Dubai Holidays

Record breaking Arabian beach city

One of world travel's most luxurious holiday destinations, Dubai is iconic for its architecture, beaches, high-end hotels, and excellent weather year-round. Experience authentic Arabian glamour in a futuristic setting, where glistening malls, gourmet restaurants and amazing kids’ attractions all vie for your attention.

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 30% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,382 per person

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One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 10% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,374 per person

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JA Palm Tree Court

5* out of 5 stars

  • All Inclusive Rate Reduction
  • Up to 40% saving

5 nights All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £1,228 per person

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Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites

5* out of 5 stars

  • 20% saving

5 nights Ultra All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £1,226 per person

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 30% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £904 per person

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Raffles The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • August Campaign

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,038 per person

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Address Beach Resort

5* out of 5 stars

  • 35% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,236 per person

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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • 30% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,165 per person

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W Dubai The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Half Board Rate Reduction
  • Up to 48% saving
  • Flash sale 10%

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,002 per person

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The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 46% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,060 per person

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W Dubai - Mina Seyahi

5* out of 5 stars

  • Half Board Rate Reduction
  • Guaranteed Early check in (from 08am) /Late check until 06pm
  • Complimentary upgrade to Marvelous Room

5 nights Half Board Dine Around including British Airways flights from £1,599 per person

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary upgrade to Half Board
  • Up to 40% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,176 per person

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Address Dubai Marina

5* out of 5 stars

  • 20% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including British Airways flights from £1,037 per person

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Address Boulevard

5* out of 5 stars

  • 20% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including British Airways flights from £1,177 per person

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • 35% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,217 per person

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One&Only The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 10% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £2,126 per person

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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 40% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £897 per person

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

A sleek, chic Pearl Jumeira escape with a 450 metre private beach: indulge in sun, sea and sky inspired designs or soothe yourself at Nikki Spa by ESPA.

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including British Airways flights from £1,116 per person

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Jumeirah Mina A Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Happy Hour (Pay 1 Get 1 free drink)
  • Up to 30% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,356 per person

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Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Happy Hour (Pay 1 Get 1 free drink)
  • Complimentary upgrade to Arabian Summer House - Lagoon Deluxe

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,425 per person

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Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Happy Hour (Pay 1 Get 1 free drink)
  • Up to 30% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,391 per person

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Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

  • 25% saving
  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,018 per person

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Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 40% saving
  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £967 per person

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Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection

4* out of 5 stars

  • Unlimited access to all parks

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,017 per person

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Resort credit US$ 100 per room per stay
  • Up to 25% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,721 per person

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Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Happy Hour (Pay 1 Get 1 free drink)
  • Up to 30% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,596 per person

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JA Lake View Hotel

5* out of 5 stars

  • Summer All Inclusive saving

5 nights Standard All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £920 per person

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Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection by Marriott

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 3 hours free drinks at Polo Lounge
  • Up to 35% saving

5 nights Half Board including British Airways flights from £1,063 per person

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Grosvenor House

5* out of 5 stars

  • 10% saving
  • Complimentary Half Board

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £922 per person

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Grand Hyatt Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • 30% saving

5 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £745 per person

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FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 20% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,435 per person

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Fairmont The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • Up to 50% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £923 per person

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Caesars Palace Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

  • 10% saving

5 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £1,514 per person

Luxury holidays in Dubai

Your Dubai holiday will be one of utter refinement and elegance. Our collection of the most exclusive Dubai hotels will cater to your every whim. With world-class restaurants, bars and cafés, you could be exploring the old town by day and relaxing in some of the most sophisticated establishments in the Middle East by night. Imagine dining in the clouds, with the grand metropolis below, as you prepare for high tea in the world's tallest building.

For luxury holidays to Dubai, let Kenwood Travel offer you a bespoke package. We've been leaders in the UK travel industry since 1977, and are Dubai travel specialists. As one of the premier tour operators when it comes to holidays in the Middle East, let us build you the Dubai holiday of a lifetime, whether you’re looking for a Dubai all-inclusive holiday, an incredible Half Board Offer, or even a family holiday with free places for kids.  

10 great reasons to holiday in Dubai

  • Dubai is a fantastic destination for families, couples, and single travellers
  • Some of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels are in Dubai
  • Dubai has some of the most amazing water parks and theme parks in the world
  • You can enjoy exciting excursions like desert safari or sand-boarding in Dubai
  • Dubai has many excellent championship golf courses
  • Visit the famous Dubai Creek and gold souks
  • Only a 7-hour flight from the UK with very little time difference
  • Treat yourself to something from the world's largest shopping mall boasting over 1,200 stores!
  • Dine-in world-class restaurants
  • Get a taste of the vibrant Dubai nightlife

Ramadan in Dubai

The majority of local people in Dubai are Muslim, so Ramadan is a prominent event in the Emirate. Ramadan’s timing is lunar and therefore not fixed in terms of the western calendar. Ramadan is the month of fasting when Muslims abstain from all food, drinks and smoking from dawn to dusk. As a sign of respect, visitors are also expected to refrain from consuming these items in public places during the daylight hours of this month. Ramadan is from 22nd March – 21st April 2023 and 10th March – 9th April 2024. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply.

If you are a non-fasting visitor to Dubai, your international hotel or resort will provide food and beverage outlets during the day. Most activities run as normal during Ramadan, so you can visit golf clubs, sports centres, shopping malls and spas. Just make sure you check opening hours before you visit them, as they may vary during the Holy Month. For an authentic experience of the true culture of Dubai, Ramadan is a great time to visit. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.

Public holidays in the UAE

Please note that during religious celebrations and public holidays in the United Arab Emirates, restrictions on the serving of alcohol may be imposed at hotels and restaurants. Food services may also be restricted and opening times may vary. Please check with your Kenwood Travel consultant.

Interesting facts about Dubai

When you begin your Dubai holiday, you’ll be stunned to learn that only three decades ago this showroom of lavish and luxurious architecture was a humble fishing village. Today, wherever you care to look you’ll encounter a city brimming with architectural masterpieces, record-breaking buildings and a world-leading arts scene. Keep reading for more fascinating facts about Dubai.

  • Language – Arabic (hotel staff will speak English)
  • Area – 4,114 sq. kilometres
  • Population – 2,262,000
  • Currency – Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)
  • The Dubai police fleet includes Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bentleys
  • The Dubai metro covers 47 miles, a Guinness World Record for the longest fully automated metro network in the world
  • If you fancy a bit of retail therapy, the Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world, boasting over 1,200 stores
  • Dubai only featured one high-rise building in 1991, now it has over 400 making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the world

Weather in Dubai

Located on the Persian Gulf and bordered by desert, the weather in Dubai gets pretty warm. From the end of September to the start of May, you'll encounter a much cooler temperature compared to summer (but it will still feel hotter than the UK). Be sure to pack sun cream and cool clothing if visiting during summer (May and September). And don't worry if it gets too hot for certain outdoor activities during the day; in Dubai, they've thought of everything with chilled water in swimming pools, high-tech air-con and other refreshing solutions. 

Know before you go 

Please note: Dining restrictions may apply for all hotels in Dubai when complimentary meal plan upgrades are on offer.

Please note: As one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Dubai experiences its fair share of building projects. Dubai holidaymakers are therefore advised that there may be some construction works taking place around the city and beach areas during their holiday. If you would like to know whether your hotel in Dubai will be affected by any construction works, please see the hotel overview description, or speak to your Dubai holiday advisor for more details. 

Please note: The Dubai authorities have levied a Tourism Dirham Tax for all guests. The Fee will be levied per occupied room night and will be stated as a separate line item on the hotel's bill, as presented at the end of the stay. Unfortunately, we are not able to add the tax to your invoice, this can only be paid locally. The amount to be levied will be 20 AED for five-star properties which at the moment translates to approximately £4.30 per room per night.

Please note: Hotel check-in times in Dubai are usually from 3pm. Access to your room before this time will be at the hotel's discretion however if you arrive early into Dubai and want to guarantee a room for your arrival, we recommend booking an additional night.

Please note: Visitors to the UAE travelling with medicine are advised to check the approved list as provided by United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health & Prevention. For certain medications, visitors will be required to submit an online form prior to travel. This is a legal requirement, and visitors found with undeclared medicines run risk of being denied entry into the country.

Top Picks

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Featuring a private beach, the spectacular Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium among a host of other facilities, this iconic resort offers elegance and adventure in one luxury package.

Raffles The Palm

5* out of 5 stars

A luxurious palace located on one of The Palm Jumeirah’s best beaches, Raffles The Palm is a spectacular work of art crafted by some of the greatest artisans in the world.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

5* out of 5 stars

Right at the centre of the vibrant Marina District and steps away from the Walk, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is a luxury beachfront playground in a decadent Dubai setting.

Useful information

  • Local time GMT (+4)
  • Currency Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)
  • Language Arabic
  • Location Persian Gulf Coast
  • Telephone code +971
  • Flying time 7 hours

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Things to do

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Spread over an impressive 25 million square feet, Dubai Parks and Resorts is the first and largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East. This attraction hub is home to three world-class theme parks and a water park, as well as Riverland Dubai - the gateway to Dubai Parks and Resorts with its themed entertainment and cuisine. Fun lovers flock here for the likes of Motiongate™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park. Meanwhile for a stay right in the heart of the action, you’ll also find Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection.

Dubai's Top Attractions

Dubai's Top Attractions

Experience the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, two record-breaking sites in downtown Dubai that you won’t want to miss. The Dubai Mall is the largest in the world, boasting everything from electronics to high fashion boutiques. The Dubai Mall is also home to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, the Dubai Ice Rink, Reel Cinemas and the VR Park.

Burj Khalifa meanwhile is not only the tallest building in Dubai, but the tallest building in the entire world. Standing at a staggering 828 metres high, this towering structure allows visitors to see the sights of Dubai from incredible heights. Visit the world’s highest restaurant on floor 148 or the world’s highest lounge on floor 152, and enjoy the view.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

Another record-breaking attraction in Dubai, the Dubai Mall is the world's biggest. Retail enthusiasts will have a field day here. From electronics to toys and homeware to high fashion boutiques, the choice is endless. Meanwhile the food offering has everything from fast food to fine dining.

But it's not all just about shopping here - the Dubai Mall is also home to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where you can encounter 300 sharks and a myriad of marine species. You'll also find the Dubai Ice Rink, Reel Cinemas, and the VR Park at the Dubai Mall, so you'll never run out of things to do. 

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