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Holiday In Dubai Emirate

Many cities call themselves futuristic, modern and cosmopolitan, but none embodies it quite like Dubai. This lavish city in the desert is no mirage: Dubai holiday packages are the gateway to extravagance. Whether that involves ordering room service on 24-carat gold tablets or going skiing, sandboarding and wakeboarding all in the same day is up to you. Things to Do in Dubai

Sure, your next profile pic could be you in a hammock on the beach, but that’s so typical. Picture this instead: You, riding a camel on the beach, with giant sandcastles and deep blue waters behind you. Make it happen on your holiday in Dubai; just head to Jumeirah Beach. Colourfully outfitted camels await to show you the sights—and they’ll even smile for the camera, though they may need a bribe (apple slices will do nicely).

Offshore, the manmade islands in the Persian Gulf glimmer like an optical illusion; one is shaped like a palm tree and the other like a map of the world. You need to be richer than Kimye to buy property here (unfortunately not included in Dubai packages, no matter how baller you are), but you can take a boat tour to get up close and personal. Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Make a stop at the gold ATM (yes, these exist!), make sure you have an extra suitcase and look into lastminute.com.au’s excellent Dubai car hire options so you have plenty of room for designer duds, colourful tapestries and of course, precious metals. Nothing screams “Dubai” like the Gold Souk, one of the largest gold markets in the world. Blingin’ chains a bit overkill? Buy your coworkers some dates instead—the fruit kind, not a candlelit dinner (though they might be just as juicy).

From upscale to back alley, the best way to experience the diversity of a Dubai holiday is via your stomach. Northwest of the World Trade Centre, you’ll find cheap street eats of all stripes near the Satwa Roundabout, from curry houses to lamb kebabs to the weird and wonderful. The brave can try sea cucumbers (they look a bit like, well, you know), fried lamb’s brain and 100-year-old eggs—tastes like chicken! (Just kidding. Tastes like smoky, gelatinous egg.)

Before your night heats up, cool down in an ice bar, relax in an underwater suite or kick back in the world’s highest hotel room. Dubai holidays even have an answer to the Moulin Rouge: party with acrobats, sword swallowers and fire breathers for a night you’re sure to remember. Many of the clubs are located in hotels along the city’s beaches, so head to the shore and get down. Pro tip: Friday and Saturday are the weekend in Dubai, with the work week starting on Sunday. What’s Next?

On your next getaway, it’s time to go big or stay home. You don’t need the funds of Bieber to feel like a celebrity on United Arab Emirates holidays. Find the best deals on airfares and hotels on lastminute.com.au, then spend the cash you save at the gold market instead—you’ll soon get the hang of the Emirati way.

Top hotels for your Dubai holiday

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

5 out of 5
No. 1 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$449 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

With a stay at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai in Dubai, you'll be 4 mi (6.5 km) from Aquaventure and 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Jumeirah Beach.

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Stella Di Mare Dubai Marina Hotel

Stella Di Mare Dubai Marina Hotel

5 out of 5
Al Mattla'ee Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Free cancellation
The price is AU$67 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.

In the heart of Dubai, Stella Di Mare Dubai Marina Hotel is within a 5-minute drive of The Walk and Ibn Battuta Mall.

"Nice modern hotel with helpful staff at front desk and buffet restaurant. A drainage problem in the shower was inconvenient and unexpected. Breakfast buffet was good quality. Hotel is some distance from airport. Marina mall is close by the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2019

Stella Di Mare Dubai Marina Hotel
Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis The Palm

5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$444 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

With a stay at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai (Palm Jumeirah), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Aquaventure and Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

Atlantis The Palm
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