14 Trips You Need To Take With Your BFFs

Pack your bags, it’s time for an adventure
14 Trips You Need To Take With Your BFFs
By Nimra Adil -

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