Top Reasons to Book your Next Holiday in Ukraine

By Rehlat

  ●   23 Mar 18

Budget Travel


Middle East

Ukraine is one of the most colorful countries brimming with rugged beaches, wild forests, and craggy mountain plains. With an amazing past of folk traditions and diverse cultural influences, the country is one big hub for ski resorts, modern cities, and traditional villages. Ukraine is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and well preserved historical monuments. Come join us as we explore the best Ukraine cities that hold the tradition close to their heart with a modern look to appeal to the young crowd.

Most Popular Cities of Ukraine

Kiev or Kyiv

Kiev is a perfect glance of the country. With abundant parks, gardens, boulevards, museums, cathedrals, Kiev tops among all the other Ukraine destinations. A relaxing and warm environment of the city energizes everyone’s mind and ensures a fantastic time. The locals of Kiev are inviting and helpful.

Must visit attractions of Kiev

  • Andriyivsky Uzviz and St Andrew’s Church
  • Mother of the Fatherland
  • Independence Square
  • Kyiv Pechersk Lavra
  • Kiev in miniature


Must do activity:

  • Never miss tasting the local street snack perepichka. It is a fried bun with sausage stuffed inside.
  • Explore Museum of Folk Architecture and Ethnography which is one of the biggest European open-air museums.

How to reach Kiev?

Travel from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Kiev (KBP) – Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways, Ukraine International Airlines

Flights from Dubai (DXB) to Kiev (KBP) – flyDubai, Air Astana, Ukraine International Airlines

Fly from Sharjah (SHJ) to Kiev (KBP) – EgyptAir, Air Arabia, Lufthansa

Flights from Ras Al-Khaimah (RKT) to Kiev (KBP) – Air Arabia


Lviv is considered as Ukraine’s cultural capital, boasts of fantastic narrow streets, fascinating museums, brilliant churches, and pleasing atmosphere. Lviv captures everyone’s heart whoever visits the old town of the city, the UNESCO World Heritage site. There is no doubt that Lviv gains plenty of attention from the world for its charm, timeless elegance, and impressive architecture.


Must visit attractions of Lviv

  • Market Square
  • Lviv High Castle
  • Potocki Palace
  • The High Castle Park
  • Korniakt Palace

Must do activity:

  • Have a flaming coffee at Lviv Coffee Mining Manufacture Rynok Square (Timings: 8 AM to midnight)
  • Taste the handmade chocolates in the Serbska Street

How to reach Lviv?

Flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Lviv (LWO) – Etihad Airways, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa

Travel from Dubai (DXB) to Lviv (LWO) – Ukraine International Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines

Fly from Sharjah (SHJ) to Lviv (LWO) – Azerbaijan Airlines, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines

Kharkiv or Kharkov

Needless to say you can’t miss nightlife in Kharkiv. A number of tourists flock to Kharkiv for its thriving restaurant and bar scene. You can find a number of establishments from expensive clubs, pubs, to cozy bars. Tourists can find a special world for youngsters. A number of karaoke, hookah, and pool establishments are available to spend dazzling time in Kharkiv.


Must visit attractions of Kharkiv

  • Zerkalʹnaya struya
  • Kharkov Zoo
  • Museum of Nature KNU Them. V. N. Karazin
  • Fine Arts Museum
  • Eiffel Tower Kharkiv

Must do activity:

  • Step on the 50th parallel in Shevchenko Park in Kharkiv.
  • Take a ride on Children’s Railway which is managed by children only.

How to reach Kharkiv?

Fly from from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Kharkiv (HRK) – Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways

Flights from Dubai (DXB) to Kharkiv (HRK) – Ukraine International Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines

Travel from Sharjah (SHJ) to Kharkiv (HRK) – EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Belavia


Odessa is the third largest Ukrainian city after Kiev and Kharkiv. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’, it is home to pristine beaches, leafy streets, and Mediterranean cuisine, and much more.  Its unique architecture, sea, and warm weather draw a number of tourists. Besides exploring Odessa’s popular attractions, tourists can spend hours to enjoy water activities along the Black Sea.


Must visit attractions of Odessa

  • City Garden
  • Shevchenko Park
  • Monument to Orange
  • Opera and Ballet Theater
  • Catacombs

Must do activity:

  • Dive with dolphins at Dolphinarium Nemo.
  • Book your stay at Arcadia and relax on the Black Sea shores.

How to reach Odessa?

Travel from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Odessa (ODS) – Turkish Airlines, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, Austrian Airlines

Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Odessa (ODS) – flyDubai, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines

Flights from Sharjah (SHJ) to Odessa (ODS) – Azerbaijan Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, EgyptAir

Emirati Passport Holders

You can travel visa free to Ukraine. Don’t worry about filling out all lengthy documents and submit all supporting applications to fly to Ukraine. Yes, Ukraine has opened its borders for UAE to fly without a visa. The UAE citizens can tour Ukraine for up to 90 days in a 180-day period.


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