Team shortlist05 Jul 2017 AT 06:04 PM

5 new destinations that you can fly to from Dubai with Emirates

Zagreb, Hanoi and more!
Team shortlist05 Jul 2017 AT 06:04 PM
Pnom Penh
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Pnom Penh
Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam

1. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Emirates launched its first ever flight to Cambodia’s capital just four days ago. The city is known for its café culture, bustling nightlife scene and award-winning food, and it’s now the airline’s only flight destination in Cambodia.
Several must-see destinations include the Royal Palace which, as its name suggests, houses the members of the royal family, and Wat Phnom which is a temple that was built in 1372. You should also check out the Silver Pagoda temple, which gets its name because the floor is made with five tons of silver.
Emirates has daily to Phnom Penh via Yangon, Myanmar for around AED1,725*

2. Hanoi, Vietnam
While the destination isn’t a new Emirates route, the non-stop flight is. Previously passengers would have a two-and-a-half hour layover in Yangon, Myanmar before proceeding to the Vietnamese capital.
If you’re unfamiliar with the destination, here’s what you need to know. Its on the banks Red River which makes it a popular destination for beach lovers and avid fisherman. It has an entire theatre dedicated to nothing but puppets – the Water Puppet Theatre pays homage to one of the nation’s famed past-times. Aside from temples – the Perfume Pagoda is a must see – the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long are two sights that you to visit.
Emirates has daily direct to Hanoi for around AED2,115*

3. Zagreb, Croatia  
Known for its Austro-Hungarian architecture, permanently full street cafes and museums, Zagreb is the perfect destination for aspiring architects, coffee connoisseurs and culture vultures.
If contemporary and historic art isn’t your thing, head down to the Museum of Broken Relationships. Founded by Croatian film producer Olinka Vištica and sculptor Dražen Grubišić in 2010, the museum tells the tale of true failed relationships by exhibiting the personal belongings of ex-lovers. Each item is donated anonymously and is accompanied by a brief description or message. The concept proved so successful that a branch of the museum opened in Los Angeles, US in 2016.
Emirates has daily direct flights to Zagreb for around AED1,575*

4. Cebu, Philippines
Often referred to as mini-Manila, Cebu offers travellers the best of both worlds. Its pristine white sand beaches are perfect for those looking to unwind and relax, while the markets make it an ideal location for shopping enthusiasts. Spots like the Sirao Garden and the Tops Lookout are well-worth a visit.
Emirates has daily direct flights to Cebu for around AED1,335*

5. Auckland, New Zealand
Emirates launched five daily directs flights to Auckland in March. With a flight-time of 16 hours to Auckland from Dubai and a return time of 17.5 hours, the route is the airline's longest.
If you’re willing to remain seated for that long (ICE, the airline’s award-winning entertainment system might be able to help that) than you can expect to experience the magical sight that is the city’s Sky Tower as well as Waiheke Island. The Waitemata Harbour along with Cornwall Park is also worth a visit.
Emirates has five daily direct flights to Auckland for around AED3,805*

*Prices are a guide and fluctuate based on dates.

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