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Indian Ocean & Arabia / Dubai

Dazzling with diversity, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of sights and delights, the soaring city skyline and azure waters of the Arabian Gulf giving way to mysterious desert expanses. Regarded as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, Dubai bustles with ambitious creativity, its landscape dotted with futuristic structures that characterise contemporary luxury, such as the man-made archipelagos of the Palm Jumeirah, which look like a glistening palm tree from above. Step out at level 124 of the Burj Khalifa to take in the jaw-dropping views from the world’s tallest tower, the floor-to-ceiling glass walls proffering uninterrupted panoramas over desert, city and ocean. Below, the Dubai Fountain will entice you with its spectacle of water and lights that dance in perfect harmony to a variety of music classics.

Make your way to the Dubai Mall for a plethora of designer brands, restaurants and cafes or discover an exciting underwater world on the lower levels at the Dubai Aquarium. There’s haggling to be done in the lively gold and spice souks, the latter a riot of colours and scents where stalls are piled high with chillies, cardamom and saffron, and the sweet smell of frankincense drifts in the air. Take a stroll around Dubai Marina – a particularly romantic spot for a moonlight walk, where you will find a wealth of luxury yachts and some of the city’s finest restaurants. The hotels in Dubai are the epitome of lavish grandeur – the iconic Burj Al Arab symbolising modernity and extravagance with its luxurious décor, superior service and impressive views. This is a wonderfully unique city, full of vitality and optimism for the future. The latest development – The Dubai Opera House recently opened and features world-class performances throughout the year.

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Dubai Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Dubai: 7 hours
Time Difference GMT +4 hours
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Dubai Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Dubai .

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Top 5 things to do in Dubai

  1. Book a cruise down Dubai Creek aboard a wooden abra
  2. Explore Dubai museum for a depiction of everyday life before the discovery of oil in the region
  3. Board a scenic Seawings seaplane for a bird's eye view of the incredible skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road and exquisite views of The World Islands
  4. Experience the sport of dune bashing, racing across the desert and dunes in a 4WD
  5. Many of the city's swish restaurants throw open their doors on Fridays for the renowned champagne brunch, just the thing for washing down the oysters, giant prawns and prime steaks

When is the best time to visit Dubai?

Dubai experiences high temperatures throughout the year with minimal rainfall. The best time to visit is between October and March when it is cooler. During the summer months temperatures rise considerably, whilst hotel rates are at their lowest and offers are most attractive.

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