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Discover the dynamic UAE, from the architectural wonder of Dubai to the beaches of Sharjah you will never be short of activities while visiting this region. Aquariums, traditional souks and desert barbeques, follow us while we show you the hidden gems of the UAE.
Everyone has a holiday preference, whether it’s a spa retreat, a beach getaway or simply great food and a cultural atmosphere. Deciding on the destination, however, can be more challenging. Therefore we’ve tailored some suggestions depending on your preferences, from Istanbul to Abu Dhabi, check out our travel tips to inspire you for your next getaway. It’s time to explore somewhere new!
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If you get excited by bright lights and glossy new purchases, check out some of the world’s top shopping destinations. Get a dose of retail therapy in Dubai and indulge in the world-class malls where you’ll find everything from ski slopes to aquariums inside. If you’re searching for unique trinkets and cultural souvenirs, then head to Istanbul where the bustling markets never end. Radisson Blu makes the perfect base for your shopping sprees with locations in all the prime retail hotspots, so treat yourself and start ticking off the wish list.
If you enjoy spectacular shopping experiences, then look no further than Dubai. From Dubai Mall with it’s full-sized aquarium to Mall of the Emirates with ski slopes and penguins, shopping is far from boring in this city! The glamorous malls are a favored hangout in the city due to the vast amount of restaurants, cinemas and shops all under 1 roof. From high-end luxury brands to unique boutique-style shops, you’ll be sure to find everything your heart desires. Located close to Dubai’s major malls, Radisson Blu is the perfect base for your holiday shopping spree.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
From outlet malls to designer stores, Abu Dhabi is any shopaholic's dream. The capital city of the UAE is similar to Dubai, but offers its own unique flair. The spacious, modern and air-conditioned malls make the perfect escape from the heat of the sun. Abu Dhabi malls are open late and offer many restaurants and cafés, so you can shop into the night while taking regular breaks. The malls hold numerous raffles, often with large prizes including luxury cars or cash, which make them a very appealing choice for retail therapy.
Istanbul’s shopping opportunities range from historic markets, where you can pick up quality souvenirs, traditional ornaments and clothing to lavish malls, where you can find all the high street and designer brands. Stay energized with delicious Turkish street food, such as mussels or baklava. Head to the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets, which spans 61 streets with over 4,000 shops. Hunt for bargains on spices, teas, lanterns and jewelry and barter with the friendly locals. Istanbul is the place to go for a cultural shopping experience, where you can purchase unique trinkets and memorabilia.
Dubai Deira Creek, UAE
Dripping with gold, the souqs in old Dubai are reminiscent of Aladdin's cave. Buy necklaces, bracelets, earrings or solid gold bars, haggle for some great prices and enjoy the bustling atmosphere. The souqs are situated next to Deira Creek where you can take a traditional Dhow ride across the water and admire the city from all angles. Right in the heart of the souq area, our Radisson Blu hotel is perfect for collecting treasures and gifts from the market and then putting your feet up in the nearby comfort of your room.
Food, glorious food! You can eat what you like on vacation without the guilt. Indulge in temptation and try some exciting new flavors. From succulent Turkish kebabs to traditional Lebanese meze, your plate will never be empty when staying with Radisson Blu! Modern and traditional, cultural and international, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste buds. It’s time to spoil yourself and satisfy your foodie cravings.
World-renowned Lebanese cuisine tastes so much better when eaten in its country of origin! Mixed grills, manakeesh, hummus, tabbouleh and kibbeh are just some of the delights offered in Beirut. Ideally shared so you can try a bit of everything, Lebanese food is often made with garlic, olive oil, lemon and herbs and usually grilled or baked. Beirut is full of authentic restaurants and also a variety of international cuisines, so whatever you're craving, your appetite will be satisfied during your stay.
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwaiti cuisine is a fusion of Arabian, Persian, Indian, and Mediterranean flavors. Kuwaiti food is often a healthy option due to the significance of seafood in the dishes. Kuwait's traditional flatbread is called Iranian khubz and is baked in a special oven, often topped with sesame seeds and the perfect addition to any dish. You won’t have to venture far from the hotel to find some of the best restaurants in the city, including a stunning dhow serving steaks and seafood and the award winning Peacock restaurant serving exceptional Chinese cuisine.
Inspired by cultures all around the world, Dubai offers culturally creative cuisine from different backgrounds. From exquisite dining at the top of the Burj Khalifa to a wagyu burger on a fairy-lit beach, you can dine in a different style each day of your trip. Our Radisson Blu in Deira Creek offers 16 restaurants and outlets so you don’t have to travel far to be well-fed. The traditional cuisine of the UAE is showcased in an inspiring new Emirati restaurant at the hotel where you can indulge in local flavors and try your first camel burger!
Held in high esteem, Turkish food is a global favorite and extends a lot further than Turkish delight. Succulent kebabs, a variety of mezes and delicious desserts such as kanafeh will satisfy all of your holiday food cravings. Pick up a bite to eat from one of the quality street food stalls or sit down to dine next to the Bosphorus River. The diversity of the food in Istanbul is what makes it so special; from authentic, traditional dishes to international favorites, you'll find something the whole family can enjoy.
Sightseeing and Culture
Sightseeing and Culture
What will be your most memorable holiday experience? Standing at the top of the world’s tallest building, shopping like a local in Oman or visiting the spectacular Topkapi Palace? We all crave new, unique experiences so now is the time to make this year the best yet by traveling to a captivating new destination. Embrace the difference in cultures and expand your world knowledge with an educational city break. Our prime city locations are perfect for sightseeing and excursions, so choose Blu and let’s explore together!
The fascinating local history of Istanbul ensures the city’s streets leave a lasting impression. For art and architecture lovers, the world-renowned monuments and attractions are worth a visit. Admire the beautiful mosaics at the Hagia Sophia, browse the Grand Mazaar markets or grab a bite to eat on famous Istiklal Avenue. Istanbul provides a tasteful blend of tradition and modernity for a cultural city break.
The peaceful city of Muscat consists of quaint, white architecture amongst impressive mountains, which makes it a picture-perfect holiday destination close to gorgeous beaches. Muttrah souq is perhaps one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world, and as you enter you’ll be drawn in by the mixed scents of frankincense, perfume, fresh jasmine and spices. Enjoy the hospitality of the friendly locals with a range of outdoor eating places by the waterfront, which provides a pleasant place for a rest stop while sightseeing. With mosques and architecture dating to the 16th Century, modern indulgence is far from compromised as Muscat has some of the most upscale shopping malls and restaurants in the region.
Doha is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf and is Qatar’s fastest growing city and its economic center. Doha was founded in the 1820s as an offshoot of Al Bidda and was officially declared the country's capital in 1971 when Qatar gained independence. The impressive, constantly changing skyline makes the city a landmark destination for any traveler. Stylish, modern shopping centers give the city a modern buzz, while the traditional souqs preserve its Arabian heritage. Explore the Falcon Souq or the Museum of Islamic Art and later take a stroll along the Corniche for a photo or two.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah is located on the coast of the Red Sea and is the most easygoing city in the kingdom. The commercial capital is home to beautiful, historic buildings and lively souqs with a selection of local and international restaurants. If you enjoy scuba diving, the city remains popular due to its location by the sea, or if diving isn’t for you take a walk along the seafront promenade where you’ll see the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century, where you’ll find fascinating traditional homes built from coral. Experience the city Radisson Blu style with a location right in the city center and close to the vibrant shopping district.
Will your break consist of speeding along the coast of Oman on a jet ski, soaking up rays of Vitamin D in Fujairah or diving through the coral reefs in Egypt? Immerse yourself in a feeling of summer and forget about the cold, gray weather. If a beach getaway is top of your wish list, we’ll help you find the perfect destination to guarantee you some sunshine.
What better place to spend a vacation than on the beach? Fujairah is only 90 minutes from Dubai but contrastingly different in its quiet, natural setting. The hotel is situated on 500 meters of private beach and offers a range of outdoor sporting activities including an on-site diving area. Lessons are available so visitors of all skill levels can admire the area’s exotic corals and vibrant marine life. For adventures above the surface, the hotel organizes deep-sea fishing excursions. Escape the city and relax on Fujairah’s white, sandy beach with views of the stunning Hajar Mountains and Dibba Rock.
Relax on the most pristine beaches in the area with direct access from the hotel. The fine sand is perfect for long walks and the warm water is perfect for a morning dip. The hotel is located on the beach across from Sallan Park, which marks the beginning of the corniche where you will also find other attractions including a local fish market. Whether you’re a pool or beach person, the stylish on-site pool with swim-up bar, cabanas and shaded kids’ pool will keep you entertained during your stay. Take in the fresh air and tranquil views of the Arabian Gulf while unwinding to the sounds of the waves for a truly restoring beach getaway.
The beautiful Gulf Coast beach in Sharjah is just a few kilometers from the city center, making it an ideal location for a beach break. The hotel offers private beach access so you can spend all day lying on the shores of the sea. Read your book while soaking up the sun or go for a swim in the crystal clear water. When you’re not at the beach, visit the Bay Club with tennis courts, gyms, saunas and children’s fun zone or lounge by the pool while catching some rays. If you’ve been craving some sun, sand and sea all year, Sharjah is the place for you.
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Nestled on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, our hotel in Sharm El Sheikh is perfect for a beachside getaway. The whole family can enjoy an exotic break with the luscious private beach and 3 swimming pools on-site. If you’re feeling adventurous, try activities like scuba diving and snorkeling where you can see the region’s beautiful corals and fish up close. For those who wish to keep in shape during their stay, take advantage of the tennis and beach volleyball courts as well as 30 acres of verdant gardens to discover. Whether you’re a family or traveling couple, escape to the Red Sea for a memorable beach getaway.
Feeling tired and unmotivated? Escape the gloom by retreating to the finest Radisson Blu resorts and spas. Revitalize with an authentic Turkish Hamman or unwind in the serenity of an exclusive Zen garden. Rainwater showers, whirlpools, thermal baths and our soothing surroundings will leave you feeling fresh and energized. Let the stresses of the modern world float away and take a relaxing break in the sanctuary of the spa.
Spoil yourself with an authentic Turkish spa experience in Cesme at this beachfront resort. Book a Turkish Hammam and experience the traditional Roman and Turkish bathing rituals or rejuvenate in the heat of the sauna. Our thermal pools draw water from local sources well known for their healing properties and contain beneficial minerals known to alleviate numerous ailments. The range of treatments available along with the on-site fitness center will ensure you end your vacation feeling fresh and energized.
After a long day of sightseeing, relax and unwind in the tranquility of this Zen-inspired spa. Fifteen treatment rooms and separate men’s and women’s facilities ensure your every need is catered to. Massages, facials and aroma baths are just some of the treatments on offer, and all are performed with the highest quality products to ensure you get the pampering you deserve. In order to maintain your fitness regime while traveling, the fitness center boasts a variety of exercise equipment with personal trainers available on request.
Elysia Spa is the hotel’s premium spa facility is one of the largest in town, spanning 4,000 square meters. An oasis of whirlpools, saunas, adventure showers and Turkish hammams make this the ultimate facility for pampering. Choose from one of the many swimming pools for a refreshing dip after your massage. Then restore your inner peace in the serenity of the Zen garden. For ultimate relaxation, reserve a spa suite with your own private pool.
El Quseir, Egypt
Set directly on the gorgeous coastline of the Red Sea, the Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir offers total relaxation by the beach. Head to the Royal Spa for a soothing treatment with impressive facilities spanning almost 1,400 square meters. While your kids enjoy some outdoor sports or making friends in the kids club, you can enjoy a dream break of peace and tranquility. Unwind to the sound of the sea and forget all about your worries.
Thrill and Adventure
Thrill and Adventure
Whether it is racing down the sand dunes, diving through caves or skiing down a breathtaking mountain, thrill and adventure lovers, we can make your wish list come true! Our Radisson Blu hotels are located in diverse locations, so there is something for the watersports fanatic to the theme-park enthusiast nearby. The sea, the desert or the mountains, where will your next holiday take you?
If you’re looking for a vacation of snow, mountains and thrilling sports, Kayseri will take your breath away. The home of Mount Erciyes, the 2nd highest mountain in Turkey, and the center of winter sports in the country with its 200 kilometer long slopes, state-of-the-art technology and beautiful scenery. The hotel is located perfectly for a ski holiday and provides a shuttle service to the mountain. If you’re looking for an alternative to a European ski break, then Kayseri is definitely one to consider for a fun getaway.
Oman is characterized by natural beauty with its stunning mountains and crystal waters. Just a short drive from the city center you will find Wadi Shab with untouched valleys to explore at your leisure. Swim through the caves, dive off the rocks, hike through the mountains and take a dip in the sparkling waters. With a whole range of watersports available, you will be kept fully entertained during your stay here. Visit the pristine beaches where you can rescue baby turtles or just enjoy the tranquility of the picturesque views.
If you’re a watersports fanatic, Fujairah provides everything from fishing to diving. A world-class country for water sports, the Radisson Blu hotel is home to the Palms Dive Center where visitors can learn to dive, rent equipment and plan their next excursion. The coral reef in Fujairah is known to attract beautiful marine life, visitors can expect to see barracuda, blacktip sharks, parrot fish, turtles and moray eels to name a few. Fujairah lies on the Gulf of Oman, which is open on the Indian Ocean meaning it is also a great spot for fishing. Off-road and desert driving is also very popular in this area. Take a thrilling drive through the mountains and set up a campfire as you admire the stunning sunset.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Home to the only Ferrari theme park in the world, Abu Dhabi is a great choice for an action packed holiday. Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld are just a few of the attractions that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Spend the day braving the many slides at the water park or simply relax by the stunning pool of the Radisson Blu. Also home to the Formula 1 race track which hosts regular races as well as many concerts with celebrities from Rihanna to Coldplay. Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is the perfect destination if you desire a holiday that includes exciting daytime activities as well as relaxation in a glamorous setting.
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