11 DAYS

3 Nights Dubai - 7 Nights Maldives

  • Dubai
  • Maldives

Virgin Holidays' view

These contrasting destinations make for an exciting getaway. Dubai has so much to offer and is home to iconic attractions. Atlantis, the Palm, on Dubai's exclusive Palm Island, provides access to it all. Discover the city's fine dining restauarants and vibrant nightlife, soak up the culture or perhaps try indoor skiing or venture out on a desert safari. After a few days exploring, head for the more laid-back atmosphere of the Maldives. Here, LUX* South Ari Atoll does not disappoint — you can slow things down by relaxing on the beach, snorkel with the fishes or visit the resident whale sharks. It's time to relax in paradise.

Itinerary

Stop 1: Dubai

Start your holiday with a few days in Dubai. You can go shopping in one of the world's largest shopping malls or the souks. Be adventurous and experience the desert on a desert safari excursion. Visit the Burj Khalfia, the world’s tallest building, and see the fountain show.

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Day 1: Flight to Dubai

Fly daily from London Gatwick with Emirates.

Days 14: Enjoy Dubai

Check into Atlantis, The Palm located on Dubai's exclusive Palm Island and receive complimentary access to Aquaventure and the Lost Chambers aquarium. The hotel has 23 restaurants and bars, including Nobu and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. Find out more about this hotel >>.

Day 4:

Fly on to the Maldives with Emirates.

Stop 2: Maldives

You've arrived in the Maldives. These picture perfect islands really are as beautiful in real life as in the photographs! With white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and gently swaying palms you will soon relax into the pace of island life.

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Days 411: Enjoy Maldives

After a spectacular 25-minute seaplane transfer from Malé, you will arrive at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Offering a true insight into island living, with stunning beaches and a laid-back atmosphere, this resort also has a spontaneous vibe and surprises guests with events such as impromptu cinema screenings on the beach and pop-up musical performances. The island is a unique spot for whale shark watching and also offers spectacular diving and a choice of sports, both on land and in the water. Amidst the wealth of restaurants and bars here, you'll discover excellent freshly-ground, island-roasted coffee in Café LUX*. Find out more about this hotel >>

Day 11: Fly home

Fly home via Dubai with Emirates.

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Something different

Special occasion? Make it unforgettable with a candlelit dinner for two on the beach in the Maldives.