- Dubai All inclusive holidays
Unrivalled luxury and guaranteed sunshine have made Dubai a desirable tourist destination. What started out as a desert community has quickly grown into one of the world’s most inviting destinations, especially if you want to experience the ultimate in luxury hotels and restaurants. Dubai is home to the world’s only seven-star hotel, but there’s also plenty to see and do here, too.
It’s best to break up this destination into Old Dubai and New Dubai. In the Old Quarter you will get a real taste of traditional Arabic life, and nowhere is better than the Bastakiya District. Here you will find traditional houses and a vibrant atmosphere filled with cafés and small boutiques. To find out more about the history of Dubai, head to the Dubai Museum. You can’t miss it, it’s the building in the middle of the city with a ship on the roof! The museum incorporates the Al-Fahidi fort, but head underground to the new section that incorporates interactive technology to take you on a tour through the ages.
New Dubai is packed with amazing landmarks, exclusive malls and a thriving business quarter, as well as the Marina and Corniche. One of the newest attractions is the Dubai Water Canal: a 3.2km extension to the Dubai Creek, and a great way to see the city from a completely different viewpoint.
If you want a great day out with the children then the Wonderland Family Fun Park is 18 hectares of fun in the sun, with plenty of water slides to cool everyone down.
Dubai boasts some of the most iconic landmarks in the Middle East. One of these is the incredible Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure. It towers over the city at a vertigo-inducing 828m with 160 floors. It offers viewing areas for those with a head for heights, and a restaurant. The open observation deck is halfway up the tower, and gives you extraordinary panoramic views of the city. Even if you can’t afford to stay here, lunch is an unforgettable experience on Dubai holidays and well worth booking in advance.
Dubai is full of record breaking attractions, including the Dubai Fountain, which is the world’s largest choreographed fountain, and shoots a jet of water 150m into the air. At night, it’s synchronised to a light show and music, and is a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Just off the coast of Dubai are the Palm Islands. These amazing man-made islands are designed to form the shape of a huge palm tree, with the trunk connecting the mainland to three of the world’s largest artificial islands. The islands are designed to attract the rich and famous, with luxury hotels, marinas and complexes.
Dubai was originally a pearl diving village, so there has always been a strong connection to the sea. Today, its marina is home not to pearl diving boats, but some of the world’s most expensive luxury yachts and speedboats. It’s a wonderful location for a walk to see the full majesty of Dubai’s ever changing skyline. If you want to splash the cash, hire a yacht for the day and cruise around the bay.
Dubai does glitz and glamour with real flair. The emphasis is on sophistication and elegance, so expect nightclubs and bars to be flamboyant, luxurious and expensive. Dress codes in bars across the city are rigorously enforced by friendly but firm door staff, so don’t expect to be let in wearing shorts and sandals. The area around the Marina and the Corniche has some of the more refined entertainment locations and upmarket nightclubs, where you will find queues at the door.
Be aware that there are some strict laws governing the nightclubs in Dubai. Bars close at 3am, and you must be over 21 to be served alcohol; although some clubs have a minimum age limit of 25.
Dubai prides itself on putting on a show, and if you’re visiting on a budget then one of the best free shows is the nightly dancing fountain light show. It’s an awe-inspiring sight for younger visitors, too, and happens every evening at Burj Dubai Lake.
There are hundreds of festivals and events throughout the year, ranging from film festivals through to traditional music and dance. Many clubs also host live music events, offering everything from fun tribute bands and alternative rock through to traditional Arabian nights.
Why choose an all-inclusive holiday to Dubai
Dubai all inclusive holidays are a chance to experience the challenges of the desert, with off-road adventures, dune bashing and plenty of adrenaline pumping activities. Diving and water sports are hugely popular, as are big game fishing trips. Outdoor excursions will introduce you to the varied landscape of the Gulf. Like cheap all-inclusive holidays to Dubai? Check out our other amazing deals for Dubai holidays!