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Top Five Winter Getaways with Emirates

Top Five Winter Getaways with Emirates

Enda Corneille, Country Manager, Emirates, shares five top hotspots where your clients can soak up the sun this winter in great-value family-friendly destinations.

Dubai

For a quick getaway that ticks all the boxes of sunshine, good food and a short flight time of seven hours, now is an ideal time to visit Dubai. For real insight into the local culture explore the ancient alleyways of Al Fahidi Historical District or see the city from above at the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest skyscraper. Enjoy some of the best shopping destinations in the world, from the Dubai Mall to the traditional souks (markets).

Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Relax with a ladies pamper session every Wednesday at Anantara Spa, and experience a Turkish Hamman, mini facial and a relaxing massage, a great way to unwind after an overnight flight. Experience brunch with The Oyster Elite roaming brunch clubs – caviar, oysters and champagne. Try the latest ‘izakaya’ dining experience: Japanese classics with a modern twist at Ramusake, DoubleTree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach.

Fly from Dublin direct to Dubai twice daily with Emirates from €449.

Seychelles

The Seychelles is famous for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and for good reasons. If your clients are looking for a winter break that conjures up picture-postcard images of azure blue waters, white sandy beaches, a private boat trip around the islands followed by cocktails at dusk, the Seychelles is the answer.

Craft an itinerary that includes snorkelling, a helicopter tour of the island, a trip to the Natural History Museum or simply take time out to relax on one of Seychelles’ many idyllic beaches such as Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue Island or Anse Georgette, Praslin Island.

Fly from Dublin via Dubai to the Seychelles with prices from €708 return.

Maldives

The Maldives offers plentiful family and child-friendly resorts and hours of beach time for the children.

Kuda Huraa Island is ideal for families who are craving island living. The kid’s club is loaded with a range of activities, plus they provide complimentary essentials – from strollers, baby monitors, baby bathtubs to organic bath amenities.

Fly from Dublin via Dubai to the Maldives from €708 return.

Vietnam

For a 10-night getaway to experience a different culture this Christmas, there’s Vietnam. Explore Ho Chi Minh City and its thriving food scene: the soft shell crab at Quan 94 is a must try, as is Com Niêu Sài Gò, an Anthony Bourdain top tip of ‘the one place visitors shouldn’t miss’.

Relax in Hanoi on the beautiful beaches and make sure to visit the beach resort Mui Ne, among the 12 best beaches in Asia-Pacific.

Fly from Dublin via Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City from €768.

Thailand

The best time of year to visit Thailand for a two-week getaway is from November to March.

From Bangkok head south to Ko Samui, where you can snorkel, scuba dive or kayak through the turquoise waters and in the evening, tantalise your taste buds with world fusion food and tropical cocktails from 9 Gems, a fabulous bar. For the party-goer, head to Koh Chang or Koh Phagnan to experience the famous ‘Full Moon’ parties, all night beach parties held under the stars.

Fly from Dublin via Dubai to Bangkok from €702.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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