Luxtripper Travel Editor
The getaway begins with six peaceful nights in the Maldives, where the philosophy of “no news, no shoes” allows visitors to abandon their real-world worries in exchange for a carefree island experience. The days here are long, and perfect for leisurely activities such as lounging on the perfect beaches, practicing stand-up paddle in the lagoons, learning to scuba dive, snorkelling with whale sharks, soaking in a luxury spa or dining in style at the resorts.
The many exquisite resorts in the Maldives are known for unparalleled luxury and impeccable service, making each and every guest feel cared for. While each resort may offer its own unique experience, they all share a common goal: to provide an unforgettable island experience. Each resort therefore strives for perfection in all aspects, from the accommodation to the food to the range of activities provided.
For honeymooners and couples, Velassaru Maldives and Constance Moofushi is a unique and romantic getaway, with gorgeous overwater bungalows and a fabulous selection of bars and restaurants, each with a romantic and intimate ambience. For families, The Kurumba offers special rates for children as well as the Majaa Kids’ Club offering a variety of fun activities ranging from face painting to fish feeding and marine biology lessons.
After a week of relaxing in the sun, it’s time for a few days of big city excitement, and there’s no better place for it than Dubai. One of the most modern cities in the world, Dubai is known for its stunning architecture, high-end luxury accommodation and lively nightlife. It is so renowned for extravagance that it is something called a playground for the rich and famous, but with such a wide range of diverse and unique experiences, Dubai truly has something for everyone.
Spend a day exploring the city and appreciate the many contrasts between Dubai’s incredible modern landscape and the lingering traces of its humble past. When it’s time to escape the heat, spend the afternoon shopping and enjoying the many diverse attractions at the Dubai Mall.
One of the largest malls in the world, Dubai Mall has 1200 stores, an ice rink, an indoor theme park and aquarium and over 150 dining options ranging from fine dining to casual eateries.
In the evening, go out for an exciting night on the town at one of Dubai’s many bars and nightclubs. Or, escape the city for a camel safari or 4x4 trek through the desert.
Dubai is known for its extravagant luxury resorts, each of which strives to stand out from the rest. With over-the-top amenities and exquisite accommodation, the resorts themselves are exciting holiday destinations. For couples, One & Only Mirage Dubai evokes the romance and charm of old Arabia, with intricate architecture, vibrant gardens and palace-like rooms and suites providing a peaceful retreat from the bustling city.
For families with children or couples seeking a more exciting experience, Atlantis, The Palm is an aquatic wonderland, with incredible underwater suites, an aquarium, a thrilling water park and a wide selection of marine activities such as dolphin shows and a “shark safari”.
When looking back on this unique twin destination holiday, it may seem that you have visited two completely different worlds… and in a sense, it’s true. It’s hard to imagine a greater difference between the tranquil beaches of the Maldives and the glittering modern landscape of Dubai. Still, these two destinations and their differences somehow complement each other perfectly, creating an unforgettable holiday that has it all.