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Dubai is 'ideal winter flashpacking destination'

Those planning to escape the cold weather and take a luxury flashpacking trip this winter may wish to consider heading to Dubai.

Dan Linstead, editor of travel magazine Wanderlust, said there is a huge amount of accommodation capacity there and noted that the area is served by several airlines from the UK, including Etihad and Emirates, with fares often priced competitively.

"It's obviously been growing in popularity hugely over the past five, six, seven years. It offers affordable luxury [and] it's a mid-haul flight rather than long-haul flight," he commented.

Mr Linstead added that Dubai has something to offer everyone and is one of the most affordable and reliable ways to get a blast of sun during the winter months.

Dubai was recently named as the Flight Centre's top winter destination – based on current customer enquiry levels and bookings.

Other countries that made the top five include Egypt, Thailand, Australia and Antigua.

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