Six of the Best Weekend Vacation Ideas

Searching for your next weekend getaway? With more travel destinations opening up again for tourism, now is the perfect time to book yourself a much-needed weekend vacation.

There are so many fantastic short breaks on offer, from beach adventures to sparkling city moments – but where do you start? That's where some last-minute weekend getaway ideas come in handy.

Quick weekend trip ideas that will win your heart

Wondering where to go for a weekend escape? We’ve compiled a list of the best places to visit for a short break in 2023 and beyond. 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you’re looking for a sunny climate with plenty to see and do, Dubai is a great destination to consider. The city offers a whole host of sights and activities for families.

There's plenty to see and do in Dubai, whether you want to explore the Dubai Mall, take in the sensational views from the Burj Khalifa, or discover underwater sea life at the Dubai Aquarium.

In Dubai, summers are sweltering, and winters are comfortable, dry, and clear. Over the year, the temperature varies from 14°C to 41°C. The best times of year to visit Dubai to enjoy the city’s beautiful weather are for the entire month of April and from mid-October to late November.

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Cairo, Egypt

Egypt’s capital is one of the most renowned cities in the MENA region, with a global appeal. The city has a fascinating blend of modern attractions and areas rich in history and culture.

Perhaps best known for the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo is a budget-friendly city with many treasures to discover. Visitors seeking a special nature experience should consider visiting Al-Azhar Park, which offers a 30-hectare expanse of greenery to explore at a reasonable price.

Temperatures are cooler between October and April, making exploring Cairo's busy streets more comfortable.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with family, Riyadh is a lively city bursting with sights and experiences for different types of travelers. It’s a popular weekend getaway, offering up desert hikes, diving, and modern attractions.

Your trip to Saudi Arabia’s capital is guaranteed to be action-packed, from visiting modern shopping malls and traditional marketplaces to touring historical landmarks such as ancient fortresses and palaces.

Many travelers prefer to see the city between late September and early November since the weather is mild and temperatures remain pleasant.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia

If the stunning desert scenery alone is not enough to enchant visitors, the vibrant city of Dammam also offers a wide variety of dining options, shopping, and some of the most pleasant green spaces ideal for families to explore.

While the Dammam area provides interesting historical and cultural sights, the city's wonderful outdoor life makes it stand out as a destination. With plenty of parks and green areas to choose from, it’s a city to experience out in the open. If you want to see the very best of Dammam, taking a stroll along the corniche and breathing in the fresh sea air will give you a real sense of what the city is all about.

Due to its location on the Arabian Gulf, Dammam has a rather humid climate compared to the cities in the heart of Saudi Arabia. Dammam's average summertime temperature is about 37°C, making the cooler months of the fall and winter the ideal times to travel.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh is a resort destination located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula.

Famed for its sandy beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs, it’s a great destination to consider if you're looking for a short sunny break. And there is something for every tourist in the city, from watersports, shopping centers, and traditional eateries – making it well worth a weekend visit.

Summer in Sharm is hot, muggy, and arid, bringing tourists from all over the world. Travelers tend to visit the city from early April to late June and from late September to mid-November when the temperature is most comfortable.

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Kuwait city, Kuwait

An exciting escape awaits during a short break to Kuwait. The region is located on the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Arabian Gulf. Its shore includes Kuwait Bay, a deep harbor on the Arabian Gulf.

Visitors can opt to see rare historical artifacts at Tareq Rajab Museum or spend the morning at Souq Al-Mubarakiya, one of Kuwait’s oldest markets. Seasonal desert safaris attract plenty of tourists, as do scuba diving experiences, thanks to Kuwait’s stunning seascapes that stretch about 100 miles.

Many vacationers choose to visit Kuwait in the months of October and November, when the temperature hovers around 30°C, or in December through March, when the weather turns chilly and crisp, which is ideal for exciting excursions that keep you on the move.

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Book your next low-cost weekend vacation

Ready to plan your weekend escape? At flynas, we offer low-cost flights to all the destinations featured above. Book your travel today and have yourself a trip to remember.

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