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Holidays in Dubai and beyond

With Emirates now flying to over 150 destinations via Dubai, it's easier than ever to combine a taste of Middle Eastern luxury with something equally exotic. Whether it's lazing on a pristine beach in Mauritius or going on safari in South Africa, there's a whole world of adventure out there that begins with a U.A.E. stop-over.

Holidays in Dubai and beyond

Though more commonly known as the gateway to the east, when you fly with Emirates Airlines, Dubai is more accurately the access point to the world given that it can now be combined as a stopover with more than 150 countries for travellers wishing to take in something new.

Indeed, for as little as $48 USD per person per night, you can add this historic city to your travel itinerary before jetting off on a new adventure – and with Emirates routes from Dubai taking in everything from the horn of Africa to the beaches of Bali, the travel possibilities are almost endless.

For those looking to combine Dubai with a further-flung location, there are a number of well-travelled routes that provide experiences tailored to the type of holiday you want to have – and in this article, we'll look at some of the most popular destinations that use the U.A.E. city as a stopover.

Life's a beach

Life's a beach

If relaxation is your thing, there are a wealth of island paradises and luxury beaches that you can travel to from Dubai with Emirates Airlines, giving you the opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan metropolis behind in favour of an altogether more peaceful getaway.

With flights travelling from Dubai to the likes of Bali, Mauritius and the Seychelles, you can take in a number of beautiful destinations where your only care in the world will be whether your next drink is a pina colada or a mai tai. From the golden sands of Kuta to the Seven Coloured Earths at Charamel, there are no shortage of sights to see as pack your bags for the ultimate in escapism.

Wild at heart

Wild at heart

Got a taste for adventure? Well, if experiencing awesome wildlife and adrenaline-pumping activities in some of the most unspoilt locations on the planet is what you're after, why not take the plunge with Emirates and fly from the city of Dubai to any number of far-flung holiday destinations.

Whether it's spotting lions, leopards and elephants in South Africa's Kruger National Park, bungee jumping at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or sky-diving from 16,500ft in New Zealand, there are a range of airports that link directly with Dubai to enhance your holiday experience. With Johannesburg, Harare and Auckland just a connecting flight away, it's never been easier to explore.

24-hour party people

24-hour party people

While watching the sun set on a golden beach is all well and good, for those who like to grab life with both hands there's no substitute for experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a cultural event in full-swing – and from Dubai, you can touch down near any number of awesome festivals.

From the Full Moon Party in Thailand to the Holi Festival of Colours in India there are plenty of famous events in exotic countries that you can reach from the U.A.E. travel hub, making it even more convenient to experience different cultures first-hand. Whether Bangkok or Bengaluru is your destination of choice, it's both simple and easy to fly from Dubai to a whole world of possibilities.

Richard Trenchard

Richard Trenchard

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