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Sep 062013
 
Camel safari, sitting camel in Dubai

With sheer dynamism, excellent business environment, myriad tourist attraction, glittering shopping hubs and a bevy of luxury hotels, Dubai stand like an oasis for wanderers in the vast deserts of United Arab Emirates. The city that has added several magnificent architectural masterpieces to this landscape in recent decades has changed the concept of travellers about most coveted destinations in the world. Combining tranquilly of deserts with ever lively environment of the souks this destination in the Middle East appears as a destination which is hard to resist. Tourists often succumb to its charm and book flight tickets to the destination where so much on offer. And it is diversities that make Dubai more interesting. On a single day the visitors can hear sound of silence in the deserts, hike a rugged mountain, get involved in beach activities, bag memories from the glittering shopping malls or explore its vibrant nightlife. The city has so much on offer that it becomes hard to decide what should be explored and what left for the next trip.

Camel safari, sitting camel in Dubai

Camel safari, sitting camel in Dubai

Let us find out what makes Dubai such a hot favourite.

It is perfectly located

Even worst critic of Dubai can’t deny the fact that the city is located perfectly at an equal distance from Asia and Europe. And it is one of the biggest factors that make Dubai very exciting. Thousands of tourists who come to visit this city soon find that city has an air of cosmopolitanism that pervades its air. You will be joined by tourists from the different corners of the world as soon as you step out of the city’s airport.

Wide range of accommodation options

Those visiting the city of Dubai shouldn’t worry about the accommodation options. The city offers a wide range of accommodation options that includes ultra luxurious accommodation and budget hotels. If you are looking for a place to stay with difference then you can seek accommodations in a well equipped resort in deserts. So it is up to you to decide what kind of accommodations you are looking for.

Shopping Options Galore

The city of Dubai has become synonymous with shopping. And most of the tourists taking business class flights to Dubai have shopping in mind. Its glittering shopping malls and ever dazzling souks give visitors a shopping experience of life. So indulge in duty-free shopping or buy gold and electronics the choice lies solely with you. So brace for an entertaining shopping experience.

Busy Event Calendar

Dubai remains abuzz with the activities round the year as there is one or another event or festival keep taking place in the city round the year. Entertainment, conferences and exhibition are routine activity here. As it hosts a number of popular sporting events the city has got the nickname of Sporting Capital of the Middle East.

Envying Nightlife

Dubai also referred as city of superlatives offers envying nightlife options to visitors. Dubai could be termed as a city with insomnia as it offers an array of nightlife options to the tourists. Countless bars, cocktail lounges and Irish pubs remain open till the wee hours. Some bars have also taken the services of pianists, guitarists, and bands to entertain clients.

In addition to these there are regular city attractions that keeps tourist engaged. Aren’t there enough reasons to visit Dubai?

Jul 222013
 

Transformation! There can’t be a better world to define meteoric rise of Dubai from a small sleepy village to a world class destination in few decades. This glittering destination in Middle East is getting attention of leisure and business tourist from around the world. The city that once was in limelight for its huge oil reserves is now turning heads with its glittering shopping options and state of the art infrastructure. This bustling metropolitan in the gulf has a huge glam appeal which is shaped by its modern age opulence. This metropolitan has emerged as an important stopover. Here we are summarising major thing to do during your sojourn to the city.

Dubai

Dubai

Bastakiya Quarter

The small Bastakiya quarter is Dubai’s most interesting place. The neighbourhood was founded in 19th century by affluent pearl traders from Bastak, Iran. The tourists should explore its labyrinthine lanes which are replete with merchant’s houses, art galleries, cafés, and boutique hotels.

Burj Al Arab (Arabian Tower)

This luxury hotel in Dubai is an iconic landmark in the city. The building is well known for its great architectural style.

Burj al Arab Hotel

Burj al Arab Hotel

Burj Khalifa

Besides being the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is well known for its architectural magnificence. The building is a mix of offices and apartments.

Desert Safari

Besides its razzle dazzle, Dubai is also well known for its desert safari. Imagine the thrill of camel riding in Arabian Desert while belly dancers are performing at the sand dunes. The guests can also opt for a jeep safari.

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek located in Dubai. It is the place where dhows unloaded cargo. The tourists can take an Abra to visit this place else they can also take a taxi boat to visit this place that once served as lifeline of Dubai.

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum offers an interesting peek into history of Dubai and its meteoric rise from a small bland destination to a world class metropolis.

Dubai Souks

Besides being home to shopping malls and glass tinted office spaces, Dubai also has its traditional markets. Gold Souks is one such place where more than 200 soaps are selling the yellow metal. Here bargain is the order of the day. Further you can visit spice Souks that sells assorted spices from the different parts of the world.

Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque with distinction. This elegant mosque offers tourists an opportunity to understand Islam. This is only mosque in the country that allows non-Muslims.

In addition to the aforesaid, the city of Dubai has several other tourist attractions that you can explore. Search and book cheap flights to Dubai and explore this city of superlatives.

Adrian Pye is a professional travel Writer. He writes regularly about travel tips, tourist places, hotels, resorts etc. He loves to explore heritage & colonial hotels from all across the globe.

Mar 062013
 

There has long been an air presence in Birmingham ever since the council decided to build an airport in 1928. Back then it was a municipal airport but as the years rolled by the airport began to grow save for periods of instability like the Great Depression and World War II. After 1960, the airport was returned to the council’s control after the government used it as an airbase for the war. This is when it truly began to grow as a building to handle international traffic was created and the first international flights started to come in. Since then the number of passengers has steadily increased from just over 6 million in 1997 to a peak of 9.6 million in 2008, but as with many airports this amount of traffic was curbed by the growing economic downturn which resulted in more and more passengers turning their backs on flying. Fortunately, confidence is beginning to return and the amount of traffic returning to Birmingham Airport is increasing again, standing at 8.6 million in 2011.

At Airport Parking & Hotels, we are doing our bit to ensure that confidence returns to the aviation industry. We have many fantastic deals for cheap airport parking which can see your car safe while you make the most of your trip. We have our own listings that include meet and greet services as well as valet parking which have all achieved the Park Mark® seal of approval – a recognised accreditation across the country showing that we provide superior services and reliability.

As with many official On Airport car parks, long, medium and short stay car parks servicing the various terminal typically achieve a 4 star rating from our customers making them highly trustworthy and great value. It may be under £40 to leave your car in this area for a week, while with us you could pay under £25. Transfers to on airport car parks typically can be accessed on foot, whereas the off airport options will have shuttles which can allow you to take the load off for a bit.

When it comes to car parking Birmingham Airport is a cost-effective option, but the good news is that you can also get a hotel along with this deal. If you are travelling across the country and want a rest before travelling onwards, then it is a great idea to go for an on airport or nearby hotel. Alternatively, if you are going to arrive back in the midlands during the night, then it can prove to be an excellent way to recuperate. We have a many different hotels including the highly affordable Castle Bromwich Inn, the premium Ibis as well as the scenic Express by Holiday Inn.

Feb 042011
 

Situated on Dubai’s world-famous Jumeirah Beach and adjacent to the magnificent Dubai Marina, the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa occupies Dubai’s most enchanting beachside location. Beautifully furnished, the rooms and suites feature comfortable lounge areas and superb bathrooms, creating a sense of tasteful luxury and warm Arabian style. Perfect for leisure travellers, this luxury hotel comprises 13 themed bars and restaurants offering a culinary experience of global diversity. A wide range of sports and leisure activities to suit all from a large private beach, two outdoor swimming pools, an infinity pool, water sports, tennis and squash courts, Elixir Spa and Junior Jungle children’s club.

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Exterior

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, Jumeirah Exterior

Rooms

Facilities Common to all Rooms

Comprising 446 rooms and suites, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa offers some of the best 5 star accommodation Dubai has to offer in an unrivalled setting. All the spacious guest rooms have sea-facing aspects or overlook the landscaped gardens. Beautifully furnished, the rooms and suites feature comfortable lounge areas and superb bathrooms, creating a sense of tasteful luxury and warm Arabian style. All Grand Club Suites are lavishly proportioned and enjoy magnificent views towards the beach and marina. Each suite features a separate lounge area and a capacious bathroom.

Amenities: Air Conditioning ~ Bath ~ DVD Player ~ Hair Dryer ~ MiniBar ~ Radio ~ Room Service ~ Safety Deposit Box ~ Satellite TV ~ Shower ~ Telephone ~ Television

Tower Room

Situated in the majestic towers of the Habtoor Grand Resort, the Tower Rooms are splendidly elevated to enjoy far-reaching views. With aspects over the rapidly emerging Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf, these beautifully appointed guest rooms benefit from superb views. Arabesque touches grace high quality furnishings to create a uniquely Middle Eastern ambience. All Tower guest rooms have a 28-inch flat-screen television, DVD-player, high speed Internet and feature a luxuriously equipped bathroom.

Tower Sea View

The gracious towers offer extensive views over the warm Arabian Gulf. The Tower Sea View Rooms provide a superb vantage point from which to enjoy the animated splendour of the lush gardens, beach and Arabian Gulf. Touches of Middle Eastern influence adorn furnishings and fabrics to provide elegant accommodation of the highest quality. All Tower guest rooms have a 28-inch flat-screen television, DVD-player, high speed Internet and feature a luxuriously equipped bathroom.

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Tower Room

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa,  Jumeirah Tower Room

Club Room

The Club Rooms offer guests a luxurious place in which to relax, rejuvenate and keep in touch. High speed Internet and other business amenities ensure seamless communications. Some Club Rooms have marina-facing aspects. Conveniently located in the new Tower buildings, The Club Rooms are the pinnacle of sumptuous efficiency in a world of Arabian delights. Guests can take advantage of the Club Lounge, VIP airport pick-up service and reserved areas on the pool deck and beach.

Tower Family Room

Additional space is provided in these larger than average rooms. A sofa is provided which readily converts to a comfortable double bed. Arabian decorative styles provide a flavour of the Middle East within a luxurious and well equipped guest room. All Family Rooms have views overlooking the Arabian Gulf or the new Dubai Marina development. All Family guest rooms benefit from a large 28-inch flat-screen television, DVD-player, high speed Internet and feature a luxuriously equipped bathroom.

Club Sea View

From the Club Sea View Rooms, the visiting business person can enjoy uninterrupted aspects over the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf. A full suite of business amenities ensure that guests can stay in touch with ‘the office’. Alternatively, they may simply relax in rooms which exude Arabian character and Middle Eastern motifs. All Club Sea View Rooms feature a large 28-inch flat-screen television and a luxuriously equipped bathroom. Guests can take advantage of the Club Lounge, VIP airport pick-up service and reserved areas on the pool deck and beach.

Club Suite

A separate lounge provides spacious accommodation for those seeking additional room to relax. Refined elegance in the style of contemporary Arabia, the Club Suite is an expression of great taste and tantalising luxury. With their sumptuous interiors, the suites will suit the seasoned traveller with an eye for quality. Guests can take advantage of the Club Lounge, VIP airport pick-up service and reserved areas on the pool deck and beach.

Facilities

Hotel Facility Details

Boutique/Shop ~ Gym ~ Hair Salon ~ Internet Access ~ Kids Club ~ Laundry Service ~ Spa

Activity Details

Beach Volleyball ~ Scuba Diving ~ Spa Treatments ~ Squash

Entertainment

The Underground Pub

‘Mind the gap’ – The Underground Pub is open and moving fast! A lively meeting place in the style of the Metropolitan Line. The Underground Pub resonates to the vibrant beat of London and is just the ticket for an evening ride. Located on the lower level of the hotel podium, you are invited to take a journey to the Resort’s ‘slice of city life’ and enjoy a wide range of internationally sourced wines and beers.

Polo Bar

Watch the world go by from the comfort of this trendy and fashionable bar where you can enjoy the most tempting cocktails or sip an old cognac while smoking one of the fine cigars. Located at ground floor level, the Polo Bar serves a wide range of spirits and liquors, speciality coffees, teas and iced beverages. Additionally, the Polo Bar is ideal for a light bite in the form of oysters and refined sandwiches. You can enjoy the Shisha garden located outside the Polo Bar where a wide range of Shisha is served.

Al Majlis – Lounge

Take coffee in the Lobby and observe resort life at its animated heart. A wide range of speciality teas, coffees and beverages is available in this informally vibrant area, which is an ideal meeting place.

Horizon Lounge

Prepare to broaden your horizons with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Gulf. The Horizon Lounge is your new warm up venue. Lie back, unwind and watch the sunset and listen to the DJ’s Balearic sound. Sushi stations, live barbecue grill, dedicated Champagne lounge, Mojito station and Shisha. Your every need is met.

Pool Bar

Whilst enjoying the climate-controlled pool, swim to your refreshing beverage at the Pool Bar. Serving a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice creams and sodas, the Pool Bar is the most conveniently exotic way to cool off in the shade.

Wellness

Elixir Spa

Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa features Elixir – a health and fitness facility in which to indulge the senses and invigorate the body. Elixir Spa is a richly designed sanctuary with an exclusive concept which incorporates authentic ’Touch of Arabia’ treatments with East – West holistic Spa Rituals, performed by highly experience therapists. It is a place to relax and rejuvenate, take a moment for yourself and escape from day’s care. The spa has 4 carefully designed Therapy Suites, traditional designed Ayurveda Room, Rasul Mud chamber, Tropical Blitz airbrush sunless tanning room and Nail Spa that includes private pedicure and 2 manicure rooms. Additional facilities are private female and male relaxation lounge, Moroccan Sauna, Crystal Steam Bath, Experience Showers – Tropical Rain & Cold Fog Showers. For the novice and the enthusiast, Elixir offers the latest in fitness equipment to suit all needs. With personal trainers on hand, a programme can be tailored to exact requirements during a guest’s stay at Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa.

Restaurants

Munchi Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Munchi is a traditional Thai restaurant and Sushi Bar set over two floors and a large terrace. Munchi has a tempting array of sushi delicacies that come in a distinctive à la carte menu, set up within tropical gardens and a pristine beach. Munchi is simply a fantastic spot for Asian cuisine.

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Munchi Restaurant

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, Jumeirah Munchi Restaurant

Luciano’s Restaurant Dubai

Traditional Italian fare seldom tasted so good at Luciano’s Restaurant Dubai. Set alongside the garden pool, Luciano’s offers traditional home-made pizzas and pastas in an atmosphere that is unmistakably Latin. Romantic yet family friendly, Luciano’s Restaurant Dubai is open for lunch and dinner, with the option for indoor or alfresco dining on the picturesque terrace.

Al Dhiyafa

‘You are welcome’ – Al Dhiyafa blends the flavours of the Middle East together with an international menu. Located at Lobby level, the all-day dining restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eclectic influences are captured in an ambience that is uniquely Arabian. Fresh and healthy, wholesome and without compare, this is the place to enjoy the best of global dining, here in the heart of Arabia.

Al Basha

Al Basha is a traditional Lebanese restaurant offering wide range of Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine in a cosy surrounding beside the pool. In addition, Al Basha provides daily entertainment with Arabic singers and belly dancer.

Al Manara

For a relaxing casual meal and drinks ranging from milkshakes to cocktails, Al Manara is the best place to wind down and enjoy the sun and sand. Open all day, this restaurant offers light but delicious meals for all the family. The beautiful location right on the beach makes this the ideal place to enjoy a few sundowners.

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa United Arab Emirates Jumeirah The 25th Restaurant

Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa,  Jumeirah The 25th Restaurant

The Grand Grill Steakhouse Dubai

Taste, style and flavour have never been this awesome to surpass one’s expectations as The Grand Grill Steakhouse unveils its products, services and doors to all steak and wine aficionados. The South African management and team welcome you to experience ‘A Sense of Belonging’.

Oct 192010
 

Restaurant

Bazaar Restaurant

Taking you to a different corner of the world each evening with its changing Themed Buffet Nights, the Bazaar Restaurant is based on an open market concept with live cooking stations. A tempting a la carte menu, made-to-order pizzas and grilled delicacies are served around the clock.

 

THE OASIS BEACH RESTAURANT

THE OASIS BEACH RESTAURANT

Singapura Restaurant

Dubai’s original Singaporean restaurant serves exotic Far Eastern and Singaporean cuisine. Original Asian antiques and softly lit décor creates an atmosphere which will enchant you with the charm of the Orient.

Oregano Restaurant

Set in a rustic farmhouse style venue with cosy interiors, this inviting award-winning restaurant serves the finest of Mediterranean country cooking, complete with original artefacts and a wine tasting corner.

Coco Cabana Beach Bar & Restaurant

Ocean views, fabulous food and a selection of exciting cocktails as the sun sets over the Arabian Gulf… Experience the thrill of ‘a la plancha’-style cooking at the Coco Cabana Beach Bar & Restaurant, which features a dedicated bar area and an extensive wooden decked restaurant for casual al fresco dining.

Entertainment

Charlie Parrots

After dinner, Charlie Parrot’s is the ideal nightspot to enjoy a lively evening with a great variety of beverages and light snacks, entertainment, different theme nights and great promotions in a unique setting which will set the stage for a fantastic evening.

Piano Bar

If you prefer a relaxed evening accompanied by live piano music, this lounge-style bar offers light snacks and a wide variety of beverages.

Facilities Common to all Rooms

Room Overview

The cool and attractively appointed rooms and suites offer air-conditioning, private bath and shower, mini-bar, satellite television, tea/coffee-making facilities – with land or sea view. Larger Club rooms are sea-facing, with balcony and VIP amenities. The exclusive ‘Oasis Privilege Club’ upgrade option offers additional guest benefits.

THE OASIS BEACH ROOM

THE OASIS BEACH ROOM

Wellness

The Oasis Retreat

The Oasis Retreat offers a wealth of unique de-stressing treatments for both holidaymakers and busy executives. Listing Elemis Aromapure Facials and a selection of Well-Being Massages in its menu of treatments, it is a place of relaxation and complete rejuvenation

Health Club

The Health Club includes a fully-equipped gymnasium with separate sauna and steam bath for ladies and gents

Jun 042010
 

HOLIDAYMAKERS won’t be able to afford to fly abroad if airport departure tax rises go ahead, the travel industry warned yesterday. Abta said it welcomed new government plans to replace the Air Passenger Duty departure tax with a perplane duty.

But it feared the previously planned APD rise will go ahead, hitting travellers to the Caribbean particularly badly. Currently, every economy class passenger flying to the tropical islands pays £50 in APD. From November 1, this is due to rise to £75. This means a family of four will pay £300 in tax alone.

For those travelling in premium economy, the flight tax doubles. Abta has urged people to write to MPs to express concern about the rises ‘which will price average travellers out of foreign holidays,endanger jobs and damage the UK’s position as a global aviation hub’. ‘A rise in aviation tax levels will put pressure on jobs and damage local economies reliant on tourist expenditure both here and abroad at a time when, as an industry, we are already suffering,’ said Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer.

‘A fairer banding system will be absolutely necessary to ensure that there is no further financial burden on those who can least afford it.’

BRITISH Airways passengers are the most likely to suffer baggage problems, a new survey claims. One in 3.8 BA passengers has had lost, delayed or damaged luggage in the past five years, claims the poll by insurer LV. Second-worst is Virgin Atlantic, with one in 8.3 having problems and in third place is Emirates with one in nine. The claim was ‘complete rubbish’, said BA.”  By Fred Attewill

Article First Published in Metro.

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May 232010
 

Dubai Holidays – A Wonderful Experience

Dubai holidays offer an insight into the contradictory fantasy land. Dubai is on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf , Dubai is moving from oil to tourism with an eye firmly on its long term future.

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Hotel

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Hotel

Dubai offers a real Arabian holidays experience along side some of the world’s greatest resorts and hotels and the world’s most astounding building projects. It’s not all just sea and desert. Life in Dubai revolves around the Dubai Creek, which runs through the centre of Dubai. Dubai is divided into Diera on the north side of the Creek and Bur Dubai to the south, the Dubai business districts. Tunnels and bridges connect the two, but mosques, markets, and hotels abound on both sides.

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Al Mahara Restaurant

Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Al Mahara Restaurant

In the old Bastakiya district wind towers remain from pre-electricity, when they acted as mechanical air conditioners for the houses below. The Souks on both sides of the creek are great for both shopping and sight seeing. A few ancient narrow alleyways have survived on the Deira side and it’s in these lanes that the atmosphere of the spice souk can be savoured. A Dubai city holiday allows you to experience the fascinating Dubai of new and old.

Cheap Holidays in Dubai – So Many Attractions

Horse riding has become synonymous with Dubai – both for people wanting to ride and people wanting to watch horse racing, including the sport’s richest event, the Dubai World Cup. Nad Al Sheba is the largest racecourse in Dubai. It’s at Nad Al Sheba that the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup is held. Along with the Dubai World Cup there are a further five thoroughbred group races and a group one for purebred Arabians, ensuring the day of the Dubai World Cup is one of the most significant in global thoroughbred horseracing.

Dubai has beaches and fine ones too. Dubai’s main beaches run along Jumeira Road. A Jumeira beach holidays offer soft white sand with shallow warm Arabian Gulf water lapping upon them. There are swanky hotel beaches with bars and other facilities – anyone can use them, but there’s usually a small fee.

There are also lots of jewellery shops in Dubai, which is no surprise because the covered gold souk in Deira is a world famous gold market. Whatever you need made of gold, from 22 carat Indian elephants to delicate18 carat car parts you can find it here or if you can’t, arrange too have it made for you.

Dubai Holidays – A World of Luxury

Some of the world’s most luxurious resort and hotels have risen from the Dubai desert or shoreline. Holidays to Dubai shoreline are a good trip outside the city where you can see the magnificence of a desert at first hand. The Burj Al Arab hotel is among the more notable – you do not see many resorts and hotels the shape of a ship’s sail. Not only that, it’s currently the tallest hotel in the world into the bargain. Dubai is justifiably now identified with this giant and gigantically luxurious resort and hotel, which was built on its own man made island – a cheeky technique now synonymous with Dubai.

Atlantis the Palm Ariel View

Atlantis the Palm Ariel View

You can discover Dubai Creek courtesy of the comfort of the local dhows and abras, where an abra is a traditional boat unique to Dubai. It’s made from wood and used specifically to transfer people on Dubai creek. The journey from Deira to the other side of the Dubai Creek takes about ten minutes. Abras used to be the main way of transport between the two sides before the bridges and the tunnel were built. Those were the days.

Dubai is just across the Gulf from Iran, but you knew that didn’t you? The supply of Persian carpets is considered one of the best outside of Iran. The Blue Souk in Dubai is famous throughout the UAE for its carpet shops as well as gold shops. You can also buy a handy camel at the world’s largest camel souk as well. Be sure to check the mileage, and make sure it’s got a full ‘main dealer’ service record. Seriously though, check it’s been wormed and remember camels live for up to 50 years. A camel is for life, not just for Christmas… Fina great package deal to Dubai and enjoy the vast array of activities and culture.

Oct 092009
 

If you are looking for Cheap Holidays to Dubai you better book soon because the price of the package trip is expected to increase next year. Customers have been holding off for bargains but now costs are expected to shoot up in 2010 as tour operators feel the recession pinch, a report warns.

The average price of Dubai Holidays rose by £30 to £500 this simmer, as the price war that had been anticipated failed to materialise and travel agents cut the number of Cheap Dubai Deals on offer. Now industry observers believe the industry can not sustain its current size, according to the travel Magazine Trade Travel Gazette. Prices will go up even as demand slackens and weaker firm will go to the wall.

Overall, leisure travel was down to 11% this summer and there are feats that 2010 will be no better, with the likelihood that bookings will be affected by fans being glued to the television as England compete in the World Cup in South Africa.

Sep 242009
 

DUBAI

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

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.

Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai

Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai

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.

Atlantis The Palm Dubai Golf Course

Atlantis The Palm Dubai Golf Course

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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