10 Cheap Travel Destinations from Dubai

10 Cheap Travel Destinations from Dubai

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Dubai is an international traveller’s paradise flaunting everything from profound traditions to ultramodern architecture and from pulsating nightlife to natural wonders. If you live in Dubai, you may have seen most of this emirate and city! So go beyond the familiar and plan a vacation outside the UAE. Unlike the commonly held notion, travelling abroad need not burn a hole in your pocket. Here’s our list of cheap travel destinations from Dubai that will suit your budget and let you explore new lands.

Nepal

Patan - An ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal
Patan – An ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal

Nepal is regarded by numerous travel websites as one of the world’s most budget-friendly destination, thanks to its affordable hotels, food, drinks and public transport. A delectable meal in an inexpensive restaurant costs 7.03 AED and one-way ticket in a local transport is 0.70 AED only. Adventure-buffs can trek independently which proves affordable.

Georgia

King Irakli II monument in Georgia
King Irakli II monument in Georgia

Georgia, one of the cheap travel destinations from Dubai, is a lovely nation bringing to you charming towns, delicious cuisine and astounding historical landmarks. Accommodation is economical according to global standards, proving this nation to be a cheap international travel destination to visit for globetrotters. Its capital Tbilisi features plentiful local markets offering attractive products at dirt cheap rates. Georgia is already gaining high visibility among international travellers. Visit it before it gets too crowded!

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Egypt

The Pyramids of Egypt
The Pyramids of Egypt

Egypt, one of the cheap travel destinations from Dubai, takes you back in time with its Great Sphinx, Luxor Temple, Pyramids of Giza and Abu Simbel. Its friendly people, lip-smacking food and bustling marketplaces will undoubtedly win your heart. Carry some cash for payment in shops and stores. Egypt relies heavily on them. This country is only 4 hours away from Dubai and the flight prices are the best during festive offers.

India

India's Taj Mahal - One of the New Seven Wonders of the World
India’s Taj Mahal – One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Accommodation, public transport and food of India won’t be hard on your pocket! Per day expenditure can be as low as 55 AED! Go for an Indian ‘thali’ comprising of several mouth-watering dishes with sweets is served together in a large plate. A trip to India is incomplete if you don’t explore ‘One of the New Seven Wonders of the World’ – the Taj Mahal. Keep in mind that this architectural marvel is closed on every Friday. Frame your travel plans accordingly.

Morocco

A colorful sight in Chefchaouen, Morcco
A colorful sight in Chefchaouen, Morcco

Morocco is home to visually-stunning, multi-coloured souqs and villages. The plethora of hotspots and activities keep individuals entertained. Unbelievable as it may sound, Morocco turns out to be a humbly-priced place for all. Example: A meal in an expensive restaurant costs 12 AED only, and one-way ticket in a local transport amounts to 1.60 AED only.

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Azerbaijan

Baku- The capital city of Azerbaijan
Baku- The capital city of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, often terming itself as ‘The Land of Fire’, is world-renowned for having nine of the planet’s eleven ecological zones. Furthermore, it provides the perfect blend of age-old traditions and modern development. Azerbaijan is an already popular tourist destination among the natives of Dubai. The two key reasons are: Firstly, Azerbaijan has a large Muslim population. This means searching for halal food or a mosque to pray isn’t a concern. Secondly, the prices prove reasonable. You can clearly see the difference here.

Dominican Republic

A spectacular beach in Dominican Republic
A spectacular beach in Dominican Republic

In Dominican Republic, an amount of 185 AED can cover accommodation, travel and food. What’s the trick? Live like a local! Book a humble room and have scrumptious food in small eateries. A one-way, local transport ticket costs 1.85 AED only. Opt for an all-inclusive holiday package for saving the most on your travel.

Vanuatu

A sunset view of Port Vila Harbour Vanuatu
A sunset view of Port Vila Harbour Vanuatu

A South Pacific Ocean nation consisting of 80 islands, Vanuatu is a beauty to be discovered by countless tourists. It flaunts tranquil beaches, age-old culture and first-class diving opportunities. Vanuatu is an inexpensive travel destination. A one-way ticket on a local transport comes up to 5 AED, and a delightful meal in a cheap restaurant amounts to 34 AED only.

Sri Lanka

The Golden Temple in Dambulla, Sri Lanka
The Golden Temple in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Often called as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka displays jaw-dropping mountains, magnificent waterfalls, spectacular tea plantations and sparling sands. This is the paradise for nature-lovers! To be kind to your pocket, eat where the Sri Lankans eat, depend on the inter-city trains and explore the off-beat attractions.

Laos

Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang Laos
Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang Laos

Laos, a Southeast Asian country and one of the cheap travel destinations from Dubai, is a tourist-friendly destination featuring charming cities and towns like Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng. It’s low priced too! For example, a tasty meal in an inexpensive restaurant costs approximately 9 AED. One-way, local transport costs 1.99 AED. Laos is a must-visit for budget travellers.

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