Yes, the cool winter breeze is finally here in the UAE, marking the beginning of a much-anticipated winter season. A season which offers the ideal breeding environment for the travel bug. With holidays and the festive season on the horizon, our minds are troubled, in a good way, with one question – Where to? Fortunately, for UAE residents, options are plenty. Whether you’re aching to bask under the winter sun or dreaming of a white Christmas, you can get what you’re looking for, just a few hours away.
Here are some of the Top Winter Holiday destinations from the UAE.
We all know someone who has recently visited the ‘gorgeous’ Georgia, and for good reason. The country is home to some of the best that mother nature has to offer. Snowcapped mountains, epic views and great weather. Winter is also a great time for people who are looking to partake in some winter sports. Tbilisi, the capital city, offers a great night-life and a glimpse into the country’s long history. And Guess what? UAE residents are eligible for visa-on-arrival in Georgia.
Armenia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction, offering some of Europe’s most stunning views. Home to numerous monasteries, most of them surrounded by surreal natural beauty, Armenia is ideal for vacationers looking for a fairytale experience. The snow-covered Mount Ararat, which dominates the country skyline, offers a picturesque view no matter where you are. The capital city of Yerevan is the best starting point to visit the country’s top attractions. Yerevan, known as the City of Cafes, also offers some great experiences for all kinds of travelers. While in Yerevan, do not forget to visit the beautiful blue mosque, the only mosque in the country.
Turkey finds its place in the ‘must-visit winter destinations’ of most global travelers. While winter is considered as off-season in Turkey, it brings a new charm to the country. Dreamy countryside covered in snow and mesmerizing frozen lakes make this destination ideal for tourists looking for a by-the-book winter experience, minus the crowds. Turkish mountains are dotted with numerous ski resorts, including Uludag in Bursa, Kartepe in Izmit and Palandoken, the country’s tallest peak. So, make Turkey your winter destination and experience this amazing country like most travelers never do.
Wintertime is the ideal time to visit this intriguing land of mystery and culture. Warm cozy days and cold nights make up for the perfect setting to enjoy the best of winters. The country is filled with cultural gems and spectacular views. Take a cruise on the legendary river Nile or gaze in amazement at the Pyramids of Giza or just stroll in the old Bazaars of Cairo; Egypt truly has something for everyone.
Germany is cold, really cold during the winters. However, it shouldn’t deter you from experiencing one of the most magical winter vacations of your life. During winters, Germany has one thing that most places don’t – Weihnachtsmärkte or the Christmas Markets. There are over 1500 beautifully lit Christmas Markets across German cities and towns that will surely take your Christmas Spirit to an all new level. Apart from the Christmas Markets, there are a host of things to do in Germany during winters. Skiing, Snowboarding, and gazing in amazement at the frozen water-bodies around the country, are just some of the things that you can do here.
So, which destination is it going to be. The winter sun of Egypt or the Weihnachtsmärkte of snowy Germany? Do let us know.