An excellent service from a first class professional team.
Jackson was amazing. He found the perfect flights for us. His diligence and concern that all was received and that all my questions were answered was so professional and thorough. I have never used DialAFlight before but would recommend the company to anyone looking for the perfectly priced flight.
We have always been more than pleased with the high standard of personal service.
Very good service - will definitely be using DialAFlight again.
Yet again, a great trip. Both Otis and his team advised well on location and suggestions of what to do.
Had slight problems getting the visa online, reason was we didn't know we were a G2 country....might have been good to know that! Otherwise very satisfied, hotel was really good, we were very grateful for the half board upgrade that you got for us as Oman is very expensive.
Very good as always
Brilliant service yet again- thank you
Great advice about hotels and the city itself.
Matt is an excellent member of your team.
Readily accessible and always helpful.
I deal with Riley mostly. He has got to know me quite well and always delivers exactly what I am looking for. I'm really comfortable knowing how well you guys take care of my holiday needs.
Absolutely brilliant from Jordan yet again. I shall certainly been in touch for the next trip
Very good and friendly service
Great communication and customer service
Always thought DialAFlight was brilliant - have been using Daryll for years and years and always spread the word.
All went like clockwork.
Raj did a great job, holiday was great!
As always top class service, would definitely recommend and have done so.
Jane and Sadie made everything so easy. Great flight times and a hotel we’d love to stay in again. Thank you for sorting us out a fantastic holiday
Great as usual - we always use DialAFlight and recommend you very highly.
As usual everything went perfectly. Otis arranged our favourite room at the hotel. Advice on visas and airline booking was excellent.
A super service with helpful and knowledgeable staff who are friendly and polite.
Great team and very helpful - Malcolm normally looks after me and he is really helpful
Have already recommended you.
Ronnie has been a long time travel advisor. He has been excellent at all times. He is highly responsive, informative and honest with me. I have now moved to New Zealand but hope to continue to book with him and have recommended him to friends and family who hope to visit.
The help and service provided by Steve was excellent from start to finish. Thank you.
We were extremely pleased with the level of service, care and attention given to our inquiry and subsequent booking by Claire, we will certainly contact Claire again for our next booking.
Would never use any other travel company, always excellent service.
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.