Beach yourself in Dubai

By | September 20, 2011

When the cold weather kicks in and you find yourself longing for sand and sun, book a vacation and head out to the beach. The winter is a great time to take a holiday somewhere tropical and warm, and there are some great destinations all over the world for you to relax and unwind in.

Dubai is the perfect winter holiday destination and the exciting city has more than enough to offer tourists whether on their first visit or if they’re returning for an annual holiday year after year. The hot climate means that you’ll always keep warm, and even in the dead of winter temperatures can still rival those you’d see on a hot summer’s day in the UK. It’s no surprise then that people have been choosing this luxurious destination to escape from the cold temperatures at home.

Dubai is all about opulence and luxury, and when you arrive there on holiday you’ll have no trouble living like a King. In a city that has to be seen to be believed, there are some of the most stunning displays of modern architecture in the world, and the unique hotels, restaurants and shopping centres will make your jaw drop and have you constantly reaching for your camera.

Visit one of the many impressive shopping centres and try on designer brands or do a little window shopping and admire the sparkling jewels. Shopping isn’t the only thing to do inside these malls; you can do anything from zipping down an indoor ski slope to paddling along a waterway as you move from store to store.

Dazzle your palate at a world renowned restaurant or have a drink in one of the most exclusive clubs on the planet. You can sample the finest ingredients and the rarest wines, and try anything from authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to your favourite dishes from back home, or sit down for a champagne brunch and taste the sweet bubbles with your favourite plate.

Travel deep into the Arabian desert and check out the sand dunes. You can walk along the sand or travel by 4 wheels and zip around the soft earth. If you’re feeling adventurous, try sandboarding, and glide along the sand with the skills you learned on the ski slopes.

No beach holiday would be complete without the beach, and there are resorts along the water in Dubai that can offer the best of leisure and luxury. Go sailing and deep sea fishing out on the open water, or let someone else show you around on a luxury yacht cruise before you stretch out in the sand with your favourite book.

When you’re ready to relax, grab a lounge chair by the water and soak up some of the hot Dubai sun, or swim up to the bar at the hotel pool and order your favourite cocktail. Don’t forget to visit the waterpark and zip down some of the fastest and most exhilarating waterslides in the world to finish your day off with a bang.

On your next holiday to Dubai, all you need to do is pack your swimsuit and you’ll be ready to check in to your luxury beach hotel and experience the real Dubai in the lap of luxury.