5 faraway destinations you can fly to from your local airport

by Kelly Felstead / 2019-03-08 16:38:24

Explore the world from your local airport – which one takes your fancy for your next holiday?


1 Dubai

A land of camels, golden desert, rolling dunes and ancient cultures – within as little as seven hours, you can discover it for yourself. Take afternoon tea at the top of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world; splash your cash at one of the largest shopping malls in the United Arab Emirates; or enjoy the thrills at Dubai Parks and Resorts – the experiences in Dubai are endless!


2 Thailand

A holiday destination, a cultural treat and a scenic delight all rolled into one. From feeding elephants in the jungle to watching monks praying in a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, you’ll return home with plenty of adventures under your belt. Thailand is also incredibly cheap to visit – how do you fancy dining out like a king for as little as £5?


3 Maldives

Nowhere fits the description of paradise like the Maldives! Escape to one of its islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean and be dazzled by flawless, white powdery beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, pristine coral reefs and swaying palms. You’ll feel like Robinson Crusoe on your very own private island!

South Africa

4 South Africa

The rugged beauty of the winelands and Eastern Cape will take your breath way – and so will the incredible wildlife! If you’re an animal lover, this is the place for you. Go in pursuit of the ‘Big Five’ game animals – rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and the African elephant – at a national park such as Kruger for the ultimate safari adventure. Just don’t forget to take your camera!


5 Malaysia

Malaysia is a joy to explore, boasting a heady mix of thriving cities, empty beaches and flourishing tea plantations. In Kuala Lumpur, historic temples and mosques rub shoulders with space-age towers, while a hop over to neighbouring Borneo will bring you face to face with the native orang-utan.

You can fly to all of these amazing destinations with Emirates from a number of regional airports including London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Gatwick. Emirates offers award-winning entertainment, gourmet cuisine and the comfort of an enclosed private suite in First Class.

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