A glittering, man-made metropolis on the edge of a desert; a luxury Dubai holiday with Kuoni is experiencing the glamour of Arabia

Step into a sleek, air-conditioned lobby of a hotel where there are lavish chandeliers above you, a fleet of Ferraris and Lamborghinis parked outside, and the world’s tallest building and the most expensive hotel just down the road. This is Dubai – the Arabian city of superlatives where extravagance is the norm. 

Every inch of this ambitious city is engineered to be glamorous and newsworthy. There are few places where you could be drinking tea in a desert tent, eating in gold-filled Michelin-starred restaurants and picking up trendsetting pieces at a futuristic shopping centre all in the same day. Dubai is made for luxury holidays, where you can take your pick between palatial resorts on affluent manmade islands like Palm Jumeirah or city hotels with views of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.

While it might seem like authenticity is harder to come by in a city that is always moving forward, there are experiences that instantly give you a taste of Arabia as it’s always been. Brilliant mosques and spice-filled souks sit beside the glimmer of high rises so you can browse the regal-style jewellery casually on sale in the Gold Souk (where haggling is a normal part of the purchasing process), or stop by the desert just beyond the city to drink tea in a Bedouin tent and ride sunburnt dunes in a 4x4.

Our Personal Travel Experts have been to Dubai and can share their insider knowledge with you. Chat to one of our Dubai experts today to craft your dream Dubai holiday.

  • An easily combinable stopover for a taste of Arabian luxury
  • Shopping for designer brands in the swanky Dubai Mall and haggling for keepsakes in souks
  • Great for families of all ages with beaches and theme parks all in one place
  • Extravagant beachfront hotels with opulent spas and celebrity restaurants
  • Dune bashing, desert safaris and Bedouin camps in the desert.

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Time difference:

GMT +4 hours



Flying time to destination:

6¾ hours

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When to visit

Jan 22°c
Feb 24°c
Mar 26°c
Apr 31°c
May 36°c
Jun 38°c
Jul 39°c
Aug 40°c
Sep 37°c
Oct 33°c
Nov 30°c
Dec 25°c
Further climate information

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New 5* beach hangout in Dubai

Be one of the first to stay at Dubai’s new 5* resort. It’s divided into two zones – family-friendly and adults only – and there are fantastic views over the resort and world class golf course.

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Indian Ocean & Arabia 2019/20