The tourism powerhouse of the region, although Abu Dhabi is the main commercial centre. Incredible innovation and iconic design, with a real desire to be the best, the largest, the tallest and of course the most glamorous! Flight time from the UK is just over 7 hours. Whilst Dubai is one of the most liberal countries in the region, you do need to show respect to their customs, their rulers and their religion. Public displays of affection are generally frowned upon.
Dubai offers amazing and unique adventure experiences that go way beyond the desert drive and group camel ride. Just take a look at our 5 day “Fast and Furious in Dubai” experience. Not cheap, but for the affluent petrol-head looking for something very different, and a rather impressive answer to “What did you do on your last holiday?”
Al Maha is wonderfully atmospheric and luxurious. Located within the desert dunes, 45 minutes drive inland from Dubai Airport or city.
The Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa opened in summer 2013, perched on the Eastern crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, 35 minutes from Dubai Airport and 45 minutes to the airport. A delightful and luxurious blending of Arabian, Indian Ocean and Thai influences.
The Four Seasons Resort Dubai is one of our favourite hotels in the region. It oozes class and opulence. It is instantly stylish and so very attractive. Plus it has a really convenient location to enjoy all of the hedonistic pleasures of Dubai.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is luxurious and totally opulent, Ottoman inspired design. Located on the famous Palm island, 45 minutes to the airport.
Madinat Jumeirah Resort Dubai is the collective name that houses three spectacular hotels – Mina A ‘Salam, Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf. Professionally owned and managed by the famous Jumeirah International Group, located on a prime stretch of beach 25 minutes from the city centre and 40 minutes from the airport (allow longer times in rush hour).
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina is a popular first class hotel with good facilities.
Located beach front at Jumeirah, 30 minutes from downtown and 40 minutes to the airport.