Dubai & Maldives
Travel 01 Jul 2019 - 17 Mar 2020
Book by 30 Jun 2019
Saving £1443 per person
- 5 nts Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai - in a popular room
- 7 nts Atmosphere Kanifushi - All Inclusive, The Maldives - in an sunset beach villa with all inclusive
- All inclusive in Maldives
- Flights to Dubai and onwards to Maldives with Emirates, accommodation throughout, return private road and shared sea plane transfers and prepayable taxes. A weekend surcharge of £25 per person applies for travel on Friday, Saturday or Sunday in either direction.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
in a popular room
Say hello to The Greens our latest addition to the Zabeel House family. Make yourself at home in our urban nexus right next door to Dubai’s innovative media hub.
in an sunset beach villa with all inclusive
Stunning detached villas and suites are spread idyllically along a mesmeric 2km long turquoise lagoon and surrounded by tall palms and lush tropical vegetation
Flights to Dubai and onwards to Maldives with Emirates, accommodation throughout, return private road and shared sea plane transfers and prepayable taxes. A weekend surcharge of £25 per person applies for travel on Friday, Saturday or Sunday in either direction.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
in a popular room
This ever-changing Emirate is like nowhere else on the planet and features eye-catching architecture, scintillating tax-free shopping, incredible attractions, beautiful beaches, glamorous bars and restaurants as well as ancient traditions and the silently shifting sands of the dramatic desert interior.
Over the last few decades Dubai has undergone huge growth and has evolved from a small Gulf trading centre to one of the world's most spectacular and futuristic urban destinations. While for many the beaches are the main attraction, there are so many other places of interest and activities to occupy you as well as a wide variety of places to stay. Whatever you choose to see or do and wherever you opt to lay your head, it's cheap and easy to get around, either by taxi or metro, ensuring you can see as much as possible, should you wish to do so.
For a glimpse of times past, head to Dubai Creek. Here, ancient dhows ply the busy waters which flow past ochre coloured houses and souks humming with activity and bargaining banter. In Downtown Dubai crane your neck for a view of the Burj Khalifa before whizzing to its observation decks on the 124th, 125th and 148th floors for staggering skyline views. Here also, you can watch water dance at the Dubai Fountains; shop, dine and play at the vast Dubai Mall or head to the Dubai Opera for a diverse range of world-class concerts and musicals.
If you’re looking for a beach base, then Jumeirah will definitely do with its nine miles of coastline, iconic hotels, shops, private beach clubs and Wild Wadi Waterpark. Set back from the sand is The Walk, a pedestrianised area of shops, bars and restaurants at Jumeirah Beach Residence (or JBR as it’s known). Close by is man-made Dubai Marina, a buzzing enclave with lots of trendy and upscale eateries. Take time also to explore the Palm Jumeirah, the famed man-made island resembling a palm tree. If you’re not staying at one of the many resorts on The Palm, public transport gives easy access to the fantastic dining options and amazing leisure attractions. Jebel Ali, which sits in an outlying district, is another great spot for lazy days beside the sea, while also close to the thrilling rides and family fun of Dubai Parks™ and Resorts.
In a city that boasts the world's largest shopping mall and an annual Shopping Festival, it's no surprise that Dubai is paradise for shopaholics! As well as the vast modern malls that dot the city, there's plenty of old-fashioned Arabian shopping to be found in the souks of Deira and Bur Dubai.
For those who like to be active there's plenty of outdoor, or indoor, sporting pursuits on offer, including all manner of watersports, a spectacular selection of golf courses, an indoor ski slope, ice rink, several water parks with fun for all the family and don't miss the opportunity to get out into the desert, even if for just a few hours. Dubai also boasts a top calendar of annual sporting events including leading tennis and golf tournaments, the world's richest horse race - the Dubai World Cup along with international cricket matches.
Visitors to Dubai will also discover a superb spread of top-quality restaurants and celebrity chefs with cuisine from all around the globe as well as contemporary bars, many with superlative views. Some of the best establishments are found within the numerous luxury hotels with most offering several options. The Madinat Jumeirah complex and souk has an array of restaurants and shops while the big malls also have lots of eateries, including fast food options.
in an sunset beach villa with all inclusive
Escape to these Indian Ocean gems and prepare to be dazzled by flawless white powdery beaches enveloped by shimmering turquoise waters, vivid coral reefs and some of the most incredible underwater life on our planet. It's the ultimate beach escape.
The 1,200 islands of the Maldives are spread out over 26 coral atolls and every resort has its own private island with one for every occasion and budget be it romantic barefoot luxury, tiny hideaways, adult-only havens or larger all inclusive resorts with abundant facilities for all ages to enjoy. The scenic splendour isn't blotted by high rise hotels as accommodation is usually in low rise buildings, rustic garden or beachfront bungalows and overwater villas.
If you're not lazing on the sands chances are you'll be taking a dip in the warm, clear waters or perhaps trying your hand at watersports, such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. You'll find dive centres at most resorts for those wishing to explore the renowned underwater coral gardens that are home to turtles, manta rays, sharks and brightly coloured fish of all shapes and sizes. If diving's not for you, choose a resort with a house reef accessible from the beach and within a few steps off the shore you can view the wonders of the deep with just a snorkel and mask.
Many islands offer cruises to uninhabited islands for a true Robinson Crusoe experience; fishing trips in search of the catch of the day or sunset cruises around uninhabited islands which is a blissful way to end the day. Excursions are also available from many of the speedboat accessible resorts to the tiny capital, Male, where there's shopping opportunities as well as the chance to see real life away from the tourist islands.
Over the years the Maldives has become synonymous with peace and serenity that comes from being far away from urban life. Spas are a natural extension of that tranquility, ensuring an even deeper sense of utter relaxation and as each of our featured resorts has its own spa why not indulge and treat yourself to some pampering or rejuvenation.
Whilst most resorts have bars, some live music and a few larger ones even have small nightclubs, the Maldives is not a destination for party animals. For many, evenings in the Maldives offer the chance to sit back enjoy tropical themed drinks and mouthwatering cuisine in simply stunning surroundings. Look out for our all inclusive hotels, which provide an opportunity to do as much or as little as you like and are perfect if you like to plan your holiday budget.