Summer is in full force, and we're all dying a little inside. But with the long Eid coming up, why not take the opportunity to cool off for a few days?
Heres six destinations that are relatively cheap right now from the Middle East, and where the temperatures are at least a little more livable.
1. Tbilisi, Georgia
Georgia's capital has history, culture and a definite vibe. Explore the art museums, check out Georgian food – and if you drink, the country is famed for being the cradle of wine making. Most importantly, the day time high is a relatively cool 30 degrees while night times get down to 18 degrees this time of year. It's not ski weather, but it's a significant improvement from the Gulf right now. FlyDubai has round trip tickets as low as $205 in June and July.
2. Stockholm, Sweden
With a daytime high in the low 20s, and a truly cold nighttime dropping to 11 degrees some nights, Stockholm will definitely cool you off this month. Take advantage of the city's 18-hourlong days to take in everything it has to offer: amazing palaces, beautiful museums and more than 80 kilometers of islands to explore in the archipelago. We found roundtrip tickets as low as $310 from Dubai.
3. Munich, Germany
With a daytime high of 30 degrees, and a low in the mid-teens, the weather is perfect to enjoy the city's famous Englischer Garten. If the temperature dips too much at night, you can always warm up in one of the famous beer gardens. We found flights as low as $350 from Abu Dhabi.
4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Who needs sold on a weekend getaway to Amsterdam? Tell us when, and we're there. With the temperatures in the mid-20s, the heat isn't a problem, but you might get rained on a bit this month. But it's fine, you can wait out the showers in the city's famous coffee shops. We found flights as low as $250 from Cairo.
5. Moscow, Russia
The Red Square, Lenin's tomb and the Kremlin: Moscow is truly a city of monuments. The city is also home to a number of significant Russia Orthodox churches, and has a lively arts scene including the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Take a tour of the famous Bolshoi theatre, though it's hard to get tickets at the last minute. With a temperature of around 30 during the day and a low in the high teens, you'll be able to breathe fine as you walk around and take in this 800 year old city's sites. We were able to find tickets as low as $330 from Amman.
6. Berlin, Germany
Daily highs average only 24 degress in Berlin, and temperatures drop as low as 10 degrees. Germany's capital has something for nearly everyone. From war monuments and museums to a thriving nightlife, you won't get much rest on this getaway. We found tickets from Beirut for as low as $240.