The city of Belgrade is an increasingly popular and historic tourist destination thanks to its varying architecture, typical of a central European city, and more modern architecture and spacious layout of New Belgrade.
Loud, adventurous, proud and audacious: Belgrade (‘White City’) is by no means an attractive capital in the aesthetic sense, but its gritty flamboyance makes it one of Europe’s most lively cities.
Buildings range from socialist blocks to art-nouveau masterpieces, making it a must-visit for architecture fans.
Venture deeper into Belgrade and you’ll discover museums guarding the cultural and military heritage of the country.
The Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier Air Arabia flies direct to Serbia’s capital city direct from Sharjah. Return flights to the city take off four times per week – every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Sharjah International Airport.
From Dhs918 (one way). From Fri Jun 28. Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah, www.airarabia.com.
Set along the banks of the Dnipro River, this Ukrainian city is a place of big statements with glittering golden church spires and gargantuan tower blocks. There’s plenty to see, and you’d do well to take a trip to the Pyrohovo Museum of Folk Architecture, which sits out in the open air. The Chernobyl Museum is also interesting (and harrowing) while Pinchuk Art Centre is a world-class gallery featuring contemporary art and design from Ukraine and beyond.
You can now take one of two daily flights to Boryspil International Airport from DXB with flydubai on the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 cabin that offers a flat-bed in Business Class, for extra comfort, privacy, and snoozing space.
Return flights from Dhs1,165. Available now. Dubai International Airport, Garhoud, flydubai.com.
Prague is the equal of Florence in terms of beauty. Its history goes back a millennium and now you can fly there direct from Dubai without it costing an arm and a leg. Low cost airline Air Arabia launched direct flights to Czech Republic capital Prague in December 2018 from its Sharjah home base. The route operates five times a week every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and flights take around six hours and 50 minutes. Emirates and flydubai also operate services to Prague from Dubai International Airport, so shop around for the best deal before you jet off.
From Dhs1,170 (one way). Available now. Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah, www.airarabia.com.
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