Warm weather the whole year round, teamed with a vast array of attractions and places of interest make this magical city the perfect pre-summer getaway. Exotic sand dunes, tropical beaches, a seven-star hotel, the world's tallest tower, man-made islands and underwater hotels are just some of the gems worth visiting.
Offering a perfect waterfront backdrop, the Dubai Marina is one of the most sought after localities of the city. It is here where holidaymakers can find the sumptuous Le Royal Meridien Resort & Spa Dubai. This unique resort offers three stunning swimming pools, a private beach and 13 different restaurants to choose from.
Designed for both leisure and business travellers, the five-star resort also provides 500 plush rooms and suites in addition to a fitness centre, and its own souvenir shop.
Celebrated chef Gary Rhodes is the proud owner of Rhodes Twenty10, one of the culinary outposts on site. It offers the best steak in town as well as an unrivaled cocktail selection.
Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, who owns more than 20 restaurants around the world and has partnered several with opera star Placido Domingo, offers the finest Mexican cuisine in Dubai at the Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen and Lounge, also located inside the resort.
The hotel also houses the Caracalla Spa, which boasts a holistic range of beauty treatments and unforgettable experiences for the body and mind. Hammam pools, a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are also at the customer's disposal.
Discovering Dubai is easy thanks to the resort's fantastic location. And clients who want to hit the shops can take advantage of complimentary shuttle services to and from the Mall of the Emirates – famous for its indoor ski slope.
Just a walk away from the luxurious hotel is the Skydive Dubai, which recently received the visit of heavyweight boxer David Haye and Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. Thrill-seakers will want to check it out and fly over the most breathtaking views in the world.
There are a several landmarks that visitors shouldn't miss - including the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. This acts as a majestic centrepiece to Downtown Dubai, and provides the backdrop to the world's largest water fountain show, Dubai Fountain.
A trip to Dubai would not be complete without a desert safari adventure exploring the formidable sand dunes of the Arabian desert. www.eastbound.ae offer a thrilling journey over sand dunes deep in the heart of the desert followed by camel rides, a great BBQ dinner, henna tattoos and live belly dancing.
Possibly the best experience in the city has to be a dolphin encounter at Dolphin Bay in the Atlantis, The Palm. Coming nose to bottlenose with one of the world's most intriguing and lovable animals is an unforgettable experience.
Swimmers connect with the dolphins through kisses, hugs and dancing and it is all captured on camera, to relive and remember the special moment once back on home shores.
Whilst here, the Aquaventure Waterpark cannot be missed. This water park with a difference has has four main areas offering thrilling rides, fun slides for all ages and private beaches.
To book your dream holiday in Le Royal Meridien, and for more information about the luxurious hotel, click here.
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