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Camels on Jumeirah beach infront of the Dubai skyline

There’s no denying it; Dubai is ostentatious confidence, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. For all its surreal moments though – skiing in the desert, skydiving over man-made islands, standing at the top of the world’s tallest building – Dubai also has an authentic side. You’ll find it in the streets of Old Dubai, inside the traditional souks, or on safari in the expansive desert. With only two seasons, hot and hotter, Dubai also offers the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and do nothing at all.

With the weather on your side, the Emirate is a fantastic choice for a beach holiday with resorts encompassing signature opulence alongside infinity pools, lavish spas, kids' clubs, and even theme parks. Chat to one of our Travel Experts about planning your perfect Dubai holiday now.

Popular Dubai Holidays

Whether as a stopover en route to Australasia or as a destination in its own right, our range of Dubai holidays encompass the best of Dubai, from decadent hotels that line the coastline of Palm Jumeriah, to great value, family-friendly resorts and even authentic stays in the desert. Our Dubai holidays are also more than just flights and hotels too – hotel extras, room upgrades, transfers and more mean you’ll have the best time possible.

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Dubai Holiday Types

Whether you're looking to go dune bashing in the desert, relax on the beach or indulge in a delicious brunch, our Experts have created an extensive range of Dubai holidays to help you make it happen. Check out our Dubai holiday types below or speak to one of our Travel Experts today about tailor making a Dubai itinerary to suit your needs and budget.

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Dubai Holiday Ideas and Advice 

From where to stay, eat, shop and explore, our Experts and favourite travel bloggers have the answers for you. Click the links below tour favourite Dubai travel tips and advice.

Top Things to Do

Things to Do in Dubai

Burj Khalifa

At 160 stories high the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest structure. A Dubai holiday wouldn’t be complete without a visit right to the very top to visit one of the observation decks or the fantastic SKY lounge. Visit during New Year to see the world’s tallest display of fireworks.

Palm Tree Islands

The Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali are two enormous man-made islands which jut out from the Dubai coastline into the Persian Gulf. Both islands are the location of some of the finest hotels and residences in Dubai.

Shopping Malls

It’s not hard to be impressed by Dubai’s shopping scene. There Is a plethora of glamorous shopping malls featuring a variety of shopping experiences from fragrant old-world souks to shiny, glistening designer shops selling the world’s finest goods. Prices in Dubai are not subject to VAT.

Visit during Dubai Shopping festival in January/February on your Dubai holiday to take advantage of slashed prices, discounts and bargains.

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world and is home to an aquarium, an ice rink and a multitude of fantastic retailers.

Hop across to the Mall of the Emirates for more superb shopping opportunities and the world’s largest indoor ski slope.

Burj Al Arab

To complement the world’s largest building and the world’s largest shopping mall is the world’s most luxurious hotel. The Burj Al Arab is often described as the world’s first seven star hotel. The iconic sail-style profile of this building is instantly recognizable. The Royal Suite is billed at US$24,000 per night is the 12th most expensive hotel suite in the world. If you don’t have that kind of cash lying around then you can visit for afternoon tea on your holiday to Dubai.

Theme Parks

Dubai certainly is not short of entertainment, this extends to the availability of theme and water parks. The aforementioned indoor ski centre – Ski Dubai – allows you to ski in the desert while the Aquaventure and Wild Wadi Waterparks allow you to cool off outdoors.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city built along the Persian shoreline. The area is an affluent residential neighbourhood and allows visitors the opportunity to relax in the many cafes and restaurants in between strolls along the marina and sandy stretches.

When to Go

When to Go to Dubai

With weather ranging from warm to hot, Dubai is very much a year-round destination, especially if you’re looking to soak up some sunshine or go shopping. Generally February to April is peak season due to the heat being hot but comfortable - expect temperatures in the mid-twenties during this time. From June to september the weather regularly exceeds 40 degrees celsius, although this is too hot for some there are far less crowds at this time. 

Typically speaking, some people tend to avoid Dubai during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which falls in a different month each year, as eating and drinking is forbidden in public during the day time and attractions can have reduced opening hours. During this time though, most resorts and hotels will offer cordoned-off dining areas, so it’s still possible to enjoy a resort holiday during this time, without the crowds.

More Information

More about Dubai

Currency: Dirham

Language: Arabic and English

Flight time: London to Dubai flight time is 7 hours.

Visas: British Citizens can apply for a 30-day visa upon arrival in Dubai

Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.

Top 3 Things to Do in Dubai

  • Head to the top of the Burj Khalifa
  • Go Shopping at the Dubai Mall
  • Enjoy a 4X4 tour of the desert

Why Book Your Dubai Holiday With Flight Centre

Dubai Escapes Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of Dubai resort and beach holidays called Escapes, offering flights, accommodation, transfers as well as fantastic extras and our signature service.

Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores and a large office in Dubai, allowing us access to local insider information as well as close working relationships with the local resorts and hotels. It’s these relationships that allow us to secure exclusive offers.

Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Dubai holiday from our Escapes range you’ll benefit from our concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.