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Travel Guides

  • Episode: 

    2 of 4

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  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 10 Aug 2015
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  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 33 2015 : Sat 08 Aug - Fri 14 Aug
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Travel Guides is an entertaining new travel series that sends five ordinary British households to review some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations – from an all-inclusive in Tenerife to a five star hotel in Dubai.
Each week the same households travel to a different destination and experience identical holidays to tell us what they really think about what’s on offer. Narrator Johnny Vegas guides us through the location, while the households give honest and frank reviews about everything on offer - from the accommodation to the food to the activities. We’ve all experienced that bad holiday breakfast, dodgy air con system or disappointing day-trip. These amateur critics are here to make sure you remember your next holiday for all the right reasons.
This week they hit Dubai, one of the fastest growing tourist destinations on earth. Over a million Brits flock here on holiday each year, tempted by year round sun and the glamorous five star lifestyle it offers. 
But this modern metropolis in the desert doesn’t appeal to everyone. Burnley bar owner Linda and her painter husband Pete find not only the hotels but their prices ‘out of this world’. Bikini clad model Riah can’t understand why Arabic women should have to ‘cover up’, and hairdressers Craig Chapman-Blackwell and Stuart McDonald are uncomfortable about travelling to a country where it’s illegal to be gay.