Whilst Africa is rustic, natural, and quiet, Dubai is the opposite. Glitzy, lively, and full of incredible architecture, Dubai may be miles away from Africa’s more tranquil ambience, but we think the contrast between them works well together to create a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Exploring a Different Kind of Jungle
Seeing two very different parts of the world is an eye-opening experience, and perfect for those who love to experience new cultures. Leave the world of game drives and walking safaris behind and immerse yourself in the glamour of this wonderful city, swapping towering trees with equally as lofty hotels and malls, and exploring the vast jungle of shops, bars and restaurants.
Dubai is well renowned for being extremely extravagant, for always pushing the boat out and creating a jaw-dropping, hyper-modern experience. The experiences in Africa are life changing, but Dubai is home to its own incredible opportunities, including fun water parks, daring sports, and the opportunity to drive across the desert’s burnt orange sand dunes. The city does everything on a colossal scale too – from the world’s largest building, Burj Khalifa, to the world’s largest shopping mall, the Dubai Mall, there’s plenty to tick off your list.
Surprising Beaches & Cultural Attractions
The pristine beaches are perfect for a bush and beach holiday too – the weather is warm and inviting, and you have the choice of either soaking up the sun or taking part in a myriad of water sports. With so much to do, the world is your oyster in Dubai. Al Mamzar Beach Park is one of our favourites thanks to its breath-taking white sands.
Amidst the ultra-modern buildings is a myriad of cultural attractions to see. Leave the showy part of Dubai behind and explore the fascinating mosques to learn about Dubai’s Islam culture – Jumeirah Mosque is incredibly beautiful, and is host to interesting tours culture-junkies won’t want to miss.
We’re very passionate that Dubai is a fantastic, unique add-on to an African safari, and our team can’t wait to create a bespoke itinerary with you. Luxury accommodation options include the Anantara the Palm, JA Palm Tree Court and Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah.