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Published on : Sunday, June 26, 2016
If you are in the UAE and planning to embark on a short vacation to escape from the extreme heat, this piece of news could just be the right cooler for you. Here are three travel spots which are less than just four hours away from the UAE by air, as listed by Gulfnews.
Read on to explore more:
1. Goa, India
Goa, the ideal destination and party spot in India has something for everyone. You can spend hours lounging on the seemingly endless idyllic beaches with frequent dips in the Arabian Sea or can enjoy trips to conservation sites and overnight stays in the jungle. Worth mentioning is you can the Shanti Nature Resort and their elephant camp. (Flight time 2 hours 50 minutes
Cost Dh1,500 return, Air India)
2. Kathmandu, Nepal
Monsoon has just ended in Nepal leaving the country at its most lush and green. October is the beginning of the dry season, so the perfect time to jet into the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu. The important tourist destinations are- Durbar Square, an ancient square in the heart of the city, crowded by temples and palaces; UNESCO World Heritage Site Pashupatinath Temple; bustling district of Thamel for hole-in-the-wall shops and easy going restaurants.
When you are in Nepal, do not miss a trip to the Himalayas to see Mount Everest. The hour long small-plane trips leave at 15 minute intervals in the morning which might cost you Dh600.(Flight time 4 hours Cost Dh1,600, Fly Duba)
3. Amman, Jordan
The vibrant city of Amman is a hub of the modern Middle East. It boasts all of the stylish cafes and bars, fabulous art galleries and restaurants in the urban Western part of the city. The downtown is known for the vibrant and colourful bazaar. Then there is the Turkish Bath in Al Pasha.
Amman is also home to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra, an ancient city, thought to have been built as early as the sixth century BC. Petra is three hours drive from Amman. If you’re in Petra for a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evening you’ll be able to visit the candle-lit city after dark as you listen to short display of Bedouin music. On your drive back to Amman, stop off at the unmissable Dead Sea, the famous salt lake where you can just float in the water. (Flight time 2 hours 55 minutes
Cost 1,800 return, Emirates)
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