New FlyDubai Routes: Book These Airline Tickets in 2018!

“Direct flights from Dubai” and “cheap airline tickets”. Two phrases that every Dubai travel addict loves to hear, especially if they’re in the same sentence! With Dubai residents wanting to travel further faster and without spending the big money, it seems that low-cost carrier FlyDubai is committed to letting us tick off our travel bucket list one country at a time! Here are 5 direct flights from Dubai that are launching this year…

Dubai to… Helsinki

Helsinki streets lit up at night
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At Dubai’s Arabian Travel Market, FlyDubai just announced it would be adding Finland to the ever-growing list of new destinations for 2018. You can fly direct to Helsinki, a city that’s easily accessible on foot. The seaside city is jam-packed with nature and bursting with bars and restaurants; there are also many islands off the coast that are perfect for beach days and camping trips. Ever wanted to see the Northern Lights?! Why not plan a wintery, Christmas trip to Finnish Lapland for a once-in-a-lifetime experience?!

Flights will launch: October 2018… but it’ll be worth the wait!

Flight time: 6 hours 30 mins

Dubai to… Dubrovnik

View of Dubrovnik coastline and castles

‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’: this medieval walled city in Croatia has an Old Town that city explorers will love. With late-Renaissance houses, baroque buildings, monasteries and a palace, a direct flight to Dubrovnik is definitely a photographer’s dream. Game of Thrones fan? Then you probably already know that you can do a GoT tour to see where some of the most iconic scenes were filmed, including Cersei’s “walk of shame” through King’s Landing at the Jesuit Staircase in the Old Town.

Flights will launch: April 2018

Flight time: 5 hours 30 mins

Dubai to… Kinshasa

Endangered apes at Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary.

Sprawled along the Congo River, Kinshasa is a gateway to experience some of Africa’s natural wonders. Kinshasa is the largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and it is bustling with life. While there, you can visit the Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary – the world’s only bonobo rehabilitation centre for endangered apes. You can cruise along the Congo River at sunset, admire the thundering Livingstone Falls or discover Mount Mangengenge’s views. This is one trip the seasoned traveller will want to add to their Dubai travel list.

Flights will launch: April 2018

Flight time: 9 hours 25 mins

Dubai to… Kutaisi

If Georgia‘s capital Tbilisi was one of 2017’s travel highlights, then Kutaisi is the new ‘in’ destination for a quick break in 2018. Built around the Rioni River, the city is now experiencing a new lease of life after the post-Soviet decline. With nearby UNESCO world heritage sites, such as the Motsameta Monastery, and a historical city to explore, Kutaisi is great for the Dubai resident who likes to experience a bit of history that is off the typical tourist path.

Flights will launch: June 2018

Flight time: 3 hours 30 mins

Dubai to… Catania

Catania coast and mountain view in Italy

With FlyDubai starting up direct flights to Catania, there’s no reason for you not to explore Italy for a few days this year. The coastal city is home to Sicily’s fascinating La Pescheria fish market and the Catania’s opera at Teatro Massimo Bellini. Overflowing with energy, Catania is hopping with low-key bars and authentic foodie experiences. This is definitely a way in for the food-loving traveller!

Flights will launch: June 2018

Flight time: 6 hours 5 mins

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