Chill out in Sweden
From Northern Lights tours to snowmobiling, the Icehotel (icehotel.com), in Jukkasjärvi, will have you bouncing off the walls (of ice) in excitement.
Play at: A very, very cool hotspot is the Icebar, owned by the Icehotel. Make sure you wrap up warm, though, because everything from the counter to the cocktail glasses is made of ice.
Stay at: If you’re game for adventure, book a night in one of the deluxe suites, where you’ll kip in a room made entirely of ice. Warm clothing is a must (we’re talking thermals, woolly hats, gloves and scarves), as the temperature regularly goes below -5°C. But if sleeping in a five-star igloo doesn’t appeal, opt instead for the warm chalet, where you’ll have all the usual modcons and you don’t even need to worry about waking up with frostbite. Yay!
Getting there: Emirates flies to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport for approximately Dhs6,000 return. From there you can fly with SAS Scandinavian Airlines (flySAS.com) to Kiruna Airport, where a snowmobile will transport you to Jukkasjärvi. Prices start at around Dhs1,200 a night at the Icehotel.