Where to go on holiday in April

With cherry blossoms in full bloom, April is the best time to visit Japan to attend a Hanami party or take in a geisha performance during the Miyako Odori festival.

 

Dubai in April is an great time to visit. From sedate safaris in the desert to dining in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building –­­­ and from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 it is hosting Expo 2020, a six month celebration of innovation, collaboration and inspiration.

Japan

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Temperature: 20°C high; 12°C low

Flight time from UK: Approximately 11 hours 30 minutes

Time difference: GMT +9

April is the best time to attend a Hanami party, or cherry blossom viewing party which has been part of Japanese spring culture for centuries. Some of the best and most famous cherry blossom viewing includes Ueno Park and Yoyogi Park. 

Why not immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture by visiting the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre, Kyoto to admire the hour-long performances of Maiko, geishas’ apprentices, during the Miyako Odori festival.

Cyprus

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Temperature: 22°C high; 11°C low

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes

Time difference: GMT +3

Visit in April and the island will have more of a buzz about it as venues open their doors again after winter.  Take a trip back in time, visiting the island’s many historical sites. Walk in the rugged pine-covered Troodos Mountains or dance the night away in one of the famous clubs. Shoppers can find designer discount shops in the numerous shopping malls in Limassol, Paphos, and Nicosia. The island boasts traditional goods such as silver jewellery, silk items and basket ware which all make perfect souvenirs. English is widely spoken and they drive on the left! 

Dubai

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Temperature: 33°C high; 21°C low

Flight time from UK: Approximately 7 hours

Time difference: GMT +4

With temperatures far from their peak, Dubai in April is a great time to visit. From sedate safaris in the desert to dining in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building –­­­ and from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 it is hosting Expo 2020, a six month celebration of innovation, collaboration and inspiration. 

Families and theme-park junkies will enjoy a stopover at Polynesian-style family hotel Lapita or visit one of the many waterparks, such as Wild Wadi.

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