Egypt, UAE top world’s cheapest luxury holiday destinations

Sharm El Sheikh was named the top spot for cheap luxury holiday getaway. (Shutterstock)
Updated 01 April 2018
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Egypt, UAE top world’s cheapest luxury holiday destinations

DUBAI: Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada were ranked as the top two cheapest luxury holiday destinations in the world, according to a report published by leading travel search engine Skyscanner.
The two cities averaged costs of $106 and $122 a night at five-star hotels, respectively.
UAE’s Sharjah emirate ranked fifth at $137 a night, while its capital of Abu Dhabi took the 26th spot with $221 on the list that included a total of 100 countries.
Egyptian capital Cairo ranked at 40 with a cost of $254 per night at a luxury hotel, while Saudi Arabia’s Makkah grabbed the 64th spot with an average cost of $339 per night.


ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

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Updated 15 February 2019
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ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

The stunning mountains in Jazan remain one of Saudi Arabia’s most popular tourist attractions. Part of the Sarawat range, the dense forests that cover the jagged rock formations create a green blanket of natural beauty on the backbone of the Arabian Peninsula. The mountains are characterized by their towering peaks, terraces, and coffee and maize fields.