Dubai Holidays

Record breaking Arabian beach city

One of world travel's most luxurious holiday destinations, Dubai is iconic for its architecture, beaches, high-end hotels, and excellent weather year-round. Experience authentic Arabian glamour in a futuristic setting, where glistening malls, gourmet restaurants, and amazing kids’ attractions all vie for your attention.

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,392 per person

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The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

5* out of 5 stars

Peaceful Jumeirah Beach retreat close to the big sights of Dubai, with features including breathtaking sea views plus 20 award-winning restaurants and bars.

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,079 per person

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Right at the centre of the vibrant Marina District and steps away from the Walk, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is a luxury beachfront playground in a decadent Dubai setting.

5 nights Half Board Dine Around including Etihad Airways flights from £1,054 per person

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One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Resort Benefits

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,096 per person

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JA Palm Tree Court

5* out of 5 stars

Ideal for all-inclusive holidays in Dubai, this beachfront hotel boasts spacious low-rise suites and a palm-lined beach plus spa, pools and excellent children’s entertainment.

5 nights All Inclusive Plus including Etihad Airways flights from £1,320 per person

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Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary daily access to the world's largest waterpark

5 nights Ultra All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £1,450 per person

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

5* out of 5 stars

With 13 restaurants, bars and cafes; six swimming pools; sophisticated service and stunning surroundings, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a fantastically luxurious destination.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,070 per person

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Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa on Dubai's famed Jumeirah Beach and staring out the Arabian Gulf is an idyllic luxury resort renowned in the area.

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £958 per person

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Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark

5* out of 5 stars

Relax on this five star boutique hotel’s private 700-metre beach, dip into one of the five pools or surf, waterski, kayak and more at the Water Sports Centre.

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £963 per person

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Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection

4* out of 5 stars

  • Free unlimited direct access to Dubai Parks & Resorts Theme Parks

5 nights Half Board Plus including Etihad Airways flights from £859 per person

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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

5* out of 5 stars

This deluxe hotel on the Palm is inspired by the palaces of the Ottoman Empire, and boasts one of the largest spas in the Middle East.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £885 per person

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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £935 per person

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JA Lake View Hotel

5* out of 5 stars

This new resort located within the grounds of JA The Resort in Jebel Ali features watersports, delicious cuisine and an incredible rooftop bar.

5 nights All Inclusive Plus including Etihad Airways flights from £1,222 per person

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JA Beach Hotel

5* out of 5 stars

The 5-star JA Beach Hotel in Dubai offers guests a beautiful secluded beach, delicious and varied cuisine and a championship golf course. An all inclusive option is also available.

5 nights All Inclusive Plus including Etihad Airways flights from £1,180 per person

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Grosvenor House

5* out of 5 stars

Grosvenor House in the Dubai Marina boasts 749 expansive rooms within two iconic towers offering spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. It's also home to the world famous Buddha Bar.

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £927 per person

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Grand Hyatt Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Boasting a fantastic location, just minutes away from the international airport, Grand Hyatt Dubai is perfect for your holiday to Dubai. All accommodation features traditional Arabic touches and marble bathrooms.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £687 per person

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Fairmont The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 38% saving
  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £918 per person

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Banyan Tree Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 65% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,044 per person

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Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

The levels of luxury at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah even stretch to its name, which when translated from Arabic means "The City of the Palace." Expect beautiful architecture, gorgeous views and exquisite food.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,074 per person

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Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah offers its guests the option of total privacy with its collection of two story, Arabian styled summer houses; each of which are dotted around the resort's lush tropical gardens.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,084 per person

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One&Only The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

Set amid tranquil landscaped gardens and featuring a private beach, this boutique-style hotel offers a unique blend of Arabic charm and designer chic. Perfect for a romantic holiday or luxury beach breaks.

5 nights Complimentary Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,576 per person

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Palazzo Versace Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Dine at signature restaurants with Dubai Creek views, dip into a lagoon-style pool and wander through a neo-classical Italian wonderland when you stay at Palazzo Versace Dubai.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £985 per person

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

Sofitel Dubai The Palm is a luxury resort on the impressive Palm island. Chic decor, immaculate service and a luxury spa are particular highlights.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £867 per person

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W Dubai - The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

Boasting the largest suite in Dubai alongside signature experiences, celebrity chefs, a private beach and stylish modern design, this is the place to be and be seen.

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £936 per person

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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

All the glitz and glamour of the original Waldorf Hotel in New York, bathed in sunshine on the shores of the glistening Gulf of Arabia. An unforgettable Dubai holiday experience awaits.

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £956 per person

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Address Beach Resort

5* out of 5 stars

Find Address Beach Resort nestled in Jumeirah Beach Residence complete with five-star facilities including one of the world's tallest rooftop infinity pools.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,246 per person

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Raffles The Palm Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

A luxurious palace located on one of The Palm Jumeirah’s best beaches, Raffles The Palm Dubai is a spectacular work of art crafted by some of the greatest artisans in the world.

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,009 per person

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £899 per person

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W Dubai - Mina Seyahi

5* out of 5 stars

Sit back with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and enjoy relaxation and vibrant energy in equal measure; a truly sublime experience of Dubai.

5 nights Half Board Dine Around including Etihad Airways flights from £1,001 per person

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Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

An iconic experience of the Palm Jumeirah, this gorgeous resort combines breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina with the luxury beachfront atmosphere you've been craving.

5 nights Half Board Dine Around including Etihad Airways flights from £890 per person

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Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Occupying a prime beachfront position on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah island, sand, sea, and shopping malls are all easily reached from the UAE's first Marriott resort.

5 nights Half Board Dine Around including Etihad Airways flights from £912 per person

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Atlantis The Royal

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 42% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,540 per person

Luxury holidays in Dubai

Your Dubai holiday will be one of utter refinement and elegance. Our collection of the most exclusive Dubai hotels will cater to your every whim. With world-class restaurants, bars and cafés, you could be exploring the old town by day and relaxing in some of the most sophisticated establishments in the Middle East by night. Imagine dining in the clouds, with the grand metropolis below, as you prepare for high tea in the world's tallest building.

For luxury holidays to Dubai, let Kenwood Travel offer you a bespoke package. We've been leaders in the UK travel industry since 1977, and are Dubai travel specialists. As one of the premier tour operators when it comes to holidays in the Middle East, let us build you the Dubai holiday of a lifetime, whether you’re looking for a Dubai all-inclusive holiday, an incredible Half Board Offer, or even a family holiday with free places for kids.  

10 great reasons to holiday in Dubai

  • Dubai is a fantastic destination for families, couples, and single travellers
  • Some of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels are in Dubai
  • Dubai has some of the most amazing water parks and theme parks in the world
  • You can enjoy exciting excursions like desert safari or sand-boarding in Dubai
  • Dubai has many excellent championship golf courses
  • Visit the famous Dubai Creek and gold souks
  • Only a 7-hour flight from the UK with very little time difference
  • Treat yourself to something from the world's largest shopping mall boasting over 1,200 stores!
  • Dine-in world-class restaurants
  • Get a taste of the vibrant Dubai nightlife

Interesting facts about Dubai

When you begin your Dubai holiday, you’ll be stunned to learn that only three decades ago this showroom of lavish and luxurious architecture was a humble fishing village. Today, wherever you care to look you’ll encounter a city brimming with architectural masterpieces, record-breaking buildings and a world-leading arts scene. Keep reading for more fascinating facts about Dubai.

  • Language – Arabic (hotel staff will speak English)
  • Area – 4,114 sq. kilometres
  • Population – 2,262,000
  • Currency – Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)
  • The Dubai police fleet includes Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bentleys
  • The Dubai metro covers 47 miles, a Guinness World Record for the longest fully automated metro network in the world
  • If you fancy a bit of retail therapy, the Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world, boasting over 1,200 stores
  • Dubai only featured one high-rise building in 1991, now it has over 400 making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the world

Weather in Dubai

Located on the Persian Gulf and bordered by desert, the weather in Dubai gets pretty warm. From the end of September to the start of May, you'll encounter a much cooler temperature compared to summer (but it will still feel hotter than the UK). Be sure to pack sun cream and cool clothing if visiting during summer (May and September). And don't worry if it gets too hot for certain outdoor activities during the day; in Dubai, they've thought of everything with chilled water in swimming pools, high-tech air-con and other refreshing solutions.

Top Picks

Banyan Tree Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Located on Bluewaters Island, the Banyan Tree Dubai enjoys an exclusive location between the breathtaking Dubai skyline and the waters of the Arabian Sea.

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

5* out of 5 stars

Peaceful Jumeirah Beach retreat close to the big sights of Dubai, with features including breathtaking sea views plus 20 award-winning restaurants and bars.

W Dubai - The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

Boasting the largest suite in Dubai alongside signature experiences, celebrity chefs, a private beach and stylish modern design, this is the place to be and be seen.

Useful information

  • Local time GMT (+4)
  • Currency Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)
  • Language Arabic
  • Location Persian Gulf Coast
  • Flying time 7 hours

Things to do

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Spread over an impressive 25 million square feet, Dubai Parks and Resorts is the first and largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East. This attraction hub is home to two world-class theme parks and a water park, as well as Riverland Dubai - the gateway to Dubai Parks and Resorts with its themed entertainment and cuisine. Fun lovers flock here for the likes of Motiongate™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park. Meanwhile for a stay right in the heart of the action, you’ll also find Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection.

Dubai's Top Attractions

Dubai's Top Attractions

Experience the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, two record-breaking sites in downtown Dubai that you won’t want to miss. The Dubai Mall is the largest in the world, boasting everything from electronics to high fashion boutiques. The Dubai Mall is also home to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, the Dubai Ice Rink, Reel Cinemas and the VR Park.

Burj Khalifa meanwhile is not only the tallest building in Dubai, but the tallest building in the entire world. Standing at a staggering 828 metres high, this towering structure allows visitors to see the sights of Dubai from incredible heights. Visit the world’s highest restaurant on floor 148 or the world’s highest lounge on floor 152, and enjoy the view.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

Another record-breaking attraction in Dubai, the Dubai Mall is the world's biggest. Retail enthusiasts will have a field day here. From electronics to toys and homeware to high fashion boutiques, the choice is endless. Meanwhile the food offering has everything from fast food to fine dining.

But it's not all just about shopping here - the Dubai Mall is also home to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where you can encounter 300 sharks and a myriad of marine species. You'll also find the Dubai Ice Rink, Reel Cinemas, and the VR Park at the Dubai Mall, so you'll never run out of things to do. 

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