This incredible Dubai & Maldives twin-centre holiday consists of 3 nights at the 5* Melia Dubai followed by 7 nights All-Inclusive at the incredible 4* Chaya Reef ellaidhoo in the Maldives.
Start your twin-centre holiday with a direct overnight flight from London to Dubai with Emirates Airlines. Stay 3 nights at the stunning 5* Melia Dubai, arriving by private transfer, where you can explore all that Dubai has to offer from it's fabulous location.Then fly direct to the Maldives with Emirates before catching your Speed Boat or Sea Plane transfer to your hotel for 7 nights all-inclusive and pure sun and relaxation.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Desert Safari & Sunset Barbecue, £51 per person - An exhilarating ride and a sample of authentic desert life. This is an excursion you simply must book before your visit to Dubai. A thrilling roller-coaster drive over the dunes and then head to a Bedouin camp for a delicious barbecue dinner in the heart of the desert. An adventure like no other! This desert safari will take you off-road into the desert for a thrilling and exhilarating experience in the capable hands of an expert driver. You’ll be picked up in a luxury, air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicle and taken on an exciting dune drive across the the golden sands of Arabian Desert. Race up giant sand dunes and plunge over blind precipices before heading to the top of the largest dune to watch the sun set over this beautiful landscape. From here, continue to a Bedouin campsite nestled deep in the desert where a warm traditional Arabic welcome of dates and coffee awaits you. Here there is the chance to ride a camel or try sand surfing as a delicious barbecue dinner is prepared on open fires. Dinner will be served to you under the stars as your lounge on embroided cushions and traditional Persian carpets. It is a time-honoured Arabic tradition to smoke a water pipe called Narhileh or ‘hubbly bubbly’ and this will be offered to you during dinner. Entertainment includes an authentic belly dancer and soft tones of Arabic folk music.
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, £35 per person - Dubai’s most legendary waterpark, Aquaventure, boasts 7 heart-pumping slides, raging white water rapids and a stunning beach front location at the incredible resort destination of Atlantis, The Palm. With everything from uphill water coasters to the largest children’s play structure in the region and even a ride with 1 metre waves to wash you along, this fantastic waterpark is overflowing with 42-acres of adventure. Aquaventure is the ultimate fun day out in the sun! Among the many rides and attractions you will discover are, Leap of Faith, Shark Attack, The River Rides and Splasher’s.
The Lost Chambers at Atlantis The Palm, £18 per person - Imagine exploring the mysterious ruins of Atlantis, lost for thousands of years deep beneath the sea. Visitors can live out their own Atlantean adventure in The Lost Chambers, maze of underwater halls and tunnels. This is where the myth of Atlantis comes alive! Discover this lost world at your own pace or join one of the Navigators for a walk through the mysterious maze of underground passageways, tunnels and underwater vistas. Amid the ruins of Atlantis you’ll come face to face with the incredible 65,000 marine animals of Atlantis. Discover over 20 fresh and seawater exhibits including some eerie jellyfish, menacing sharks, piranhas, moray eels, phantom rays, giant arapaima and many more species.
Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Combo Pass, £51 per person - This fantastic combo ticket gives you admission to both Aquaventure Water Park and The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm. The Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Combo Pass is the ideal ticket for a great family day out in Dubai. Enjoy the thrill of the largest and most exciting water park in the Middle East. Aquaventure is set in 42 acres overflowing with fun including Master Blasters, speedslide, rivers, rapids, Splashers children’s play area, lush tropical landscapes and a beautiful private beach. Only those daring and adventurous enough will take on the Leap of Faith! At 27.5-metres tall, this slide plunges the brave 61-metres along an almost vertical drop through the Shark Lagoon. Shark Attack takes guests into the depths of the mysterious Ziggurat before emerging beneath the surface of Shark Lagoon. For families with younger children, Aquaventure is home to Splashers, the largest family interactive play-structure in the region. Ten slides, two dumping buckets, rope bridges, water jets, cannons and climbing frames will keep younger guests excited and amused all day. Visitors can live out their own Atlantean adventure in The Lost Chambers, maze of underwater halls and tunnels. Amid the ruins of Atlantis you’ll come face to face with the incredible 65,000 marine animals of Atlantis. At the heart of the Lost Chambers discover eerie jellyfish, menacing sharks, piranhas, moray eels, phantom rays, giant arapaima and many more species.
Atlantis Dolphin Adventure at Dolphin Bay, prices from £158 per person - A one-of-a-kind dolphin experience awaits at Dolphin Bay. Journey into the depths of a lagoon alongside beautiful dolphins and enjoy the thrill of the signature belly-ride back to the shore! The incredible resort destination of Atlantis, The Palm holds countless secrets for a visitor to discover but no corner of the resort holds quite the same fascination as the gentle residents at Dolphin Bay. Meet and play with the graceful and intriguing Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins during this magical experience. Plus, as an added bonus every interaction includes complimentary same day access to the legendary Aquaventure waterpark and pristine beach with panoramic views of Dubai’s stunning skyline. Join the dolphins in the deeper waters of the beautiful lagoons for an intimate experience. The signature belly-ride delivers you back to shore, guaranteeing you the most memorable ride of your life as your dolphin shows off his speed and agility. Touching, hugging, holding ‘hands’ and playing ball are other interactions that can be experienced. The deep water Atlantis Dolphin Adventure includes a 15-minute orientation session and 30 minutes up close with a dolphin within which time guests join a dolphin in the centre of our lagoon. The interaction is limited to just 6 guests per dolphin to create a highly personal experience.
This is a Deep Water Encounter and the experience will take place in 10ft of water so all participants must be good swimmers.
Evening Dhow Dinner Cruise, £40 per person - Enjoy a sumptuous feast of Arabic, continental and oriental dishes set to traditional Arabian Music as you gently cruise along the moonlit Dubai Creek aboard a traditional wooden Dhow. This trip offers a wonderful mix of the traditional Dhow Arabian boat and the remarkable modern architecture of Dubai. Enjoy a lavish evening buffet meal as your Dhow gently sails along the Dubai Creek under the moonlight. The beautifully illuminated city forms a wonderful backdrop and you will see sights such as Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, the spectacular Chamber of Commerce building and also Sheikh Saeed's house.
Dubai Balloon Adventure, £175 per person - Experience the desert as only a few have seen it as you gently float across this spectacular landscape in a hot air balloon. View giant sand dunes, emerald green oases, gazelles and wandering camels as you enjoy a magic carpet ride. Head across the desert in the pre-dawn darkness to the launch site in the desert. As the sun slowly rises over this beautiful sandy landscape, the gas burners are ignited and the balloon slowly comes to life. Soon you will be soaring into the immense blue of the desert sky and enjoying magnificent views of the amazing desert landscape. The balloon flight lasts for around an hour and each experience is totally unique with the flight route and landing location totally dependant on the wind strength and direction. Land among the sand dunes and then head back to Dubai.
Wild Wadi Water Park, £41 per person - Located in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers 30 exciting rides and attractions for all the family including the including the gravity-defying Jemeriah Sceirah - the tallest and fastest freefall water slide outside of North America. Wild Wadi has a system of flow rivers and jets (‘Master Blasters’) that push you around the park on a rubber ring which means that you rarely have to get out and walk up stairs to the rides. There are over 20 rides including the gravity-defying Jemeriah Sceirah - the tallest and fastest freefall water slide outside of North America which is definitely not for the faint-hearted! Wild Wadi is themed around the adventures of Juha, Sinbad’s mythical friend. Go body boarding at Wipeout, float through ever changing landscapes or scream to your heart’s content at Jumeirah Sceirah.
Dubai Big Bus Hop-on/Hop-off Tour with FREE Dhow Creek Cruise, £38 per person - Discover Dubai on this fun and leisurely hop-on, hop-off tour. Your double-decker ticket is valid for 24 hours enabling you to discover this amazing city of contrasts at your own pace. From the soaring Burg Al Arab hotel to the ancient gold and spice souks and bustling waterways, Dubai is a wonderfully diverse city and the Big Bus Double Decker tour is the perfect way to sample its delights and find your bearings. Onboard, enjoy splendid views of the city as your informative guide tells you about all the famous sites and history of the region. Your 24-hour ticket offers unlimited hop-on/hop-off opportunities at any of the 21 stops, so you can spend as much time as you wish to explore, sightsee or visit attractions before boarding the next bus to continue with your tour.
The Red Route circles Dubai City and visits sights including Dubai Museum, Old Dubai Souk, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House whilst the Blue Route tours around the beaches offering splendid views of modern Dubai including the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel, the Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis on the Palm.
PLUS, your Big Bus ticket also includes a complimentary hour-long cruise aboard a traditional Arabic Dhow. Hop off at stop 7 and explore Dubai’s famous Creek. You will be amazed as you gently sail through the sparkling emerald waters of the UAE’s most famous waterway.
Your ticket also includes free entrance to Dubai's Museum and Sheikh Saeed Maktoum House. If you are visiting Dubai between April and October, your ticket also includes a guided walk through the famous gold and spice souks.
At the Top of the World - Burj Khalifa & High Tea at the Burj Al Arab, £192 per person - This tour celebrates Dubai's modern architectural wonders with a visit to the Burj Al Arab, the highest hotel ever built on a man-maid island and Burj Khalifa the world’s highest tower. The tour starts with a visit to the Burj Al Arab. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, the hotel soars to a height of 321 metres and has become Dubai’s most recognisable landmark. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at this famous hotel. Continue to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa where you ascend to the amazing 124th floor Observation Deck for breathtaking views of Dubai and beyond. Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator, travelling at 10 metres per second. As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean. The tour ends with Dubai Dancing fountain. Here you may choose to remain at the Dubai Mall to shop at your leisure or return to your hotel.
Iconic Dubai including High Tea at Atlantis the Palm, £120 per person - Dubai leads the world with unique and extravagant projects and record breaking structures. This tour takes you to three of the city's most famous landmarks, Burj Dubai, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis Palm Jumeirah where you enjoy afternoon tea. Here is the chance to visit some of Dubai's most attractive landmarks, Burj Dubai, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis Palm Jumeirah. Your tour starts with a photo stop of Burj Al Arab, the most luxurious hotel in the world on a man-made island before continuing with a drive through Dubai Marina to the waterfront project which constitutes Dubai's 8th wonder of the world, the Palm Jumeirah. Head to the Atlantis the Palm which features the world's highest Murano glass sculpture of Dal Chahule. Standing 10 metres high, it is made up of 3000 individually blown glasses. Enjoy a delicious high tea at Atlantis the Palm before heading to the Burj Khalifa, the highest tower of the world. Experience breathtaking views across the region from the 'At the Top' observation platform. The tour ends with Dubai Dancing fountain. Here you may choose to remain at the Dubai Mall to shop at your leisure or return to your hotel.
Ski Dubai - Slope Ticket, £36 per person - In a country where temperatures can soar to over 40 degrees, skiing and snowboarding is perhaps the last activities you would expect to find... but this is Dubai and anything is possible. Ski Dubai is a wonderfully unique winter wonderland built on desert sands. The amazing real snow setting covers an area equivalent to three football pitches and comprises green, blue, red and black runs, chairlifts and snow patrols - just like any other ski resort. The runs vary in difficulty, height and steepness, catering for everyone from the novice skier and snowboarder to the snow sport enthusiast. Here, you can test your abilities on the world’s first indoor black run or practice your turns on the gentle nursery slopes. Snowboarders can also perfect their stunts on the 90-metre long quarter pipe. A brief respite from the slopes can be enjoyed at the St Moritz Café or the Avalanche Café at mid-station, with views of the slope. Your ticket includes a two-hour session to master the slopes and there is no need to worry about clothing or ski and snowboarding equipment as everything is provided.
Morning Safari - Camel Riding & Sand Boarding (Private Tour), £174 per group of 6 people - Get ready for a morning trip of excitement and magic as an experienced safari driver takes you on a thrilling journey over the sand dunes deep inside the heart of Arabian Desert. Afterwards enjoy a camel ride and sand boarding over the high dunes. Your morning starts with a thrilling dune drive across the the golden sands of Arabia in a a luxury, air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicle. Race up giant sand dunes and plunge over blind precipices on this exciting rollercoaster drive before heading to a desert campsite to enjoy some refreshments. Here you will also get the chance to enjoy a camel ride over the dunes. What you certainly must try is one of the world's newest and most exciting sports - sand boarding over the high dunes. Strap on your sand board, take a deep breath and rush down the golden sands of the desert. You will return to the city at about noon to enjoy the rest of the day refreshed and full of stories to tell.
Dubai Helicopter Ride (Shared Flight), £140 per person - This exhilarating helicopter adventure offers unparalleled birds eye views of Dubai including the old town, the abras and dhows on the Creek and the 21st century skyline. The most exciting way to see Dubai’s many famous landmarks is by helicopter. Taking off from the Palm Jumeirah, the flight takes you over the beach Hotels giving you wonderful birds-eye views of the coastline and the most famous landmark – the Burj Al Arab. Be in awe of the World and Palm Island’s magnificence as the helicopter circles over this remarkable project. The extended 25-minute flight will also take you over the Camel Race Track, Naad al Sheba Race Track, Dubai Industrial Area, Mall of the Emirates, the Emirates Golf Club and the Dubai Marina.
Abu Dhabi City Tour, £55 per person - Little more than 50 years ago, Abu Dhabi was no more than a fort surrounded by a modest village of date palm huts. Today it is the ultra modern capital of UAE and is often referred to as the Arabian Jewel. Your journey from Dubai will take you past the Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the entire world on the road to Abu Dhabi. Here you will discover an ultra modern city situated on an island. Towering skyscrapers and glittering glass facades abound everywhere in he city, but a generous sprinkling of parks and gardens help maintain Abu Dhabi’s reputation as being one of the greenest cities in the region. On arrival in the city, stop at a colourful carpet market where a huge variety of fabulous carpets from all around the world are being sold before enjoying a buffet lunch at one of the best restaurants in the city. Your tour then continues with a visit to the old souk where you can experience the bustle of everyday life before a relaxing drive along the scenic Corniche to the end of the breakwater offering splendid views of the city skyline. See the beautiful Al Husn Palace, Abu Dhabi’s oldest building dating from the 18th century before visiting a local crafts market where local handicrafts based on the traditional “tali” handwork are made. The tour concludes with a visit to the dhow harbour where you can witness the age-old method of traditional dhow building. Also see the Emirates Palace, the most exclusive hotel in the world.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi General Admission Ticket, £43 per person - Enjoy a full day’s admission to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari theme park where you can experience high adrenaline rides and Ferrari inspired multi-sensory attractions including Formula Rossa the fastest rollercoaster in the world. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is not your average theme park; this place is packed with all sorts of activities that will ignite your inner Ferrari energy from wonderful family rides and mesmerising 4-D adventures to the world’s fastest rollercoaster. Step past the main gates into an intense multi-sensory experience celebrating Ferrari where fans, families and racing fanatics alike can experience the race, the culture and the history like never before. Attractions include Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster, an adrenaline-fuelled ride that emulates the sensation of being in a Ferrari F1 car, reaching speeds up to 240km per hour. There’s a G-Force experience that takes passengers on the ride of their life right up through the roof of the theme park. Ferrari World also gives you the chance to race on state of the art simulators, as used by the Ferrari racing team, and enjoy a flume ride through the heart of a Ferrari 599 engine. Perhaps test your strategic skills on the Pit Wall or head to the The Paddock where you can go behind the scenes of a Grand Prix and have a look around the Ferrari garage and listen in on the team briefing. At Galleria Ferrari you can get up close and personal with the ultimate display of vintage and modern Ferraris. Must see Ferrari World attractions include Formula Rossa, Speed of Magic, G-Force, Fiorano GT Challenge and the fantastic Galleria Ferrari.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – Dubai
Fly overnight direct from London to Dubai with Emirates Airlines. Once you arrive in Dubai you’ll be met and transferred to your Dubai hotel where the remainder of the day is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 2 Dubai
Once you arrive in Dubai you’ll be met and transferred to your Dubai hotel where the remainder of the day is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 3 Dubai
A full day at leisure for you to explore Dubai. Do some shopping in one of the may fantastic malls, relax on Jumeirah Beach, take a splash at the Wild Wadi Waterpark, be adventurous with a Dune Buggy Safari or take a trip out to The Palm and see one of the most amazing hotel complexes in the world.
Day 4 Dubai
One final day in Dubai to do as much as you in this awesome city.
Day 5 Dubai - Maldives
This morning you’ll be collected from your Dubai hotel and transferred to the airport to catch your flight to the Maldives. Upon arrival you’ll need to catch your speed boat or Sea Plane transfer to the Chaya reef Ellaidhoo where the rest of the day is yours to relax and unwind.
Day 6 - 11 Chaya reef Ellaidhoo, Maldives
The rest of your weeks stay at the All-Inclusive resort is yours to simply relax in a tropical oasis. If you are looking to venture away from the resort at any point during your stay there are several excursions that you can book locally through the hotels concierge. These include – Night Fishing, a Lover’s Cruise, trips to neighbouring islands, a deserted Island picnic, Coconut Safaris and many more.
Day 12 Maldives - London
Today you’ll take the seaplane transfer back to Male airport before joining your Emirates flight to London via Dubai.
Day 13 London
Arrive back in the UK after enjoying what was hopefully a fantastic holiday!