Welcome to Dubai – a unique and fascinating cocktail of 'east-meets-west' and 'old-meets-new'. Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is today one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and home to more than 200 nationalities offering an unforgettable experience to all visitors.
All year-round glorious sunshine, warm inviting Arabian Gulf waters and a majestic desert tell only one side of the story. Beyond the hotels and resorts, there are endless opportunities to experience the diversity of Dubai. Every day brings a new adventure whether you choose to relax by the hotel pool or on the warm and inviting beach, soar above the desert in a hot air balloon, take a camel ride across the beach or make a trip the family will never forget by sailing across the Creek in a traditional wooden boat called an abra before sipping from fresh coconuts and foraging for treasures in the souks in an experience the whole family will never forget. An unparalleled coastline, beautiful desert and spectacular cityscapes with memories just waiting to be made.
As a perfect destination for families, Dubai is home to fantastic world-famous theme parks and slide-filled attractions plus luxury hotels with first-rate child-friendly facilities. Discover Dubai from the stunning beach setting, the colourful creations of LEGOLAND® Dubai including adrenalin filled rides and a waterpark, and even the shopping centres focus on family friendly activities such as Dubai Mall where you will find the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
There are few experiences that are as ‘Dubai’ as the desert safari. Hold on tight as an experienced driver maneuvers over sand dunes at high speeds while you feel the rush while teetering on the edge of seemingly sheer drops, before dipping down sandy slopes and back up again for more. Take in the breathtaking views on a couple of stops for sunset photos before you're safely whisked away to a traditional-style Bedouin camp, where a feast under the stars awaits.
A popular favourite weekend activity in Dubai is to cruise the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf by boat, which you can take to the next level by booking a luxury yacht for a personalised tour around the city’s shoreline with a full crew and an open itinerary tailored to guests’ specifications. The choice is yours whether to have a luxury relaxing day in the sun with unbeatable views of Dubai’s skyline from off the coast, or a romantic cruise for two setting off into the sunset.
Discover Dubai’s take on a quintessentially British pastime with high tea experiences. Visit the Sultan’s Lounge at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm for a luxury experience like no other where you can sip your tea on the hotel’s beautiful outdoor terrace, or during the warmer months, take in the breathtaking atmosphere inside the stunning Ottoman-inspired atmosphere inside this picturesque resort.
Follow in the footsteps of golfing greats such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Ernie Els as you tee off at the Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis course which is widely recognised as one of the most challenging and rewarding rounds of the European Tour. Designed by Karl Litten, the 18-hole course is the first grass course in the Middle East, and a must-play for any keen golfer and also plays host to the annual Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Take in the stunning view as you step on board the world’s highest observation wheel, Ain Dubai in a high-tech cabin. The wheel, on Bluewaters Island, is 250m tall, making it almost twice the size of the London Eye and visitors can choose from three types of cabins. However, if you want some privacy you’ll want to go for the private cabin so you can take in and enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views of this amazing city.