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WHEN TO GO TO THE MIDDLE EAST

Middle East enjoys a fabulous climate and the best time to visit is between October and April when temperatures are most pleasant. Middle East holidays are popular year-round with very little rain. From October to April temperatures range between 20-30°C – whereas from May to September, the climate can be extremely hot with temperatures reaching 45°C. Temperatures can drop 10 - 15°C when visiting the mountain regions outside Muscat making it a great alternative during the hot summer season.

MIDDLE EAST FLIGHT INFORMATION

Dubai

The national airline of Dubai is Emirates who fly from 6 regional UK airports several times a day non stop to Dubai. Other airlines that fly daily non stop from the UK include British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Emirates is one of the largest airlines in the world, flying to over 130 destinations in 70 different countries around the world. Speak to one of our travel consultants about the options available - all of which will allow a stopover in Dubai in either - or both - directions

Oman

Both Oman Air and British Airways fly daily to Muscat. Oman Air fly non stop, whilst British Airways fly via Abu Dhabi, allowing you to combine both Abu Dhabi and Oman on one holiday. Alternatively, stop in Oman enroute to other exotic parts of the world, since Oman Air fly onward from Muscat to East Africa and South East Asia. Several other airlines, including Emirates, fly to Oman and allow you to plan a two centre holiday. Speak to one of our consultants about the options.

MIDDLE EAST TRAVEL TIPS

Dubai

Health Requirements - No vaccinations are required.

Visa Requirements - No visa required for British passport holders.

Time Difference - GMT +4 hours

Travel Time - 7 hours from the UK

Currency - UAE Dirham

Language - Arabic is the official language

Oman

Health Requirements - No vaccinations are required.

Visa Requirements - All passengers flying in to Muscat are required to apply for a visa online via the following link on the Royal Oman Police Website http://www.rop.gov.om/english/index.html and have their visa before arrival. The visa costs 20 Omani Rial (approximately £40) per person

Time Difference - GMT +4 hours

Travel Time - 7 hours from the UK

Currency - Omani Rial

Language - Arabic is the official language

 

Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Mozambique is Africa’s undiscovered jewel where chic barefoot escapism is luring those in search of castaway living. Idyllic Benguerra Island in southern Mozambique is home to Azura Benguerra - our all-time favourite Robinson Crusoe eco-retreat where off-map seclusion and ‘fresh-from-the-ocean’ cuisine is offered in abundance. The white sand, turquoise water and dune-backed shoreline are utterly irresistible – this is laid-back luxe at its African best!

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Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Mozambique is Africa’s undiscovered jewel where chic barefoot escapism is luring those in search of castaway living. Idyllic Benguerra Island in southern Mozambique is home to Azura Benguerra - our all-time favourite Robinson Crusoe eco-retreat where off-map seclusion and ‘fresh-from-the-ocean’ cuisine is offered in abundance. The white sand, turquoise water and dune-backed shoreline are utterly irresistible – this is laid-back luxe at its African best!