Let It Snow! Last Minute Travel Options This Winter
One of the advantages to living in the UAE is the immediate accessibility to many destinations offering beaches, safari experiences and luxury all within a six hour flying time radius.
This is also now true of winter destinations where finding snow and indulging in ski activities are available at a fraction of the cost of main European ski pistes. The options are better than ever before and so we have listed some of them below.
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This country has emerged as a strong contender for short breaks for the UAE traveller. Tsakhkadzor is one of the largest ski resorts in Armenia offering upto 27 kms of slopes. While there, a must visit is the monastery of Khor Virap with the Ararat Mountains as the backdrop. Another sight worth visiting in any weather is the Dilijan National Park, best known for its sweeping forest landscapes, rich biodiversity and mineral water springs.
Winter and ski packages starting from AED 4,890 per person including flights, 4 nights accommodation, airport transfers.
This former Yugoslavian country is something of a revelation. Natural beauty abounds in its beautiful Triglav Mountains and the stunning Lake Bled. You can ski in the mountains of Krvavec ski centre or Kranjska Gora. Slovenia has a coastline that is small but beautiful and that is where you can visit Piran and the spa town of Portoroz.
Winter and ski packages starting from AED 4,690 per person including flights, 3 nights accommodation, ski passes and airport transfers.
The ever so popular destination was a top one for 2017 and will continue to remain so for 2018. Georgia has a lot to offer her visitors. The beautiful Caucasus mountains transform into powdery white slopes where getting active is easy and fun! One of the best experiences is hiking up to Gergeti Trinity Church that sits high up near the Kazbegi Mountain.
The ski resort of Gudauri offers 32.5 km of slopes and is the largest and highest ski resort in Georgia. There are slopes for all levels of skiiers which means that you can even learn to ski in this beautiful destination.
Winter and ski packages starting from AED 4,990 per person including flights, 3 nights accommodation and return airport transfers.
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