Ireland’s love affair with Dubai continues and if you’re looking to combine your winter sun with lots of shopping and glamourous nightlife this is the place for you. The Burj al Arab hotel (the world’s only 7* hotel) is a must see and take a walk through the souks to check out the Persian carpets and gawp at the gold on sale.
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This medieval walled city in Southern Morocco has barely changed since the 11th century ruler Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar set out to build a brand new capital on the floodplains of the Transift River. Sip mint tea in one of the cafés overlooking the bustling Djeema el-Fna market square, where snake charmers, food vendors and dentists rub shoulders with magicians, musicians and storytellers.
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No one can fail to be seduced by this cluster of tropical islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The smaller resorts tend to be quieter and therefore more appealing to couples and honeymooners. Choose a full-board option – the islands are so small that there’s nowhere else to eat anyway.
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Kenya is the original Africa safari destination and never disappoints, with its incredible array of wildlife, vast stretches of unspoiled wilderness, world-class lodges and excellent internal flight network running to all corners of the country.
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The closest place to home for guaranteed winter warmth you can choose between tiny islands like El Hierro and La Gomera where tourism has had little impact or the larger more well known (and busy) island like Gran Canaria ,Lanzorote or the largest of the islands, Tenerife.
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