Choose a luxury hotel in the United Arab Emirates with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and explore cosmopolitan cities where gleaming, gargantuan skyscrapers cast a shadow over traditional domes and minarets, while spice-filled open-air souks lie alongside air-conditioned designer shopping malls.
Luxury city breaks in the United Arab Emirates
Pink flamingos steal the show at the Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in the heart of Dubai. Take your time bartering over ingots and jewellery in the Gold Souk then gaze down at palm-shaped development The World from the observation deck of Burj Khalifa, the planet’s tallest building. A Bedouin camp and craftsmen provide a glimpse into the past at Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. Rub shoulders with modern-day sheikhs at Al Watba Camel Racetrack.
Luxury beach holidays in the United Arab Emirates
Turtles and eagle rays can be seen weaving between multi-coloured coral reefs by snorkellers at the powder white beach on Sir Bani Yas private island off Abu Dhabi’s west coast. The scent of sizzling seafood barbecues emanate from the five golden sand beaches in Al Mamzar Park in Dubai.
Luxury retreats in the United Arab Emirates countryside
International riders on Arabian horses compete on the lush green fields of the 150-acre Polo Club estate southwest of central Dubai. Try your hand at the ancient art of falconry during a 4x4 desert excursion into the heart of the UAE’s rolling dunes, or view them from above in a hot air balloon ride. Oryx, gazelles and giraffe graze beneath the baking sun in the Royal Nature Reserve.
Holiday in United Arab Emirates with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and develop a taste for Arabian luxury. Melt-in-the-mouth platters of Middle Eastern sweets and pastries are served by a butler poolside while you recline on rose water-scented cushions.