Unlike many sunshine holiday destinations, the summer months in Dubai offer some of the best money saving opportunities for families. Brits are particularly savvy when it comes to saving, with a 19% rise in August holidays to Dubai booked in 2013.
As well as the bargain prices and uninterrupted sunshine, summer trips to Dubai are becoming more popular with bargain hunters eager to attend Dubai Summer Surprises, a festival that incorporates exclusive bargains and children’s entertainment. Tourists and residents of neighbouring countries flock to Dubai’s numerous sprawling shopping malls each year to take advantage of deals in over 6,000 participating stores.
However, it’s not all retail therapy with the exciting Eid-al-Fitr celebrations in late July another reason to visit Dubai in the summer months. The Muslim holiday marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and Dubai’s Eid-al-Fitr fireworks – held every night during the Eid celebrations – are renowned for being hugely popular with locals and tourists alike. The celebrations also include the world famous Cirque Eloize iD, Dubai Arabic Comedy Nights and the Arab Idol tour.
Youngsters are also well catered for by a variety of events including Modhesh World – an interactive fantasy land for kids. There will also be Ben 10, Hello Kitty and Dora the Explorer-themed attractions to keep kids busy in Dubai this summer.
Globehunters Dubai Summer Offers
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi from £529pp
Kids stay and eat for free plus complimentary upgrades to half-board at this five-star beach resort with its own private marina.
Habtoor Grand Resort from £619pp
Kids stay free and complimentary room upgrades at this five-star resort overlooking Jumeirah Beach. The resort boasts fourteen themed bars and restaurants, a private beach and three swimming pools.
Atlantis the Palm from £829pp
Complimentary stays for kids and room upgrades to Half Board at one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels. Offer also includes unlimited admission to the Lost Chambers and Aquaventure Water Park.
All offers can be booked via globehunters.com or by calling 020 8944 4506.