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Dubai is a unique destination that is both a dynamic business centre and a tourist paradise, offering more attractions, shopping, fine dining and quality hotels. From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, the tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.

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Flight & Hotel Deals 

Dubai offers a range of hotels to suit every taste, whim and budget!

 

From the glitzy, opulent and of the most expensive and only seven star hotel in the world all the way through to the very affordable. Then there are the resorts in the desert where tourists can experience unmatched peace and tranquillity.

 

Whatever the choice, it will definitely be an unforgettable stay as a tourist or business traveller. We can offer direct flights from the UK with Emirates often with the bonus of taking a deposit until the balance is due at the time of ticketing. Our strong relationships with our various hotel partners enable us to source the best deal for you. 

Multicentre Deals 

Why not break up your journey and stop off for a few days in Dubai as you fly to further afield?

 

You can choose between a beach hotel to relax or a city hotel to enjoy the shopping and numerous attractions before you fly to the Far East, Indian Ocean, Africa or Australia.

 

We will customise your holiday with convenient flights to match your desired dates, durations & hotels. Our experienced staff know the recommended, best value hotels in Dubai so quality is assured. Simply submit an enquiry form or give us a call with what you have in mind. 

Cruise Dubai

A cruise which departs from or visits Dubai can be fantastic value for money.

 

You have an elegant ship as a base from which to explore all that Dubai has to offer utilising the guided shore excursions if you wish. Then you can return to your ship to dine with your meals all included. Visit exciting ports in the region like Muscat and Abu Dhabi for an unforgettable experience.

 

We can customise your cruise holiday with convenient flights and recommended hotels for pre or post cruise stays.

Perfect location

Dubai enjoys, without a doubt, one of the best locations on the planet. Situated halfway between Europe and Asia, few destinations take more than 8 hours direct flying time to or from Dubai. Just overnight from London, four hours from Nairobi, three hours from Mumbai, 8 hours from Hong Kong and a direct flight from the United States or Australia, Dubai is definitely a destination of choice for vacationing, living and business.

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Nightlife

Dubai has a lively nightlife. Hotel bars range from sophisticated cocktail lounges to typically informal British and Irish pubs and Western-style lounges. Most of them serve food and many feature pianists, guitarists and bands nightly. After-dinner you can enjoy the latest sounds in a number of hotel nightclubs, each with its own ambience.

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Shopper's Paradise

Dubai is ranked the second world’s most popular destination for shopping after the United States and ahead of popular shopping destinations like Singapore, France, UK, and Hong Kong among others. With a long history as a trading hub, today Dubai is synonymous with shopping. From souk to shopping mall, Dubai has it all - duty free, gold, electronics, textiles, cars - and is a true shopper’s paradise. Perfect for the shop-o-holics and for retail therapy! 

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Events & Festivals

Dubai has established itself as a major destination for an eclectic array of local and international events and earned its reputation as the sporting capital of the Middle East. Throughout the year, Dubai hosts a range of popular annual sporting activities, dazzling entertainment attractions, as well as conferences and exhibitions.

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Heritage & Museums

Although the early history of Dubai is not very well documented, archaeological discoveries suggest that, as long as 4000 years ago small fishing communities lived along the coast of the Arabian Gulf on the site of modern Dubai. In recent years, archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of artefacts that point to civilised settlements dating back to the third millennium B.C. Dubai’s main archaeological sites are in Al Sufoh and Jumeirah. These historic findings have been carefully preserved and the artefacts are now permanently housed in the archaeological section of Dubai Museum. Dotted around Dubai are a number of historic buildings and sites that offer a glimpse of a bygone era such as the Al Fahidi Fort, Sheikh Saeed’s House, and the Bastakiya. 

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Other things to see & do

At the base of the world's tallest tower is one of the world's most amazing fountains! In fact it is the world's largest dancing fountain! Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft, equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. The fountain is 900 ft long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It is designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Dubai Fountain performs daily, with the performance repertoire including Sama Dubai; Baba Yetu, an award-winning song in Swahili; the Arab world’s top-selling dance number Shik Shak Shok; and the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye). Over 6,600 WET Superlights and 25 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away, and will be visible from space making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world.

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When to go

Dubai is steamy and sweltering most of the year. Best time to visit is November-March, when temperatures are moderate – though in the past few years, January, once considered the optimum month to visit, has been overcast and rainy. If you’re heading here for sun, sea and sand, spring and autumn are ideal, when you can bronze your body by day and cool down after dark in the air-conditioned restaurants, bars and shopping malls. Summer is the cheapest time to visit, but from June to September the average daily temperatures can be in excess of 40 degrees Celsius.

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