Long haul – Dubai to Geneva in 7 hours
If you’re dreaming of chalets and snow, we know just the place. In 2018, our top performing real estate brokers flew to Morzine, where panoramic alpine views, luxury bedrooms, a spa and mezzanine bar greeted them at Chalet Joux Plane. Morzine itself has pistes for all abilities, while freestylers have fun at nearby Avoriaz. Magnifique!
Short haul – Dubai to Azerbaijan in 3 hours
Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku, is our new favourite city break. Described by Lonely Planet as “the architectural love child of Paris and Dubai” Baku has skyscrapers, a Unesco-listed historic centre and endless views of the Caspian Sea. Walk the city walls, try Azer cuisine and stay at the palatial Four Seasons.
Road trip – Dubai to Oman in 3 hours
While a 4x4 is recommended, it’s a manageable drive from Dubai to the Oman countryside, where you can camp at beautiful Wadi Madbah. The spectacular landscape and hiking opportunities will have you stopping along the way to stretch your legs and take in the view. Try this itinerary courtesy of Time Out Dubai – remember to follow the safety tips.
European expats will find flights to many ‘bucket list’ destinations like India and The Maldives more doable from Dubai.
Staycation – door to door in an hour
Aside from the money you save on flights, you’ll find hundreds of last minute savings on staycation packages in Dubai.
To feel like a proper holiday maker, choose a quintessential resort like Dukes Dubai on Palm Jumeirah.
Craving a break from the Du-bustle? Head for Alma Wellness Retreat at Ras al-Khaimah. An hour from Dubai, this luxury desert camp is all about relaxing with yoga and massage, while refueling with delicious and nutritious food.
Peaceful starry nights and memory foam mattresses guarantee great sleep.
Don’t leave home without…
Investing in home automation. This will reduce energy output and keep your property secure while you’re away. With a growing trend for SMART property in Dubai, buying or renting a home already installed with an automation system is a savvy investment. For longer absences, look after that investment by paying for professional property management services.