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Short stays in Dubai

Days of adventure in Dubai

Whether it's a weekend getaway or a quick trip, Dubai is bursting with breathtaking architecture, entertainment and countless amazing experiences. There's so much to squeeze into your short stay, but fear not! We've handpicked our favourite highlights so you can explore Dubai's best bits in your three day stay or a week long holiday.

 

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For when you're low on annual leave

Save on your winter getaway to Dubai

Looking for some last minute winter sun? We've got you covered. With our return to Dubai, your next getaway could be closer... and more affordable than you think! 

JA Beach Hotel

JA Beach Hotel

Situated within the award-winning JA The Resort, JA Beach Hotel offers friendly service with value for money beachfront accommodation. 

Save up to 50% off your accommodation costs, plus receive a complimentary upgrade to Half Board 

Valid for stays completed before 3rd June 2024. Book by 29th February 2024.

 

Our favourite hotspots

Dubai

Dubai doesn’t really do understated. This gleaming megacity thinks nothing of conjuring up the previously impossible, from palm-tree shaped archipelago resorts, to gigantic indoor ski slopes, to epic waterparks and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world at a dizzying 2,722 feet. 

 

Top things to do:

  • Visit the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa
  • Check out the Dubai Autodrome
  • Explore one of the world's largest shopping malls
  • Visit theme parks like Motiongate, Legoland, and Bollywood Parks for family-friendly entertainment
  • Discover a cultural and shopping extravaganza at Global Village
  • Experience Dubai's vibrant nightlife scene at beach clubs like White Beach, Nikki Beach, and Zero Gravity
Short stays from £888pp
Madinat Jumeirah

Jumeriah Beach

Jumeirah Beach is Dubai’s most popular stretch of beach. With plenty of top-notch hotels and pristine beaches, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy the Arabian shores. Hit up the cobbled beachfront promenade known as The Walk. You’ll find lavish restaurants, boutiques, and a bustling market, not to mention loads of cruising supercars.

 

Top things to do:

  • Visit Kite Beach a popular spot for kite surfing and paddleboarding
  • Explore Madinat Jumeirah and take a traditional abra boat ride along the waterways
  • For a wet and wild day out head to Wild Wadi Waterpark - suitable for all ages and a great way to escape the heat
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline
  • Catch a mesmerising Arabian Gulf sunset
Short stays from £1170pp

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras al Khaimah is the fourth largest emirate in the UAE, but without a cloud piercing Dubai-style skyscraper in sight. Here you’ll find a traditional fishing village and 18th-century fort, plus the historic Old Town. Soak in desert springs or take in the view on a mountain trek — Ras al Khaimah is full of magical experiences like these.

 

Top things to do:

  • Visit the Jebel Jais mountain range, home to the UAE's highest peak
  • Zipline at Jebel Jais Flight
  • Visit the Khatts Springs to relax in natural hot water springs
  • Take a desert safari and experience the desert landscapes
  • Visit the historical Al Dhayah Fort
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Al Marjan Island
Short stays from £808pp

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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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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 by email. 

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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If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646 or chat to us on SMS/Whatspp via Manage my booking.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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