See Georgia's gems

Enjoy a change of scenery by embarking on a Georgian mountain retreat

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You might not exactly know too much about Georgia (let alone be able to pick it out on a map) but this up-and-coming gem is well worth discovering.

The former Soviet republic, located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, has enjoyed a massive surge in tourism in recent years, with almost three million people visiting last year alone.

The scenic country is home to the highest mountain range in Europe – the Caucasus Mountains – so to make the most of the breathtaking landscape on show, try out the Summer Mountain Experience, offered by Holiday Factory.

The package includes a two-night stay in the modern and welcoming Gudauri Inn, ideally positioned on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range for some stunning views and a night at the Iveria Inn ( in the nation’s capital, Tbilisi, so you can also indulge in some big city living.

There are a host of fun outdoor activities to take part in, including horse riding and cycling. It’s the perfect summer holiday destination you never knew existed.
Dhs1,299 (including hotels and flight with Flydubai). Ongoing.

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