Going long-haul? Treat yourself to a Dubai stopover

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Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, India, Vietnam… the list goes on. These are just a few of the destinations that if you’re travelling to you can treat yourself to a cheeky, restful stay over in Dubai.

And if you’re flying via Dubai anyway, what better response to long-haul flight syndrome than stretching your legs in the colourful splendour of the city.

The Flight Centre people certainly offer a convincing argument for giving yourself a few extra ‘time out’ days on your journey. Take a look at the film for some inspiration.

But if you need more a little more persuading click-through to see their tips and advice on a stop over in Dubia, including a special Dubai stopover guide, which takes you on a journey from Spice Souks to Downtown, and even gives advice on the thriving modern art scene in the warehouses of Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz.

And for sights, there’s the indoor ski resort of Ski Dubai, with ‘22,500 sq m of real snow slopes’. Quite a feat in a climate that ranges from hot to very hot.

Then, at 828 metres high there’s the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. The observation deck gives an ideal view of the compact town.

For a more feet-on-the-ground approach, there’s Dubai’s old quarter, Bastakiya, which for a moment can feel like a step back in time into the not too distant past when the city was just a collection of a few fishing villages.

Journeys should always have an element of adventure. And if you can combine that with relaxing and chilling out, then a stop off at Dubai seems ideal.

Check out the film and click-through for more of what Dubai has to offer, including ‘shooting through a glass tube that cuts through a shark-infested lagoon’ and the decadence of ’24 carat gold dusted cappuccinos’.