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17 Eid Al Adha getaways (mostly!) under Dh5,000

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Shreeja Ravindranthan
20 Aug 2017 | 01:56 pm

Far East and South Asia

1. SRI LANKA

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Cover Colombo and Kandy with HolidayME’s package. It includes return economy-class tickets with flydubai, city tours, accommodation at Jetwing Sea hotel in Negombo and Thilanka Hotel in Kandy and Mirage Hotel both including breakfast, entrance fees to tourist spots like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Kandy Temple, Peradeniya botanical garden and Mawanella spice garden. Dh3,049 per person; visit holidayme.com.

Dnata does Sri Lanka with a three-night tour of Galle’s Ahungalla district. The package includes an all-inclusive stay at the five-star Hotel RIU in a junior suite and return flights with flydubai. Departure date is fixed for August 31. Dh2,685 per package per person; visit dnata.com.

Musafir.com has a package tour for Sri Lanka that includes half-day city tours of Kandy and Colombo, return economy-class flights with Air Arabia, accommodation including breakfast and visits to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Mawanella Spice Garden. Departure are fixed for August 31 with return on September 4. Dh2,299 per package per person; visit musafir.com.

2. THAILAND

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HolidayME’s Thailand holiday package wraps up the land of smiles in 5 nights and 6 days with tours of Bangkok and Pattaya. The package includes return economy tickets with Emirates, accommodation in Hotel Centara at Pattaya and Golden Tulip Mandison Suites at Bangkok, each including breakfast, tours of Coral Island (with lunch) and Nong Nooch village in Pattaya, city and temple tour of Bangkok. Dh3,699 per person; visit holidayme.com.

Musafir.com has a three-night trip that includes return economy-class flights on flydubai, accommodation including breakfast, half-day Coral Island tour with lunch and half-day Bangkok temple city tour. Dh2,550 per person. Travel dates: September 1 to 4. Visit musafir.com.

3. SINGAPORE

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For a cosmopolitan city break, book Musafir.com’s Singapore package. The deal gets you economy-class flights with Singapore Airlines, a three-night stay at Village Hotel Bugis with breakfast, a half-day Singapore city tour and airport transfers for Dh2,799 per person. Departure on August 31 and return on September 4; visit musafir.com.

Indian Ocean and Africa

4. MALDIVES

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Musafir.com’s tour package to the Maldives includes return economy-class flight tickets, three nights’ accommodation at the Crown Beach Hotel and speedboat transfers. Departure date is fixed for September 2. Dh2,990 per package per person. dnata’s three-night trip to Maldives includes full board at the four-star Meeru Island Resort in a garden room and return flightss with Emirates. Fixed departure date of August 29. Dh3,680 per person per package; visit dnata.com.

5. KENYA

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HolidayME has a special five-day tour of Kenya that will let you catch the Big Five in their natural habitat in the Maasai Mara National Reserve with a safari. The package also includes a city tour of Nairobi, return flights from Sharjah to Nairobi on Air Arabia, accommodation, national parks and reserves entrance fees, transport and meals. Dh3,999 per person; visit holidayme.com.

Flight Centre has as special Eid Safari package to Kenya that includes return economy tickets, half-board accomodation at Sentrim Emenetaita Resort in Nairobi and full board at the Maasai Mara Reserve, park entrance fees and safari drives with an English-speaking guide. Optional activities such as a Maasai village visit and hot air balloon safari cost extra. The package date are fixed for departure on August 31 with return on September 3. Dh3,799 per person based on two adults travelling together. Additional charge applies to solo traveller; visit flightcentre.com.

6. SEYCHELLES

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Holiday Factory’s three nights Seychelles package includes bed and breakfast, flight tickets with Air Seychelles (departs from Abu Dhabi) and shuttle service form Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Fixed travel dates of August 31 and September 3. From Dh4,899 per package per person; visit holidayfactory.com.

Couples looking for a Seychelles getaway can book Flight Centre’s Eid break deal, which includes return economy-class airfare, airport transfers, three nights’ accommodation at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino in a standard room and breakfast. From Dh3,995 per person based on two adults travelling together. Solo travellers will be charged additional; visit flightcentre.com.

Regional

8. OMAN

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HolidayME’s three-night/four-day Salalah package lets you vacay in the lush green Omani region with full-day tours of Taqa, Mirbat, Qara Mountains and Mughsail, as well as a city tour of Salalah exploring landmarks like the Al Balid bird sanctuary, the Museum of the Frankincense Land, Shanfari Mosque, Al Husn Palace and the Haffah souk. The deal includes return flights on Air Arabia and half-board accomodation. From Dh1,736 per person; visit holidayme.com.

Flight Centre’s package for Salalah Rotana Resort includes return economy-class tickets with flydubai, three nights’ accommodation in a classic room and breakfast. Dh2,600 per person; visit flightcentre.ae.

Stay in the capital city Muscat at the Al Waha family hotel in Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. The offer by Flight Centre includes return economy-class tickets with Oman Air and two nights’ accommodation with breakfast. Dh2,200 per person; visit flightcentre.ae.

Dnata also has a package deal for a stay at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Hotel Al Waha. It includes return flights with flydubai and three nights’ accommodation in a superior sea view room with breakfast. Dh1,965 per person. Departure date: August 31; visit dnata.com.

For a family break free of airport transfers, drive down to Muscat’s Al Nahda Resort & Spa. The resort has an ideal deal that throws in a 15 per cent discount on spa treatments along with accommodation in an executive suite and breakfast for two adults and kids. From Dh318 per night for a family of four (2 adults and 2 kids), valid only from August 29 to September 5. Visit cobone.com.

9. TURKEY

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Travel to Turkey with Dnata’s Istanbul package, which includes three nights’ accommodation at Wyndham Istanbul Old City in a standard room with breakfast and return flights with Turkish Airlines and 15 per cent discount on F&B. Dh3,515 per person; visit dnata.com.

10. JORDAN

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Jetting off to Jordan is easy with Musafir.com’s Eid tour package to Amman. It packs in a three-night stay at a four-star hotel, return flight tickets with Air Arabia, guided city tour of Amman, access to the Holiday Inn Dead Sea Hotel’s pools (two to three hours) and airport transfers. Travel dates: August 31-September 3. Dh2,299 per person; visit musafir.com.

Europe

11. ACROSS BORDERS

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For the ultimate Euro trip, book more expansive 12-day trip with HolidayME that covers Zurich and Paris but also Florence and Padua in Italy, Innsbruck in Austria and Heidelberg in Germany. The choc-a-bloc itinerary includes Disneyland and Eiffel visits, trips to the Swarovski Crystal Cave and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Dh8,248 per person including half-board in all cities and return economy class tickets with Alitalia departing from Abu Dhabi.

Musafir.com’s Europe package whisks you on a six-night, seven-day tour of Engelberg and Zurich in Switzerland, and Paris. Apart from city tours, the trip also includes an excursion to Germany’s Black Forest, a guided tour of Lucerne in Switzerland and a Seine cruise and Eiffel Tower visit in Paris. Dh5,499 per person including return economy class tickets with Swiss, half-board accommodation, transfers. Travel dates: September 1-7; visit musafir.com.

Holiday Factory has a seven-night tour of Europe’s golden triangle bit with a difference – Vienna and Prague are on the itinerary but Budapest is replaced by the Slovakian capital of Bratislava but the medieval charm and Gothic architecture remain. 
From Dh3,799 including return flights with flydubai, bed and breakfast and train transfers. There are two tours with fixed departure and return dates: August 29-September 5 and September 1-7; visit holidayfactory.com.

HolidayME’s seven-night, eight-day tour of Paris and Zurich captures the romance of the French capital and the scenic beauty of the Swiss city. The tour includes a Seine river cruise, guided city tour of Paris with a visit to the Eiffel Tower, tour of Disneyland Paris, a visit to Mt. Titlis on a rotating cable car, jet-boat tour in Zurich and a visit to the Rhine Falls. Dh8,382 including full board and return economy-class tickets on Swiss. Visit holidayme.com.

12. MONTENEGRO

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Make the most of what the Balkan state of Montenegro has to offer with HolidayME’s eight-day tour. The package includes return economy tickets on flydubai, three-nights’ accommodation in Budva, two nights’ accommodation in Podgorica and two-nights’ accommodation in Kolasin along with guided tours of each city and an excursion to Biogradska Gora National Park and Durmitor National Park, trains, English-speaking guide, airport transfers and bed and breakfast. Dh4,999 per person.

13. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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There’s more to Sarajevo than its notorious contribution to history as the city that sparked the First World War – HolidayME’s four-night package deal includes a full-day tour of Sarejevo, full-day tour of Mostar, return economy tickets with flydubai and accommodation at a four-star hotel including breakfast. From Dh3,899 per package per person.

Central Asia

14. KYRGYZSTAN

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Musafir.com is packing people off to Kyrgyzstan for a three-night stay at the Ambassador Hotel in Bishkek. The package includes bed and breakfast, half-day city tour and drive to Ala-Archa National Park led by English-speaking guides and return economy class tickets with flydubai. Fixed departure and return dates of August 30 and September 3. Dh2,099.

15. ARMENIA

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Say yes to Armenia with Musafir.com’s four-night tour that includes accommodation in a three-star hotel in the capital Yerevan, a half-day city tour and return economy class tickets with Air Arabia. Departure and return dates are fixed for September 1 and September 5. Dh2,424 per person; visit musafir.com.

There’s a four-night tour of Yerevan by HolidayME. The deal packs in return economy class air ticket with flydubai, meet-and-assist service at Yerevan airport, bed and breakfast at a four-star hotel, half-day city tour with an English-speaking guide and transfers. Dh2,079 for four nights and five days, per person.

16. AZERBAIJAN

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Dnata’s three-night Eid package to Azerbaijan includes a stay at a deluxe room at the Four Seasons Baku and Dubai-Baku return flights on flydubai. From August 30; Dh3,795. Visit dnatatravel.com.

Musafir.com’s Baku package includes return economy-class flights, a three-night stay at a four-star hotel, a half-day guided tour of Baku and airport transfers. Travel dates: September 1 to 4. Dh2,249.

HolidayME’s five-night, six-day tour of Azerbaijan includes return economy air tickets with flydubai, half-day city tours of Baku and Gabala, hotel accommodation (bed and breakfast) and all transfers. Dh3,159 per package per person; visit holidayme.com.

17. GEORGIA

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Explore Georgia, the travel destination that’s taking over the world with Holiday Factory’s three-night Eid Al Adha Deal. The package includes return tickets on flydubai, bed and breakfast, transfers and a Holiday Factory representative to help you. Departure and return dates are fixed for August 31 and September 3. From Dh3,799 per person, depending on choice of hotel.

Want more from Georgia that just Tbilisi? Musafir.com has a three-night package that includes a day trip to destinations like the castle complex of Ananuri, ski resort of Gudauri and the town of Kazbegi. The deal also includes half-day city tour of Tbilisi and bed and breakfast at Tbilisi’s Hotel Rogalux. Valid only on travel dates of August 31-Sepember 3. Dh2,499.

Shreeja Ravindranthan

Shreeja Ravindranthan