Travel: Holiday Deals from the UAE for National Day Weekend
Five countries you could visit during the UAE National Day break
The UAE has officially announced that all offices will remain closed on Thursday, 30 November for Commemoration Day and National Day meaning you can now revel in the anticipation of a long weekend.
But if you are mulling a quick getaway and not in a mood to plan, below are 5 holiday package deals to consider, as follows:
From exotic gardens to luxurious shopping centres, Singapore has an eclectic mix of attractions for people of all ages and tastes.
Popular attractions include the Merlion fountain, wildlife night park, exotic bird park and Sentosa Island.
Special National Day package deal available on Musafir.com. Cost per person starts from Dhs2,299.
2. Sri Lanka
Called the jewel of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka promises scenic views and untouched natural beauty along with glimpses of its modern way of life.
Popular attractions in the cities of Colombo and Kandy include the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Peradineya Botanical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth Relic and Pettah bazaar.
Special National Day package deal available at Al Rostamani Travels. Cost per person starts from Dhs2,710.
3. Istanbul, Turkey
The capital city of Turkey, spread across two continents, is famed for its blue waters, grandiose mosques and vibrant markets.
Popular attractions include the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and the Bosphorus cruise.
Special National Day package deal available at SNTTA Travels. Cost per person starts from Dhs1,699.
4. Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku boasts an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architecture along with a pristine coastline.
Popular attractions include the Shirvanshahs Palace, Museum of Carpets and Applied Art, Gobustan National Park, mud volcanoes and the Ateshgah temple of fire.
Special National Day package deal available at Forty Travels. Cost per person starts from Dhs3,100.
5. Tbilisi, Georgia
This Eastern European country has been growing in popularity among tourists thanks to its picturesque landscape, ancient architecture and its quaint cobblestone streets. Also, all UAE residents can get visas on arrival.
Popular attractions include Narikala Fortress, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mount Mtatsminda and the Ananury Complex.
Special National Day holiday package deal available at Al Rostamani Travels. Cost per person starts from Dhs2,960.
By Aarti Nagraj
Paul Ebeling, Editor