This twin centre combines the truly unique city of Dubai with the tranquil beaches and rich heritage of Sri Lanka. Your first stop is Dubai, 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.
It’s now time to sit back and relax on one of Sri Lanka’s stunning beaches and discover the many cultural gems within. A teardrop-shaped island off the southern coast of India has become one of the world’s fastest growing holiday destinations.
Sri Lanka possesses a number of coastal resorts from which to enjoy the refreshing waves of the Indian Ocean lapping up against gorgeous beaches, with the opportunity to indulge in surfing at one of the island’s watersport hotspots. However, the island’s interior also possesses a wealth of charms, with the rolling hills housing the pleasant sight of tea plantations. Sri Lanka is also an important cultural centre, with no less than eight UNESCO heritage sites, including the important religious centre Kandy, the walled city of Galle and the old world charms of Sigiriya.