Occupying the south-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula, the United Arab Emirates is an exotic world of contrasts where the skyscrapers and shiny malls of Dubai and Abu Dhabi meet the wilderness of the desert.

Explore the uniquely Arabian pursuits of camel riding, wadi-bashing or falconry or submit to more sybaritic pleasures in a world of extravagance and style, at some of the world's best hotels.

An ideal stopover en route to the Indian Ocean, or a rewarding short break in its own right, the UAE combines tradition and luxury like no other. It also makes an ideal bedfellow for Oman, with its cultural bounty and beautiful desert scenery.

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    Flight time from London
    6.5 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC +4
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    UAE Dirham
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    Average Temperature
    14°C - 32°C

Featured UAE Holidays

A Long Weekend in Dubai

4 Days
from £1,650
per person
The terrace at the One Only The Palm in Dubai United Arab Emirates
Escape the winter chills at One&Only The Palm Dubai. Relax on the private beach and head into the desert to try your hand at dune bashing before an evening in a Bedouin camp.

Anantara Dubai The Palm

5 Days
from £949
per person
Te bar at Anantara in Dubai United Arab Emirates
Traditional Thai architecture fuses with contemporary Middle Eastern architecture creating a resort suiting all the family, with watersports, kids clubs, private beach and heavenly spa.

Dubai & Oman for Families

8 Days
from £2,360
per person
Waterpark fun at Atlantis The Palm United Arab Emirates
The ideal family playground with Dubai's waterparks and Oman's mountains and deserts. Camp under the stars, ride a camel and swim in fish-rich waters.

Desert Meets the Ocean

10 Days
from £5,502
per person
A terrace of an overwater villa at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives United Arab Emirates
An indulgent 10 days of fun in the Arabian desert with designer boutiques on your doorstep in Dubai, followed by a week relaxing on an idyllic beach in the Maldives.
Destination Expert Mel Matthews


Middle East Specialist


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