2018 seems to be a pretty exciting long weekend year in Kuwait with many holidays falling on a Thursday or on a Sunday, allowing you to scoot out destinations for weekend getaways. The four day long weekend (Feb 23rd to Feb 26th Kuwait National Day) is on the horizon! While many people in Kuwait are waiting excitedly for the festivities to begin, others are making plans to fly somewhere for a quick long weekend getaway. But, where can you go with only four vacation days to your weekend?
Don’t worry! Here we have rounded up a list of getaways that are perfect for the four day weekend. Whether you are looking for a rich historical city, breathtaking beaches, or stunning green mountains we’ve got it covered!
Weekend Getaway – #1 Abu Dhabi, UAE:
Abu Dhabi is an opulent city with a humble soul. The glitter might be lesser, but the city’s character is closer to the indigenous roots of the country. Abu Dhabi is just 90 mins drive away from Dubai.
A glance at Abu Dhabi Events in February:
Check out the Abu Dhabi events that take place in February and plan your four-day long weekend during Kuwait National Day. Read on and book your flights to Abu Dhabi from Kuwait:
2018 ABU DHABI TOUR – The Abu Dhabi Tour is a professional cycling race which will be held over four stages across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The fourth edition takes place from February 21–25, 2018.
When: February 22, 2018 – February 25, 2018
Along with the listed event, plan to visit the top attractions in Abu Dhabi:
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
- Emirates Palace
- Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
- Island of adventure
Weekend Getaway – #2 Hong Kong
Apart from the spectacular skyline that dazzles with the renowned Symphony of Lights, the vibrant and rich cosmopolitan culture Hong Kong has something for everyone! A storehouse of energy at all hours, the motto of Hong Kong is loud and clear – live and let live!
A Glance at Hong Kong Events in February:
Hong Kong is packed with a wide array of events during Chinese New Year. From well-wishing rituals to horse racing, there’s something for everyone. Check out the Hong Kong events that happen in February and plan your 4 days long weekend during Kuwait National Day.
Chinese New Year – 10 February – 4 March 2018
Visitors and local residents celebrate Chinese New Year with a fabulous parade of floats, heart-pounding action at the race track, international and local performers, and much more.
Highlights of Chinese New Year:
Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival 2018 – The festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world to Lam Tsuen every year.
Date: 16 February to 4 March 2018
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Venue: Lam Tsuen Wishing Square, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po
46th Hong Kong Arts Festival – The Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) – the pinnacle of Hong Kong’s performing arts events mainly showcases Asia’s top talents along with leading artists from around the world.
Date: 23 February to 24 March 2018
Time: Various times
Venue: Various venues
If you are not in a mood to attend above events during your vacation, then make a plan to visit the top attractions in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Attractions, We Recommend:
- Ocean Park Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Tian Tan Buddha
- Madame Tussauds
- Clock Tower
- Repulse Bay
- Hong Kong Museum of History
Weekend Getaway – #3 Dubai, UAE
Dubai, where the ancient and modern assemble between the golden sands of the desert and the warm blue waters of the Gulf, with splendid sunshine, glittering souks, towering skyscrapers and, of course, a choice of world-class hotels.
A Glance at Dubai Events in February:
Dubai hosts several major global events as well as local festivals that are held annually and are huge crowd pullers. Below is the list of events to be held in February. Keep an eye and make memorable moments in Dubai.
Eugene Onegin at Dubai Opera
The Polish National Opera comes to Dubai Opera to deliver a powerful performance of the famous opera, Eugene Onegin.
Date: 22 February – 23 February 2018
Venue: Dubai Opera
Fare: Tickets starting from AED350
Dubai International Boat Show 2018
The Dubai International Boat Show is usually where sparks fly, turning aspirations into reality with an alluring display of magnificence leisure craft and wonderful yachts.
Date: 27 February – 03 March 2018
Venue: Dubai Canal
Fare: AED65 (available at the door) Children under the age of 12 enter for free
Shaolin Warriors Live in Dubai
This February, the Shaolin Warriors – Kung Fu Masters show is all set to make its GCC debut at Dubai Opera. The five-day run of shows comes directly from Shaolin in China, the birthplace of Kung Fu.
Date: 27 February – 03 March 2018
Venue: Dubai Opera
Dubai Food Festival 2018
Renowned Dubai Food Festival is back for another exciting edition. The DFF will showcase the best of Kuwaiti culture past and present – from traditional music and cuisine to talented young artists.
Date: 22 February – 10 March 2018
Venue: Various locations
Top most sightseeing places in Dubai, our picks:
- Burj Khalifa
- Burj al-Arab
- Mall of the Emirates
- Dubai Marina
- Ski Dubai
- Dubai Museum
- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Few other getaways that are just few hours away and are perfect for Kuwait National Day Long Weekend are:
Best wishes on the occasion of Kuwait National Day. Make it a memorable one at these destinations.