Middle East

Holidays to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Middle East

Visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi on holiday to discover the exotic Middle East. Steeped in gilded tales of romance, desert adventures and architectural brilliance, the magical Middle East is a world in itself. This is where honeymooners dine on fragrant cuisines, families surf the skies in hot air balloons, adventurers fly on Ferrari’s Alonso and Massa rollercoaster and shoppers get lost in a shining metropolis of luxury malls.

Take a walk in the clouds on Burj Khalifa’s viewing deck. Savour aromatic cuisines and sip traditional Arabic tea at luxurious Atlantis, The Palm hotel. Middle East holiday packages take you from the city to the desert to experience 4x4 thrills, camel rides and bedouin experiences on the rolling sea of golden dunes.

Dubai holiday packages are a luxurious and exciting option for everyone. Your kids will love skiing the indoor snow slopes or hunting for trinkets at the souks (markets). Browse our travel packages below.

Facts about Dubai & Abu Dhabi

The best time to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi is between December and February, when the desert heat is not unbearable

Visit Dubai to experience the best of three worlds - captivating deserts, golden beaches and a fast-paced city

Middle East holiday packages include dune safari dinners under the Arabian stars, hot air ballooning across the blue skies of Dubai and adventurous deep-sea fishing excursions

The Middle East is predominantly Islamic, with Arabic being its primary language

Kissing in public is strictly prohibited

Drinking alcohol is prohibited in public, and public restaurants don’t serve alcohol - you are however, able to buy drinks at your hotel restaurant

Modesty is a priority for women and showing too much skin is considered disrespectful

Top Activities

Burj Khalifa - Marvel at human innovation from the world’s tallest building.

Desert Safari - Explore the desert and sleep under the stars.

Shopping - Discover why Dubai is the shopping capital of the world.

Hot air ballooning over Dubai - Take a magic carpet ride over Dubai in a hot air balloon.

Deep sea fishing experience - Experience open seas and the fun of fishing in the big blue.

Ferrari World - Get your heart racing at the thrilling Ferrari World amusement park.

High tea at the Atlantis Palm - Savour traditional Arabic high tea at Atlantis, The Palm hotel.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Explore majestic architecture at the key site for worship in the UAE.

Yas Island - Dive into adventures on family friendly Yas Island.

Tips for Travelling in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Holidays in Dubai and Abu Dhabi get extremely hot, so keep water on hand to ensure you remain hydrated

The best way to get around this exotic land is by taxi or pre-booked private transfer

Take cash (dirham or dollars) to local markets

Pre-book desert safaris and other popular activities to avoid added expenses

Explore the food - Middle Eastern cuisine is exceptional

Dress respectfully - uncovered hair, shorts and skirts are allowed, however ladies are required to cover wrists, shoulders and ankles when visiting Mosques and temples

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ID # 1544
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R20 615
per person sharing incl. taxes

5 night Sri Lanka Holiday

Valid: 01 Nov 22 to 14 Nov 22
Duration: 5 Nights
Includes: Visit to Mawanella Spice Garden[...]
ID # 780
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R21 780
per person sharing incl. taxes

7 night cruise onboard Costa Toscana

Valid: 15 Dec 22 to 24 Dec 22
Duration: 7 Nights
Includes: Country & Covid 19 travel restrictions may apply. [...]
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Drinks package included!
ID # 941
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R22 980
per person sharing incl. taxes

Awe-inspiring culture and adventure

Valid: 25 Aug 22 to 03 Sep 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: COVID Vaccinated trip: All travellers must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least[...]
ID # 835
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R24 155
per person sharing incl. taxes

Luxury at its best!

Valid: 01 Jun 22 to 01 Sep 22
Duration: 5 Nights
Includes: Unique offering: -Located on the crescent of the Palm Island with scenic views -Pristine private beach -Exclusive guest[...]
ID # 3648
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R43 580
per person sharing incl. taxes

11 night cruise from Dubai, UAE

Valid: 15 Nov 22 to 26 Nov 22
Duration: 11 Nights
Includes: BONUS: Up to 50% savings on second guest incl. + $500 Onboard Credit ​(savings already applied to advertised price)[...]
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Savings & onboard credit!