Make the most of your extended weekends this May with a quick, luxurious getaway. From tropical beaches to big cities, you can choose from many beautiful hotels and resorts in popular destinations.
One of the world’s fastest developing cities, Dubai is a multicultural mosaic that blends eastern and western lifestyles. Once a small fishing village, now stunning modern skyscrapers ascend from the desert, including the instantly recognisable sail-shaped Burj Al Arab.
The city’s fluid character is expressed through its cuisine. World famous chefs serve the finest food to Dubai’s elite, while street vendors and small restaurants cater to international communities and tourists looking for more original flavours inspired by Lebanese, Iranian and Indian dishes.
Many western brands have opened stores in Dubai’s impressive shopping malls, which also boast attractions such as indoor snow slopes and waterways. Head to the souks to haggle over traditional goods, including spices, textiles and perfumes, as well as relatively affordable gold. Never settle for the first price you’re offered, and you’ll be bargaining like a local by the end of your stay.