destinations

Middle East

Destinations

Middle East

Dubai

Lying in the calm, blue waters of the southern Gulf and flanked by a majestic desert, the iconic city of Dubai is a place of fascinating contrast which offers year-round sunshine and 5-star luxury. A distinctive blend of modern city and timeless desert where East meets West and where gleaming skyscrapers stand side-by-side with the intricate alleyways of the gold souks. With more experiences on offer every year including dining, shopping and world-class theme parks, Dubai is a destination that never standstill. Be sure to Visit Dubai to ‘Discover all that’ possible’ in this fabulous city.

Best time to visit

Summer in Dubai reach temperatures if over 40°c therefore most people choose to travel between October and May when the temperature is lower. Rainfall is minimal in Dubai.

  • Flight Time: Approx 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Time Difference: GMT +4 Hours
  • Currency: Arab Emirates Dirham
  • Visas: British passport holders will be issued a visit visa on arrival valid for a stay of up to 30 days.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of Arabia’s most exciting leisure and cultural destinations. Perhaps take a stroll along the city’s famous waterfront, the Corniche, see the architectural splendor of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, learn about the ancient sport of falconry or ride the world’s fastest roller coaster. Saadiyat Island with its golden sand beach and PGA championship golf course will son welcome visitors to its new cultural attraction Louvre Abu Dhabi! Emergent from the desert sands, Yas Island is Abu Dhabi’s thriving entertainment hub. Expirnces thrilling ride at Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, or enjoy spectacular views at Yas Marina Circuit, host to the annual F1 Grand Prix.

Best time to visit

Abu Dhabi is a year-round destination. Travel between October and May for cooler temperatures. Summer months reach temperatures of over 40°c. Rainfall is minimal in Abu Dhabi with a few centimeters from December to March.

  • Flight Time: Approx 7 hours 40 minutes to Muscat
  • Time Difference: GMT +4 Hours
  • Currency: Omani Rial
  • Visas: British passport holders will be issued a visit visa on arrival.

Oman

Oman remains largely undiscovered, but with a glorious climate and incredibly friendly people, it is a destination to behold. Stretching from the eastern edge of the Arbian Peninsula, Oman features one of the mos diverse environments in the region. From rugged mountains that plunge dramatically into the ocean, to secluded beaches that punctuate the coastline and the dramatic desert. From Muscat with its historic port and rugged coastline to the colorful city of Salalah with its coconut fringed beaches and banana plantations, bringing a tropical element to the desert. Oman is an Arabian gem waiting to be discovered.

Best time to visit

Oman is warm all year-round. December to April brings pleasant temperatures but between May and September the temperatures can exceed 40°c.

  • Flight Time: Approx 7 hours 40 minutes to Muscat
  • Time Difference: GMT +4 Hours
  • Currency: Omani Rial
  • Visas: British passport holders will be issued a visit visa on arrival. Approximate coasts are £10 for stays up to 10 days or £37 for says up to 30 days.

Qatar

Sitting on a peninsula surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf, Qatar lures you with its eclectic mix of sun-kissed beaches. desert escapades and rich Middle Eastern culture. Its modern shopping mall contrast with the sights and scents of Souq Waqif, where shoppers haggle for a bargain, a tradition unchanged by the passage of time. Long sweeps of sandy beach offer a wide variety of attractions both above and below the water, including excellent diving. Take a trip to the desert, either by 4WD or on camelback and be rewarded with glimpses of Qatar’s spectacular scenery. Spend an afternoon wandering around the galleries of the Museum of Islamic Art, before visiting the Park for fantastic views of Doha’s skyline.

Best time to visit

Qatar has a hot and arid climate all year round. October to May brings pleasant temperatures, with the summer months exceeding 40°c.

  • Flight Time: Approx 7 hours
  • Time Difference: GMT +3 Hours
  • Currency: Omani Rial
  • Visas: British passport holders will be issued a visit visa on arrival. Approximate coasts are £10 for stays up to 10 days or £37 for says up to 30 days.