Experience Dubai and its exotic neighbours

Fall in love with holidays to the United Arab Emirates, one of our most exotic and tantalising destinations. Perhaps best known for Dubai's towering skyscrapers, manmade marvels, stunning beaches and never ending shopping malls, the Emirates hardly start and finish with this magnet of wealth and spectacle.

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United Arab Emirates Highlights

  • Spectacular cityscapes of architectural marvels and towering skyscrapers
  • Luxury resorts boasting exclusive service and facilities
  • Exciting desert activities
  • The tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the largest indoor theme park in the world
  • Extravagant Michelin star restaurants in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
  • Stunning white beaches
  • Head up the coast to Ras Al Khaimah for luxury resorts and a gentler pace
  • Discover action-packed mountain and desert activities in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the country and while it might not boast the same level of fame as its sister Emirate it is no less flamboyant. The city and its surrounds are growing into a cultural hub that offers plenty in the way of luxury and leisure. Experience the Ferrari World indoor theme park as well as the enormous Grand Mosque, captivating museums and slick metropolitan bustle. While Abu Dhabi is breath-taking in its own right, the UAE's ultimate offering remains Dubai - which is never short of an excuse to overindulge.

Whether it's lavish escapes to the surrounding desert or indoor skiing at Ski Dubai, opposing extremes meet in this place of cosmopolitan wonders. Dubai offers a host of experiences, whatever your taste: take-in the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa; relax at one of the luxurious resorts on the manmade Palm Jumeirah or along Jumeirah Beach; dine at extravagant Michelin star restaurants; enjoy thrilling water parks; experience the largest indoor theme park in the world, IMG Worlds of Adventure; or the huge new Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park that includes LEGOLAND; or catch a glimpse of old Dubai around the Creek and enjoy the atmosphere of the souks.

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is still relatively undiscovered by the crowds and offers a glimpse of real Arabian life. It couldn't be more of a contrast to Dubai. Here, as well as luxury hotels and great beaches you'll find rugged mountains, endless deserts, ancient cultural sights and an oasis of nature. Inland, the unspoilt landscape awaits discovery with a great selection of unique activities and excursions for the ultimate Arabian experience.

Unparalleled service, contrasting desert, beach and cityscapes along with incredible exclusivity are staples of the UAE experience, one that never fails to disappoint.

Quick Facts

  • Arrival airports: Dubai & Abu Dhabi
  • Time difference: EST +8 hours
  • Travel time: approx. 13 hours from New York
  • Visas: Issued on arrival free of charge for American citi

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Christina Mangan & Gerard Callaghan

This really was the trip of a lifetime and a holiday we will never forget! Both locations went very well together. There was a reasonable travel time between them and both countries are in the same time zone which was definitely an advantage. We really enjoyed the buzz of the city for a few days and combined with plenty of relaxation time in the Seychelles we came home feeling completely…

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Honeymoon to Seychelles, South Africa & United Arab Emirates

Meredith Austin Granwehr & Scott Giffin

Our honeymoon was incredible. We felt so safe and secure allowing us to fully enjoy every moment in each destination. From start to finish, we never had to second guess any of the travel arrangements and the accommodations surpassed expectations.

22/01/2019 Read full trip review

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