Weekends Away From Dubai
Keep the romance alive with a trip to these drop-dead destinations. We’ve given the usual ‘romantic’ spots a skip and offered up something a little different. So pack your bags and get ready to jet off to an idyllic getaway with your other half (sorry kids this is mama/dad time!).
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Sample traditional mezze, delicious souvlaki and grilled halloumi at a scenic sea side resort of Paphos. Well known as the birthplace of Greek goddess Aphrodite, Paphos is one of Cyprus’ most scenic cities. Take a tour of Roman ruins around Kato Paphos (lower Paphos) or walk the coastal path from the Tombs of the Kings site to Geroskipou Beach.
Hire a car and tour the Akamas Peninsula with its wide sandy bays and wild landscape or explore the stunning Troodos Mountains and the colourful town of Kakopetria.
Special Offer: Packages starting from AED 2,299 per person include Qatar Airways flights to Larnaca, 2 night accommodation at a 4* hotel with breakfast, taxes and return airport transfers.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Getaway to the land of junk boats and jewel coloured bays. Halong Bay means “Bay of the Descending Dragon” and legend has it that in ancient times, when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle, the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.
Experience the striking beauty of World Heritage site, Halong Bay aboard a traditional Chinese junk. Set sail through turquoise waters dotted with over 3000 magnificent limestone islands.
Special Offer: Packages starting from AED 3,300 per person includes Singapore Airlines flights, return airport transfers, 2 night accommodation at a 4* hotel with breakfast, taxes and a full day tour of Halong Bay.
Prague, Czech Republic
A city of gold tipped domes, church spires and bridges, this is one of Europe’s finest cities. With the beautiful Vltava River that winds its way around the city, you could not find yourself in a more romantic setting. Catch a live jazz performance at one of the underground clubs or walk around the Old Town on cobbled stone streets. Prague combines old city charm with a vibrant cultural and music scene, making it one of the attractive destinations for a romantic interlude.
Special Offer: Packages starting from AED 1,999 per person include flights on Czech Airlines, 3 night stay at a 4* hotel with breakfast, taxes and return airport transfers.
Start your day with a lovely organic gourmet breakfast at Torvehallerne while a sleepy Copenhagen wakes up. It’s a port city that houses a large cruise terminal as well. The best thing about this fantastic city is that it’s great for walking. Hop on a sightseeing boat at Nyhavn and take in the beauty of the canals and historic buildings along the water’s edge. Soak in the winter’s sun in King’s Garden, visit the Rosenborg Castle or even go for a ride in the popular Tivoli Gardens.
Special Offer: Packages starting from AED 2,599 per person including flights on Pegasus Airlines, 3 nights stay at a 4* hotel with breakfast, taxes.
Known as the Pink City for its heritage building colours, this city has seen its share of famous guests such as Jacqueline Kennedy and Prince Charles. Gateway city to what is often described as India’s most flamboyant state, Rajasthan, Jaipur’s offers a heady mix of the ancient and modern. It is in the midst of the seemingly chaotic streets that you will find history at the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory or at the beautiful Hawa Mahal and the stunning Amber Fort.
Special Offer: Packages starting from AED 2,699 per person including flights on Oman Air, 3 nights stay at a 4* hotel with breakfast, taxes and return airport transfers.