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Best 5 Destinations to Visit in Spring Break 2017 | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Spring break is here and you better start planning for an extraordinary holiday away from the soulless routine and tedious stress. So, do you prefer nearby Arab destinations? Or would you like to benefit from the attractive prices of hotels in Europe and Asia? Did you decide to take advantage of your subscription to Etihad Guest Air Miles Program of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi to get discounts? Below are the best five places to travel to in your upcoming spring vacation.

Spring is the best time of the year for tourist trips. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, attractions are less crowded and hotel prices are competitive. Spring break date, or what some call “mid-year holiday” differs from one country to another. It has different dates in Arab and foreign countries, which might be late February, March or April, according to the official holiday date in each country.

Whatever the date of the spring break is; you have to know the most beautiful countries and tourist attractions to spend a short soothing vacation before the hot crowded summer season. So what are the best five places to travel to in spring break 2017? What are the best destinations for families and young people to spend a holiday full of shopping and entertainment, whose costs are suitable for all budgets? And in all cases never forget to have your credit cards charged for an amazing spring vacations.

1. The country that welcomes spring with a “Happy Feast” | Egypt

Spring break is the perfect time to visit beautiful Egypt, “Mother of the World”, where the weather is cool and there are a lot of fun activities for the entire family. Remember that Egyptians celebrate the beginning of the spring season each year with their unique “Easter” celebration, which will be this year on April 17th, thus, resorts and sights might be crowded in Egypt during this period.

The best you can do is to lie down in one of the resorts and hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada and enjoy the mesmerizing color of the sea, and the golden sand beach, or maybe go on a distinctive family excursion to Cairo or Alexandria for shopping and delicious food, bon voyage!

2. The best time to enjoy tranquil attractions | Turkey

Spring is the best time to visit the famous city of Istanbul and the rest of the Turkish inland cities such as Ankara, as it gets too hot in summer. Istanbul has all the ingredients of a successful family, youth, or even romantic holiday in which you may enjoy palaces, museums, mosques, markets, restaurants and much more!

If Turkey is your next destination on spring break, do not miss the opportunity to visit the historic city of Göreme in the picturesque Cappadocia region. Due to the small number of tourists, less congestion and relatively low prices at this time of the year, it is recommended to visit one of the Turkish coastal cities, such as Antalya and the romantic charming cities of Kemer, Kusadasi, Fethiye and Bodrum.

3. Short fun trip and competitive prices | England

Britain has many vacations and holidays for schools and government departments in February and April, and this is one of the important factors in promoting tourism and attracting a lot of visitors to the city of London in the spring.

The traveler will find many attractive hotel options and offers for a spring vacation in London. Definitely, a short visit for a few days to the British capital and the most interesting places in London is more than enough to revive the senses after the long months of winter. There are plenty of attractions, monuments, museums, markets and fun events awaiting you and your family.

4. A lovely family and youth destination | Tunisia

If you are looking for a fascinating affordable destination, the first suggestion is to pay a quick visit to Tunisia, which is one of the best family and youth tourist destinations. Families may find a lot of fun and excitement in the city of water “Carthage Land” located in Hammamet.
Mahdia Beach deserves to be on the list of your priorities when you visit Tunisia, since it is chosen as one of the world’s best beaches. You may also visit the city of Sousse to enjoy its rich history and “natural” beauty. As for sea lovers and five-star, luxury hotel seekers, nothing is better than the famous island of Djerba.

5. The Asian Adventure Surprising World | Malaysia

Despite the significant difference in weather conditions between East and West of Malaysia, the spring is the best time to visit different regions of Malaysia. You may start your adventure with a day trip to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, and then go to Genting and Cameron Highlands to purify your soul and body with their pure green color.

We advise visitors, especially families, to take a short trip to the city of Shah Alam. A lot of amazing sights await history lovers in the historic city, “Ipoh”. And last but not least, there is the city of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the charming Sabah state, which is famous for its beaches, markets, and the surrounding nature reserves.