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The Perfect Winter Holiday Adventure in the Middle East!

We do get our fair share of the cold weather too.

There are snowfall and skiing destinations, and places for snowboarding too. You don’t really have to travel far for a winter break. Do you?

From mountains where you can enjoy the full winter experience,to the beaches for those who don’t prefer the cold – we’ve got it all.

Be it the Mediterranean or the skyscrapers of the Persian Gulf, here’s how you can spend these cold months, away from home!


Experience a Coptic Christmas in Cairo, Egypt!

For an experience you can’t forget, head to the historic Coptic Quarter in Cairo for

a mind blowing Christmas celebration. Home to a population of Coptic Christians, the Copts celebrate the

festival in early January,so if you happen to be in Cairo at that time, you know where to go.



Enjoy the beautiful view in Faraya or Cedars, Lebanon!

You’ll be welcomed here by perfect snowy hills! Take in the beautiful view while you ski or snowboard.

Filled with cabins, this is a great place for those who have done Europe one too many times and are

looking for something new to do this winter.


Cedars is another beautiful and snowy option. Being the highest point in the country, this is a fantastic place for winter sports.

Relish the inspiring views of the snow, this winter.



Go for Fancy Fondue in Beirut!

Find this delicious, melted cheese anywhere near you in Beirut.

This culinary classic blends in with Lebanon's rocky Mediterranean coast, fluorescent sunsets and surprisingly cold winter evenings.

Many coastal spots near Beirut serve fondue. It looks directly out onto the sea, which ensures the perfect winter sunset view.


Relax in Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Fujairah!

Don’t fancy the cold? Then head to Dubai’s sunny beaches.

Winter in Dubai is like a colourful beach season. So, what are you waiting for?

Also, for all those who want to experience the cold, head to our very own ski resort, Ski Dubai, in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.

You could also hop, skip and jump to Abu Dhabi.This is the perfect time of the year to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s various outdoor activities,

such as visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and going to the beach at the Corniche.

For a perfect beach winter experience, head to Fujairah.

This Emirate is the best place to enjoy in winter due to the perfect beach weather.

In Fujairah, visitors can do anything from snorkelling to camping.


Take in the unique skyline at Manama, Bahrain!

The best time to visit the capital is during winter. Exploring the unique skyline as well as the tradition, needs to be on your list!


Celebrate the National Day of Kuwait!

Plan a trip around here in February, book any Kuwait City hotel on February 25, and enjoy the celebrations dedicated to Kuwaiti independence.


Visit the coastal city Salalaha, Oman!

This city is known to be one of the most beautiful ones in the country. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy hikes in the city’s mountains.


Walk through History in Petra, Jordan!

Petra is an ultimate destination for all history enthusiasts. Walk through the Petra Walls while enjoying the chilly and refreshing breeze during the winter months.


So what is your favourite winter holiday destination? #HappyWinterHolidays