The Maldives islands are home to some of the very best scuba diving in the world. Even if you’re not a diver, snorkelling in the warm waters offers wonderful opportunities to spot a wide variety of marine life. Some resorts have their own diving schools, whilst others have their own reefs and you may even see whale sharks.
Dubai is a glittering jewel in the United Arab Emirates offering wonderful beaches, masses of activities and year-round sun. The feel is cosmopolitan, glamorous and luxurious.
Architecture: the tallest building in the world, the world-class Burj al-Arab, the man-made Palm Jumeirah
Dubai Creek: the oldest part of the city offering souqs, mosques and authentic regional architecture. Take a water taxi for a different perspective on the city
Jumeirah beach: wonder at the selection of hotels along this area where recreational parks can be accessed along with a vast stretch of beach
Weather and when to visit
Dubai is warm all year round with virtually no rain and no risk of hurricanes. Temperatures from November to March hover around 25°C and rise to 40°C between May and September, making Dubai an excellent choice during colder UK winter months.