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
  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,479 per person

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 60% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including British Airways flights from £1,154 per person

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One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace

5* out of 5 stars

This luxury, well-renowned hotel offers regal splendour and beautiful views over the Arabian Gulf. All guestrooms and suites at this award-winning hotel are ocean-facing.

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,208 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 £1,340 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
  • Up to 40% saving

5 nights Ultra All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £1,418 per person

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Atlantis The Royal

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 35% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including British Airways flights from £1,717 per person

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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 45% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including British Airways flights from £945 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 £1,129 per person

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Park Hyatt Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 30% saving
  • Free upgrade to Lagoon View Room

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £964 per person

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Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

4.5* out of 5 stars

  • All Inclusive Flash Sale
  • Up to 15% saving

5 nights All Inclusive Dine Around including Etihad Airways flights from £1,067 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 £1,042 per person

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 47% saving
  • Complimentary Room Upgrade

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £910 per person

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Jumeirah Al Qasr Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 40% saving
  • Free daily access to Wild Wadi Waterpark
  • Complimentary Club Access to The Palace Lounge

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,132 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 £1,020 per person

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Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 61% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £955 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

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.

Banyan Tree Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Located on Bluewaters Island walking distance from The Walk at JBR and Dubai Marina, the Banyan Tree Dubai enjoys an exclusive location between the breathtaking Dubai skyline and the waters of the Arabian Sea.

Jumeirah Al Qasr Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

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

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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