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Top five short-haul vacations this Eid


Need a quick getaway this Eid? Kippreport picks its top five countries that are all less than five hours away from Dubai. Better get packing, fast.

July 20, 2014 1:11 by


Travel time: 4 hours 40 minutes to Mahé

What to see: The Seychelles will blow you away. Top attractions include: Bird island, the Botanical Garden in Mahé, but best of all, just island hop! The best thing about the Seychelles is that you can just hop on over to another island where there will always be stunning views and breathtaking beaches.



Travel time: 4 hours 15 minutes to Malé

What to see: The Maldives is a must-do at some point in your life. While you are there, you have to see the stunning Grand Friday Mosque in Malé, the beautiful beaches of Alimatha Island and the community life of the Maldives Fish Market.



Travel time: 4 hours 35 minutes to Istanbul

What to see: Turkey has the opportunity to tickle the fancy of numerous different types of travellers. When in Turkey, make sure to visit Bodrum’s stunning beaches and cliff-top resorts, The Ephesus ruins and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.



Travel time: 3 hours 45 minutes to Larnaca

What to see: Cyprus is a hidden treasure. When exploring the beautiful country, make sure to visit the Ancient Greco-Roman ruins of Kourion, the Golden Beach (also known as the Nangomi Bay) for its stunning white sand and peaceful clear water, and of course the historic Kolossi Castle.


Sri Lanka

Travel time: 4 hours 30 minutes to Colombo

What to see: Sri Lanka is known for its perfect beaches and stunning natural habitat. When there, make sure to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Arugam Bay (famous for its perfect surfing waves), and the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa.

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