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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

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Desert Highlights in Abu Dhabi, Al Maha and Dubai

For more information, please call our Travel Consultants on:01244 897 881

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Journey Highlights

Fly into Abu Dhabi and experience the warm hospitality and cosmopolitan attractions of this fast developing emirate. Boasting a selection of five star luxury hotels providing a wealth of facilities, visitors can enjoy superb golf courses, beaches, the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, shopping, malls, souks, nightclubs, restaurants, Ferrari World (home to the world's fastest rollercoaster) and Yas Arena, playing host to international music superstars. On the mainland, there are attractive parks and promenades and thrill-seekers can enjoy watersports such as scuba-diving, wakeboarding, sand-skiing in the desert and safaris. For a cultural diversion, there are archaeological sites, landmarks, art galleries and museums to explore. Located just seven minutes away from downtown Abu Dhabu, the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort offers a refined elegance, featuring private terraces and the signature St. Regis Butler service, with a contemporary twist. Adjacent to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, with its eighteen-hole Gary Player-designed golf course, it has a wealth of attractions for guests to explore.

Leaving Abu Dhabi and the bright lights of the city behind, take a private car transfer, for approximately two hours, to neighbouring Dubai for your luxurious stay at an exceptional desert escape. Set around an oasis within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa offers the ultimate desert sanctuary and provides a glimpse into the heritage and romance of Arabia. Resembling an ancient Bedouin encampment, this secluded, internationally award-winning resort offers a wonderful insight of the region's history and hospitality. Reach for your binoculars and camera, or have an easel on-hand, as you are bound to feel inspired by the silent dunes, falconry, passing wildlife or dramatic Hajar Mountains.

Depart the desert and drive to the vibrant attractions of Dubai, for your luxurious stay at One&Only Royal Mirage - Arabian Court, for your final part of the journey. A sophisticated and idyllic hideaway, guests will be enchanted by the striking architecture, elaborate courtyards, beautiful fountains, reflecting pools and immaculate gardens. With rich interiors, superlative service and a private beach, quite in addition to the fantastic facilities and amenities, the property serves as the perfect ending to your luxurious Arabian experience. 

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Experiencing a myriad of eastern treasures

Guide Price:

From £3,655 per person. The price includes flights and transfers.

Best Time To Travel

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Typically extremely hot during the summer months of June to September, the region is generally cooler with light sea breezes during December to March.

Fly from London to Abu Dhabi

Private car transfer from the Airport

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Abu Dhabi

Staying at

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

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Rich in history, a luxury holiday to Abu Dhabi with Elegant Resorts is fast becoming a popular choice amongst our clients for holidays in the Arabian Gulf. As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is affectionately known as the ‘Garden City of the Gulf’ because of its green boulevards, beautiful gardens and parks. It is just a ninety-minute drive away from Dubai and, in general, things run at a more leisurely pace here, although there are plenty of things to see and do - from sand-skiing to souk shopping. Discover traditional Arabian life as you stroll through the Zayed Heritage Village or escape the metropolis and take a tour into the desert. Abu Dhabi also has 249 miles of coastline with remote islands and powdery-white sands. Enjoy Abu Dhabi's clean public beaches near the city, or take a boat out to quiet seaside spots.


Highlights

From major attractions such as Ferrari World and the Yas Arena, to sandskiing, watersports, souks and art galleries, Abu Dhabi has plenty to offer every traveller.

Staying at

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

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Nestled on a pristine beach, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort maintains the kind of refined elegance that is synonymous with the St. Regis brand worldwide, but offers a contemporary twist. Boasting private terraces and signature St. Regis butler service, guest accommodation is modern and furnished with flat-screen televisions, complimentary wi-fi and iPod docking stations. Ocean Suites provide spacious accommodation, the two-bedroom Ocean Suites are perfect for families and the two-bedroom Majestic Suite boasts a terrace and a swimming pool. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is adjacent to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, with its eighteen-hole Gary Player-designed course. Providing a calming retreat for its guests, the resort is also ideally placed, located just seven minutes away from downtown Abu Dhabi.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A contemporary twist to the St. Regis brand
  • Feature:Private terraces make the most of the views
  • Rooms:377 rooms & suites
  • Location:Abu Dhabi
  • Nearest airport:Abu Dhabi Airport
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Private car transfer to Al Maha Desert Resort

Leave Abu Dhabi and take a two hour, private car transfer to the desert resort of Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa.

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Al Maha - A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

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A unique resort, set around an oasis, the impressive Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is run very much like a safari lodge with morning and evening activities. Guests can embrace the beauty of the desert and enjoy an array of desert activities, such as camel treks and desert safaris, all whilst staying on a full board basis. Guests can enjoy complimentary desert pursuits, such as horse-riding, archery, camel treks, nature walks and wildlife drives with the opportunity to admire the rare Arabian Oryx or shy gazelles. The resort boasts a Timeless Spa, swimming pool, sauna and two traditional majlis, along with a wonderful eastern ambience. Whether guests choose to explore the desert, indulge with gourmet dining, or simply relax beside their private pool, they will certainly enjoy the tranquillity of the desert landscape. The luxury Bedouin Suites are beautifully designed internally and externally, with the outside decks and private pools ideal for romantic private dining under the brilliant starry skies.

Private car transfer to One&Only Royal Mirage

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Dubai

Staying at

One&Only Royal Mirage, The Palace

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With its majestic desert kingdoms, dramatic mountain ranges and sweeping fertile plains, the Arabian Gulf offers an exotic mix of enticing destinations, including cosmopolitan Dubai. This ever-innovative land is where the ancient and modern meet between the golden sands of the desert and the warm blue-waters of the Gulf, with glorious sunshine, glittering souks, soaring skyscrapers and, of course, a choice of world-class hotels. Championship golf courses, camel and horseracing, international rugby, sand-skiing or more traditional pursuits, such as falconry, are all here, as are sumptuous spas, designer boutiques and umpteen bars and restaurants. The more adventurous can join a 4WD desert safari and even learn how to skydive. And the prominence of the English language makes every UK visitor feel at home, while Dubai's vibrant atmosphere and constant sunshine ensure it really does take pride of place in the warm heart of Arabia.

Highlights

Experience the grandeur of old Arabia at this impressive resort. Located overlooking the famed Jumeirah Beach, amidst glorious gardens and water features, it boasts elegant interiors with incredible facilities.

Staying at

One&Only Royal Mirage, The Palace

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The Palace is the largest of the three One&Only Royal Mirage properties and offers a host of leisure facilities, restaurants, bars and a nightclub. Set facing a beautiful stretch of the famed Jumeira Beach on the edge of the resort, amidst glorious sweeping gardens dotted with water features, The Palace evokes a sense of magic and grandeur reminiscent of old Arabia. Guest rooms and suites offer contemporary elegance and the latest in modern technology, including flat-screen televisions, DVD players and high-speed internet access, while the eleven Superior Gold Club Suites allow access to The Gold Club, an exclusive lounge open around-the-clock. Sumptuous service and additional touches - such as Afternoon Tea served in the lobby and cooling treats around the stunning Grand Pool - add polish to what promises to be an exceptional holiday.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Sumptuous service and exceptional facilities
  • Feature:Enjoys access to a private stretch of Jumeira Beach
  • Rooms:231 rooms, suites, Gold Club rooms, suites & Royal Suites
  • Location:Dubai
  • Nearest airport:Dubai International Airport
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Private car transfer to Dubai Airport

Fly from Dubai to London

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Our expert Travel Consultant, Dale says ...

Our Experts

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By combining the ever-changing cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a desert resort, guests can experience a far richer travel experience.

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