibrant evenings at private beach venues including Zero Gravity, Eden and Nasimi Beach Club.
For luxury beach holidays the whole family can enjoy, choose Riva or or The Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Any adrenaline junkies craving an action-packed day above or below the waves will be glad to know that there are plenty of water experiences to be enjoyed during a holiday in Dubai.
As well as the aquatic thrills at Kite Beach - where you can surf, jet ski and paddle board - The Beach at the Jumeirah Beach Residence is also a superb location for a selection of thrilling water sports. Hotels lining the sand offer a number of high-energy activities, including parasailing, wakeboarding and banana boating, with anyone welcome to book.
Visitors to The Beach can also enjoy a camel ride, or take a break from sunbathing with a stroll along The Walk, where you will find a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
You can’t beat a family day out at the beach and Dubai certainly has plenty to offer when it comes to seaside activities and attractions to suit all ages.
One such place is Kite Beach, in Umm Suqeim. Here you’ll find a whole host of activities for children, including Wire World rope climbing centre and a skateboarding park. You can also swim in the calm waters and experience an array of aquatic adventures. There are also plenty of food vans and cafes available to ensure you’re fuelled-up and ready to enjoy your day.
As previously mentioned, some of Dubai’s beach clubs cater for families, offering children’s activities and play equipment, as well as cabanas where little ones can find shade from the sun. A number of these can be found on The Palm Jumeirah, including Riva Beach Club, Fairmont The Palm and Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which is located closer to the city, also boasts a family-friendly beach club, while an inflatable water park and a variety of activities can be enjoyed at the facilities offered by the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa.
Getting to Dubai has never been easier, with a host of direct or indirect flights taking off from airports in the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on a daily basis.
UK destinations to fly to Dubai from include London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast. Choose which airport best suits your needs and start planning your luxury holiday to Dubai today.
For more information about the different airports and travelling to Dubai follow the links below.
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What currency is used in Dubai?
Dubai’s official currency is the United Arab Emirates Dirham, also sometimes called the Emirati Dirham.
What's the time difference between the UK and Dubai?
Dubai Time (United Arab Emirates Standard Time) is 4 hours ahead of GMT.
How long should you go to Dubai for?
We recommend staying in Dubai for around a week or longer, in order to fit in enough time to see plenty of Dubai’s many attractions and highlights.
When is the best time to visit Dubai?
The best time to visit Dubai is between November to February, with pleasant temperatures (typically around 24-25°C) and plenty going on.
When is the coolest time to visit Dubai?
January is generally the month with the coolest Dubai temperatures (around 20°C).
Do you need a visa to visit Dubai?
Travellers with a British passport will receive a tourist visa for free on arrival in Dubai, which is valid for up to 40 days.
How long can you stay in Dubai without a visa?
Tourist visas to Dubai for British passport holders last up to 40 days. For stay beyond this, please refer to the Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs website.
How long is the flight from the UK to Dubai?
The flight from the UK to Dubai is generally around 7 hours. Flights are available from airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle International, Glasgow International and Birmingham.
Who flies to Dubai from the UK?
Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, British Airways and Qantas Airways, all offer direct flights from the UK to Dubai.
Can you drink alcohol in Dubai?
Drinking alcohol is legal in Dubai, as long as it is consumed in private (e.g. within your own accommodation) or on licensed public premises. It is illegal to drink alcohol in public or to appear to be under the influence of alcohol in public.
What age can you drink alcohol in Dubai?
The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21.
What language is spoken in Dubai?
The official language of Dubai is Arabic. Hindi and English are also widely spoken, amongst other languages.
What’s the best way to get from Dubai Airport to my hotel?
Taxis are generally considered the best option for getting into Dubai from the airport, with the meter starting from AED 25 (around £6). Or if you have no more than 2 pieces of luggage, you can take the Dubai Metro from the airport’s Terminal stations.
When is Ramadan in Dubai?
The exact beginning and end of Ramadan change each year. Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. For more information, check our blog on everything you need to know about holidays in Dubai during Ramadan.
Are Dubai plugs the same as the UK?
Most hotels are fitted with UK plugs (Type G 3-pin).
What’s the best way to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi?
Hiring a car is one of the most popular ways to travel between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. You can also book a group or private tour, or take a taxi. The journey by taxi usually takes approximately 2 hours.
Is Dubai expensive for a holiday?
Holidays to Dubai really can be as expensive or as cheap as suits your budget. Dubai has a reputation for glitz and glamour, but most expenses here are comparable to major cities around the world. There is a wide range of hotels to choose from, and public transport is affordable for travelling between attractions.
Is Dubai a good family holiday?
Yes,Dubai is one of the world’s premier family holiday destinations, and for good reason. There are family-friendly activities to suit every taste, from beaches and wildlife to theme parks and shopping. Adrenaline junkies can head out on a desert dune safari, while the whole family can spend the day at LEGOLAND Dubai.
Which hotels in Dubai do all inclusive?
Many of the best hotels in Dubai offer all inclusive packages, providing access to some of the world’s very best restaurants and bars. Browse our range of all inclusive Dubai hotelsto find the perfect option for you.