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Dubai holidays 2023 & 2024

A ski slope in the desert, ATMs that dispense gold bars, palm-shaped artificial archipelagoes… Dubai doesn’t shy away from excess. But there’s more to this flourishing city than glitz and glamour. You might come for the endless sun, sweeping gold-sand beaches and the glittering blue waters of the Persian Gulf. There’s the lure of the surrounding desert, which stretches to the heat-hazed horizon. Or, in areas of the city less touched by glass and metal, you can find traditional Bedouin buildings, maze-like souqs and foods that reflect the breadth of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Our specialists have visited Dubai and can offer first-hand advice on how to uncover the culture that’s often hidden in the shade of skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa. They can arrange for a guide to help you explore spice-scented souqs and sample elusive local dishes. You can also leave the city for a driving safari in the Arabian Desert. And, if you want to spend your Dubai holiday simply lounging by the water with a cocktail, they’ll be happy to suggest resorts with the best private beaches and most attentive service.

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Suggested tours for Dubai

These tours give you a starting point for what your holiday to Dubai could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for Dubai

Whatever your interests, our specialists will build activities into your trip that connect to how you want to experience Dubai.

  • Dhow cruise with dinner
    Dhow Dinner Cruise, Dubai

    Dhow cruise with dinner

    Dhow cruise with dinner

    This dinner cruise gives you a chance to sail aboard a traditional wooden dhow for a new perspective on Dubai. Cruising along Dubai Creek, you’ll have views both of the city’s oldest buildings and its best-known skyscrapers as the sun sinks into the Gulf.

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  • Middle East food pilgrimage
    Middle East Food Pilgrimage, Dubai

    Middle East food pilgrimage

    Middle East food pilgrimage

    Dubai is known for its world-class restaurants, but authentic Middle Eastern food can be surprisingly hard to find here. Get an insider’s glimpse into the cuisine on this guided walking tour, which includes sampling baklava, saffron ice cream and cardamom-scented coffee.

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  • Old Dubai evening walking tour
    Old Dubai Evening Walking Tour, Dubai

    Old Dubai evening walking tour

    Old Dubai evening walking tour

    Look beyond Dubai’s gleaming glass-and-steel skyscrapers to discover the historic side of the city on this walking tour of the Dubai Creek area. Browse spice-scented souqs, explore Al Fahidi District and ride in an abra (water taxi).

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Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made tours
  • Fully protected travel
  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us

Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Dubai, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

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