Flights to Dubai
Flights to Dubai are only seven hours long, making it one of the UK’s closest winter sun destinations.
Home to the world’s tallest building and biggest shopping malls, Dubai is a city of extravagance and excess. Packed with spectacular five star hotels, impressive restaurants and great bars, the region has gained popularity as both a holiday and stopover destination.
Near the Dubai creek, visitors can travel by traditional Abra boat to visit the many stalls and markets in Deira and Bur Dubai. From the famous gold souk to the fish market, there’s always an opportunity to haggle and find a good bargain. Shopaholics will also find refuge in the city’s malls, including the recently built Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates, which are lined with high street and designer shops.
Outside the city, popular tourist pursuits include four wheel drive excursions to the desert and boat trips around the coastline. For those with a strong stomach and a sense of adventure, dune bashing trips are a great way to explore the landscape while enjoying a fairly hair-raising ride.
After your flights to Dubai you’ll want a bite to eat, and luckily the city isn’t short of great restaurants. From traditional Indian curries to delicious local cuisine, there’s a vast range of choices available to suit all budgets. Try the restaurants at the Madinat souk to enjoy your evening meal under the lights of the famous Sailboat Hotel.
High quality hotels are also plentiful in Dubai and renowned for their luxury. Properties such as The Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Atlantis cater for families with on-site water parks and play areas. Meanwhile, The Address chain is ideal for couples and honeymooners seeking an exclusive romantic getaway. For good value flights to Dubai, Carlton Leisure’s prices start from just £216 GBP for a return trip from any major UK airport.