Its Winters, and holiday season is fast approaching. So if you are on a tight budget but want to escape International for a few days there are quite a few options on hand. A lot of these offers diverse cultures and food options, as well as different landscapes, depending on your taste. So which family-friendly destination are you can travel under AED 2000 from Dubai? We have got a few options for you.
1) Istanbul, Turkey
Confused about whether to travel to Europe or explore the Middle East in Asia? Then Istanbul might be the perfect destination for you. Experience the beautiful amalgamation of Europe and Asia in the rich culture and heritage of Turkey. Cruise at the Bosphorus Bridge, visit the beautiful Blue Mosque and shop at the famous Grand Bazaar, there is so much to do here in Istanbul that you will never have enough of it. You can even travel to this destination under 6 hours.
Armenia is an ancient land beautifully laced by its snow-capped mountains and rich history. The Armenian landscape makes for some great portraits and trekkings. Explore its historic buildings and dig into the delicious cuisine. What makes it such a great option for travelers in UAE is its visa on arrival facility too! So book your travel under AED 2000 already.
3. Cairo, Egypt
This is the ancient land of pyramids and pharaohs, of 19th-century grandeur and cultural heritage. So head here to enjoy good food, a walk down ancient history spanning many centuries and a diverse tourist base making you feel like you are on a grand holiday. Sail the Nile river and explore the Khan-e-Khalili market. Cairo is the perfect mix of history and modernity that you must visit.
4. Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures. And this is precisely what makes it such a great visit. Being an island nation, it is home to some of the most pristine beaches and has an incredible street food scene too. With churches from the colonial era making for a great view and its many Buddhist and Hindu temples, there is a lot to explore here. Head to the Galle Face Green for some street food, beachy vibes and if you are lucky, catch your favorite cricketers in action too at the International stadium here.
Azerbaijan is one of the cheapest destinations to visit for UAE residents that you can fly under 4 hours. With a large Muslim population, it makes for a popular destination for Halal food. Add to that its age-old traditional heritage, as well as its many ecological zones, make for a great winter visit. Baku offers a rich Islamic heritage as well as great local bazaars, so shopaholics, this one is for you!