Make your last-minute travel plans accordingly…

We know there’s a six-day break coming up for Eid Al Adha 2023. So if you’re looking for somewhere to go on your extra days off, consider letting these new flight routes from Dubai and Abu Dhabi inspire your Eid escape.

Here are 8 new flight routes from the UAE that have just launched, or launch next week, to co-inside with the Eid break.

Abu Dhabi to Mykonos, Greece

When: From June 16
Although this is a returning summer route rather than a new one, it’s worth a mention. From this month, Etihad will return with two weekly flights to the charismatic Greek island of Mykonos. As much a hedonistic party spot with its celeb-filled beach clubs, dazzling entertainment and array of restaurant as it is a magnet for those seeking history and culture, it’s one of Europe’s most popular summer destinations. The flight will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.

Abu Dhabi to Larnaca, Cyprus

When: From June 16
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will take off for Larnaca, Cyprus, offering a thrice weekly flight to the Cypriot coastal city throughout the summer. Larnaca is a 600-year old coastal city in Cyprus known for its beautiful palm tree-lined beaches, gorgeous weather, famous salt lake, and ancient gems. The island is split into Turkish and Greek halves, which means you can dip into two separate cultures in the one trip. If you’re into diving, be sure to check out the Zenobia shipwreck in Larnaca – it’s said to be one of the best dive sites in the world.

Abu Dhabi to Lisbon

When: From June 18
One of Western Europe’s oldest cities is having a renaissance, and has firmly established itself as a destination for culinary connoisseurs. Whether you spend your time shopping your way around the local artisans, ticking off the historic ruins, or making your way around the quaint old towns, it can all be enjoyed while sampling Lisbon’s finest flavours. This summer, you’ll be able to enjoy direct access to Lisbon thanks to Etihad. Just in time for fun-filled summer holidays, the thrice weekly flight will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

Abu Dhabi to Malaga

When: From June 18
On June 18, flights to the Spanish city of Malaga will resume for the summer. The bi-weekly flight on Wednesdays and Sundays provides a gateway to the Costa Del Sol, the province of Andalucia, an electrifying world of passion cuisine, pristine beaches, coastal adventures, Iberian soirees filled with out-out fuego, and unlimited portions of paella, live at the source.

Dubai to Olbia

When: From June 22
You’ll be able to fly to this blissfully beautiful isle three times per week thanks to flydubai from June 22, 2023. Olbia, on the north east coast, is know across the world thanks to the glamorous Costa Smeralda, and is home to famous resort towns including Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo. Whether you’re heading here for the city or the beach, it offer the best of both worlds.

Dubai to Corfu

When: June 24
The Greek island of Corfu has become popular for its stunning landscapes, rich multi-cultural heritage, crystal-clear seas and cosmopolitan Old Town. It will become one of the newest destination on flydubai’s impressive roster of flight routes from Dubai to Greece when it launches in the summer.

Dubai to Tivat

When: From June 24
Four flights per week from DXB will take you straight into the picturesque coastal town of Tivat, Montenegro. One of Europe’s most underrated travel destinations, there’s so much to squeeze into a long weekend in Montenegro. Its small size allows you to easily navigate between the key attractions, from boat rides around the bay to strolls through historic towns or Kotor and Perast or evenings in the elegant marina of Porto Montenegro.

Dubai to Bodrum


When: From June 24
Bodrum’s popularity as an alluring summer destination has only grown in recent years, and this gateway to the Turkish Riviera is lined with luxurious hotels, ritzy restaurants and designer bars. But away from the glitzy parts that have become commercialized lies a coastline dotted with hidden islets and golden beaches flanked by the Aegean Sea. From this month until mid-September, flydubai invites you to discover it all with a daily flight.

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