UAE: There Are 3 Long Weekends In 2023, Here Are Top 7 Destinations You Can Travel To In Middle East

2023
by Deeplata Garde 269

UAE residents are always longing for the announcement of long weekends. And with the announcement of the public holiday calendar for 2023, UAE has received its annual list of long weekends of the following year. The Emirates rejoiced to hear the news of a 6-day long weekend that would approach next year. The upcoming year consists of 3 long weekends according to the official calendar. So get ready to book your flights and hotels and reserve the best vacations in the Middle East.

Here Are 7 Top Destinations In the Middle East For Long Weekend Vacay

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Tourist spots will start flooding with bookings for public holidays and long weekends. Now is the time to do advance bookings to have a good pre-planned vacation. Here’s the list of destinations you can visit in the Middle East from UAE.

1. Beirut, Lebanon

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The capital of Lebanon serves as a beautiful destination for a picture-perfect vacation. Standing at the top 3rd spot of being the largest city in the Levant region, Beirut sits on the Mediterranean coast. The city also holds the title of being the party capital of the Middle East. Don’t get easily swayed away from the cultural and historical look of the city as the place is full of zinging party life and scrumptious food.

Dubai has 9 and Abu Dhabi has 6 daily direct flights to Beirut. The flight span is around 3 hr 30 mins and the cost starts from AED 1521.27.

2. Doha, Qatar

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With the ongoing football fever in the capital city of Qatar, Doha seems to be the busiest city to plan a trip to now. But with the FIFA season ending in December, you can start planning your vacation for next year’s long weekend. Another coastal city of the Middle East, Doha is a city that provides a multicultural experience in Qatar. From sparkling skylines to pristine hidden locations, Doha will provide you with the best tourist experience.

The accessibility of Doha from the UAE is the major factor to plan a trip to this nearby location. Dubai runs 40 and Abu Dhabi has 24 non-stop flights to this capital city. The average cost of these 1 hr flights from UAE will cost you AED 1010.19.

3. Cyprus

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Cyprus is a city that offers every inch of the region to be insta-worthy. From turquoise waters to cultural escapes, this city in the Middle East will give you every possible reason to plan a trip to this destination. The buzzing coast of the city offers calming vibes and the historical monuments and establishments give you a cultural insight. Home to the oldest wine manufacturing company, you can enjoy a glass bubble with some halloumi cheese here.

The flight availability to this city might be a handful from UAE. The one-way ticket to these destinations can cost you AED 1,083 which is the base price. The cost would vary depending on Emirate and the season.

4. Istanbul

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The city of historical marvels and amazing food, Istanbul in Turkey stands as a tourist paradise. The destination is wrapped in vivid colours and an array of food choices. The birthplace of Shawarma and other Turkish delights, Istanbul can be one of the highest bidders in the list of foodies paradise. The place is full of delectable meals, bright places, soulful music and art. The ottoman mosques and other monumental sites would transport you to the history of this city.

The direct flights from UAE to Istanbul start with a base range of AED 1036.16. Dubai provides 41 and Abu Dhabi 12 daily non-stop flights to this capital city of Turkey.

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5. Jordan

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The mecca of adventure junkies and people with a keen interest in history, Jordan is the kingdom you need to add to your vacation list. The place that provides a balanced blend of cultural and historical spirit, Jordan will make you feel lost in free will. Jordan is home to many magnificent structures and establishments including the oldest city of Petra. And when we say it’s all old and rusty, doesn’t mean that there’s a shortage of 5-star properties to provide you with a comfortable and luxurious stay. This place stands out to be one of the safest trip destinations for tourists according to statistics.

Similar to Cyprus, Jordan also has limited accessibility from UAE. Only a few flights include connecting ones that would fly you to your destination. The base price would cost you AED 1104.94.

6. Muscat, Oman

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The land of new wonders and old forts, Muscat in Oman brings forth many tourist attractions to plan your trip during the long weekend. Apart from the historical monuments and cultural expeditions, Muscat is a beautiful union of mountains and beaches to be playful in the intense weather. Tourists would feel fascinated by the attractions present in the capital city of Oman.

Multiple direct flights are available on this route. The distance is so less you can even plan a road trip to this holiday destination.

7. Tunisia

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Tunisia may only make up a tiny portion of North Africa’s enormous horizontal width, yet packed with plenty of cultural diversity and scenic wonders to rival nations for years to follow. Tunisia is the ideal destination for a classic sun, sand, and sea vacation. It provides a warm, beach-lined Mediterranean shore. It’s a destination where unique ethnicities and amazing geographical contrasts, such as wooded shores and Saharan desert bays in the south, which makes it worth a short trip.

Again very few flights connect these two nations with a heavy cost starting from AED 2425.87.

So here’s a custom-made itinerary for your long-weekend vacation plans for 2023.

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