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Updated 01 August 2022

Summer break in the UAE is marked by long-planned holidays with friends and families, especially to the stunning, majestic cities and castles, palaces and chapels of the European landscape. This year’s summer break will be more special as this will be the school break after continuous travel disruptions and restrictions due to COVID-19, and most European countries are now fully open for travel and tourism with little to no restrictions. 

UAE Summer Break 2022: Best Summer Break Destinations From the UAE

Looking to spend your summer vacation in Europe this year? We have got you covered. Check out our list of top European countries to enjoy your summer break this season.

Summer 2022 hotel deals on Wego

Summer is coming near, and all flight and hotel deals are now readily available. Below are the details of the flight and hotel offers from Wego and its partners.

Wego – up to 5% off

Offer valid worldwide

This Summer, Wego is offering a 5% discount for flight and hotel bookings up to AED 50 using the code SUMMERSALE22. Details are as follows:

  • the promo code is valid for bookings made between 1 to 17 July 2022. Travel dates from 1 July to 30 September 2022
  • the promo code is valid for all bookings with a maximum discount of 5% or AED 50
  • the promo code can’t be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or bonuses

Otelz – up to 5% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Book through Otelz and get a 5% discount for hotels. Details are as follows:

  • book with an extra 5% discount on all hotels
  • use Coupon Code: WEGO05 to avail of the offer
  • no minimum booking amount is required
  • the promotion is applicable to all hotels
  • for any inquiries and concerns related to making a hotel reservation, please reach out to [email protected]

Booklogic – up to 7% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego

Book through Booklogic and get a 7% discount on all hotels. Details are as follows:

  • book with an extra 7% discount on all hotels
  • use Coupon Code: WEGO07 to avail of the offer
  • no minimum booking amount is required
  • the promotion is applicable to all hotels

Agoda – up to 3% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Enjoy an additional 3% off by using the code: AGWEGO07.

Makemytrip – up to 15% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego UAE

Enjoy up to a 15% price slash on some hotels. Final price inclusive of discounts with details as follows:

  • offer applicable only for customers coming via Wego
  • no promo code is required for this offer
  • offer applicable on select hotels only
  • applicable on both desktop & PWA

Rotana Hotels – up to 20% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego in the MENA region

Live life to the fullest, unwind and enjoy some exciting benefits all season long, with Rotana hotels and resorts across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey.

Book your stay now and receive:

  • 20% off the lowest public room rate
  • a complimentary extra bed in all room categories for family stays
  • free dining for kids under 6 and 50% off for kids up to 12
  • free cancellation and no prepayment needed

This offer is valid for Rotana Rewards Select members (log in or sign up for free during booking) from the 1st of June until the 4th of September 2022. Free cancellation without charge until 2 PM on the day of arrival. Hotel rooms are subject to availability. Promotion is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discounts.

Summer destinations in Europe 2022 from the UAE

United Kingdom

Whether you are vaccinated or not, while entering the UK, you do not need to:

  • complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel to England from abroad
  • take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • quarantine when you arrive

Please note that due to a huge influx of travellers to the UK, visitor visa processing time now exceeds 7 weeks and has also resulted in lengthy airport queues and baggage delays. In addition, UK’s Heathrow airport has announced a cap on the number of departing passengers at 100,000 a day until 11 September 2022. We advise you to check with your airlines in case of possible flight cancellations or delays.

 

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Austria

There are no longer any COVID 19 entry restrictions for travel to Austria. Passengers are no longer required to hold a COVID 19 vaccination certificate or a COVID 19 test result to enter the country. Quarantine restrictions have also been lifted.

On public transport in Vienna (metro, busses, trams) passengers must wear a FFP2 mask without an exhalation valve or a mask at least to an equivalent standard. Children up to the age of 6 and persons who cannot be expected to wear the mask for health reasons are exempt from wearing a mask.

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Turkey

There are no longer any COVID 19 entry restrictions for travel to Turkey. Passengers are no longer required to hold a COVID 19 vaccination certificate or a COVID 19 test result to enter the country. Quarantine restrictions have also been lifted.

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Switzerland

Passengers are no longer required to carry COVID‑19 test, recovery or vaccination certificates to be accepted for travel. Quarantine restrictions will also be lifted.

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France

Passengers from the UAE who are above 12 years old can travel to France under these conditions:

They must present one of the following documents:

  • Proof of vaccination, or
  • Certificate of recovery dated more than eleven days and less than six months from the date of travel, or
  • Negative COVID‑19 PCR test result for a test taken less than 72 hours before departure or antigen test result for a test taken less than 48 hours before departure
  • Passengers from the UAE do not need a compelling reason to travel to France.

There are no quarantine measures in place.

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Norway

There are no longer any COVID‑19 entry restrictions for travel to Norway. This includes requirements for testing, vaccination, quarantine and entry forms.

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Spain

All passengers arriving in Spain, except children below 12 years old and international passengers, regardless of their country of origin, including returning Spanish nationals, must have one of the following documents:

  • digital COVID‑19 certificate or EU equivalent,
  • vaccination certificate against COVID 19 or
  • negative COVID‑19 test certificate or a certificate of recovery

You can check if your certificate is valid on the official website or on the Spain Travel Health app. If you do not have an EU Digital COVID Certificate or other EU equivalent, you must complete the SPTH Health Control Form on the official websiteor the Spain Travel Health application.

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Cyprus

From 1 June 2022, there are no longer any COVID 19 entry restrictions for travel to Cyprus. This includes requirements for testing, vaccination, quarantine and entry forms.

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Portugal

Since 1 July, 2022, Portugal has scrapped all entry restrictions for inbound travellers. All arrivals to Portugal (including Azores and Madeira) are no longer required to present proof of carrying out a COVID-19 test with a negative result or to present a COVID-EU digital certificate or vaccination or recovery certificate.

Visas and permits concerning the stay of foreign nationals in Portugal that have expired after 24 February 2020 are still accepted under the same terms after 30 June 2022 provided that the holder presents supporting evidence of an appointment for renewal.

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Italy

There are no longer any COVID‑19 entry restrictions for travel to Italy. Passengers are no longer required to hold a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate or a COVID‑19 test result to enter the country. Quarantine restrictions have also been lifted.

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Summer holiday in Europe 2022 – best time to visit

Summer in Europe lasts from June to August, which is the best time to visit as the perfect weather keeps luring tourists and families hooked to the natural splendour and modern marvels the countries have to offer. 

UAE Summer Break 2022: Best Summer Break Destinations From the UAE

UAE rules on outbound travel

Effective immediately, under the UAE travel protocol for UAE Nationals 18 years old and above, they must meet one of the following requirements to travel out of Dubai:

  • Must have completed one (1) dose of an approved vaccine and a period of one month has not lapsed from the date of the vaccination and the date of travel; or
  • Must have competed two (2) doses of an approved vaccine; or
  • If not vaccinated, the passenger must present a valid negative Covid‑19 PCR Test certificate that is issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and the time of boarding the aircraft. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate has to be issued from an approved health service provider and must contain a QR code.

The following categories of UAE Nationals are exempted from the specified travel conditions provided they obtain an official letter from the relevant health authority in the UAE:

  • Individuals medically exempted from taking the vaccine
  • Humanitarian cases
  • Individuals travelling for medical and/or treatment purposes

Any exception must be obtained by the individuals from the relevant authorities before arrival to airport or making travel arrangements.

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