10 Summer Holidays Under Dhs1500

Escape the scorching temperatures and treat yourself to an exotic getaway. Our friends at Wego found 10 destinations that won't break the bank
ByAhlan! Live ReporterThursday , 26 April 2018
10 Summer Holidays Under Dhs1500

You know it’s that time of the year again when you start rolling up your sleeves and dusting off your luggage: summer is coming and it’s the perfect time to travel. Have you planned your Eid al Fitr or your summer holiday yet? Now is the perfect time! And you don’t have to bankrupt yourself in order to do so. To prove you can fly to amazing locations at affordable prices, Wego has selected 10 destinations to fly to from the UAE for under Dhs1,500.

Plan your trip, wherever you go, with Wego.co.ae, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa, where you can search and compare hundreds of flight and hotel deals. When the summer wanderlust strikes, you know travelling is the only cure. What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku sits on the coast of the Caspian Sea, a point of interest in a city that’s practically surrounded by desert. This quirky contrasting trait is a recurring theme all over the capital city of Azerbaijan. At once historical and ultra-modern, Baku houses several UNESCO-stamped monuments and palaces, as well as sleek buildings like the iconic Flame Towers and Heydar Aliyev Center.

After enjoying a lovely stroll at the seafront, take a ride on the funicular and get a panoramic view of the glittering skyline. Or pay a visit to Mini Venice on Baku Boulevard, where you can ride one of the gondolas.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs996 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from Dhs125 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Tbilisi, Georgia

If Georgia is the budget European travel gem, then Tbilisi is its crown jewel. Experience the town’s old-world charm with a leisurely stroll through the streets, and visit the cathedrals and monasteries that represent a tie to the lingering past. This beautiful destination shines even more once you meet the warm and welcoming people. Their hospitality will stay with you long after you leave.

The low cost and breathtaking beauty attract more and more visitors to this city every year, but it’s still considered an off-the-beaten-track destination and has not been overrun by tourists yet.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs936 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from Dhs139 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Istanbul, Turkey

When you’re in Istanbul, you’ll get to experience the happy marriage of Eastern and Western cultures, with the Black Sea as the backdrop. Feast your eyes on the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and other architectural wonders, before feasting on the hearty Turkish cuisine. Haggle to your heart’s content at the Grand Bazaar and re-energise with a cup of the famous Turkish coffee.

Istanbul has long bewitched travellers with its charming sights. This summer, see for yourself what all the fuss is about and be prepared to join the long line of admirers.

INFO: Round-trip flights start from Dhs1,046 per person and you can find a four- star hotel from Dhs109 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Amman, Jordan

Amman is often considered a stop-over destination, but take your time to discover little treasures all across the city and you’ll find that it packs plenty of charm of its own.

Tour the Neolithic-era Amman Citadel and marvel at the well-preserved Roman ruins to learn a bit about the city’s past. Afterwards, immerse yourself in its present: people-watch from a rooftop restaurant on the busy Rainbow Street, and perhaps pick up a nice souvenir from one of the many stores.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs1,226 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from Dhs156 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Budapest, Hungary

Set along the lovely Danube River, this postcard-pretty city is a complete delight to explore, and walking through its streets can feel like spending time in a giant museum. The city’s ancient buildings look like art pieces from different eras while elsewhere, if you look closer, wars have left their marks in the form of bullet holes in the walls.

If you’re a foodie, make it your personal mission to discover Hungarian cuisine beyond the usual dumplings and stews (although they are very good, too!).

The occasional downpour can be expected in June, but it’s also peak festival period, when carnivals and live events pop up all over the city. It’s little wonder that Budapest routinely tops summer destination lists.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs1,007 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from only Dhs171 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Athens, Greece

Athens is one of a kind and it’s a perennially popular place to visit.

The city is one of those destinations that features on most people’s bucket lists. Greek myths and remnants from ancient civilisation are good enough reasons to visit, but Athens’ blooming urban life is also a lovely bonus.

When in Athens, of course, you have to see the magnificent Acropolis and Parthenon up close, and don’t forget to visit the ruins of temples and theatres. At the end of a packed day of exploring, make like the locals and relax in one of the many open-air restaurants to watch the world go by.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs1,106 per person and you can find a four-star hotel for about Dhs206 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Ooty, India

Ooty is one of the best places to visit during the typical Indian monsoon season since the temperature will be mild and pleasant, providing a respite from the sweltering heat and constant rain elsewhere. More than just a place to make do with during this period, the picturesque Ooty is a combination of colonial history and scenic landscape. One must-do here is to ride the Kalka-Shimla toy train, often dubbed one of the world’s most beautiful railway journeys.

From Coimbatore airport, it’s approximately a three-hour car ride to Ooty. It’s not as convenient to reach as some of the bigger cities, but it’s definitely worth it.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs1,334 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from Dhs82 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Bangkok, Thailand

One of the world’s most popular vacation spots, Thailand hums with excitement all year round. Tourists flock to its beaches by day and keep the fun going at its nightlife hot-spots long after the sun goes down.

Among the many choices of destinations in this country, Bangkok perhaps shines the brightest. Its excellent street food will keep you going as you tour the temples, floating markets and nearby beaches. It can get raucous, messy and overcrowded, but that’s all part of Bangkok’s charm. Even if you don’t island-hop and plan to just stay in the city, you’ll always be entertained.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs1,334 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from Dhs82 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Salalah, Oman

Escape the blazing heat of the metropolis to Salalah, where the landscape is lush and green from the month June right through until August. While the area’s natural beauty makes it a pleasure to visit during other months, when the sky is clear and the sun is out, summer brings out something special in this mountain-backed Omani city.

This period of the year sees Salalah visited by monsoons that blanket the region with drizzle and fog. But don’t let that deter you from making your way there, because this is when the desert land blooms into emerald hills and valleys, offering a glimpse of paradise cloaked in light mist.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs717 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from Dhs292 a night at Wego.co.ae.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

What’s a summer holiday if it’s not spent lounging by the sea with a cool drink in hand? If you agree, find your way to the pristine, sugary-sand beaches of Zanzibar. Anyone who’s been to this East African archipelago has their own opinion about which island is the best, but Paje and Pongwe are good choices if you’re looking for a relaxing, laidback seaside experience.

Zanzibar houses some of world’s best beaches, but it also brims with historical and cultural attractions. If you can peel yourself off the sand, don’t miss out on the chance to spend the day in lively Stone Town, take the excellent spice tour, and visit the solemn Prison Island.

INFO: Round-trip flights start f​rom Dhs1,316 per person and you can find a four-star hotel from Dhs82 a night at Wego.co.ae.

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