Dubai holidays dazzle you with a unique combination of beautiful beach settings and a modern city with plenty of sights to see. Dubai holidays are all about great weather, indulgence and a huge choice of attractions to see. With a stunning selection of golden beaches and glorious Middle Eastern sunshine, Dubai is one of the premier holiday destinations in the world and is the perfect choice for those looking for a glamorous and lavish beach holiday in a vibrant and visually stunning city. Whether you’re after a last minute luxury holiday to cure those winter blues, or an all-inclusive family trip, the world famous city of Dubai will tick all of your boxes and more!
Dubai holidays benefit from an endless amount of activities and unique experiences, from opulent spa days to the chance to swim with dolphins.
Thrill-seekers will want to head directly to one of Dubai's many water sports centres or to the desert for an afternoon of sand boarding!
Elsewhere, holidaymakers can enjoy visits to the Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and world-renowned Wild Wadi Water Park.
A visit to the city's Mall of the Emirates is also a must for any trip to Dubai. The large-scale shopping complex is home to an extensive selection of exclusive boutiques and designer stores. Alternatively, there's the city's labyrinth of souks and backstreet markets - just be sure to practice the art of haggling beforehand.
No trip to Dubai is complete without a visit to the Burj Khalifa, which offers incredible views of the city's man made archipelagos; the Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali. The world's tallest building stands at over 2,700 feet and looks over Dubai’s astonishing skyline. The city's bustling town centre is also home to an array of world-class restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Elsewhere, visitors can enjoy several world-famous golf courses - including the Emirates Golf Club, pristine beaches, historic museums, grandiose mosques, zoos and guided tours of the city.
Dubai's local local language is Arabic, but English is also widely spoken. Attitudes towards dress wear are fairly liberal in Dubai, but in respect of local customs, it’s advised that holidaymakers avoid wearing short or tight clothing when shopping or sightseeing.
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When it comes to Dubai's climate, the city enjoys glorious weather throughout the year. The best time to visit will depend on your preference for the Middle East's warm winter months or searing summers.
January is the coldest month, but even then the expected average is a pleasant 19 degrees Celsius. The hottest weather can be experienced in July and August when the average temperature reaches the mid-thirties. Many Western visitors choose to visit Dubai during the Christmas and Easter periods with the climate more temperate at these times of year.
You’re looking for luxury, splendid weather and perfect combination of city and beach options.
If you’re thinking of jetting off on the holiday of a lifetime to Dubai then you’re in luck. There are lots of breathtaking sights to see and fun activities to enjoy in the city. The real challenge will be fitting it all in!
Here are the top five things to do in Dubai.
No Dubai city break would be complete without a visit to the tallest manmade structure in the world 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 area Downtown Dubai.
The Burj Khalifa is one of the most exciting things to see in Dubai. With its unique architecture, breathtaking height and central location, 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 family holiday to Dubai then head over to the Aquaventure Waterpark on the Palm Jumeirah. The park is situated in the grounds of the luxurious Atlantis The Palm hotel.
Rated as the number one waterpark in the Middle East, Aquaventure features some of the world’s most adventurous water slides. Explore the mysterious tunnels at the Tower of Neptune, soar through the clouds on the longest zip line in the Middle East 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.
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Why stop at one award winning water park when you could visit two? Located near 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 Dubai holiday? You’ve come to the right place. Dubai is known across the globe as being one of the best cities for shopping, and the world-famous Mall of Emirates is the biggest mall in the Middle East.
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 the Mall of Emirates from the Palm Jumeirah. The mall is within easy reach of the Atlantis The Palm. The stunning Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which are just a short bus ride away.
If you fancy doing something a little different during your Dubai holiday 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.
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