The last long weekend of the year is just around the corner, KT helps you plan an inexpensive trip to help make this year a memorable one
Just before the most anticipated vacation of the year, travel aggregators receive a large number of requests.
The 51st National Day of the United Arab Emirates is the last long weekend of the year. To help make your 2022 more memorable, KT has compiled a list of five affordable yet stunning places you can travel.
Easily accessible, Masandam, Dibba, is perhaps one of the most sought-after destinations in the UAE. Located in Oman, this popular spot is located next to the Ras Al Khaimah border.
With a wide variety of options, this scenic spot is heaven for adventure seekers and those who want to sit back and relax.
Packages can range from 150 Dh to 800 Dh per person, depending on the number of nights and activities chosen. Daily trips are scheduled from Dubai. (Source: Rooh travel and tourism)
Central Asia and Caucasus region (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan)
Offering a European experience outside the continent, Caucuses are one of the best getaways for residents of the UAE.
So much so that many travel agents have stopped offering packages to these destinations as they are running at full capacity.
However, some travel agencies like Holiday Factory still offer packages. Prices start from Dh2,599 for four nights including accommodation and flights.
“We have all the seats reserved, and if anyone wants to travel to these countries, all you have to book is the plane tickets, and the rest of the visa and the land visit, including the accommodation and airport pick up and drop off, will be taken care of by us from 600 Dh up to 1200 Dh depending on the country,” said Libin Varghese, Director of Sales and Marketing , Rooh Tourism.
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia
Valbone, Albania (Photo: Albanian National Tourism Agency)
From just 2,200 Dh, residents of the United Arab Emirates can discover the history, landscapes, archaeological treasures, magnificent vineyards and much more.
Countries like these offer visa on arrival for residents and won’t cut a hole in your pocket.
However, if you book your ticket through Wizz Air, the round trip will cost 1,422 Dh.
Due to increased demand during the holiday season, several travel agents have scheduled trips to Salalah by bus. Prices for these packages start at 1,000 Dh.
Offering visa on arrival, the city is an ideal place for nature lovers as the visual enjoyment is rich in scenic beauty.
“With the recent news of Oman granting visa on arrival to UAE residents, it has become one of the most preferred destinations for a short trip,” Thomas Liju, Sales and Marketing Director at Tours On Board.
Traveling helps to relax, however, if you can’t find a trip that works for you, consider staying.
You can spend a calm but adventurous few days in the UAE. A trip to distant destinations in Abu Dhabi like Liwa and Al Ain, or to the eastern emirate of Fujairah, will provide you with exciting activities to get the adrenaline rush you are looking for.
However, travel aggregators say most hotels in Fujairah and Al Ain are full. They reply by saying that we can surely try to spend the night under a tent. Depending on the activities chosen, it could cost between 300 Dh and 600 Dh.
Or, you can head into the mountains for hiking, off-roading, and camping. Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the country is one of the best places for the same. Travel aggregators offer packages ranging from 200 Dh to 550 Dh with a range of activities.
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