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For a Quick Eid Break, These 6 Destinations are Just a Short Plane Ride Away
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by Savoir Flair 7-minute read May 30, 2024

Last-minute Eid getaway? Just hop on a plane and go.

Eid Al-Adha is just around the corner, and this year, we only have a few days off. Even with the weekends added in, you get up to five days at most, making it a challenge to plan a far-flung getaway. While a staycation at one of the many beautiful hotels in the UAE is always an option, why not take advantage of this limited break to explore nearby destinations? Imagine, in just a few hours, you could be unwinding on serene beaches, indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, meditating in tranquil gardens, exploring lush green landscapes, and reconnecting with nature in ways that leave you refreshed and recharged. 

Here are some incredible travel destinations that are a quick flight from Dubai — perfect for making the most of your short holiday.

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Oman

Flight Time: 1h 50m

What to Do:
A little closer to home, Oman is overflowing with beautiful landscapes, wadis, and something we have been yearning for: silence. It is the best time of year to visit our peaceful neighboring country — the wadis are full from the winter rains, and springtime flowers are blooming all over the country and in the mountains. You could even skip the plane and make it a road trip so you have the chance to stay in Muscat and enjoy all of the Omani capital's beauty and culture before making your way down to our favorite green corner of the country: Salalah.

Where to Stay:
Just outside of Salalah, sits one of our new favorite hidden gems, Alila Hinu Bay. The beautiful resort boasts every modern comfort you could possibly need, plus something that is truly hard to find: a space to unplug, relax, and recharge. Go exploring, make friends with some wild camels on the beach, or just sit and watch the sea by day and the stars by night from your private pool. It's the perfect place to escape; it doesn't take long to get there, but when you're there, it's like stepping into another world.

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Georgia

Flight Time: 3h 20m

What to Do:
This quaint little Caucasus country at the intersection of East and West only takes three and a half hours to reach. Everywhere you go in Georgia, you are surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty. There are lush mountain retreats, secret caves, and beautiful beaches overlooking the magnificent Black Sea. Its cities are as vibrant as the country retreats are peaceful, and lucky for us, tourists tend to overlook this little gem of Eurasia.

Where to Stay:
For a serene experience, consider staying in one of the charming mountain retreats that offer breathtaking views and tranquil environments. Many of these retreats provide unique experiences, from exploring hidden caves to relaxing in green valleys. The combination of natural beauty and cultural richness makes Georgia a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences. Check out Savoir Flair’s list of the best hotels and resorts in Georgia for a curated selection of top accommodations.

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Maldives

Flight Time: 4h 10m

What to Do:
There is a very good reason why everyone is flying to the Maldives every chance they get. The weather is perfect year-round, the water is unbelievably gorgeous, and it is private, secluded, and safe. The Maldives offers everything from pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs to luxury spa treatments and watersports. For those seeking well-being and rejuvenation, the Maldives provides numerous wellness retreats and holistic experiences designed to refresh and revitalize.

Where to Stay:
With 150 resorts (and counting) spread out across the Indian Ocean, it may be difficult to choose which one is right for you, but we have you covered. Book a stay at JOALI BEING on Bodufushi Island in Raa Atoll, where you’ll rediscover a natural state of health and happiness through inventive and inspiring spaces designed for contemplation, exploration, and rejuvenation. Envisioned as a well-being island, JOALI BEING is centered around the concept of “weightlessness” — a feeling of freedom, lightness, and joy. The resort offers a range of well-being programs tailored to rebalance the Four Pillars of Wellbeing through personalized assessments and therapies. JOALI BEING promises a journey of reflection, movement, and growth, making it the perfect destination for a holistic escape.

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Sri Lanka

Travel Time: 4h 25m

What to Do:
Sri Lanka offers a wealth of activities that cater to all types of travelers. For surf enthusiasts, Hiriketiya Beach is a must-visit. Hiriketiya is renowned for its consistent waves, making it an ideal spot for both beginners and seasoned surfers. Alternatively, you can head to Weligama, another surfing hotspot known for its sandy-bottomed bay and surf schools. For those who prefer land adventures, hiking in Ella is a perfect option. The picturesque trails, such as the one leading to Ella Rock or Little Adam's Peak, offer breathtaking views of lush tea plantations and cascading waterfalls. Additionally, exploring the nearby Yala National Park provides an unforgettable wildlife experience, where you can spot leopards, elephants, and a variety of bird species.

Where to Stay:
For an unparalleled stay in Sri Lanka, Kayaam House in Tangalle is the perfect choice. This boutique hotel combines modern luxury with traditional Sri Lankan charm, ensuring an authentic and comfortable retreat. Each room is a haven of tranquility, offering expansive views of the Indian Ocean and the soothing sound of powerful waves. Kayaam House excels in wellness, featuring daily yoga sessions and personalized wellness programs designed to rejuvenate your mind and body. The hotel's secluded location and raw, wild beach provide a serene backdrop for relaxation. With its close proximity to surfing spots like Hiriketiya and its emphasis on holistic well-being, Kayaam House is a sanctuary that immerses you in the natural beauty and cultural richness of Sri Lanka.

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Türkiye

Flight Time: 4h 40m

What to Do:
If Türkiye has been on your bucket list and you have yet to visit, consider this your sign to go. We can already imagine ourselves soaking up the sun, sand, and sea on the Aegean coast. Bodrum, with its vibrant atmosphere, rich history, and stunning coastal beauty, is a must-visit destination. Explore the lively Bodrum town, steeped in culture, or visit the UNESCO-protected Ephesus, an ancient city with remarkable ruins. For those seeking adventure, the Aegean coast offers various watersports, from sailing to snorkeling. Türkiye's stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage provide endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation.

Where to Stay:
Stay at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum for an exquisite experience. This secluded haven offers private beach access, luxurious suites with stunning views, and world-class spa treatments that promise ultimate relaxation. The hotel can arrange excursions to Ephesus, or you can enjoy various watersports within the resort. Whether you prefer the privacy of your own suite or the thrill of exploring, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum caters to all your desires for a perfect getaway. Our bags are already packed.

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Greece

Flight Time: 5h 25m

What to Do:
Greece has much to offer, from its ancient ruins and vibrant cities to its beautiful islands. Among these, Corfu stands out as a hidden gem worth visiting. The island offers a mix of rich cultural influences and stunning landscapes. Enjoy activities like sleep therapy, SUP pilates, sunrise yoga, and massages to the sound of crashing waves. Explore Corfu's historic sites, charming villages, and crystal-clear waters, making every moment truly magical. Whether you are visiting ancient ruins, indulging in local cuisine, or simply soaking up the sun on a beautiful beach, Corfu provides a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility.

Where to Stay:

Stay at Ultima Corfu, which offers two heated infinity pools on different levels, a waterfall, a spa, a mosaic-tiled hammam, and a jacuzzi. The villa’s six suites, each with private dressing rooms and breathtaking sea views, provide utter seclusion for up to 12 guests. Arrive by boat to the private dock and immerse yourself in the island’s natural beauty. With 180-degree views of the Greek and Albanian coasts, Ultima Corfu is paradise redefined.

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