There is a new trend being set by travellers from the UK

No longer satisfied with a weekend away to Brighton, we are tending to travel to mid and long-haul exotic destinations such as Hong Kong and Dubai.

Non stop flights between London and Hong Kong take 12 hours and from the airport you can take the Airport Express Line which only takes 25 minutes to the main station

Hotels such as the Stanford Hillview Hotel offer a cheap clean base from which to explore the city

If you are planning a long haul weekend break then to make the most of your time there you should make some forward planning and pre book any excursions

With you can pre book transfers, tours, theatre tickets and more (depending upon the city)

In Hong Kong for example you can enjoy an evening cruise on a Chinese Junk to savour the spectacular views of Hong Kong harbour by night. You will visit a traditional Chinese Seafood Village, Lei Yue Mun, situated at Hong Kong’s Eastern Harbour and known to gourmets as a seafood paradise before enjoying a sumptuous Chinese Dinner at the Hoi Tin Garden Restaurant, famous with local residents and for its terraced architecture.

Check out the full details for this excursion below

Flights from London to Dubai take 7 hours

In Dubai you will need to pay a little more for your hotel unless you just want a basic place to stay.

The Arabian Courtyard Bur Dubai is a popular hotel and offers a great location next to the Dubai Museum and is also walking distance to the Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Heritage Area, Souk Al Kabeer (Meena Bazaar), Textile Market, Bank Street, Computer Street and Port Rashid

You can pre book your tour to the beautiful Al Ain City, also known as the garden city

From the red and dusty desert to the lush oasis of Buraimi, this tour will show you the Garden City of Al Ain. Visit the largest Camel Market in the UAE as well as the most amazing red sand dunes in the Arabian desert. And don’t forget the famous archaeological excavations from the 3rd millenium BC at Hili Gardens.

British travellers are becoming resourceful when it come to booking their short breaks or holidays online and continue with the trend to;


Travellers are also taking heed from what other travellers have to say about hotels – The trend to check out customer reviews rather than relying on star ratings is increasing and quite rightly so.

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