The opulent emirate of Dubai is a place where the Persian Gulf meets the Arabian Desert, where glamour meets glitz, and where unspoiled beaches and indigo seas meet designer shops and intoxicating nightlife. The perfect place for a hedonistic holiday, it’s also a seductive destination where you can swim with dolphins, camp in the desert and dine at world-class restaurants under the sea or high up in the sky.
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Intimate, luxurious and elegantly laid-back are all words we would use to describe this stunning boutique resort. When you’re not out and about discovering the thrills of Dubai, laze on designer day beds, eat in stylish surroundings and pamper yourself in the Guerlain Spa.
1. Heavenly pampering in one of the exclusive spa treatment suites, each with a private outdoor relaxation area and rain shower.
2. A romantic evening of exquisite French cuisine at STAY by Michelin Star chef Yannick Alléno.
3. Deep-sea fishing trips with a chance to catch tuna, sailfish and bonito.
5 nights from £1,549 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Palm Manor House Premier Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 35% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
One&Only Royal Mirage is a unique resort comprising of three separate and very different hotels. The location close to the best shopping malls and top sites of Dubai is perfect, and yet within the walls of the resort it feels like a haven far from the city. Arabian Court’s intimate courtyard, meandering walkways and fountains create the captivating atmosphere that gives this hotel such a romantic feel. The Residence and Spa offers the utmost seclusion, built unashamedly in the pursuit of totally pampering its guests in the impressive One&Only Spa, and The Palace, a recreation of the splendour and opulence of an Arabian palace, evokes much of the romance and magic of the Arabia of legend.
1. At Arabian Court, Eauzone is a spectacular spot for a special dinner on the beach surrounded by palm trees, where floating seating areas and wooden decks look out over the Arabian Gulf.
2. At the Residence and Spa, the Complete Oriental Treatment in the Hammam is incredibly appealing after a day exploring Dubai.
3. At The Palace, having a private balcony facing the sea offers amazing views right from your king size bed.
5 nights from £1, 199 per person. Based on 2 adult sharing a Deluxe Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
In a dream location on the eastern crescent of The Palm, with views of Dubai’s impressive city skyline, sits Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Showcasing Dubai’s first over-water villas, this resort offers a winning formula of fabulous design, impeccable service and a stunning location. Anantara has brought something innovative and different to the luxury Dubai scene and families in particular love the spacious Thai-style villas, which gently curve around lagoon pools to create a tropical oasis feel. After exploring Dubai - where the wonders are endless - experience deep relaxation at the impressive Anantara Spa, offering soothing therapies from Arabian and Asian origins. Then, prepare to be wowed by the fine dining; Crescendo offers international fare from live cooking stations, while The Beach House is a chilled out venue for Mediterranean cuisine. Mekong specialises in the tastes of the Orient and Bushman’s Australian Grill (our favourite) serves the most sumptuous steaks in Dubai.
Anantara fits the bill as an idyllic urban escape, with easy access to all of the highlights of Dubai from the Aquaventure Water Park to the Burj Khalifa and various shopping malls - this is a city, and a resort, quite unlike anywhere else in the world.
5 nights from £829 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Standard Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary Half Board on selected dates
JA Palm Tree Court, Dubai
Dubai is quite unlike any other destination – a doorway into Arabia and a thriving metropolis to explore. Right on the edge of a spectacular desert, it’s also home to a stunning coastline, which makes it a great destination for sailing and watersports, and it’s famed for its ultra-luxury hotels, fine dining and fabulous shopping. For those in search of some serious heat, and an intriguing insight into the Dubai lifestyle, JA Palm Tree Court is a fantastic option.
From the minute you arrive at JA Palm Tree Court you will be astounded with the wealth of facilities on offer and the inviting stretch of beach. We adore the spacious luxury suites that are big enough for families to share with gorgeous views out to the ocean or verdant landscaped gardens all around. The hotel is perfectly located for making the most of the sea, with windsurfing and kayaking, playing a round of golf in the sunshine at the 9-hole championship course, or discovering the beauty of the desert. You’ll also be right on the fringe of the city for exploring the highlights and hitting the incredible restaurant scene.
JA Palm Tree Court is a great place for a lazy afternoon, following a morning spent sight-seeing in the city. Cool off in the swim-up pool bar and in the evening have dinner at Divaz, a floating restaurant, before going to White Orchid Lounge for cocktails, live entertainment and amazing Asian fusion cuisine.
5 nights from £849 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Junior Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 35%