5 City Breaks You Can Do Over A Long Weekend

Last minute holidays and short trips from Dubai are a must while living in the UAE. This travel hub makes it easy to jump on a plane for a quick weekend getaway and there are so many must-visit cities that are just a short flight away. Pack your bag and hop on a plane for a city break in one of these cool places…

1. Istanbul – Turkey

Straddling two continents, this old city reflects the many empires that once ruled the land. Last minute holidays from Dubai don’t get much better than a quick trip to this city!

Distance from Dubai: 4 Hours 50 minutes by air

Fusing together Islamic and Christian influence, the Hagia Sophia is must-visit architectural wonder!

2. Athens – Greece

Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is the birthplace of democracy, the Olympics, and many other world-firsts! Hop on a direct flight for your next weekend getaway.

Distance from Dubai: 5 Hours 20 minutes by air

insydo tip: Hike Mount Lycabettus for a fantastic dinner with views

3. Baku – Azerbaijan

Located 92 feet below sea level, Baku is the largest city on the Caspian Sea. A Unesco-listed Old City sits at the heart with modern masterpieces dotted all around it! When it comes to short trips from Dubai, the flight time to Baku is super short and sweet. Oh, and there’s no time difference!

Distance from Dubai: 2 Hours 55 Minutes by air

insydo tip: Check out Nizami Street in Downtown for your shopping spree!

4. Beirut – Lebanon

Fashionable, friendly and full of foodie hideaways, this city is a must while living in the Middle East. It’s one of the oldest city’s in the world!

Distance from Dubai: 3 Hours 50 Minutes by air

insydo tip: Beirut’s parties are legendary. Check out B018 for an unforgettable experience!

5. Tbilisi – Georgia

Old fortresses, clock towers, cable cars and a fairground at the end of a funicular ride… what else do you need for a weekend getaway?! When you’re next planning last minute holidays with friends, think of taking a few days to see the whole of Georgia; there’s ski resorts, castles, caves, vineyards and more. You’ll love it!

Distance from Dubai: 3 Hours 30 Minutes by air

insydo tip: ‘Old town’ is a MUST visit for all travellers. Visit Tbilisi’s famous underground sulphur baths!