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9:00 AM 24th June 2020

Dubai Beckons Post Covid

Dubai, popular for its hotels, incredible experiences, enviable skyline, and contrasting desert is beginning to ease restrictions as the city prepares to welcome visitors again.

Brits can expect to see a few changes as the city reopens with social distancing measures front of mind to keep visitors safe.

Desert Escapes:
Discover the desert landscape with a private safari or head to the picturesque Hatta. Less than a two-hour drive from the city it’s the go to spot for adventure with mountain biking, hiking and kayaking on Hatta dam. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Hatta by opting for a ‘glamping’ experience at Hatta Damani Lodges
or Hatta Sedr Trailers. The cosy purpose-built lodges and trailers are imbedded within rugged mountains, with picture-perfect views.

Couples:
Anantara the Palm makes social distancing easy
as couples can enjoy an exclusive beach escape with 400 metres of private shoreline surrounded by views of the Arabian Gulf. Opt for one of the 15 beach pool villas that boast private infinity pools or one of the 18 overwater villas.

Hotels with villas: big enough for multigenerational families:
For any multigenerational family holidays, Dubai has an abundance of hotels with villas big enough for the whole family – a great option to reconnect, especially when the villa comes with a private pool.

Families can enjoy privacy at the Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf in one of its seven fabulous Malakiya villas each with its own private pool.

Activities:
A trip to Dubai wouldn’t be the same without exploring old Dubai. Home to traditional markets, authentic meals and cultural experiences, visitors can walk through the winding alleys along the Creek to explore the sights and sounds, or by booking a private Abra (wooden boat) tour to see the sights from the water.

For those looking to add a little adrenalin rush to their trip, there isn’t anything quite as thrilling as zipping through the city head first with the exhilarating XLine. Or for those who enjoy being in control of their speed, drive a boat with HERO OdySea Dubai boat tours. The boats are fitted for one or two people, which makes it a great activity for social distancing whilst taking in Dubai’s unique scenery from the water.

With social distancing measures in place across Dubai, visitors can rest assured they can make the most of their trip to the city. For those looking to book their first post lockdown holiday to Dubai, there are an array of packages available.

For more information about planning a holiday to Dubai visit www.visitdubai.com