About This Destination

The perfect winter sun destination from Newcastle, the various United Arab Emirates are famous for futuristic architecture, fantastic shopping and glamorous hotels which cater to all tastes. The most famous of the emirates is Dubai. Made up of incredible man-made islands, Dubai is a destination of staggering opulence and out-of-this-world architecture that will never fail to impress. However, there’s more than just buildings to admire in the UAE as the region is also famous for its endless golden beaches.

Just a short drive from Dubai, the up and coming resort of Ajman is excellent value for money and offers a calmer alternative to its larger neighbour. Abu Dhabi is another popular Arabian holiday spot, which also boasts beautiful Islamic art and architecture such as the spectacular Grand Mosque. The less well-known Ras al Khaimah boasts remarkable natural scenery and its towering mountains have become a haven for adrenaline-fuelled activities like zip-lining. As a destination Dubai is constantly evolving and there is always something new to do; plan your trip to coincide with the Grand Prix or head into the desert for a unique tented camp experience.

Fact File

  • Flight Time

    Flight time:

    Approx. 6 Hrs

  • Time Difference

    Time Difference:

    +4 Hours

  • Best Time To Travel

    Best Time to Travel:

    December – March

Our experts loved

Taking a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa. The tallest building in the world, this impressive structure has become the epitome of Dubai’s extravagant culture. The soaring architectural marvel is well worth a visit for the views from the top if nothing else. For a taste of history, head to the oldest part of the city centred around Dubai Creek and visit the area’s timeless souks and ancient mosques.