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.
If we build it they will come' could be the mantra of the overarchingly ambitious project that is Dubai.
My first visit in 2002 was a stopover from Afghanistan where I'd been reporting for ITN. We were awed by the scale and luxury. We drank lurid cocktails at a swim-up bar and watched dredgers spraying arcs of sand into the sea. Someone said they were creating a huge island, the shape of a date palm. The idea seemed so fantastical as to be unbelievable.
Through audacity, far-sighted-ness and an ability to hold its nerve through the financial crash, Dubai has created a futuristic mega-city that's now the fourth largest tourist draw on Earth.
If visitors ask to see the 'real' Dubai, they're pointed towards The Creek, where wooden boats once fished the saltwater inlet and traders from India and East Africa supplied souks on the water's edge. There, visitors are assured, they can still find authentic heritage. But the Creek is being transformed. Tourist boats still chug down the waterway but today they're spotting super-yachts and giddying construction projects.
And its centrepiece, sitting long and low on the waterfront, is one of the most ambitious and high-end hotels to date - the Palazzo Versace. Imagine fusing the most flamboyant Italian fashion house with the pulsating emporium of wealth and ambition which is Dubai. You might picture the result as a fest of gaudy excess.
Yet the Palazzo Versace, a vast neoclassical construction that resembles a 16th Century Italian palace is, dare I say, subtle and tasteful amid gold and glass skyscrapers that pierce the clouds all over town. It may be restrained in Dubai terms, but it's not low-key. The entrance has striking high ceilings, and a huge glass frontage overlooking the water.
There's the vast mosaic on the floor, made up of more than a million pieces and the size of an Olympic swimming pool, beyond which there is, well, an Olympic-size swimming pool.
And marble everywhere. Then there are the furnishings. Every single piece of furniture and fabric in the hotel's 215 rooms and suites is designed and tailor-made by the House of Versace.
At this point I may have been reviewing the wisdom of bringing my three pre-teenage boys along. I wouldn't let them walk past a Versace store at home for fear they'd cause costly damage; now they were effectively living in one.
Yet, from the off they rose to the challenge. They might have spent the whole first day in their vast room playing with a console that created mood lighting and operated the curtains had our butler (yes, really) not offered them a hotel tour.
They discovered the central infinity pool is for adults only but as there are two other huge pools, it wasn't exactly a hardship.
They were quickly on first name terms with most of the staff. They struck up a friendship with a Malaysian chef who sent over duck pancakes each time we ate at the fantastic buffet.
A DESERT ADVENTURE
We swerved the famed shopping malls (some the size of 50 football pitches), instead heading to the desert in search of adventure. Our guide, Saleh, looked incongruous in the marble foyer in a huge pair of desert boots, as did his 4x4 among the Ferraris and Bentleys outside.
But half an hour later the skyscrapers had given way to sand dunes and we were spotting oryx resting in the evening sun.
That was the calm before the sand storm as the dune bashing began: this is a sort of do-it-yourself rollercoaster where your vehicle climbs to the top of a dune, then lurches perilously down the other side.
Another day trip was to a water park where my children sought out the scariest rides. As a gift to myself, for surviving, we had dinner in the Palazzo Versace's Enigma restaurant. The restaurant showcases top chefs from around the world. Each comes for a three or four-month stay. We were fed by Quique Dacosta, who has a three-star Michelin restaurant near Alicante. It was an incredible sensory experience.
This hotel is the centrepiece of what Dubai calls its 'Culture Village'. If you think culture and Dubai don't belong in the same sentence, that's to underestimate its incredible vision. In a few years Dubai will have an opera house to rival Sydney's.
So could this centre of conspicuous consumption become a destination for art and culture tourism? You wouldn't bet against it. After all it's not as farfetched as building a giant island shaped like a palm tree in the Arabian Gulf.