Lovely holiday from start to finish. Fantastic hotel and location. Thanks to Arthur for all his help
Could not have gone smoother.
Tried DialAFlight for the first time and Zoe exceeded my expectations. Very good at organising choices, extremely helpful with suggestions, basically looking out for the customer. Prompt confirmation emails and a back up phone call 48 hrs before departure to ensure that we were OK. I would recommend DialAFlight. How could I not?
Kieran has excellent customer care
Thank you Colin you went above and beyond , and helped with what was a difficult situation can’t thank you enough for your patience
I was extremely pleased with my holiday to Dubai. I would recommend DialAFlight to my friends.
Jenson did an excellent job finding flights and hotel just as we wanted and to our budget.
James was a real credit to your company. His knowledge and advice ensured we had a fabulous holiday
Well done Chris for getting the job done
Ian continues to exceed our expectations every year and not just around booking time. He checks in throughout the year which gives us real confidence that we are being looked after.
Always provide excellent service.
I would have no hesitation in using you again. Well done James
Chris is very helpful
Samuel was amazing in booking the holiday and dealing with all the changes - very patient!
Very happy with your service.
Always recommend to friends and family!
Another fantastic holiday sorted by Callum! Being a parent of a 6-year-old who has special needs I never dreamed I would be able to go on the holidays we do. Thanks to him our trips get better and better every year.
A great trip organised by a great salesman
Bruce always delivers a great experience
Joseph was excellent
Ryan is extremely professional and the company must see him as a valuable asset. We really enjoyed the holiday!
Fabulous to deal with. Efficient, professional and phenomenal knowledge of air travel, resorts and hotels.
I have been booking with Logan from for approximately 7 years. Fantastic customer service, very competitive prices
Another excellent experience with DialAFlight a fantastic company with amazing customer service. Thank you for everything
Fourth holiday booked with DialAFlight. Superb
Very easy and efficient as always, well done Donovan.
On way back rammed flight and minimal support from crew. Not impressive BA. also they did not handle some quite unpleasant passengers. Not your fault but it would discourage from travelling BA in the future
Aidan helped me through the whole process and his customer service was exceptional. He made everything so easy and was always happy to answer any queries
This is the city where construction never sleeps. Turn your back for a second and another skyscraper miraculously emerges from the sand, shinier and bolder than its neighbour, adding to the architectural fantasia that makes Dubai one of the most extraordinary man-made creations on Earth.
BIGGER & BETTER
Imagine if the entire planet was wiped out, leaving only dust and we had to start again. Most likely, Dubai would be it, complete with a few reminders of the old world - a Big Ben lookalike, a couple of Chrysler buildings, London's cheese grater. They're all here.
Then there's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure, set to lose its crown in 2020 to The Tower in Creek Harbour a few miles away. Competing against itself is a way of life in Dubai.
A shopping mall to make Westfield look titchy? On its way. Another highway linking the financial district to the Marina? Consider it done. A new water park with scary rides? Form a queue. Fancy eating in a Jamie Oliver restaurant one night, a Gary Rhodes the next, then a Jason Atherton and even a Diego Sanchez at Lima? Take a seat.
On the subject of food, no trip to Dubai is complete without sampling the city’s infamous weekend brunch spots. Like Dubai’s skyline, brunch offerings keep getting bigger and better every week with each venue offering their own unique twist on what has become the biggest weekly social events in the Dubai calendar. One of the most popular spots is Bubbalicious at The Westin Dubai which offers incredible spread with free flowing bubbly at AED 680 (approx £145 pp).
The first high rise was built in Dubai in 1979 and it shows no sign of letting up.
Streets are clean, public transport is efficient and crime virtually absent (I like the story of the taxi driver who found a £780,000 gold watch in his cab and handed it in). What's more, sunshine is pretty much guaranteed all year round.
How it all works is the unfathomable question that merely adds to the intrigue.
New players are arriving all the time. The Versace Palace hotel (1.5 million tiles on its mosaic floor) has opened near the airport; the Armani hotel occupies pride of place at the foot of the Burj Khalifa; the futuristic FIVE (spa on the roof, swimming pool practically in the lobby) is on a beach on the Palm Jumeirah, and now our very own Dukes Hotel (founded a century ago in London's St James's) has opened a 500-room branch on the trunk of The Palm.
PLACES TO BE SEEN
St James's to Dubai sounds farcical but it works brilliantly, right down to the martinis in Duke's Bar, the private beach, the hand-picked staff from the likes of Claridge's and Mandarin Oriental, and the first international franchise of Mumbai's famous Khyber restaurant.
Khyber is on the 15th floor just above the 'floating swimming pool' on the skybridge that connects the hotel's twin towers, high above the lavish lobby, where bemused members of the British aristocracy stare out from portraits on the walls.
It's worth hiring a guide and driver for a whistle-stop tour of the city. Ours was a German married to a Mauritian, who, like so many expats, wasn't quite sure how she ended up in a city where it rains only about eight or nine times a year.
She took us to the spice market where we bought stuff we will never use, and to the gold market where we would have liked to have bought lots of stuff.
We took an Abra boat taxi over the creek, had our photograph taken with a Bedouin and popped into the Dubai Museum, which gave us a crash course on the city's history.
Dune-bashing followed by quad biking, camel-riding and a barbecue in the desert - with belly dancers providing the after-dinner entertainment - is almost obligatory.
At one point, we asked if we could take a walk in the red sand and trekked almost a kilometre. When we turned round, our tracks already had been erased - just as they are in those scary survival movies.
The temperature in the desert reaches 120f in summer - at least it does for now. Presumably, the powers that be will install some form of air-conditioning in the future. Anything seems to be possible here.