Dubai and Thailand
Travel 01 Jun 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Book by 31 May 2019
Saving £215 per person
- 3 nts Rove City Centre, Downtown Dubai - in a Rover room with breakfast
- 3 nts Rembrandt Hotel & Suites, Bangkok - in a deluxe room
- 7 nts The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort, Hua Hin, Cha Am & Kui Buri - in a superior room
- Flights to Dubai and onwards to Bangkok with Emirates, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes. £30 supplement for travel on Fri, Sat, Sun in each direction.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
in a Rover room with breakfast
Located at the heart of Deira City Centre just minutes from Dubai International Airport, Rove City Centre provides the perfect fuss-free hub for those looking to explore the city.
in a deluxe room
Rembrandt offers superb value and is within strolling distance of the skytrain, street markets and the shops, bars and restaurants of Sukhumvit Road.
in a superior room
The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort is a popular hotel lying on a large stretch of beach close to both Cha Am and Hua Hin.
Why not add excursions in Bangkok? City and Temple tour from £29pp, Bangkok Best Seen By Night from £29pp or Half day Bangkok Discovery with Local Transport from £115pp
Flights to Dubai and onwards to Bangkok with Emirates, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes. £30 supplement for travel on Fri, Sat, Sun in each direction.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
in a Rover room with breakfast
The huge Downtown Dubai development is modern Dubai at its most futuristic and flamboyant and perfectly showcases the Emirate's desire to offer more luxury, glitz and shopping opportunities than anywhere else in the world. Set back from the sea, the area is awash with towering skyscrapers, upscale hotels, the enormous Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Positioned adjacent to the Jumeirah shoreline, the Pearl Jumeirah is a reclaimed island set to become an elite address along the beachfront.
Standing at over 2,716 feet and with more than 160 stories the iconic Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building and is one of Dubai's greatest sights. There are two observation decks at level 125 and 148, the latter being the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, from where you can enjoy simply breathtaking views of the city below and desert beyond. We highly recommend booking tickets in advance as this is a very popular attraction.
The buzzing Downtown Dubai district is also home to the vast Dubai Mall, where you'll find over 1,300 shops and just about every fashion brand in the world. However, the mall is not simply a place to shop as it also has a myriad of other attractions, namely the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo; the Dubai Ice Rink; DubaiDino; KidZania®; cinemas; The Emirates A380 Experience; VR Park, Hysteria and GOAL! There are also around 200 cafes and restaurants, including various food courts and the bustling waterside terrace at the back of the mall, which overlooks the Dubai Fountain.
Set on the 30 acre Burj Lake, the Dubai Fountain features water that jets up to 450ft high and crowds gather to watch the captivating water, music and light performances each evening. It's also possible to book tickets for the Dubai Fountain Lake Ride, ensuring you have front row seats to the world's largest dancing fountain. The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk is the newest addition to the experience, which allows visitors to get even closer to the spectacle by strolling on a floating platform just 30 feet away from the fountains.
Located in the heart of the Opera District in Downtown Dubai, the iconic dhow-shaped building of Dubai Opera is the definitive destination for performing arts in Dubai. A wide variety of performances and events are hosted including theatre, opera, ballet, orchestras, concerts, fashion shows, live entertainment, galleries and art exhibitions.
Besides residences, the man-made Pearl Jumeirah also includes a unique Town Centre retail area, two open beaches, waterfront beach hotels and a promenade of just over a mile linking the development. The location affords spectacular sea views over the Arabian Gulf and the awe-inspiring Dubai skyline.
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Experience a few days in Bangkok to explore this vibrant, sometimes chaotic, metropolis. Wherever you look in this diverse city, you'll see the old and cultured mingling with the bright and the new. Whether it's the stunning opulence of the palaces, the chaos of the streetlife or the extremes of the nightlife, Bangkok offers an experience not to be missed at amazing value for money.
Bangkok is most people's first introduction to this fascinating country and there is really nowhere else quite like it. Love it or hate it, you really must see it! There are fabulous hotels, which offer real value for money. Whether you choose one located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River or one located in the Sukhumvit/city, you will never be far from the shops and culture.
Bangkok's chaotic streets are notoriously crowded with traffic so travelling by road can be painfully slow, but taxis are plentiful and cheap while a journey by tuk tuk is a hair-raising experience not to forget. Alternatively, the clean, cheap and very efficient skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems connect the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city making it easy to navigate your way around.
The city's most famous landmark is the spectacularly elaborate Grand Palace complex, which was the former residence of the Thai royal family but is now used for ceremonial purposes. Incredibly well preserved the complex is home to several impressive buildings including the highly revered Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Other notable temples within the city include the exquisitely decorated Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn) and Wat Pho which houses the 150 foot long Reclining Buddha.
The Chao Phraya River, with its backdrop of temples and hotels, is a constant hive of activity with longtailed speedboats and water taxis whizzing to different points along the river, or heavily laden barges chugging sedately upstream. Join a tour of the river and explore the ramshackle world of criss-crossing canals (klongs) which are lined with precariously perched wooden houses.
Boasting over 50,000 places to eat Bangkok has just about everything on the menu, so whether you choose to sample appetising delights from roadside food sellers or dine out in style you're sure to find something to tantalise your taste buds. Another notable feature of the city is the nightlife, which in recent years has evolved to offer everything from sophisticated rooftop cocktail bars and jazz lounges to chic clubs, microbreweries and so much more.
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Just a few hours by road from Bangkok, Hua Hin is Thailand's oldest beach resort and home to the royal summer palace since the 1920s. There's an air of gentility along with a quiet ambience, long sandy beach and vibrant night market. Neighbouring Cha Am is a sleepy little fishing village which is famed for its fresh seafood and relaxing atmosphere.
Equally popular with young couples and families, tourists and Thai's, Hua Hin features a beautiful, powdery sand beach which is flanked by a range of good value hotels, luxury resorts and world-renowned spas. With three miles of attractive beach it's a delightful place to relax and unwind. While Cha Am may not rival Hua Hin for facilities, it is home to a long casuarina-lined beach, calm turquoise waters and a laid-back atmosphere.
Away from the sand there's much to see and do. Maruekhathayawan Palace is one of the most attractive royal palaces in Thailand; dating back to 1923 it offers a real glimpse of Thailand's royal past. Equally impressive is the striking architecture of the Hua Hin Railway Station, one of the oldest in the country, whose main feature is the Royal Waiting Room. Within easy reach is Pala-U Waterfall which has water cascading down several tiers amid impressive jungle, or alternatively take a day trip to Sam Roi Yot National Park. For sports enthusiasts, Hua Hin is regarded as one of the finest golfing locations in Thailand with numerous top quality courses all within a 30 minute drive.
Hua Hin's vibrant night market is not to be missed, with countless outlets selling freshly cooked food as well as colourful stalls brimming with local handicrafts, souvenirs and clothing. Alternatively visit Hua Hin Floating Market which is more upscale with many shops on the banks of a small, meandering man-made river; or Hua Hin Artist Village which has galleries of arts and antiques.
Dining options, particularly in Hua Hin, are varied and plentiful, be it fast food, Italian, authentic Thai or succulent seafood. Cha Am is all about seafood, particularly along the beachside road, but you will also find a few Thai restaurants with western choices on the menu. When it comes to nightlife, most tastes are also catered for in Hua Hin with a choice of sophisticated wine bars and casual retreats where you can relax with a glass or two of your favourite tipple, to bustling bars and late night clubs.
Kui Buri is half an hour's drive south of Hua Hin and is a peaceful, underdeveloped area home to numerous fishing villages and a gorgeous stretch of virgin beachfront. Within an hour's drive of the resort is the little-visited Kui Buri National Park, which protects around 300 wild elephants - the largest concentration in Thailand.