There is no doubt about it that winter can be a wonderful time of the year, but also seriously exhausting and Vitamin-D deprived. With the festive season fast approaching, it could be time to get organised so that you have a winter getaway somewhere full of Arabian dreams already planned for the New Year (or sooner if you really fancy jetting off right now!).
With lots of people flying away to more traditional winter holiday destinations like the Alps and the Caribbean, isn’t it time that you did something a bit different? Arabic countries can offer a wonderful retreat, and with lovely warm weather year-round, the romance of the Arabian Sea, vibrant cultures, amazing food and of course incredible history to take in, the only problem you’re going to have is which destination to pick!
To get you inspired, here are just a few of the most popular.
This fascinating and ancient city is the capital of Oman, and with an unparalleled location on the Arabian Sea, it has been attracting visitors for centuries. Found on the central east coast of the country, one of its most popular visitor destinations is Al Qurum beach, which boasts soft golden sands and spectacular views over the Gulf.
Aside from the natural beauties, there are plenty of cultural and historical ones to take in too! And if you decide to visit during the early months of the year, you might just get to check out the Muscat Festival. Featuring culture delights from Oman’s rich history including dancing and food, visitors flock in from all over the world. So remember to look into and book your accommodation in Muscat in advance if you are planning on attending this fantastic cultural festival.
If you want hustle and bustle and big city lights, then look no further than Riyadh, which is the capital of Saudi Arabia, and also the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. And since Saudi Arabia is known for its commerce and business acumen, understandably Riyadh is a financial hub.
With breath-taking skyscrapers, as well as more historical structures, you are always going to be able to find something to do in this lively city. As one of the wealthiest cities in the world, the shops are certainly a site to see too. Make sure you book luxury accommodation in Riyadh to enjoy the city at its best. And remember your sun-cream – it is a desert city after all!
In recent years it’s become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, and it’s known for its luxury and incredible modern architecture. Overlooking the Persian Gulf, Dubai is certainly what Arabian dreams are made of.
Burj Khalifa, the 830metre high skyscraper, of course dominates the skyline, and is perhaps the city’s best-known feature. Aside of course from the great shopping, don’t forget to enjoy some world-class dining when you’re visiting, and make the time to enjoy the legendary nightlife too.
Think outside the box and indulge in an unforgettable trip to an Arabic destination this winter – it’ll be the perfect winter getaway.