3 15
Celebrate the festive season in the sun
01 Sep 2019

This year, why not celebrate the festive break sunning yourself on the beach? Book a stay at any of these hotels and you’re guaranteed to spend your holiday season in style.  

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, provides the perfect escape for those who want it all. Explore the glittering modernity of the city in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, and discover the architectural and artistic brilliance of the new Louvre. 

Jumeirah-at-Saadiyat-Island-Resort-Beach-view.jpg

Or how about a beach escape to Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, with nesting Hawksbill Turtles for company? For nature lovers, Sir Bani Yas Island is home to over 10,000 animals including Arabian oryx, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. And for those worried about missing that classic festive element, the Al Maryah Winter Wonderland and Yas Winter Carnival provide a touch of the traditional European holiday season, but in the sunshine.

Dubai

With luxurious hotels set beside the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf, wonderful dining terraces and relaxing spas, there’s no need to worry about anything other than applying the suntan lotion here during the festive season.

Jumeirah-Al-Qasr-Abra-Waterways.jpg

Arguably the shopping capital of the world, Dubai is a great place to indulge in some present buying. At the Al Seef Creek Festival you can find wonderful local products, as well as festive-themed funfair rides, live music, an outdoor cinema and a petting zoo. Those after the full winter experience should head to the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink in The Dubai Mall, or take to the artificial slopes at Ski Dubai.

Maldives

Jumeirah-Vittaveli -Aerial-View.jpg

Surprisingly, Dubai isn’t the only Middle Eastern beach escape to offer traditional winter sports. Those planning a trip to the Maldives can also put their skates on at Jumeirah Vittaveli’s artificial ice rink. Alternatively, just throw your towel down and bask in the sunshine, and snorkel the coral reefs if you’re feeling energetic. For those looking for seasonal cheer, the Jumeirah Vittaveli Festive Circus includes a tree lighting ceremony, a gala dinner, a visit from Santa and a New Year’s celebration featuring entertainers, food and fireworks.

Kuwait

Jumeirah-Messilah-Beach-Hotel -Spa.jpg

For a quieter time, Kuwait offers a more sedate alternative to Abu Dhabi, Dubai or the Maldives, with its beautiful beaches and refreshing pools. If you need a festive injection, the shopping malls are strung with lights and decorations during the run up to the holidays while Santa appears in a number snow-covered grottos.

 

 

 

 

Discover more luxurious breaks at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

 

Related Posts
Discover Michelin-Starred Contemporary Chinese Cooking in Shanghai
Eight ways to ensure a dreamy sleep on your next holiday
A Day trip to Hangzhou
Disclaimer

By clicking on the ["OK"] button below, you will be leaving the Jumeirah website. The site to which you will be transferred is not owned or controlled by Jumeirah International LLC or its affiliates, and Jumeirah has no control over the contents and availability of such site. The inclusion of this link on the Jumeirah website does not imply any guarantee or responsibility on the part of Jumeirah International LLC or any of its affiliates in respect of the content or use of this other website, or any of the representations made therein. Should you choose to use the link below, you assume full responsibility for your use of the website to which you are linking.