This year, why not explore somewhere truly exotic, by visiting Dubai? The perfect holiday destination for families or frequent travellers, Dubai has something to offer everyone.
Travellers looking for places to go in Dubai should take a walk into Satwa, the Indian and Filipino district for some delicious cuisine, and peruse market stalls selling a variety of jewellery and fabrics. Pop into the historical district of Bur Dubai and dine in one of their many floating restaurants. You can also browse the many spice souks in Dubai’s old financial centre of Deira.
If you’re after a more rural experience, you can explore the Middle East’s endless desert in a 4×4 jeep with frequent tours taking place out of the city each day. Or why not take a stroll along Dubai’s many beautiful beaches? There’s just so much to explore!
Vacations in Dubai
You can also get a taste of Middle Eastern life by visiting the lively hustle and bustle of the souks and picking up some stunning souvenirs and ornaments. The designer shopping is also hard to beat, with Dubai being the second most popular retail destination for global brands, whatever luxury label you’re after, there’s a high chance you’ll find it.
Dubai accommodation is famously breath-taking, with buildings of such jaw-dropping luxury and grandeur, you won’t want to leave. The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa is perfect for families, with its own private beach, ideal for the kids to play and explore. Your little ones can also enjoy the many kids’ clubs and activities on offer, while you relax in the hotel’s luxurious spa with its own Hammam. The hotel is also conveniently located just five minutes from the busy city-centre.
And then there is the world famous Atlantis The Palm. Boasting no less than 1,539 rooms, it even has its own 42-acre water park and sea life enclosure where you can swim with dolphins and take home some beautiful memories. When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice with 17 restaurants and bars on offer to satisfy your every gastronomic whim!
Another great resort is the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with spacious rooms and beachside villas, as well as a Pavilion Sports Court which boasts seven floodlit tennis courts. The children can be entertained at Sinbad’s Kids Club and spend hours of fun in the hotel’s famous Wild Wadi Water Park.
Alternatively, for a taste of Old Arabia, why not try The One and Only Royal Mirage? With stunning traditional Middle Eastern architecture and beautiful gardens, it’s a calm oasis amid the city’s majestic sky scrapers. Choose from The Palace with its amazing views of the Gulf, the elaborately styled Arabian Court or the luxurious sanctuary of the Residence and Spa, with its own Health and Beauty Institute offering a number of treatments and its own Oriental Hammam.
So what are you waiting for? Book your trip of a lifetime and explore the boundless luxury of Dubai with Virgin Holidays.