Middle East


Holidays to Dubai, with the amazing ability to create only the best of everything Dubai is home to some of the world’s most exciting attractions. What could be more different than to go skiing in the desert at the famous indoor ski resort for the more adventurous visitor.

With Dubai situated next to the Arabian Sea there are also plenty of water activities including deep sea fishing and of course diving where you will find some real treasures of all types of marine life. Dubai isn’t called the city of gold for nothing.

There is no doubt that Dubai remains one of the most exciting cities in the world, in an exciting combination of mosques and shopping centres, sea and desert. But beyond the glitz and glamour of iconic city attractions such as The Burj al Arab hotel, indoor ski-slopes or the huge Dubai shopping mall is a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. One of the Barefoot Traveller team’s top picks lies under an hours drive from Dubai’s city centre, where the spectacular eco-resort of Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa lies nestled amongst the red desert dunes.

With blue skies and sunshine all year round thanks to the sub tropical climate and variety of things to do, Dubai offers something for everybody.

Good To Know



Visa Requirements

Visa in not needed for UK citizens. Everyone else needs to check with their embassy.

Languages spoken

Arabic & English

Currency used

Arab Emirate Dirham

Area (miles2)


Highlights of Dubai

  • Towering skyscrapers
  • Sprawling shopping centres
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Chic beaches
  • Climate: Travel between November and April. The UAE enjoys a sub tropical climate and blue skies can be expected most of the year.
  • Best time to go: November to April.
  • Flying time: 7 hours
  • Our preferred airlines: British Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways

Dubai Escapes

Indian Ocean multi-centre Holiday in India, Maldives and Dubai just became easier and more affordable with this new and exciting 14-night package from Barefoot Traveller.
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The award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel is the perfect getaway for those looking for a luxurious holiday in a glamorous destination.
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Can’t decide on a destination? You don’t have to! This 16-nights multi-centre holiday in Vietnam, Thailand and Dubai is the perfect couple’s holiday as well as family holiday solution for those wishing to experience several contrasting travel destinations!
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This relatively short haul trip offers you a delightful 10 night combination of a chilled beach relaxation and a vibrant holiday to Mauritius and Dubai.
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This 15-night multi-centre adventure holiday in India, Sri Lanka and Dubai is sure to exceed all expectations and delight all travellers. Combining stunning scenery with the rich heritage and history of India, a luxurious stay in one of Sri Lanka’s finest 5* stunning beach resorts and a chic city break in Dubai, this Indian Ocean escape has it all.
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For an exhilarating multi centre honeymoon holiday combining the spectacular scenery of Sri Lanka, a luxury beach break in the Maldives and a chic city break in Dubai, this 13-day adventure holiday makes for an ideal escape.
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