10 budget European destinations from Dubai for a fun holiday!

10 budget European destinations from Dubai for a fun holiday!

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sunrise over the Kotor Bay, Montenegro
Sunrise over the Kotor Bay, Montenegro

Europe has always attracted a large amount of tourists from all walks of life because of its plush architectural brilliance and breathtaking landscapes, not to forget the dynamic history the countries have to offer. But traveling to Europe is agreeably heavier on the pockets, hence a vacation from UAE to Europe needs to be planned accordingly by shortlisting some budget holidays in Europe. Also try booking your travel well in advance to get the flight and holiday fares at a much lesser cost.

Beautiful Baltic Sea
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In this blog we have put together a list of five cheap European destinations from the UAE for you, which are cheaper without compromising on your wanderlust.

Also Read: 7 Angry European Cities To Avoid This Summer Due To “Tourismphobia”!

Cheap European Vacations For Budget Travelers

1. Hungary – Land of Natural Hot Springs

If you want a cheap European destination which is a treasure trove of stunning architecture and thermal spas, then Hungary is your calling! Explore the traditional folk culture of this gem of a country and don’t forget to give special attention to the cuisine. With a lot of cheap flights available from Dubai to Budapest, this European beauty should be number 1 on your European travel bucket list. Hungary is also one of the most visited and best countries to visit in Europe during summer.

Beautiful Hungarian Medieval Castle
Beautiful Hungarian Medieval Castle

Popular Cities to Visit : Budapest, Debrecen, Szentendre and Badacsony

Local Currency: Hungarian Forint

Average food budget per day: 55 AED

Suggested daily budget: 128-130 AED           

Accommodation per night: 60-70 AED per person

The famous Chain Bridge of Budapest, Hungary
The famous Chain Bridge of Budapest, Hungary

2. Bulgaria – Best Summer Holiday Destination In Europe

If you are looking for cheap getaways in Europe from Dubai, then Bulgaria is the place to visit with flight fares starting from 900 AED. Bulgaria is known for its soul-stirring landscapes and beguiling blend of nature and history, this city indeed hums of adventure and nightlife.

Even though flights to Bulgaria have long layovers from UAE, but everything about this country is way easier on the pocket.

Black Sea Bay. Bulgaria
Black Sea Bay. Bulgaria

Popular Cities to Visit: Sofia, Plovdiv and Pleven

Local Currency: Bulgarian Lev             

Average food budget per day: 18-20 AED

Suggested daily budget: 70-80 AED

Accommodation per night: 25-30 AED per night

Magnificent view of the Devetaki cave, Bulgaria
Magnificent view of the Devetaki cave, Bulgaria

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3. Ukraine – The Land of Seven Wonders

Ukraine still remains a diverse country in Eastern Europe which hasn’t been explored much, but it is a nation rich in culture, colourful traditions and off the map experiences. This is the place to visit if you are looking to travel around Europe at a low cost and get cheap flights that costs less than 850 AED from Saudi Arabia and Dubai (one way).

Ukraine is one of the best countries to visit in Europe in Summer because the weather is conducive for tourists to explore the popular cities at ease.

Potocki Palace in Lviv, Ukraine
Potocki Palace in Lviv, Ukraine

Popular Cities to Visit: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and Yalta

Local Currency: Ukrainian Hryvnia    

Average food budget per day: 10 – 15 AED

Suggested daily budget: 100 – 110 AED

Accommodation per night: 25-30 AED per night

Tulip festival in Nikita Botanical Garden in Yalta, Ukraine
Tulip festival in Nikita Botanical Garden in Yalta, Ukraine

Ukraine intrigues you? Check out our all inclusive holiday packages exclusively for you

4. Czech Republic – Legacy of Castles, Chateaux & A Turbulent History

This country has endless options for solo travelers and families alike especially if you are looking cheap European tour packages including flight fares from Dubai that are as cheap as 790 – 800 AED (one way) if you book well in advance. The Czech Republic has a long turbulent past which has left a legacy of thousands of castles and chateaux for you to explore while you are there.

river canyon with dark water and autumn colorful forest. Horseshoe bend, Vltava river, Czech republic
River Canyon with dark water and autumn colorful forest. Horseshoe bend, Vltava river, Czech republic

Popular Cities to Visit: Prague, Karlovy Vary and Brno

Local Currency: Czech Koruna

Average food budget per day: 25 – 40 AED

Suggested daily budget: 128 – 130 AED

Accommodation per night: 65 – 70 AED per person

Sunset landscape view to Charles bridge on Vltava river in Prague Czech republic
Sunset landscape view to Charles bridge on Vltava river in Prague Czech republic

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5. Turkey – Fun & Summer Friendly European Destination

A rich historical land with one of the best cuisines that will give your palate a scrumptious experience. Turkey is among the most popular cheap European destination and d finitely one of the places to visit in Europe in Summer for its dynamic landscape, be it beaches, mountains and a surreal beauty and ethereal mix of Eurasian culture.

Due to its close proximity to Dubai and flight fares as cheap as 470 AED, one way to Istanbul from Dubai, Turkey has attracted a lot of leisure as well as budget travelers from UAE.

Dalyan Canal view, Turkey
Dalyan Canal view, Turkey

Popular Cities to Visit : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Antalya

Local Currency: Turkish Lira

Average food budget per day: 25 – 30 AED

Suggested daily budget: 90 – 100 AED

Accommodation per night: 40-50 AED

Hot air balloon flying over spectacular, Cappadocia
Hot air balloon flying over spectacular, Cappadocia

Turkey interests you? Check out the customized holiday packages we have for you

6. Croatia – Budget Friendly European Destination

From the laid back islands of Hvar and Korkula to the spectacular filming locations of the Game of Thrones, Croatia is a great mix of historical cities, beautiful cathedrals, raw and beautiful cities. We would suggest that you visit Croatia during the off – season (May-September) as the heavy discounts make it one of the cheapest European destinations.

Aerial panoramic view at famous european travel destination, Dubrovnik cityscape on Adriatic Coast, Croatia
Aerial panoramic view at famous european travel destination, Dubrovnik cityscape on Adriatic Coast, Croatia

Popular Cities to Visit : Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Istria and Hvar

Local Currency : Croatian Kuna

Average food budget per day : 36-40 AED

Suggested daily budget : 110-120 AED

Accommodation per Night : 60-70 AED

Aerial view of Medulin beach, Istria, Croatia
Aerial view of Medulin beach, Istria, Croatia

If you are a Game of Thrones buff then we are conducting a Game of Thrones Tour in Croatia. Check out our special package here.

7. Slovakia – A City of Myriad Museums

If you are planning a vacation on summer then Slovakia is one of the best places to visit in Europe in Summer.  Often overlooked by tourists who is traveling in Europe, this modest sized cheap European destination is rich in architectural grandeur. Even though Slovakia shares its border with Austria but we is much more affordable.

Sunset light at Slovakia, central Europe
Sunset light at Slovakia, central Europe

Popular Cities to Visit : Bratislava, Košice, Spiš Castle and Banská Štiavnica

Local Currency : Euros

Average food budget per day : 50-55 AED

Suggested daily budget : 140-145 AED

Accommodation per Night : 90 AED

Beautiful spring landscape in Slovakia. Polana region, Hrinova, Europe
Beautiful spring landscape in Slovakia. Polana region, Hrinova, Europe

If Slovakia interests you, we have some holiday packages for you.

8. Malta – A Country of Hidden Gems

This cheap European getaway is a cultural hub of Europe that also boasts of serene beaches. This small archipelago sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and Sicily is sure to give you lip smacking cuisines. If you love good food, fun and adventure within a budget, then Malta must be your next summer holiday destination in Europe.

Read More : Discover Malta – The ‘Sun And Sea’ Holiday Destination

The traditional houses and walls of Valletta, the capital city of Malta on an early summer morning before sunrise
The traditional houses and walls of Valletta, the capital city of Malta on an early summer morning before sunrise

Popular Cities to Visit : Valletta, Sliema and Gozo

Local Currency : Euros

Average food budget per day : 35-40 AED

Suggested daily budget : 180-185 AED

Accommodation per Night : 110 AED

The beautiful Azure Window, a natural arch and famous landmark on the island of Gozo at sunset
The beautiful Azure Window, a natural arch and famous landmark on the island of Gozo at sunset

If you want to discover Malta, then we have some customized packages for you.  

9. Romania – A Country of Unimaginable Treasures

This cheap European Destination is filled with quaint uncharted mountains, wildlife and a heart that pulsates with history and culture. Romania is a cultural gem and a nation with a lot of mesmerizing contrasts charming castles and Saxon fortresses. Plan a trip during the month of May to June as this is one of the best countries to visit in Europe during Summer.

Bran Castle, the Dracula fortress in Transylvania, Romania
Bran Castle, the Dracula fortress in Transylvania, Romania

Popular Cities to Visit : Transylvania, Maramures, The Danube Delta, Prahova Valley and Bucharest

Local Currency : Romanian Leu

Average food budget per day : 50-55 AED

Suggested daily budget : 180-185 AED

Accommodation per Night : 50-55 AED

Aerial view of the Danube river shore in summer, Dobrogea, Romania
Aerial view of the Danube river shore in summer, Dobrogea, Romania

Find out more details about visiting Romania here.

10.Montenegro – The Postcard Country

Even though a prosperous country, Montenegro is one of the cheap getaways in Europe from Dubai. This Balkan country has gorgeous mountains, verdant beaches and towns which look right out of the postcard. Visit Montenegro because it is way cheaper on the pocket than its Mediterranean neighbours. This cheap European destination has an unexplained beauty that startles all those who visit it.

Sveti Stefan Island in Budva, Montenegro
Sveti Stefan Island in Budva, Montenegro

Popular Cities to Visit : Sveti Stefan, Mogren Beach, Kotor, Budva and Herceg Novi

Local Currency : Euros

Average food budget per day : 50-55 AED

Suggested daily budget : 140-150 AED

Accommodation per Night : 50-55 AED

Read More : Montenegro: A Page Out Of A Fairy Tale

Kotor town in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor town in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

If you found Montenegro interesting then we have customized holiday packages for you!

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