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Chasing the sunset on the Arabian Peninsula

24 Oct 2014 4 PM

Chasing the sunset on the Arabian Peninsula
Watching the sun go down is one of the most memorable moments of a trip to the Arabian Peninsula. From Dubai to Saudi Arabia to the Dead Sea in Jordan, sunset lets you see your holiday destination in a whole new light and reflect on the events of the day.

So if you’re planning a trip to the Middle East, read on for some of the most spectacular locations to watch the sun go down.

Floating in the Dead Sea, Jordan

The Dead Sea – one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth in which people can float – is one of the most extraordinary experiences you’ll have in Jordan.

There are few places in the world where visitors can relax and float in the water while taking in their natural surroundings. And what makes a trip to the Dead Sea even more special is staying for the sunset.

Watch the sun go down over this huge expanse of water – 55km long and 18km wide to be precise –but don’t forget your camera. You’ll want some photos to remember it by.

On the beach at Hilton Jumeirah Beach

The beauty of staying at a Dubai resort is that most have their own private beach.

And with exclusive access to a long strip of golden sand from Hilton Jumeirah Beach Hotel, there will be nothing standing between you and the Arabian sunset when you watch it from here.

So sit on the sand, grab yourself a cocktail and watch the sun go down over the magnificent Persian Gulf – it’ll be a perfect mixture of peaceful and luxurious.

From the Porto Arabia Boardwalk, Qatar

When you’re staying at Hilton Doha Hotel, make sure you spend one evening watching the sunset from the Porto Arabia Boardwalk.
You’ll find it on the Pearl Qatar – an artificial island in the West Bay Lagoon area – and you can make the evening extra special by enjoying a meal in one of the cafés or restaurants that line the pedestrian boardwalk.

From here you’ll have an uninterrupted view of the sunset over the Arabian Gulf and another wonderful memory to add to your collection.

Overlooking the Jeddah Fountain

King Fahd’s Fountain in Jeddah is the tallest fountain of its kind in the world, jetting water up to 260m above the Red Sea at up to speeds of 233 miles per hour.

It’s an impressive sight at any time of day but at sunset it is especially so.

And once you’ve watched the sun go down, you’ll witness how the fountain is illuminated at night using over 500 spotlights.

On an Abu Dhabi Sunset Boat Tour

You’ll only truly appreciate the beauty of the Abu Dhabi skyline when you see it at sunset.

Board an evening boat tour and you’ll be able to watch the sun go down over the city from the peace and quiet of the water.

You’ll see the sights of Abu Dhabi from a whole new perspective and the best part is that when you return to the city, you’ll see it lit up in all its glory.

Have you watched a spectacular sunset on the Arabian Peninsula? Get in touch and tell us all about it!


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