City Escapes and Beach Days: How to Get the Most Out of a Twin-Centre Holiday

August 25, 2021Melissa Keeling

Dubai and The Maldives are two of the most iconic destinations on earth. Here’s how to combine these two beauties into one epic twin-centre holiday.

City life and beach life can both be yours for the taking
City life and beach life are both yours for the taking with this twin-centre adventure

Choices, choices, these days there are so many amazing holiday destinations within easy reach, how do you go about choosing just one?

Time is precious. So why not think about combining two must-see places into one blockbuster trip? You know it makes sense. With a twin-centre holiday you can see the best of both worlds. From the city lights of Dubai to the blissful beaches of The Maldives.

Hop on board and let’s start a twin-centre adventure as we show you just what to expect from this magnificent trip.

What makes this trip so good?

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure, this trip will see you tick off two five-star stays in one go. If that’s not enough, you’ll stay in two of the most dazzling destinations in the world. Combining stays at InterContinental Dubai Festival City and South Palm Resort in The Maldives, these stunning resorts deliver in more ways than one.

The Resorts

The InterContinental Dubai Festival City and South Palm Resort are the perfect duo when it comes to creating a truly extraordinary twin-centre holiday. Discover the delights of Dubai and the magic of The Maldives.  

InterContinental Dubai Festival City

An aerial view of InterContinental Dubai Festival City
An aerial view of InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Your stay begins with three nights in the cityscape of Dubai. Settle into your Club Room at InterContinental Dubai Festival City where contemporary design features combine with spectacular views across the shimmering city skyline. Furthermore, look out for Dubai Creek and the iconic Burj Khalifa as you gaze out of your window.

Stunning views across the city from your spacious room
Stunning views across the city from your spacious room

There’s a host of top-notch restaurants at InterContinental Dubai Festival City. Pierre’s Bistro & Bar serves elegant French cuisine by Michelin starred chef, Pierre Gagnaire. During your stay it’s also worth sampling the other delicious fare on offer with Lebanese and Asian influences to be found.

Let the city be your backdrop as you dine
Let the city be your backdrop as you dine

Plus, enjoy direct access to Dubai Festival City Mall with over 500 stores, making it perfect for a spot of retail therapy. The mall is also home to IMAGINE laser, water and fire show, a spectacular experience not to be missed.

Be mesmerised by the IMAGINE show at Dubai Festival City Mall
Be mesmerised by the IMAGINE show at Dubai Festival City Mall

For the adventurers among you, Dubai offers a vast array of experiences. If relaxation is more your thing then check out the stunning infinity pool, it’s the perfect place to soak up the dreamy Dubai views. Also, be sure to sample a cocktail or two in the Sky Lounge. You’ll see a twilight view of the city with it’s sparkling vista.

The incredible glass infinity pool
The incredible glass infinity pool

South Palm Resort

After experiencing the high-life in Dubai, it’s on to The Maldives for 7 nights in paradise. South Palm Resort is perfectly placed on a private island in the Indian Ocean. And tranquillity is high on the agenda here, making it the perfect way to unwind after a stay in the city. 

South Palm Resort
South Palm Resort

Check-in to your Ocean Front Beach Villa complete with a Private Walk-Out Deck for the ultimate once in a lifetime experience. Imagine waking up to the sounds of the ocean waves and the beautiful white sandy beach just steps away.

Ocean Front Beach Villa in a stunning setting
Ocean Front Beach Villa in a stunning setting

Continue your relaxation with a visit to Kurumba Spa. Indulge your senses with an assortment of rejuvenating treatments at the floating spa rooms overlooking the glistening Indian Ocean. We guarantee you’ll leave feeling completely refreshed.

Enjoy a soothing treatment at Kurumba Spa
Enjoy a soothing treatment at Kurumba Spa

Dining here is also a delight. Banyan Restaurant serves up a variety of international and Asian cuisine, coupled with authentic Maldivian flavours.

Finally, settle down for the evening with a cooling tropical cocktail as you watch the sunset.

The Itinerary

Arriving in Dubai you’ll head off on a 10 minute transfer to InterContinental Dubai Festival City, your home for the next three nights. You’re free to explore the city and take in all the famous sights. For a fun-filled and action-packed stay take your pick from a range of unique activities you can only experience in Dubai.

Dubai city awaits
Dubai city awaits

Following your three nights in Dubai, you’ll begin your journey to paradise as your transfer takes you on to The Maldives. The next seven days are yours to soak up the sun at South Palm Resort. This is your opportunity to take it easy and embrace island life. Slow down the pace and embrace morning swims, beach walks and quality time with your loved ones. There’s more to The Maldives than pretty beaches, let us tell you our reasons why we love The Maldives.

Tempted to find out more?

With a 10 night itinerary that’s second to none for luxury and value, this holiday ticks all the boxes. Perfect for celebrating special occasions or just treating yourself and pushing the boat out, you definitely deserve it.

Let’s face it, trips like this don’t come around every day. So, if what you’ve read sounds like the perfect trip for you, then click the button below to request your personalised quote.

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