Want to squeeze in one last vacation before the bitter winter sets in and almost all destinations get ‘touristy’? If yes, there is no better time than the month of August! The climate is still balmy, the trees green, and plenty of discounts, providing a travel enthusiast the right kind of environment for some last-minute summer fun. August is one of the hottest months in Dubai and the entire UAE, so this is a good time to escape the meltdown and head to cooler places!
Wondering where to travel in August? Enlisted are top 6 places to visit in the month. Have a look at them and choose one for your next holiday!
1. Salalah, Oman
Avg. Temperature: 24 Degrees Celsius to 27 Degrees Celsius
Why Salalah in August?
The arid desert landscape of Oman miraculously turns into a rainforest for three months during June, July and August and now would be you last chance to visit Salalah before it goes back to being a plain old desert for the rest of the year! The Salalah Khareef (Salalah Monsoon) is the reason why this three months’ duration witnesses a lot of rain, mist and fog due to which a lush green oasis forms bang in the middle of a dry desert. Want to know more about this natural phenomenon? Click here!
Things to do in Salalah in August: Take a dip in the Ayn Khor Waterfalls, explore the Mughsayl Beach, visit the Al Balid Archeological Site.
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Avg. Temperature: 21 Degrees Celsius to 24 Degrees Celsius
Why Germany in August?
Food, festivals and freaking discounts make Germany one of the best places to go on holiday in August! What else would be a better motivation to visit this gem of a country? While most of the European countries are jam-packed during summers, Germany for some mysterious reason offers the lowest accommodation rates.
Things to do in Germany in August: Hamburger Dom fair, Miniatur Wunderland, Cologne Cathedral, Europa-Park, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Neuschwanstein Castle.
3. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Avg. Temperature: 23 Degrees Celsius
Why Galapagos in August?
Are you a nature enthusiast? Do you fancy a longish cruise that gives you glimpse of the biodiversity of this gorgeous Island, while you enjoy the cool summer breeze? The Galapagos Islands are where you need to head to during your August vacations!
Things to do in the Galapagos Islands in August: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, Los Tuneles, Reserva El Chato, Puerto Chino Beach, Concha de Perla etc.
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Avg. Temperature: 21 Degrees Celsius
Why Amsterdam in August?
Amsterdam is officially one of the best countries to visit in August. Right from the old city, to cafes, museums, and shopping arenas, everything is loud and provides enough merriment for you to last this winter. The weather is just perfect too- mildly sunny with a hint of rains. It only helps that the whole month is dotted with a variety of events such as the hilarious Comedytrain International Summer festival, the vivacious Grachtenfestival (Canal festival) and the fun Mysteryland.
Things to do in Amsterdam in August: Take a walk in Vondelpark and catch summertime performances at the Open Air Theater within the park, watch a movie or two under the beautiful night sky at the Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) festival, visit the humbling Anne Frank museum.
5. Bali, Indonesia
Avg. Temperature: 23 Degrees Celsius
Why Bali in August?
August is right in the middle of Bali’s dry season that extends from April – October, making this month one of the best time to visit Bali. Gone are the days when Bali was branded as a hippy getaway. Slowly but surely, it has graduated to a serious, serene getaway that appeals to almost all types of travelers. From spiritual seekers to backpackers to people travelling with family – they will find this city cool, sophisticated, and appealing – all at the same time!
Things to do in Bali in August: Attend the Ubud Village Jazz Festival on 16th and 17th August 2019, visit the Ubud Art Market, enjoy the Sanur Village Festival from 21st to 25th August.
Avg. Temperature – 20 Degree Celsius.
Why Iceland in August?
Iceland is possibly one of the best places to visit in Europe in August. Make the most of 20 hours of sunlight, rolling green landscapes, active volcanoes, glacier-cut fjords, deep valleys, black sand beaches, and thriving rivers when you visit Iceland.
Things to do in Iceland in August: Catch the mesmerising Northern Lights by August end, enjoy at the Thjodhatid Music fest on 2nd, 3rd and 4th August or pay homage to the fishermen and fisherwomen of Iceland at the Síldardagar festival.