Here at ABC Selfstore, we feel that Christmas has come far too early, every advert on telly is offering Christmas gifts, stores are already putting up their displays and Christmas lights are going on across the city. So with the clocks going back and a long winter ahead of us, we think now is the perfect time to escape for some winter sun.

As a complete contrast to the British winter, and to soak up some much needed vitamin d, why not explore the Middle East? The UAE has the perfect mix of traditional and modern; the skyline of Dubai has changed rapidly in the past few years, developing a reputation as a playground of the rich and famous. Dubai offers everything from designer shopping malls to world-class restaurants, though head out to the desert and you enter a completely different land, where time seems to have stood still since the days of Lawrence of Arabia.

For those not wanting to travel quite so far, Morocco is another great option at this time of year with many exciting cultural experiences on offer and some great last minute deals available! The most popular destination is Marrakech, home to the wonderful Bahia Palace, as well as the Dar Si Said Museum, and the green wonders at Majorelle Gardens. Shopping is a whole new experience in this city, and there is no better feeling than bartering for a bargain!

For those of you sat in your office dreaming of lying on a white sandy beach, Asia is the perfect destination, with Thailand offering a combination of home comforts in an exotic setting. Head to Phuket or Kho Phanagn if you’re after a party, or to Ko Lanta – an island in the Andaman Sea off the south-west coast for something more chilled out – it has nine white, sandy beaches and is often used as a base for divers – being the closest island to the fantastic Hin Daeng and Hin Muang dive sites.

Alternately, if you don’t have the cash to spare, why not turn your home into your own private holiday retreat for a weekend, clear out your spare room to create the perfect escape. At our sites in Camden, Wandsworth and Southwark we can look after any clutter as you turn the space into a personal yoga sanctuary, or a private artist’s workshop. Whatever helps you get through the winter months, contact us at ABC Selfstore to see how we can help you to achieve it, whether looking after any valuables whilst you are away, or storing your summer wardrobe.

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