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Three last-minute destinations to visit this Eid

If you haven’t booked your Eid getaway yet, you might struggle to find good tickets and hotel rates to the usual favourite destinations. Instead, you may fare better with these relatively new, unique destinations.


And the cherry on top is that you will have a new story to tell!



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You can be in Romania in slightly less than four hours. The Central European country is known for its natural landscapes, such as the legendary forested region of Transylvania, the Danube river – which is the second largest in Europe, the Carpathian mountains and the Black Sea.


It also boasts a variety of historic medieval towns, churches and castles, some of which have been ranked as UNESCO World Heritage sites. These include the Churches of Moldavia, Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains, the Historic Centre of Sighișoara, the Monastery of Horezu and the Wooden Churches of Maramureș, among others.


Romania is an interesting destination for active travellers, who can pursue trekking and climbing and also try bathing in the natural thermal spas there.


The most visited cities in the country are usually Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara Iasi and Constanta.



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Another destination in Central Euorpe, Croatia is a just roughly five hours by plane from the GCC region. Nautical tourism and cultural tourism are quite popular in Croatia, with many marinas and thousands of berths lining its medieval coastal cities.


Throughout the summer, Croatia hosts a number of successful festivals and concerts that make brighten up the nightlife in Zagreb, the capital.


Tourism in Croatia is focused in six different regions: the west coast of the peninsula of Stria, which features a number of historical towns dating back to Roman times; Kvarner and HIghlands, which enjoys beautiful scenery, including mountains that overlook large islands in the sea, and are home to the oldest tourist resort in Croatia; Dalmatia, which includes the regions of Zadar, Šibenik and Split, catering to yaching and leisure travellers; Central Croatia, representing the best preserved and richest urban complex; Slovania, known for its spas; and Zagreb, which promises to mesmerise with its unique feel.



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A trip to Vietnam takes approximately seven hours and is definitely worth it. The South Asian country lies on the South China Sea and is known for its beaches, rivers and bustling cities.


It has numerous iconic destinations travellers should check off their lists when visiting, from its 31 national parks, world heritage sites, eight zones that are world biosphere reserves, 21 tourist areas and rich military history.