Where to find last-minute sunshine this year

Explore these sun-drenched locations around the world.


Where to find last-minute sunshine this year

Explore these sun-drenched locations around the world.

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Whether you're seeking a relaxing retreat, family fun, romantic moments, island adventures, or thrilling activities, simply pack your shades and sunscreen, and venture to one of these dream destinations for a boost of last-minute Vitamin D.


Why chase the sun?

In the UAE, following a scorching summer mostly spent indoors, your body might miss out on the essential Vitamin D needed for maintaining overall health and wellbeing.

In the northern hemisphere, winter typically brings cold weather, dark afternoons and evenings, and a noticeable shortage of sunshine. With the British summer sometimes playing a game of hide-and-seek, the need for some Vitamin D-delivering sunshine becomes more vital than ever.

A sun-soaked escape can revitalise both your body and mind, offering a precious opportunity to recharge in the warm. Regardless of the activities you plan for your winter getaway, here is some inspiration to kickstart your quest for sunshine.

Kuwait: a chance to unwind and relax

Nestled on the picturesque shores of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait extends a warm welcome to those seeking to escape the winter. At Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, rest and relaxation are at thof the agenda. Here, guests can unwind in the serenity of a private beach, luxuriate in rejuvenating spa treatments and enjoy gourmet dining experiences – all within the confines of this enchanting oasis. With its golden sands and gentle waves, this Kuwaiti haven sets the scene for an opulent winter retreat, where the stresses of everyday life effortlessly fade beneath the radiant Kuwaiti sun.

The landscaped infinity pool at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait


UAE: thrilling family fun

For a family-friendly staycation or winter sun getaway, Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai is an ideal destination for a dose of Vitamin D thanks to a wide range of exciting activities suitable for both adults and children alike. From the resort’s five temperature-controlled pools and a private beach that spans 2km-long, to the thrilling rides at nearby Wild Wadi Waterpark, a holiday here translates into quality family time under the sun’s golden rays where cherished memories are waiting to be made.

Nuska Beach restaurant at Jumeirah Beach Hotel perfect for families in Dubai


Bali: an island paradise for couples

Bali, the epitome of an island paradise, captivates couples in search of a romantic winter escape. If you yearn to trade the gentle patter of rain for the soothing melody of ocean waves, then Jumeirah Bali beckons. Surrounded by lush tropical landscapes it offers an intimate sanctuary where guests can recline beside the infinity pool, savour a selection of refreshing beverages as the sun gracefully sets dips on the horizon and relish romantic beachfront dinners.

Maldives: uncover underwater adventures

Radiant days are on the horizon in the blissful island setting of Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, where ultra-spacious villas invite guests to immerse themselves in a world of marine wonders. Float above vibrant coral reefs, embark on snorkelling expeditions or simply relax beside your private swimming pool while being enveloped by the welcome warmth of the sun.

Aerial view of the sea at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island


Bahrain: rest and recharge

With tall palm trees swaying gently to the soothing ocean breeze and views of the glittering Arabian Gulf,  Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort and Spa  combines luxury and tranquillity, making it the perfect destination for a revitalising winter getaway. Discover relaxation amidst the lavish surroundings of Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort & Spa, where a serene spa beckons those seeking to rest and recharge.


Oman: explore the great outdoors

Oman's awe-inspiring terrain promises an adventurous winter escape. This destination offers numerous opportunities for outdoor explorations from hiking through rugged canyons to sailing along pristine coastlines – all while being bathed in energising sunshine. Tucked between the dramatic Al Hajar mountains and the tranquil Arabian Sea, Jumeirah Muscat Bay  provides a beautiful base from which to enjoy an activity-filled escape.

As the winter days grow shorter and colder in Europe, there's no better time to chase the sun and indulge in a last-minute Vitamin D infusion in the Middle East and beyond. These sun-drenched destinations await your arrival, so embrace the allure of a warm winter.

Faced with the prospect of chilly days, it’s only natural to yearn for blue skies, sun-kissed countryside and gentle ocean breezes. Thankfully, many Jumeirah hotels and resorts are graced with year-round warmth, making this the ideal moment to organise your winter getaway.