Revel in the glimmer of soaring skyscrapers and turquoise seas on a multi-centre holiday to Dubai and the Maldives, where world-class luxury and incredible experiences connect these contrasting destinations seamlessly. Just a short four-hour flight apart, this dynamic multi-centre is ideal for a romantic couples’ getaway or a thrilling family holiday. Explore the journey through the eyes of an expert, recently undertaken by our Head of Sales, Rob, and discover insider tips, destination highlights, and more.

Q: Hi Rob! Dubai and the Maldives are two of the world’s most popular destinations. How did they complement each other?

They complement each other perfectly for a luxury getaway as each destination offers fantastic five-star hotels, personalised service, gourmet dining, and wonderful scenery. The bustling atmosphere of Dubai combined with the tranquil setting of the Maldives was the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure.

Q: How long was the flight time between the destinations?

The flight time from Dubai to the Maldives is around four and a half hours, making it an easy and short journey between the destinations.

Q: What rooms did you stay in?

At Atlantis The Royal in Dubai, I stayed in a stunning Seascape Palm King Room overlooking the Arabian Sea, and with the extra club benefits, I got to hang out in the exclusive Royal Club Lounge throughout my stay. 

In the Maldives, I stayed in a One-Bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa at Cora Cora Maldives. Positioned right over the water, we could easily access the water without ever leaving the suite. 

Q: Can you share some highlights from each stay?

One of my favourite afternoons at Atlantis The Royal was at Nobu By The Beach, where we spent the day unwinding with great music and even better food! Sipping cocktails at Cloud 22, a rooftop infinity pool lounge branded by Dolce & Gabbana, was also incredible, with sensational views from the Palm over Dubai.

Snorkelling in the marine life-rich waters around Cora Cora Maldives was absolutely amazing, and the dolphin cruise was unforgettable—we saw spinner dolphins swimming right next to our boat. Watching a movie under the stars on the beach was another wonderful experience.

Q: What were the dining experiences like at Atlantis The Royal and Cora Cora Maldives?

We only had breakfast at Atlantis The Royal, where we dined at Gastronomy. I’ve never seen so much choice – it was amazing! I would also highly recommend the laidback ambience of the Club restaurant, open to guests with Club access.

Dining at Cora Cora Maldives was one of the best culinary experiences I’ve had in my life. There are four restaurants to choose from: Ginger Moon, Taaza, Aquapazza, and Teinin, a Japanese restaurant where we enjoyed teppanyaki one evening. My personal favourite was Ginger Moon. The best part is that all the restaurants are included since Cora Cora Maldives is a Premium All Inclusive hotel.

Q: For travellers considering a similar multi-centre holiday, what tips would you offer based on your experience?

Make sure to pack sunscreen and lightweight clothing as both destinations can get quite hot. If you plan on snorkelling in the Maldives, take a GoPro to capture the incredible marine life.

The best time to travel to the Maldives is between November and April when the climate is dry and minimally humid. Dubai is an all-year-round destination, although the summer can get very hot.

Book a Dubai & Maldives Multi-Centre for yourself

If you’re interested in replicating Rob’s multi-centre holiday to Dubai & the Maldives, visit us online or get in touch with one of our Middle East or Indian Ocean specialists who can help you plan your holiday.


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