Top destinations to visit during Eid al-Adha holidays

1. Baku, Azerbaijan (GYD)

Things to do in Baku-Azerbaijan - Eid Holidays 2022

Visit the exotic capital of Azerbaijan, Baku which combines the old historical centre, mosques, and ancient palaces with modern architecture.

Things to do

  • Take a walking tour of the Old City and explore the unique historical part of Azerbaijan.
  • Explore a wonderful piece of architecture at The Bibi Heybat Mosque.
  • Climb up Azerbaijan’s most recognised landmark, The Maiden Tower and enjoy a panoramic view of the Old City.
  • Visit the unique Mud Volcanoes at Gobustan National Park and explore the anthropological sites and beautiful lakes that surround the area.
  • Check out The Flame Towers that transform the city’s skyline.

Visa requirements

  • Visa on arrival for the UAE citizens
  • Visa on arrival for the UAE residents

2. Amman, Jordan (AMM)

Ammam, Jordan - Summer Getaways 2022

Amman is the perfect destination for the inner archaeologist and explorer in you.

Things to do

  • Explore the Amman Citadel for amazing archaeological ruins and historical attractions that date as back as the Bronze Age.
  • Check out the famous landmark and the remains of the Temple of Hercules.
  • Travel back to the past at the Roman Theater and catch some important cultural events and plays of the city.
  • Visit Amman’s oldest Mosque, Al-Husseini Mosque which was the first major architectural landmark of the Jordanian kingdom.
  • Deep dive into the history of Amman at the Jordan Museum.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

3. Yerevan, Armenia (EVN)

Yerevan, Armenia (EVN) - Short Getaways

One of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, Yerevan is another capital on the cusp of Europe and Asia.

Things to do

  • Take a relaxing stroll around the Republic Square, which is the heart and social centre of Yerevan.
  • Summit the Yerevan Cascade for a fantastic view of Mount Ararat.
  • Take a walking tour of the city and dive into the fascinating history of Yerevan.
  • Step inside Yerevan’s most beautiful church, Katoghike Holy Mother of God Church, which was consecrated in 1264.
  • Visit the last active mosque in Armenia, The Blue Mosque, which is the largest of Yerevan’s eight mosques.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

4. Beirut, Lebanon (BEY)

Beirut, Lenbanon - Summer Getaways 2022

Visit Beirut for the best Mediterranean experience!

Things to do

  • Stroll along the Corniche for a beautiful sunset view and explore the city in all its glory.
  • Take a guided Beirut Old City Walk tour and walk into the past and rich history of the city.
  • Explore the Roman temple at Baalbek and bask in the glory of the city of the sun.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Byblos and explore the ancient civilization.
  • Discover archaeological wonders at the National Museum, which is one of the best in the Middle East.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

5. Bucharest, Romania (OTP)

Bucharest, Romania (OTP) - Short Getaways

Dubbed “Little Paris”, Bucharest is famous for its fascinating culture, architecture, museums, palaces, culinary scene, and more!

Things to do

  • Visit the unique outdoor museum at Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum and explore houses that date back to the 18th century.
  • Marvel at the city’s largest administrative building in the world, The Parliamentary Palace, which hosts Romania’s Parliament.
  • Catch a beautiful performance at the performance venue extraordinaire, the Neoclassical Romanian Athenaeum.
  • Take a stroll through the wonderful Lipscani, the old town, for a visit to the past.
  • Unwind and relax at Herăstrău Park, which is the largest park in Bucharest.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

6. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (FRU)

Bishkek, Kyrgzstan - Summer Getaways 2022

Backpack your way through the cool and beautiful capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.

Things to do

  • Admire the Brutalist architecture around the Ala-Too Square and get a glimpse of the Soviet influence on the city.
  • Go hiking in the Ala-Archa National Park and hike The Konorchek Canyon.
  • Visit The Burana Tower for a picturesque view of the city.
  • Try the delicious and authentic Kyrgyz food at Navat or Café Faiza and sip a delicious coffee at Sierra Café.
  • Walk around the Osh Bazaar for great deals and bargains.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

7. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (SJJ)

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Summer Getaways 2022

Sarajevo – be captivated by the fascinating capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Things to do

  • Explore the heart of Sarajevo’s old town, Baščaršija, a 15th-century-old bazaar for antiques and traditional handicrafts.
  • Watch the Vječna Vatra, The Eternal Flame, a memorial to the military and civilians of World War II.
  • Visit the Latin Bridge and stand on the spot that started World War I.
  • Admire the unique and quirky architecture at Vijećnica, Sarajevo City Hall.
  • Be mesmerised by the sunset at Žuta Tabija, The Yellow Fortress, the most popular viewpoint in Sarajevo.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

8. Catania, Italy (CTA)

Catania, Italy - Summer Getaway

Catania is the perfect offbeat summer destination to leave you feeling refreshed and energised!

Things to do

  • Start your adventure at Piazza del Duomo and wander the charming Old City.
  • View the good luck charm of the city, the Fountain of the Elephant, an 18th-century monument which consists of a lava stone elephant topped by a granite obelisk.
  • Visit one of the most interesting museums in Catania, the Bellini Civic Museum, which honours the most famous Sicilian composer, Vincenzo Bellini.
  • Explore the Roman Theatre, which is one of the most well-preserved Roman ruins in the city.
  • Take the unique opportunity and climb up the largest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, which stands at an impressive 3,300 meters tall.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

9. Mykonos, Greece (JMK)

Mykonos, Greece (JMK) - romantic destination

Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and beautiful architecture wait for you at Mykonos!

Things to do

  • Don’t miss the iconic Mykonos Windmills, a definitive landmark of Greece.
  • Walk along the beautiful Matogianni Street and little alleys for scenic views and quirky cafés.
  • Explore Greece’s most treasured archaeological sites at Delos and visit the museum located there.
  • Visit Alefkandra, also known as Little Venice, and catch the gorgeous sunset.
  • Walk along the Old Harbour and visit the town hall dating back to the 1700s.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

10. Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF)

Sofia, Bulgaria - Summer Getaways 2022

Lose yourself in the enchanting stories and historic attractions at Sofia.

Things to do

  • Visit the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and marvel at the grand architecture and scale of this magnificent building.
  • Explore the heart of ancient Serdica and the oldest building, St. George Rotunda.
  • Climb more than 2,200 meters to Vitosha Mountain for fantastic views and scenery.
  • Go to the National Historical Museum for a trip to the past of Bulgarian history.
  • Relax and unwind at Borisova gradina, the oldest park in the city.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

11. Prague, Czech Republic (PRG)

Prague, Czech Republic (PRG) winter 2022

Visit the most magical city in Europe, Prague, one of the most beautiful and picturesque holiday destinations.

Things to do

  • Take a romantic stroll across the Charles Bridge.
  • Climb up Letná Park for a breathtaking view of the city.
  • Visit the 9th century Prague Castle.
  • Check out one of the most unique sculptures of a saint riding an upside-down horse at Palác Lucerna.
  • Walk down the Old Town Square and see the beautiful historic monuments and buildings.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

12. Tivat, Montenegro (TIV)

Tivat, Montenegro - Summer Getaway

Tivat has an incredible marina and offers a host of outdoor activities!

Things to do

  • Check out the Maritime Heritage Museum for an insight into the history of Tivat.
  • Take a tour of the Yugoslav submarines in dry dock.
  • Visit the beautiful 19th-century St. Roko Church.
  • Hike up to the 15th century St. Mary’s Church for gorgeous views.
  • Spend a relaxing day at Plavi Horizonti Beach or the Kalardovo Beach and dip your feet in the water.

Visa requirements

  • Visa on arrival for the UAE citizens
  • Visa on arrival for the UAE residents

13. Khartoum, Sudan (KRT)

Khartoum, Sudan - Summer Getaways 2022

Have an adventure in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum!

Things to do

  • Visit the National Museum of Sudan and travel to Ancient Egypt, early Christianity and many more historic events.
  • Sail on the Nile, where the Blue Nile from Ethiopia and the White Nile from Uganda meet.
  • Wander to the various art galleries in the city.
  • Have a coffee with the locals at Al Sunut Forest.
  • Don’t miss the incredible riverside views at the Presidential Palace.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

14. Zagreb, Croatia (ZAG)

Zagreb, Croatia - Summer Getaways 2022

Visit one of the best-hidden gems of Europe, Zagreb.

Things to do

  • Take a beautiful walk along the narrow and wide streets of the Lower Town area, which is the heart of Zagreb.
  • Visit the Lotrscak Tower, which dates back to the 13th century and is one of the main landmarks of the city.
  • Take a stroll, relax, or go swimming or kayaking by the beautiful Jarun Lake.
  • Visit the Zagreb Cathedral, which was built in 1217.
  • Visit the world’s shortest Funicular Railway, which has been running for 120 years.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

15. Budapest, Hungary (BUD)

Budapest, Hungary - Summer Getaways 2022

Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest!

Things to do

  • Visit the most famous landmark, The Hungarian Parliament Building.
  • Pamper yourself at one of the grandest spas in the city, The Gellert Bath and Spa Centre.
  • Walk along the Heroes’ Square and marvel at the iconic monument that features depictions of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars.
  • Visit one of the most important religious buildings in Hungary, the St. Stephen’s Basilica church.
  • Catch a show at the spectacular Hungarian State Opera House, which opened in 1884.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

16. Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV)

Dubrovnik, Croatia - Summer Getaway

Dubrovnik is an old historic town which is believed to be the world’s most beautiful walled city.

Things to do

  • Take in amazing views of the city and the blue sea atop the City Walls.
  • Visit historic sites, such as Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery, and Dubrovnik Cathedral.
  • Stroll through Dubrovnik Old Town and check out the impressive Luza Square or Large Onofrio’s Fountain.
  • Visit the fascinating Lokrum Island and check out its unique history, beaches, gorgeous gardens, and exotic animals.
  • Visit the filming locations for King’s Landing at Dubrovnik of the TV show Game of Thrones.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

17. Ljubljana, Slovenia (LJU)

Ljubljana, Slovenia - Summer Getaway

Ljubljana is a city full of charming galleries and museums that offer a youthful, vibrant experience!

Things to do

  • Explore Ljubljana Old Town on foot and check out the scenic streets and quirky cafés.
  • Visit famous sights such as Dragon Bridge, Cobblers’ Bridge, Robba Fountain, and the Ljubljana Cathedral located in the Old Town.
  • Take the funicular to visit the iconic Ljubljana Castle for fantastic views of the city.
  • For a cultural fest, visit museums like the National Museum of Slovenia, Slovenian Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery, and Museum of Modern Art.
  • Go for a relaxing stroll in Tivoli Park.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

18. Salzburg, Austria (SZG)

Salzburg, Austria - Summer Getaway

Visit the exquisitely beautiful and musically gifted city of Salzburg.

Things to do

  • Explore the majestic and historic palace of Schloss Leopoldskron.
  • Take a walk in the Old City and see iconic sites, such as Salzburg’s Golden Fountain, the Old City Gates of Salzburg, and the Grand Public Square of Salzburg.
  • Take a relaxing stroll in the beautiful Schloss Mirabell Gardens.
  • Visit the birthplace of the most famous and influential composer of the classical period, Mozart’s Birth House and museum for a look into his life and career.
  • Check out the annual Salzburg Festival, hosted by the city from July to August.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

19. Santorini, Greece (JTR)

Santorini, Greece (JTR) - romantic destination

Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Santorini and watch the most magical sunsets of your life!

Things to do

  • Visit one of the best places in Santorini to catch the most beautiful sunset at OIA.
  • Stroll along the OIA Castle for a picturesque view of the windmills and whitewashed buildings.
  • Take a boat tour in the crystal-clear waters and go for a swim or snorkelling.
  • Walk out to Skaros Rock and see the ruins of the old fortresses.
  • Hike from FIRA to OIA for amazing views and explore the local villages along the way.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

20. Batumi, Georgia (BUS)

Batumi, Georgia - Summer Getaway

Bordered by the Black Sea, Batumi is an exotic holiday destination, offering you a mix of Belle Epoque-era and contemporary hotels!

Things to do

  • Visit the fascinating Batumi Archaeological Museum.
  • Don’t miss the beautiful Batumi Cathedral of the Mother of God.
  • Stroll through the Europe Square and ride up the Argo Cable Car for breathtaking views.
  • Visit the Dolphinarium and fall in love with the playful dolphins.
  • Explore the Batumi Botanical Gardens and connect with nature.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

21. Bodrum, Turkey (BJV)

Bodrum, Turkey - Summer Getaway

Bodrum is home to some of the most stunning beaches and greenery in the world!

Things to do

  • View the gorgeous Bodrum Castle from the twin bays of Bodrum Peninsula.
  • Explore the famous and iconic Castle of St. Peter.
  • Visit the fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
  • See the scant remains of one of the ancient seven wonders at The Mausoleum of Mausolus.
  • Stroll the streets of Gumusluk and have the best seafood in Bodrum.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

22. Pisa, Italy (PSA)

Pisa, Italy - Summer Getaway

Pisa is the perfect summer destination for clicking fun pictures and enjoying delicious food!

Things to do

  • Take the classic picture of you trying to hold or push the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
  • Admire the stunning architecture of Duomo di Pisa (Piza Cathedral) built in the 11th century.
  • Take a tour of the Museo di San Matteo, the famous art and history museum of Pisa, housed inside a 13th-century Benedictine convent.
  • Visit Piazza dei Miracoli, which is considered the world’s most beautiful urban space.
  • Check out the centre of medieval Pisa, Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knight’s Square), which was once the headquarters for the Knights of St. Stephen.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

23. Izmir, Turkey (ADB)

Izmir, Turkey - Summer Getaways 2022

Experience the spirit of Turkey in Izmir!

Things to do

  • Visit ancient monuments in the city centre at Izmir Agora and check out the ruins of primaeval Roman and Greek marketplaces.
  • Explore the ancient Roman city of Ephesus, which is the most famous landmark in Izmir.
  • Walk around Pergamon Acropolis, a 2nd century BC monument situated high on a hilltop.
  • Savour Turkish coffee and feast on delicious Turkish food at the many cafés and restaurants in the marketplace.
  • Don’t miss the Hierapolis-Pamukkale, a Greek-Roman spa town and have a bath in the hot mineral pools as the Romans did.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

24. Naples, Italy (NAP)

Naples, Italy - Summer Getaway

If you are a pizza lover, Naples has to be on your summer holiday bucket list!

Things to do

  • For the best margherita pizza go to L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele made famous by Julia Roberts in her movie 'Eat, Pray, Love'.
  • Visit Naploti Sotterranea and stroll through Castle Nuovo and soak in the wonderful history and culture of Naples.
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Naples and check out the world’s best collections of Greek and Roman artefacts.
  • Hike up Mount Vesuvius and look into the volcano’s crater and out across the Bay of Naples.
  • Be awed by the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
  • Wander through the large medieval castle, Castelnuovo, and enjoy some great views over Naples and the coastline.

Visa requirements

  • Visa is not required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents

25. Trabzon, Turkey (TZX)

Trabzon, Turkey - Summer Getaway

A city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, Trabzon is a beautiful and picturesque summer destination!

Things to do

  • Visit the most interesting landmark of the city, Trabzon Castle, and admire its Roman architecture.
  • Visit the Kuştul Monastery and the National Park in the Maçka region.
  • Explore the historical ruins of Sumela Monastery, nestled on the slope of Mount Zigana.
  • See natural beauty and feel alive in nature at tablelands and Uzungol.
  • Try the most popular and unique dish of Trabzon, Muhlama, which is made from melted cheese, cornstarch and butter.

Visa requirements

  • Visa required for the UAE citizens
  • Visa required for the UAE residents
Make your Eid celebrations special this year and book a flight with flydubai to have a fun-filled holiday with your family and friends.

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