A sprawling city that soars towards – and sometimes beyond – the clouds, the ever-evolving metropolis of Dubai entices with its striking blend of Arabian tradition and contemporary world-class facilities.
With a distinctive skyline dominated by a multitude of vast, modern skyscrapers – including the tallest building of them all, the 830m Burj Khalifa, Dubai has become an icon of the modern generation, from the spectacular Palm Jumeirah that blossoms across the Arabian Sea, to the mammoth shoppers’ paradise that is Dubai Mall, to the thrilling water parks at Wild Wadi and Aquaventure.
Next stop Bali. Whether you want to drift off on a tranquil beach, sample some unforgettable nightlife or venture further afield to explore a stunning landscapes, the Indonesian island of Bali is the ideal holiday destination to do as little or as much as you like.
Dramatic volcanic cones and beautifully patterned paddy fields of rice stretch down towards stunning white – and black – sand beaches, lapped by the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean, while intricate temples set the scene against some of the world’s best renowned sunset vistas.
For those seeking nightlife on a stunning white sand beach, Kuta and Seminyak are lined by superb resorts and copious social spots from which to play and relax, Sanur and Jimbaran enjoy a quieter ambience.
The final stop on this superb multi-centre trip is Ubud. Discover the diversity of Indonesia on your holiday to Bali with a stay in the spiritual heart of the island, Ubud. Tucked in the jungle covered mountains of Bali’s interior, Ubud offers an intriguing and picturesque change from the coastal beach resorts that the island is known for. Explore the town itself, where Hindu, Muslim and Catholic traditions and ceremonies sit side-by-side with the Balinese Animist religion. Get lost amid shops and bazaars selling gorgeous art and locally made goods, and visit the town’s beautiful temples. Outside Ubud you will find stunning spa hotels, built sympathetically with the native jungle, in which to unwind and enjoy the true Balinese experience.