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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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 £705pp
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 £924pp

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 £826pp

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