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
  • TimeZone icon
    Time Zone
    UTC +4
  • Currency icon
    Currency
    UAE Dirham
  • Temperature icon
    Average Temperature
    14°C - 32°C

Itinerary

A Long Weekend in Dubai

4 Days
from £1,650
per person
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
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.

Desert Meets the Ocean

10 Days
from £5,502
per person
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.

Dubai & Oman for Families

8 Days
from £2,360
per person
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.

MELISSA MATTHEWS

Middle East Specialist

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