City Destinations That Offer It All

Written by    Last updated: March 10, 2011

The choices stretch from luxury city hotels to boutique beach retreats, desert escapes and just about everything in between. Not everyone has an extended break when they decide to get married. But there are plenty of other options for romantic couples to holiday, explore and enjoy. We ask the experts to suggest some top city break destinations.

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ABU DHABI

A stunning and sophisticated city of the United Arab Emirates. Whether you wish to spend your time in the bustling shopping malls and souks or you would rather relax on the beach and take a camel ride across the sand dunes, this remarkable destination is perfect for a city break.

Best Bits?  Two holidays in one. A perfect retail shopping extravaganza and luxury beach escape. Extensive duty free shopping coupled with beautiful beaches. And luxurious hotels have easy access to the much sought after retail options. It’s a far cry from a typical long haul holiday. You get to stay at a variety of top quality hotels and it doesn’t matter where you want to go, it’s easy for a company like key2holidays to tailor a city break that suits your needs.

Getting there? Direct from the major London airports.

DUBAI

So much to do and so little time! From sublime beach holidays to the ultimate luxury in stunning Dubai hotels and cosmopolitan cities to a more authentic Arabian experience within the desert or mountain areas of Dubai. The Arabian Gulf is a gateway to a wide range of other destinations perfect for a multi-centre holiday.

Best Bits?  You can spend a few days in Dubai followed by a beach holiday in the Far East, Indian Ocean or within the Arabian Gulf itself.

Getting There? Direct flights from London & other regional airports.

OMAN

Holidays to Oman offer something for all tastes, including luxurious beach hotels with fabulous spas and excellent dining with modern European, Asian fusion and traditional Middle Eastern cuisine amongst a whole range of others.

Muscat, for example is a brilliant spot for divers with great reef and wreck diving and opportunities for water sports. For adrenaline junkies there’s also wadi bashing and dune boarding. This holiday offers a taste of true Arabia with trips to places such as Nizwa, Wahiba Sands, Quriyat, Wadi Tiwi, Qalhat, Sur and Jebel Al Akhdar. You can relax on the beach or take adrenalin charged four-wheel-drive escape into the desert. key2holidays can also tailor you a brand new itinerary to suit your needs.

Best Bits? Shopping in the souks for silver jewellery, or traditional Omani metal and woodwork. The undiscovered Musandam and the Sallalah region in the south offers a beautiful landscape of streams and Wadis. A great chance to see turtles, dolphins and whales enjoying the sea.

Where to stay? Traditional Bedouin tents in the desert or a classy hotel such as The Chedi, The Shangri La, Al Bustan or Evason Hideaway and Spa Zighy Bay.

Getting There? Direct flights from London.

CUBA

Perfect for a honeymoon or romantic holiday, Cuba offers visitors stunning sandy beaches, top quality resorts and an irresistible charm that will leave you wanting to see more of this exotic destination.

Best Bits? Whether you are looking for a relaxing, secluded honeymoon or romantic holiday on a quiet, untouched beach or you want to immerse yourself in the culture and history of Havana, Cuba is a perfect choice.

Getting there? Direct flights from London.

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