UAE, Dubai: Enjoy exclusive breaks and experiences unlike any other on the beautiful island of Ireland. Whether it’s travelling across the island via private train or boat, unwinding at an award winning spa or a luxurious stay at a grand hotel, Ireland caters to every type of traveller and has a variety of stays to suit all guests.
The UAE has now been removed from the list of designated states for Mandatory Hotel Quarantine in Ireland. Travellers to Ireland from the UAE who are fully vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine* and can provide a certificate of vaccination will not require a negative a PCR test to enter Ireland, and will not need to undergo home quarantine on arrival.
Tourism Ireland has rounded up some of the most unique options for guests to experience a taste of Ireland and soak up the islands’ charm.
Wake up in Wicklow:
Travellers can be treated to a luxury overnight stay at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa where they’ll Wake up in Wicklow, known to be the Garden of Ireland. Nestled amongst acres of woodland with beautiful surroundings, guests can experience a stay in a luxurious room or suite and receive two complementary tickets to visit Powerscourt House & Gardens (ranked No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic) as well as a contemporary Irish dinner for two in the hotels Sika restaurant and a full Irish breakfast the next morning. Guests can also fully avail of the hotel’s gym and the 20m Swarovski Crystal-lit pool.
Free cancellation available. Prices start from €203.50 (AED 885) per person.
The Emerald Pullman Private Rail Cruise:
Travellers can enjoy a getaway with a difference and experience a brand new, unique, private rail tour across Ireland to visit some of the islands most favoured spots. This eight day, seven night trip includes private trips on-board the Emerald Pullman, inclusive of drinks and snacks service throughout, a first class tour guide, all transfers, tours and admissions into attractions as well as seven over-night stays in 4* hotels along the travel route, including a full Irish breakfast each morning. This exclusive trip is the ideal way to see the sights of the island.
Exclusive package available until 4th September 2021. Prices start from €2,279 (AED 9,940) per person.
Unwind in Tranquillity at Galgorm
Travellers can treat themselves to some well-earned relaxation with an overnight stay and breakfast at the luxurious hotel and spa, Galgorm Resort. Guests will enjoy the tranquillity of nature and experience pure relaxation with the help of the award winning Spa and Thermal Village which features an extensive selection of riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated pools, steam rooms and saunas. Each stay includes full access to the Thermal Spa Village and a sumptuous breakfast at the Gillies Grill.
Free cancellation available. Prices start from €235 (AED 1,020) per person.
Stay and Sunset Golf Experience:
Enjoy an overnight Golfing break for two at Dingle Benners Hotel. The sunset golf experience includes 18 holes of golf whilst the sun sets on the Atlantic Ocean, an award winning breakfast and an overnight stay complete with beautiful surroundings.
Exclusive package available until 31st October 2021. Prices start from €354 (AED 1,545) based on two people sharing.
Try Afternoon Tea with a Difference:
Hop on-board the 1960s bus and take in the sights of Dublin while indulging in homemade treats and listening to the sounds of 1950’s jazz. Guests will savour afternoon tea favourites—finger sandwiches, desserts, cakes, and pastries—as the bus travels through downtown Dublin and the host tells stories along the way. This is afternoon tea the Irish way.
10% off vintage tea trip until 31st December 2021 (using code: tourismireland). Prices start from €47.50 (AED 207) per person.
Shannon Princess River Cruise:
Cruise through beautiful unspoilt landscapes with an all-inclusive week long Shannon Princess cruise. It’s the most idyllic way to explore the waterside villages of Ireland, complete with fantastic food, curated shore visits and attentive service on board throughout the journey.
10% off all rates until 9th October 2021. Prices start from €4,990 (AED 21,800) per person.
* Approved vaccinations which will be accepted for travel to Republic of Ireland includes;
- 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccine (regarded as fully vaccinated after 7 days since second dose)
- 2 doses of Moderna Vaccine (regarded as fully vaccinated after 14 days since second dose)
- 2 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine (regarded as fully vaccinated after 15 days since second dose)
- 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine (regarded as fully vaccinated after 14 days since second dose)