With thrilling theme parks, lavish luxury hotels, opportunities for desert dune-bashing adventures and shopping malls that must be seen to be believed, this futuristic city, custom-made for a stopover, is well worth a look. Dubai has fast become one of the world’s favourite stopover cities – and with good reason!

Dubai’s glitz and glamour are apparent in everything from its stunning hotels to its bustling attractions. The Dubai Fountain is a big draw for visitors, spoiling onlookers with an incredible sound, light, water and music show that is truly breath-taking. For something extra special, hop in a boat and enjoy a ride on the lake that surrounds the fountain. Then there’s cultural and historical attractions such as Jumeirah Mosque to enjoy. This is the only mosque in Dubai that welcomes non-Muslim visitors six days a week and is a true architectural gem. You can even learn about Emirati culture on a guided tour, then enjoy Arabic coffee, tea and traditional pastries. And of course, no trip to Dubai would be complete without a spot of shopping. Head to Dubai Mall to shop til’ you drop at more than 1200 stores. There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained whilst you’re shopping, as there’s an aquarium, ice rink, cinema and flight simulator experience in the mall too, to name just a few.

Dubai offers guaranteed year-round sunshine and is perfect for families looking for fun or couples seeking a romantic getaway.