SMILE, YOU ARE IN MADRID

SMILE, YOU ARE IN MADRID

From Madrid to Heaven!
It is one of the most popular sayings about the city.

Madrid, Spain’s central capital is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks. The sky of Madrid has an intense blue colour that makes it characteristic. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters.

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It is a city with an attractive blend of tradition and modernity. Not only that, Madrid has been a source of inspiration for numerous generations of writers, which is why it’s always a favorite location for so many novels, stories, plays and movies.

Currency: EURO

Climate: No matter what time of the year you choose to come, Madrid is gorgeous.

TRAVEL VISA: Schengen Visa, apply ahead of time. Processing will take minimum 14 working days.

Flights from UAE: Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air Europa

When in MADRID, do not forget to visit these amazing spots.

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Be Home at PALACIO REAL DE MADRID

The Royal Palace will take us on a history journey of Spain. Though, this is no longer a royal family’s home until this time, it was once a home to the Kings of Spain from the time of King Charles III to King Alfonso XIII. It has 3000 rooms, a staircase of over 70 steps, Royal Armory which houses weapons and armour worn by the kings of Spain, a painting gallery, the Royal Kitchen dubbed as the oldest well- preserved kitchen, and the epic to see changing the guard ceremony.

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SOL-GRAN VIA – the busiest point of Madrid.

This is an adjoining streets – Puerta del Sol & Grand Via – is considered to be the busiest and center of Madrid’s tourist recreational life, the kilometer zero mark for all tourists and locals alike, the main point for New Year celebration, and easy access to theater and movie houses, department stores and exclusive shops. It’s here that you can listen to the heartbeats of the Spanish capital.

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Witness THE FLAMENCO SHOW

You need to feel the passion, to witness the great and legendary showmanship of music and dance, that touches different emotions, expressed by the professional dancer by using body movements and facial expressions – as they clap their hands and kick their feet , and sometimes, by using handheld instruments called “castanets”.

It became popular as the years go by, and the modern Flamenco has been collaborated with the use of guitars and other musical instruments form the professionally trained artists.

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Watch the REAL MADRID match

As a sport’s lover or simply a die-hard fan, complete your trip by watching the Real Madrid team on a live football (soccer) match, in action. Reserve your seat at the legendary Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and join the fun of clapping and chanting with local fans, to the world’s famous teams. Surely, you’ll get swept up in the wave of emotion and excitement.

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LA PLAZA MAYOR MADRID

The Plaza Mayor was first built during Philip III’s reign and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located only a few Spanish blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor has been the scene of multitudinous events: markets (Christmas Market), bullfights, soccer games, public executions, etc.

Madrid will always be a fascinating destination, whether you’re travelling alone or on a group. No problem if you are travelling too on a budget or treating yourself to luxury experiences – you are still exploring the same tourist spots – from the largest Royal Palaces to stadium, from the best tapas in town to Michelin-starred restaurants, a day out with your kids to fabulous amusement parks and surprising secret gardens – MADRID has the best options for all travelers.

So, what are you waiting? Grab your bags and pack now. May it be traveling Madrid for family, or as honeymooners; may it be Classical Madrid trip, or Luxury trip – we got your back.

Contact South Travels 04 447 3839. Or email us at info@southtravels.com

Maldives: The Tropical Paradise

Maldives: The Tropical Paradise

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Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about the Unrivalled luxury stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.

The Maldives aren’t just for honeymooners and the rich anymore. In 2009, the island nation opened up for independent travel, and you can now visit the Maldives on a budget by staying in affordable guesthouses on local islands. They have available guesthouse up to luxurious hotels.

If you love beaches, diving, or snorkeling, then the Maldives is well worth visiting. There are hundreds of islands to choose from and most have the white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons of an idyllic tropical paradise.

Below are some local islands in Maldives to visit:

Male

The capital island is one of the most densely populated places on earth. There are no paradise beaches here, but it is an interesting insight into local life. Most people skip it or only spend the night if their flight arrives too late to take a ferry to one of the other islands.

Fulidhoo

Is the most northern of the inhabited islands of Vaavu Atoll in the Maldives. It is famous for Maldivian cultural events like Langiri, a traditional dance with drums and Thaara. Its 3.5 hours on the ferry from Male and 2 hours from Maafushi (the Male ferry stops at Maafushi on the way). The beaches are gorgeous and there’s a bikini beach with a few sunbeds.

Maafushi

The beach is quite nice, it still has a relaxed feel (it’s less developed than many Thai islands), and it’s the cheapest island to visit as you have more choice of guesthouses, restaurants, and excursions. It’s also the easiest island to reach as you can take a shared speedboat ($20) direct from the airport in 30 minutes or the local ferry ($3.50) from Male in 1.5 hours.

Reethi Beach

Is an island in the Baa Atoll in the Maldives. on the island is the famous Reethi Beach resort. The staff and their family all live in several buildings, which are collectively known as Fonimagoodhoo village.

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Hulhumale

Hulhumale is a reclaimed island located in the south of North Male Atoll, Maldives. The artificial island was reclaimed to establish a new land mass required to meet the existing and future housing, industrial and commercial development demands of the Malé region.


Getting to Maldives

For such a tiny country, Maldives is easily reached from almost anywhere in the world and enjoys multiple daily flights from most major air hubs in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Getting around Maldives

Transport in Maldives is either fast and rather expensive, or reasonably priced and very slow.

Air Internal flights connect Male to 12 regional airstrips at least daily. Chartered seaplanes collect arrivals at Velana International Airport and fly them direct to their resorts.

Boat Most transport in Maldives is by boat, for obvious reasons. Resorts collect guests from Male or regional airstrips by speedboat, a fast and comfortable way to travel. Independent travelers will need to use the slow but cheap public ferry system or newly introduced (and pricier!) private speedboat transfers to inhabited islands

Car Most islands are totally car-free, with the exception of Male and a few other larger inhabited islands.

Visa is free for all nationalities

Ready to go? Get to the heart of Maldives with one of South Travels affordable packages.

Time Travel to Cappadocia, Turkey

The ancient city made of rocks!

Let’s begin.

The region was formed as a result of the volcanic eruptions from Mount Erciyes, Mount Hasan and Mount Melendiz, covering the whole countryside with layer of layers of thick tuff. It was dramatically chaotic and no one can ever live on such state. Many years passed, with the wind and rain worked together, the rocks then softens – carving out amazing gorges making unique lunar landscapes and spectacular rock formations that we can see until this time.

Cappadocia is in the central Anatolian region of Turkey that means “the land of beautiful horses”. The most famous towns are Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar and Guzelyurt. Furthermore, Ihlara Valley is more famous on trekking activity.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: The best time to explore Cappadocia is from the end of April to June; from mid-September to October as these months, the days are warm, the nights are cool and there is little chance of rain. First few weeks of April are not suitable for Hot Air Ballooning, as winds are strong and can be dangerous.

5 BUCKET LISTS TO DO IN CAPPADOCIA

Most recommended things while in Cappadocia.

Stay in a CAVE HOTEL

Step back in time and experience traditional life while staying in a cave hotel with modern amenities. This is one of a life time experience where you can tell a tale, as old as time, to your grandchildren where many people have lived in Cappadociancave homes for centuries. Rooms carved from stone offers free wifi, luxurious showers, upscale décor, swimming pools, fireplaces, and even balconies offering majestic views, or a spot to sip glass of wine with your loved ones.

Take a Magical Flight of Hot Air Balloon

As you take off for sunrise, be hypnotized by the spectacular and surreal landscape that lies below; the valleys scattered with pigeon houses, over orchards and vineyards, floating among a hundred multi-colored balloons will leave you breathless. This is a 1-hour flight with a capacity of 16 to 24 people that includes a buffet breakfast and champagne toast on landing. An activity not to be missed.

Horse Back Ride Experience

Forget the tour buses or your private rented cars, and experience horse ride which goes up to 1000 meters above sea level where the views are breathtaking. After all, Cappadocia means “Land of Beautiful Horses”, so better enjoy the ride along apple, apricot and walnut orchards and meet local Turks as you pass through villages. Go cowboy!


A must visit at GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM

UNESCO World Heritage since 1984, this is obviously the first sight to be visited by any traveler in Cappadocia, which contains the finest of the rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes or wall paintings whose colors still retain all their original freshness.

Tip: A very good experience awaits at the Dark Church, where its walls were long protected by pigeon droppings.

Go Down at the UNDERGROUND CITIES

About 36 underground cities are in Cappadocia. The deepest one is the Derinkuyu underground city, and the widest is Kaymakli underground city. Each underground is closed from the inside with large stone doors. Each floor could be separately closed off. The underground city composed of homes, schools, chapels, stables, storage rooms, and cellars.

Cappadocia is full of history, mystique and legend. That’s why the area was featured as well in several films due to its topography. Once of which was Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance by Nicolas Cage; Assassin’s Creed: Revelations where Cappadocia is dominated by Templars on underground cities; Slipstream and a Turkish Film – Winter Sleep.


VISA Information to TURKEY

UAE Expats who has a valid US, UK, Ireland or Schengen Visa are eligible to apply for a Turkey Electronic Visa.
For other nationalities with a valid UAE Residence Visa only, apply at the Embassy of Turkey in Dubai directly.

BOOK your Holidays through SOUTH TRAVELS

We have a selection of holiday packages according to your preference for as low as AED 645 per person.
Call us now 04 447 3839 or send your request by email to info@southtravels.com

Let us be your way to your unforgettable trip to CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY!

Azerbaijan – The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan – The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan’s capital is the architectural love child of Paris and Dubai. From extravagant modern and luxury buildings to a historical old city and an amazing social life that covers all sorts of bars, pubs, and restaurants:
Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan will, definitely, surprise you and, perhaps, make you want to stay for longer.

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Why you need to visit Azerbaijan?

It is a very special place, not really comparable to any other destinations. The country lies at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, it is a very unique mix of cultures and religions.

Architecture, fashion, people and food are a blend of East and West. Turkish and Arabic influences together with European and Russian traits are most visible in the markets, restaurants and bazaars. Some people compare the cultural diversity to Bosnia but in my opinion Azerbaijan is far more exotic and the Persian/Arabic/Turkish mix with Soviet heritage is something you will find nowhere else in the world.

If you like architecture, the county is a wonderland of Soviet style, ancient mosques and modern monumental buildings. The oil industry of the Caspian Sea has made the country rich and its effects can be seen all over Baku.

The Azerbaijani language is similar to Turkish, but because of the Soviet past, many people still speak Russian, too. 9 out of 11 climate zones can be found in the country, from high mountains to sorchingly hot deserts, from green lush meadows to a moon-like landscapes with mud volcanoes in the Gobustan province.

Your visit to Azerbaijan is not complete without visiting Gabala or also known as ‘Qabala’, it’s a city in northern Azerbaijan. To the southwest, Chukhur Gabala village has ancient ruins, including imposing gate towers, from the city’s time as capital of Caucasian Albania. On the city’s northeastern outskirts, the Tufandag Winter–Summer Mountain Resort offers ski runs. An ancient Albanian church is in Boyuk Amili, nearby. To the west, Nij is home to the native Udi people.

The best times to visit Gabala for ideal weather are April 23rd to July 1st and August to October.

The town is becoming interestingly famous the GCC nationals because of its more tranquil nature, abundance of attractions, well developed infrastructure and a rich, ancient history. The town is located about 3 hours from the capital Baku, and has a great variety of historical and cultural monuments of different eras. Enough Educational investment for parents travelling with children. Gabala is also known as the Cultural Capital of Azerbaijan. And some other local beauty attractions include the forests, river valleys, waterfall, lakes the famous chestnut forest, numerous picturesque villages like Vyandam, Gyamarvan, Engidzha, and the mountainous village of Laza. The Flora and fauna in Gabala are extraordinarily rich and the abundance of game in the season makes for perfect hunting activities.

Gabala is the best attraction for travelers with families. It has the largest amusement park under the open sky known as Gabaland. Extreme kinds of attractions like the ice arena, carting, sports fields, theatres, convenient parking, great halal food and local cafes are found here.

Getting to Azerbaijan

It takes approximately 3 hours to reach Baku with direct flights from Dubai by Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL, Air Arabia, Fly Dubai, and Jazeera Airways.

The Visa procurement is a hassle-free activity, as nationals from UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore can get their visas on arrival in the Azerbaijan. Other nationalities can apply for Visas online in advance of travel, and get the visa within three working days.

Visa Information – Nationalities who can apply for e-visa. Those Nationalities who are not on the list, you can apply directly to Azerbaijan embassy in Dubai – processing is only 3-5 working days.

I can only imagine how much more advanced the country will be the next time I visit with more skyscrapers and futuristic attractions. If you have any questions about traveling to Azerbaijan, don’t hesitate to contact South Travels.

Aqaba: The Jewel of the Red Sea

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Aqaba: The Jewel of the Red Sea

Aqaba is the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on Gulf of Aqaba. One of those beautiful places that will leave truly lasting memories and will have you coming back for more as one visit is not enough for the abundance of things and activities to do. Come and create your memories here in the ancient land of Aqaba, a truly unique oasis for some sun, fun and relaxation.

Within the city there are plentiful of tourist attraction for everyone, museum, monuments and its pristine beaches communicates to the visitors both with its striking beauty and grace.

Tourist attractions that any visitor or traveler should not leave on their checklist are:

Aqaba Castle

The Aqaba Fort offers a glimpse into Jordan’s history. It dates back to the region of the Mamluke Sultan Qanswah el-Ghawri (1501-1517 AD). The fort was used and renovated during many historical dynasties from the Mamluks themselves to Ottomans.

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Aqaba Archeological Museum 

This museum is located in the former house of Sharif Hussein bin Ali, it  includes artifacts from excavated sites in the Aqaba district; they range in date from the mid-7th millennium BC to the beginning of the AD 12th century.

Aqaba Heritage Museum 

Located in the middle coast of the fishermen port, with a view of the tranquil sea, its strategic location is a walking distance from the Sherif Hussein`s museum, the Mamluk castle and the Great Arab Revolt Flag.

The old house is an intact model of mud houses; build with a roof made from pine leaves, with a floor made from gravel, with traditional window and doors. The house is divided into two rooms, each serving an efficient purpose.

Aqaba’s Aquarium

Take a journey of discovery through Aqaba’s Aquarium for a glimpse into the treasures that the Red Sea hides. As part of the Marine Science Station Complex, the aquarium offers a chance to dive without getting wet and watch the aquatic life inside the Red Sea.

Ayla Wake Park

For sport minded and thrill-seeker travelers you can experience a new level of water sports thrills at Ayla B12 beach .Ayla 442m cable wake park skiing facility are for those who are looking for adventure and entertainment .

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Aqaba Beaches

As a coastal city it has different beaches that attract visitors each for a particular aspect it possesses. It is ideal for diving seekers and enthusiasts as it provides many of the most popular and affordable diving centers who teach diving and organize diving trips from shore and boat.

Water activities can be arranged from your hotel concierge like Banana Boat Ride, Fly Board, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Kite Surfing, Parasailing, Sailing, Snorkeling, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Wibit and Wind surfing.

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For the less sports minded folks but still for an adventure you can try to take a cruise, a glass bottom boat ride or take a submarine ride for a glimpse of the incredible underwater world of the Red Sea in an exciting setting. 

Good thing to know before visiting Aqaba

Language: Arabic is the national language and English is widely spoken.

Travelling around: Taxis-Aqaba has an abundance of metered, air-conditioned taxis. Mini buses-Serves local destination. Rental cars-Aqaba has a number of car rental agencies.

Dress Code: Aqaba is a holiday center, the dress code is casual but swimwear and revealing clothing should only be worn on the beach.

Getting there

Aqaba is easily accessible from around the world by air, land and sea. There are flights from all major airports to Amman the capital of Jordan or direct to King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, visitors arriving from different destinations into Queen Alia  International Airport in Amman on Friday evening can then fly to Aqaba on Saturday at 1:15 am and arrive there at 2:10 am , where the flight stops from July till end of August and from January till end of March.

For UAE Residence flydubai.com just added Aqaba where you can fly direct from Dubai Airport starting June 16 2015 to King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.

Visa to Jordan from UAE

Citizens of member nations of Gulf Cooperation Council, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Palestinian Authority have visa free access. Most European and North and South American Nationals can get visa on arrival at JOD 40 valid for one month single entry. Indian Nationals can get visa on arrival as well.

However nationals of Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan must apply visa prior to arrival. They can visit General Consulate of Jordan in Dubai. You can also double check with Jordan Tourism Board site if your nationality can get visa on arrival or needs to apply a visa prior to travel.

Best Time to visit Aqaba

Best time to visit is April – June and September – October when the water is warmest and clearest, and the air temperature is a more comfortable 30-40C. The January-February is usually not popular for diving as the water temperature drops to around 18C, but the city itself is still busy as this is a good time for the other excursions around Jordan. The summer is normally very quiet because the air temperature is far too hot, can be over 50C during July and August.

How to Book Trip to Aqaba, Jordan from Dubai?

Plan your holiday with South Travels expert team we help you find best & affordable Jordan Holiday packages all year round by simply contacting us thru email at info@southtravels.com or dialing the office number +9714 4473839. What are you waiting for? 

Things to do in Batumi

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Batumi is the second-largest city of Georgia after the capital city Tbilisi, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country’s southwest. The capital of Adjara Province and the main Black Sea resort of Georgia.

There are so many cool things to do and places to visit in and around the city and most of all got in touch with the Georgian culture and got to meet lovely people.

Things to do in Batumi

  1. Enjoy a walk/bike ride or relax in the Batumi Boulevard

    Ali and Nino Monument

    Laid out in 1884 it’s now stretching 6km along the coast. On the way see some of the most notable sights of Batumi, such as Ali and Nino Monument – metal structure of man and women who meet and love each other beautifully lit at night. Then you will find large Ferris Wheel and the 145m-high Alphabet Tower – monument to Georgian old and unique script. Passing past many cafes and attractions you can watch many new towers on your left, new Radisson and Sheraton hotels and Georgia’s tallest building, the 200m-high Batumi Tower.

  2. Visit Europe Square

    Batumi has not only new modern buildings, its best buildings are 19th century buildings, from the period when the city was free port on the Caspian oil route to Europe and was flourishing.
    It got its name from the fact of joining Batumi to the Assemble of European Regions.

    The Statue of Medea (Greek mythology, Medea was the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis) was place at the centre of the square.

  3. The Batumi Botanical Garden

    Batumi Botanical garden

    108 hectare area of land 9 km north of the city of Batumi, capital of Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Georgia. Located at the place called Mtsvane Kontskhi (“The Green Cape”) on the Black Sea shore, it is one of the largest and richest botanical gardens in the world.

    The Garden territory at present includes 9 phyto-geographical departments: East Asian, North American, New Zealand, South American, Himalayan, Mexican, Australian, Mediterranean (European) and Transcaucasia humid subtropics.

  4. Play with the dolphins at Batumi Dolphinarium

    Batumi Dolphinarium

    If you are into marine wildlife look no further and visit the Batumi Dolphinarium. They present to its guests the new interactive show. It includes about 30 acts: three dances, playing with rings and balls, balancing on the tails, unforgettable Foot Push and many other new and old stunning moments.

    You can also get up close and personal and interact with these gentle creatures you have a chance to swim them from approximate 15 minutes at a minimal fee.

  5. Do try Wine and Adjarian Cuisine

    Batumi Wine

    Viticulture (science, production, and study of grape) is an essential component of Georgian and Ajarian culture that has been cultivated for over hundreds of years. In total, there are around 50 different grape species that are still used in wine production to this very day. Wine in Georgia is less expensive with compare to it other European counterpart but it can be at same or even superior with taste.

    A traditional Georgian feast is a superb display of the diversity of Georgian cuisine, cooking techniques, table-setting traditions and other accompanying rituals. Ajarian cuisine is an inseparable aspect of Georgian cuisine; however the cultural influence of Asian cuisine can be clearly seen in a variety of Ajarian dishes. In mountainous Ajara, dairy products are common ingredients in many dishes. Boat-shaped Ajarian khachapuri is one of the most famous Ajarian dishes. Sweets also play an important role in Ajarian cuisine.

  6. Go to the beach

    Stretching from the Georgian Black Sea coast beach in Batumi are quite unique where you can enjoy the blue water of the Black Sea and the enjoy the scenery of the great Caucasus Mountains, which are very nicely visible in the springtime along the sea.

    Be reminded that most of the beaches in Batumi are stone beach (pebbles) so better bring appropriate footwear.

>>> Holiday Package in Georgina <<<

To book your holiday in Batumi Georgia, you can visit our website www.southtravels.com/holidays. Take advantage of the seasonal direct flight of flydubai these summer start from June 16 until end of September 2018.

A paradise city of sea, sun and enchanting town by the bay

TIVAT, MONTENEGRO

A paradise city of sea, sun and enchanting town by the bay.

Tivat is located in the central part of the bay of Kotor in southwest Montenegro which offers great views across the bay with an amazing sunset; selection of sumptuous restaurants at the seaside promenade, shopping experiences at luxury brand boutiques and specialty shops, the gorgeous and friendly

Flights between Dubai and Tivat

Flydubai will operate flights between Dubai and Tivat up to three times a week from 26 March to 26 October 2018. Other airlines flying to Tivat are Aeroflot Airlines and Siberia Airlines.

Tivat is already a popular tourist destination for its nautical tourism in the southern Adriatic. In UAE and Middle East, this is becoming an interesting #holidaytogo for all tourists trying to explore the island.

According to the reviews of travellers who have explored the city, the best time to visit is broadly between April and September. Heavy tourist during the months of July and August; and its cheapest on October – January.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN TIVAT?

Soak in Sun-Kissed Beaches

It is perfect for an ideal summer holiday from June to September. One of the famous beaches is Plavi Horizonti beach which is good for the families with young children, playing on the shore with buckets and shovels. A wonderful place to relax. Other notable beaches are Donja Lastva Beach, Waikiki, Belane and the Oblatno. Pack your swim gears now!


Experience Hiking in Paradise

You can start your hike from Donja Lastva, walk uphill to Gornja Lastva – a gorgeous village; or detour to the mountain saddle of Vrdola in which you will have a chance to enjoy the panoramic view of Tivat Bay. The beautiful walking trails passing through to the virgin nature will mesmerize you to the core, and leave you in awe, wishing that you can stay on the place – forever!

Strut a walk at the Porto Montenegro Marina

Dubbed as the first luxury marina on the Adriatic, don’t be shy to experience fun, glamorous and relaxing stay as the marina has many facilities to offer – restaurants, highest fashion brands, lifestyle events like James Bond Party, art presentations, concert performances are some of the reasons that Porto Montenegro is a favorite gathering place for the elite, locals and tourist alike.

Do a Boat ride to Our Lady of Rocks

This is a must to visit – a beautiful scenic church by the lake. A short boat ride from the mainland, everything about this place is terrifically gorgeous. The island where it is located is man-made, and even they call it “Church on a Rock”. It has become a shrine for sailors throughout the centuries, hoping to stay safe on their journey to the seas. And until now, sailors are visiting the place to pay homage.

Don’t forget the BAY OF KOTOR

Europe’s natural Fjord – a picture perfect place, this bay
is a drowned river canyon that has high mountains that
bend around the coastline to protect the bay’s many
town and villages from climate change. It will impress
you with its crystal clear water, instagram-worthy land
scape, and spectacular view from the mountain that
provides amazing scenery which makes you think that
you are on a movie set.


Now, visiting Tivat in Montenegro is not only for hikers and mountaineers, but for all tourists may it be a family with cute little kids, couple on an adventure, or a group of friends to experience a new paradise on earth.

A Montenegrin paradise – stunning natural beauty full of lush green grasses, wild flowers, magical mountains, golden sand and pebble beaches, abundance of outdoor and water activities, delicious foods mix with Mediterranean, Slavic and Turkish influences, and the local hospitality for treating guests like family – are waiting for you to discover!

So, get up and explore TIVAT!

>>>Holiday Package to Montenegro <<<

Holiday Packages departing from Dubai starts from AED 2, 300.00 per person.

This includes Round Trip Ticket by Fly Dubai, 3 nights’ accommodation, breakfast, and round trip transfers.
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Visa to Montenegro

Expats with valid UAE Residence Visa can get visa on arrival at Tivat, for stay less than 10 days. This is subject to change without prior notice. South Travels do not hold responsibility to any off loading or entry rejection at Tivat airport. Before you travel, please check with Montenegro Embassy in Abu Dhabi directly.

Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia!

Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia! One of the well-known summer destinations for Europeans.
You may ask if why are we offering it? Find out why below:

Flights: Flights from Dubai to Croatia is available daily (Fly Dubai (Direct), Turkish Airline (Connecting flight), Emirates (connecting flight))

Visa: Multiple Entry Shengen Visa or you may apply visa to your nearest VFS Visa Office

Price: Budget friendly destination.

Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. This city has everything from breathtaking views, historic buildings, and gorgeous natural wonders. Dubrovnik is truly one-of-a-kind city that should be at the top of anyone’s travel itinerary, especially as the weather in Dubrovnik remains good even long summer passes.

With cheap flights to Dubrovnik coming more often we bet you’ll find yourself planning a vacation to this incredible city soon.

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Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia:

In 1979, Dubrovnik was awarded as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Known for the well preserved Old Walled City. This city is located facing the Adriatic Sea and used to be a major Maritime Trade location in the old times but now is a major tourist stop for Cruise Ships especially during the summer.

Dubrovnik got a major spotlight after being used by Game of Thrones Kings Landing, Star wars Episode 8, Robin Hood, and many other movies as their filming locations. This is a big thing if you are a major fan of these shows. Dubrovnik is home to several locations used in filming the hit TV show ‘Game of Thrones. It’s the proper setting of King’s Landing, the capital of the fictional Seven Kingdoms realm. They also have their Old Walled City similar to Dubrovnik. One of the famous place to visit here is The Palace of Diocletian which was built in the Medieval Ages.

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The city of Split is also awarded as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Located 1-hour drive away from Dubrovnik along the coastal area of the Adriatic Sea, this city offers a more Summer Feel or Touch since it has more beaches and resorts.

Both city offers a lot of activities such as cruises, historical tours, island hopping and dozens of museums to be discovered. We would highly recommend you to rent a scooter and tour around the cities to maximize your experience!

Both cities are well known especially for the summer because of their amazing Festivals, Beach Parties and Live Music which only happens during this season.

Accommodation is not a problem since they have vast options of accommodation types from Apartelles to Luxury Hotels.

No doubt that the food is amazing in this country especially the very rich Sea Food options.

Top Experiences in Dubrovnik

The Island of Lokrum. Get on a boat (leaves every half an hour) and discover the same yet must-see island that has a salt-water lake.

City Walls & Forts. Top choice fort in Dubrovnik. No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls, the finest in the world and the city’s main claim to fame.

National Park island of Mljet. Get active in Croatia and cycle or hike for the day and oysters.

Cable Car. Dubrovnik’s cable car whisks you from just north of the city walls to Mt Srd in under four minutes. At the end of the line there’s a stupendous perspective of the city from a lofty 405m, taking in the terracotta-tiled rooftops of the old town and the island of Lokrum, with the Adriatic and distant Elafiti Islands filling the horizon.

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It may seem to be a very simple country with a well-preserved history which may sound boring to others. However, it’s a must to visit and discover everything here personally and be amazed of it’s beauty! Stroll around the city with a scooter and feel like you’re a local. Imagine every sequence of events that happened in each place you’ll see.

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Ukraine – Land of Beautiful Ladies

Ukraine is known as a European destination for decades yet many people do not know the interesting facts about this amazing country.  The rich culture, historic churches, cathedral, traditional foods, spectacular landscapes, beautiful parks are found in this beautiful destination which makes this country unique attracting travellers exploring the destination each year. 
Travellers not only get amazed by the combination of the rich culture and traditions, they are equally impressed by the most charming and most beautiful ladies of the country.

Few of the interesting facts about Ukraine;

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia.

Ukraine hosts up to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the primeval beech forests of the Carpathians.

The deepest underground railway station in the world is in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

The popular Easter egg tradition was first initiated in Ukraine. Originally, the eggs were patterned using wax and dye.

Kiev, the capital is very green and has a huge collection of beautiful parks to stroll for short walks. The green zone area covers 43,600 hectares over half of which are used by woods, public gardens, two botanical gardens, parks and tree-lined boulevards.

Mariyinsky and Khreshchatyj Parks

Mariyinsky and Khreshchatyj Parks are travelers most favorites in the list of things to do in Kiev! What makes it unique is that they are located right next to Kiev’s majestic Dnieper River They also have wonderful architectural landmarks, like Mariyinsky Palace, stunning building of Kyiv Academic Puppet Theater,  and Lover’s Bridge – popular among newly wedded people.

Alexandria Park

One more attractive historical park called Alexandria Park is located in Bila Tserkva, 80 kms south of Kyiv. Competing in perfection and size with Sofiyivka, Dendropark Oleksandriya is a massive 18th-century garden and one of the biggest landscaped parks in Eastern Europe.

Kiev, Ukraine – An Emerging Destination

Kiev, is a new emerging tourist destination where travelling to Kiev is most affordable. Experience the best Eastern Europe destination for as cheap as AED 1899.00 on upcoming Eid Holidays.

Best time to Travel

Between April and October, the warm season gives pleasant temperatures, with peaks at 30 ° C in July and August, then arrives the winter that lasts from November to March, and causes severe cold and snow storms

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How to Book Trip to Kiev, Ukraine from Dubai ?

South Travels expert team can help you find best & affordable Ukraine Holiday packages all year round by simply contacting us thru email at info@southtravels.com or dialing the office number +9714 4473839. What are you waiting for?  Plan your next Holiday to Kiev!

Ukraine Visa from UAE

Visa is on arrival and free for UAE Nationals.

Indian Nationals are eligible for on arrival visa with a visa fee payable on arrival.
Most of the nationalities require pre-arranged visa services. South Travels takes care of the documentation for visa services when the Ukraine holidays are booked with us.

96 HOURS – DUBAI TRANSIT VISA

Requirements

  • Passport copy (clear, colored)
  • Recent 2×2/passport size photo (white background)
  • Confirmed Ticket transiting from Dubai to another destination
  • If travelling with kids 18 years old and below, copy of birth certificate

Special Notes

  • The 96 hours visa is valid for arrival and departure at DUBAI AIRPORT only.
  • Passenger must have a valid passport, at least 6 months during the travel.
  • Air Ticket should not go back to the original departing city where the passenger came from.
  • Passenger needs to be in transit in Dubai for up to 96 hours only.
  • The validity of the visa to use is 30 days from the date of issue.
  • Transit (96 hours) Visa is non-extendable.