A land of enchantment

A beautifully diverse region, the Middle East is where dazzling cities, ancient ruins and vast deserts collide. The designer shopping, bustling markets and mix of both historic and futuristic architecture make for a magical - and enchanting - holiday escape.

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Highlights of the Middle East

The Middle East combines a luxury beach holiday with dazzling cities and culture. Here are some of its best attractions.

Beaches

  • Jumeirah Beach is the longest beach in Dubai, home to all-inclusive hotels.
  • Visit the Emirate Palace Abu Dhabi for your own private beach and Marina.
  • Ras Al Khaimah has pristine beaches fringed by the dramatic Hajar Mountains.
  • Abu Dhabi has top public beaches and fantastic sand on Saadiyat and Yas Islands.

Luxury

  • The Burj al Arab is among the world’s most luxurious hotels with 24-hour butlers and chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royces.
  • Abu Dhabi is a prime golf destination. Stay at the Park Hyatt and enjoy the Saaduyat Beach Golf Club next door.
  • Oman’s luxury retreats are ideal for honeymoons. Six Senses Zighy Bay and The Chedi Muscat have exceptional spas.

Culture & Attractions

  • See beautiful architecture and places of worship at the Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi; the Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque in Ras Al Khaimah and the Bahla Fort in Oman.
  • Visit a traditional souk and explore the alleyways of Dubai’s Bastikia Quarter.
  • Take the family to Aquaventure Water Park and the Lost Chambers Aquarium in Dubai.

Food and Drink

  • Take a dune-bashing safari across the desert and enjoy a traditional Bedouin meal.
  • Dine in restaurants by Nobu, Marco Pierre White and other celebrity chefs across the UAE.

Events

  • January/February: The Shopping Festival in Dubai offers top deals on designer clothes.
  • February: See Dhows and traditional boats compete in The Traditional Boat Race, Oman.
  • November: The Yas Marina Circuit hosts the Formula One Grand Prix every year.

 

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