With Eid Al Adha approaching, Jordanians will be planning their next destination for the long weekend. Come to think of it, a quick weekend getaway is just what the doctor ordered.
If there’s a perfect time to stop procrastinating and start crossing destinations off your bucket list, it’s now! Now’s the time to plan for your next adventure if you’ve been longing to take some quick time off and celebrate Eid in style.
No matter how near or far you think you’re expanding your horizons, there’s different things to do and new people to meet. So, seek out your next adventure and venture off for a path of self-discovery along the way.
1. Georgia - Tbilisi
Flight duration: 2 hours
A truly surprising destination, Tbilisi the capital city of Georgia is a beautiful and charming city taking you back in time but also enchanting you with the present moment. Rich in history with distinctive and stunning architecture beaming across the country, Georgia will have you captivated in awe from the very beginning. Enjoy a stroll in Tbilisi old town surrounded by breathtaking mountains, old soviet style luxury, and wooden houses that will make you feel like you’ve traveled a thousand miles away from home. Make sure you visit Batumi beach that stretches between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea surrounded with unique houses and a stunning calm beach welcoming you to the vibrant Georgian beach life. So, take a trip and cross of Georgia off your bucket list. You won’t regret it.
Flight duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
The most unusual yet adventurous country in the Middle East, Oman has certainly caught the eye of regular travelers – much to their jaw-dropping revelation. Dubbed for its laid back but majestic atmosphere, Oman will take you from a relaxing day at the beach to a hard-core rock climbing stint where you find yourself amidst a striking panoramic view of the Arabian Peninsula. If you feel like taking it up a notch and you possess a love for extreme sports, go ahead and try the rising popular activities of kite surfing and wind surfing. Not to fret if you’re a beginner as you’ll have instructors teaching you on first hand basis before you get yourself into the fascinating vivid waters. Another hair-raising experience is adventure trekking in Oman, where you’ll witness the myriad pathways leading you to the country’s unspoiled nature of spectacular and beautiful scenery. A certain way to relax after this adrenaline pumping adventures is to delight yourself with a hammam treatment. Oman certainly brings a positive paradoxical experience to all its visitors.
Flight duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
With fantastic sandy beaches and excellent food, it is no wonder Cyprus has been able to stay at the top of traveler lists as the island to visit in the Mediterranean Sea. There’s plenty for families and groups of friends alike from Cyprus Museum and Greek ruins in Nicosia to the vivid blue beaches of Ayia Napa and Larnaca. Venture out of your comfort zone and enjoy the Cypriot culture influenced from its Greek and Turkish neighbors that have predominantly made the island a sophisticated, inviting, and rich environment.
4. Sharm El Sheikh – Egypt
Flight duration: 1 hour
Here is a city that literally boasts everything to all its visitors from all walks of life. Known for its crystal blue and turquoise beaches, you can choose to relax or opt for some action-packed water sports where guaranteed you’ll experience the best the vibrant experience the underwater world has to offer. Not to mention there are countless excursions for both the young and old, with the likes of quad biking through the dessert and camel rides to name a few. As the sun sets and the weather cools down, head on over to Soho square for some entertainment, restaurants, and various nightlife activities.
Flight duration: 2 hours 23 minutes
Food, history, stunning architecture, natural wonders and not to mention the people. Everything and everyone in Turkey is as inviting as the country itself. With the capital city of Istanbul gaining major attention to all its past glories and Antalya, Marmaris, Cappadocia, and Pamukkaleh each attracting a crowd of their own, is it no surprise Turkey has made it to this list of destinations to travel to. Each island is a culture and environment of its own providing the most fascinating and entertaining activities. You can choose to go for an adventurous getaway in Marmaris to witnessing the marvelous thermal waters in Pamukkaleh or have a relaxing retreat in Marmaris to ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia. The world is your oyster, and this couldn’t be more true than in Turkey.
So, get out there and enjoy your Eid weekend getaway!