1. Yerevan, Armenia
Enjoy the Hilton experience in Yerevan, Armenia with this FlyDubai travel package. Pay Dh1,606 per person for a return flight as well as a two-night stay in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Yerevan City Centre. You’ll be centrally located in the beautiful capital of Armenia with plenty to do just a stone’s throw away from your hotel. Craving some culture? Visit Museum History Yerevan and peruse over 94,000 objects representing the local culture from ancient times to the present day. For a fun, family-friendly activity, visit Republic Square and marvel at musical fountains. If you’re an architecture buff, you can drop by Mother Armenia, a monumental statue that personifies the country and overlooks Yerevan for a day trip with a view. Offer valid until September 30; book on flydubai.com.
2. Bucharest, Romania
For a trip that has something for everyone, book FlyDubai’s Bucharest package for a three-night escape at Dh2,086 per person. You’ll be staying at Marshal Garden Hotel, a five-star venue centrally located in Bucharest City Centre. Wake up to a free buffet breakfast and then visit Dinamo Stadium to awaken the sports lover in you. Then, soak up some Romanian culture with a trip to Romanian Athenaeum, the site of the reunification of Romania (that now serves as the city’s largest concert hall!). To end the day on a high, music fans should visit the George Enuscu Museum, a palace-turned-heritage site featuring exhibits on the life of the famous Romanian musician George Enuscu. Package valid until September 30; visit flydubai.com.
3. Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu may be nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, but it’s not just for backpackers and mountaineers. If you’ve been yearning for a visit to the scenic capital of Nepal, now’s your chance: Air Arabia’s two-night holiday package lets you personalize your experience for a truly tailor-made trip. Choose between three star and above hotels from just Dh1,180 per person. While in Kathmandu, don’t forget to visit Durbar Square to see spectacular architecture that vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. For the more outdoorsy types, there’s the Garden of Dreams, where you can see fountains, landscaped grounds, birdhouses and rare subtropical flora. As night falls, make your way over to Thamel, the heart of Kathmandu’s commercial and nightlife scene. Book on airarabia.com.
4. Colombo, Sri Lanka
If you’re in the mood for an island getaway but can’t deal with long-haul flights, a trip to Sri Lanka might be in order this summer. Fortunately, Air Arabia’s holiday packages give you all of the bang with none of the buck. From Dh1,100 per person for three nights, you’ll be able to choose the hotel you want without the stress of return flights. A trip to Colombo is perfect for the indecisive traveller – even if you can’t choose between a trip to beautiful blue Beira lake, a journey over to the Colombo Dutch Museum to view Dutch colonial artefacts or a trek over to Pettah, Colombo’s iconic shopping district, Sri Lanka’s modest size probably means you’ll be able to do it all anyway. Book on airarabia.com.
5. Beirut, Lebanon
You’ll want to snap this up quick – Air Arabia’s offering accommodation and return flights to Lebanon from just Dh855 per person for two nights. Whether your taste in hotels is budget or bougie, you’ll get to pick and choose between three, four and five star hotels so you’re all set to enjoy Lebanon even before you’ve landed. Beirut is full of monuments and heritage sites to please even the most discerning traveller – visit the Roman Baths of Beirut to peer into the past of bathhouses or check out Planet Discovery, an interactive children’s science museum featuring astronomy, biology and physics exhibits for a holiday that’ll leave everybody happy. Book online at airarabia.com.