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Dubai and Oman

Our verdict:

Dubai and Oman share the same sultry weather but in many ways they are chalk and cheese. One is dazzling, modern and full of surprises. The other is romantic and ancient, rich in cultural treasures and dramatic landscapes. Which one is for you? If you can't decide, combine them to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Recommended tour operator: Inspiring Travel Company

Inspiring Travel Company says

Year-round sunshine, luxury hotels, gorgeous beaches and activities galore are all part of the unique draw of Dubai and Oman. Add to that easy access from a range of UK airports and quick transfer times from the airports and it’s no wonder they rank amongst our most popular destinations.

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How do you choose between the two? Dubai clearly has the edge when it comes to glitzy hotels, world-class restaurants, shopping and entertainment, whilst Oman is one of the Middle East’s most fascinating cultural destinations with 5,000 years of history along with spectacular scenery from dramatic mountains to white sand beaches.

Our expert team can tailor-make your trip to combine them both in an exciting two-centre holiday.

Our Dubai hotels range from glamorous sophistication to busy family-friendly resorts. The iconic Burj Al Arab ticks every box when it comes to luxury. The all-suite accommodation, with butler service, is matched by the incredible dining experiences, spa, kids club and pools.

From underwater suites to the fun-packed Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis the Palm is a spectacular choice for couples and families alike.

Also located on The Palm, the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is more low-key but no less luxurious, whilst Madinat Jumeirah is a stunning collection of individual hotels – the Madinat Jumeirah – Al Qasr for example – connected by waterways. Close to the popular Wild Wadi Waterpark, it’s a great choice for families as well as couples.

One&Only The Palm is tucked away discreetly on a beautiful peninsula with exquisite service to match the romantic setting.

From Muscat to the Al Hajar Mountains, our choice of Oman hotels is incredibly diverse. The Chedi Muscat is the perfect choice for couples looking for elegance with a contemporary twist. Historic Muscat is on your doorstep, if you can tear yourselves away from the soft sandy beach.  Also close to Muscat, the sophisticated Al Bustan Palace is a Ritz-Carlton Hotel set on a two-mile private beach.

For the ultimate in luxury, head to Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula and the Six Senses Zighy Bay, where each villa has a private pool. The spa is exceptional.

Established in 1974, Inspiring Travel Company (formerly known as ITC Luxury Travel) is all about delivering the best experience from your first enquiry to the end of your holiday – you will always be able to speak to someone who has stayed in the hotels and can give you unbiased advice.

Find out more about our holidays in Dubai and in Oman and our latest special offers worldwide.

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