If you need a change of scenery but are low on time, or you’re simply feeling spontaneous, a quick city break could be just the answer.
The iconic European cities of London, Paris and Barcelona are go-to destinations for a short break, whether you’re looking for loved-up luxury or a more budget-conscious getaway. Here you’ll find culture and glamour, history and nightlife, iconic landmarks and fantastic food.
Explore ancient Athens or soak up the enchanting east-meets-west vibe of Istanbul. Or perhaps you’d prefer to spice things up with a taste of Asia? The bustling cities of Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong are some of the most vibrant and exciting in the world, all at the cutting edge of modernity but set against a backdrop of cultural diversity, ancient traditions and stunning scenery.
For winter warmth and sand between your toes, put Abu Dhabi and Muscat to the top of your list. Here you can combine a city break, beach holiday and desert escape for an all-round dream-worthy holiday.
Singapore might be small but its delights are packed in, making it the ideal destination for a city break. Situated almost exactly on the equator, this tropical city will delight you with its exotic climate and melting pot of culture. Tour the temples and markets of Little India, visit the shops, restaurants and parks of Chinatown and enjoy the best fish curry in town at one of the many street food markets. Head to Orchard Road for the coolest shops and wind up the day with a sunset refreshment on Marina Bay’s rooftop – home to the world's largest rooftop infinity pool and definitely not to be missed.
Travel to Singapore
Hong Kong is a true blend of Chinese culture, British colonialism and modern cityscape. Glass towers vie for space alongside shopping malls, historic sites, lush parks and beautiful beaches. Nothing is far away and transport is easy, so all the ingredients are there for a great city break. Check out the view of Hong Kong island from Victoria Peak, head down for a shopping expedition in bustling Mong Kok and eat with the locals at one of the many street food stalls. Take a day trip to historic Macau Island, or, for the young at heart, meet your favourite childhood characters with a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland.
Explore Hong Kong
Take a city break in Bangkok to experience a place brimming with palaces and temples, markets and museums, history and hospitality. It’s a city where ancient culture and traditions sit harmoniously alongside urban opulence. Be sure to visit the lavish Grand Palace and dazzling Wat Pho, or Reclining Buddha. Shop for unique souvenirs and street food at one of the many markets or take a river boat for a different view of the city. Find serenity at one of the many world-class spas or perhaps even an outdoor yoga class in one of the parks.
Visit bustling Bangkok
Explore Abu Dhabi on your next city break and make magical memories. With year-round sun, white-sand beaches, world-class shopping and a packed calendar of events, this modern city has it all. Don’t miss the splendour of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or the architectural masterpiece that is the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Adrenaline seekers can book a day pass at one of the many theme parks, go dune bashing in the desert, or put an Aston Martin through its paces at Yas Marina Circuit. But if a slower pace is what you’re looking for, you can simply relax by the pool and watch the sun go down over the sand dunes.
Soak up the sun in Abu Dhabi