Arab heritage and hyper-modern cities
Escape to a shimmering and exotic world away with a UAE holiday, whisking you off to the Persian Gulf where its seven emirates present a land truly unlike any other. Touch down in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Ras Al Khaimah and you only have to look up to see a skyline strewn with record breaking, awe inspiring skyscrapers, world class beaches and unrivalled shopping malls brimming with luxury designer brands.
Looking for adventure? Discover breathtaking and mysterious desert landscapes just waiting to be explored, with camel rides, dune buggy trips and 4x4 jeep safaris to satisfy even the riskiest of thrill seekers and the itchiest of feet. Take a pinch of year round sunshine, a sprinkling of luxury and a generous handful of activities for all to enjoy and you have the perfect UAE holiday destination for families, couples and adventurers alike.
Treat yourself to a truly unique oasis of unrivalled luxury with an all inclusive UAE holiday. Beach lovers will relish spending time on the silky white sands within the many glamorous, private beach clubs, all with 5 star service, sumptuous food and ice cold drinks to enjoy while you kick back and relax a truly perfect day in the sun. If you’re new to an all inclusive holiday, all inclusive UAE is known as some of the best, with every desire catered for in a destination sparkling with opportunities, activities and fun for all. Looking for a family friendly day out? Look no further than the gentle surf and sandy shores of Dubai’s Jumeriah Beach, lapped by crystal clear waters and offering world class diving. Known as the UAE’s ‘luxury playground for families’, Jumeirah Beach has it all; home to the iconic Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park (an instant hit with little kids and big kids alike) and Madinat Jumeirah for a dose of retail therapy.
Exploring potential UAE holiday destinations? From dazzling Dubai to opulent Abu Dhabi and historic Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE is filled with incredible sights and scenic skylines. Home to the iconic Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest structure in the world and offering unrivalled panoramic views across Dubai and the UAE, glittering innovation meets time honoured Arabic heritage - a meeting of the worlds apparent in the many customs and traditions of its people alongside the amazing structures of its cities. The world famous Palm Islands are often sought by UAE holidaymakers looking for the ultimate indulgence in travel, with truly deluxe 5 star accommodation, aqua parks and aquariums, as well as diving, shopping and parachuting - perfect if you’re looking for thrills away from the sand.
Here at Sovereign, we’ve handpicked some of the most exclusive and jaw dropping hotels in the UAE. With award winning spas, Michelin dining, private beaches and pools, on site waterparks, rooftop gardens and a host of other amazing amenities to enjoy, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect all inclusive UAE holiday for you. Explore our favourite destinations below and get all the essential information, from flight times and visa information to handy hints on what time of year to visit and local customs to bear in mind.
Flight time from the UK to the UAE is around 6 hours 30 minutes.
Emirati summers are classic of the Middle East: long, hot and humid. Average temperatures are in the high 30s and early 40s pretty much from May through to September, when humidity can top 80%. Winter is a more comfortable time to visit, with temperatures between November and April sticking around the mid-to-high 20s with little chance of rain.
British citizens will be granted a free 30-day visa upon arrival in the UAE.
In most tourist destinations in the Emirates (such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi), it’s customary to leave a 10% cash tip in restaurants. Small tips are appreciated for other services; aim for five to 20 UAE dirhams for porters bringing your bags to your room and for taxi drivers.