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Say goodbye to freezing temperatures and dark days with a winter sun getaway to Dubai.

A city of some 150 nationalities, perched along sun-drenched Gulf coastline, Dubai is the most cosmopolitan and modern destinations in the Middle East. With world-class dining, incredible infrastructure, myriad shopping experiences, luxe spas and fabulous hotels and resorts, there are activities to suit all kinds of travellers, no matter what your age.

The best time of year to visit Dubai is from November to March, when the city sees clear blue skies and it's the perfect temperature to sprawl out along the Persian Gulf's pearly white sands. Here's just a taste of what you can enjoy throughout the winter months in Dubai.

In November, the motoring world looks forward to the annual Motor Festival that sees the city’s streets get jammed up with truly beautiful, unique, extravagant and luxurious cars, bikes and more.

Throughout December, the city celebrates the UAE National Day with a series of parades, activities and performances for everyone to enjoy. Look forward to one of the longest running sporting events in the city, the Rugby Sevens which is much more than a series of rugby matches. The city also prepares itself for New Year’s Eve with a fireworks display that has consistently been awe-inspiring each and every year.

January offers a fresh start on many aspects of your life, so why not address those needs by shopping during one of the city’s biggest festivals, the Dubai Shopping Festival. If you’ve taken up a New Year’s resolution to be more active, there’s no better place to practice it than at the annual Standard Chartered Marathon that has been a regular annual sporting event in Dubai for over two decades.

February is a month that will will satisfy every concert-goer with a new performance almost every week. With the Jazz Fest, RedFest DXB and more, you’ll see more artists performing this month than any other month in the city’s calendar. Get ready to have your taste buds blown away with the annual culinary carnival, the Dubai Food Festival. For sport lovers, experience some of the world’s finest tennis champs battle it out on the courts at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship.

If there’s one sporting event that you should attend in Dubai in March, it is one of the world’s richest horse races, The Dubai World Cup. Experience majestic horses and their gifted jockey’s compete for the title spot. Bookworms and literary lovers can delight in the annual Lit Fest which brings globally recognised writers and writing courses to Dubai. Artists and creative souls can find their place in the city at one of the region’s most anticipated art events, Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai and SIKKA.

There’s never a dull moment in Dubai. Discover this for yourself on your winter sun getaway this year. Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor for more information and to create a Dubai getaway tailored to you.

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