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If you’re looking for a unique cultural experience in a modern, dynamic country, look no further than a holiday in the United Arab Emirates. This fascinating nation offers everything from golden sands to world-class attractions, not to mention a huge range of architectural marvels. That includes the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, the world’s tallest building.

Despite being a relatively new country – founded in 1971 – the UAE has quickly risen to become a global power, largely thanks to its oil and aviation industries. It’s also one of the safest places to visit on the planet and regularly ranks above the likes of Japan and Austria in terms of crime rate.

In Dubai you’ll find wide stretches of beach, the world’s tallest building, the world’s most luxurious hotel, deserts, super malls and world-class cuisine.

Abu Dhabi is the cultural heart of the UAE and is home to a relaxed harbour area, as well as souks, excellent restaurants and a fascinating history.

For a relaxing holiday, visit Ras Al Khaimah, while Fujairah is ideal for 4x4 desert treks where you can finish the day with a traditional Berber feast.

Discover quality of life during your United Arab Emirates holidays

Whether basking in the tropical desert climate, shopping in some of the world’s best malls, exploring cultural landmarks or dining on delicious food fit for royalty, there really is something to suit everyone’s taste during your UAE holiday. If you wish to enjoy the finer things in life then you will be awed by the quality of luxury goods and services on offer, something that no other country comes close to.

At Hayes & Jarvis, we’ve been helping our guests plan their dream holidays in United Arab Emirates for over 65 years. This experience and knowledge of the state is what sets us apart from other travel agents. Since there are so many things to do in UAE, it really pays to know the area when planning out your itinerary.

We offer a range of different holiday packages in United Arab Emirates – from our Dubai and Abu Dhabi Multi Centre to our Dubai and the Maldives Holiday – each geared towards people looking to enjoy incredible architecture, white sand coastlines, unique cultural experiences, or a combination of all the best bits.

Destination Highlights

  • Explore the ultra-modern architecture and incredible nightlife of Dubai, the prosperous business hub of the Middle East
  • Learn about the storied history and rich cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi, the nation’s capital city
  • Visit Ras Al Khaimah, renowned for its pristine beaches and golf courses stretching across the Arabian Gulf
  • Experience the best of Arabian hospitality while visiting the picturesque emirates of Fujairah and Ajman

Great sample itineraries


Get inspired and browse our most popular United Arab Emirates holidays below to give yourself some food for thought. We can tailor any of our UAE itineraries to create a bespoke trip just for you.

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Dubai And Abu Dhabi Multi Centre Holiday

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,699 PP
There are so many reasons to book our Dubai and Abu Dhabi multi-centre holiday. Think bustling city experiences paired with...
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City holidays
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South Africa And Dubai Holiday

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,299 PP
Pair together a luxurious stay in Dubai and an awe inspiring getaway in South Africa, on our Dubai and South...
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Wildlife holidays
Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles

Abu Dhabi And Seychelles Holiday

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,699 PP
Abu Dhabi the capital city of the United Arab Emirates is located only a one hour drive from Dubai. Abu...
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Multi centre holidays

Dubai And Maldives Twin Centre Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,999 PP
Experience two completely contrasting destinations in one holiday on our Dubai and the Maldives multi-centre. Take in the bright lights...
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Couples Holidays

Our favorite hotels


Browse our favourite places to stay in United Arab Emirates below. Let us know if you’ve spotted somewhere else you’d like to stay and we’ll add this to your UAE holiday package.

Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

An elegant hotel from a world-famous chain offering a luxurious beachfront experience on the beautiful beaches of Saadiyat Island; The...
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Guide Price £759
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Abu Dhabi

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Perfectly situated on a private beach front overlooking Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is an architecturally striking...
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Guide Price £799
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Dubai

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Situated on the world famous Jumeirah Beach and adjacent to the magnificent Dubai Marina, the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection occupies an...
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Guide Price £1,449
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Dubai

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

This luxurious hotel is designed to resemble a traditional Bedouin encampment. Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis,...
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Guide Price £3,219
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Explore United Arab Emirates

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours.

Flight Time

Approx. 6-7 and a half hours depending on your UAE destination. Direct flights are available from London to Qatar with Qatar Airways, Dubai with Emirates, and Abu Dhabi with Etihad.

Currency

AED - United Arab Emirates dirham.

Visa Information

British citizens may require a visa to travel to certain areas in the UAE.

Language

Arabic and English are widely spoken.

Health Info

Specific vaccinations are not required for travel to the UAE. However, we do recommend you contact your GP for up to date vaccination information and requirements.

From exhilarating theme parks, racing F1 tracks, 4x4 dune safari and reaching the top of the highest building in the world to luxurious golf and spa breaks, incredible cuisine, shopping and experiencing how these now desert escapes used to be means a United Arab Emirate holiday truly has something for everybody.

Red Rush water slide, Dubai

Theme Parks

Adventure and thrill seeking experiences are endless. A day at Ferrari World, home to the fastest roller coaster in the world before zooming around the famous Formula One race track in Abu Dhabi. Dubai Parks and Resort are a great option for family days out with different theme parks to suit all ages. Head to the water at one of the UAE's water parks. Yas Water world will see you zipping down and around endless slides, where as Aquaventure at Atlantis the Palm will see you seek relaxation in the lazy river before luring you to great heights to make the Leap of Faith.

Jeep Safari, Middle East

Desert sports and adventure

4x4 dune bashing along the endless sand structures combines old and new. You'll soon retreat for dinner under the stars in a traditional Bedouin tent.

Dhayah Fort, Ras Al Khaimah

Historical sites

Take in the grand mosques, historic forts and castles, museums and displays of cultural heritage across the UAE. Ras Al khaimah is a perfect host to visit the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Ancient ornaments can be found here and the museum is considered the wealthiest monumental museum in the UAE.

Natalie, Destination Specialist

“Despite being a tourist hub for people from all over the world, if you’ve never been on holiday in the UAE then it’s likely that you don’t know too much about the country. In fact, few people realise the sheer range of activities and experiences that this wonderful country offers, whether that’s exploring ultra-modern cities, relaxing in beach resorts, or even taking a trip out to spot wildlife in the Arabian Desert.”

 

Natalie
Destination Specialist
Valerie, Destination Specialist

Less than ten minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi sits the incredible cultural centre known as Saadiyat Island. Surrounded by spotless white sand and cerulean waters, here you’ll find a smattering of world-class museums, galleries and restaurants.”



Valerie
Destination Specialist

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