In light of the current economic situation, you might think that the luxury holiday sector would feel the effect more than most. Yet the opposite is in fact true. The high end travel market is still booming as many people refuse to give up their annual holiday no matter what else they may have to sacrifice.
The growth in upmarket travel has seen the development of new ultra-luxurious resorts specially designed to cater for more discerning holidaymakers. The outright leader among these is Dubai, an Emirate that has become synonymous with sumptuous indulgence and extravagance, a playground for the rich and famous.
A glance through the brochures of high end travel firms like Hayes and Jarvis will reveal a wide choice of luxury hotels in Dubai which offer holidaymakers the ultimate indulgent experience. Not satisfied with mere 4-star luxury, developers in Dubai have created legendary hotels like the Burj Al Arab which is widely acknowledged to be the most luxurious hotel in the world. Its opulent suites spanning two floors come with a helipad, personal butler and chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce.
Dubai is the setting for some of the most outstanding examples of modern architecture, including the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Sitting on a man-made island off the coast of Jumeirah Beach, the stunning Burj Al Arab Hotel resembles a billowing sail. The amazing manmade Palm Island at Jebel Ali is home to international celebrities and royalty.
No trip to Dubai would be complete without a safari trip to the desert dunes and ‘wadi’ valleys, followed by a barbecue under the stars. Those seeking a truly romantic desert experience can indulge their fantasy by spending a few nights in a secluded exclusive desert retreat.
With weddings in the UK now costing as much as £20,000, many couples, whether getting married or renewing their vows, are choosing to celebrate their big day abroad. They have realised that it’s possible to get married in an exotic location and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime for less than the cost of a traditional UK wedding.
It makes sense to consider getting married abroad, and not just because of the cost of a traditional UK wedding. With the unreliable British weather in the back of everyone’s mind, the lure of guaranteed sunshine on your wedding day can prove irresistible.
The exotic background for your wedding photos will also prove a huge bonus. Whether you choose a small ceremony for two or a larger occasion with family and close friends joining in the celebrations, with luxury weddings in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, America or Africa, picture-perfect backdrops come as standard.
What could be more romantic than getting married beside the magical Mayan temples of Mexico, on safari in Kenya or on an exotic Indian Ocean beach? You can even fly to Australia and get married at Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Book your luxury holiday now – and don’t forget your passport.