A Dubai holiday is just 7 hours flying time from the UK and with virtually guaranteed year-round sunshine, a holiday to Dubai is the perfect destination for a mini break, fun-filled Dubai family holiday or a stopover as part of a multi centre trip.
Sculpted out of the desert, it is a superb mix of old arabic tradition and modern state-of the-art; from bedouin camps in the sands, gold souks and wooden dhow trips along the creek to mega skyscrapers, huge shopping malls for tax free shopping and fine dining restaurants that many a celebrity chef have put their name to. Sightseeing opportunities are endless and let’s not forget the stunning beaches - perhaps consider splitting your holiday with time spent in the city followed by a relaxing stay soaking up the sun and taking advantage of the many water sports on offer.
Dubai All-Inclusive Holidays are becoming more and more popular due to the cost of food and drink in Dubai. At JA Resorts, 3 of their Dubai Hotels have all-inclusive options, with Dubai's orignal all-inclusive holiday at JA Jebel Ali Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court.
Whatever you choose, there really is something for everyone. For more information about what to do on your Dubai Holidays, click here.
Must Do In Dubai
Shopping in Dubai is famous for many things but in particular its Gold and Diamonds. From traditional souks to fine jewellery stores, there will be something for you. Don't forget to haggle! Dubai shopping, like our own January sales has the Dubai Shopping Festival. A month long event which combines fabulous sales and events.
See what's on in Dubai
Before you book your holiday to Dubai, it is advisable to look at what's on in Dubai to either maximise your stay, or in some occasion avoid it. Dubai hotel prices can increase during major conferences or events going on and it will affect the Dubai Hotel availability and so the cost of the room. Dubai organises some famous sporting events that are not to be missed such as Dubai Desert Classic, Dubai World Cup and the Dubai Rugby 7's. It is worthwhile checking out the Dubai Calendar.
Dubai Desert Safari & BBQ Dinner
If you are going to do an excursion in Dubai, a Desert Safari is a must. You will depart your hotel mid afternoon and make your way into the desert where you will experience an unparalleled adventure over the sunkissed golden sand dunes in a 4x4 vehicle followed by a magical evening in a traditional Bedouin camp.
Weather in Dubai
The Dubai weather is probably the biggest reason for travellers to have a holiday in Dubai. The hottest month in Dubai is August with average temperatures of 41°C and the coolest in January at 23°C with the most daily sunshine hours in June. The most rainfall is in the month of February with an average of 40mm of rain. In our opinion the best months to have a Dubai holiday are in October, due to the heat has subsided but the sea still has the warmth from the summer months.
Dubai Holiday Top Tips
Book your Trips in Advance
The majority of us tend to book our trips and Excursions when we are in resort, however this sometimes can lead to disappointment as some places and attractions get booked up especially in high season or public holidays. Visiting the tallest building in the world, The Burj Khalifa books up closer to the time, so we strongly suggest researching and booking in advance.
Deals on Meals
Dubai is full of every type of cuisine on the planet and so means that they all are competing for your business. On every night of the week there is a promotion like the infamous "Dubai Brunch" on a Friday. A favourite for many people are the all you can eat buffets which tend to be of a very high 5 star standard with an array of cuisines. Check out Time Out or Zomato before you travel for the latest offers across Dubai.
Having medication with you can be a problem in a few counties and in Dubai you need to be aware that certain medication such as codeine based medicines and some opiates that are OK in the UK, are banned in the UAE. Check online for up to date list of restricted medication in the UAE and carry an official letter from your Doctor.
Getting around is easy
Getting around in Dubai is very easy but not somewhere you would want to walk for too long, especially in the highs of Summer. All hotels and restaurants will call you a taxi and they are metered and generally good value. If you fancy something different then try out the Metro or water taxis.