Winter’s balmy days and cool nights make this the best time to holiday in the Gulf – but they won’t be around much longer.
With the heat and humidity of summer just over the horizon, residents are urged to enjoy the last of the idyllic weather with a few days vacationing in the UAE, Oman or Saudi Arabia.
From a family-friendly beach break in Dubai, a romantic escape in a beautiful and brand-new Muscat hotel, or a culture and shopping-filled few days exploring KSA’s biggest cities, here are some of the best short trips and glorious getaways in the Gulf to suit every traveller.
Located on the North Corniche with views of the Red Sea, this elegant resort is ideal for a city getaway. Just 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown, Jeddah Hilton is the perfect property for visitors keen to explore attractions such as the King Fahd Fountain - the world’s largest - the old souk markets, Makkah Gate and the Al Shallal theme park. The hotel’s tranquil spa offers nourishing facial or Dead Sea treatments while guests can also indulge in a range of exceptional dining experiences from Arabic to European.
A great Red Sea getaway filled with culture, shopping and dining
This stunning property is in the beating heart of Saudi’s buzzing capital. The hotel is superbly located for easy access to the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, the King Abdulaziz Historical Centre and is directly connected to the Granada Shopping Mall, which boasts more than 120 boutiques - making it a great place to base yourself while exploring Saudi’s capital city. With spacious and well-equipped rooms overlooking the bright lights of Riyadh, a range of restaurants, a spa, fitness centre and kids’ club soon to open, this is a luxurious choice the whole family can enjoy.
Experience exciting capital city living at this luxurious hotel
This hotel is surrounded by the dynamic energy of some of Dubai’s best destinations and most popular attractions, including La Perle - a world-class water-themed show created by Franco Dragone - the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Canal and the upscale restaurants of DIFC. The hotel’s interiors are vibrant and fresh; whether you choose a double room or a dual-level, two-bedroom Sky Villa Suite you are sure to be mesmerized by this property. Guests can also delight in a delicious meal and drinks at one of the many restaurants and lounges.
The ideal hotel for those looking to tick off their Dubai bucket-list
Spend an unforgettable few days at this fantastic beachside resort. Located in JBR in the buzzing Dubai Marina within walking distance of the bustling The Walk, home to shops and boutiques, cafes and restaurants, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach is a superb place to unwind, soak up the sun and spend quality time with the family. Your mini-break begins with a warm cookie - a delicious DoubleTree signature home baked treat - and an even warmer welcome. The waterfront hotel offers a mix of bedrooms and suites.
A family retreat that mixes the beach with buzzing urban living
If a mini-break in beautiful Oman is what you’re after, look no further than the picturesque Hilton Salalah. This sophisticated beachfront hotel will ensure a memorable holiday. Just 2km from Samaharam Tourist Village and 11km from the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the resort is ideal for sightseeing trips. With airy comfortable rooms and four restaurants serving local and international cuisine, plus a gym, an outdoor pool and a lush garden, the hotel is a great choice for families, couples or friends wanting to explore Oman’s green haven of Salalah.
A couples retreat or a family sightseeing adventure
Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair
This recently opened, brand-new hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Hajjar mountains
and is close to the most popular tourist sites in Muscat, including Oman Avenues Mall, Mattrah Souq and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Start your mini-break with breakfast and a dip in the infinity pool then head out to explore the city and meet the locals. Enjoy dinner at the hotel’s Garden Grill and Juice Bar before visiting Muscat’s Royal Opera House, only a short taxi ride away. Round off your mini-trip with a visit to Qurum Beach and Urban Park.
Mingle with the friendly locals during a culture-filled getaway
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About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 85 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (hiltonhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with McLaren Racing. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhonors.com. Connect with Hilton Honors at newsroom.hilton.com/hiltonhonors, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.