If you live in Dubai, you’re lucky enough to be in a city with an airport that serves more than 50 million passengers a year. In 2014, the Dubai International Airport was named the seventh-busiest airport in the world. A year later, it surpassed its previous record by becoming the top busiest airport in the world with a passenger count exceeding 78 million.

For the frequent flyer, the recent inclusion of China Southern from Wuhan, Air Canada from Toronto, and Eurowings from Amsterdam adds to the advantage of choosing Dubai as a main hub as it now covers more areas worldwide. The city is also a few hours away from top tourist destinations that you can fly to in less than six hours if you’re looking to spend a week or more outside the bustling metropolis. They are:


Seychelles is the ultimate vacation place for those who want to relax and unwind. Only less than five hours away from Dubai via Emirates, this Indian Ocean archipelago is famous for its white beaches, turquoise waters, and nature reserves. While at Mahe Island, you can visit Anse Major where you can hike along its beautiful nature trail until you reach a secluded beach to snorkel. For a more intimate experience, you can take a boat ride or a helicopter ride from Mahe to Felicite Island and indulge in a castaway experience with majestic views of granite boulders and the sparkling ocean.

Sri Lanka

If you’re seeking adventure, head to Sri Lanka via flydubai and visit the iconic temples and landmarks, hit the waves in one of its vibrant beaches, and marvel at the vistas of tea plantations that adorn the hill country. Sri Lanka has everything for the curious wayfarer who doesn’t mind climbing the 1,200 steps of the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya or eating spicy samosas in the sweltering weather of the capital Colombo.


Europe is not too far away and those who want to fly to one of its oldest cities is in for a treat as it only takes five hours to experience the wonders of the ancient world of Athens, Greece from Dubai. The Grecian capital is more than just a dream place for those who enjoy learning about history and architecture. Athens is also a destination for food lovers as it offers the best of Mediterranean cuisine from the delectable Taramasalata to the world-famous tasty baklava.


Finally, there’s Nepal where a direct flight to the capital of Kathmandu only takes 4 hours and 20 minutes from Dubai. Those who want an inward, soulful journey should fly to this destination of enchanting temples, sacred shrines, and tranquil retreats. The main stop is Mount Everest for the seasoned hiker, but beginners can still enjoy the scenic trails that end at the Everest Base Camp. Yoga practitioners, on the other hand, can fly to Pokhara or the City of Paradise to experience the ultimate high evoked by the city’s serene lakes and lush valleys.


To access the best destinations in the world, move to Dubai today and contact For Est Real Estate to purchase a property. The knowledgeable agents of For Est will be happy to assist you in purchasing a Dubai real estate property that will cater to your needs.