We’ve all had those dull, boring winter weekends where all our time is consumed with cleaning, washing and ironing, watching trashy TV and eating ridiculous amounts of comfort food. And before you know it, it’s Monday morning and the week starts all over again.
Well how about brightening up your weekends with a 3 for 4 night short break? With so many places being easily accessible, you can visit places like the Middle East, Africa or North America for just a few days or even longer if you are lucky enough to get the time off work!
How about crossing the Atlantic Ocean to New York and spend the weekend Christmas Shopping in style. With landmark stores like Macys and Bloomingdales you can buy amazing gifts for all your family and friends as well as squeezing in some sightseeing. Visit the Top of The Rock at the Rockefeller Centre for amazing views over Central Park, and Times Square at night is another must! An ideal time to visit is at the end of November, when the city is transformed into a sea of colour and fantasy for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
If you fancy some winter sun rather than city shopping, the Middle East is just waiting to delight. Visit Abu Dhabi for three nights and enjoy a weekend of relaxation like you never have before. With calming swimming pools, fine dining and the dramatic backdrop of the desert, you can enjoy the first class service and star treatment at hotels such as the famous Emirates Palace and the sanctuary-like Desert Islands Resort & Spa.
In Dubai, you can combine luscious relaxation with a buzzing city vibe by exploring the busy malls, traditional souks and landmark sights. Exclusive hotels such as the Armani Hotel offer a perfect base for visiting The Dubai Mall and the landmark Dubai Fountains. The Armani Hot
el has no less than 8 bars and restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world and the Armani Prive VIP lounge is one the most fashionable places to be seen at night.
Elsewhere in the Middle East, the undiscovered paradise of Oman has enough charm and culture to amaze anyone. With offers to the Shangri La Resorts in Muscat and Six Senses in the stunning Zighy Bay it may be too difficult to come after just four or five nights. The 5 star deluxe Six Senses Resort is located between majestic mountains and a beautiful sandy beach, offering spectacular views from your infinity edge pool in your private villa.
So, instead of being fed up with gloomy weekends at home, book a short trip away and glam up your weekends!