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Holidays to Dubai 2017 / 2018

Drop the winter jackets and head for Dubai

With its impressive skyscrapers, colourful nightlife, mountainous adventures, exhilarating theme parks, luxurious beaches and hotels – Dubai is full of greatness and sunshine.

A room with a view

For a once in a lifetime stay, try Atlantis the Palm. The hotel sits on the edge of the Palm Jumeirah and, as the name suggests, has a deep-sea theme. You’ll have access to a water park, aquarium, spa, shopping, private beach, tennis courts, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins and you’ll be spoilt for choice for exquisite restaurants.

Looking for something a little less grandiose? Then visit the XVA Hotel. It’s Arabian style, artistic and antique feel are well suited to its location in Dubai Creek, near the Dubai museum – making it a perfect place to stay for those that want to explore Dubai’s culture.

Zip around on a sleek metro

Dubai’s roadways are not for the faint-hearted, so it’s best to make use of the ultra-efficient metro, which will take you around Dubai at speed.

There is something for everyone in Dubai. If you’re a sun lover, then you can enjoy some of the most luxurious beaches and take a dip in the warm sea, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience some seriously adrenaline-fuelled water sports.

For culture lovers, there are numerous galleries showcasing Arabic art, tea houses, the spice-filled atmosphere of crowded souks, great houses of the Sheiks, Bastakia (old Dubai) and Emirati cuisine to delight the taste buds. Have a head for heights? Then head to the Burj Khalifa, where you can ascend 829.8 metres to the observation deck on the 124th floor so that you can experience the breath-taking city views of Dubai. 

Dubai is a shopper’s paradise, so why not head to the Dubai Mall for some retail therapy and then take a look at the aquarium, boasting 140 species of sea life. For families, there is everything from ice-skating rinks and theme parks to camel rides and sight-seeing tours.

Hot, hot, hot

If you’re planning a holiday in Dubai, be mindful that it’s hot. The summertime is the ideal season to grab a bargain. However, the sea can be 37 degrees and sunbathing is too uncomfortable. So, the best time to visit is October to March, when it’s cooler.

A little bit of Arabic goes a long way

Why not try speaking a little bit of Arabic while you’re in Dubai:

  • Hello – Ahlan
  • Hi – Salam
  • Good Morning – Sabah el kheer
  • Good Bye – Ma’a salama
  • Thank You – Shokran
  • Yes – Na’am
  • No – Laa

Local laws and customs

Please take the time to read the current Government guidelines on respecting local laws and customs in Dubai. Click here to view travel advice.

Co-op Travel can tailor a holiday in Dubai that fits your exact requirements, simply search our Dubai holidays online or call us on 01922 896183.


All prices are based on 2 adults sharing. Prices & availability correct at the time offers were generated and are subject to change at any time.

Dubai – Holiday Destination Information

Key Information: Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for its massively modern and extreme architecture as well as its luxury lifestyle and shopping venues. Dubai is also home to the Burj Khalifa sky-scraper, it is the tallest artificial structure in the world standing at 830m tall.

Ideal Time to Go: Dubai’s high season is November through to March, there tends to be great holiday weather during these months that’s not unbearably hot and certainly not too cold. If you want a cheaper holiday you can book to go during other time of the year and cold weather shouldn’t be a worry, but many people find the climate in Dubai very hot so you should bear that in mind.

Weather: Dubai has a very warm climate with an average annual temperature of 27.6°C. The hottest month in Dubai is August with an average temperature of 36°C. The coolest month in Dubai is January, but even then the average temperature is 19°C. Dubai doesn’t see much rainfall at all, so wet conditions shouldn’t be an issue during your Dubai holiday. Dubai’s wettest month is February with an average 40mm of rain over 6 days. But other months in Dubai are far drier and see no rain at all or very little if any.

Flight Time: A direct flight from London to Dubai takes around 7 hours.

Places to Go on Your Dubai Holiday

Dubai is an extraordinary place that is very holiday-goer friendly and there are many astonishing sights to come across in Dubai. Here are our top picks:

  • Burj Khalifa – This astonishing piece of architecture is the world’s tallest artificial structure. It’s worth going to see this during your Dubai holiday as it’s not every day you get the chance to see such magnificence.

  • Ski Dubai – This indoor ski resort makes for a perfect family day out during your Dubai holiday. It has 22,500 square metres of indoor ski area and is part of the Mall of Emirates, one of the largest shopping centres in the world.

  • Palm Jumeirah – These beautiful artificial islands are perfect for relaxing and taking in the sun on your Dubai holiday. They’re gorgeous to look at and make for a really enjoyable place to let loose


How to Get There

Cheap flights to Dubai are available from airports all over the UK, all major city airports fly to Dubai. Direct flights are available and recommended as they will save you a lot of travel time, however, you may want to consider an indirect flight if it works out cheaper than going direct.

Read more about things to do in Dubai in our blog.

If you're still not convinced, then check out our top 7 reasons to visit Dubai here.

Holiday Activities in Dubai

A Dubai holiday offers one of the most spectacular waterfronts in the world. For centuries an important trading post, its modern history dates from the 18th century. Although many of its old buildings have disappeared under modern developments, Dubai holidays offer a glimpse of traditional Arabian life in the charming old town area, at the marine end of Dubai creek, north of the Palm Islands. Here, you’ll discover the covered Souks, wooden water taxis and boat trips to the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary. The magnificent Jumeirah Mosque is one of several in the city, but is the only one open to non-Muslims. This is a breath-taking place which we highly recommend you visit if you are booking a holiday to Dubai.

A holiday in Dubai is suitable for everyone, whether you are looking for a relaxing family holiday in Dubai or an exciting break. Families can experience the enjoyable water parks, fascinating aquariums, stunning city tours and more. For the young singles, there are exciting nightclubs, lively bars and spectacular fountain shows at the renowned Dubai Mall. 

Holidays in Dubai allow you to experience the white sands and warm turquoise waters of Jumeirah Beach. Overlooked by the billowing sail of the Burj al Arab, this ten mile stretch of the Arabian Gulf offers safe swimming. There are a range of water sports and a variety of upmarket restaurants, bars and hotels. Dubai holidays are a popular choice with families, who can enjoy a range of activities and attractions including a zoo, water park and indoor ski resort. Jeep and camel safaris into the desert are also popular.


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