Ho Chi Minh City, formerly (yet still affectionately) known as Saigon, blends traditional values with northern and western cultural features. Widely considered the Pearl of the Far East, it also features war relics from the devastating Vietnam War as well as shiny skyscrapers, elegant nightclubs, and extensive shopping malls against a stunning metropolis backdrop. Best of all, it’s green. Very green! Luscious green parks are dotted across the city, giving a fresh feel to the concrete jungle (pretty much perfection, really).
And while it doesn’t have the extreme influx of tourists like nearby Thailand, tourism is certainly on the rise. That means more flights, more regularly, at more affordable prices. As a result, the city has become easily accessible from the Middle East, whether it’s for a weekend or merely a pit stop en route to your next destination.
INFO: Return flights from Dhs2,419 on Emirates