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Dubai & The Maldives: Dukes The Palm & Adaaran Select

From €2,960pp b&b & AI
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
Travel September 2020
Duration
4 Nights/ 8 Nights
Destination
Dubai & Maldives
Price
From €2,960pp b&b & AI
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Fly from Dublin to Dubai and spend 4 nights exploring Dubai, before continuing to the Maldives for a week of blissful relaxation.

On arrival in Dubai, transfer to Dukes The Palm, a sister hotel to Mayfair's Duke's London. Located on Palm Jumeriah, this luxury hotel boasts spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. Soak up the sun on the beach, lounge in the lazy river or try your hand at watersports on the beachfront. The Mall of Emirates is a 20 minute drive away, while Dubai Mall and the amusement parks are about 30 minutes away.

You'll spend three nights at The Palm before taking an onward flight to the beautiful Maldives. 

Located in Raa Atoll, 136 kilometres to the north of Malé in the Maldives, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu is reachable by a 45-minute seaplane journey. You'll spend the next eight nights at this stunning resort.

On arrival, walk barefoot along blissful snowflake white beaches and feel the stress of everyday life ease away. Choose a Beach Villa or Sunset Beach Villa where upscale amenities include private mini-bars, satellite TV, telephone with IDD facility and in-room safes.

Enter a world where you get the best of both leisure and luxury for a truly memorable stay. Sister hotel to the award-winning DUKES LONDON in Mayfair, this elegant Dubai hotel reflects its sister property's flair for understated sophistication, and unrivalled attention to detail.

Access to the hotel's impressive collection of restaurants and top-notch leisure facilities means there's plenty to keep you occupied for weeks on end. Make the most of the private beach and soak up the sun before floating along the lazy river and taking a dip in the infinity pool.

Dukesy Kids Club, for ages 5 to 12, welcomes little holidaymakers with a focus on edutainment (the bookable cooking classes are very popular) along with a special menu full of healthy and nutritious food. And while they're being taken care of, you can focus on your own wellbeing by catching a yoga class by the indoor pool.

Reunite for dinner at the award-winning Great British Restaurant (GBR), which is a firm favourite for its classics with a twist, from hearty roasts with all the trimmings to dark chocolate fondant. For an evening full of entertainment, food and fun, West 14th steakhouse never fails to deliver, with excellent cuts of prime beef and delicious seafood to feast on, sports on the big screens and a live band, ramping up the ambience.

Alternatively, make your way to the 15th floor to experience authentic North Indian flavours at Khyber, which is a winner among A-list foodies and promises a memorable evening full of sleek service, good music, and stunning Marina skyline views.

Discover Red Dune: Camel Rides & BBQ in Exclusive Bedouin Camp from €33

Take a dune drive across the red sands outside Dubai while exploring the desert by 4WD vehicle.

You’ll experience the thrill of dune bashing, sandboarding, and a camel ride. Upgrade your 4-Hour morning or afternoon adventure to a 7-hour and linger for a scenic sunset, with the addition of a barbecue dinner at a Bedouin-style desert camp. You’re treated like a VIP with belly dancing, henna, and other entertainment.

The Experience:

  • Get an adrenaline rush while dune bashing in Lahbab desert for 30-40 minutes
  • Enjoy camel rides, sandboarding, and photo ops from the highest desert dunes
  • Treat your eyes with live entertainment showcasing Tanura & Belly Dance
  • Savor delicious BBQ and local cuisine buffet (veg & non-veg)
  • Choose from 4-hour or longer 7-hour all-inclusive tour


Ensure your place: book this tour with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.

With 215 Beach Villas and Sunset Beach Villas to choose from, all villas are afforded breathtaking views of the horizon and pearlescent sand beaches lapped by azure waters.

Inside, contemporary amenities allow guests to relax and refresh with spacious bathrooms and bedrooms enveloped by wood-clad interiors. A wooden board-walk connects over-water villas to the island, while guests enjoy 24-hour access to the Indian Ocean.

Restaurants & Bars

The main Restaurant at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers an inspiring buffet dinner comprised of international cuisines and regional delicacies. The Premium All Inclusive Package allows guests to make use of all dining facilities except Water Villa Dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in Sufura while a la carte dining is available at Cafee Mass and Thavaa. Beach BBQ events are also included.

Play

Take advantage of tranquil waters and spectacular surroundings in a Night Fishing excursion. Bait the hook and drop the line from a ‘Dhoni’ to the reef edge… then wait. The highlight of this trip has to be the magnificent colours of the sunset. Fish may be prepared for dinner the following evening.

Or, enjoy a coconut safari. Enjoy a trip around the island of Meedhupparu on a Dhoni while sipping on Kurumba & Coconut – delicious. With excellent diving sites nearby, don’t miss the chance to explore underwater playgrounds, reefs and atolls.

Relax

Unwind in the blissful surroundings of Chavana Spa, home to state-of-the-art spa facilities including; one double room with Jacuzzi, two double rooms, four single rooms, steam and sauna facilities, a manicure and pedicure area and a relaxation area.

Book a Purity Facial followed with an invigorating Frangipani Body Glow and enjoy this sublime process of cleansing and detoxification. Or try the Asian Foot Massage and feel tension immediately leave the body. Guests are also invited to make use of the gym, sauna and steam room.

Family

Visit an uninhabited island and feel like a cast-a-way for a day. Play games on the beach and swim in the sea before it’s take to be collected and taken back to the resort. Visit Fisherman’s Island, home to only 1,000 inhabitants. Visit a local school or other places of interest and learn more about Maldivian culture. Indulge in the exciting array of water sports available on resort.

Choose from a game of table tennis, beach volleyball, beach football, a swim in the pool or a game of tennis. Kids have access to outdoor play equipment, Kids’ meals in the restaurant and a kid-friendly buffet. There are also movie nights and live music and performances available for the whole family to enjoy.

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers a fantastic Lover’s Paradise Excursion with Picnic Lunch, where the happy couple get to spend a day of total privacy and seclusion on a deserted island.

Enjoy a picnic for two before being collected by boat and taken back to the resort. Other highlights of this package include a cruise in a decorated Dhoni (local boat), Champagne breakfast at The Grill Bar and a 5 Course dinner for two on the beach.

Please ask our Travel Designers for more information about booking this special extra.

Price is per adult, based on 2 sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin
  • Private transfers in Dubai
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at the 5* Dukes The Palm, Dubai, in a Deluxe Room
  • Connecting flights from Dubai to the Maldives
  • Seaplane transfers in the Maldives
  • 8 nights premium all-inclusive accommodation at the 4* Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Maldives, in a Beach Villa

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Upgrade to first or business class flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Guided tours, day trips, activities and excursions
  • Extra special luxury upgrades like going through private airport security, a limousine transfer or private dining experience
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Price shown is based on travel September 2020.

 For more information on this luxury holiday, please get in touch:

  • Call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135
  • Email info@shandontravel.ie
  • Request a call-back using the red button
  • Or submit an enquiry through the form below

 Honeymooners can call our specialist on 0818 22 44 55 or email info@myhoneymoon.ie.

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