Arabia Holidays

Almost guaranteed sunshine and incredible manmade wonders – old and new

A landscape simultaneously timeless, yet bursting with modernity, Arabia is a place of contrasts. In parts unshakeably traditional, yet at the same time decadent and extravagant. Relax on the beach, shop ‘til you drop and indulge at the world’s most luxurious hotels.

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Arabia Regions

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Arabia

United Arab Emirates Holidays

Enjoy a magical mix of cultured and forward-looking cities, glorious beaches of soft white sand a...

Oman Holidays

Cardamom-scented souks, rolling desert dunes and off-road rides through mountains; holidays to Om...

Qatar Holidays

From aromatic spices in age-old souks to artificial islands, discover Qatar, one of the wealthies...

Holidays in Arabia

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  • Musandam
  • 5 Star

Arrive in style at one of Oman’s most luxurious resorts, settled within a majestic mountain backdrop.

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  • Muscat
  • 5 Star

A shiny newcomer shaking up the Muscat hotel scene with its striking design.

From £1,066 p/p
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  • Abu Dhabi
  • 5 Star

Futuristic design collides with slick luxury and unparalleled Yas Marina Circuit views.

From £761 p/p
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  • Dubai
  • 5 Star

A great value beach hotel with a superb location on ‘The Walk’.

From £860 p/p
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  • Ras al Khaimah
  • 5 Star

An Arabian fortress of decadent pool villas for luxury desert escapism.

From £1,637 p/p
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  • Qatar
  • 5 Star

An indulgent hotel in the style of an Arabian palace, with a sumptuous spa and private beach.

From £793 p/p
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  • Abu Dhabi
  • 5 Star

This magnificent hotel is a palace of Arabian culture and ever-ready service.

From £1,141 p/p
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  • Dubai
  • 5 Star

An exquisite hotel with plush Indian-inspired design and fantastic city views.

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  • Muscat
  • 5 Star

The most central of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa’s hotels and home to CHI, The Spa.

From £1,307 p/p
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  • Muscat
  • 5 Star

One of Muscat’s most distinguished hotels with a reputation for exceptional personalised service.

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From thrilling dune drives to natural hot springs and raw beauty to dazzling architecture, Arabia is an intriguing region of contrasts; make the most of it with a tour

From the sparkling high-rises of Abu Dhabi and ever-ambitious Dubai to the stark, rugged beauty of Oman, this whole region is a land of contrasts: where ancient history blends with modern sensibilities and raw beauty with dazzling architecture. With an independent tour, you can discover some of Arabia’s most enchanting areas – including Muscat, Nizwa, Jebel Shams, Jebel Akhdar and Wahiba – enjoying the stunning mountain scenery, history and local culture on a flexible itinerary. A flexible tour means you can tailor make your holiday, choosing the length of time you stay and where – perhaps a night in a luxury camp so you can explore the Omani desert? – plus any excursions. You could go on a thrilling dune driving experience at Wahiba Sands before visiting a local Bedouin family; drive through the date palms to Nakhal Fort and its nearby hot springs; and see some of the country’s oldest mud brick homes in the historic village of Al Hamra.

Our recommended Arabia tours

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Highlights of Doha

Join a half-day private tour of Doha to see two celebrated highlights — the Katara Cultural Village and Souq Waqif. You’ll be collected from your hotel to visit the Katara Cultural Village, celebrating Middle Eastern art, theatre, literature, and music. Here, you’ll see the splendid Masjid of Katara, the Public Art Centre, the Greek-inspired amphitheatre, the Golden Mosque, Pigeon Towers and Katara Plaza. Next is the Souq Waqif, a busy marketplace where you’ll tour the stable, camel pen, falcon souq, and the spices and dry fruits market. You’ll see handicrafts and textiles and catch the intoxicating scent of the perfume market.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Explore Qatar

Discover The Pearl, a magnificent artificial island, and the city of Lusail on a half-day private tour. You’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to The Pearl. On arrival, you’ll tour the island, visiting its main areas, including Porto Arabia, the central shopping area based on a modern Mediterranean district. The Qanat Quartier evokes Venice with its canals and piazzas, and there are even more shops and restaurants to find at Medina Centrale. Next, you’ll tour Lusail, the second-largest city in Qatar. You’ll see the Katara Tower, stroll along the Marina Promenade, and see where the World Cup action unfolded in 2022 at the city’s stadium.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Desert Safari

Explore the Qatari desert on an exhilarating half-day Land Cruiser tour. You’ll be collected from your hotel and head towards the dunes, stopping to deflate the tyres in preparation for the sandy terrain. Over a couple of hours, you’ll take a thrilling adventure over the dunes to the Inland Sea, stopping for photos and refreshments. The Inland Sea lies at the entrance to the Persian Gulf Sea, a desert landscape where dunes meet azure waters and a unique ecosystem where sea turtles, ospreys, cormorants, flamingos, desert foxes and oryx stop by.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Desert Safari & BBQ Beach Dinner

Spend an afternoon and evening on a dune-bashing adventure in the magnificent Qatari desert. Your Land Cruiser will collect you from your hotel, and you’re bound for the dunes, stopping to deflate the tyres to get your vehicle ready for some dune bashing. After an exhilarating thrill ride over the desert, you’ll visit the place where the sands meet the sea and spend time at a beach camp where there’s time for swimming before a BBQ dinner.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Doha Sunset Cruise

Join a group for a tour of the waters that lap Doha aboard a traditional Dhow just as the sun melts away. Your afternoon begins at Box Park, a trendy shopping and dining spot made of colourful shipping containers. You’ll board a traditional Dhow for a cruise at sunset, admiring the skyline from the water aboard this elegant vessel.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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This experience is subject to a minimum of 10 passengers and will be confirmed once the minimum number is reached.

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Dhow Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a memorable evening aboard a Dhow boat with an Arabian BBQ on Safliya Island. A transfer will collect you from your hotel in the late afternoon, where you’ll transfer to Box Park — a shopping and dining district created out of colourful shipping containers. You’ll board a Dhow, cruising the waters for around an hour before reaching Safliya Island, where you’ll disembark for a BBQ featuring authentic Arab dishes.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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This experience is subject to a minimum of ten passengers and will be confirmed once the minimum number is reached.

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Explore the 3-2-1 Museum

Explore the sporting legacy of Qatar and the world on a half-day visit to the 3-2-1 Olympic & Sports Museum. You’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to the 3-2-1 Olympic & Sports Museum. There are seven galleries to explore, including World of Emotion, a Global History of Sport, the Olympics, and the Hall of Athletes. You’ll have the chance to visit the museum’s interactive Activation Zone, where you can track your fortitude, vitality, collaboration, control, and quickness.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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