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5 Perfect Winter Holiday Destinations
Dreaming about escaping the rain and cold for somewhere warm and sunny? Look no further than our selection of the top destinations for the perfect winter... Read More »
Dubai
A Guide to Planning a Dubai Desert Excursion
No trip to Dubai is complete without a desert excursion, but with so many packages and activities to choose from, organising the ultimate desert safari can be quite the... Read More »
Dubai
Top Places to Go for Brunch in Dubai
A trip to Dubai is an assault on the senses and a pleasant contradiction of experiences; from the glitz and the glamour of its 5* hotels, man-made islands and luxury... Read More »
Europe
How to do Dubai differently
Travel blogger Jai Yehai tells us the top things to do in Dubai, whether you want to see the main attractions or see another side to Dubai and do things a little... Read More »
Middle East
7 Reasons to Visit Dubai In Summer
Looking for things to do in Dubai in the summer? You've come to the right place.1. You'll save money on your Dubai hotel... Read More »
Flight Centre’s Top 10 Blog Posts 2018
Yup, it’s that time of year again. Time to look back at our favourite blog posts of the year to see what has got you travel-obsessed lot clicking in 2018. Here are our... Read More »
World
9 of the Best Fireworks Displays in the World
It's that time of year again – the day of winter thermals, wellies, fairground rides, food truck burgers and of course: SPARKLERS. Yup, you guessed it: it's Bonfire... Read More »
Middle East
An Instagrammer’s Guide to Dubai 
If you are travelling to Dubai, you'll surely to want to visit those places that are constantly captured for their epic views, breathtaking backdrops and stunning... Read More »
Flight Centre’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017
As the year draws to a close, we’ve looked back at Flight Centre’s favourite blog posts from the last 12 months to see what got you travel-obsessed lot clicking this... Read More »
Middle East
How to Explore Dubai After Dark
The opulent city of Dubai may be magical in the daytime but, when the sun sets, that’s when the skyline really comes to life. Known for its impressive shopping... Read More »
Middle East
Tips for Visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi During Ramadan
With sunshine and warm weather practically on tap, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are very much year-round destinations to visit. There is, however, one season in the region that... Read More »
Middle East
Why You Should Stopover in Dubai
Soaring skyscrapers, sensational shopping and seven-star hotels – Dubai is evolving at breathtaking speed. But, as Gavin Thomas reveals, there’s more to this city... Read More »
Middle East
The Best Hotels in Dubai and Beyond
I’ve been lucky enough to visit some mesmerising countries this year, but the one destination I am yet to tick off my list is Dubai. Dramatic desert landscapes,... Read More »
A Beginner’s Guide to Haggling
Confrontation really doesn’t look good on me. The mere thought of arguing an idea, debating a price or negotiating a deal quickly sends me into a cold sweat, clammy... Read More »
Middle East
The Best Spots for an Amazing View in Dubai
It can’t be denied that when it comes to impressive, flashy cities, Dubai sits right at the top of the list. It boasts a towering collection of glittering skyscrapers... Read More »
Middle East
A Shopaholic’s Guide: 5 Must-Visit Shopping Spots in Dubai
Dubai is a shoppers’ paradise; no trip here is complete without spending a few days in its malls and souks, at the Shopping Festival, or exploring other smaller local... Read More »
Etihad Airways: In a Business Class of Its Own
With unparalleled luxury permeating from every corner of Etihad Airways’ premium cabins, you’ll be sure to experience the best of the best, regardless of your tastes... Read More »
Middle East
Things to Do When it Rains in Dubai
It only rains two or three days a year in Dubai, but if wet weather strikes on your trip it won’t be a wash-out. Hazel Plush reveals what to do...Gain some... Read More »
Middle East
Incredible Architecture in the Middle East
This post originally appeared on Flight Centre Australia's blogRegarded as one of the cradles of civilisation, the Middle East’s complex and at-times chaotic history... Read More »
Middle East
6 of the Best Places to Eat Gold in Dubai
Gold is everywhere in Dubai: in the souks, atop skyscrapers, on sports cars – and on your dinnerplate. Feeling flush? Then it's time to eat gold in Dubai. Hazel... Read More »
Dubai's 7 Best Brunches
Every Friday afternoon, Dubai's top restaurants serve a four-hour feast of incredible food and free-flowing drinks in the city's most spectacular locations. Dubai expat... Read More »
World
9 of the Most Luxurious Hotels in the World
Dreaming of the perfect getaway? You've come to the right place. At First and Business, we have scoured the world to recommend the very best luxury hotel properties... Read More »
Asia
The Dubai Stopover Guide
If you rise early to wander the streets of Dubai’s old quarter, Bastakiya, with its perfectly preserved merchants’ houses and minarets launching the distant calls of... Read More »
Abu Dhabi
How to Spend a Weekend in Abu Dhabi
Like the pearls that were once gathered from its warm waters, Abu Dhabi is carefully-crafted, glossy, and exclusive – a mature antithesis to its boisterous neighbour... Read More »
World
5 of the Best Afternoon Teas Worldwide
Just because you’re travelling, doesn’t mean you can’t partake in some thoroughly British traditions as you traverse the globe. And it doesn’t get more British... Read More »
Asia
Discover Bali on New Emirates Route
Planning a trip to Dubai? Why not factor in a quick sojourn to the Indonesian paradise of Bali too? From 3rd of June 2015, the Middle East’s biggest airline –... Read More »
Europe
The world’s most Instagrammed destinations
The Golden Gate Bridge? Sydney Harbour? Ha Long Bay? While these may be some of our favourite sights to snap, the 300 million users on Instagram have other ideas.Last... Read More »
Destinaton: Winter Sun - Top 10 Escapes
The following extract is taken from Flight Centre magazine The Experts, with photos as credited.As you reluctantly emerge from your duvet on a dark and chilly British... Read More »
Middle East
Experience Flying an Emirates A380 in Dubai
 On your next trip to Dubai, why not take a visit to the Dubai Mall and relax by piloting one of the largest passenger aircraft, the A380?That experience is most... Read More »
Middle East
5 Amazing Things to do in Dubai
5 Amazing Things to do in Dubai Dubai can be a daunting place to spend time in, but don’t lose your head, because behind its gleaming facade of glass-fronted... Read More »
Middle East
Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai: A Review
The chances are if you haven’t heard of Atlantis, the resort, you’ve heard of The Palm where it is to be found standing tall above the ocean and staring back at Palm... Read More »
Middle East
Dos and Don'ts When Travelling in Dubai
If you’re heading to Dubai for the very first time or visiting on a stopover there is much to be considered before your trip. With such a variety of sights and... Read More »
Dubai
Five Ways to Be Wowed in Dubai
There’s nothing like the wow factor of Dubai. This futuristic-looking city set between the endless desert and the sea is home to a host of experiences that will... Read More »
Dubai
Experiencing the History and Culture of Dubai
Dubai.  Just a mention of this name is enough to conjure up images of a city that, despite being a desert, has the best of everything that money can buy; Luxury,... Read More »
Middle East
How to Choose the Best Desert Safari Adventure in Dubai
When you think of Dubai your mind may immediately turn to gorgeous beaches, eclectic cultures and searing temperatures – all set against a backdrop of majestic... Read More »
Time for a city break?
If you’re anything like us, Easter feels like a distant memory and the summer holidays are unbearably far away, so we declare it time for a city break!It may not feel... Read More »
Dubai
Airline in the spotlight: Emirates
 We know of people who will only fly to Australia on the Emirates A380. Among aviation fans flying on an A380 denotes ultimate bragging rights. With 15 A380’s in... Read More »
Dubai
A jewel in The Old Town - review of Al Manzil Hotel, Dubai
Dubai is a place that doesn't deal in half measures; tall buildings, huge malls and big brand named hotels. If you are looking for a hotel that is big on service... Read More »
Dubai
Timelapse video - Dubai
We previously admired the timelapse video skills of Philip Bloom when we discovered his work of past Flash Sale destination Las Vegas. We were thrilled to discover that... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Blogs

World
Festivals Around the World
Stuck for ideas on where to go next? Find inspiration in our month-by-month guide to epic events across the globe in 2019...January: Sydney FestivalWhen: 9th -... Read More »
Middle East
Tips for Visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi During Ramadan
With sunshine and warm weather practically on tap, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are very much year-round destinations to visit. There is, however, one season in the region that... Read More »
Middle East
The Best Hotels in Dubai and Beyond
I’ve been lucky enough to visit some mesmerising countries this year, but the one destination I am yet to tick off my list is Dubai. Dramatic desert landscapes,... Read More »
Abu Dhabi
48 Hours in Abu Dhabi
Andy Sherwood, Editor of What’s On Abu Dhabi, explains why the city makes the perfect summer stopover for families who need to catch their breath on journeys to... Read More »
Abu Dhabi
Why I Love Travelling Business Class with Etihad
Flying long-haul can be a tough old slog at times – unless you’re flying Business Class with Etihad Airways that is. I was lucky enough to do just that on my recent... Read More »
Abu Dhabi
7 of the Best Views in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is one of the world's most photogenic cities, but where best to soak up its charms? Hazel Plush ventures out in search of its finest viewpoints... Best... Read More »
Abu Dhabi
8 of the Best Places to Eat in Abu Dhabi
From leisurely breakfasts and cheap eats, to budget-busting dinners and everything in between – Hazel Plush finds an Abu Dhabi restaurant for every... Read More »
Etihad Airways: In a Business Class of Its Own
With unparalleled luxury permeating from every corner of Etihad Airways’ premium cabins, you’ll be sure to experience the best of the best, regardless of your tastes... Read More »
Middle East
Incredible Architecture in the Middle East
This post originally appeared on Flight Centre Australia's blogRegarded as one of the cradles of civilisation, the Middle East’s complex and at-times chaotic history... Read More »
Abu Dhabi
How to Spend a Weekend in Abu Dhabi
Like the pearls that were once gathered from its warm waters, Abu Dhabi is carefully-crafted, glossy, and exclusive – a mature antithesis to its boisterous neighbour... Read More »
Abu Dhabi
Top things to do in Abu Dhabi
Ali McClymont tells us about some of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi from camel rides to water parks to seeing the cultural attractions, historic sites and... Read More »