5 great countries to visit while your US$ linked Dirham is strong

eid al adha weekend is coming up - so take off

DUBAI 27 August 2017: The value of the US.dollar has been steadily rising in recent years, and now is the time to take advantage of it. For with the rising dollar, your dirham is getting you more vis-a-vis other currencies.

Cash in those vacation days you’ve been saving, and head to one of these top destinations where you can get the most bang for your buck!

Remember the long Eid Al Adha weekend is coming up – so get your bags and take off.

Below is a list of five great countries to visit selected by Budget Travel.

Turkey – Istanbul: The only place where two continents connect in one city. Get to experience both Europe and Asia by ferrying across the Bosphorus and wandering around the best of Turkey’s colorful markets. Turkey is one of the cheapest destination on the list

Sweden: Visiting the picturesque Scandinavian countries is always a good decision, and this time normally pricey Sweden is within reach. Jet off to Stockholm, Gothenburg or the islands of West Sweden, where there are too many beautiful sights – and people – to take in all at once.

Austria: Get a taste of Austria’s renowned live entertainment at Vienna’s famous State Opera House, or wander its cobbled streets and settle into a cozy bookstore or cafe. You won’t want to miss the culture this place has to offer! Austria is one of the many countries here that use the Euro for currency, which currently has an amazing exchange rate. It’s time to hit up Europe!

Japan: The value of the Japanese Yen is down in comparison to the dollar, so this normally pricey destination can now be a reasonably affordable vacation. Whether you’re looking forward to the gorgeous gardens or cherry blossoms during springtime, or want to explore the Harajuku district of Tokyo known for its outlandish style and ultra-trendy fashion, there’s something for everyone!

Canada: You’ve got your fair share of winter activities to choose from (ever try dogsledding?), but Canada offers just as many year-round attractions as well. With the quaint French villages of Ouebec, puffin viewing in Newfoundland, and kayaking with whales on Vancouver Island, you’re bound to fall in love.

By Angel Chan

Dubai Gazette