Middle East Holidays

alluring landscapes

The desert kingdoms of the Middle East have emerged in recent years as some of the most sought-after luxury holiday destinations in the world. Mysterious bedouin landscapes, soaring mountain ranges and glistening gulf waters offer stark contrast to the ultra-modern cities and world-beating sky-scrapers.

Luxury Holidays to the Middle East

Luxury holidays in the Middle East are typified by gorgeous weather and elegant accommodation. In the last 15 years this beautiful region has built itself into one of world travel's most popular tourist destinations, and Kenwood Travel has been there every step of the way. The Kenwood Travel Arabia team are dedicated Middle East experts, and will work to find you a holiday that is hand-crafted to suit your budget and taste, creating the perfect Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Oman holiday. You'll also discover great getaways to Doha, Jordan and 'Beyond Dubai' too.

Luxury Holidays to Dubai

The UAE reveals a wide variety of scenery in a small area; in a single day visitors can experience everything from rugged mountains and wistful sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green oases. In striking contrast, the futuristic city of Dubai – the UAE’s most famous emirate – stands as a luxury HQ from which to explore this enchanting nature, while also discovering the superb dining, shopping, culture and theme parks of the city itself. At Kenwood Travel, our expert Arabia team can help you plan a trip hand-crafted to your style, while always attaining the highest standards of luxury. After all, that's what visitors to Dubai expect, and our direct-contract hotels such as Atlantis, The Palm and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray exemplify and exceed Dubai's reputation for high-end accommodation and hospitality.

Luxury Holidays to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has always been a special place. However, until recently the emirate remained an undiscovered jewel on the international travel map. Today, more and more overseas visitors are discovering this unique and captivating destination. A luxury Abu Dhabi holiday offers all the attractions of a top class international resort with a taste of something extra. It combines year-round sunshine and superb facilities for leisure and recreation with the spice and mystique of an Arabian adventure, bursting with ancient heritage and high-octane pursuits such as Ferrari World.

Luxury Holidays to Oman

Muscat, the capital city of Oman, sparkles with golden minarets and lies in the midst of a maze of pleated mountains reaching down to the Arabian Sea. Described as ‘Arabia's Jewel’, this city is a blend of the old and the new. Discover Oman’ coastline and culture with Kenwood Travel and indulge in one of the best Middle East holidays on offer.

Beyond Dubai

Dubai’s A-list appeal shines even brighter thanks to a supporting cast of equally entertaining destinations. Beyond Dubai there are some fantastic beach resorts, such as Fujairah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, where unspoilt coastlines offer a taste of authentic Arabia. Short transfer times make each of these destinations a convenient option for a brilliant Middle East holiday alternative, and they’re all served by Dubai International Airport too. Airport transfer times are as follows: Fujairah – 90 mins; Ras Al Khaimah – 50 mins; Ajman – 40 mins. 

Exclusive Resorts in the Middle East

Book now to take advantage of our range of luxury UAE hotels and resorts. We deal directly with some of the biggest names in the business:

Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Abu DhabiEmirates Palace, Abu DhabiAtlantis The Palm, DubaiThe Ritz Carlton, DubaiAjman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort  • Shangri-La - Al Bandar, OmanThe Chedi Muscat, Oman

Multi Centre Trips in The Middle East

If you’re finding it difficult to settle on just one destination or resort, why not opt for a twin centre holiday? We’ll arrange any combination of destinations, allowing you to experience more of what this great region has to offer. For example, how about three nights in Dubai before moving on to Thailand or Malaysia? Staying within the UAE is ideal for twin centres too. For example, Ajman and Fujairah can add coastal calm to your holiday without the need for internal flights. Call our Arabia experts and bring the art of escape to your holiday with a multi-centre holiday in the Middle East.

Weather in the Middle East

As you can imagine, the weather in the Middle East can get pretty hot, with temperatures soaring over 40° C during the summer months. Still, hardcore watersports enthusiasts and sun worshippers will certainly enjoy the heat from July through September. Temperatures during the rest of the year however tend to be fairly mild, with many destinations boasting an eternal spring-like climate. Temperatures in the desert can vary drastically from day to night, with differences of as much as 28° C.

Ramadan in the Middle East

Ramadan is the month of fasting when Muslims abstain from all food, drinks and smoking from dawn to dusk. As a sign of respect, visitors to the Middle East are also requested to refrain from consuming these items in public places during the daylight hours of this month.

If you are a non-fasting visitor, your international hotel or resort will provide food and beverage outlets during the day. Most activities run as normal during Ramadan, so you can visit golf clubs, sports centres, shopping malls and spas. Although it's recommended you check opening hours before you visit as they may vary during the Holy Month.

Christmas Holidays in the Middle East

Our Christmas holidays are exclusive to Kenwood Travel, but availibility can be limited, so call our team today to avoid missing out on one of our great-value offers to spend the festive season in the sun.

Middle East Holidays 2021 & 2022

Booking early is the best way to get the best prices on your preferred dates, so see how much you could save today on 2021 Middle East holiday, including fantastic twin centre options. Call your friendly travel advisor now on 020 7749 9276 to avoid disappointment. 

Please note: Please note: Visitors to the UAE travelling with medicine are advised to check whether their medication is on the approved list as provided by United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health & Prevention. For certain medications, visitors will be required to submit an online form prior to travel. This is a legal requirement, and visitors found with undeclared medicines run risk of being denied entry into the country.

Please note: In line with UAE law, guests must be over the age of 21 to check in at any hotel.

Please note: Ramadan is from 2nd April - 1st May 2022 and 22nd March – 20th April 2023. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.


Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 35% saving
  • Stay 5 pay 4

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,132 per person


One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

  • Free Half Board
  • Up to 15% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,841 per person


JA Palm Tree Court

5* out of 5 stars

  • 15% saving

5 nights Ultra All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £1,155 per person


One&Only The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Free Half Board
  • Up to 15% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,934 per person


Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Buy one & get the second drink free
  • Up to 10% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,328 per person

Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

5* out of 5 stars

  • Free Half Board
  • 15% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £876 per person

Abu Dhabi

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

5* out of 5 stars

  • Mega sale
  • 10% saving

5 nights Ultra All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £981 per person

Abu Dhabi

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

5* out of 5 stars

  • Free upgrade to Fairmont View
  • 25% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £751 per person


The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 25% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,128 per person


Millennium Resort Mussanah

4* out of 5 stars

  • Free upgrade to Superior Sea View
  • Guaranteed early check-in from 10 am
  • Free use of cabanas at Beach Club (once per stay)

5 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £782 per person

Ras Al Khaimah

Rixos Bab Al Bahr

5* out of 5 stars

  • 25% saving
  • Mega sale

5 nights All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £830 per person


Multi-centre holidays

Experience more on holiday when you design your very own multi-centre itinerary, with expert guidance from our destination specialists