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.
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.
South Africa And Dubai Holiday
Abu Dhabi And Seychelles Holiday
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.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Explore United Arab Emirates
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
Our United Arab Emirates destinations
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