The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to the 9 to 5 of daily life – or is it?  What better way to kick off the start of a new year than with an over the top destination vacation, such as Dubai?

Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the ultimate desert oasis; a stunning contrast of sand and sea.  And when looking for flights to Dubai, look to Emirates.

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Dubai is known for its relaxing white sand beaches and warm gulf waters; and now is the perfect time of year to visit Dubai with the ideal weather.  While the summer months can reach extreme temperatures, winter months bring about more mild temps in the mid 70’s to 80 degrees, ideal for sunbathing with a refreshingly delicious cold drink by your side.  And when you’re done soaking up the sun, how about a fast-paced banana boat ride or an exciting parasailing experience?  There is deep sea fishing, on the Dubai Sea, for the outdoor sports enthusiast or you can sail on board a chartered yacht to view the Dubai coastline. For an even more spectacular view, soar above the sand and sea on a thrilling hot air balloon ride!

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Don’t forget the family fun as well at the Wild Wadi Water Park; it makes for a splash-filled afternoon of fun in the sun for the whole family enjoying wild water rides.  Then head out to the desert and do some serious dune bashing!  Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, head out to the camel race track where during the winter months races are held on Thursdays and Fridays.  Oh, and don’t forget the golf courses; have you even thought of sand golf?  Talk about the ultimate sand trap!

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Whew!  There is so much outdoor fun offered in Dubai, but when the sun sets and the lights come on, there is some serious nightlife offered as well.  Fine dining, bars, dancing, it’s all there to be enjoyed.  And the shopping!  Don’t forget about shopping the world’s largest mall where you’ll find 1,200 stores from which to choose and shop away the hours.  But to give you the local flavor of the culture, shop the local souk – open air market place – where you’ll find textiles, spices and even gold.  And don’t forget to haggle for the best possible prices, it’s all part of the experience.

So what are you waiting for?  No excuses!  Today is the perfect day to start planning your destination vacation in Dubai – the ultimate desert oasis.

 

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