Destination

United Arab Emirates Holidays

East meets West with endless possibility

Where your wildest expectations become reality – the United Arab Emirates and its desert cities will leave you speechless.

Home to some of the best architectural buildings in the world, the UAE is a fantastic, family-friendly destination offering year-round sunshine, unrivalled shopping, and some of the best beaches you’ll ever relax on. Visit glittering Dubai and witness its iconic skyline, before hitting the souks or lounging on the beach. Or, head to Abu Dhabi for temples, luxury hotels, and the shimmering Gulf.

The immaculate golf courses of Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai, the relaxing mangroves of Abu Dhabi, and the beaches of Fujairah are sure to impress even the most discerning traveller. 

Why stop there? Combine your stay in the United Arab Emirates with the tranquil white-sand beaches of the Indian Ocean. Treat yourself to island paradise in Mauritius, or spoil yourself with a week in the Maldives.

Destination Highlights
  • Desert landscapes
  • Modern architectural skylines
  • A range of theme and water parks
  • Iconic buildings and land structures
  • World class luxurious hotels and resorts
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +4 hours.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Information 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.

Top Tips from our Experts

Natalie

Destination Specialist

“Friday’s in Dubai are like no other, the only way to experience a Friday in Dubai is to do a Friday brunch. Bubbalicious at Westin Mina Seyahi is one of the best.”

Emma

Destination Specialist

“Canoeing down the eastern mangroves in Abu Dhabi is very serene, spot wildlife as you go and stop for an obligatory selfie, it’s a stand out contrast from the city life.”

Aveenash

Destination Specialist

“As a keen golfer, I try to test the courses wherever my travels take me. Ras Al Khaimah’s pristine and immaculate golf courses are some of the best I have played on, it was actually the highlight of my trip.”

Our United Arab Emirates destinations

Abu Dhabi Mosque, Middle East

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi
Dubai Skyline, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah
Fujairah shoreline

United Arab Emirates

Fujairah

Fujairah
Camels in the desert

United Arab Emirates

Ajman

Ajman

Types of United Arab Emirates holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The journey will take you no longer than an hour and 30 minutes and easy drive from one city to the next. Day trips to either city or combing a couple of nights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is very simple and you can experience the glitz of Dubai with the greenery and culture of Abu Dhabi. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Abu Dhabi

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The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Abu Dhabi

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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Jetty Lounge

One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai The Palace

Dubai

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One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai The Palace
Unique

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Dubai

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Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

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