Why is Summer?
With a myriad of malls of every size and shape (including the world's largest) and shops of every nature, craft and ware - the biggest brands and most prestigious names in the world, all have a home in Dubai. From exclusive boutique shopping experiences to large-scale shopping sprees; Dubai hosts plenty of shopping incentives; including the famous Dubai Summer Surprises, packing a world of special shopping delights.
Families receive special treatment in Dubai, with child-friendly facilities everywhere and countless attractions for the young and young at heart. Children get to choose from a vast array of fun entertainment options and activities that range from amazing state-of-the-art water parks to role-playing adventures like KidZania. From dolphin encounters to SEGA Republic and the Dubai Aquarium; Dubai is a paradise for families.
Eating in our eating out, Dubai offers a variety of delectable dining options that few places in the world can match. From haute cuisine taken to the heights of Michelin-starred chefs to fast food joints that don't skimp on quality ingredients, the variety of cuisine in Dubai caters to every palate and every pocket. And with stunning decor to match, many of Dubai's eateries are a spectacular destination in their own right. Prepare to tantalise your taste buds with some of the world's finest bites - in Dubai there'll be no shortness of exciting dining pursuits.
Whether you're based in a beach resort with sprawling white sands to call your own, or you're in a city hotel just a short shuttle or taxi ride away from the turquoise glory of Jumeirah Beach, Dubai boasts the perfect locations for seaside recreation. Try your hand at a variety of exciting water sports, dive down to discover a colourful underwater world, stroll down the vibrant The Walk or top up your tan on sheer beach perfection.
Adventurous souls, daredevils and sports enthusiasts will find in Dubai the perfect playground to live out their wildest pursuits. From desert safaris and sandboarding opportunities, to indoor skiing, go-kart racing, quad-biking and thrilling water sports, Dubai offers it all. You can make a splash in Aquaventure, book your ticket to attend a sporting event or tee off in beautifully landscaped golf championship courses.
There's a wealth of culture and tradition to be discovered in Old Dubai, from crossing the Dubai Creek in a traditional abra to browsing the souqs and visiting the Dubai Museum and the Al Fahidi historical district to learn more about Dubai's past and the fusion of cultures that are now part of its fabric.
Dubai is a city that loves any excuse for a celebration. More particularly, the Dubai Summer Surprises extravaganza kicks off with a calendar of extraordinary events lined up from July to August. From fun family activities like the ones found at Modhesh World to special shows, discounts and offers for holidaymakers of all ages during Ramadan and Eid, there's no better place to celebrate.
Dubai is home to almost as many world-class spas as it is to luxury five-star hotels. This means you'll have a really extensive and varied selection of relaxing venues in which to be pampered and treated to an array of beauty treatments and massages. With your wellbeing in mind you'll be able to select from a vast array of indulging options - from a simple head massage to a full detox programme with special diet included.
The futuristic skyline of Dubai is undoubtedly, one of the emirates' most eye-catching and awe-striking marvels. The world's largest skyscraper is here and you simply can't miss it - majestically standing out among the crowd, rising tall against the background; the Burj Khalifa Tower is a wonder of its own. But there is so much more to feast your eyes on, with man-made beauties like Palm Island, Burj Al Arab and The Dubai Mall all being amazing feats of architecture worthy of admiration.
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Perfection is synonymous with this stunning property on Dubai's Palm Island
- There are 10 restaurants and bars serving a variety of cuisine from all over the globe
- Boasting the Talise Ottoman Spa, where guests can indulge in a host of relaxing treatments and therapies
- 300 AED SPA credit per person per stay for the hotel SPA
- Unlimited access to Wild Wadi Park plus free shuttle service to a selection of Dubai Shopping Malls
With over 20 restaurants and bars, you will be amazed by the variety of fine fare on offer to enhance your holiday.
- Complimentary services include a 1-2 hour scuba diving session
- Free Half Board on selected dates
- Venture next door with complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Water Park to cool yourself from the summer sun
Be sinfully self-indulgent and stay at an outrageously luxurious resort on Dubai's exclusive The Palm. You'll be basking in luxury from dawn to dusk.
- stay on the famous Palm in Dubai and enjoy stunning views over the skyline
- choose to upgrade to an amazing Ultra-All-Inclusive experience in the hotel
- Recieve complimentary boat transfers to iconic Dubai Marina or a free shuttle bus to Mall of the Emirates
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