For a special celebration, why not spend the festive season in Dubai? Perfect weather conditions, unlimited shopping and a one-of-a-kind surroundings will ensure that any Christmas break in the Middle East will be unforgettable.
Although Dubai is an Islamic state, the festivities around Christmas and New Year are just as fun – if not better – than anywhere in the UK. Lights, trees and presents line the shopping malls and hotels, and the best bars and restaurants pull out all the stops to ensure the holiday period is unrivalled.
Boozy Christmas breakfasts and elegant champagne brunches are easy to find, as are all-night New Year celebrations, and global DJs taking over the dance-floor. As you would expect, no expenses are spared when it comes to welcoming in the New Year. Firework displays light up the impressive skyline, and there will be a menu and dress code to suit any tastes when it comes to the 12 am countdown.
Similarly, for anyone looking for a Christmas-shopping weekend away, Dubai is top of the list. Where New York was once the epitomised destination, Dubai’s extravagant, larger-than-life malls and collection of all things electronic, fashion and entertainment related, it’s quickly stolen the top spot. Flying time is roughly the same, and you won’t be trudging through cold snow while carrying mountains of presents!