Why a holiday to Dubai should be on your bucket list

Looking for some inspiration whilst planning your next trip to Dubai? Or if you haven’t been there before then I’m sure this will make you realise why this must be your next destination.

Dubai is a city which never sleeps or stops growing. Over the years it has undergone a complete transformation: from a quiet desert village to the quickest growing economy in the world. Dubai is definitely not just skyscrapers and shopping, but a city which has everything including guaranteed good weather which us Brits constantly moan for.

Dubai continuously aspires to be better. If London has the London Eye, then Dubai has the Ain Dubai – the largest Ferris wheel set to open within the next year. The Ain Dubai is supposed to carry nearly twice as many passengers and be 75 metres taller than the London Eye. It is a place which shocks us every year with new attractions and places bigger and better than anywhere else.


Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, we know there is so much to do. We’ve gathered together Dubai’s greatest highlights and along with our hotel deals and packages you can visit at a price too good to miss.

Dubai Mall


Experience shopping like no where else in the world. Dubai is the home to a shopper’s dream but even if shopping isn’t your favourite hobby, the famous mall is more than just a retail experience. Situated in downtown Dubai, the 13 million square foot mall is the largest in the world and contains 1,200 shops and various entertainment facilities. Visit the 33,000 underwater creatures at the aquarium or skate on the Olympic-sized ice rink. There really is something for everyone including free attractions such as the dinosaur exhibit or admiring the 830m tall Burj Khalifa from below.

And once you get hungry after a busy day then you have over 150 restaurants and cafes to choose from. Or opt to dine by the dancing foundation just outside the mall where you can watch a show with water, sound and light every evening.

Dubai Mall really is another world all under one roof.

Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm


Named the best waterpark in the world with shark filled lagoons, thrilling slides and up-close animal experiences its impossible not to be impressed. Part of the Atlantis The Palm resort, the 141 acre waterpark includes numerous pools, slides, rivers and a children’s area to accommodate all ages. Fight the rapids or whiz down the water slides whilst soaking up some sun. Or if you prefer a more relaxing experience then you can snooze on the lazy river. Aside from passing the sharks and rays in the clear tubed slides, you can get close and personal with ocean life. Interact with the dolphins and sea lions where you can enjoy a swim and even a kiss and cuddle!

Our team of experts found amazing hotel deals to Dubai including tickets to Aquaventure Waterpark. Don’t miss out on these exclusive packages. (See here)

Dubai desert experience


What is a holiday to Dubai without experiencing the original tourist attraction? The Arabian Desert offers not only a variety of amazing desert activities but also a chance to discover traditional Arab culture.  From camel rides to quad biking, sand boarding to 4×4 safari tours, the desert is packed with activities to do.

If the heat becomes too intense then it is a good idea to book a desert activity in the evening. Arrive at camp and watch the sun set whilst indulging in a variety of traditional cuisines. Entertained by belly dancers and sitting under the stars, you can even have the option to camp overnight.

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence


A 1.7km stretch of shops, restaurants and attractions right by the beach, what more could you want? The Walk at JBR is one of the city’s most visited spots and its no wonder why. Shopping in boutique shops and international retailers is accompanied by a beautiful beachfront setting making your shopping experience like no other. Satisfy your taste buds with range of casual and formal restaurants which caters for all budgets. From small food stalls to luxury restaurants and everything in between, eat al fresco whilst watching the street entertainers and appreciating the views.

In a city full of air-conditioning, this outdoor shopping destination may get quite heated but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Its late opening hours mean you can still shop and enjoy a cool evening stroll.

So, if you’re craving heat, beaches, entertainment and luxury living then Dubai should definitely be on your bucket list. And if money is holding you back then worry no more. We find prices so low you’ll think it’s a mistake.

Treat yourself to visit one of the most amazing places in the world at an unbelievable price you can afford. We’ve got some fantastic holiday deals from £444pp.

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