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Getaway ideas under 4 hours flight from Dubai

Getaway ideas under 4 hours flight from Dubai

Want a holiday but can’t afford a long flight? The UAE’s strategic location is arguably one of the best in the world for travel. Many expats in Dubai and the UAE have planned trips around holidays to take a break from their routine. Whether you are travelling solo or planning to venture out with the family, weekend trips are perfect escapes without even breaking the bank. Your next getaway could be closer than you think. Here are hand-picked destinations within a four-hour flight of Dubai.

Tbilisi, Georgia









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With scenic ruins of the Old Town, cobblestone streets, and diverse architecture, Tbilisi is an ideal getaway for travellers of all kinds. Visit the ancient Narikala Fortress and watch the sunset while overlooking the city. Explore quaint cafes, sulfur bathhouses in Abanotubani, the Bridge of Peace, and Metekhi Church. Formerly the capital’s royal gardens, Tbilisi Botanical Gardens is an ideal hotspot for relaxation, thanks to its waterfall, ponds, and a stunning bridge.

Insider tips:

1. Purchase a Metromani travel card to travel by the Metro and buses.
2. Stay in the old neighbourhoods to find a more genuine vibe.
3. Grab a pumpkin soup at Cafe Leila, a little oasis for vegans.
4. Walk a maze of streets leading up to the Liberty Square.

Yerevan, Armenia









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Tucked between Asia and Europe, Armenia is known for its open-air museum wonder. Explore ancient castles, discover the striking nature, and experience the world’s longest zip line. Don’t miss a visit to Geghard Monastery, Khor Virap Monastery, and Temple of Garni. If you’re looking for a hidden gem amongst other European countries, Armenia is a getaway you should consider. This country in the Caucasus region is rich in culture and history, and doesn’t break the bank.

Insider tips:

1. Book a ‘Yandex taxi’ online, faster and cost cheaper. 2. Visit in the months of September to October during Autumn. 3. Grab some barbecue at the open-air restaurant in Lake Sevan.

Baku, Azerbaijan









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Situated on the edge of the Caspian Sea, Baku is an intriguing city where East meets West. There’s so much to do in the Land of Fire that you’ll definitely have a memorable trip. Explore the lovely Bulvar, visit the fascinating Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and leave your marks at the iconic Maiden’s Tower. Take the cable car up the mountain to the base of the Flame Towers, visit the Heydar Aliyev Center Museum, and stroll along the Caspian Sea Boardwalk.

Insider tips:

1. Purchase a BakiKart (Baku card) for your public transport use.
2. Visit the studio of eccentric local artist Ali Shamsi.
3. Ask your waiter if you can check the underground part of the Caravanserai.

If you're looking for perfect escapes without spending a fortune, plan your trip to one of these destinations only within four hours flight from Dubai!

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