It is about to become even easier to visit some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
As Emirates begins their daily service from London Stansted, June 2018 could see you lounging on the beaches of Mauritius, indulging in the culture of Thailand or embarking on a trip ‘Down Under’, as ten flights a day connect Dubai to London.
Conveniently connected to London via the Stansted Express, a 47 minute train ride will get you from the heart of the City of London to Stansted airport.
The new gateway will be the seventh UK airport that Emirates operates from and the new daily Stansted service will be operated by Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300, offering customers six seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 306 in Economy Class.
Spoilt for choice looking for your next holiday? You don’t have to settle for one dream destination. Why not combine two, or even three? Try Dubai and Mauritius, two stunning escapes that complement each other for all the right reasons. Fine dining, incredible hotels, fabulous shopping and an enchanting Arabian culture make Dubai the perfect holiday destination en route to your laid-back Indian Ocean retreat.
No matter your age or who you’re travelling with, everyone should experience Dubai. Head to Dubai Marina, a stunning development perfect for an afternoon coffee and tea. Explore the city’s sensational restaurants that cater to every taste and budget, from authentic Emirati street food costing small change, through to luxury gourmet dining prepared by Michelin-starred chefs. Or for a break from the desert heat, Ski Dubai has real snow and even a black run.
Cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional wooden dhow, whilst enjoying a delicious buffet, drive across The Red Dunes of Al Hibab and admire the spectacular scenery on a desert safari, get a 360 degree view of the ever evolving-city from the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa - and visit Dubai’s souks, which offer a glimpse into its past.
Dubai is a playground for kids as well as adults and boasts a huge array of exciting activities and water-filled wonders to cool off from the desert sun. On top of all the waterparks, there is The Dubai Mall – the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centre – here take your pick from KidZania, an entire mini-city; the 7,000sqm Sega Republic indoor amusement park; and the Dubai Aquarium which has 33,000 species and a shark tunnel.
Spotlight on Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Five-star Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is the perfect destination for leisure travellers, being ideally located along the Golden Mile of Jumeirah Beach and in the heart of The Walk with its abundance of boutiques and al fresco restaurants. The resort features an excellent array of leisure facilities and ten dining options to suit every taste including BICE Italian restaurant, Oceana buffet restaurant and Pachanga Latin-inspired restaurant and a sports bar. Other facilities include a children’s club, beach playground, watersports, private beach and a spa.
A haven of perfectly white sandy beaches, sparkling crystal-turquoise waters and a mild tropical climate, Mauritius is a true island paradise. Explore the warm Indian Ocean waters; take a boat trip to Ile aux Cerfs island, try your hand at windsurfing, or dive in and discover the underwater wonderland waiting beneath the waves.
Mauritius is home to world-class golf courses, each providing a unique experience; teeing-off is the perfect way to spend a relaxing day in paradise. Whilst there, be sure to visit the bustling towns and villages - Port Louis, the capital, is an active harbour with atmospheric open-air local markets and a great place to pick up a souvenir.
If exploring the local flora and fauna is on your wishlist for your holiday (and it should be) The Crocodile and Giant Tortoise Park is a real treat, whilst the famous seven coloured earth and waterfalls of Chamarel National Park, Black River Gorge and Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens provide picture perfect moments.
Visit Grand Baie, a small village on the north coast of the island offering great nightlife and a good choice of restaurants and shops, try traditional Mauritian food such as biryani and roti, walk with lions at Casela World of Adventures, horse ride in Le Domaine de L’Etoile and quad bike in Frédérica Nature Reserve.
Spotlight on Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Four-star Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa is an adult only hotel which combines comfort with contemporary style. Edged by a pristine beach with its own glistening lagoon, the resort is beautifully situated and ideal for those looking for tranquillity. The 100 rooms are set amidst lush gardens offering ocean or garden views. Guests can look forward to an array of dining options, a large swimming pool, great snorkelling opportunities and a relaxing spa. You also have access to restaurants and activities of the sister hotel Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa.
Dubai famed for its sun, sand, duty-free shopping and fantastic 4x4 desert safaris, as well as skyscrapers and ultra luxurious hotels meets the contrast of Mauritius, a beach holiday heaven where the warm sun and the gorgeous sandy beaches are complemented by the dramatic mountain scenery.
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