Dubai & Mauritius Twin Centre
Thrilling Dubai fling & all-inclusive Mauritius beach holiday - Staying at Citymax Hotel Al Barsha & Le Palmiste Resort & Spa
Dubai flaunts dazzling beaches, state-of-the-art shopping malls and top-of-the-range golf courses. You're in a fantastic spot in this slick metropolis, a gem's throw from the humongous Mall of the Emirates, complete with indoor ski resort, and a 15-minute taxi ride from the Madinat Jumeirah reconstruction of a traditional Arab village.
Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building with observation decks displaying jaw-dropping panoramas, is around 20 minutes' drive away. The exquisitely decorated Jumeirah Mosque is one of the UEA's only mosques open to non-Muslims and a half-hour drive away, past surfer-speckled Jumeirah Beach.
Citymax Hotel Al Barsha, Dubai - 3 nights - Standard Room
This upbeat 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice winner sits in a prime Dubai postcode in the central Al Barsha district and delights guests with its lounger-lined rooftop pool with adjacent bar for city sunbathing and coolers. Breezy, contemporary interiors house a 24-hour fitness centre, a Brooklyn-esque pub serving comfort food and craft beer midday to midnight, the casual all-day Citycafé and a Lavazza coffee shop. Make the most of the free shuttle bus to the beach.
Your next luxurious location is the northwest of the exotic, blooming isle of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Snorkelling and diving among colourful sea life and swimming with turtles off Trou aux Biches Beach on your doorstep is a beautiful way to spend your days. Explore further afield with a 10-minute drive north to Grand Baie's vividly enchanting Hindu temple of Surya Oudaya Sangam and the splendid pink and white Tamil temple of Shiv Kalyan Vath Mandir.
A 20-minute drive southwest to Pamplemousses reveals the enlightening L'Aventure du Sucre, a former sugar factory turned museum that details Mauritian history, slavery, rum and sugar trades. The area's top attraction is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, a world-renowned sanctuary of intoxicating flowers from around the globe. For hikes among indigenous flora and fauna, head into the luscious Black River Gorges National Park in the island's south.
Le Palmiste Resort & Spa, Mauritius - 7 nights - Standard Room
A mango's throw from Trou aux Biches Beach and set within lush exotic gardens, this relaxing resort holds three outdoor pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a spa offering an extensive range of body treatments, plus a sauna, steam bath, relaxation area, and a beauty and hair salon. Get competitive over table tennis and volleyball and enjoy the weekly cultural shows and live local music.
Includes: Flights, Transfers, Accommodation
Departs: , Heathrow
Dubai is both a dynamic international business centre and a laid-back tourist escape; a city where the sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era. But these contrasts give its unique flavour and personality; a cosmopolitan society with an international lifestyle, yet with a culture deeply rooted in the Islamic traditions of Arabia. From the wonderful shopping on offer in the modern malls and traditional souks, long stretches of wonderful beaches and spectacular sand dunes, a Dubai holiday has much to offer. The city now boasts the tallest building in the world, a ski dome, some of the best shopping anywhere in the world and the first 6* hotel. The city is developing at a rapid pace and offers something for everyone.
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