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7 NIGHTS

2 nights Dubai - 5 nights Maldives

  • Dubai
  • Maldives

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Discover two distinctive, stylish destinations in one holiday. A vibrant city, Dubai is ideal for a few days — absorb the unique culture and exploring exciting attractions, before you get ready to kick off your shoes and relax in the Maldives. Find a secluded spot on the beach, grab a snorkel and explore the coral reef and enjoy the chilled our vibe of the beach bar. You might not want to leave. 

Itinerary

Stop 1: Dubai

Dubai is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls, as well as the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. In this vibrant city of contrasts you’ll also find plenty of culture, including bustling souks selling traditional Arabian products. For something different, leave the hustle and bustle behind and head to the sand dunes on a desert safari excursion. 

Find out about Dubai

Day 1: Flight to Dubai

Fly daily from London Gatwick with Emirates.

Days 13: Enjoy Dubai

Drop your bags at your hotel and head out to soak up the Middle Eastern culture. Perhaps stroll around a souk or take a trip along the creek in a traditional abra boat. If shopping is more your thing then the Emirates Mall is the place for you. And if it’s theme parks you’re into, then Dubai Parks and Resorts won’t disappoint. 

Day 3:

Fly on to the Maldives with Emirates.

Stop 2: Maldives

Welcome to the Maldives. These idyllic islands are simply breathtaking! Pristine sandy beaches, turquoise waters teeming with marine life, and lush palms help ease you into the laidback island life.

Find out about the Maldives

Days 3–8: Enjoy Maldives

Your Maldives experience starts with a speedboat or seaplane transfer from Malé. When you arrive at your resort, it’s time to immerse yourself into island life. There’s stunning beaches to explore and a choice of sports, both on land and in the water. Crystal-clear seas and a plethora of marine life mean that the snorkelling and diving here is spectacular. With a choice of dining options at all of our resorts, and warm, attentive service in abundance, we're pretty sure you’ll love it here as much as we do.

Day 8: Fly home

Fly home via Dubai with Emirates.

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Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 30 September 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

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Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646.

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Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

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To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

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