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It’s almost May. Which means it’ll be June before we know it, and then summer is here. And with the arrival of summer, comes a collective desire of residents across the emirates to escape the soaring temperatures for cooler climes.

But if you’re yet to decide where your summer 2024 travels will take you, flydubai is here to inspire you with their just-unveiled seasonal summer routes. There’s almost a dozen routes – some brand new, some returning favourites – to get you reaching for your passport, transporting you direct to hedonistic hotspots, laidback beaches, and romantic cities perfect for summer sojourns. Best of all, many of them are launching from the middle of June and run into September. So, there’s no time like the present to get mentally packing your case.

Here are all the destinations flydubai will offer summer flight routes to:

From June 14: Batumi, Bodrum, Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Tivat, Trabzon

Kicking off the seasonal summer routes from June 14, flydubai will offer flights to six stunning spots across Europe. If you’ve got Turkey on your mind, then you can enjoy a daily flight to Bodrum – the gateway to the Turkish Riviera lined with luxurious hotels, ritzy restaurants and designer bars – until September 8, with return fares from Dhs1,800. There’s also a double daily flight to Trabzon until September 1, if you’re searching for a cultural break on the Turkish Black Sea Coast, with fares from Dhs1,800 return.

Old Town of Kotor Montenegro

Elsewhere, A four times weekly flight from DXB will take you straight into the picturesque coastal town of Tivat, Montenegro, from June 14 until September 7. One of Europe’s most underrated travel destinations, 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. Fares start from Dhs2,120 return.

If you’re one of the thousands flocking to the Greek party island of Mykonos this summer, you can do it from Dhs3,055 with flydubai until September 8. The four times weekly flight offer plenty of options for long weekends at this Greek island paradise.

As flydubai ramps up its flights to Central and Eastern Europe, the airline will once again offer a thrice weekly flight to the Croatian city of Dubrovnik from June 14 until September 22. What to add to your agenda once you get there, you ask? History buffs will love a stroll around the famed Old Town district, while Game of Thrones fans won’t want to miss a guided walking tour to some of the real-life filming locations.

And if Georgia is on your travel bucket list, make for Batumi four times per week until September 1. The ideal timing for a long weekend, it’s a great resort town for soaking up the scenery at this Black Sea coast. Return fares start from Dhs3,055.

From June 15: Corfu, Olbia

You’ll be able to fly to the blissfully beautiful isle of Sardinia twice per week until August 31 thanks to this returning flight route between Dubai and Olbia, with fares from Dhs3,405. 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.

Also returning on June 15 will be a bi-weekly flight to the Greek hotspot of Corfu, running until August 31. The Greek island of Corfu has become popular for its stunning landscapes, rich multi-cultural heritage, crystal-clear seas and cosmopolitan Old Town. Reach it with return fares from Dhs3,055.

From June 16: Santorini, Sochi

From June 16, the stunning slice of Cyclades beauty that is Santorini is accessible with a weekly flydubai flight until September 8. One of the world’s most romantic destinations, with its whitewashed villages, blue-topped domes, sparkling, Aegean sea, and shorefront dotted with cosy tavernas, it’s reachable in under five hours, with return fares from Dhs3,055.

For summer sojurns to Sochi, a direct flight with flydubai takes off three times per week until September 1, with fares from Dhs2,505 return. The coastal charms of this seaside resort make it an ideal destination for a beach break on the Black Sea, where golden sands, lush forests, flowing waterfalls, and striking mountain landscapes offer the most scenic of backdrops.

*NEW* From August 2: Basel

From August 2, flydubai will offer a four times weekly service to Basel’s EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg a unique gateway to not one – but three – different countries and their impressive cultural and culinary offerings. The northwestern Swiss city, perched on the border of the Alsace historical region in France and Baden-Württemberg in Germany, sits pretty on the banks of the river Rhine. A cultural capital with bags of historic and modern architecture to admire, visitors are also encouraged to retreat to the rolling Swiss countryside, an unmissable part of any Basel itinerary. Return rates start from Dhs1,500.


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