Eid al-Adha, translated as ‘festival of sacrifice’, is celebrated every year around the world on the 10th day of the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, Dhu’l Hijjah, and symbolizes the willingness of prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as a sign of devotion to Allah. As Eid al-Adha, one of the two biggest festivals of the Muslim calendar, is set to fall on 1st September 2017, and will continue for three to four days along accompanied with plenty of festivity, tourists are going to be in a delightful frenzy to book holiday packages to ring in this blissful occasions with their families!
Here’s the good news – Holidayme experts have picked out some amazing VISA-FREE European destinations for UAE nationals! Check out these destinations and add more delight to your Eid al-Adha 2017 celebrations!
Why visit Montenegro: One of Europe’s most spectacular seaside countries, this Adriatic nation is home to pristine lakes, breathtaking beaches, gorgeous mountains, and endless natural beauties. Tourism in Montenegro is rapidly growing, with the country finding itself in almost everyone’s places to visit bucket list! September, the Eid al-Adha festive time of 2017, is the best time to visit Montenegro, when the weather is pleasantly warm and it’s not as touristy as compared to the months of July to August.
Top attractions of Montenegro: Podgorica, Kotor, Budva, Cetinje, Njegos Mausoleum, Sveti Stefan Beach, the highest peak of Prokletije mountain range, Zla Kolata, the small town of Stari Bar, and more.
Flight duration from Dubai: Approx. 05 hours and 15 minutes.
Package price starting from: AED 4,899 with flights.
Why visit France: Sure, you know about Eiffel Tower, one of the most recognizable landmarks on the planet and the Louvre, one of the world’s largest and most visited museums! But, France has much more on its platter to offer – stunning landscapes, amazing sea costs, art-nouveau architecture, spectacular public squares, rich culture, and lip-smacking French cuisine are just few of them to motivate you to visit this charming country.
Top attractions of France: Paris, the global centre of art, fashion, culture and gastronomy, Nice, Avignon, Bordeaux, Cannes, Marcelle, Lille, Lyon, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, The Three Chronicle of Nice, Jardin du Luxembourg, and more.
Flight duration from Dubai: Approx. 07 hours and 25 minutes.
Package price starting from: AED 1,529 (without flights).
Why visit Switzerland: Are you an adventure seeker? Do you fancy hiking in a breath-taking mountainous country? The heart of Europe, Switzerland, is ideal for you to live up your fantasies of adventure and hiking. Besides, Switzerland also attracts millions of romantic couples where they spend their quality time together and come back home with lots of sweet memories.
Top attractions of Switzerland: Matterhorn mountain of the Alps, hiking in the Swiss National Park, skiing at Aletsch Glacier, Lake Geneva, taking a ride in The Glacier Express, Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, Lakeside Lucerne, Zurich, etc.
Flight duration from Dubai: Approx. 06 hours 30 minutes.
Package price starting from: AED 1,709 (without flights).
Do you love visiting historical monuments and admiring wonderful art, architecture, and museums? Does a bite of pizza, pasta, and pastry excite you? If yes, head to Italy this Eid al-Adha to take a walk through the Colosseum and Roman Forum where the likes of Romulus, Julius Caesar, and Nero will take you back to the ancient periods. While exploring Italy, that has more UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites than any other country on earth and every bite of the world’s finest cuisines like tagliatelle al ragù (Italian pasta) and cannoli (Italian pastry), can literally make you feel like a revelation.
Top attractions of Italy: the capital city of Rome, along with the Vatican City, which is an amazing destination in itself; Venice, Amalfi coast, Florence, Milan, Lake Como, Sardinia Shores, and more.
Flight duration from Dubai: Approx. 05 hours and 50 minutes.
Package price starting from: AED 3,899 with flights
Why visit Hungary: Known for its magnificent architecture and rich history, Hungary also offers a rich culinary tradition with its classic confectionaries, chocolates, cakes and cuisines. Western Hungary is beautifully nestled along Lake Balaton, which is one of the most popular European summer destinations. While you’re there, enjoy a classic thermal and open-air bath as you soak in the warm sunshine, making your Eid al-Adha vacation memorable for a lifetime.
Top attractions of Hungary: Castle hill – Budapest’s most spectacular and most visited place, the Hungarian Jewish museum and archives, Lake Balaton, Vaci street, and more.
Flight duration from Dubai: Approx. 06 hours and 15 minutes
Package price starting from: AED 1339 (without flights).
(Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change)