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Skyscanner highlights getaways for long UAE weekend

DUBAI, November 26, 2018

Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site and app, has compiled some of the top trending destinations to visit out of the UAE with short flight times during the upcoming UAE National Day weekend.

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Baku, Azerbaijan – 3-hour flight

Baku is the largest city on the Caspian Sea and holds numerous sites, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maiden Tower, and the popular local shopping area of Teze Bazar. One can walk for kilometres along Primorskiy Bulvar that follows the shore of the Caspian Sea. In June 2016, the Bulvar was firmly on the world stage as Baku hosted its first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix with Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg taking the checkered flag.

Direct Flights from the UAE from Dh1,707 ($465)
3 nights at Qafqaz Point Hotel from Dh665

Tbilisi, Georgia – 3.5-hour flight

Surrounded by mountains and fronted by the River Vari, Tbilisi has one of Europe’s most beautiful settings. To reach a higher part of the city where you will be rewarded with gorgeous views of the entire city, you can take the funicular or the more energetic can walk instead. Near to Tbilisi are the Caucasus Mountains which are well known for ski and snow activities in winter.

Direct Flights from the UAE from Dh1,856
Three nights at Boutique Hotel British House from Dh765

Amman, Jordan – 3.5-hour flight

Bustling Amman is known for its citadel, Roman theatre, museums and fine food. However, head south and you’ll reach two of the Middle East’s finest attractions. Visit the ancient city of Petra where you can climb and hike to historic tombs and monuments carved from the red rock. Further south is the spectacular desert scenery of Wadi Rum, where you can pretend that you are Matt Damon and relive his adventures in the movie, The Martian, which was filmed here.

Direct flights from the UAE from Dh1,632
Three nights at Al Qasr Metropole Hotel from Dh1,252

Kathmandu, Nepal – 4-hour flight

As the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is home to many of the country’s most fascinating cultural and historical landmarks. Many flock to Kathmandu to see its ancient temples, monasteries and monuments up close such as Swayambhu Temple overlooking the city or the famous Kasthamandap wooden house situated in the bustling Durbar Square.

Kathmandu offers a lot of modern amenities for visitors including quirky bookstores, restaurants and shops, many of which are situated around Thamel Chowk neighbourhood or Freak Street. Adventurous visitors won’t be disappointed with the opportunities in Kathmandu such as hiking and trekking around Kathmandu valley in the shadow of the Himalayas.

Direct flights from the UAE from Dh1,634
Three nights at Hotel Mulberry from Dh1,204 – TradeArabia News Service

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