Travel Challenge: Luxury Dubai


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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a five-night luxury break in Dubai. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing. Each package includes breakfast and flights from Heathrow on Thursday 1 March.


£886: Desert Palm

Includes BA flights and accommodation at the Desert Palm hotel. "This chic five-star retreat is set amid the lush green fields of a private polo estate near Dubai's centre," says Jemma Purvis of Kuoni. "There's the revitalising Lime Spa and an infinity pool for relaxation along with a choice of two award-winning restaurants to tempt foodies." (01306 747008; Book by Monday (20 Feb).

Hayes & Jarvis

£749: Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate

Includes KLM flights via Amsterdam and accommodation at the Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate. "Dubai's diverse attractions will keep you interested for days – you can be dune bashing one minute and skiing the next," says Zoe Betchley of Hayes & Jarvis. "This five-star hotel is in the heart of New Dubai with great shopping facilities next door and complimentary access to the Oceana Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah, which has a private beach and infinity pool just a 10-minute shuttle ride away." (0844 415 1918;

British Airways Holidays

£1,089: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

Includes BA flights and accommodation at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. "This lively hotel is situated on Jumeirah Beach, close to Dubai's new marina. It is suitable for singles, couples and families alike with its great beach location, extensive leisure facilities and heavenly spa. It is also minutes away from two of the largest malls in the emirate, an indoor ski slope and the Wild Wadi waterpark," says Carol Miles of British Airways Holidays. (0844 493 0758;