The Maldives + Dubai

Stopover from your scuba diving holiday and stay in Dubai

Dubai is often claimed to be the world's fastest-growing city, it has grown from a small Gulf trading centre in the 1960s to become one of the world's most futuristic and glamorous destinations. Dubai offers superb hotel accommodation, providing guests with the very highest standards of service and facilities. Enjoy a country of unique contrasts - great shopping, vast uncrowded beaches, dramatic desert-scapes and world-class sporting facilities. The food is fabulous and the climate hot and sunny every day of the year!

Why not combine your Maldives holiday with a stay in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.

Travel Information

Scuba diving holiday stopover in Dubai
Emirates Airlines offer flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. The following is a sample itinerary travelling from London Gatwick offering 12nights liveaboard diving in the Maldives with a 2 night Dubai city break on the way home:
12 nights Maldives + 2 nights Dubai Combination Holiday
Day 1-2

Depart Gatwick at 1335hrs for flight to the Maldives (via Dubai), arriving Male 0830hrs.

Day 2-13

Transfer to one of our liveaboards for 12 days fabulous diving!

Day 13-15

Depart Male at 0955hrs for flight to Dubai, arriving at 1300hrs. Transfer to your Dubai hotel for 2 nights.

Day 16

Depart Dubai at 1445hrs for direct flight to London Gatwick.

Where To Stay

We can offer a wide selection of hotel accommodation in Dubai to suit all requirements, including city, beachfront or desert hotels. City hotels will give you easy access to a glittering array of shops and restaurants, while beach hotels are more suited to those wishing to soak up the sun and relax. For those seeking sports and sand dune activities why not consider a desert hotel away from the crowds offering a range of activities.

The hotels in Dubai rank amongst the best in the world, with the highest standards and facilities including fine dining restaurants, extensive leisure facilities and much more! Let us know your ideals and we will be happy to advise.

Price Guide

A Maldives / Dubai combination holiday costs from £3105 plus £150 departure taxes per person. In the Maldives this includes 12 nights on one of our liveaboards, airport to liveaboard transfers, full board accommodation in a twin/double en-suite, air-conditioned cabin, canned soft drinks, drinking water, teas, coffees and snacks, all diving, use of tanks and weights and various excursions and economy class flights with Emirates Airlines from London Gatwick to Male with a permitted stop-over in Dubai.

In Dubai this includes 2 nights accommodation at the Metropolitan Deira 4* City Hotel in a twin/double share Standard Room with breakfast, private saloon car transfers, meet and assist at the airport, welcome pack and a one-time representation at the hotel with 24hrs emergency number. We offer a wide range of city and beach hotels in Dubai so please contact our experienced sales team for the latest and most up to date prices and advice, and a detailed itinerary to suit your requirements.


There are a host of things to see and do in Dubai from learning about the Muslim religion and culture by visiting the Jumeirah Grand Mosque - one of the few mosques open to non-Muslims in the Middle East, to quad biking in the sand dunes on a desert safari!

There are also several waterparks, theme parks, an indoor ski resort, hot air balloon rides, skydiving, mountain safaris, dolphin encounters, boat cruises, camel riding, an aquarium and underwater zoo, kitesurfing, sand boarding, desert driving training and much more!

Dubai is also a shoppers paradise with over 40 shopping centres, plazas and malls, along with the traditional souks which give you a glimpse of Dubai's past.

For a more relaxed day, there are many spas offering luxury treatments, including the beautiful Talise Spa which has 26 treatment rooms and over 80 therapists. Dubai is also home to many golf courses, including those designed by Colin Montgomerie and Ernie Els.



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