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Dubai is a luxurious holiday destination, fast becoming iconic for its architecture, beaches, and holiday resorts. During your Dubai holiday, you will experience Middle Eastern glamour like nothing you have ever seen before. Relax in ocean-view pools, dine and unwind at incredible five-star luxury resorts, and explore the miles of beaches and desert.

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Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm

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3 nights from
£750

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.

3 nights from £750

  • 17 Restaurants & Bars
  • Free Waterpark Access
  • 1.4 km pristine beach
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£750

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Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Flight & Hotel

3 nights from
£806

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.

3 nights from £806

  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Luxury Hotel
  • 8 Restaurants & Bars
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£806

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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Flight & Hotel

3 nights from
£645

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.

3 nights from £645

  • Private Beach
  • Luxury Hotel
  • On The Palm
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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. So, let us build you the Dubai holiday of a lifetime.

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 water sports activities in the world
  • You can enjoy exciting excursions like desert safari or sand-boarding in Dubai
  • Dubai has excellent golf courses
  • You can experience the fascinating cultural heritage of the Middle East
  • Visit the historic markets
  • 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

Things to Do in Dubai

In a city that abounds with modern architectural structures, try not to miss Old Dubai for a tantalising glimpse into the past. Built at the beginning of the twentieth-century, pay a visit to the Al Ahmadiya School in Deira where you’ll witness the city’s first ever school. With a deep and fascinating social history, make your way into the Dubai Museum to learn more about the emirate. In one of the last standing areas of a bygone time – the Bastakiya District – you’ll encounter a host of reconstructed traditional style buildings exuding a sense of Middle Eastern history. But you can’t leave this wonderful location without first discovering the Jumeirah Mosque on Jumeirah Road. You will be stunned by the beauty of modern Arabia.

Ramadan in Dubai

The vast majority of local people in Dubai are Muslim, so Ramadan is the most 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 requested to refrain from consuming these items in public places during the daylight hours of this month.

However, if you are a non-fasting visitor to Dubai, your international hotel or resort will provide you with 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.

The dates for Ramadan 2018 are 15 May - 14 June. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times of attractions may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Dubai holiday specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.

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, FerrarisFerraris, and Bentleys
  • The Dubai metro covers 47 miles, a Guinness World Record for the longest fully automated metro network in the world
  • 1 out of every 4 of the world’s cranes are located inare in Dubai
  • 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 Gulf of Oman and bordered by desert, the weather in Dubai can get extremely hot. From the end of September to the start of May, you will encounter a much cooler temperature compared to summer (but it will still feel hotter compared to the UK). Make sure you bring some suitably cool clothing, as the months between May and September will bring about an intense heat with temperatures reaching highs of 54 degrees centigrade. Unfortunately, such extraordinary highs can prevent many outdoor activities during summer days. However, in Dubai they have thought of everything, and you definitely won’t be scratching your head for things to do.

Dubai Holidays 2017/2018

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 £3.50 per room per night, and 15 AED for four-star properties - about £2.50. This fee does not apply to hotels in Fujairah or Ras Al Khaimah.

Please note: Hotel check-in times in Dubai are usually from 3pm. Guests will not have access to their room before this point unless otherwise stated.

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