Barefoot to Bling

Combine a stay on a tropical Maldivian island with a stop-over in Dubai for some high-octane thrills at the excellent water parks to create a contrasting and exhilarating family holiday!


Guide Price & Inclusions

7 nights Maldives and 3 nights Dubai £4,900* per adult and £1,900* per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation on a full board basis in the Maldives and bed & breakfast in Dubai.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection.

Suggested Extensions

Why not extend your stay in Dubai and venture into the desert? Enjoy active adventures in the rolling dunes, from camel rides to quad-biking, before a traditional Arabic dinner under the starry sky.

Best Time to Travel

November to April when it is dry season in the Maldives and the temperatures are at their most pleasant in Dubai, but if you’re comfortable in high temperatures and don’t mind the possibility of rain, the Summer holidays could be good for you.

Tips for Families

It can be expensive to eat and drink in the Maldives so if you have hungry teens in tow, it’s worth opting for an all-inclusive resort so they can eat what they like, when they like and you can stick to budget.


  • Family fun at Dubai’s fantastic theme parks and water parks
  • Shop for souvenirs in the atmospheric souks
  • Enjoy fine dining at world-class restaurants
  • Find your own little piece of paradise with a stay on a remote Maldivian island
  • Discover the colourful underwater world with your snorkel and flippers



Fly overnight from London to Male via Dubai (approx. 12 hours) and transfer by speedboat or sea plane (an experience in itself that will appeal to most teens!) to your chosen island.

Days 2-7 | Maldives

Relax on a secluded beach or take to the coral reef for some snorkelling and water-sports for the following 6 days. The Maldives with its calm, shallow lagoons is one of the best places in the world for kids to learn to dive so why not enrol them on a PADI course (10 years plus) of you’re worried they may become restless!

Day 8 | Fly Maldives to Dubai

Fly direct from the Maldives back to Dubai (approx. 4 hours) and transfer to your chosen resort.

Days 9-10 | Dubai

3-nights to enjoy this dazzling city with its man-made wonders, world-class shopping and excellent theme parks not forgetting the myriad of superb facilities on offer at your hotel.

Day 11 | Fly back to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your direct flight back to London (approx. 7 hours)

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In our Client's Words...

We had a fantastic family holiday to the Maldives. Days spent snorkelling on house reefs and paddle boarding around the island. Bushbaby Travel were fantastic. Our original plans had to change at the last minute and team at Bushbaby were so helpful putting together a number of alternative options. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a fantastic holiday. I'd 100% travel with Bushbaby again.

Pete, Maldives

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Regions You Will Be Visiting


Dubai - United Arab Emirates


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