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Vacation inspiration: where to go in February

Want to find the best cheap flights in February? Or looking for more destination inspiration? Here's our pick of the best places to go in February whatever sort of vacation you want:

New Delhi, India

Why you should go in February: February is one of the cheapest months to visit India, according to our best time to book data

Cost from UAE to Delhi, India: From around *Dh511 per person

What to do there

Delhi is home to some of India’s most popular places to visit so taking a trip in February when you can save money on the average ticket cost is a no-brainer! There’s the Qutb Minar, the tallest minaret in the world which was built in 1192 by Mehrauli’s sultans, the Humayan’s Tomb, which is thought to have been the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, and the India Gate, the symbol of New Delhi. But as well as these top tourist attractions, there’s also plenty of markets (our favorites are Khan Market for food and gifts, and Nehru Place Market for fabrics), parks and restaurants to keep you busy.

Read more: Top 10 places to visit and things to do in Delhi

Where to stay

For such a luxury hotel, The Manor New Delhi is very well priced with rooms starting at around *Dh583 per night. The hotel restaurant is one of the best in the city and the pool, spa and gym are all sleek and modern.

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Best places to go in February: Delhi, India

Ireland

Why you should go in February: Not only is there lots to do but according to the data, it’s also one of the cheapest times of the year to visit Ireland.

Cost from UAE to Ireland: From around *Dh1,511 per person

What to do there

Pack your thickest sweaters and book a ticket to Ireland in February for around *Dh1,511, leaving you enough money to explore this beautiful country. Fly to the capital Dublin and enjoy a winter city break. It’s likely to be cold outside so head indoors to the Chester Beatty Library to see its incredible collection of rare books, or the Irish Museum of Modern Art, or hit the shops at The Square. If you don’t mind the chillier weather, download an Android or iOS self-guided walking tour here. If you’d like to get out of Dublin, rent a car and head south-west towards Portlaoise, stopping off at the Wicklow Mountains for a picnic en route.

Where to stay

Book a room at the Generator Hostel from as little as *Dh65 per night and enjoy free WiFi, and a cinema room and bar. There are single, twin, triple, quadruple and family rooms which are all smartly decorated with nice wooden floors. If you want to spend a bit more, consider The Merrion, a hotel made up of four Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouses a short walk from the Grafton Street shopping district. 

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Best places to go in February: Ireland

Las Vegas, US

Why you should go in February: One of the most famous natural attractions in the US – the Grand Canyon – celebrates 100 years this February.

Cost from UAE to Las Vegas: From around *Dh3,088 per person

What to do there

If the Grand Canyon is on your travel bucket list, 2019 is the year to tick it off! On February 26, 2019 the Grand Canyon – a Unesco World Heritage site – will celebrate 100 years of being a national park. There are centenary events throughout the year (check the calendar here). At the time of writing, the park is warning of certain facility closures due to the US federal government shutdown, so make sure you check the website before you visit. You’ll need to buy a park pass for any vehicle you plan on taking into the canyon, and we really recommend checking out the trip planner on the park’s website. It takes around 5 hours to drive to the Grand Canyon National Park from Las Vegas so we recommend spending more than just a day of your trip here. 

Where to stay

If you’d rather stay near the Grand Canyon so you can see it at sunrise or sunset, consider the Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, where rooms start at around *Dh266 per room per night. It’s basic but has a nice outdoor pool. If you’d rather stay in Las Vegas, why not go all out and choose one of the many on the famous ‘strip’. You don’t get much more Vegas than New York New York complete with its own Statue of Liberty in the theme park out front!

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Egypt

Why you should go in February: February is one of the cheapest months to visit Egypt. Check out the data here.

Cost from UAE to Egypt: From around *Dh922 per person

Best time to book flights to Egypt: 2 or 4 weeks in advance

What to do there

This is another great place to go in February to shake off the New Year blues! Beaches along the Red Sea will be lovely and warm and you don’t need to feel guilty about having a very low-key vacation. You could treat yourself to a stay in a beachside luxury hotel such as the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel where you won’t have to share your beach with anyone other than other hotel guests. If you’re not a beach lover, stick around Cairo instead and enjoy its museums, mosques, bazaars, restaurants and galleries. Oh, and there’s also the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx of course!

Read more: Top 10 places to visit in Egypt

The JW Marriott Hotel in Cairo is a large hotel in the Heliopolis area. It has some very nice rooms with private terraces overlooking gardens and poolside cabanas. It also has the very popular, Mandara Spa.

Where to stay

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*Updated January 2019. Prices correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change and/or availability.

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