Inspiration for National Day Holiday

We can always use a good excuse for a short vacation and this time it’s the upcoming long weekend in celebration of UAE National Day which is celebrated on December 2nd. I have put together a list of ideas on where you can go during that holiday. Depending on how long you want your holiday to be and how far you are willing to travel , the list below has something for everyone. Just make sure you use those free days wisely to reconnect, rejuvenate, and reenergize!

Tips

  • Check the visa requirements before booking
  • Contact Emirates Holiday as they might have special offers for the below destination during the period of travel which will be cheaper for you than booking on your own

Travelling beyond the GCC

  1. Singapore
    • 7 hours direct flight from Dubai
    • Weather: warm and tropical climate all year round, however, November and December is one of the wettest months.
    • Stay at The Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Link to Marina Bay Sands

  1. Mauritius
    • 6 hours and a half direct flight from Dubai
    • Weather: warm and pleasant all year round. November to April is the summer season but rain showers are common with peak cyclone months being January and February. May to December overall is drier than summer with October being the driest month of the year.
    • Stay at One and Only, St.Regis or Four seasons

Link to One and Only 

Link to Four Seasons

Link to St.Regis

  1. Nile cruise in Egypt
    • 4 hours direct flights from Dubai
    • Weather: Best time to visit is October to December where the weather is cooler and less humid.
    • Book A “Noor El Nil” cruise to sail the Nile river from Luxor, the world’s greatest open air museum, to Aswan. During the cruise you will get to visit ancient monuments, temples and tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

Link to Nour El Nil Tours

  1. Sri Lanka
    • 4 hours direct flight form Dubai
    • Weather: The main tourist season in Sri Lanka is during November to March when it is the dry season for the South Western and Southern coastal areas and the Central Highlands.
    • Stay at Aditya hotel, Tri hotel, Paradise road hotel or Arebella hotel

Link to Arabella

Link to Aditya

Link to Paradise Road

Link to Tri

  1. Maldives
    • 4 hours direct flight from Dubai
    • Weather: the high season is December to February with low humidity and blue skies with random showers here and there.
    • Stay at the Anantra Dhigu or Anantara Veli

Link to Anantara Veli

Link to Anantara Dhigu

Travelling within the GCC

  1. Oman
    • One hour direct flight from Dubai
    • Stay at the Chedi Hotel or Six Senses Zighy Bay

Link to The Chedi

Link to Six Senses Zighy Bay

  1. Qatar
    • One hour direct flight from Dubai
    • Stay at the St.Regis Doha or Anantara Hotel in Banana Island

Link to St.Regis

Link to Anantara Banana Island

Staying in the UAE

  1. Abu Dhabi
    • Qasr Al Sarab

Link to Qasr Al Sarab

  • Zaya Nurai Island

Link to Zaya Nurai

  1. Saddiyat Island
    • St.Regis

Link to St.Regis

  • Park Hayat

Link to Park Hyatt

  1. Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas

Link to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas

  • Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villas

Anantara Desert Island Resort and Spa

Link to Desert Island Resort and Spa

  1. Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)
    • Waldorf Astoria

Link to Waldorf Astoria

  • Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Link to Banyan Tree Al Wadi

    1. Dubai
      • If you decide to stay in Dubai then make sure you make the best out of your “staycation”. Check out the below link on how to make the best out of your next “staycation”

Link to how to make the best out of your “Staycation”

 

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