The Arabian Gulf or al-Khaleej al-Arabi as it is known in Arabic, lies between the Arabian peninsular and the continent of Asia. This vivid blue-strip of sea leading to the Indian Ocean has long been an important trade route to Africa, the East and the world beyond. Even today traditional dhows are still in use carrying exotic cargoes of spices, silks and much more besides. Countries to the south-west of the Arabian Gulf have seen phenomenal development in recent years and have become a popular playground for the leisure visitor attracted by some of the world’s finest hotels, spectacular facilities, dramatic scenery, fabulous climate and a warm welcome.
Dubai is the second largest of the seven autonomous states which make up the United Arab Emirates and a premium leisure destination in the Middle East. Dubai basks in a dry subtropical climate on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf, where long white sand beaches are lapped by the azure seas of the Gulf. Soaring resort hotels have become world icons offering some of the highest standards you’ll find anywhere, complementing state-of-the-art facilities including stylish shopping malls, world-class golf and even a massive ski slope making Dubai the only place you can ski on water, sand and snow in the same day! But the old Dubai is never far away – exotic Souks, irresistible bargains and superb desert and mountain scenery.
Atlantis, The Palm – The ultimate fantasy destination:
Dubai’s colossal new Atlantis, The Palm is the ultimate fantasy hotel – in the ultimate fantasy destination. Its momentous silhouette forms the gateway to The Palm – the beginning of a journey to Dubai. Clearly a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age set with a vast waterscape, Atlantis is a place of sunken aquatic chambers, submerged ruins and exhilarating water rides. Where shark experiences thrill and dolphin encounters leave lifelong impressions. Atlantis clearly adds a new dimension to entertainment – by day enjoy the amusements and by night the resort promotes some of the most exciting dining experiences with four celebrity chefs with the mouth-watering choices from Nobu, Brasserie Rostang and Ossiano – and much more! The resort’s lavish accommodation will tempt the luxury traveller with their spacious Deluxe and Atlantis rooms. For those looking for a totally luxurious and diverse experience Atlantis is ideal – where fantasy becomes a reality!
The ‘height’ of luxury!
The iconic Burj Al Arab is the ‘height’ of luxury! Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab soars to a height of 321-metres, dominating the Dubai coastline. With a brigade of highly trained butlers who provide around-the-clock attention, you can be assured of the highest levels of personalised service in the most luxurious surroundings imaginable. It imaginatively unites the very latest in hotel technology, sheer unashamed luxury and the very best in Arabian hospitality and service.
A tribute to Arabian architecture:
One&Only Royal Mirage pays tribute to Arabian architecture and hospitality on a truly regal scale. Considered Dubai’s most stylish resort on Jumeirah Beach, it comprises three equally distinctive properties, the main hotel – The Palace – The Arabian Court and The Residence & Spa. Recalling the splendour of ‘Old Arabia’, One&Only Royal Mirage is a wondrous place of intricate arches, domes and towers interspersed with courtyards, lush green lawns and immaculate flower beds – an oasis of sublime comfort encompassing 60-acres of landscaped gardens, fountains and pathways.
Boutique hotels, Arabian-style:
Madinat Jumeirah (City of Jumeirah) is an amazing resort setting taking the form of a fabulous 21st century city of Arabia. It encompasses three grand boutique hotels linked by meandering ‘abra’ waterways, Arabian style pervading throughout, including a Souk with a bazaar atmosphere, ‘street’ cafés and unique shopping experiences, all with modern comforts.
Mina A’Salam is the gateway property to luscious Madinat Jumeirah and brings its own exquisite style, blending informal ambience and colourful Arabian themes to the Dubai leisure scene. Al Qasr (The Palace) is the opulent centrepiece of the Madinat resort and designed to reflect a Royal Summer residence and is a stunning statement of Dubai’s ancient heritage. Dar Al Masyaf is a more intimate and exclusive Madinat Jumeirah hideaway in the quiet garden setting of a wind-tower-bedecked low-rise buildings (summer houses). It was the courtyard summer houses of ‘Old Arabia’ that inspired the concept of these beautifully designed-storey residential retreats.
Old Dubai, New Dubai:
It may be big and brash but there is something thrilling about Dubai’s decadent charms. Old Dubai, New Dubai – the choice is yours. For beautiful beaches, fantastical buildings and irresistible bargains – Dubai is the perfect break!
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