Emirates, the world’s largest international airline has compiled a selection of must-visit winter sun destinations this 23/24:
Emirates flies to Dubai, a bustling cosmopolitan hub and one of the most desirable year-round vacation spots.
Thanks to its sunny days, warm water beaches, fun-filled water parks and desert safari, the popular UAE destination is also a major drawcard for those wanting to experience some winter sun.
Winter is also a time when Dubai is bustling with events. Sports enthusiasts can head to the Sevens Stadium and soak up the atmosphere at the Emirates Dubai 7s.
Others can shop to drop at the Dubai Shopping Festival, see the floral wonderland of 150 million flowers at the Dubai Miracle Garden, and watch the city’s famous fireworks display on New Year’s Eve.
Those wanting more outdoor adventures can also visit the historic mountain town of Hatta, Dubai’s scenic exclave.
From kayaking at Hatta Dam, mountain biking the Al-Hajar mountains or visiting the historic forts, it is a must-visit.
Emirates currently operate 131 weekly flights from UK to Dubai.
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Beyond its famous cities and beaches, Thailand offers travellers a chance to discover some hidden gems.
Take a trip to the Red Lotus Sea and witness an extraordinary sight where Udon Thani transforms into a sea of pink lotus flowers between November and February each year.
Alternatively, your customers can head to Koh Kood, an unexplored island paradise boasting untouched white sand shores and clear turquoise waters.
Ao Klong Chao beach is ideal for snorkelling and visitors can leisurely explore by foot or bike through the lush forests.
Holiday goers can also experience a journey aboard the floating train, making its return this year from November 2023 until January 2024.
Starting in Bangkok, passengers will be transported over Thailand’s biggest reservoir, Lop Buri’s Pasak Jolasid Dam, allowing travellers to capture the breathtaking views and take in lasting memories.
With 35 weekly flights to Bangkok and 14 weekly flights to Phuket, Emirates offers travellers flexible and enhanced connections between Thailand and Dubai.
With its pristine beaches, dense jungles, and rich cultural heritage, Bali is a true paradise.
Whilst many will be familiar with Seminyak for its beaches and shopping, and the lively Kuta Beach for entertainment and water sports, some of the lesser-known destinations to visit include Balian.
Situated north of Seminyak, Balian offers travellers surfing and yoga, both on a volcanic beach set on a serene river estuary.
Another is Menjangan Island, which features West Bali National Park and is renowned for its snorkelling.
For the more adventurous, they can climb Mount Batur, Bali’s third highest volcano whilst others might be keen to scuba and explore the USAT Liberty shipwreck.
Emirates currently serves Indonesia with 28 weekly flights to both Bali and Jakarta with increased connectivity to 29 more domestic cities through its partnership with Garuda Indonesia and Batik Air.
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Explore North Malé Atoll – the gateway to the Maldives, unwind on white sand beaches, explore vibrant coral reefs, and enjoy incredible cuisine.
Diving and snorkelling enthusiasts can visit Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve which becomes a sanctuary for manta rays and whale sharks in December. Ari Atoll is famous for its beautiful coral and marine life including reef sharks and sea turtles.
Those wanting to celebrate the festive season and ring in the new year can do so in tropical style. From Christmas meals to celebratory fireworks, many of the resorts have special activities lined up for guests.
The award-winning global airline 131 now operates 28 flights a week between Dubai and the Maldives.
Recently the airline and Maldivian announced an interline partnership, enabling Emirates customers to access 16 popular holiday destinations in the Maldives beyond Malé.
Click here for our guide to the Maldives.
Your customers can learn more about Mauritius history, visit museums and experience local markets in the lively city of Port Louis.
While, for a slower pace, they can also unwind on the multicoloured sands and take in the breathtaking views from around the Chamarel region.
Those wanting to get their blood pumping can hike the Black River Gorges National Park or see the world from under the sea via scuba diving.
Emirates currently provides two direct daily flights from Dubai to Mauritius, both operated by its flagship A380 aircraft.