Holidays to Dubai bring you to a desert metropolis, with ultra-modern skyscrapers close to a hot and sunny seaside.

Where is Dubai?

Dubai is part of the United Arab Emirates. You’ll find it on the Persian Gulf coast, between Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

Glitz and glamour

Dubai is known as the Las Vegas of the UAE. Its skyline is impressive, featuring world-beating hotels and luxurious malls as well as the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. But Dubai has something extra – a coastline, where broad, sandy beaches slope gently down to warm and welcoming water.

A place to luxuriate

Looking for an All Inclusive break? If you love the beach life, Dubai is an excellent choice all year round. There are plenty of hotels that offer a truly luxurious experience, take the Atlantis the Palm, with its 23 bars and restaurants, waterpark, spa and iconic location on the city’s palm-shaped peninsula. All the big names are here, from Hilton to Hyatt and beyond.

Dubai city breaks

Dubai is a great location for a city break, too. You can eat, shop and promenade with the glitterati along the marina, admiring the superyachts parked nearby. Or wander the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, trying out the street food stalls and people-watching in the sun.

Ski Dubai is another great attraction. Its indoor pistes stay cool and powdery even at the height of summer. If it’s outdoor activities you’re after, why not book an off-road dune tour and see the desert up close?

At a Glance

  • Bask in year-round sunshine on white sandy beaches
  • Sail around the Dubai Marina on a traditional abra boat
  • Zoom down an indoor snowy mountain slope at Ski Dubai
  • View hotels in Dubai