Epic travel deals for those frantic last-minute bookings
UAE, Dubai, 10 June, 2018: Don’t we all live in constant hope of the summer heat wave being postponed to another year? While we wait for such a miraculous occurrence, the time is ripe to extend the upcoming celebratory Eid weekend and plan a refreshingly cool summer break in an exciting new destination.
“For travellers from the GCC, incredible opportunities to satisfy their wanderlust are literally just around the corner,” said Mamoun Hmedan, Wego Managing Director for MENA and India. “From the region, exciting Eid-break destinations such as the Georgia, Russia and most Asian countries; are just a quick flight away.”
Hmedan attributed this travel privilege to the region’s central location, apart from its immense and constantly increasing flight connectivity with thrilling destinations around the world.
“And owing to the growing comfort of travellers with using metasearch apps such as Wego, especially during Ramadan and Eid, last minute bookings are a common practice in the GCC,” He added. “In fact, nearly 40% Wego’s users tend to book their summer trips less than a week ahead.”
To get started with your last-minute Eid travel plans, here are the top six suggestions by the travel experts at Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa:
A glorious summer’s day in London is hard to beat, with longer daylight hours, pleasant temperatures and even a few light showers. It is also the best time to check out the summer fairs and London’s outdoor activities such as a leisurely stroll through Hyde park, witnessing the changing of guard ceremony at the Buckingham palace or a cycling session alongside the Thames.
Round-trip flights (with a stopover) from Dubai start from AED1982, per person, at Wego.co.ae. For rates from your city, please check Wego app or website.
This June, soak in the pristine beaches, blue skies and the rich history of the ancient Greek city of Athens. Tour the Acropolis museum & Pathenon and check out some of the stunning islands just 2 hours away from the city, such as Aegina, Hydra, Poros, and Andros. Finally, don’t miss out on some of the local street-food stalls and farmers’ markets present across the city – for an authentic Athenian experience.
Round-trip flights (with a stopover) from Dubai start from AED 1856, per person, at Wego.co.ae. For rates from your city, please check Wego app or website.
Here is a city with extremely hospitable people, breath-taking countryside and pulsating nightlife. Scale the Caucasian mountains, visit the Black-Sea coast or explore the cute little alleys all over the city for a once in a lifetime experience. There are also plenty of super-affordable & delicious local food, such as Khinkali (stuffed dumplings), to be sampled. Tblisi is a paradise, waiting to be discovered.
Round-trip flights (with a stopover) from Dubai start from AED 2000, per person, at Wego.co.ae. For rates from your city, please check Wego app or website.
The capital city of Tunis is a treasure trove of culture and historic charm. Not to be missed is a trip through the city centre and visits to the Bardo museum and the Zitouna mosque, Tunisia’s largest mosque built in the 8th century. You could also take a day trip to Carthage and stay at some of the exclusive resorts by the beach.
Round-trip direct flights from Dubai start from AED 1370, per person, at Wego.co.ae. For rates from your city, please check Wego app or website.
Get ready to experience a confluence of Asian, European and Middle Eastern cultures, at a steal, at Baku. June offers very pleasant weather to visit the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower. The city also offers a feast fit for a king with a variety of kebabs, salads, flat breads, fresh fruits & vegetables. And tantalize your taste buds with the Azeri delicacy of tea mixed with strawberry jam.
Round-trip direct flights from Dubai start from AED 1742, per person, at Wego.co.ae. For rates from your city, please check Wego app or website.
Incredibly affordable, a riot of colors, fair weather and a real short flight away, are all great reasons to dub Kathmandu is the ideal summer getaway! For the solo backpacker or the whole family, there is something for everyone in Nepal’s largest city. This place could also offer you a chance to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life with yoga and meditation sessions by renowned experts. Make sure you sample fried or steamed momos, which are the local delicacies of the region.
Round-trip direct flights from Dubai start from AED 1106, per person, at Wego.co.ae. For rates from your city, please check Wego app or website.
For maximum savings, travellers can also opt for Wego’s multi-city option to find cheap fares for multiple destinations and book them in one go.