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

  • Up to 40% saving
  • Flash sale

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,275 per person

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One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 20% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,300 per person

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JA Palm Tree Court

5* out of 5 stars

  • All Inclusive Rate Reduction
  • Up to 35% saving

5 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £1,223 per person

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Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 30% saving

5 nights Ultra All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £1,128 per person

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Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

  • 45% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £949 per person

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Raffles The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 10% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,138 per person

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Address Beach Resort

5* out of 5 stars

  • 40% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,159 per person

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W Dubai The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 30% saving
  • Flash sale

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £977 per person

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The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 42% saving
  • Flash sale

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £939 per person

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • 45% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £961 per person

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One&Only The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 20% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,870 per person

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary upgrade to Luux Skyline Room (King)
  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 84% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,095 per person

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Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Added Benefits
  • Up to 25% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,426 per person

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Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 35% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,332 per person

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Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection

4* out of 5 stars

  • 20% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £943 per person

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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

5* out of 5 stars

  • AIN Dubai Promotion
  • Up to 33% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,041 per person

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Added Benefits
  • Up to 25% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,251 per person

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Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Added Benefits
  • Up to 35% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,645 per person

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JA Lake View Hotel

5* out of 5 stars

  • All Inclusive Rate Reduction
  • Up to 30% saving

5 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £1,101 per person

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Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 45% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £930 per person

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Grosvenor House

5* out of 5 stars

  • 45% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £894 per person

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Grand Hyatt Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • 30% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £645 per person

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Fairmont The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 40% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £828 per person

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Caesars Palace Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • 60% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,010 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

Ramadan in Dubai

The majority of local people in Dubai are Muslim, so Ramadan is a prominent event in the Emirate. Ramadan’s timing is lunar and therefore not fixed in terms of the western calendar. 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 are also expected to refrain from consuming these items in public places during the daylight hours of this month. Ramadan 2022 is from 2nd April - 1st May 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.

If you are a non-fasting visitor to Dubai, 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. Just make sure you check opening hours before you visit them, as they may vary during the Holy Month. For an authentic experience of the true culture of Dubai, Ramadan is a great time to visit. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.

Public holidays in the UAE

Please note that during religious celebrations and public holidays in the United Arab Emirates, restrictions on the serving of alcohol may be imposed at hotels and restaurants. Food services may also be restricted and opening times may vary. Please check with your Kenwood Travel consultant.

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. 

Know before you go 

Please note: Dining restrictions may apply for all hotels in Dubai when complimentary meal plan upgrades are on offer.

Please note: As one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Dubai experiences its fair share of building projects. Dubai holidaymakers are therefore advised that there may be some construction works taking place around the city and beach areas during their holiday. If you would like to know whether your hotel in Dubai will be affected by any construction works, please see hotel overview description, or speak to your Dubai holiday advisor for more details. 

Please note: The Dubai authorities have levied a Tourism Dirham Tax for all guests. The Fee will be levied per occupied room night and will be stated as a separate line item on the hotel's bill, as presented at the end of the stay. Unfortunately, we are not able to add the tax to your invoice, this can only be paid locally. The amount to be levied will be 20 AED for five-star properties which at the moment translates to approximately £4.30 per room per night.

Please note: Hotel check-in times in Dubai are usually from 3pm. Access to your room before this time will be at the hotels discretion however if you arrive early in to Dubai and want to guarantee a room for your arrival, we recommend booking an additional night.

Please note: Electronic cigarettes are banned in the United Arab Emirates, and it is forbidden to bring them into the country. 

Please note: Visitors to the UAE travelling with medicine are advised to check 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.

Top Picks

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Featuring a private beach, the spectacular Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium among a host of other facilities, this iconic resort offers elegance and adventure in one luxury package.

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
  • Telephone code +971
  • Flying time 7 hours

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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 three 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, Bollywood Parks™ 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.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Join the making of a new world with Expo 2020 Dubai, the first ever World Expo hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Open until 31st March 2022, this magnificent festival embodies the epitome of innovation, technology, arts, culture and so much more. You’ll find countless wonders in every corner, collected in an incredible site that is as large as a city in and of itself.

With two different ticket types available, you can easily choose between one-day visits or multi-day explorations of this amazing event. Shows, architecture, and food from all over the world are waiting for you to discover. If you’re visiting Dubai during the event window, don’t risk missing out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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