Deciding where to travel in winter months can prove itself to be quite a challenge. Most of us have to deal with unfavarable weather conditions, and its the holiday season. No matter what part of the world you are from, there are plenty of great places to travel in December. Below, you will find two of the best places to travel in December. They are quite different, options for spending your December holidays. I am sure these locations will meet all your expectations and you definitely won’t be homesick during the holidays.
First and foremost – Dubai!
Considered as one of the best travel destinations in the Middle East and the 22nd most luxurious city in the world. Dubai stands glorious and welcoming all of its visitors.
Planning a trip to the largest city in the UAE requires a bit more time and preparation. Since the city has a hot desert climate. Even in low season the temperatures can rise up to 106°F(40°C) *but its a dry heat*. The weather is not the only factor here – if you have the time and opportunity to book your vacation in advance, chances are you’ll find some great package deals. Deals that will make this lavish city quite affordable, despite the fact winter months are considered as high season.
December is often considered as the best month for trips to Dubai as the weather is warm and pleasant with average temperatures of about 82°F. Not only you will get great weather, but spending the holidays in Dubai is a once in a lifetime experience.
The month is filled with interesting events happening all around the city that will keep adults and children entertained. One of those events is the Dubai Shopping Festival. The annual festival, lasting about a month, is a paradise for every shopping enthusiast as almost every store offers incredible sales – the saying “Shop till you drop” definitely stands in this case. But it is not only shopping that attracts people to the festival, it is also watching the fireworks shows – one of a kind that will leave you breathless. Did I mention you also the possibility to win a car – yep, there are car raffles drawn daily.
If you are flexible on dates, trying to squeeze in the 2nd of December in your trip would bring you an experience of a lifetime. This is the National Day of the UAE. For about a week, Dubai transforms into a hub of parades, carnivals, firework shows and numerous entertainment possibilities.
Of course, you can always extend your December travel plans into January and celebrate New Year in Dubai. People say that no one welcomes the beginning of the new year as this city does. There are plenty of options to choose from like being in the middle of the desert and enjoying the Dubai skyline, illuminated by the fireworks’ show. Sipping champagne at a rooftop lounge while DJs from the ranks of Axwell Λ Ingrosso are playing there famous beats. The possibilities are limitless.
Dubai in December is the perfect place to spend the winter holidays and why it made my list of best places to travel in December.
Dropping down the temperatures, the next destination for your December trips –The French Alps.
If you enjoy skiying or a boarding, or just might enjoy the snowy winter months. You will love a December trip to the French Alps. Don’t worry about the temperatures, average temperatures for December are around 35°F which is kind of perfect for December travel.
Famous for being the highest ski resort in Europe and for having the largest ski area in the world. Val Thorens has long been a favourite destination of winter sports’ enthusiasts from all over the world. Even if you are not a skier, this is the place you want to be at in December. Around Christmas there’re not a lot of places that have such an incredible Christmas spirit.
For you skiers and the boarders, the resort offers over 60 runs for all levels that will leave you breathless. Especially if you are a thrill seeker. Throughout the month, there are numerous activities all around Val Thorens. Some of those include ice diving and ice driving, snow biking, paragliding, paramotoring and a personal favorite – the Tyrolienne. You will be flying through the air – about 9,000 feet above the ground and over 4,200 feet length of the glide. You will be soaring over the magnificent Alps and feeling like a giant bird – absolutely unique.
Every year, there is a festival held at Val Thorens called Ski and Boarder week. This is a week where people from all over the world gather to ski, board and mingle in the typical atmosphere of this Alpine ski resort.
Like we’ve said above, there’s nothing like the Christmas spirit of Val Thorens. For about a week, the village turns itself to a magical place. Full of Elves, sparkling snow, lights and Father Christmas. You will be enchanted with the Christmas magic.
Whatever you decide, there are two great places to travel in December there is no way you will regret it. So get booking! And if the tropics sound better here is some great information on the Best Island in the Worlds.
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