With lovely beaches of powdery white sand and an azure sea which is crystal clear and warm, a holiday to Dubai and its Emirates is the perfect place to relax and soak in the Arabian sun which shines out of a clear blue sky day after day. Made up of seven different emirates, the United Arab Emirates are increasingly popular with British holiday makers who travel here year after year to experience the stunning weather, unique culture and incredible scenery this charming land has to offer. At Mercury Holidays we have extensively explored the UAE and are proud to bring you holidays to 5 of our favourite locations; Dubai itself separated into Dubai City & Jumeirah Beach plus the further Emirates of, Fujairah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.
Dubai is by far the best known and most famous of the emirates, famed for its stunning architecture and ultra-modern skyline. The origins of Dubai are lost in the mists of time with early evidence of settlement dating back to the Stone Age. Dubai in its modern incarnation originally started as a small pearl fishing village; however this city has grown from humble beginnings to a world famous metropolis renowned for its prosperity and stunning architecture. With a choice of either Dubai city, famed for its buildings and shopping opportunities don't miss the famous Gold souk; or Dubai Beach (Jumeirah Beach) the perfect choice for sun seekers and home to the world famous Burj al Arab hotel, and the artificial structures of The Palm and The World.
Transport: Taxis are the most popular way to travel around and are metered, with a minimum fare of 10Dhs. Public buses are available. The Dubai Metro can be accessed on various days & times. Alternatively a small Abra ferry will take you from one side of the Creek to the other.
Beyond Dubai, the UAE is a fascinating mix of culture and scenery. Choose from Fujairah on the western coast, with its mountainous scenery and stunning beaches; Ajman, the smallest Emirate by area or Ras al Khaimuh to the north with its sandy shores and stunning natural landscape. Whilst each Emirate offers a truly unique holiday experience, they all share one common theme; each promises a remarkable holiday.
Dubai Tourism Tax - The Emirate of Dubai has introduced a compulsory Tourist Dirham tax levied on all booked hotel accommodation in Dubai, the new tax is to be paid by Guests at the hotel before the end of their stay. The fees are as follows: AED 20.00 per room per night for stays in 5 star hotels and deluxe apartments AED 15.00 per room per night for stays in 4 star hotels, superior apartments and deluxe holiday homes AED 10.00 per room per night for stays in 3 and 2 star hotels, standard hotel apartments and standard holiday homes AED 7.00 per room per night for stays in 1 star hotels and guest houses.
Ras al Khaimah Tourism Tax - Like Dubai, the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah has also introduced a compulsory Tourist Dirham tax levied on all booked hotel accommodation in the emirate, the new tax is to be paid by Guests to their hotel before the end of their stay. The fees are as follows: AED 20.00 per room per night for stays in 5 star hotels AED 15.00 per room per night for stays in 4 star hotels and AED 10.00 per room per night for stays in 3 star hotels.
Located in the heart of Dubai City is Dubai Creek. The creek splits Dubai into two main regions, Bur Dubai and Deira. Deira on the eastern bank of Dubai Creek is home to many of the sites of which Dubai...View Holidays to Dubai City, Dubai and further Emirates
Just 90 minutes from bustling Dubai, Fujairah is one the Emirates best kept secrets, home to the oldest Mosque in the UAE. With stunning views of the Indian Ocean, this is the perfect all year round destination.View Holidays to Fujairah, Dubai and further Emirates
Just moments from Dubai city-centre is the glamorous resort of Jumeirah Beach with its glorious stretch of white sand lapped by the tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf. Easily one of Dubai's most prestigious...View Holidays to Jumeirah Beach, Dubai and further Emirates
Located in the northern part of the UAE, Ras al Khaimah offers the visitor miles of sandy beaches, a rich heritage and first class facilities. Located just 90 minutes from Dubai, unlike its sister Emirate,...View Holidays to Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai and further Emirates
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