10 Fascinating Destinations that are Just 4 Hours Away from the UAE

Perfect for upcoming long weekend

The UAE Cabinet has announced that on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, a holiday will be officially observed on Sunday, November 18. And with the announcement comes another long weekend of 2018. With less than a week away, now is the best time to plan your long weekend escape. 

A movie duration and a dinner time is all it requires to take a flight to these cool and happening locales of Asia, Europe, & Africa. So, why laze around when you can actually have some fun moments. 4 or less hours and you are at your holiday getaway having the best time of your life.

Here’s the list of 10 top destinations that are less than 4 hours away from UAE to visit the upcoming long weekend.

Oman

Flight time from UAE: Max. 2 hours

Visa Free Destination for UAE Passport Holders

Oman

Mountains, hillsides and wadis make Oman a perfect destination for the adventurous soul. For beach lovers there are sandy beaches and activities like scuba diving and turtle watching. There’s something for everyone in this magnificent Sultanate.

Don’t Miss:

    • Turtle-watching at Ras al Jinz
    • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
    • Visit to Muttrah Souk
    • A trip to Sur, the last surviving dhow yard in Oman
    • A night in the desert or a dive in the sea

 

Explore Oman 

Jordan

Flight time from UAE: Max. 3 hours

Visa Free Destination for UAE Passport Holders

Jordan Holiday

Jordan is magical all around from dead sea to ancient city of Petra, the country has lot to do and see. Perfect place for a great trip over a weekend.

Don’t Miss:

    • Roman ruins of Jerash
    • Wadi Rum
    • Petra
    • Dead Sea
    • Sleep under the stars at Dana Biosphere Reserve
    • Party Bedouin Style

 

Jordan Itinerary for 4 Days. Click Here.

India

Flight time from UAE: 3 to 4 hours Max.

Visa required for UAE Passport Holders

Rajasthan India

India is magical. Love to party? Head to Goa. Want to see Mughal history? Visit Delhi. Want to experience royal hospitality? Head to Rajasthan. There’s something for everyone here.

Don’t Miss:

  • Beach hopping in Goa
  • Visit Udaipur
  • Taste local street food in Delhi
  • Go for shopping

 

Virtual India tour before you actually go. Click Here

Ethiopia

Flight time from UAE: 3 to 4 hours Max.

eVisa Required for UAE Passport Holders

Ethiopia

With gorgeous landscapes, Ethiopia is a perfect mix of adventure, history, nature, culture, and gastronomy and it is simply superb and unreal. From Lake Tana and the Blue Nile to the red-rock Gheralta Mountains, the arid Danakil Desert, and the lush Omo Valley, the landscapes in Ethiopia are brilliant and incredibly varied.

Don’t miss:

  • Meet the locals in the Omo Valley
  • Drink local original coffee
  • Marvel at the stone churches of Lalibela
  • Trek in the Simien Mountains

 

Discover more about the most happening destination of 2018. Click Here.

Cyprus

Flight time from UAE: 3 to 4 hours Max.

Visa Free Destination for UAE Passport Holders

Paphos Cyprus

Cyprus, the beautiful & the third largest Mediterranean island is all about beaches, mazes, and vibrant streets.

Don’t Miss:

  • Adonis Baths
  • Explore Aphrodite’s Rock
  • Enjoy the nature of the Troodos Mountains
  • Chill on the beaches of Agia Napa

 

Know more what you can do in Cyprus. Click here.

Nepal

Flight time from UAE: 3 to 4 hours Max.

Visa on Arrival for UAE Passport Holders

Nepal

Heaven for backpackers, Nepal – the picturesque Himalayan country attracts travelers with its scenic treks, pristine natural beauty, unique culture, ice-capped peaks, and majestic wildlife.

Don’t Miss:

  • Trekking
  • Himalayan mountain flight tour
  • Visit Chitwan National Park
  • Explore Pokhara
  • River rafting

 

Know more about this mountain country. Click here.

Tajikistan

Flight time from UAE: 3 to 4 hours Max.

Visa on Arrival for UAE Passport Holders

Tajikistan

Plan a holiday in Tajikistan and discover the rich Zoroastrian and Islamic history. The silk road, the high mountains, and the pure alpine lakes will stun you with their beauty and authenticity.

Don’t Miss:

  • Drive in the Pamir Highway
  • Explore Hissor Fort
  • Panj valley
  • Zorkul Lake
  • Stay in a Kyrgyz hut

Georgia

Flight time from UAE: 3 to 4 hours Max.

Visa Free for UAE Passport Holders

Georgia

From the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to tons of historic memorials and forts, Georgia is one gorgeous country.

Don’t Miss:

  • Soak up in tradition and culture Tbilisi’s Old Town
  • Go for a Supra (a traditional Georgian feast)
  • Visit a medieval land
  • Trek in the Caucasian Mountains
  • Eat Khachapuri.

 

Complete Itinerary for 3 days in Georgia. Check here.

Armenia

Flight time from UAE: 3 hours Max.

Visa Free for UAE Passport Holders

armenia

Small and tucked into the base of the Caucasus mountains, Armenia is not an dream destination for many because nobody knows about it. But one trip to this amazing country will make you go wowww..

Don’t miss:

  • Explore Yerevan
  • Drink the famous Armenian coffee
  • Savor the local cuisine
  • Take a trip to Lake Sevan
  • Relax or ski at the beautiful winter wonderland  Tsaghkadzor

Seychelles

Flight time from UAE: 4 hours approx.

Visa Free for UAE Passport Holders

Seychelles Vacation

115 islands and just endless beaches make Seychelles a slice of heaven on earth. White sands, lush vegetation, and turquoise water make Seychelles look like an artist’s imagination of paradise.

Don’t Miss

  • Swim in crystal clear waters
  • Dive or hike
  • Go for island hopping
  • Visit Vallee de Mai
  • Watch an epic sunset from the beach side
  • Visit the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

 

Long Weekend Coming Up! Plan your escape now before it’s too late and you just have to stay and laze around while your friends are having a blast at a beach side or going trekking in the European mountains.

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