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Stunning Dubai and Seychelles Family Holiday

Inspirational island getaway family holiday to United Arab Emirates and Seychelles

An unforgettable family vacation combining the man-made thrills of glitzy Dubai with the natural wonders of a tropical island sanctuary in Seychelles. Experience water parks and theme parks as well as nature in all its glory with exhilarating wildlife encounters including giant tortoises and turtles. First, a few days in enthralling Dubai, famed for its wealth of attractions. Spend a family day at one of its incredible water parks, at LegoLand Dubai, or perhaps IMG Worlds of Adventure. Alternatively, visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, KidZania, or opt for a few hours at Ski Dubai. Be sure not to miss a trip to the top of the world, the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building on the planet. As part of this itinerary, we've also included a half-day 4x4 desert safari with dune bashing and dinner.

Next, head to the Seychelles for the ultimate contrast. Immerse yourself in an island paradise where nature takes centre-stage. Explore the island by bicycle, discovering unique ground-nesting birds as well as giant tortoises including Toby who's over 130 years old. Depending on the time of year, take advice from the activity centre team as to the best place to snorkel with turtles, kayak behind the lagoon, learn to dive, or simply head off for a spot of ultimate beachcombing.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dubai International
  • 4 nights - Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 1 night - Eden Bleu Hotel, Mahé, Seychelles
  • 7 nights - Denis Private Island, Denis Island, Seychelles
  • Ends - Transfer to Mahé for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Seychelles, United Arab Emirates
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dubai International

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Day 1 - 5

Upon arrival at Dubai International airport you will be met airside and assisted through all the airport formalities; this invaluable VIP service avoids any lengthy queues. After collecting your luggage, you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team for your private car transfer to your Dubai hotel.

  • 4 nights

Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai
Bed & Breakfast | Deluxe Room
United Arab Emirates

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Day 5

Private car transfer to Dubai International Airport for your flight to Seychelles. Upon arrival at Mahé International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team for your private road transfer to your hotel.

  • 1 night

Eden Bleu Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Luxury Marina View Suite

A deluxe marina view bedroom
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Day 6 - 13

Private car transfer to the domestic terminal for your light aircraft flight to Denis Island.

  • 7 nights
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Denis Private Island
Full Board | Deluxe Beach Cottage

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Day 13

Light aircraft flight back to Mahé Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Road transfers and light aircraft flights as detailed in the itinerary
  • VIP Family Arrival Service at Dubai - Fast-track through immigration & security
  • Half-day 4x4 desert safari experience, with dinner
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to observe the area’s spectacular sea creatures underwater or from the shore, our expert guides reveal the typical marine life, as well as the endemic mammal and bird species, to expect on this sample trip.

  • Whale Shark
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  • Sting Ray
  • Puffer Fish
    Puffer Fish
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Loggerhead Turtle
    Loggerhead Turtle
  • Lionfish
  • Leatherback Turtle
    Leatherback Turtle
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Coral
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Barracuda
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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