The word summer usually conjures up nice emotions. Thoughts of tasty BBQs in the garden, visits to the beach or sipping on a cold beverage outside with your friends. However, as you sit hot and sticky in the Dubai heat, you’re probably thinking how much you dislike the summer. That being said we’re in a fantastic spot in the world as we have so many brilliant holiday destinations right on our doorstep!
Our friends, The Healthy Nomads gave us their list of the best mini breaks directly from Dubai. You know what that means? It’s time to grab your passport and escape the stifling heat of Dubai!
With powder white soft sand, crystal clear water, luxurious hotels and fantastic marine life – it’s clear to see why the Maldives is a must visit location from Dubai. Head to the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa where you can swap the chaos of everyday life for coral reefs, peaceful beachside walks and daytime snoozing in hammocks. Enjoy luxurious villas with oversized plunge pools, sunbeds and endless views of the Indian Ocean. The ultimate luxurious destination!
A country with a deliciously rich history, lush rolling countryside and breathtaking archaeological sites, Jordan is an explorer’s paradise. Head to the Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort in Aqaba which overlooks the fabulous Red Sea. The resort features 336 rooms and suites with sea views and is situated on a private beach with 5 beach-side pools and leisure facilities including diving, snorkelling, water skiing, parasailing, canoeing, windsurfing, jet skiing and volleyball.
If you’re after a country which is both culturally stimulating and relaxing at the same time, then look no further than Thailand. With pristine white beaches, a chilled out vibe, yummy food and some of the warmest people, Thailand is a fantastic option for a mini break. Check into the Conrad Koh Samui Residences, which are situated on the stunning Phang Ka Peninsula. Every aspect of these luxurious residences has been designed to take your breath away.
A country steeped in history and culture, Lebanon is great for those that want an action-packed break. Head to Beirut for its magnificent array of activities, including museums, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Make sure to check out the Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel Hotel which is located in the very heart of Beirut. A sophisticated boutique hotel which includes 73 luxury rooms, indoor pool and is situated right next to the dining and entertainment areas of Gemmayze Street, Sassine Square, and Downtown Beirut.
Go on, grab that passport!
If you need another reason to jet away from the Middle Eastern sun then the ENTERTAINER has made it so much easier for you. Why? Because all of these hotels are in your ENTERTAINER Hotels Worldwide meaning when you book a night in these hotels you get a night free! What a bargain! Or, if you would rather stay put here in Dubai then take a look at our best staycation options this summer!
A massive thank you to the Healthy Nomads for our mini break inspiration. Be sure to check out their blog for amazing travel posts, the hottest events in Dubai and foodie inspiration! Thanks Guys!