Dubai

At the cutting edge of the modern world, Dubai is a fast paced and highly stylised urban centre with world-class hotels, events, sports and leisure activities; it is hard to imagine that it was once a town for pearl fishermen.

Looking out over the mesmerising Arabian Gulf, this centre for technological and architectural innovation has revolutionised the hospitality sector and is a pioneer for a multitude of new and exciting concepts. You will find an array of Arabic cuisine and cultures in Dubai, with Moroccan, Egyptian, Tunisian and Lebanese influences throughout. Glamorous, yet conveying an enchanting eastern mystery, the hotels here are sophisticated, regal and offer some of the highest standards of service in the world. Be blown away by the Michelin-star fine dining, visit exhilarating waterparks, play on championship golf courses, enjoy year-round sunshine on the white sand beaches, or even ski at the indoor slopes. Watersports are also catered for and contrast to the host of desert-based activities that are available. From authentic gold souks and spice markets, camel racing and Bedouin-style tented resorts, to ultra modern high rise towers, underwater restaurants and designer shopping malls, Dubai has it all. Ramadan This is a Holy Month therefore there are restrictions on alcohol, outdoor dining and entertainment during this period.
Ramadan 2014: 28 June to 27 July. Ramadan 2015: 18 June to 16 July.