Live your ultimate vacay dream by taking your best holiday yet with your besties. From lounging poolside to exploring historical sites, everything is a blast with your best girls by your side.
So, grab your squad and explore these amazing destinations!
1. Praslin, Seychelles
Pack your cutest bikini and the perfect beach read for this secluded island.
Best For: Sun and spa
How Much? From Dhs2,800 with Emirates and Air Seychelles, via Mahe
Flight Time: 6h50
2. Ios, Greece
Popularly known as the Ibiza of Greece, this small town gets alive at night. Think partying 'til sunrise.
Best For: Squads that want to party
How Much? From Dhs3,234 with Etihad Airways, via Athens
Flight Time: 7h55
3. Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Coast Islands, Croatia
If you love Game of Thrones, you have to plan a trip here. Venture out to the various islands close by for a day trip – Hvar and Brac are pretty spectacular.
Best For: Beach babes
How Much? From Dhs1,956 with Turkish Airlines, via Istanbul
Flight Time: 10h05
4. Marrakech, Morocco
Stunning Arabian architecture makes Marrakech the best spot to get your squad’s Insta game on fire.
Best For: Insta queens
How Much? From Dhs2,831 with Emirates, via Casablanca
Flight Time: 15h04
5. Oslo, Norway
Norway’s capital is just the right mix of a modern and classic city. Explore its many restaurants and cafes.
Best For: Foodies
How Much? From Dhs1,892 with Pegasus Airlines, via Istanbul
Flight Time: 11h05
6. Salalah, Oman
Take a weekend trip here to escape Dubai’s heat – it's around 15 degrees cooler during the wet summer khareef season. Amazingly, this small city in Oman has rolling green hills during the summertime.
Best For: RnR
How Much? From Dhs890 with Oman Air
Flight Time: 1h45
7. Mount Kenya and Safari, Kenya
If your squad loves nature and wildlife, Kenya is a must with its scenic mountain range and safaris. Just two and a half hours away from Nairobi, you can visit Mount Kenya or even go on a safari, where you'll spot zebras, lions and many more wonderful wild animals. Tip: It's best to stay in groups and avoid going out after dark.
Best For: Nature enthusiasts
How Much? From Dhs937 with Oman Air, via Muscat
Flight Time: 7h25
8. Tbilisi, Georgia
With a quick flight and no time difference, cultural hotspot Tbilisi has become a go-to destination for UAE residents recently, it's totally worth the hype!
Best For: Cool Culture
How Much? From Dhs990 with Air Arabia
Flight Time: 3h20
9. Kathmandu, Nepal
This is a trip for an outdoorsy squad! Go paragliding, hike through one of the mountain ranges or visit one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites here.
Best For: Those who love a packed itinerary
How Much? From Dhs1,220 with Fly Dubai
Flight Time: 4h20
10. Faraya and Beirut, Lebanon
Land in Beirut and travel an hour to Faraya, where you can ski if you plan a trip later in the year. It's known for having some of the best skiing in the Middle East, and the best part is you can even hit the slopes and go swimming in one day towards the end of the season.
Best For: A group that wants to balance fun on the slopes with the après action!
How Much? From Dhs1,360 with Fly Dubai
Flight Time: 4h10
11. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok has a bit of everything! Go on a shopping spree with the insanely affordable prices, have crazy nights out, visit one of the many beautiful Buddhists temples or even venture to one of the idyllic islands nearby for a weekend in paradise – Koh Samet is one of the closest.
Best For: Shopaholics and fast-paced city lovers
How Much? From Dhs1,470 with Oman Air, via Muscat, or Dhs2,033 with Etihad Airways, direct from Abu Dhabi
Flight Time: 9h50 or 6h40
12. Yerevan, Armenia
A city with a long and interesting history is well worth the visit. Plus, the spectacular views of Mount Ararat are an added bonus.
Best For: History buffs
How Much? From Dhs949 with Fly Dubai
Flight Time: 3h10
13. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
With an interesting past, this is a must-visit for history buffs, who will make a bee-line for the many museums. It’s perfect for those looking to visit a wild Asian city, while admiring the French colonial architecture. Foodies will be in their element with the sensational street food and amazing restaurants.
Best For: History buffs
How Much? From Dhs2,282 with Emirates
Flight Time: 7h30
14. Kandy & Colombo, Sri Lanka
Tea plantations and luscious greenery awaits you in Sri Lanka. Explore Colombo – the major city and then make your way to Kandy via the most scenic train journey.
Best For: Eager Explorers
How Much? From Dhs1,008 with Air Arabia
Flight Time: 4h30
Note: All of these destinations are fairly safe for women, however you should always travel with caution wherever you go. Prices based on Skyscanner.com, to travel in July or August 2017